Access Dorset Job Vacancy 

Volunteer and Activities Project Worker  

Salary: £21,489 per annum pro rata (22.5 hours per week – ideally 4.5 hours per day, 5 days per week) 

Location: Bournemouth 

Closing date: 5th August 2022 

Interview date: We expect interviews to take place during the week commencing Monday 15th August 2022. 

About Access Dorset 

Access Dorset was formed in 2010 and is now recognised nationally and locally as the leading user-led, pan-impairment disability rights organisation in Dorset. Access Dorset is a disability rights organisation. Through our vocational training services, our community café, our activity program, our crisis advocacy service and our information and advice service, we daily support disabled people.  

We have created a vibrant therapeutic community hub called The Bridge, where local people come to us for support and to access activities that reduce isolation, improve self-esteem and wellbeing, build resilience, and develop independent living skills.  

The Post 

The post-holder will be responsible for delivering Access Dorset’s Activity Program, which includes delivering our Horizons Café vocational training opportunities, Build/Grow and social activities. The postholder will report to the Volunteer and Activities Coordinator. These opportunities are aimed at supporting disabled people, older people and carers to build their confidence, self-esteem, skills, and stamina. The aim is to work towards employment, training, or further volunteering. This role, which will involve both group work and work with individuals, recognises that disabled people face multifaceted barriers. The role therefore requires the post-holder to work holistically with members and support them to develop their vocational/social skills and confidence, set and review goals and monitor progress.  

The focus of the role is to provide continuity to the Horizons Café, put in place operational systems, supervise volunteers and support Horizons Cafe to achieve an appropriate Food Hygiene Rating. Beyond this you will contribute to our woodwork, gardening, Activity Program and social activities. The role does not demand that postholder is necessarily experienced in catering, but rather has good organisational skills and enjoys fully engaging disabled volunteers in delivery of the café and other elements of our Activity Program.  

An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) police record check in relation to vulnerable adults (previously known as CRB check) is required for this role. 

For an application pack please call Karen on 01202 771336 or email: