2 August 2019

Live-in Hotel Receptionist/Manager

Company Name 
17 Wilmington Sq 
17 Wilmington Sq
BN21 4EA
Contact Name 
Janine Davies 
Business Sector 
Phone Number 
Vacancy Title 
Live-in Hotel Receptionist/Manager 
Vacancy Type
Vacancy Description
Receiving guests 
Skills / Qualifications required & any further information
Some hospitality skills - training given 
Number of vacancies available
Working Week / Hours
Salary details 
To be discussed 
Applicants should apply...
By telephone
Closing Date for Applicants

23 July 2019

Benefits Case Worker

Assert (B&H)

Benefits Case Worker

30 hrs with some evenings and weekends required

Fixed term until 9/7/2021

£23, 000 pro rata (actual £18,400)

Specialist benefit case work to support autistic adults to access and maintain a range of welfare benefits.

Assert supports Autistic adults in Brighton and Hove. We have an exciting opportunity for someone with the right skills, empathy and experience to help us provide and essential service in the city. This project as huge beneficial outcomes for many of the people that access the support each year, often increasing well-being and reducing isolation.

Undertaking specialist Benefit Case work to support members and service users to access and maintain the benefits that they are entitled to. A solid knowledge of the benefits system, welfare rights and entitlements, application processes and local eligibility criteria are all essential to the role. Supporting members in application processes, providing supporting evidence, requesting appeals and attending tribunals are all important within the role. An understanding of Autistic Spectrum Conditions is also required. Good organisational skills, the ability to manage and prioritise your own workload whilst working positively and enthusiastically within a small team are essential.

Closing date is 5pm on Tuesday 6th August.

2 stage interview process on Tuesday 13th August. A formal, equal opportunities interview during the day and attendance at our drop in on the same evening at 8pm for one hour.

For a job pack or more information please email sarahb@assertbh.org.uk.

Please note that we do not accept CV's.

22 July 2019

Gig Buddies for Good Mental Health (GBMH) Project Manager

Gig Buddies for Good Mental Health is a unique project nationally delivering a vibrant and fresh approach to social connections, community cohesion and mental health support. This is an interesting and exciting opportunity to join a pilot project and support its growth and development.

Contract: Freelance contract. £14 per hour for 21 hours per week. Fixed term until 29th November 2019. We are seeking funding to continue this pilot project for a further x3 years starting from December 2019 if we are successful with our funding application. 

Interviews: Tuesday 30th July 2-6pm central Brighton.

Immediate start: you must be available to start work during the week of Monday 5th August 2019 to apply for this role. Please do not apply if you cannot start during this week.

You will work from home alongside using other locations, including cafes, in the city for meetings, assessment interviews, socials and training. The working hours for the first week will be given at the interview. The on-going 21 hours weekly take place flexibly across the week and will include occasional evenings until 11pm (1 or 2 a month) and occasional Saturday daytimes (max 1 a month but not every month). If there is a specific day you cannot work during the week this should not present a problem. 

You will receive regular supervision from a Synergy Director and have weekly input and support from them via email and telephone. You will also meet with and receive regular support from a senior worker within the charity: Stay Up Late, our partners in the project and who are the charity that started the original Gig Buddies idea. 

If you cannot download the application please email: admin@synergycreative.org.uk

Email your completed application by 24th July 2019 to: admin@synergycreative.org.uk

We are seeking someone who has a minimum of 6 months working in a paid position within a mental health setting at coordinator or manager level (or equivalent).

Role Summary: 
You will be responsible for managing the overall delivery of the GBMH project. The assessment, interviews and matching for all participants and volunteers. Supporting the volunteer team and people with mental health support needs who use the GBMH project.

Role description:
·        Recruitment and supporting participants and volunteers, including conducting supervisions, helping to mediate relationships, interviewing and assessments of new participants and volunteers, and ensuring that all involved feel valued.
·        Responsibility for monitoring and reporting Adult Safe-guarding issues and alerts.
·        Organising events at a range of events such as GBMH socials. 
·        Coordinating and facilitating volunteer training days. 
·        Create and facilitating supervision and advisory group meetings, co-working with Peer Support Workers and enabling participants of GBMH to have meaningful roles helping to run the project.
·        Project administration, including accurate record keeping, processing DBS checks for volunteers, project monitoring, taking up references and keeping our databases organised. 
·        Communicating appropriately with a wide variety of stakeholders, including people with mental health support needs, support staff, carers, volunteers, funders, community representatives, members of the voluntary, statutory and private sectors. 
·        Alongside web designers, Director and volunteers, write and design content for all gig buddies publicity and marketing materials including contributing relevant articles for websites. Promoting the project through social media, the press and the internet to users, relevant stakeholders and the community at large. 
·        Adapting and contributing to existing systems and project templates, including adapting docs from the Stay Up Late main drive.
·        Promoting the project to the community through networking and events, including running charity stalls. Speaking publicly about our work at conferences and networking events.

Gig Buddies for Good Mental Health is a unique project nationally delivering a vibrant and fresh approach to social connections, community cohesion and mental health support. This is an interesting and exciting opportunity to join a pilot project and support its growth and development. The current pilot project runs until 29th November 2019. We aim to continue the project for a further 3 years from December 2019 should our funding applications be successful. 

