Job Title: Older Persons Helper (Volunteer)

JOB PURPOSE: To help the running of all older peoples activities and trips

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Older Persons Coordinator

RESPONSIBLE FOR: Helping run Luncheon Club, Knit and Natter, Trips and Monthly Coffee Mornings.

To help the coordinator plan things such as places to go on trips and activities to complete at Luncheon Club. To help set up and the smooth running of luncheon club and other activities that take place throughout the centre.


  • To help the Coordinator in setting up activities such as Luncheon club, Sit and Get Fit and Knit and natter.
  • To help pick up and drop off of all the old people who visit the centre with the Coordinator to ensure they get on and off the Mini Bus safely.
  • To bring new ideas to the table and new ways to get new older people registered.
  • Help the Kitchen team when Luncheon Club is on by getting the orders through to the kitchen staff and help take the meals through.
  • Helping people with walking aids to the toilet and ensuring they get there safely and back to the room.
  • Be able to take photographs of all the activities so they can be used for Social media.
  • Have a good understanding of lifting and handling vulnerable people.

The post holder are asked to indicate days they can volunteer. Traveling expenses could be considered

Working in a third sector/charity environment. Hadston House prides itself on serving the community and ensuring that we offer the best possible standards. All our staff go over and beyond to support local people, if this sounds like you get in touch.

Applicants should apply via CV and Covering letter to Scott Dickinson Managing Director by post to Hadston House, Bondicar Road, Hadston, NE65 9SR or call 01670 761537 for any more details.

Due to the level of applications expected we will try our best to respond to everyone but it may not be possible.

Training is not essential however the post holder will be required to complete Safeguarding adult training and Moving and Handling training

Job Type: Volunteering

Apprenticeship Opportunity – Closed
Hadston House is an award-winning centre in Hadston delivering services to all ages within the community. We specialise in services for the elderly, young people and all ages offering a wide range of services such as lunch clubs, community café, meals on wheels, youth services, holiday activities and advice services for local people just to name a few.
Our website has more about us which you can visit to see if you might fit in and enjoy the type of work we do: you can also email to ask any questions or give us a call on 01670 761537 to apply please send your CV to
We are looking for an all-rounder, the whole team get stuck into all aspects of the centre, and we all support one another and cross-service areas. Everything is everyone’s responsibility, this can be answering phones, dealing with queries, using social media, covering if we have sickness with cleaning or supporting any service. It gives the right individual the real experience of what it’s like to work in a third-sector organisation with a small team and get a real feel for how everything works.
In return for the effort given we will ensure that all development opportunities are provided, skills and tools given to support you with the apprenticeship qualification. Offering experiences on day-to-day life across all areas of the organisation gives a great experience of work, offers lots of foundation skills to be used in later working life and gives a real grounded experience to take on into the future.
The successful applicant will work towards a Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner with Dewentside College on-site at Hadton House. Units will relate to the work they will be carrying out and benefit from having a previous apprentice in the team who can support them to achieve.
We also have the benefit of having 2 centres Hadston House and Briardale House in Blyth, so the successful candidate could benefit from working at multiple sites to gain additional experiences and we will support travel arrangements for this.
Key duties could include but not solely be:
· Creating designs for social media
· Answering telephones
· Dealing with public queries
· Supporting the admin team
· Being part of session work with older people or young people on a 1-2-1 or group basis
· Working with the team to plan events and fundraising activities
· Offering new ideas, thoughts, and support to the team
· Helping with diary management
· Recording data and helping make presentations
· Being part of events and helping the team deliver the objectives
· Helping keep the centre and work areas clean and tidy
Key essential criteria:
· Clear understanding of confidentiality and the need for it
· Trustworthy, reliable and pass a DBS criminal record check
· Interest in the work we do locally and making a difference in the community
· Ability to act professionally and confidently in communicating in writing and face-to-face with members of the public
· Fun and outgoing personality
· Good IT (Google system) skills
· Willingness to go over and beyond and share the passion of the wider team
· Self-motivation to work hard towards your apprenticeship qualification
· Good standard of maths and English
· Polite and respectful
We recognise that an apprentice is valuable to our organisation and welcome the ideas, enthusiasm and value they bring to the role. Any successful applicant would be treated as part of the team and receive all the benefits of being a member of the staff.

