Volunteer Drivers – Rainbow Childrens Charity

Volunteer Drivers – Rainbow Childrens Charity

Volunteer Drivers - Rainbow Childrens Charity

Dear Colleagues,
If any of you feel you can assist this worthwhile charity then please contact Sarah on the below details
Kind Regards

Sue Heaton


Secretary – NARPO
Chelmsford Branch

Good Afternoon,
My name is Sarah, I am a Family Support Worker for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity. We are a national charity, supporting families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness by providing emotional and practical support within both the home and the community.
As well as being a Family Support Worker in the Essex team, I am also in charge of recruiting and supporting our amazing Volunteers. I am contacting you as an organisation to find out whether you would be interested in reaching out to your members, particularly in the Essex area, in the hope of recruiting some Volunteer Drivers. This is one of our roles which we really struggle to fill and I thought that the Ex Police community may possess the skills and confidence that this entails. Many of our families have to travel into central London to specialist hospitals, sometimes this can be once a month, for others it can be as much as 3/4 times a week. As you can imagine, this is not only quite stressful for the family, but is also extremely costly. By reducing the amount of times they themselves have to travel by even one journey can be a huge relief. As Family Support Workers, we provide transport to Families, however, we often have 2 or 3 requests on the same day and unfortunately, have to sometimes turn people down. It would be wonderful if we had a handful of Volunteers who we could call upon in this situation to hopefully help these families.
Thank you for taking the time to read my email, I hope that you don’t mind me contacting you. If you would like to have a look at the charity, please follow the link below and if you have any questions or would like to discuss this further please don’t hesitate to contact me via email or my work mobile 07825601360. I work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and will endeavour to call you back if I should miss your call.


Kind Regards,




Sarah Raven-Lloyd

Family Support Worker

Rainbow Trust Childrens Charity

Telephone: +44 (0)78 2560 1360

Please note my working hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8am-4pm

Job Opportunity

Job Opportunity – East of England Ambulance Service

Dear Colleagues

Please find below details of a job opportunity with east of England Ambulance Service, if interested please contact Kris or Brian on the numbers provided.

Many Thanks
Sue Heaton
Secretary Narpo
Chelmsford Branch

East of England Ambulance Service

Your Community still needs YOU!

Now it’s time to hang up the truncheon it’s not the end?

East of England Ambulance Service is recruiting across West Essex (Harlow/Epping/Ongar areas) for Patient Transport

Job Title; Ambulance Care Assistants (non-emergency work) with NO NIGHTS.

Full-Time/Part-Time/Bank Work.

Come and meet for an informal chat at Harlow Ambulance Station or call on one of the numbers below.

Applications and interviews all done locally

Brian; + 44 (0) 791 727 7253

Kris; + 44 (0) 786 496 8919

Red Snapper Group

Red Snapper Group is the largest law enforcement focused recruitment services provider in the UK. I was wondering if you could assist us and share the below information and job link out to your network? Our client is looking for candidates from a police background. If you have any questions please let me know.

Calling all retired or former police personnel!

Red Snapper Recruitment are working in partnership with Parkguard Limited

We are recruiting Police Accredited Patrol Officers for Parkguard Safer Communities: Parks, Estates and Public Space teams.

As a Uniformed Officer you play a vital role in supporting the local community while preventing, detecting and deterring anti-social behaviour and crime in the community with live.

To find out more about this opportunity, please click the link below or email your Cv to Victoria Lakeman

Blueline Jobs

Thank you for your assistance


Joe Clifford
Senior Account Manager

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Vacancy at Bishopscourt – NARPO Essex

Vacancy at Bishopscourt

The Bishop of Chelmsford has a vacancy at Bishopscourt.

1. Driver/Handyman

The Bishop of Chelmsford is looking for a driver/handyman who can work with him on a part-time basis.

It unlikely that the bishop will need driving much more than about twice a week, though there will be some seasonal variation. From September to December 2018 there were also seventy-nine hours of driving duties. The journeys are agreed in advance and are mostly around Essex and East London with occasional longer journeys to other parts of the country. The driver/handyman will also be responsible for:

  • cleaning and maintaining the car and will take responsibility for all aspects of the car’s maintenance and servicing
  • other driving jobs, such as delivering the post, or picking people up from the station.

In addition, the driver/handyman will be expected to come to Bishopscourt for five hours each week to: 

  • look after the car
  • be the contact person for contractors and others who come to Bishopscourt
  • ensure a number of small routine maintenance jobs (such as clearing gutters) happen each year
  • be available for other small jobs, such as shredding, wood cutting, managing rubbish, recycling, shopping for supplies and going to the post office as required

Set in four and half acres of land, Bishopscourt is large five bedroomed Edwardian property with a modern office building attached where four people work each day. The property is owned and maintained by the Church Commissioners.

The successful applicant will be given a mobile phone so as contacts can be made in his or her own time. Then it will be their responsibility to liaise with contractors on site, where necessary, and to keep the bishop informed of what is happening, and to liaise with the Property department of the Church Commissioners over all matters to do with the maintenance of the house and garden. This may occasionally require additional hours, which are agreed in advance. The garden itself is looked after by contract gardeners who come in weekly.

The successful applicant will attend the monthly diary planning meeting at Bishopscourt.

The remuneration for this post will be £12.00 an hour

Please send expressions of interest in writing explaining why you might be suitable for these posts to:

The Bishop of Chelmsford, Bishopscourt, Main Road, Margaretting, Ingatestone, and Essex. CM4 0HD.

Telephone: 01277 352 001

Email: Bishopscourt@chelmsford.anglican.org

Brownsword Field Force Recruitment

Brownsword field force recruitment

Brownsword Field Force Recruitment

Dear Member

You have kindly assisted us in the past with our field force recruitment and we are once again looking to strengthen our coverage in the Essex area.

“Brownsword” are a long-established provider of motor insurance investigation services to many major insurers across the UK and our field based enquiries are conducted on our behalf by an extensive field force who work for us on a self-employed basis. The majority of these individuals are from a Police background, as this allows them to continue to utilise the unrivalled skill base which they have built up over many years.

The type of enquiries which our field force undertake includes interviewing drivers/witnesses/police officers etc in relation to road traffic accidents, preparing evidence-based statements and the production of locus reports (including a sketch plan & photographs of where an incident has occurred).

Due to continuing growth we are now looking to strengthen our coverage in a number of key areas including Southend on Sea, Basildon and surrounding areas. It would be greatly appreciated if you could circulate this email to your members, requesting that if they are interested in learning more, in the first instance they should email me a current CV to sean@brownsword.com

We are particularly interested in hearing from any of your members who come from a CID background, as this is the experience preferred by our Dedicated Fraud Unit”.

I would like to take this opportunity, in advance, to thank you for your assistance, it is greatly appreciated.



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