Opportunities

Our values are at the heart of our work; they shape the way we support and care for our people. Our people are committed to making a difference to others' lives through giving hope and providing professional, creative and compassionate support.

The Matthew Project works with individuals and communities affected by substance misuse. Our job roles work alongside individuals and their families throughout their recovery from substance misuse, providing one-to-one specialist interventions, education and advice to all those who access our services.  Finance, fundraising, ICT, HR and administrative functions provide the infrastructure that support our services.

If you have any questions please call 01603 626 123 or email at enquiries@matthewproject.org

Please also see our policy on recruiting ex-offenders & DBS checking here.

Vacancies

Chair of Trustees

 

The Matthew Project wishes to appoint a new Trustee who will serve as Chair of the Board.

As a charity with a Christian ethos we are looking for someone who shares our Christian ethos and who will work with our CEO, staff team, volunteers and Trustees to support those at risk of misusing, or actively misusing drugs or alcohol or are in recovery.

 

This is a voluntary position for a period of not less than 2 years to be agreed with the Board of Trustees, Typically, this involves up to 1 day a week but on occasions can be more and will involve you in:

  • Chairing Board meetings 6 times a year, usually on a Monday evening

  • Meeting regularly with our CEO, staff and service users

  • Attending other meetings as required

  • Advocating on behalf of the Matthew Project.

 

The role of Chair is unpaid but expenses incurred in fulfilling the duties required will be reimbursed. For more information please see the recruitment pack.

For an informal discussion please contact Paul Hoey, the current Chair:

 

Email: hr@matthewproject.org 

Telephone: 01603 626123

Address: The Matthew Project, 70-80 Oak Street, Norwich, NR3 3AQ 

 

Please submit your CV and covering email to Paul Hoey, by Monday 5th October 2020 to hr@matthewproject.org

 

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the CEO, current Chair and a trustee the week commencing 12th October 2020.

 

A DBS check will be carried out for the successful applicant.

Young People's Practitioner

Deadline: 19/10/2020 12:00

Salary: £22,575 - £24,435 per anum

Hours: 37 per week

Location: Norfolk

Level: Client Facing

We are looking for an experienced professional to support young people at this critical time through coaching and other interventions. You will need experience of working directly with young people, have a relevant qualification or experience and an understanding of the mental health issues facing young people. You will provide wellbeing support for those experiencing anxiety, depression and stress and where necessary triage them to other appropriate services. You will facilitate resilience workshops for carers and support our mindfulness practitioner to deliver interventions where needed.

 

Due to current Government restrictions there will be times where you are required to adapt to the changing situation and find innovative ways of working with young people.

This will be a home-based role but will cover a wider geographical area across West and North Norfolk. The work will be carried out within the service location and in the community; the ability to travel is essential.

 

Volunteering

We have many opportunities based throughout the county and at different times and days.  Our volunteers support children, young people and adults. 

These could be an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience in social care, education or mental health.  Induction and any other necessary training will be given.  We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and life experiences.

 

 

The following list gives a little information about what opportunities we currently have and for more information please contact Sarah at sarah.nunn@matthewproject.org or on  07810 656690.

Digital Befriender

To enhance our services during lockdown and in the near future we are providing much of our support online and so we are looking for volunteers who are happy to communicate with young people and/or adults using social media. This may include video calls (preferably Microsoft Teams but possibly Zoom), texting and phone calls).

This could be an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience in social care, education or mental health.

Fundraising Team

We are looking to build a team to support our fundraising activities. Tasks may include:

- Organising fundraising events of your choice within the local community

- Encouraging people to join in

- Ensuring events are run in line with Health and Safety and Safeguarding policies and procedures

- Sharing ideas and successes to inspire and support other Community Fundraiser

- Working with the Fundraising Team to engage community, organisations and businesses

(Next Steps) Bike Maintenance

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in bicycle repair. This also enables members to increase their confidence and make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Building Trade Skills

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in building trade skills for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Mechanical Repair

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in engineering for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Upholstery & Furniture Repair

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in upholstery/furniture repair for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

(Next Steps) Creative/Therapeutic Writing Group Facilitator 

We are looking for volunteers to support Next Steps Recovery Hub members to learn new skills in creative writing for enjoyment and/or to college entry level. Also enabling members to increase their confidence, make a positive contribution to their own ongoing recovery and the wider community and increase their employability.

 

The Recovery Hub will be open 7 days a week so activities can be during the day, evening or weekends. No group work experience is necessary but you do need to be able to encourage everyone to join in and feel comfortable.

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