Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive

PA to Chief Executive

We are looking for an experienced personal assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Chief Executive, and to support Governance processes.

We are a growing charity and are passionate about our staff. We don’t have the resource to provide fancy staff perks however the things money can’t buy we are really good at. We believe staff are the foundation stone to the success of the charity and so we do everything we can to make sure they feel valued, supported, engaged and developed. If you are looking for a role with a clearly identified career path, the ability to build something yourself, in an organisation that genuinely cares about your health and welfare, then this is for you.

Oasis Community Housing is focused on the eradication of homelessness. We do this by identifying the causes of homelessness and working with individuals to tackle these. Over the past 30 years our work has diversified and we currently deliver 4 main services to combat homelessness; Home – Supported Accommodation, Basis – Crisis services, Empower – Domestic Abuse and Violence Support work and an Aspire – Employability programme. We have a Gateshead and London base and plan to grow over the next few years.

This key role is all about working in partnership with the Chief Executive, supporting him as he works to realise his plans for expansion.  Privy to exciting discussions and change initiatives, you will have the ability to develop relationships with Board members and the Executive team, providing an administrative and secretarial service to them.

How would we describe you?  Well you need to be someone who can multi-task, who thrives on the challenge of providing an outstanding service and loves variety in their work.  You will also be great at IT and creative in how it is used.

We welcome applicants from all faiths or none, but it is important that all employees understand and sympathise with the Christian ethos of the organisation.

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Deadline for applications; Wednesday 6th March at 9am

Provisional Interview Date: Wednesday 13th March

Trainee Employment Advisor

Oasis Community Housing works with young people who are often a long way from the job market. Talent Match North East, funded by the National Lottery through the National Lottery Community Funded Talent Match Programme, works across all of Oasis Community Housing’s projects and beyond, to provide coaching, advice and bespoke support to help young people in Gateshead overcome individual barriers to employment, identify their skills, potential and ambition and find work that matches this. We are recruiting a Trainee Employment Advisor for our Talent Match programme.

This is a trainee post to learn and develop as an employment advisor who provides high quality support, guidance and mentoring to young people aged 18-25 accessing the Talent Match Programme. You will work initially in a job shadowing capacity with an experienced job coach.  You will observe them working in a collaborative way with the young people to drive transformational change by using their expertise, skills and a wide range of strategies to positively challenge and overcome the barriers to assist the young person in their personal journey towards employment.

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Closing date for applications 9am on Thursday 21st February 2019


Financial Capability Worker

An amazing opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, experienced and skilled Financial Capability Worker passionate about what they do to establish and deliver our financial capability pilot project that will support vulnerable people across the reach of the Oasis South Grimsby Hub. This is an exciting new venture between Oasis Hub South Grimsby and Oasis Community Housing.

The successful candidate will work with local people 1-2-1 to provide personalised support to improve their financial situation; increase their ability to manage money independently, promote sustainable financial stability and reduce personal debt.

The post holder will help to recruit and develop local peer advocates/mentors to help sustain support in the longer term and will also help research and evaluate the impact the project has on challenging the damaging effects that financial hardship, disadvantage and poverty has on families/individuals to help us determine the future scope of this work across the Oasis Hub South Grimsby.

You will be qualified to NVQ3 or equivalent with previous experience of supporting vulnerable people deal with a wide variety of financial crisis and of providing continued support, learning and guidance to prevent re occurrence. You will have an in depth knowledge of the benefits system and of the barriers financially excluded people experience. You will also need excellent interpersonal skills and a flexible approach to your work, be able to work independently and as part of a team.

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Deadline for applications; Monday 25th February 2019 at 9am

Provisional interview date; Friday 8th March