Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester

Promoting and supporting
Charities and Community Groups
Across Arun and Chichester

Promoting and supporting
Charities and Community Groups
Across Arun and Chichester

Our vision is to see a strong, vibrant voluntary and community sector that supports, inspires and empowers individuals and communities throughout Arun and Chichester.
We do this through 1-1 support and advice, training and networking events, helping groups to start-up and develop their work.

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VAAC is recruiting a Development Team Lead

Are you passionate about helping Arun and Chichester community groups, charities and social enterprise companies to be strong and resilient?
Could you provide leadership to a small team that gives information, advice, training, and support to local VCSE organisations?
If you have experience of developing and delivering activities in a community setting, or knowledge of what it takes to run a voluntary organisation, community group or social enterprise (VCSE), this could be the role for you.
Permanent contract, part time (25 hours per week – Monday to Thursday)
Salary: NJC 24 – £28,672 (pro rata = £19,373)
Closing date: Friday 19th March at 5.00pm Interviews: wb 29th March 2021

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VAAC - Leading in response to the changing needs of the VCSE in Arun and Chichester

“The VCSE is ‘here to give hope’. We are part of the solution to recover and rebuild, addressing the inequalities that exist within our communities. We do not know when it is going to end but the sector will keep going. A reality check is important. Everybody needs to provide encouragement, support and communication, working as collective organisations.”

Our recent report shows that infrastructure organisations have a key role to play in helping the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) survive the Covid-19 pandemic, and grow to meet the increasing needs within our communities. The report looks at the current state of the VCSE sector in Arun and Chichester, illustrates the key areas of support that the sector needs going forward and outlines how VAAC (Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester) can deliver this support and enable the sector to rebuild.
VAAC – Leading in response to the changing needs of the VCSE in Arun and Chichester January 2021 Report

VAAC Development Team are here to support

It has been 11 months since they way we all work has changed, but here at VAAC our Development Team is still the same and are here to support and give advice to members who are working in what feels like an ever changing environment.
So if you want to check that your organisation has all its policies up to date and complies with new practices, if your delivery has shifted and you want to see what funding is available or if your new way of working needs new volunteers/trustees and you are not sure what skills you need, then get in touch with us now by filling out one of our Development Team Referral forms .

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Upcoming Events

Thu 4 March 2021

Zoom Fundraiser Network Meeting – Gift Aid – Are you claiming it?

Online - via Zoom

10am - 12pm

VAAC’s fundraiser network meetings have now gone online. Come and chat with other fundraisers as usual and share your experiences and knowledge. We’ll be discussing Gift Aid. What it is, how to claim it and taking all your questions and queries. This session will be delivered by Paul Underwood of Morris Crocker Chartered Accountants.

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Thu 18 March 2021

Zoom General Networking Event

Online - via Zoom

10am - 11.30am

We want to offer support by bringing our Members (virtually) together . Come and network with other organisations around Arun and Chichester and share your experiences and knowledge.

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Fri 19 March 2021

Zoom Volunteer Co-ordinators Meeting: Health and Safety for your Volunteers

Online - via zoom

10am - 12pm

We welcome our members to an introduction and update for 2021 on Health and Safety working with Volunteers. This session is aimed at beginners. Please bring with you questions and best practice examples to share with group.

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