Wanted: finance, fundraising and admin officer

Our finance officer Sue Platt is moving on to spend more time with her family.

So we’re looking for a new recruit at Pinpoint to join us as as a finance, fundraising and administrative support officer.

Starting as soon as possible, this role is key in the Pinpoint Team.  You will be:

  • managing our financial systems, including our purchasing, payment and payroll processes
  • monitoring our budget spending
  • providing reports to Sarah, our Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • identifying and following up on new funding opportunities
  • providing administrative support for projects.

 This is a part-time role of 10 hours per week worked over 40 weeks per year.     

How to apply

Please send us a CV and a covering letter telling us how you meet the person specification and why you’d like to join us. The closing date is March 2 and interviews will be held on March 9.

If you have any questions you can speak to Sarah on 07831 807208.

Download  job description

Download  person specification 

PFA’s new work routes guide

Preparing for Adulthood has published a new guide to help young people with SEND explore the various routes into paid employment.

The guide includes:

  • Supported internships
  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Access to Work

Find a copy on our PFA webpage

Lenja scales Kilimanjaro by supermoon

Our former CEO Lenja Bell has raised £1,500 for Pinpoint – scaling Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.

The climb was made in phases, over nine days, to help keep altitude sickness at bay.

Lenja reached the summit (5300m) on the morning of our annual conference, at sunrise on Thursday February 1,  achieving a personal goal and a magnificent fundraising total for our charity.

She made the trip to Tanzania with three friends, Chris, Frances and Cathie, all raising money for individual favourite charities. Planning the adventure began 18 months ago and has included serious training in the Alps, the Peak District and Wales. With less than eight weeks to go now, it’s all becoming very real and a few nerves are beginning to set in.

 

summit of Kilimanjaro

 

 

Better support for SEND coming in East Cambs and Fenland

Support for children and young people with SEND and mental health problems is to get a huge boost in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire after the area was designated an Opportunity Area by the government.

It’s just been announced that the two districts will share £6m of extra funding to increase opportunities for “disadvantaged” children and young people.  The plan aims to  boost their communication, language and reading, raise aspirations and recruit, develop and retain the best leaders and teachers in the region’s schools.

One of the top priorities of the plan is to “strengthen the effectiveness of support for children and young people with mental health concerns and those with Special Educational Needs.”

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Blue Badge eligibility review

Blue Badge eligibility is being  being reviewed – and people with non-physical/hidden disabilities could soon have greater access to them.

The government review, launched by Transport Minister Jesse Norman, aims to remove barriers to travel for those with conditions such as dementia and autism.

Around 2.4 million disabled people in England have a Blue Badge, allowing them to park on roads without charge and normally without time limit.

The government has a public consultation on the plans – so you can have your say on the proposals until March 18.

More details on the government website

New term at Switch Now Socials

Tuesday night Switch Socials for young people 16-30 years, with additional needs, restart at St Neots on January 9.

The weekly sessions offer young adults a range of fun, social and community based activities that they can take part in and enjoy.

They run at The Bargroves Centre from  7-9pm.

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