Jobs with our partners

Job opportunities with partner organisations of the London Borough of Bexley:

The Engine House - Finance and Centre Manager

Location: Engine House, Erith, DA18 4AL
Job Type: 22 to 30 hours per week negotiable
Salary: £28,560 to £38,080
Term: Permanent
Application Deadline: 9 December 2022

The Role

Despite the economic challenges caused by the Covid pandemic, the Engine House has built a strong and resilient business model resulting in high occupancy levels and successfully introduced exciting new innovations such as 3D printing. 

Centre to this success has been the inspiring leadership of the team who operate the Centre and strong financial controls. 

We are now seeking a Finance and Centre manager who will be responsible for the leadership of a small, high-performing team based at our modern offices close to Abbey Wood rail station on the new Elizabeth Line.

This position requires a high degree of financial management, from running payroll to submission of HMRC returns and managing all aspects of payments and receipts.

The nature of the role will mean you will be working from the office most of the time however, working hours can be flexible.

The Finance and Centre Manager will report to the Head of Economic Development & Skills at London Borough of Bexley, reflecting the close links the Engine House has with the local Council.

The Engine House is a thriving business centre and creative hub in the heart of Bexley, with more than 50 modern studios, an extensive co-working zone and high-tech meeting rooms for start-ups, entrepreneurs and growing businesses.

The role is accountable for the operational and financial performance of the Engine House.

Main Responsibilities

  • Monitor centre performance ensuring occupancy levels are optimised 
  • Supervise team with a wide range of responsibilities
  • Relationship management of key customers
  • In collaboration with the line manager, establish a strategy for Engine House
  • Monitor budgets, take remedial action and make recommendations to the line manager 
  • Carry out all financial accounting transactions
  • Maintain and implement financial policies and procedures
  • Authorise payment runs
  • Produce quarterly management accounts
  • Bank and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Submit quarterly VAT returns
  • Process monthly payroll and submit relevant returns to HMRC
  • Submit monthly pension assessment
  • Produce annual budgets, business plans and forecasts
  • Produce quarterly board reporting and arrange meetings
  • Debt management
  • Produce annual audit file and liaise with auditors
  • Approve and sign new license agreements
  • Propose and issue annual rent review
  • Manage escalated licensee queries and complaints
  • Manage small teams including recruitment, performance management, training and development ensuring they have the required knowledge, understanding and skills to deliver their responsibilities effectively. 
  • Ensure GDPR regulations and Health & Safety compliance are met and maintained.
  • Other ad-hoc tasks as required

Personal specification

  • Experience in managing an office or business centre
  • A strong grasp of accountancy practices and general financial management 
  • Experience in using accounting/payroll software
  • Successfully managing budgets 
  • Excellent communicator
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Confidence to make decisions independently
  • Credibility to establish positive relationships with team and business owners  

Qualifications and experience

  • Minimum 2 years experience in payroll and bookkeeping required
  • ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or AAT Level 4 qualified or part-qualified required
  • 5 x GCSEs at A-C level, including English, Maths, and ICT or equivalent required 
  • 3 x AS or A2 level qualifications at A-C grade or equivalent desirable 
  • Relevant degree desirable 
  • Experience in using ICT packages to input and manipulate data and produce reports including Word, Outlook, and Excel required 
  • Qualified first aider or prepared to undertake the training required

Further information and how to apply

Please contact Brian Smith on 020 3045 4594

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to info@enginehousebexley.co.uk before 9 December 2022.

The cover letter should be no more than 1 page of A4 and should include why you are interested in the position and specific examples of how you meet the person specification.

Bexley Voluntary Service Council - Community Connect Wellbeing Co-ordinator

Hours: full time 35 hours a week across 5 days

Salary: £28,654 including OLW + 6% pension contribution

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 6 December 2022

Further information and how to apply is available on the Bexley Voluntary Service Council website.

