The voluntary sector employs over 46,000 people in Wales and offers competitive salaries, flexible hours and the chance to make a real difference to people’s lives.

Jobs at BAVO

BAVO is the County Voluntary Council for Bridgend  County. We support local third sector organisations, social enterprises and volunteers. We are seeking dynamic and motivated professionals who are  skilled / experienced for the following vancancies:

Post: Voluntary Trustee/Director
Salary: Voluntary but out of pocket expenses will be paid
Closing date:  Extended to 20th August 2021

BAVO Board is looking to fill a  number of Trustee roles, that will enhance the skills set of the Board.  We are particularly keen to recruit a QBE, part or fully qualified individual to the role of Treasurer.  We also have other vacancies and would welcome applications from those with legal, strategic. business development and/or the national not-for-profit sector.  We also welcome application from underrepresented groups.   

For our full information pack and expression of interest form, please click here.
For Treasurer Role description, please click here
For Trustee eligibility information, please click here
For equalities and Diversity monitoring, please click here


Post: Third Sector Development Officer 
Salary: £24,012  per annum pro rata  (37 hrs pw)  will consider part time hours 
Annual leave 25 days + 8 bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
Pension: 8% non-contributory
Fixed term to 31.03.2023 (subject to ongoing funding) 
Location: Maesteg with agile working
Closing date:  20th August 2021, 2pm

The Post holder will provide training, support and guidance to local voluntary and community groups .

For a full Job description and person spec click here 0721_Third Sector Support Officer-2
Find the Application pack below.


Post: Community Navigator
Salary: £21,748 per annum (37 hrs pw)  
Annual leave 25 days + 8 bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
Pension: 8% non-contributory
 Fixed term to 31.03.2022 (subject to ongoing funding) 
Location: Maesteg with agile working (community)
Closing date:  20th August 2021, 2pm

The Post-holder will help individuals to access community support to meet their personal needs.

For a full Job description and person spec, click here – 0721_Community Navigators JDPS
Find the Application pack below.

Post: Communications and Engagement Officer 
Salary:     £22,813 – £24,012 depending on experience (37 hrs per week)  
Annual leave 25 days + 8 bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
Pension: 8% non-contributory
Location: Maesteg with agile working 
Closing date:  20th August 2021, 2pm   

The postholder will lead on digital and published communications, events, media and engagement activity. 

For a full  Job description and person spec, click here – 0721_ Communication and engagement Officer JDPS-2


To apply for any of our roles,  please follow the instructions in the guidance.  You are encouraged to use the person specification when preparing your application, giving succinct examples of how you meet the criteria,

Application Guidance

Application Form

Privacy Statement

Equalities and Diversity Monitoring form


Every Link Counts

Post: Project Development Worker (working with young adults with learning disabilities)
£27,040 pro-rata
Minimum 25 hours per week 
Location: Maesteg Business Centre, Maesteg
Closing date: 31 July 2021

Every Link Counts is seeking a highly motivated, hard-working individual, who will work with young people with learning disabilities, to develop, deliver and evaluate a range of projects, which meet the needs of our members.  This is an exciting new role in a small staff team, based in Maesteg, with the need to travel throughout Bridgend County. Find out more here.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Mr Steven Donovan, Development Manager, T: 07786115110 or email


Post: Agency Caseworker 
Salary: £23,388-£25,901 pro rata
Full-time 37 Hours a week (Monday-Friday) 
Holidays: 25 Days (plus bank holidays) 
Closing date: 12 noon on 6 August 2021 

Bridgend Care and Repair are seeking an Agency caseworker. You will be a highly organised, enthusiastic and a confident communicator, with a commitment and empathy to the housing needs of older people living in the community.  For more information click here >> Job Advert – Core Caseworker

 Interviews will take place on August 13th 2021

Post: Male Independent Domestic Violence advocate (covering Swansea Bay area)
Salary: £22,000 – £24,000 pa (depending on experience)
Full-time 37.5  hours a week (with occasional evenings) 
Holidays: 25 Days (plus bank holidays)
Closing date: August 4th 2021

You will have a flexible approach, be experienced in providing high quality frontline support to victims of domestic abuse (DVA), and delivering a proactive service to those at high risk to meet their identified needs. You will have experience of working collaboratively within a multiagency framework including; MARAC partners, Children and Adult Safeguarding services, local partners and community projects to establish a multi-agency response to domestic abuse. The post holder will support victims through the Criminal and Civil Justice System prior to, during and after court hearings; ensuring they are supported and informed of legal options.

For more information click here. Calan – Male IDVA Job Advert

For an application form, click here. Calan-DVS-Application-form-1


Post:  Finance Assistant
Salary:  £20,751 pro-rata
Hours:   21 hours per week
Pension: non-contributory pension scheme at 8%.
Based at CTM Mind’s Head in Merthyr Tydfil
Closing date:  Friday 30th July 2021 at 5pm.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg Mind is a forward-thinking community-based charity whose purpose is to provide better mental health and wellbeing outcomes to its population by providing a range of relevant support services.  The organisation is a partner within the Mind Federation, working in partnership with other local Minds and Mind Cymru.

We are looking for a reliable person to carry out the day-to-day book-keeping for the charity and assist with budgets and management accounts.

Training:  Access to formal Association of Accounting Technician (AAT) Training opportunity to work with the experienced Finance Manager, study leave will be given.

Interview – Thursday 5th August 2021

For more information visit.

Kickstart Scheme funding for employers to create new six month job placements for young people (16-24)

The Department for Works & Pensions has launched the Kickstart Scheme to provide funding to employers to create new six month job placements for young people (16-24) who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. Find out more here.

Employability Bridgend

Employability Bridgend help both employed and unemployed residents of Bridgend County Borough who need support with employability. They can support you to improve your skills and get a new or better job. The service includes providing:

  • free training and qualifications
  • supported job search
  • CV development including volunteering placements

The training can include increasing ‘soft’ skills such as confidence and interview techniques, or vocational qualifications such as CSCS cards and Teaching Assistant qualifications. The training is client-led, so you can access help that is relevant to you. They may also be able to provide support for work-related costs, such as:

  • transport to work until you are paid
  • clothing, for example work shoes

Employability Bridgend is  community-based and meets clients in venues all around the Borough. The programme is funded through Welsh Government and European Social Fund. For help with employability, E:   or to visit their facebook page, click here.

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