Work at York CVS

We are currently recruiting for the following roles:

York CVS Support Assistant

  • Fixed term for 12 months initially
  • £18,426 pro-rata
  • 22.5 hours per week (with possible increase to 30 hours) Monday to Saturday

York CVS supports and champions York’s voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector to make positive change, challenge issues and grow new ideas to strengthen communities. We have a busy Conference Centre and meeting rooms on Micklegate in the Centre of York called The Priory Street Centre which is available to book 7 days a week.

To meet our changing needs following the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking for a Support Assistant to support the running of the Priory Street Centre.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have excellent IT skills as you will need to be able to set up AV/IT equipment, help our customers with technical support, manage the room booking system and set up virtual meetings such as Zoom and Teams.

The successful applicant will support the Priory Street Centre by preparing and delivering refreshments when required, setting up meeting rooms (moving furniture such as desks and chairs), engage with our customers helpfully and confidently and help out on our reception desk when needed.

You will also be required to support the wider York CVS team with tasks such as minute taking, preparing documents, research, updating and creating excel spreadsheets.

To join our team you will have excellent administrative skills, be confident in setting up and using IT/AV equipment, be willing to get involved in lots of different projects, have the ability to build relationships quickly and positively with a diverse range of people including vulnerable adults.

The successful applicant will need to hit the ground running, be able to work independently, be personable and have a proactive positive approach. Finally, you must be flexible with the hours you are able to work as the buildings are open both evenings and weekends.

York CVS offers an excellent staff benefits package (holidays, pension and health scheme).

Please see further details about the post below:

Completed applications should be sent to HR at:

Closing date: 22 January 2021

Interviews will take place on Zoom on Thursday 28 January.

Census Support Advisor

  • (3 roles, 1 x 30 hours, 2 x 17.5 hours per week)
  • Short term contract 1 March to 4 May, will involve some evening and weekend work
  • Real living wage £9.30/hr to 31 March, £9.50/hr from 1 April

The United Kingdom census is a ten yearly compulsory survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. The information collected from the census helps inform local authorities and government about demands for vital public services such as schools, hospitals, GP services and social care provisions.

In 2021, the census will be ‘digital first’ and only accessible through an online platform. York CVS is part of a network of community organisations and libraries across England and Wales who want to provide people with support to complete their census online. We are seeking Census Support Adviser’s to help people complete their census details. This is an exciting opportunity to join the York CVS team for a fixed term project and make sure no one is excluded from the census.

The successful applicants will work together, and with the team at York Explore, to make sure York residents get access to technology at our centre to let them complete the census themselves. You will provide one to one support where needed. Dependent on the Covid-19 restrictions in place at the time of the census, this may be face to face or via the telephone.

Previous experience of working with and helping people is essential. You will have sound verbal and written communication skills. You will need excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively.

Knowledge of using IT, particularly laptops and tablets, is desirable. The role will be based at York CVS, Priory Street, York, Y01 6ET.

Please see further details about the post below:

Please state what hours you are applying for on the application form. Completed applications should be sent to HR at:

Closing date: 31 January 2021

Interviews: 9/10 February 2021

Primary Care Link Worker

  • £24,741.00 pro-rata
  • Hours – Various

We are currently recruiting for 2 Primary Care Link Workers responsible for delivering Social Prescribing across the newly formed Primary Care Networks in the City of York for an initial period of one year.

The Primary Care Link Workers will work in partnership with the Primary Care Network to deliver Social Prescribing initiatives across the City of York and surrounding area. Successful applicants will be based within a General Practice managed by York CVS.

Social Prescribing empowers people to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing by linking them to non-medical support from within the voluntary and community sector. It has been estimated that around 20 percent of people consult their GP for what is primarily a social concern. The Primary Care Link Workers will be responsible for linking people to community and voluntary groups and statutory services for emotional and practical support. There will be a significant amount of multi-agency working within this role.

The successful candidates will have significant experience of working in the healthcare, social care or voluntary sector with vulnerable adults. They should have excellent communication skills, good organisational skills with the ability to manage their own caseload.

Please note that all these roles will require regular evening and weekend working.

For an informal discussion, please contact Christine Marmion:

Please see further details about the post below:

Completed applications should be sent to HR at:

Closing date: 31 January

Interview dates: To be confirmed

York CVS is committed to safeguarding and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.