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Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC) is a Surrey wide charity that support disabled people, older people, parents of disabled children, carers and people with long term health conditions.

We have been operating since 1997 and provide a range of services all aimed at enabling people to live independently and to have their voices heard.

We are committed to the Social Model of Disability and as a member led charity we are led by people with a lived experience of disability and/or long term health conditions with the majority of our Trustees having personal experience of disability.

We are currently looking for new trustees to join our Board.
The Board agrees strategy, business plans and performance targets for the organisation along with approving annual budgets and monitoring service performance. The Board is also responsible for the management of risk and compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements.

We are seeking to build a Board with a broad range of experience and knowledge as well as one that is reflective of the diverse community of Surrey and although the role is unpaid all expenses are reimbursed.

We would particularly welcome applications from people who have expertise and experience in one or more of the following.

  • Human resources
  • Commercial law
  • Business planning and development
    Income generation

Time commitments vary but as a guide you will be expected to:

  • attend six 2 hours Board meetings a year. These are usually held on Fridays between 12.00and 14.00 (including lunch).
  • attend an annual Board “Away Day” along with the staff team.
  • participate in working groups – optional depending on skills, knowledge and availability.
  • attend an induction session and participate in other training as appropriate.
  • read Board meeting and other papers as circulated to Trustees.

The role of Trustee is vitally important to the running of SILC and a real opportunity to make a difference for people in Surrey who need support to live independently and to have their voices heard.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee just call the SILC office on 01483 458 111 or email and we will arrange for our Chief Executive to contact you.  More information about SILC and its services is available at


Surrey Coalition is hiring a Personal Assistant

Based in Guildford

For 26 hours per week

Salary £13, 520 per annum

Highly organised, flexible and adaptable person needed immediately for this varied job providing support to our Chief Executive.  The role includes a variety of administrative and support tasks and includes attending meetings and events throughout Surrey.  Exact working pattern to be discussed at interview.

Job description and application form are available below. No CVs please).

Contact by email or by phone 07563 997 932 for any questions about the job you may have.       

Appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for regulated activity.

Surrey Coalition of Disabled People promotes the rights of disabled people to independent living and equality of opportunity.

Closing date is Friday 12th July.

PA job advertisement

Application Form PA Surrey Coalition June 2019


Past vacancies


Surrey Coalition is hiring Independent Mental Health Network Coordinator

Part time         – 25 hours per week

Salary              – Between £17,361 and £18,750 per annum (equivalent to     £25,000 – £27,000 full time)

Deadline         – Monday 15th October 2018

Based in Surrey

This role was created to help develop, support and coordinate a new Independent Mental Health Network in Surrey and North East Hampshire for people who have experienced mental ill health and carers. The aim of the Network is to strengthen the voice and influence of people with mental ill health and carers over the commissioning and provision of mental health services to improve outcomes for people.

The role:

To support the Network Coordinating Group in developing the Network, proactively reaching out to involve more people using creative communication methods, and coordinating Network activities to ensure people’s voices are heard and acted upon.

The person:

To succeed in this role you should have some experience and knowledge of involvement with people who have mental ill health or carers. You will understand the value of user involvement and be a champion for the Network. You will be a good communicator and a natural networker as well as having strong skills in organisation and project management, administration and use of new technologies.

For more information and to apply:


Tel:                  01483 456 558, or Text/SMS: 077809 33053

1. MH Network Coordinator job description

2. MH Network Coordinator Application Form

Chief Executive for Surrey Coalition of Disbled People

Surrey Coalition is hiring a Chief Executive.

For more information and to apply visit this page

Catalyst are hiring

Administrator – Guildford   6 Month Maternity Cover – Full-time  35 hours per week

Catalyst are looking for an enthusiastic administrator to be part of the referral and enquiry team based in Guildford.  They will need to enjoy a busy office and a variety of responsibilities, including dealing with telephone enquiries, taking referrals, greeting clients, counsellors and staff and ensuring accurate data entry.  Our projects include substance misuse counselling, friends and family groups and wellbeing support.

Safe Haven Workers – Part-time : Aldershot, Guildford and Woking

Catalyst are looking for Safe Haven workers to join our teams working in partnership to deliver wellbeing support in an out of hours alternative to A&E for those in mental health crisis. Safe Havens are open 365 days a year and offer a friendly and welcoming environment with professional support for people and their carers.

For more information


Catalyst are hiring

  • Senior Worker Wellbeing – the Welcome Project

Full time – North West Surrey (Staines)

The Welcome Project, part of Catalyst, have an exciting opportunity for someone to lead and co-ordinate a team in North West Surrey supporting mental and emotional wellbeing in Surrey through a range of community based activities and interventions. The role works closely with a number of partners in Community Connections and develops relationships with statutory and non-statutory organisations.

This will be a challenging and fulfilling role within an organisation with a clear, friendly and non-judgemental ethos.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 5 October 2018
Interviews: tbc



North West Surrey – Full time 35 hours and GUILDFORD – part time

They are seeking  individuals with experience in working with people whose drug and or alcohol use is affecting their health and wellbeing. The role involves working within a multi-disciplinary team based in Chertsey alongside our local NHS partner to provide a seamless service and a broad range of interventions, treatment and recovery support for people with alcohol dependence, and/or problematic drug use.