Sidcup Partners Ltd - Bid Manager

Location: Sidcup Town Centre

Job Type: Part Time

Salary: £31,000 to £41,000 pro-rata DOE

Application Deadline: 12 December 2022

Sidcup is a vibrant town in South London with a developing evening economy. A new cinema and library are currently under construction in the heart of the town centre. A range of Independent retailers sits beside the multi-nationals.

The current BID manager retires in March 2023 and the BID board are looking for a BID manager to help them to deliver the business plan in what will be the remaining four years of Sidcup’s second term.

Reporting to: Sidcup Partners Ltd BID Board

Job Purpose: To manage the day-to-day delivery of the BID projects set out in the Sidcup Partners Ltd Business Plan or as agreed with the Sidcup Partners Ltd BID Board.

Key Responsibilities

  • working to the agreed annual business plan and in conjunction with the BID Board, to deliver all the projects allocated for the period successfully, safely, on time and within budget
  • support the promotion of Sidcup according to the agreed marketing plan
  • manage the updates to the Website and social media platforms with current and relevant information
  • ensure records of projects are up to date to enable all BID activities to be monitored and evaluated
  • provide regular and timely information to levy payers about the projects and activities of the BID including regular newsletters and contribute to the annual report
  • help create a strong collective voice for BID members and act as an advocate for the BID and a point of contact for the levy payers. This will require regular visits to the BID Businesses
  • inform and liaise with non-levy paying stakeholders about the BID projects to ensure their smooth delivery
  • generate additional income for the BID from trading activities sponsorship, services or grant funding
  • manage the provision of services to the BID Board, including arranging Board meetings including the AGM and any other general activities the BID Board deem necessary to ensure the smooth running of the BID
  • manage the BID office on a day-to-day basis, dealing with post, telephone and email messages and monitoring social media feeds, managing mailshots and keeping a record of relevant PR activity
  • manage and ensure accurate and timely financial records are kept of income, expenditure and VAT to facilitate the preparation of budgets, cash flow forecasts, monthly and annual accounts and returns
  • manage booking of events and street activity and to process payments and invoices as necessary
  • be the main point of contact for The Local Authority
  • monitor the local authorities performance against the agreed criteria in the Operating and Baseline agreements and raise issues for resolution as appropriate
  • draft The Companies policies and procedures for approval by the board and keep updated as the need arises
  • ensure adherence to the Companies Policies and Procedures
  • manage and motivate the Administrator, set targets and conduct annual appraisals

Experience and Knowledge

  • proven experience working in a commercial and/or retail environment
  • experience of successful project management and delivery in a town centre context
  • experience in financial record-keeping and reporting
  • understanding and experience of health and safety requirements in relation to outdoor events
  • experience in complex and varied stakeholder management
  • knowledge of how local authorities operate

Skills and Abilities

  • good communication and networking skills
  • good interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • excellent writing and presentation skills
  • excellent organisation skills
  • ability to deliver projects to SMART criteria
  • competent use of the following: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint
  • ability to work under pressure to exact financial and time constraints
  • high level of professional and personal integrity
  • able to work evenings and weekends as required by the role
  • educated to a degree level or relevant experience in town centre project management

Benefits

  • salary subject to experience £31k to £41K pro-rata
  • part-time based on 24hrs per week, these hours can be worked flexibly subject to board approval. There is a requirement at times to work evenings and weekends (this is to be taken as TOIL)
  • holiday entitlement is 5 weeks including bank holidays pro-rata 17 days
  • automatic enrolment into a Nest pension
  • attendance of ATCM, British BIDs and relevant Industry forums training and conferences is encouraged to gain in-depth knowledge and best practice in BID activity and management

CVs are to be returned to d.price@mertoncourtprep.co.uk by Monday 12 December and interviews will take place by a panel w/c 16th January 2023.
 

