Work or volunteer with us

We are Christians passionate about transforming lives. All our work is shaped by our vision and ethos. If you are interested in working or volunteering with us, please take time to look around our website and discover more about Kingdom Way Trust.

Job opportunity

Kingdom Way Trust is seeking a House Leader for ‘The Bridge’

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The role will provide leadership for the project, its staff and volunteers. The mission is to support residents during their time at The Bridge, to help them overcome barriers to a more stable lifestyle and provide opportunities for them to discover skills, attitudes and values that will give them hope for a better future. Motivated by our Christian values we seek to share God’s love, compassion and hope with all those we work with.

The successful candidate will have a passion to see lives transformed and be able to motivate others to provide consistent and appropriate support for all residents.

Ideally the applicant will have proven personal experience or have worked supporting those who face challenges such as substance misuse, other behaviour controlling habits, homelessness or mental health issues.

More details about the role can be found in the Job description here.

This is a permanent full time position but may be suitable for consideration to be shared between two part-time roles. Remuneration will be dependent on experience and qualifications in the range of £22,000 – £25,000 (per annum) based on a 40 hour week.

Closing date for applications: Friday 28th August 2020 with interviews expected to be in early September. The application form can be found here. 

For any further information please write to roland@kingdomwaytrust.org

Volunteer opportunities

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Hope Woodwork Supervisor / Trainer

Could you offer a day a week, or more, as a woodwork supervisor / trainer at Hope Woodwork ?

Due to increased demand for our services, we are urgently seeking new volunteers. Hope Woodwork is based in Finmere Road, Eastbourne, and provides volunteering opportunities and training for people who are unemployed and need support in building confidence  and gaining skills to get back into the workplace.

In our workshop we produce a range of products, mostly made from reclaimed or recycled wood. Hope Woodwork would love to hear from you if you have practical skills, particularly carpentry skills, or are willing to support people while in the workshop. . Please contact Hope Woodwork via the contact page  if you would like to join our team of volunteers.Thanks.

 

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Volunteering at The Bridge

The Bridge is looking for Volunteers on a variety of different levels. Our biggest need is befrienders. This can happen in a variety of ways:

  • A regular “buddy” or point of contact from your social group to invite and accompany a resident of The Bridge into your activities;

  • Trips to the cinema or similar activities, one-on-one or as part of a group;

  • “Cook-ins” at The Bridge – We would like to regularly eat and chat with others, either we cook together or you can come in and cook for us. This could be couples, families, groups, anyone who can come and offer a potential friendship and a link into the wider community;

  • Music nights at The Bridge – We would like to offer something to our local community too! Maybe we will host an evening’s entertainment. Your contribution would be to come and join in!

  • Providing a safe space…free of alcohol/drugs and full of good positive influence;

  • Fitness fanatics on all levels, from strolling hill walkers to muscle builders, to inspire a healthy lifestyle and develop an awareness for healthy eating.

  • We meet regularly in the week to discuss things and inspire one another spiritually. You too may have a story to share or a devotion to lead.

  • Do you play music? Are you an artist, photographer or writer? Are you a dab hand at gardening or DIY? Would you be willing to share your skills?

  • ON CALL – We have limited paid staff at The Bridge. This limits how available we can be for our residents. Would you be willing to be part of an “out of hours” on call phone rota? Training will be given.

    The Small Print!

    As you can see, we have a range of opportunities for volunteers, and we know each individual has unique skills and experience to bring to us.

    However, depending on the level of involvement, for safeguarding reasons, there are some basic requirements we’re looking for. These include:

    • A heart for the vulnerable, poor and needy and a willingness to be challenged and changed;

    • Experience in working face to face with people;

    • Some knowledge and sensitivity to issues relating to homelessness, including mental health issues,drug and alcohol abuse (training / awareness can be provided);

    • Ability to respond calmly but quickly in an emergency;

    • Willingness to follow instructions and work as part of a team;

    • A DBS Check.

    We will ensure that volunteers will develop a familiarity and ability to work within Kingdom Way Trust policies and guidelines.

  • Please register your interest by clicking on the ‘Volunteer with us’ button to the right or bottom of this page. Thanks.