Staffing Vacancies

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At the Orchard Trust we respect everyone involved in the Trust, working collaboratively with a culture of openness and celebrating the individuality of our staff, volunteers and service users.  If this strikes a chord with you then please read on!


Team Leader Lydbrook 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and reliable Team Leader to support our service users in our residential home in Lydbrook


  • To demonstrate respect and dignity to those you support
  • To always act in the best interest of the people you are supporting
  • To assist in creating an environment that is supportive and positive
  • To work with a person centred approach
  • To enable and empower people to develop new skills and independence
  • To provide personal and physical care, if required, in line with care plans and risk assessments
  • To communicate effectively and appropriately
  • To support people in establishing new friendships and maintaining existing ones
  • To recognise peoples talents and promote individuality
  • To actively encourage participation in leisure, education and community life, helping people access services that promote their well-being and support people on holidays away from home.
  • To assist in overcoming barriers so as they may experience new opportunities
  • To assist in providing a safe and supportive environment
  • To protect, identify and safeguard from abuse all vulnerable people and undertake the correct procedures for reporting a safeguarding concern
  • To administer medication in line with Orchard Trust policy and individual care plans
  • To actively participate in reviews and other relevant meetings
  • To undertake a supervisory role in the operational management of the service
  • To adhere to Orchard Trust’s Policies and Procedures, CQC Essential Standards of Quality and Safety and the GSCC Code of Conduct
  • To keep up to date and accurate records, performing audits and reviews as required
  • To manage staff rotas, ensuring sufficient competent staff with the correct skills are available
  • To manage financial resources effectively and efficiently
  • To keep accurate financial records when dealing with service users’ finances and petty cash
  • In the absence of the manager/deputy manager to assume responsibility for the management of the services

Full time position - 37.5 hours

Enhanced DBS and references required for this position.

Salary & benefits:

  • Salary £8.83 - £9.20
  • DBS reimbursed after successful probation
  • Long service awards
  • Full training package
  • Premiums - enhancements paid for waking nights and bank holiday shifts
  • Cashback Healthcare Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Workplace pension

Team Leader Job Description



Accounts and Payroll Assistant

We are looking for an enthusiastic Accounts and Payroll Assistant to join our friendly team.  Working within a busy office your role will be to support the Finance Manager by undertaking the following tasks:

  • Assist with preparation and processing of monthly payroll as required

  • Assist with employee payroll queries

  • Work with managers ensuring relevant information is provided in a timely manner

  • Processing sales and purchase ledger

  • Supporting with customer and supplier enquiries

  • Preparing twice monthly payments runs

  • Assisting with the preparation of month end and Management Accounts

  • Actioning petty cash requests and reconciliations

  • Undertaking regular client finance audits

  • General filing and other administrative duties

 Essential Experiences/Skills:

  • High standard of formal education

  • Computer literate, preferably with knowledge of accounting systems

  • Sound knowledge of accounting processes

  • Working knowledge of payroll and auto enrollment pension systems

  • Experience of working within a busy accounts department

Desired Experience/Skills:

  • ACCA/AAT qualified or working towards

  • Previous experience using TAS accounts and Sage 50 Payroll

  • Experience in charity accounts


  • Good analytical and system interrogations skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Able to work in a team environment, work under pressure, meet deadlines and work independently as required

The role is for 37.5 hours a week working Monday to Friday, based in Lydbrook GL17 9PP.  Part-time hours would be considered.

Interviews 11th and 12th February 2019

Closing date 3rd February 2019

 Accounts and Payroll Assistant Job Description



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