Premier Lodge Day Nursery - various roles

We are seeking a

  • Deputy Manager/ Room Leader - 40 hours per week 7.15am to 6.15pm over 4 days. This is a Level 3 position either a Room Leader or Deputy Manager
  • Admin Assistant in our main office - part-time, hours can be negotiable.
  • part-time lunch time Cover - Monday to Friday 11am to 2pm
  • part-time Nursery Practitioner - Monday to Friday either 7.15am to 10am or 3pm to 6.15pm

Closing Date for all posts: 19 December 2022

Deputy Manager/Room Leader

The candidate will be required to lead our rising three to four-year-old room which cares for up to 16 children, they will act as a key person to a small group of children, liaising closely with Parents and Carers and working as part of a dedicated team, handing over at the end of the Nursery day and helping to tidy away and set up activities for the following day.

They will be required to plan for your key children and must have knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and Development Matters or be willing to learn this through in-house training.

They will be required to work as part of a team, implementing "Outstanding" practice, high levels of interaction with children and showing good use of initiative.

The Nursery is dedicated to the Safeguarding and Welfare of all children and an Enhanced DBS will be required.

We are able to offer training opportunities and opportunities for professional development.

Pay is negotiable depending on experience.

Further information and how to apply

Please email Natalie at premierlodge@gmail.com or call 0208 309 0109.
 

Tiny Explorer Kids’ Nursery - Nursery Nurse

Job types: full-time, part-time or permanent (part time hours: 25 to 30 hours)
Salary: £9 to 12 per hour
Location: Barnehurst, Bexley
Closing date for applications: 16 December 2022

We are looking for a qualified level 3 nursery nurse to join our lovely team here at tiny explorers.

Qualifications and skills:

  • level 3 early years 
  • at least 6 months of experience 
  • first aid
  • safeguarding

Roles will include:

  • caring and looking after children ages 0 to 5 years
  • planning exciting and suitable activities for the children
  • understand their needs and how to deal with their needs
  • talking to parents of key children to keep them updated 
  • knowledge of working with children with additional needs is desired but isn’t a must
  • being able to identify children who are not appearing to meet the developmental norms
  • helping the children with putting on their shoes and coats

Further information and how to apply

Please call either 0208 854 7940 or 07946 388050 or email admin@tinyexplorerkids.co.uk.

Bexley Snap - Short Breaks Team Members

For more information, application form and job description

Visit Bexley Snap

Bridges Healthcare - Healthcare Assistants and Carer Driver

Carer Driver

We have opportunities for Carer Driver Community Care Assistants to care for people in the London Borough of Bexley.

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will be playing a pivotal role in providing support and care for service users.

Your daily tasks as a Healthcare Assistant will include assisting service users with personal care, daily activities and leading a more fulfilled life.

What we offer

  • flexible hours - must be available for some weekend shifts
  • £12.55 per hour plus mileage, Monday to Friday
  • £14.14 per hour plus mileage, weekends
  • uplifts are paid on Bank Holidays
  • full training

What you need

  • driver with own transport
  • good team player
  • flexible with work pattern
  • good communication
  • healthcare qualification preferred
  • applicants must be minimum of 18+ years of age

Healthcare Assistants – Carer Only

We have opportunities for Community Care Assistants to care for people in the London Borough of Bexley.

As a Healthcare Assistant, you will be playing a pivotal role in providing support and care for service users.

Your daily tasks as a Healthcare Assistant will include assisting service users with personal care, daily activities and leading a more fulfilled life.

What we offer

  • flexible hours - must be available for some weekend shifts
  • £10.55 per hour, Monday to Friday
  • £12.14 per hour, weekends
  • uplifts are paid on Bank Holidays
  • full training

What you need

  • good team player
  • flexible with work pattern
  • good communication
  • healthcare qualification preferred
  • applicants must be minimum of 18+ years of age

We are an equal opportunities employer and Investors in People accredited. We are an LPP (London Procurement Partnership) approved supplier.

Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check / or be registered with the DBS update service.