Job description

We are looking for a fun enthusiastic person to join our Community Café team here at Hadston House serving the community and those most vulnerable in our community. We are a not-for-profit organization that strives on putting local people first and providing an outstanding range of services including our Community Café, Meals on Wheels and Lunch Clubs for senior citizens and all event catering.

The ideal candidate would have experience cooking to order and being part of a team, food hygiene and other qualifications in this area are essential.

We are an award-winning community organisation that has served the area for over 25yrs.

Main duties include:

· Working as part of a team

· Cooking food to order

· Cleaning and recording food safety paperwork

· Dealing with customers and taking cash

· Ordering and stock rotation

· Cooking, boxing meals and loading vans for Meals on Wheels

Essential criteria:

· Fun and friendly

· Experience of cooking

· Ability to work alone or as part of a team

· Confident dealing with the public

· Team player

· High standards of cleanliness

Contact us directly for any more information.

Job Type: Contract

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Part-time hours: 16 per week

Salary: From £10.42 per hour


  • Discounted or free food
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay


  • Day shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

COVID-19 considerations:

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Morpeth, NE65 9SF: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • Cooking to order: 1 year (required)
  • Catering: 1 year (required)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)
  • Food Hygiene Certificate (required)

Shift availability:

  • Day shift (preferred)

Work Location: In person

Job Title: Meals on Wheels Coordinator (Closed)

JOB PURPOSE: To coordinate the Meals on Wheels service and be a member of the core staffing team for the centres operations and activities

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Managing Director


RESPONSIBLE FOR: Smooth operation of the services, payments and managing the drivers, clients and their families in a friendly professional manner.

The Coordinator will be responsible for day to day operations relating to the Meals on Wheels Service, being the face of the service and main point of contact. Liaising with clients, families and other partners such as GP surgeries, social prescribers, adult social care and others.


  • Establish the smooth running of the meals on wheels service
  • Be responsible for payments, liaising with families and orders from clients
  • Manage an electronic system of payments, client details, and all requirements whether it be allergies, likes and dislikes plus other relevant information
  • To support activities, particularly for older people with a specific emphasis on the prevention of loneliness incorporating MOW clients as and when they could come to an activity to improve connectivity
  • To recruit, train, support, and manage volunteers.
  • Participate in training and contribute to training programmes where appropriate.
  • To communicate effectively and maintain excellent relationships with volunteers in all services
  • To ensure user involvement of older people within the community, tailoring the activities, services, and day trips to accommodate their needs and desires both of the MOW service and supporting wider older peoples services
  • To liaise with and maintain good relationships with other voluntary, statutory, and private agencies and GP practices.
  • To establish and maintain effective communication with carers, service users, and their families.
  • To maintain stock control and order activity supplies including working with the kitchen to ensure stock for the MOW menu is ordered, being responsible for products and containers being replenished to meet menus
  • To monitor outcomes, record participants
  • To keep records, collate and analyze information and write reports when requested.
  • To ensure correct systems of control are maintained in relation to handling and recording all monies and donated goods that come via your service
  • To assist with the promotion and marketing of Hadston House services including social media
  • To maximize and participate in fundraising and trading opportunities through your service and wider Hadston Housework
  • To be aware of health and safety issues and take responsibility for monitoring, reviewing, and implementation
  • To act always in accordance with the policies and procedures at Hadston House
  • Any other duties which may be required which are consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the post and the wider operations of Hadston House

The post holder will be expected to work a 20-25hrs week and normal hours will be covered anytime between Monday and Friday with occasional weekend work. Job to start in February as negotiated by the charity.

The ideal candidate would have experience of a similar role, working in a third sector/charity environment. Hadston House prides itself on serving the community and ensuring that we offer the best possible standards. All our staff go over and beyond to support local people, if this sounds like you get in touch.

Closed 20/12/2022

The post holder will be based at the charity’s head office in Hadston House on Bondicar Road in Hadston NE65 9SR.

Applicants should apply via CV and Covering letter to Scott Dickinson Managing Director by post to Hadston House, Bondicar Road, Hadston, NE65 9SR or call 01670 761537 for any more details.

Due to the level of applications expected we will try our best to respond to everyone but it may not be possible.

Job Type: Contract


  • working with older people: 1 year (Required)
  • community organising: 1 year (Preferred)
  • working in a charity or third sector: 1 year (Preferred)


  • GCSE or equivalent (Required)


  • Dementia Awareness
  • Allergies
  • Food Hygiene
  • Risk Assessments