Vacancy: Callington Foodbank – Part Time Foodbank Co-ordinator : Closing Date 26 Oct

We are seeking to recruit a new part time Co-ordinator based at Callington Foodbank!

You will oversee the work and development of the Foodbank, taking responsibility for each session, supporting clients and volunteers. You will work closely with the trustee with project oversight responsibility.

You will continue to develop the ethos and sustainability of Callington Foodbank. You will be responsible for liaising with clients, volunteers, funders, food providers and referrers so we require someone who is self-motivated, hard-working.  With experience of managing and energising volunteers you will be at ease working in a team environment. You will possess good IT skills and be comfortable with internet/social media etc.

The appointment is for 16 hours a week (initially) to include foodbank sessions.  Specific working days are negotiable.

The hourly rate range is between £10.00 and £12.00 dependent upon skills and experience. Hours and hourly rate to be reviewed after six months.

This position is subject to successful grant funding and will initially be for a 12 month period, (extension beyond this is intended but not guaranteed and may be subject to further successful grant funding)

Closing date for applications is 26th October 2020 with interviews taking place during the first week of November 2020.

Click here for the job description and application form.

To apply please email a completed application form, CV and covering letter/email to

For more information email

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Vacancy: Carer Position, Falmouth Area

To help care for a disabled young man who is dependant on a powered wheelchair and has a medical condition that makes him extremely vulnerable from Covid19 .
The applicant will need to be able to keep themselves fairly isolated so as not to put the client at risk.
Duties will be varied and include some night time care.
Hours can be flexible ranging between 20 & 40 hours per week.
More information on enquiry, please call Mark 07500390152

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Vacancies: Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum: Chair, Treasurer & Trustees : Closing Date 5 Nov

Cornwall VSF (CVSF) is the voice of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly; our aim is to work with others to create a thriving and effective voluntary sector. We aim to effect positive change for the voluntary sector by focusing our lobbying efforts on elected officials and public sector bodies such as the NHS and Cornwall Council.

For over 25 years Cornwall VSF has helped and worked with many small and medium sized groups and charities across Cornwall. Since we were formed in 1992 our membership has steadily grown and our members are made up of VCSE organisations across the county; these are people who want to improve wellness and health, environment, employment, housing, rural isolation and the list goes on and on. Many thousands of volunteers and groups are involved. The work of the sector is supported by donations, fundraising and commissioning by Cornwall Council, Health, the Police, Environmental agencies and others.

But times are changing. Funding is changing. The way that charities need support is changing. What isn’t changing or improving fast enough is the need in our communities. Cornwall VSF has to change now to work in a different way in the future; we have to be more active; to be more creative; to work with a wider variety of people such as employers, local groups in your village or town.

We are exceptionally proud of the contribution that VCSE organisations make to improving the quality of life for our residents and visitors and for the contribution they make to our local communities to ensure that they are more cohesive, caring and inclusive. We are proud to help them to realise their values such as generosity, kindness, compassion, and fairness; values that we also operate from. These are the values that will allow us to foster stronger relationships with each other to get things done.

The future development and lasting impact of CVSF’s strategy on behalf of the VCSE sector relies on the strength and diversity of our Board and staff. Four new Trustees joined our Board last year and our Chief Executive took up her post in March 2020, as the pandemic hit. Our core focus has been the development of alliances across the sector at a strategic, thematic, and local level. Coordinating the sector in this way has enabled us to build our trust and social capital, to pool and align our resources and to share critical intelligence on the issues most prevalent in the pandemic.  The formation and strengthening of these alliances has been heralded as a great success. Our Chair has taken the decision to step back in the next year, so we are seeking a new Chair to take up this critical role in addition to a new Treasurer, and a number of new Trustees.

Further information about CVSF, our background and future direction is available in the attached brief, which includes an outline of the skills and experience that we are seeking in our new Chair and Trustees. We would also encourage confidential conversations, contact details are enclosed.

We are extremely excited about what the future holds and look forward to hearing from you if you believe that you have the skills, experience and enthusiasm needed to ensure our future ambitions.

We encourage confidential conversations in advance of your application. Please contact Anna Jay, Trustee of Cornwall VSF and MD of Public Leaders Appointments; or 07904 236348. Alternatively, you can contact our Chair, Richard Williams:

The closing date for applications is midday on 5 November 2020. Full details on how to apply are included in the attached brief.

