VACANCY: Leicestershire Cares Development Worker, Homelessness.

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

VACANCY: Leicestershire Cares Children and Young People Development Worker, Homelessness.  

Based Leicester city.  0.8 FTE pro-rata of 20 to 22K plus 5% pension contribution and generous annual holiday. 28 hours per week.

Leicestershire Cares is an award winning, vibrant, creative and results orientated charity that has been operating, across Leicestershire for fourteen years. We broker relationships between, community groups and local business to ensure no one is left behind. We are looking for a “can do” youth development worker who has the entrepreneurial flair to work with homeless young people and children in a creative way, so they can benefit from the resources of the local business community.

If you are creative, ambitious, really committed to making a change and want to lead and develop young person-centered projects we would like to hear from you. You will have experience of working with children and young people from a diversity of cultural backgrounds in an empowering way and will be able to plan, manage, administer, monitor and evaluate your workload. A confident communicator, you will feel at ease networking, working in partnership and promoting the work of the project to businesses and community groups. You will be a team player who is committed to ongoing learning.

Given the nature of this post an enhanced DBS check will be carried out.

A job description and person specification is available from

Or you can ring 0116 275 6490 to request a copy

Please apply by sending a CV (max 2 pages) and a one page covering letter stating why you want the post and your suitability.

Closing date 29th June 2018. Interviews 11th July 2018

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

A Christmas Message
Festive Challenge bigger
It has been another busy year and one in which the world moved in many mysterious ways. We know that for too many people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland it was another year of inequality and exclusion, which is why the vital work we do alongside our many partners is so needed. (more…)

Check out this festive collection from Checkprint!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Checkprint ToTTCheckprint in Hinckley have well and truly thrown themselves into the many festive opportunities that are on offer this year through our Collect for Christmas Campaign and Festive Challenges. Still in their first year of membership, the whole team, from warehousing & production to finance & personnel, have collected items to be given as gifts to disadvantaged and vulnerable children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. (more…)

Question – How do you make a room full of 14 year old pupils fall silent?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Stephen Gould Speedy Speakers at Fullhurst Dec 17Answer – You invite Stephen Gould, Managing Director of Everards Brewery and Laura Turner, Disability Ambassador for Remploy to talk about employability skills!

Fullhurst Community College in Leicester welcomed the pair of Speedy Speakers and Year 9 students had the pleasure of learning and listening to two very powerful messages about their future journey from school into the world of work. The room was silent as Stephen and Laura shared their very personal messages. (more…)

Christmas arrives early for pupils in Loughborough!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

 Thermo Fisher Games Presentation

Thorpe Acre Junior School were delighted to receive a set of maths games to support the Number Partners volunteering project at the school. The games were very kindly donated by Thermo Fisher Scientific in Loughborough and will be used each week during the fun sessions. Thermo Fisher Scientific volunteers are also joined by staff from DNVGL, also based in Loughborough.


Volunteering makes you happy!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments


A new survey by social platform Neighbourly (November 2017) has found that employee volunteering is the route to a happier workplace. The survey, carried out by an independent research company with 2,000 people across the UK, found that employees who have volunteered with their company are 13% happier than those who have not. (more…)

Jayne Arnold – Access Group

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Jayne is an Engineer by background, graduating from Loughborough
University with an Honours degree in Manufacturing Engineering and
Management. (more…)

Amazing support for our first Leicestershire Cares Week

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

NylacastMembers went all out to support our first ever Leicestershire Cares week 5-9 June. From staffing tea trollies to a sponsored silence, Directors washing their staff’s cars and having armpits waxed to employees running 1,000 miles between them!

Everyone that got involved showed they cared and that they want to offer a kind, supportive hand up, to those less fortunate in our local communities.  (more…)

Leicestershirecares Week

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Kieran with banner

Today is the start of our very first Leicestershire Cares Week where member businesses and schools have been invited to raise funds to support the important work that we do including helping school pupils, the homeless, care leavers and ex-offenders.

Celebrating our Award Winners!

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Volunteers and company bosses who come to the aid of charities, community groups and people in need of a helping hand have been applauded for their efforts at the 2017 Leicestershire Cares Awards. (more…)