Monthly Archive May 2019

ByRichard Corby

Job Opportunity with new West Essex social enterprise

WECAN – the West Essex Community Action Network is recruiting three “Community Enablers” to work across West Essex on a fixed term contract to 31st March 2021

Application for the post of: Community Enabler (this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check)

Hours:   28 per week

Pay Scale:            £15,853 p.a.

Deadline:             Monday 3rd June 2019 midday

Interviews:         Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th June 2019, Harlow

WECAN (West Essex Community Action Network) is a Social Enterprise formed by the 3 long-standing VCSE infrastructure agencies servicing West Essex (Council for Voluntary Services Uttlesford, Rainbow Services, and Voluntary Action Epping Forest).

We are recruiting 3 brand new Community Enabler posts to co-ordinate community capacity building activities across West Essex, raising awareness of social isolation and loneliness and catalysing communities to come together to prevent it.

Click here to download Job Description

This is a fixed term post to March 2021 and will be 28 hours per week.  Successful candidates will be based in one of the 3 districts of West Essex and take responsibility for the work in that geographical area.  If you have experience of community co-ordination, developing community relationships/activities, co-ordinating volunteers and successfully engaging others in far reaching social movements then we want to hear from you.

For an application pack email or call 01279 308150.

For an informal conversation about the role please contact Jemma Mindham, CEO Rainbow Services and Director of WECAN, on 07990 323314.



ByRichard Corby

Chief Constable of Essex Police announced as Celebration Ball Guest of Honour

CVS Uttlesford is delighted to announce that Chief Constable BJ Harrington will be the Guest of Honour at our sector celebration ball on 22nd June 2019

With our sector celebration ball now only six weeks away, we are delighted to announce that the Chief Constable of Essex, BJ Harrington has agreed to be our guest of honour on this auspicious occasion.

CVSU are hosting the Celebration Charity Ball event for the voluntary sector and its associated organisations. This event is to celebrate the sector as well as launch a new initiative.  We will be presenting the inaugural “Making a Difference” Awards, recognising this people and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to the Uttlesford community.   Nominations have been received from across the district and our panel of judges will be meeting soon to decide on this year’s winners.  Award recipients will receive a free ticket for themselves and one guest to accompany them.

Tickets for the black tie event – which includes a three course evening meal, prize raffle, the awards and presentations, as well are the launch of our Community Chest payroll giving scheme – are on sale now, priced at just £45.00.   All funds raised will go to support our work in Uttlesford.

Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019

Venue:   Saffron Walden Town Hall, Market Square, Saffron Walden.

Times: 7.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.

Book your tickets

Tickets are going fast – so book now to avoid disappointment.

Click here to book

We do hope you can join us.