Communications and Community Builder

Hours: 30 per week.

Salary: £18,985.20 (FTE £23731.50)

Do you enjoy collaborating with people and are you looking for a role where you can make a positive difference, work creatively, learn, and do something different every day?

Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre are working in partnership with Wychavon District Council to recruit a Communications and Community Builder to work in and around Pershore and the surrounding villages.

The contract is for an initial 18-month term.

The initial focus of the Community Builder role is to research and establish a deep understanding of the area, collaborating with local residents and existing organisations to uncover the key community assets and skills of local residents.

The role involves ‘Supporting and encouraging residents to be active in their local community and helping them to take the lead on topics that are important to them.’

Confident at all levels and ‘have an interest in community led projects and services.

“As part of the role we also want someone to help showcase the work to the community and play a lead role in our communications. This means we can share community stories, local information, and the work of our organisation to inspire others to get involved.”

You will have the skills to create graphics, infographics, videos, and posters and also be competent at event organisation.

The successful applicant will be motivated, flexible in working hours, and a real people-person. Access to a vehicle to get around the area is desirable for which expenses will be paid.

The role is based within the team at Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre, and there will be significant cooperation and collaboration with Wychavon District Council Communities team and with other statutory, voluntary, and local organisations. This is an exciting new role with potential to make a significant long-lasting impact in the Pershore and south – Wychavon neighbourhoods and communities.

Please call 01386 554299 or email for application pack.

The closing date for applications is 03/05/2024 & interviews will be held on the 15/05/2024

Thank You

We are so grateful to Sam Nutting who did a sponsored swim in July and raised an amazing £275 for the Wednesday Lunch Club. 


Do you enjoy a challenge, love walking, meeting people and would like to help your local community by raising funds to help continue the amazing work that the Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre offer, then this is for you.

The Peak Challenge, Circular, 21km/12 mile walk in the beautiful Peak District, on Sunday 3rd September to help raise funds for the fantastic charity, Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre.

The walk is a circular walk with stunning scenery, starting from Edale which takes in three summits along the way. Approx time of the start will be around 0900 – 0930, and to finish around 1700 1800. We will be accompanied by qualified mountain leaders throughout the walk ensuring safety, support and first aid if needed.

Transport will be available from Pershore and back. Meet time to be confirmed. 

Although we must pay for the guides, we will not pass that cost on to you. The walk will not cost you anything to participate, however we would like you to raise a minimum of £150 through sponsorship.

Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre provides transport for nearly 5000 elderly and vulnerable people in Pershore and the surrounding area to get to medical appointments, shopping trips or trips to see fiends and family to help reduce social isolation and loneliness, thus supporting their mental health and wellbeing.

Are you up for the challenge? Hurry as there are only 15 places!

Then please contact us for information and fundraising pack.

Telephone  01386 554299                                                                               



Download a pack from our social media channels

Pavers Foundation keeps Pershore Volunteer Vehicles in Action!

Karon Swinburn, CEO, Pershore Plus, Holly Sagar, Communications Coordinator, Pavers and Phil Sagar, Volunteer Driver for Pershore Plus.

The Pavers Foundation, charitable initiative of multi-channel family-owned footwear retailer, Pavers, has recently donated £2,660 to Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre on behalf of Holly Sagar, Communications Coordinator at Pavers Head Office. The donation was made through the Foundation’s employee-led grant application scheme, which encourages colleagues of the business to apply on behalf of charities and good causes close to their hearts.

Holly’s dad Phil is a volunteer driver for Pershore Plus, prompting her to apply for the grant funding through the Pavers Foundation. The donation will be used to fund essential maintenance checks on three of the charity’s accessible vehicles for one year, allowing the charity to continue running their community transport service, a lifeline for many elderly and vulnerable people in the local community who live remotely and have no means of accessible travel to appointments and social clubs. The service primarily connects Pershore with Redditch, Worcester and Evesham, where Holly met with Karon Swinburn at the Pavers Store in The Valley to present the donation.

Holly thanked the Foundation for the grant; “Thank you so much to the Foundation for supporting this essential community service for Pershore and the surrounding area, it is humbling to work for a business with such a strong social conscience, which supports good causes in this way.”

