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Vacancies and Volunteering

As a growing organisation, we’re often on the look-out for passionate, determined and committed people to join our award-winning team.

You might want to join us because

  • We are considered experts in our field; we provide specialist support
  • We are a people focused organisation and consider it a privilege to meet, engage and support somebody at their moment of crisis
  • We are often the first people that a somebody has told about violence or abuse – a responsibility we take extremely seriously
  • We listen, empathise and see people that use our services
  • We believe that people have a choice whether to engage with us. We will always respect their life choices
  • We encourage people to find their voice, empower them to make positive change in their lives and thrive in a positive future
  • We stand beside people, often advocating on their behalf to get better outcomes

We particularly welcome applications from people who share our vision, mission and organisational values.


Business Support Manager

Salary: £28,000 – £30,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday)

Base: Plymouth

Contract: Permanent

We currently have an exciting new post available, based at our Plymouth office as our Business Support Manager. In this newly created role, you will work closely with the Finance and HR Manager and Service Directors, and must be able to forge strong relationships with funders, staff, volunteers and managers.

The primary duty of this role is to provide effective, efficient and responsive organisational systems, registrations and equipment which ensures First Light staff and volunteers can provide exceptional client-centred care and support. It is an operational role well suited to people who like detail, can manage relationships and enjoy developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating projects and workstreams across a complex organisation. Although part of the Senior Management Team, this post does not have any line management responsibility.

To apply: All applicants will be subject to the Disclosure & Barring Scheme and it is essential that you have the capability to travel flexibly within Devon and Cornwall. Please complete both sections of the application form (see links below). Ensure that you outline your relevant experience and evidence suitability for the role against the role profile and person specification. Alternatively, you can ring 03458 121212 to request an application pack.
CVs will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 9:00 am Tuesday 16th April 2019

Expected date for interviews : Wednesday 24th April 2019

If you do not hear from us by Tuesday 23rd April, please assume you have been unsuccessful at this time. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to provide feedback to applicants who have not been shortlisted for interview.

For SECTION ONE of the application form please click here

For SECTION TWO of the application form please click here

For completion of our Equality and Diversity monitoring form (optional) please click here

To read the Business Support Manager role profile please click here

First Light’s recruitment procedures are in line with recommended best practice to safeguard all adults, children and young people who use our services. It is vital that all of our staff understand their roles and responsibilities, and expectations of our staff are set out in the following safeguarding policies which are regularly updated to meet the local safeguarding board requirements. For more information on the data we process, why we process it, our legal basis, how long we keep it and the rights of prospective employees, please see our Fair Processing Notice for Prospective Employees.

To read our Safer Recruitment policy please click here

To read our Safeguarding Children and Adults policy please click here

To read our Fair Processing Notice please click here


Click here to find out about current volunteering opportunities at First Light.