Volunteering Opportunity

Interested in DIY / Painting & Decorating / Landscaping / Gardening? Want to gain skills and experience in these areas or already have the skills and have some spare time to volunteer? 

We are currently seeking volunteers for our Estates Team to give a helping hand with odd jobs, painting & decorating and landscaping. You will be supported by a member of our experienced team.

For a Volunteer Application Pack and Role Description, please email recruitment@gooodwintrust.org or ring Goodwin Development Trust on 01482 587550

Interested in Youth Work? Want to gain skills and experience whilst supporting a great project?


We have an exciting volunteer opportunity within youth work as part of Goodwin Development Trust’s Youth Employment Initiative.  You would be supporting young people’s personal and social development and help them to create projects that benefit not only the community, but also  themselves, as they develop skills, knowledge and ideas that support them as they develop into adults.

To find out more or for an informal chat about the volunteer role, please contact Lloyd Dobbs on 01482 587550 or email: ldobbs@goodwintrust.org

For a Volunteer Application Pack and Role Description, please email recruitment@gooodwintrust.org  You can also view the Role Description here:  YEI TM Volunteer Youth Work Role Description

Danny’s Dream Personal and Care Assistants (SUPPLY – zero hours) Ref:SDDPA01

Danny’s Dream offers a unique combination of domiciliary care with that of care and support at the Danny’s Dream Club and other leisure and community activities. We offer a fully person-centred approach that is respectful of difference and diversity and focuses on the needs of the individual, rather than a more service-centred provision.  We see the person first and not the disability.  We use everyday language rather than jargon and we proactively search for can-do options that empower our service users.  We are seeking to recruit additional experienced, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our supply team.

Danny’s Dream Personal Assistants (SUPPLY – zero hours)

Ref SDDPA01 – no closing date

£7.20 per hour for Level 2 in Health & Social Care or sector equivalent / over 25 years

NMW for unqualified or not sector specifically qualified

The main purpose of these posts are to assist people with disabilities and/or complex health and social care needs to live at home with independence by ensuring that they have quality care and support. This may involve undertaking personal care, and/or administering medication and/or escorting, and/or arranging and joining in activities.

 You will be required to provide service users with an effective duty of care that provides a safe and dignified environment that demonstrates an appropriate level of choice and control. You will be involved in offering person-centred thinking to ensure that service users are encouraged to have an active involvement so as to maximise independence as far as is possible. You will be required to work with the Management Team to ensure that Care Quality Commission Essential Standards of Quality and Safety are upheld and that respect is given to the cultural and social values and beliefs of individual service users

A Level 2 in Health & Social Care would be an advantage, but is not essential, however you must have previous experience of working in the caring profession and demonstrate the skills associated with the profession such as patience, respect, compassion and understanding dignity. You will be required to develop a working knowledge of Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults protocols and procedures and have an understanding of confidentiality and data protection in respect of service user records.

These posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check and satisfactory references.

For an Application Pack please download one from our main jobs page.  You can access the Job Description here:  JD DD Supply Personal Care Assistant June 2016

Alternatively, contact the HR Department by email: recruitment@goodwintrust.org stating which role you would like to apply for or phone: (01482) 594319 (answer machine – please leave details and a pack will be posted to you)

 Completed application packs can be returned via email to recruitment@goodwintrust.org or posted/handed in to:

Job applications (HR department) Job reference: SDDPA01

Goodwin Centre

Icehouse Road



There is no closing date for these posts but please assume if you have not heard anything within 8 weeks of your application form been submitted, that on this occasion you have not been successful. (Please note CV’s are not accepted)