Please use the links below to browse Goleudy's Charity Jobs in your prefered region.
Jobs in Swansea
Jobs in Neath-Port Talbot
Jobs in Carmarthenshire
Jobs in Pembrokeshire
Jobs in Llanelli
About Charity Jobs
A charity job at Goleudy could be just the right fit for you.
The voluntary sector in Wales employs over 46,000 people and offers a huge variety of jobs that give you the chance to make a real difference in people's lives. A sense of fulfilment, good pay and benefits and the opportunity to meet a wide range of people are just a few reasons you should work in a charity. If you've never considered applying for a charity job before, research has found that the job satisfaction rate across workers in charity jobs is one of the highest – 77%, compared to a UK average of 72%.
Even though the charity sector in Wales is large and varied, there continue to be some myths about charity jobs, including the idea that charity work is restricted to just a few types of jobs. In reality, many different jobs are available at all levels, whether you are looking for an entry-level position, a graduate opportunity or an experienced professional wanting to switch from the commercial to the charity sector.
In Wales, charity jobs offer rewarding careers where no two days are the same. At Goleudy, our teams can tackle food poverty through our award-winning Community Fridge project, running activities that help isolated people build community connections or supporting vulnerable young adults to build the confidence and life skills they need to maintain their tenancies.
Our charity work in Swansea helps people like Jamie, who was struggling with alcohol use and had resorted to sleeping on the beach. With our team's help, he could find safe, secure accommodation and build his confidence through volunteering.
Homelessness in Wales remains a huge challenge for our society:
- More than 15,000 people become homeless in Wales each year - this includes 2,800 children
- A further 10,000 people a year come within days of losing their homes
- Hundreds of people sleep rough on the streets
You can make life better for people who find themselves without a safe place to live by taking on a charity job at Goleudy.
We're always looking to employ flexible, committed people with diverse work and life experience to join our teams. Our charity jobs in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Carmarthenshire, and Pembrokeshire will allow you to work with homeless people or at risk of becoming homeless to help them rebuild their lives.
Our charity jobs offer:
- Flexibility - we offer full-time and part-time jobs with available weekday, weekend, and evening shifts.
- Training and opportunities for progression.
- Generous paid holiday time (full-time 26 days rising to 33 days after four years plus eight bank holidays) and pension contributions.
- Health care cash plans provide annual cover for dental, optical, and other treatments.
- Paid mileage when you are driving as part of your job.
So, if you are looking for interesting work where you can make a real difference to communities in Swansea, charity jobs at Goleudy could be for you.
Read more about our charity jobs in Swansea
No two days are the same when you are working in one of our charity jobs but below is some more information about one of our most popular jobs - Support Worker, Swansea.
Key responsibilities of this charity job:
- Provide high-quality and effective housing-related support that focuses on strengths and goals within a framework of moving forward, reducing harm, and achieving tenancy sustainment.
- Manage a client caseload; complete risk assessments, and offer practical advice and advocacy.
- Participate in rota/shifts and assist in the day-to-day running of busy projects, completing daily, weekly and monthly tasks as allocated by the Operations Manager.
- Record, monitor, and review client progress against planned outcomes.
- Negotiate with stakeholders’ access to essential services and tenancy options. Liaise with relevant services with regard to accessing additional support.
- Encourage clients to participate and integrate into their local community including access to employment, training, leisure, and other universal services where appropriate.
- Contribute to an effective team approach in meeting project requirements and competing demands.
- Practice homeless prevention, tenancy sustainment, psychologically informed approaches, Solution Focus Practice, harm reduction, and co-production (client choice, voice, and control).
To be successful in this charity job, Swansea support workers will:
- Sign up to Goleudy values and expected standards of behaviours as set out in the Code of Conduct.
- Provide high-quality support in line with the Goleudy model and expectations of the Welsh Government and local authority
- Help clients achieve long-term tenancy sustainment and recovery from homelessness.
- Complete all paperwork and client records to the required standards including assessments, support planning goals, and risk management plans.
- Adhere to all Corporate, Finance, HR, and Operational guidelines & organisational policy frameworks and procedures including GDPR, Health & Safety, and Safeguarding.
Day to day, in this charity job, your key contacts will include:
- People who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
- Project staff & contractors.
- Your manager and other managers across the charity.
- Goleudy’s Executive Leadership Team.
- Policy organisations, such as Cymorth Cymru.
- Other organsiations we work with include Landlords, Health/Social Services teams, Housing, Welfare, and Criminal Justice departments, and Drug & Alcohol Support Services.
- Commissioners (Welsh Government, Local Authority, Health Board).
- Regulators such as Care Inspectorate Wales Care Inspectorate and Rent Smart Wales.
What knowledge and skills do we look for in people applying for our charity jobs in Swansea?
We want people from all backgrounds and with all sorts of experiences to apply for our charity jobs in Swansea because we know that there are many benefits of having diverse teams.
Below are some of the key skills and knowledge we look for:
- A real interest in helping people and in housing-related support services and the wider social issues of homelessness, health, mental health, substance use, criminal justice, and the benefit/welfare system.
- Good teamwork and the ability to build good relationships with key contacts.
- Having a positive attitude to working with people who face multiple disadvantages and exclusions.
- Flexibility to work in busy environments and as a lone worker in the community.
- Being organised and having good time management.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Confidence in using IT and the ability to learn to use our systems and databases.
If you already have a background of working with people in housing, support, social care, health, education, or another voluntary sector setting that’s great but if you don’t have that experience don’t be put off applying for one of our charity jobs in Swansea. At Goleudy we’ll provide all the training you need. By working in a charity job in Swansea you can make a real difference in people’s lives.
The people we work with are facing real difficulties and may have experienced years of feeling excluded from society. As a Support Worker, or in any of our charity jobs, you will have the chance to make a real difference. Here’s what some of the people we have helped say about the service they’ve had from Goleudy:
“I was getting more and more depressed…I wasn’t seeing my family and I was feeling very isolated. I just needed somebody to talk to. I mentioned it to the staff and I was put in touch with (Gloeudy’s Let’s Keep Talking) service…I’m finding that I’m doing different things and better things every day. I’m learning, I’m getting stronger and my life is much happier than it used to be.” Kerry.
John says that being able to move into a Goleudy hostel after he became homeless was “a Godsend. It was clean, it was tidy, and the staff were absolutely wonderful…they got be back on my feet. They helped me with my self-esteem, and my confidence - they were there 24 hours a day. They helped me get my own place and they’re giving me ongoing support.”
Top tips for applying for one of our charity jobs in Swansea:
- Read through the criteria in the “Person Specification” section of the Job Description carefully and think about examples that show how you meet the criteria. The example might be from when you were in another charity job, or something you’ve done as part of a training course, hobby, or volunteer work. Use these examples in your application form and be ready to talk about them in your interview.
- Take your time and make sure you provide all the information that the application process asks for. Make sure all the information you provide is accurate.
- Most charity job applications will ask for some standard information, such as your previous employment, education, and contact details for two people who can give you a reference. Have that information to hand before you start your charity job application.