NE Youth Vacancies

Generation Code Champion Volunteer Roles Available 

Are you aged 16 – 25, interested in coding/digital skills then this could be for you!
NE Youth are working in partnership with Microsoft and UK Youth to deliver Generation Code, and are looking to train up a number of Code Champions aged 16-25 years old.  No coding experience is needed as you will be invited to a train the trainer workshop which will train you up and support you in your role. This will allow you to take the lead, with support from NE Youth on delivering regular coding activities to young people aged 11 – 19, in your area, sparking an interest in code through themed activities that are relevant to their interests, whether that be fashion, sport or space etc.  

The Generation Code programme provides coding opportunities and allows young people (aged 11 – 19) to develop new skills and spark interest in coding. It allows young people to get creative, develop computational thinking and coding skills to become better equipped to take advantage of the opportunities in a world that is becoming digital-by-default.

90% of all jobs require digital skills to some degree and the UK needs another 745,000 workers with digital skills in 2017. Young people are expected to make up a third of the global workforce by 2020, but many lack the digital skills to enable them to take advantage of these increasing digital opportunities. Generation Code addresses the lack of skills in computer science in young people, empowering them to become digital creators in an ever-changing global society.

This is an unpaid voluntary role, but we are able to offer travel expenses, and a full induction and training programme will be provided to support you in your role.

For more information, please get in touch with Louise Laws, Development Manager at NE Youth – E:

Digi Know Champion Volunteer Roles Available   

Are you aged 16 – 24, interested in digital skills then this could be for you!

NE Youth are working in partnership with UK Youth and Nominet to deliver this new and exciting Digi Know programme to deliver basic digital skills programmes to young people at risk of digital exclusion.

Champion Day

You will be invited to attend a train the trainer workshop which will inspire you and provide you with the skills and a range of dynamic and interactive resources to deliver creative digital skills programmes in your area, with support from NE Youth.

This is an unpaid voluntary role, but we are able to offer travel expenses, and a full induction and training programme will be provided to support you in your role.

For more information, please get in touch with Sara Newson, Youth Work Manager at NE Youth – E:

Programme Background

Approximately 300,000 young people are estimated to be “digitally excluded” in the UK as they lack the basic, resilient digital skills needed to access society to its fullest. As part of Nominet Trust’s Digital Reach programme, UK Youth will address the lack of digital skills in young people, particularly those who are facing personal, circumstantial or systemic barriers which could lead to digital exclusion, and empower them to access a world that is now digital-by-default.

NE Youth Member Vacancies

Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum Vacancies

Youth Work vacancies in the Newsham area of Blyth

Newsham and New Delaval Youth Forum is a Blyth based youth charity and following a successful application to Children In Need are able to offer a number of youth work positions.

We are looking to recruit centre based and detached youth workers to be employed through the charity.

All posts are funded for a period of 3 years and mainly funded through Children In Need.

  • 2 Detached workers – 6 hours a week – £11 per hour
  • 2 centre based workers – 6 hours a week – £11 per hour

We are looking for individuals who:

  • Have experience of working with young people
  • Have a youth work qualification
  • Able to develop appropriate , professional relationships with young people and other organisations
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Are enthusiastic, able to use their own initiative and work independently and have a flexible approach to working with young people.

For further information and an application pack please contact Chris Antony on or 01670 798102

Closing date for application Monday 18th of December 2017.

Interviews will be held early in the New Year

Other Vacancies

MH:2K – 4 x Freelance Youth Engagement Coordinators

MH:2K is an innovative project to enable young people to influence decisions about emotional wellbeing and mental health, enabling young people to explore mental health issues and influence decision-making in their local area. Nationally, MH:2K is delivered by a partnership of Involve and Leaders Unlocked, and is supported by the Wellcome Trust. 

It empowers 14-25 year olds to:

Identify the mental health issues that they see as most important;
Engage their peers in discussing and exploring these topics;
Work with key local decision-makers and researchers to make recommendations for change.

Involve and Leaders Unlocked are seeking four freelance Youth Engagement Coordinators to join our teams to work on MH:2K in Birmingham, Central Lancashire, North Tyneside, and Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

The successful candidate will be a proactive youth engagement professional, with a passion for empowering young people to influence change.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Wednesday 22nd November

Full details of the role, and link to application pack here.

Food Operative Opportunity

Food Operative Opportunity

LMR are currently working with a well-established food manufacturing company based in the Team Valley area. Our client requires that all candidates put forward for this role complete a 5-day classroom based programme with us, to achieve their Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing. Upon successful completion of the 5-day course, learners will be put forward for a GUARANTEED interview for 12 week fully paid work trial with our client! Once candidates have secured their place on the 12-week paid work trial, they will have the opportunity to potentially secure a longer/permanent position with the company.

Course Details:

5-day programme to gain Level 2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing, you will also cover Food Hygiene, Health & Safety, Manual Handling, Risk Assessment as well as a brush up on CV building & interview skills in preparation for the guaranteed interview.

Guaranteed Interview:

For those who have had 100% attendance for the programme and successfully completed all elements of it, they will be given the opportunity to have an interview for the 12-week paid work trial.

Paid Work Trial:

Once a work trial has been secured, candidate will have the opportunity to secure extended/permanent employment with the company.


Must be unemployed for no longer than 6 months, not in any other training or education. Minimum age is 16 with no maximum age limit.

Eligibility Documentation Required:

ID – Passport, Birth Certificate or Driving Licence

Proof of Address – Bank Statement, Utility Bill, DWP/HMRC Letter or Local Authority Letter.

Proof of National Insurance – NI Card, letter from HMRC/DWP with NI, p45/60, or previous Payslip.

Proof of 0 – 6 months unemployment – If you are in receipt of benefits then we will accept, letter from DWP stating what benefit you are in receipt of, signing on book, print out of Universal Credit account last payment statement or bank statement with most recent payment on. We will also accept P45 from previous employer, redundancy letter, email/letter from previous employer confirming last day of employment.

Newcastle Disability Forum Vacancies

Treasurer – Voluntary

To handle finances of charity.

  • Job type: Other
  • Hours: n/a
  • Salary: n/a
  • Closing date: 31 December 2017

Find out more and apply


To be a trustee of the organisation. To help guide and develop the organisation within the frameworks of a registered charity.

  • Job type: Other
  • Hours: n/a
  • Salary: n/a
  • Closing date: 31 December 2017

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Big Lottery Fund is recruiting throughout England

The Big Lottery Fund are recruiting people to join the regional teams in England. These teams will work in communities, helping people develop their ideas: from application through to project completion.

They’re recruiting Funding ManagersFunding Officers and Executive Officers, with roles available in:

  • London and the south-east
  • the Midlands
  • the north-east
  • the north-west
  • the south-west
  • Yorkshire and Humber

Find out more!

Volunteering opportunities with British Red Cross

The British Red Cross are looking for volunteers to help support the emergency services in the planning, response and recovery phases of civil emergencies in their local areas. Community Reserve Volunteers play a vital role in responding to large-scale emergencies in their local areas. No regular commitment is needed – you’ll only be called upon if the British Red Cross needs additional help and support. 

Read more here

Employability Support Workers (Sessional)

Endeavour provides alternative educational opportunities for young people unable to engage with mainstream approaches; offering new experiences and personal development programmes that build self-esteem and confidence to assist the young person to progress positively with their life.

They are now recruiting for sessional Employability Support Workers based at their Billingham Office. Suitable candidates with support in delivering personalised one to one support to employment, education or training. Working hours are normally Monday – Friday, 9 – 5.

Contact:, enclosing a CV. 


Friends of the North Pennines – Board Member vacancies

Friends of North Pennine are looking for board members who have some knowledge and understanding of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and of the issues facing its environment and communities. Applicants should demonstrate that they can be effective ambassadors for the Friends and the North Pennines across a wide range of individuals and organisations and preferably be well networked both within and beyond the North Pennines.  They should have some experience of committee work and be able to contribute positively to discussion and a willingness to support collective decision making.  Applicants must be able to contribute time and energy to fulfil their role as a Board member.  The successful candidates should expect to commit to a minimum of six board meetings a year and be prepared to sit on sub-groups and attend other events as required.  Applicants need not live in the North Pennines area.

For more information, Contact David Fruin – Chair of Friends of the North Pennines – or phone – 07714 274979 or contact Christine Sherwood – or see the Friends of the North Pennines website.

We look forward to hearing from prospective Board Members. The North Pennines area is a wonderful place to be involved with!

