Job Vacancies

It’s a really exciting time to join our amazing team at Gympanzees! We would love to hear from you if any of our vacancies sound like a great match to your skills and experience. We also offer volunteering opportunities please contact us for details.

Play Facilitator  

Pay – £11 p/h 

Location – SGS Pegasus School, Almondsbury, Patchway, Bristol BS32 4AJ

Dates – From 25th Jul – 19th August

Gympanzees is a charity providing play, exercise and friendship opportunities for children and young people with disabilities and their families. 

Gympanzees are looking for playful, friendly, and professional humans to help run our Easter Pop Up event. Staff are needed to assist with equipment induction and handling, supporting parents with their children, maintaining and cleaning of the rooms, and general queries.  

We will be offering play sessions which will include a gym, soft playroom, music room, two sensory rooms, a trampoline room, indoor playground (sensory integration room), and a sociable café. 

These Pop Ups provide a fabulous opportunity for children and families to play together and make new friends.  

You will need to be;

  • Experienced in working with children/young people with disabilities  
  • Able to drive or have means of getting to and from the school each day 
  • DBS checked or be willing to have one processed for you 
  • Enthusiastic, hardworking, energetic, friendly & professional  
  • Able to work in a team and get stuck into any task   
  • Be confident supporting families using our hoists (training will be given) 
  • Be available to work 9.15am-5.15pm with a 30-minute lunch break 
  • Be able to commit to weekdays and weekends between 25th Jul- 19th Aug 

You will receive –  

£11 p/hour  

Training  

A written reference at the end of the Pop Up  

A Gympanzees t-shirt and hoodie 

Name badge 

How to apply 

To apply please send your CV to lucy@gympanzees.org or contact 07821363282

Diversity and Equality statement –  At Gympanzees we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. It is our mission to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our community and its employees  

 

Job Title: Legal Trustee [Responsible to Chair of Trustees]

Location: Board Meetings at Main Office or Virtual (Zoom)

Role Type: Voluntary

Key skills required: Leadership, Legal background, Governance

Time commitment: 7 board meetings per year plus an away day, as well as chairing relevant committee every 3 months and attendance at various ad hoc events.

The chosen candidate would be a highly experienced qualified barrister, solicitor or equivalent and be able to demonstrate:

  • A strong track record in the legal profession, leading complex and growing organisations
  • Previous experience of the third sector, property law and charity law is desirable.
  • Experience of reviewing contracts
  • An ability to analyse information; use good, independent judgement; and a willingness to challenge constructively when necessary
  • The ability to communicate legal concepts to non-legal trustees and officers
  • The ability to demonstrate business acumen
  • The necessary networks and contacts to assist Gympanzees in achieving its goals as well as high level interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to working and the ability to persuade and influence as well as promote the interests of the Charity
  • A strong empathy for the aims, objective, and activities of Gympanzees
  • Integrity and judgement with a strong commitment to evidencing our values
  • An excellent, confident, and persuasive communicator
  • A good sense of humour with the desire to be part of a high energy and dynamic organisation and strongly committed to a growth mindset
  • Experience of networking
  • A commitment to safeguarding vulnerable children and adults
  • A genuine willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to execute their duties as Trustees
  • We are particularly keen to achieve a more diverse Board of Trustees and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Benefits of Trusteeship with Gympanzees

This role gives you a unique opportunity to be at the core of an organisation at the cusp of a new, exciting phase of growth. Our plans are very ambitious, but our impacts will be significant.

  • Improving your community – transforming lives of children and young people with disability.
  • Strategic application – critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Professional networks – meeting diverse professionals.
  • Developing skills and experience – adapting your professional knowledge
  • Team working – constructively challenge ideas, interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

To apply, please email steph@gympanzees.org your CV along with a covering letter stating why you wish to join Gympanzees, how your skills would add value to the board and any other

relevant information. Please note, an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and reference check will be obtained for the chosen candidate.

Contact Email: steph@gympanzees.org

Contact Phone: 07773 553112

 

Diversity and Equality statement –  At Gympanzees we strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work. It is our mission to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our community and its employees