COVID-19 considerations: All Healthcare Assistants will be provided with the correct PPE COVID testing on a weekly basis as per government guidelines

Please complete an application form on Bridges Healthcare.

Bexley Mencap - Community Support Worker

Are you looking for a flexible job where you can make a positive difference in someone's life? At Bexley Mencap we can give you that.

We have opportunities for Community Support Workers to work in Bexley.  As a Support worker, you will be expected to provide an outstanding level of care that will enormously contribute to the people we support, helping them to live the life that they want to lead.

This may include:

  • supporting people to take part in activities that interest them
  • supporting people to live independently and manage their home
  • supporting members to attend a Bexley Mencap group or a group in the community

The people you will be supporting all have different hobbies and interests and the right person for this role will hopefully enjoy trying new things and going out into the community. Whether it be a morning down at the local park, bowling, a shopping trip into town, or an evening out with friends, no two days are the same.

We support people during the day, in evenings and weekends so have a variety of hours to suit you.  This contract is for 10 hours per week, with the possibility for more, fixed for 6 months at a salary of £10.00 per hour. We also have bank/flexible contracts available.

To find out more and apply please visit the Bexley Mencap website.

An enhanced DBS will be required for each successful candidate, paid for by Bexley Mencap. Terms and Conditions apply.

Mercy Care Limited Care Assistants

Job description

Join Mercy Care Limited for a rewarding career in health care that offers:

  • flexible hours and good rates of pay
  • reimbursed travel expenses
  • paid training
  • exceptional job satisfaction where you make a difference
  • support from the office and career progression opportunities (internal and external)
  • recognition for the amazing job you do
  • the opportunity to work with a friendly, committed team

Mercy Care Limited requires excellent care workers to give quality care, support and assistance to predominantly older people across Bexley, Dartford, Gravesend and Swanscombe who want to continue to live in their own homes and maintain their independence for longer. We want kind and caring people, with a passion for enhancing the quality of life of our service users, to join our team. For more information about us, please visit Mercy Care Limited.

Working hours available: 5 to 30 per week, Monday to Sunday

Salary: £9.50 to £11 per hour

What we require from you:

  • you are someone who is passionate about people, with enthusiasm towards providing quality care
  • you desire to grow in your role as well as gain transferable skills in record keeping, customer service, self management and accountability, team work and so on
  • you are someone who sees the value in team work and the important role you play towards the success of this
  • you own a full UK driver’s license with access to/owns a car or you are a local resident of Dartford, Stone or Greenhithe
  • you are willing to work 20+ hours a week Monday to Friday (weekends are also available)

If you agree with three or more of the statements then you are exactly who we are looking for, so please apply!

If you require more information or desire to speak with a member of our team please contact us by phone on 07827 418689. We look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply

Please email us at info@mercycareltd.com to request an application.

COVID-19

We take the health of our service users and staff seriously. In light of the pandemic, the team at Mercy Care Limited works rigorously to ensure that we adhere to safety procedures outlined by the CQC and government guidelines, in order to prevent the spread of the virus.

COVID-19 considerations: All staff are provided with PPE when performing duties, with hand sanitiser provided at the assigned location. Temperature screenings are also administered regularly for both staff and service users.

Westminster Homecare Ltd - Care assistant

Salary: £10.84 per hour to £11.24 per hour

Job description

Looking for a Full-Time Care Assistant position in a Care Provider with an excellent reputation? Look no further than Westminster Homecare.

You don't need past experience to become a Care Assistant with us. We look for the right values and a great attitude. Dedicated, compassionate, kind carers help us to deliver the very best of care to our Service Users.

We will train and support you to become an outstanding Car Assistant. As you develop, we all develop. Take on a position that helps you to develop great new experiences as you meet and support more of our Service Users.

The is a full-time role.

Do you share our values?

