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Current Vacancies

Open Mental Health and The Balsam Centre

Operations Manager for OPEN Mental Health and Family Safeguarding

Salary: £30,000 pro rata

Working hours: 25 hours per week

Job Purpose: to manage and be accountable for the effective delivery of a range of VCSE services and activities that support people’s mental health, across South Somerset, in partnership with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. This will involve the day to day and line management and support of a small team of Recovery and Wellbeing Workers providing both generalised and specialist support. It will also require the establishment of good working relationships with the wider ‘eco-system’ of community and Voluntary Sector support in the District. The post holder will bring understanding and experience of clinical and social determinants of mental health.

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Open Mental Health and The Balsam Centre

Locality Co-ordinator – South Somerset

Salary: £25,000 pro rata

Working hours: 10 hours per week

Job Purpose:The purpose of the job is to provide high level administrative support to assist the Locality Lead, the Locality Operations Manager and the Recovery and Wellbeing Worker team in the effective delivery of a range of VCSE services and activities that support people’s mental health across South Somerset, in partnership with Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

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BANK STAFF FOR CONKERS NURSERY

Our nursery school based at The Balsam Centre is looking for bank staff

For more information, please call 01963 31842, or email Jenny Sparkes - jennysparkes@balsamcentre.org.uk



If you are looking for work, you might find these local jobs sites helpful:

Somersetjobs.co.uk

Somerset-jobs.co.uk

Somerset Council jobs

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Support Us!

The Balsam Centre is an independent charity set up by local people for local people.

Whilst the work of the Centre is long term, funding for its projects and services is all too frequently short term.

It is largely thanks to help from a fund created by a legacy left by one person, that the Balsam Centre has been able to continue its mental health work over the last few years. The help that this has given hundreds of people is a permanent and living memorial to that person’s generosity.

If you are thinking of donating, have you considered becoming a Friend of the Balsam Centre? This is a commitment to regular giving of any amount, at any interval, by standing order, and even better, if you are a UK tax payer and you ‘tick’ to say so, we can claim another 25% on top of your donation to support the work of the Centre. Become a Friend here!

NEW!


Give As You Live

We have signed up to be a part of Give As You Live where you can raise money for us - just by shopping online in your normal way! All you have to do is click on the link, choose your charity - The Balsam Centre - and then create an account.

The site will ask for your name, email address and a password. You can choose your favourite shops, or just use their search bar to find the product you are looking for. When you buy in this way, the retailer will donate an amount to us, and you can see exactly what you have donated. This is a great way for people who would like to support us to do so whilst doing their normal online shopping! All the big retailers are there, Amazon, Ebay, supermarkets, and department stores. Happy Shopping! And thank you for supporting us!!

We now have a Virgin Giving charity page where you can donate directly, and Virgin will collect the tax for us! Just click on the button below.

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