VASL job opportunity

An exciting opportunity: Community Champions are recruiting a 6 hour post to provide admin support to their project.

If you know anyone who might be interested in this role, please do not hesitate to pass on this information.

Application packs are available by contacting



Community Champions Administrator

(supporting older people)

Salary: £16,000 per annum pro rata
Hours:                                  Part time: 6 hours per week – days to be agreed with line manager

Office hours are Monday to Thursday (9 to 5) Friday (9 to 4.30)

Duration: 1-year fixed term contract with the potential of being extended


Responsible to:

Office is VASL, Torch House, Torch Trust, Market Harborough LE16 9HL

Community Champions Manager

VASL is a local charity improving lives. It provides a range of services for elderly, disabled or rurally isolated people including carers.

In 2017 we secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund for the Community Champions Project for 5 years. This project tackles loneliness and focuses on people aged over 60 living in Harborough District. It aims to help older people to make connections locally and online, build local friendships, develop digital skills and join activities and groups with the help of trained volunteers.

We are looking for someone who is friendly, enthusiastic and genuinely interested in people to join our team to provide administrative support. This is an exciting position for someone who is organised, self-motivated and wants to make a difference to the Harborough District Community.


If this is you, please apply:

More information is available in our application pack (CVs will not be accepted), please call 01858 433232 or email Applications can be submitted via email or post.

Closing date:9am Tuesday 11th September 2018

Interview:  Week commencing 17th September 2018

(If you have not heard back by this date, unfortunately you have not been successful)




Registered Charity No: 1141274

Registered Company No: 7517828

Fire Safety Training


Many thanks to Ben and his crew from Market Harborough Fire Station, who came out to talk to some of our clients and volunteers from the  Community Champions project about Fire Safety.  We were surprised that they arrived in a fire engine, but they were on call so had to be ready for the off at any time.

Market Harborough Fire Station crew with Sam, Jenny and Rohini from Community Champions.  Photo: Mike Walter

The talk covered cooking safety, bedtime checks, shutting doors switching off sockets.

Photo: Mike Walter

They also told us what to do in the event of a fire and the importance of checking smoke alarms.

If anybody is without smoke alarms LFRS can offer a free service to go and fit some as well as give you advice in your own home.

The team can do a vulnerable person’s assessment of the home and appliances and give advice information on how to improve safety in the home, to refer call: 0116 287 2241, this will be put through to the local station and the community safety team will pick it up

Photo: Mike Walter

If you know of a group or organisation that works with vulnerable people and you think they could benefit from a talk from the Fire Brigade, you can use this form to get in touch,