VAAC E-bulletin 10/02/22

Bringing you the latest updates in Arun and Chichester Districts and across West Sussex



Welcome to the weekly e-bulletin from Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester which we hope you will find useful. The following information, covers both Chichester and Arun Districts and West Sussex.


If you would like to include some information about your organisation including upcoming events, please contact us by emailing Jenny Garthwright



We are recruiting a Community Participation Officer (Health Outcomes)

Salary: NJC Scale point 20 (£25,991) pro rata.


Hours of Work: 15 hours per week (flexible).


Hybrid working – Bognor Regis Town Hall and home-working.


Contract: 6 months, with possible extension.

Voluntary Action Arun and Chichester is working closely with a range of partners to improve health inequalities, particularly supporting the cancer screening agenda. Our combined aim is to reduce preventable cancers, diagnose cancer earlier, and improve the quality of life.

We are looking for someone with experience of working in the Voluntary and Community
Sector and/or working in a Health & Wellbeing role within the Public Sector, who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, is an initiative taker, with a true passion to improve health outcomes.


Advert Community Participation Officer (Health Outcomes)
Introductory letter February 2022
JD for Community Participation Officer
Application Form
VAAC Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form


If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Hilda Sherwood (CEO) email: or call on 07572673012

Deadline: Friday, 25th February 2022 at 5.00pm

Youth volunteers

We have been approached by a local school who are looking to launch a new exciting volunteer project for fifteen of their 14 year olds to do a week’s volunteering with organisations during Volunteers’ Week (1st - 7th June).


Could you offer a placement for a young volunteer, or even a team? If so, Tracy (Volunteering Advisor) would love to hear from you, and can give you further details about this project. Please email

VAAC Members Feedback Survey 2022

Every 3 years we update our Strategic Business Plan in accordance with what our members tell us they want from us, as well as meeting funders’ requirements and considering internal and external factors.


As a valued member of VAAC, we are asking you to please help us review our current plan and design our next which will become operational in the Spring, by completing this questionnaire. 


We appreciate your time and effort in doing this, and all information received will be carefully considered in our Strategic Review. The survey will close on Friday 18th February 2022. 

Upcoming VAAC Events & Training

VAAC Funding Surgery - online/via zoom
Thursday 17th February, 10am - 1pm
One-to-one bookable slots with the VAAC development team, email to book

Local Authority Designated Officer & Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub training - online/via Microsoft teams
Wednesday 16th March 2022, 10am – 11.30am

Chichester Networking Event - Revelation Family Church, Chichester
Monday 4th April  2022, 10am – 11.30am


Important Updates

NCSC Small Organisations Newsletter February 2022


Think CO - February 2022 Newsletter


Download the new Charity Pulse report analysing the state of the sector


Member and Partner News

MSVA E-Bulletin, 3 February 2022


Action in rural Sussex Newsletter - February 2022


Rotary Club of Chichester Harbour Community Service News - January 2022


SPCC newsletter: Out and about with Sussex Police


January update from Dementia Support and Sage House


Home-Start Arun, Worthing & Adur Impact Report 2020-21


Grants Online e-Magazine - January 2022


Tackling Fuel Poverty Together – NICE Vulnerable Groups service: Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice are looking for groups that support the vulnerable groups listed in this document to work together to provide ‘a holistic, wraparound advice service mainly focused on energy and CO safety, but also provide debt, welfare benefits, income maximisation and financial capability advice’. Contact Luca to find out more


For other news from the local voluntary sector, please see our website





Funds with short deadlines


  • Safe in Sussex - Community Groups Facilitator
  • Turning Tides - Housing First Manager
  • My Sisters' House - Receptionist
  • My Sisters' House - Complex Needs Worker (On Duty)
  • My Sisters' House - Complex Needs Worker (General)
  • My Sisters' House - Complex Needs Worker (Domestic Abuse Triage)
  • Littlehampton Town Council - Administrative Assistant

See all the details and more vacancies on our website

Core funded by West Sussex County Council and Arun District Council, Chichester District Council and Littlehampton Town Council


Registered Charity No. 1113641
Company Limited by Guarantee No. 5667986
Registered in England and Wales

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