Gig Buddies for Good Mental Health (or GBMH) covers Brighton & Hove and the immediate surrounding area. It is designed for individuals with mild to moderate mental health needs and matches adults experiencing Mental Health challenges with a volunteer who has similar interests, to go to events together that they both love. The project is run by Synergy Creative Community CIC, and is in partnership with local charity Stay Up Late, who created the original Gig Buddies model for adults with Learning Disabilities. 

The idea behind GBMH is to enable people experiencing Mental Health needs to enjoy all the great things going on in their community, especially live music. We match each participant to a volunteer, and pairs are matched according to common interests and musical tastes. Gig buddy pairs then meet, plan what they’ll do together, and get together for a minimum of once a month to go to a gig, concert, club night, art gallery, or other cultural event.

The project aims to make volunteering easier for people in and around Brighton & Hove, by enabling volunteers to go to gigs they’d be going to anyway, but whilst accompanying someone with Mental Health needs. This means they’ll be sharing their passions with each other and be able to fit their volunteering around their other commitments. No particular experience or skills are required, other than being friendly with a good sense of humour! Training and support is provided.

About Synergy
Our many years of experience at Synergy Creative Community working with vulnerable adults in peer-led settings has shown the immeasurable impact of peer support on group and individual well being, as well as recovery. We therefore believe in putting participants at the forefront of our service, and will be running regular GBMH advisory group meetings and socials, where we will gather feedback, ideas, and get together to do something creative. The GBMH project will also recruit volunteers who have themselves overcome mental health challenges in the past, as we believe individuals with lived experience of Mental Health issues are hugely equipped to help and support others to do the same.
Peer support is an effective approach to mental health recovery. People who live with their own mental health challenges support other people who live with mental health challenges. Peer Support workers are trained, employed, supervised and supported to offer peer support, each having experience of living with mental health issues, and strongly believing in recovery. Synergy has become a space to connect with others and share experiences. Through peer-support and building links within the community, they aim to break down barriers, stigmas and discrimination and work to promote a sense of individual and collective identity. Synergy can be described as an informal peer-support project with the aim of helping to ameliorate social exclusion incurred by people with mental health challenges. Read more: http://www.synergycreative.org.uk/info/

15 July 2019

Accounts Apprentice

The Grand Hotel in Eastbourne are recruiting for a
Accounts Apprentice
to join our busy Accounts Team

When you join us:

·         You will be working in our Accounts Office as an Accounts Assistant whilst studying towards your Level 2 AAT qualification.  We aim to complement the AAT program by providing on the job knowledge and mentorship.
·         You can expect regular quarterly review meetings with your Line Manager and College Tutor.

Your duties will include:

·         Purchase ledger duties
·         Coding of hotel supplier invoices
·         Ensuring all invoices have been received
·         Recording of allowances
·         Monitor hotel usage of utilities/meter readings
·         Posting supplier invoices on to accounting system
·         Recording of hotel’s petty cash expenditure
·         Income audit/reporting on daily revenues
·         Food invoice audit/food costing control
·         Maintaining the Time & Attendance system
·         Assisting with departmental stock take
·         Recording of hotels daily takings

There will be an initial fixed term contract of one year paying the Apprenticeship wage.  In return, we will pay for your qualification.  If you are successful, there will be an opportunity to extend for another year.

This is a full time role, working Monday to Friday, however during term times one of your working days will be spent at East Sussex College.  During college holidays, you are expected at work five days a week.

What we need from you:

·         Good command of the English language, both written and verbal
·         Keen to learn and adaptable to changing demands.  You must also take ownership for your own learning and development.
·         Good attention to detail
·         Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
·         Confidence with numbers
·         Grade A-C in GCSE Maths and English

interested candidates should send a cover letter and their CV to:  
Astrid Thirlway - AThirlway@elitehotels.co.uk

9 July 2019

Trainee Legal Executive

Company Name 
Hart Reade Solicitors 
104 South Street
East Sussex
BN21 4LW 
Contact Name 
Brenda Ticehurst 
Business Sector 
Email Address 
Vacancy Title 
Trainee Legal Executive 
Vacancy Type
Vacancy Description
Hart Reade are seeking to recruit a trainee legal executive to work in our Property department. The vacancy will be to work and train alongside Neisha Taylor, our well respected Commercial Property Solicitor and Associate.

The successful candidate will be required to have good written and spoken English and the ability to communicate well with clients, colleagues and other external contractors. Attention to detail is essential.

The successful candidate will be required to study and qualify as a Legal Executive and thereafter, possibly as a solicitor.

Candidates must be motivated and enthusiastic, and it is essential they are prepared to work hard, both in the Office and with the external studies (for which assistance will be given by way of sponsorship and study leave).

This is an excellent opportunity to undertake a career in law. The successful candidate will need to be committed to qualify as a Lawyer over a number of years whilst being an effective member of the Property team.
Skills / Qualifications required & any further information
Qualifications required:
Minimum of 3 A2 levels at Grade C or above (or predicted Grades) or AS level equivalent.
Minimum of 8 Grades at GCSE level (including English and Mathematics grade B, grade 5/6 or above).
Number of vacancies available
Working Week / Hours
Salary details 
This is a full-time paid position. Sponsorship will also be given for annual course and examination fees.
Applicants should apply...
In writing
By email
Closing Date for Applicants