Trustee opportunities at Bailiffgate Museum

Bailiffgate is looking for the following new trustees with the following skills:

Trustee (Facilities Management): Someone with experience in facilities management, property management or surveying, to help take Bailiffgate into the next phase of its development; someone who is positive and committed to help manage the building which houses an almost exclusively volunteer-run museum visitor attraction, gallery, and community resource and who feels they can help oversee the implementation of our strategic plan.  Contact Vivien Kay.  Email: or call on 01665 605847

Trustee (Marketing): Someone with experience in a marketing environment, to help with the marketing of the museum & gallery.  The marketing function is the means by which visitor, exhibition and income targets are achieved.  Bailiffgate strives to achieve high quality and visual publicity within the museum, at the entrance to the museum, in the town centre, in local organisations/establishments, in the local press and online.  It has an excellent relationship with the local newspaper and seeks to maintain and build on this relationship with other local media.  There is an annual marketing plan in place, but the museum needs someone with the expertise to advise on increasing the effectiveness of marketing efforts.  Contact Karen Park.  Email: or call on 01665 605847.

Trustee (Retail and Secondary Spend): Someone with experience in retail or finance to help with the retail and secondary spend side of its museum & gallery.  The shop contributes to the overall surplus of the museum, and towards the positive visitor experience.  A small team of dedicated volunteers maintain the stock and source items to correspond with the exhibition programme.  The museum is looking for a trustee to assist and advise the team.  Contact Karen Park.  Email: or call on 01665 605847. As a Bailiffgate Trustee, you will be required to attend the following meetings: 6 board meetings per year (approx. 2 hours, 6-8pm midweek), AGM, 2 planning and review meetings per year.For someone with a little more time on their hands, there is an opportunity to become involved in the Operational Steering Group, which meets fortnightly. Individuals are sought who have a strong empathy with the organisation’s mission to put heritage at the heart of the community.

Northumberland CVA trustee opportunities

Northumberland CVA is seeking new trustees to fill the following opportunities:

Trustee (Business Development): We are looking to engage a voluntary Board Member who has a background in or knowledge of business development, who is a good negotiator, and has well-developed communication, interpersonal and collaborative skills.  Experience in project management, research, strategy and business intelligence would also be welcome, as would be the ability to act as a catalyst for change.

Trustee (Marketing)We are looking to engage a voluntary Board Member with marketing and PR/communication expertise. We are particularly looking for someone who can demonstrate keen leadership, management, communication and presentation skills, who has experience of the strategic use of social media as effective communication mechanisms to support services and activities, and of the application of marketing strategy to charitable/not for profit organisations.To find out more and to apply for either role, please contact our CEO, Anne Lyall: email: or call 01670 858688.

Northumberland County Blind Association trustee opportunities

NCBA is looking to fill the following opportunities:

Chair: We are seeking an enthusiastic person to Chair the Board of Trustees and lead the organisation in an exciting new chapter, working alongside the Trustees and staff team to lead the strategic development of the organisation as we embark on a new period of development, growth and promotion.  Knowledge of the voluntary sector and experience in strategic and business development would be advantageous but ultimately the successful candidate will be a well-networked individual, and will have excellent communications skills and a passion for helping those with vision impairment. Please note that this role is likely to evolve and change as the organisation does. NCBA are looking to appoint someone excited by the chance to help shape a well-established organisation through a period of great change. If you are interested in applying or would like further information, please visit:, email: or call 01670 514316.

Board members: We are looking for people to join our Board of Trustees; who are happy to adopt the role of support and challenge; people with strategic vision, independent judgement and a willingness to give time and commitment to being a trustee.  Specifically, we are looking for people with skills in the following areas:

  • Business Development
  • Strategic Management
  • Finance
  • HR
  • PR & Marketing

If you are interested in applying or would like further information, please visit, email: or call 01670 514316.

Trustee opportunities at Cygnus Support

Cygnus Support is on a journey and we have a number of exciting projects happening across Northumberland. We have a committed Board of Trustees but we need to appoint more trustees to help us deliver our strategy for the future. We are particularly interested in recruiting trustees with experience in the following areas:

  • Finance
  • Legal
  • PR & Communications
  • Marketing
  • IT
  • Social Media and Fundraising

Find out more about these opportunities at:  If you would like to learn more about Cygnus Support or what it is like to be a trustee then please contact Jill Scarr, Chair on 07764 996571.  Application forms are available from, 01670 853977, or write to Cygnus Support, 1 Council Road, Ashington, NE63 8RZ.

Job and trustee vacancies at Oasis Aqulia Housing

The North East housing and homelessness charity has a number of vacancies, including Head of Business Development and Maintenance Worker. They also have a number of trustee vacancies. Visit the website for full details, including closing dates and salaries.

New volunteering roles with Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland (RCTN)

As part of their 40k for 40 years campaign, RCTN have a number of new and updated volunteering opportunities, including an exciting Marketing and Events role. Read more here.