The job is to respond to individual needs and could include the following; advice, information, harm reduction, needle exchange, assessment and care planning, one-to-one work using evidenced based approaches and group work. In addition, there is proactive engagement in key community settings to help people access the right level of support and treatment and re-engagement if people leave services prematurely.

Closing date: 5pm on 28th September 2018

Interview date: tbc

For more information, please visit:

Fundraising Manager (full time, permanent)

Deadline for applications: 30 September 2018

Mary Frances Trust are looking for an experienced Fundraising professional to lead in creating and implementing a successful fundraising strategy. This is a new and exciting role – which will allow an experienced fundraiser to create and develop an effective strategy while implementing key aspects across the board that will also include (but not limited to) community fundraising in conjunction to corporate fundraising, events and grant giving bodies.

Job Purpose:

  • Maximising income generation through community fundraising, individual donations, events, and corporate sponsorship, trust and foundation income.
  • Meeting financial targets and assisting in the charity’s growth.
  • Acting as an effective ambassador for Mary Frances Trust with consideration to the values and objectives of the charity.

For full details, please check our website:

Support Worker based in Goldsworth Park, Woking

For 20 hours per week

Salary (9,828 per annum)

Flexible and adaptable person needed immediately for this varied job providing support to our Engagement Officer who has a physical and visual impairment.  Job includes driving to and from meetings and events throughout Surrey, diary management, and assisting with more complex documents and expenses, some payroll and use of all Microsoft office packages.

Contact Angie Taylor Tel: 01483 456558 Text: 07780933053 or email for a job description and application form – closing date for completed application forms is (CV’s alone will not be accepted)

Appointment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for regulated activity.

Closing date 14 September 2018

Interviews 25 September 2018

Job Description

Application Form

Projects and engagement officer

Healthwatch is looking to hire projects and engagement officer. To see the details and to apply please see their website.

Deadline for applications: Thursday 2nd August 2018

Interviews will be held: 8th/9th August 2018

Support workers and senior support worker

The Meath Epilepsy Charity are hiring 12 support workers, and 1 senior support worker.

See leaflet attached.

Support worker ad

For more information visit their website.

Volunteer Officer

Healthwatch Surrey are looking for Volunteer Officer.

Please see attached job description, person specification and job ad for more details.

Volunteer Co-ordinator Job Ad

Volunteer Co-ordinator Job Description

Volunteer Co-ordinator Person Specification

Deadline for applications: Monday 18th June 2018

Volunteer Co-Ordinator

Healthwatch Surrey are looking for Volunteer Co-Ordinator.

The main responsibility for this new role will be to assist the Volunteer Officer in the administration, recruitment, support and retention of our volunteer groups and to provide administrative support for their 7 Citizen Ambassadors. This position could be a full time (37.5hrs), job share, or part time position and Healthwatch are flexible about hours and days, with some home working included.

Please see attached job description, person specification and job ad for more details.

Volunteer Co-ordinator Job Ad

Volunteer Co-ordinator Job Description

Volunteer Co-ordinator Person Specification

Deadline for applications: Friday 23rd March 2018


Community Connections are looking for a new Co-ordinator of Spelthorne and Elmbridge.

See job advert here.

Fill in the application form to apply.

Closing date is 9th March 2018.

Voluntary Support North Surrey are recruiting a Project Manager for a new initiative.  The role of project manager for the Amigo project will involve the recruitment and management of volunteers to support people taking up activities in the community to enhance their well-being and support recovery from mental ill-health.

This is a minimum fixed term contract of 3 years and will ideally be full time.   If you are interested in this new role please send your CV by 17th November 2017 together with a covering letter by email to  Interviews will take place on 21st, 22nd and 23rd November 2017. See here for full details of the role.

Mental Health Network Coordinator

An exciting job opportunity for Mental Health Network Coordinator, who will support the Group in developing the new Network, proactively reaching out to involve more people using creative communication methods, and coordinating Network activities to ensure people’s voices are heard and acted upon.

25 hours a week.

Based in Surrey.

Closing date Wednesday 30th August 2017.

MH Network Coordinator job advert 2017

MH Network Coordinator job description

For more information and for an application pack please contact

Administrator and Triage worker

Catalyst currently have two Administrator and one Triage role vacancies in their Guildford and Staines offices. Details and links as follows:

  • Administrator ( 36 hours per week) based in the Guildford Office  Closing date 4 August 2017
  • Administrator ( 36 hours per week) based in the Staines Office  Closing Date 4 August 2017
  • Triage worker ( 36 hours per week ) based in the Staines Office  Closing Date 9 August 2017

Link to job descriptions and application forms is here.

Community Coordinator

Sight for Surrey are looking to recruit to a new position of Community Coordinator.

msword Community Coordinator job ad

msword Community Coordinator Job Description

Human Resources & Performance Manager

SPECTRUM Centre for Independent Living is recruiting a Human Resources & Performance Manager. Situated in Southampton, SPECTRUM is a highly respected, progressive and innovative user-led organisation. As a result of a strategic review, we need to recruit an experienced HR & Performance Manager to lead the development of our HR and performance management functions, line management of Team Leaders and ensure our policies and procedures model good practice and employment law.

Full details and an application form are available on SPECTRUM’s web site.

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