Karon Swinburn, CEO of Pershore Plus Volunteer Centre explained a little more about the difference this donation will make for the charity; “Our Community Transport Service is, in many cases a lifeline for people in our quest to reduce social isolation and loneliness in Pershore and the surrounding villages. Just to be able to get out to do shopping, meet friends for a coffee, or join a leisure activity goes a long way to supporting and maintaining people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Pershore Plus also offers trips to local places of interest and attractions, The Valley, Evesham is always a popular trip! We are hugely grateful to the Pavers Foundation for funding the maintenance checks needed on our three vehicles for the next year. This comes at a time when the cost-of-living crisis is impacting on small charities like ours and meaning that we are always looking for more funding opportunities.”

Holly, Karon and Phil with PPVC’s Wheelchair accessible vehicle.

The Pavers Foundation is delighted to continually make a difference to local communities, those from disadvantaged backgrounds and a whole host of good causes throughout the UK and beyond through their charitable donations, charity of the year initiative and donations made on behalf of the Paver family. To keep up to date with news about the Pavers Foundation visit

Communications Officer

We are looking to recruit a Communications Officer. This role is to develop and implement communications for internal and external audiences including staff, residents, businesses, partners, stakeholders, and media.

Applicants must have:

  • Experience of handling internal and external communications campaigns
  • Experience of managing a breadth of multi-channel communications
  • Experience of producing a range of marketing materials

Please click here to download further details of this job opportunity with the Pershore Volunteer Centre.

  • Salary is subject to experience.
  • 12 Hours per week.
  • Holiday is usually 5 weeks plus Bank Holidays.

The closing date for applications is 28th April 2023

To apply for this role please download and complete the application form (it is available as either a Word document or a PDF file).

Click here to download the application in Word format.

Click here to download the application in PDF format.

Please send your application form or any questions about this role to


Suitable for smaller groups, the Vivaro is available to hire for non-profit making organisations, and is just awaiting its Volunteer Centre branding. Expect to see it out and about in Pershore and the surrounding villages soon! Thank you to all those organisations and individuals who contributed to this vital community resource, helping us to reduce rural and social isolation for local people.

Vauxhall Vivaro

Have your say

Pershore Volunteer Centre invite you to “Have your Say” at the Good Neighbourhood Network

Fladbury Village Hall 3rd February and 31st March

Peopleton Village Hall 10th February and 24th March

Eckington Village Hall 18th February and 18th March

 Stoulton Village Hall 25th February and 29th April

Elmley Castle Village Hall 8th March and 22nd April

St Andrews Hall, Pershore 26th February and 27th April

11am to 3pm Tea & Coffee on arrival, followed by a Light Lunch and afternoon activity

Learn more about the services of The Pershore Volunteer Centre and Pershore Wellbeing Hub and how to access them.

Tell us how you are involved in your community and what else you would like to see.

Meet some of our wonderful team of volunteers and hear how rewarding volunteering  can be.

Do you want to make a difference, why not join the team?

To register, please contact Jo at the Pershore Volunteer Centre;

Tel: 01386 554 299 or email ;

Transport to and from the event can be organised for a nominal fee.

Administrative Assistant

We are looking to recruit a part time (15 hours per week) Administrative Assistant. This is a busy role with plenty of variety and the successful applicant will need to be flexible, providing administrative support to Staff and Volunteers with the day to day running of the office, and providing cover where appropriate.

Applicants should have a good standard of maths, English and IT literacy, have a willingness to learn and possess good communication skills.

Please click here to download further details of this job opportunity with the Pershore Volunteer Centre.

New Wheelchair Accessible vehicle

Pershore & District Volunteer Centre are pleased to announce they now have a Wheelchair Accessible vehicle

Thanks to recent grants we have been able to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle meaning that disabled people within our community can benefit from the chance to use this vehicle, offering new freedom and independence to individuals and their families

Excitingly and more importantly this enables us to reach a wider audience and be more inclusive, achieving the aim of helping individuals out of isolation

The vehicle has 4 seats and space for one wheelchair and is available with a driver

What we offer:

Collection can be from home and take you and friends/family out to lunch, or to attend the popular lunch club; take you to medical appointments, opticians etc

Can you spare an hour or two a week?

To allow us to make the most out of this vehicle we do need Volunteer drivers to help them meet demand, expenses are covered.

For more information or to register, please call 01386 554299