We are looking for people who truly share our values and our passion for outstanding levels of care in the community. You should:

  • Remain committed and passionate about delivering the highest standards of care to our Service Users and work with your team to do so
  • Ensure that our service users are always shown dignity and respect
  • Empower and encourage our service users to remain as independent as possible

Our services

We offer Care in the Community. That generally means providing care at the residence of the Service User. Our care services include:

  • Emotional and social support
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication support
  • Personal care
  • Domestic assistance
  • Additional tasks as required

Your benefits

As a Care Assistant working for Westminster Homecare, you will benefit from competitive rates of pay and a great package overall.

  • Career development
  • WHC Discount Benefit Scheme - Blue Light Card
  • Fully funded training and development - NVQ 2, NVQ 3 and more specialist training
  • Fully paid training
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive pay rate
  • Bank Holiday Pay, Paid Annual Leave, Maternity & Paternity Pay
  • Pension
  • Refer a Friend Incentive
  • Hastee Pay - supports partial pre-pay of your salary to help with cash flow

About Westminster Homecare

We started delivering personalised care and support to people of all ages and abilities during 1999.

Today, we provide over 2 million hours of support each year to over 3000 people through a network of 19 branches. We work in partnership with some 40 Local Authorities & CCGs.

With a team of over 2,000 compassionate, dedicated and highly skilled Care Practitioners, we enable those we support to continue living independently in their own homes.

How to apply

To apply or for further information please contact Zulhra White, email Zulhra.white@whc.uk.com or telephone 020 315 00597

Volunteer roles:

Evergreen volunteers

Befriending service

Spend one to two hours each week visiting a lonely or isolated older person, someone who is bereaved or someone who is housebound.

Information team

Do you enjoy chatting with people? Do you have a passion for elderly people who are lonely and isolated? We are seeking people to support Evergreen by providing help once a month for two hours promoting our services at Libraries in the Borough of Bexley (you will not be asked to undertake this role alone).

Service Review Officer

Spend time visiting clients in their own home to carry out a review of the service they are receiving (either befriending or home support).

You will attend a review meeting every six to eight weeks, meeting other review officers and the befriending lead.

If you are interested in any of the above roles contact us on 01322 431765 or email info@evergreencarebexley.org

Age UK Bexley volunteers

Age UK Bexley relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.

Roles include:

  • befriending
  • handyperson
  • information and advice
  • activities support
  • dementia support

To find out more please contact us:

Bexley's Volunteer Centre

Sign up to be a volunteer

Helping each other improves the lives of local people and makes our neighbourhoods stronger and better places to live. That benefits everyone.

Volunteering opportunities include:

  • supporting patients in GP surgeries as a health champion
  • working with children and young people
  • acting as an IT angel
  • befriending older, sick or housebound neighbours
  • becoming a volunteer driver
  • joining friendly teams of litter pickers
  • becoming a trustee of a local charity
  • supporting existing networks such as Neighbourhood Watch
  • volunteering in Bexley’s libraries or with Citizen’s Advice Bureau services

The benefits

Our volunteers get great satisfaction, acquire new skills and make lifelong friends.

Volunteering offers the opportunity to:

  • learn new skills
  • pursue an interest
  • improve your CV
  • increase your confidence
  • have fun
  • gain experience
  • be a force for positive change
  • make new friends
  • feel part of your community while giving something back

How to volunteer in Bexley

Check out available volunteering opportunities online or get in touch with Volunteer Centre Bexley (in person or by telephone) to arrange a face-to-face appointment with our volunteering advisor who will support you to make a choice about what you would like to do. Signposting Appointment Service sessions are held at Central Library, Bexleyheath on Wednesday mornings from 10.15am to 12 noon, and are available by appointment only, so please call 01322 524682 now to book.

We also provide additional support into volunteering roles for people with mental health problems or learning difficulties through our Volunteer Support Project. We will talk through your needs with you, and match you with a role within a local organisation. Even an hour a week can make a difference, so get in touch today.