Vineyard Compassion

About Us

Vineyard Compassion is a charity based in Coleraine, Northern Ireland. The aim of the charity is to support people ‘from crisis to full potential’, by providing practical support for the poor in the local community, whilst empowering them to tackle the underlying root causes of poverty.

Recognising the significant deprivation in the local area and with a desire to encourage and empower vulnerable people to overcome poverty and crisis, Vineyard Compassion was established. The charity launched a range of community-based projects that offer a holistic approach to tackling poverty and its underlying root causes. Vineyard Compassion takes a multi-faceted approach in addressing these complex issues to maximise the potential for lasting community transformation. Projects have been developed ever since the first Compassion Christmas Dinner in 2001 with the charity formally established in March 2012.

These multi- faceted projects are making a real difference to the lives of thousands of people in the Causeway Coast and Glens area. Vineyard Compassion has been privileged to see dignity and hope for the future restored to thousands of people who are trapped in poverty cycles, with many going on to reach their full potential in life.

The projects are supported by 21 staff (10 full-time and 11 part-time) along with over 250 volunteers annually. The majority of volunteers are from the local community with a wide spectrum of backgrounds and abilities. Many volunteers are former clients who are now in a position to help others.

Motivated by compassion for the most vulnerable in society and recognising the dignity and worth of every individual - the charity welcomes all people regardless of background, beliefs, nationality or disability. The charity is privileged to work alongside many statutory agencies and community/voluntary organisations towards the shared goal of tackling local poverty. It not only receives referrals from these organisations but also signposts and refers clients to them for specialist support.  The charity seeks to avoid duplication in service provision. Where gaps exist or current provision is unable to cope with demand, it looks for ways to launch projects that meet genuine needs in a sustainable and effective way.

Organisation Type
Charity
Telephone Numbers
Postal Address

Hope Centre, 10 Hillman's Way, Coleraine, Co Londonderry, Northern Ireland, BT52 2ED
10 Hillman's Way
Coleraine, Northern Ireland
BT52 2ED
United Kingdom

Jobs

Vineyard Compassion provides people with practical & emotional support at their point of need while empowering them to tackle the underlying root causes of poverty through a range of innovative projects. As we move towards creating a transformed & thriving community, we want to remain inwardly strong as well as outwardly focussed.
SalaryBetween £20,000.00 and £22,000.00 pa
Type: Paid
HoursPart Time
LocationsColeraine, United Kingdom
Vineyard Compassion provides people with practical and emotional support at their point of need while empowering them to tackle the underlying root causes of poverty through a range of innovative projects. As we move towards creating a transformed and thriving community, we want to remain inwardly strong as well as outwardly focussed.

Vineyard Compassion is first and foremost a volunteer organisation with (paid) staff coordinating the projects and releasing volunteers to work effectively within them. When a decision is made to appoint a paid staff member, each staff member will be expected to gather a volunteer team to multiply the hours they work. For more information, please visit our website www.vineyardcompassion.co.uk.
SalaryBetween £24,000.00 and £26,000.00 pa
Type: Paid
HoursFull Time
LocationsColeraine, United Kingdom
Are you passionate about social justice, tackling local poverty and seeing people move from crisis to full potential? Do you enjoy supporting people as they develop healthy, independent living skills, taking a journey alongside them as they deal with issues in their lives which have prevented them from doing this. As a volunteer, anti-poverty charity Vineyard Compassion are employing a new staff member to be our Compassion Support Manager.
SalaryBetween £24,000.00 and £27,000.00 pa
Type: Paid
HoursFull Time
CategoryCharity
LocationsColeraine, United Kingdom