Please click here to download a Zip file containing everything you need.

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Vacancy: Volunteers Needed for drive-through vaccination centres

Because the complications of having both flu and Covid in the population are unknown, the risk to overwhelming the NHS is significant and the symptoms of both have some similarities, there is a real need to ensure maximum uptake of the flu vaccine this year. 

It is essential that as many as possible of the vulnerable members of our communities, as well as front line health and care staff, receive their vaccinations this flu season. For this reason there is a pilot programme to help take the pressure off GP surgeries, pharmacists and front line occupational health staff, by running 4 drive-through vaccination centres across Cornwall.

There is an urgent need for volunteers to help staff these centres at Stithians Showground, the Eden Project, and the Royal Cornwall Showground in Wadebridge, and another site in the East which will be confirmed in the coming days. Volunteers will meet and greet, check in, marshal patients around the site to the vaccination stations, and then check up post vaccine before people leave (it is recommended to stay on-site for 10 mins for post-vaccine recovery).

Vaccinations begin from 1 October for those aged 65+.  The clinicians on site will perform the vaccinations and there will be on-site wellbeing facilities and all Covid safe procedures followed. There will be no close contact with patients and the work is outside in the fresh air.

The greatest need for volunteer support is on the sites, but there are also opportunities to volunteer in the call centre to take bookings for patients who do not have access/don’t use the internet. This will be Monday-Friday 8-1 in Truro.

If you have some spare time and might consider assisting with this essential service to protect our communities against winter flu please sign up here.

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Vacancy: Second Wave Care Volunteers

We are responding to the trends we are seeing and hearing which suggests the number of infections is rising and we are therefore taking the sensible step of topping up our volunteer numbers. But there can be no volunteers without YOUR help!

We are looking for volunteers in all parts of the county with personal or professional experience of caring to provide support to people at home, It might be assisting someone home from hospital to help with things like loading/unloading washing machines or dishwashers, having a cuppa and chat with someone, reminding them to take their medications etc. It will not include bathing, toileting, dressing or any other aspects of intimate personal care.

We work closely with public sector colleagues to ensure that people always have access to the right level of support they need.

What do you need to do? If you are interested in becoming a “care” support volunteer and have experience in this arena, please let us know by emailing and putting CARE in the subject line.

We will need to complete some checks (including a DBS check) to get you up and running but these days that’s a fairly quick process.

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Vacancy: Principal Officer for Pentecostal, Charismatic and Multi-Cultural Relations (Lay or Ordained), Churches Together in England : Closing Date 30 Oct

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Vacancy: Volunteers Needed: Truro Homeless Action Group

Truro Homeless Action Group (known as THAG) are looking for volunteers to help with their breakfast for homeless people which runs every morning in St John’s Church Hall (on Strangways Terrace). Help is especially needed on Sundays. They need volunteers who are under 70 years old who aren’t vulnerable, particularly while this crisis continues.If you’re interested in helping this brilliant bunch of people, please contact Ruth via email –

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Vacancy: Operations Assistant (Safeguarding) in Threemilestone : Closing Date 9 Sep

We are looking for an experienced, pro-active and skilled administrator who can hit the ground running joining our Operations team based at Church House in Truro.

Working within the Operations team your role will be diverse. You will be responsible for the provision of dedicated support to our Safeguarding team, where good people skills, discretion and an eye for detail is key.

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Vacancy: Worship Leader, Camborne : Closing Date 28 Aug

WORSHIP LEADER – Come join us, here is an exciting opportunity for someone who can lead worship and develop the worship life of Camborne Church and be a resource for the other churches in the cluster, supporting the missional objectives of Transforming Mission.…

The role offers the opportunity to

•   play a key role in establishing a new resourcing church that impacts Camborne and the wider area;

•   deliver and lead worship, inspired by the Holy Spirit in a variety of settings;

•   work with a gifted and enthusiastic team; and

•   The chance to work and live within a unique, vibrant and historic town.

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Vacancy: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Methodist District Administrator, Home-based : Closing Date 17 Aug

Our friendly and hard-working group of churches across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly seek a highly organised and motivated administrator to join our small team.

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