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Balsam Gardens

Current Vacancies

Although The Balsam Centre has no job going at the moment, The Town Council has the following position:-

Wincanton For the Future Project and Development Co-ordinator

This is a pivotal role for Wincanton for the Future Plan and the Town Council. The role is for 4 months, 20hrs per week with the potential to extend for a further 6 months in 2021.

It’s an exciting role with the opportunity for you to improve, support and develop community-led projects. If you have a track record of successful grant applications, community engagement and project management this role is for you.

If you wish to understand the role more please call 01963 31693 or email info@wincantontowncouncil.co.uk to arrange a call.

Wincanton for the Future Plan - http://www.wincantontowncouncil.co.uk/good-stuff-fund.html

The application form and Job description is available on the Town Council Website. http://www.wincantontowncouncil.co.uk/854.html

The closing date for applications is Thursday 26th November at midnight. Interviews will be via ZOOM in November and where possible the successful applicant will start in December 2020

If you are looking for work, these are sites that advertise local jobs:



Somerset Council jobs

If you want to look for free online courses or are thinking about a career change, go to our Jobs Advice page.

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!


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.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving