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THE CHILDRENS SOCIETY: Business Development Lead

£40,333 - £45,932: THE CHILDRENS SOCIETY: This is an exciting opportunity to help lead the growth and development of our business across in the West Midlands

Consultation on new UK Procurement Regulations published

NAVCA News - 4 hours 6 min ago

On Friday, The Cabinet Office finally published the consultation on transposing the new EU Procurement Directives into UK law. Also included are proposals for implementing Lord Young’s recommendations from the review of SME procurement.

The consultation only runs until 17 October. NAVCA will be responding and we welcome contributions or your sign up. NAVCA’s Policy Officer, Rachel Rhodes will be looking at the details over the next few days and issuing a draft response.

The consultation documents and a proposed draft of the new Public Contract Regulations 2015 can be downloaded here. If you need a reminder of some of the issues read Rachel’s article from July on this subject.

Please email rachel.rhodes@navca.org.uk with any comments or questions.

Lobbying regulations – forms and registration for campaigners

Sector News - 4 hours 59 min ago

The Electoral Commission has published all forms relating to non-party campaigners at the 2015 parliamentary elections. The full list in in their latest update, pdf, 92KB, with links to the forms which should also be available at their web page. The update also covers their electronic registration system, PEF Online, https://pefonline.electoralcommission.org.uk/Default.aspx.

More: Lobbying regulations – forms and registration for campaigners…

Journalism exemption on data protection may apply to charities

Sector News - 5 hours 42 sec ago

Guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office on the operation of a “journalism exemption” to the Data Protection Act accepts that this may also apply to non-media organisations. Charities and campaigning organisations could be exempted from most of the provisions of the legislation when they handle personal information in order to publish certain reports and other materials.

More: Journalism exemption on data protection may apply to charities…

Managing bereavement in the workplace

Sector News - 5 hours 2 min ago

Workplace relations body Acas has published a new guide on managing bereavement in the workplace. It has been developed in partnership with Cruse Bereavement Care and others to help employers manage this difficult situation.

More: Managing bereavement in the workplace…

Social investment tax relief on Gov.UK

Sector News - 5 hours 3 min ago

The main UK government website has a new “collection” of material concerning social investment tax relief, which may be available for people who invest in social enterprises, including charities, https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/social-investment-tax-relief.

North Warwickshire Youth Network Event: Mental Health and Well Being Support

When:
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 from 18:00 to 20:00 (BST)

Where:
Piccadilly Village Hall
Perryman Drive
B78 2EN Piccadilly
United Kingdom

Hosted By:
Warwickshire Children and Voluntary Youth Services
WCVYS is
  • the umbrella organisation that brings together all the major voluntary children and youth organisations in the Warwickshire.
  • WCVYS supports county and district wide voluntary organisations that empower children and young people and give them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to listen.
  • We work closely with Warwickshire County Council, in particular with the Early Intervention Service, localities and communities, commissioning services and multi-agency commissioning and Warwickshire Children's Trust to build and strengthen the voice of the voluntary children's and youth sector and improve outcomes for children and young people.
  • WCVYS is based in Stratford-Upon-Avon, covering the whole of Warwickshire.
WCVYS - helping you to help children and young people


Register for this event now at:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-warwickshire-youth-network-event-mental-health-and-well-being-support-tickets-13042639887?aff=rss

Event Details:

This networking event is a chance to share your successes over the Summer and plans for the Autumn and an opportunity for those who work with young people in the area to share their experiences and expertise.

You told us that supporting young people with Mental Health and Well-Being was an issue you wanted to look at.

The main part of this meeting will focus on:

  • having a say on what is available
  • look at getting 'transitions' right for older young people
  • explore how we can work together to improve mental health and well-being support in the future.

Your views will help inform:

  • the Overview and Scrutiny Committees who are reviewing the Transition of Mental Health Services for young people 
  • WCC Commissioners who are looking at redesigning mental health and well-being support for children and young people.

The meeting will include a presentation of the process for the review and redesign and group work to capture your views and thoughts. We are also interested in capturing young people and parents/carers views; if you can help us in any way please let us know.

For more information on the redesign of children's mental health and well-being support please visit  http://www.camhscovwark.gpfusion.co.uk


Warwick Youth Network Event:Focus on Mental Health and Well-Being

Warwickshire Partnership Events - 8 hours 21 min ago
When:
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 from 10:00 to 12:00 (BST)

Where:
The SYDNI Centre
Cottage Square
CV31 1PT Sydenham
United Kingdom

Hosted By:
Warwickshire Children and Voluntary Youth Services
WCVYS is
  • the umbrella organisation that brings together all the major voluntary children and youth organisations in the Warwickshire.
  • WCVYS supports county and district wide voluntary organisations that empower children and young people and give them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to listen.
  • We work closely with Warwickshire County Council, in particular with the Early Intervention Service, localities and communities, commissioning services and multi-agency commissioning and Warwickshire Children's Trust to build and strengthen the voice of the voluntary children's and youth sector and improve outcomes for children and young people.
  • WCVYS is based in Stratford-Upon-Avon, covering the whole of Warwickshire.
WCVYS - helping you to help children and young people


Register for this event now at:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/warwick-youth-network-eventfocus-on-mental-health-and-well-being-tickets-13042459347?aff=rss

Event Details:

This networking event is a chance to share your successes over the Summer and plans for the Autumn and an opportunity for those who work with young people in the area to share their experiences and expertise.

The main part of this meeting will focus on:

  • having a say on what is available
  • look at getting 'transitions' right for older young people
  • explore how we can work together to improve mental health and well-being support in the future.

Your views will help inform:

  • the Overview and Scrutiny Committees who are reviewing the Transition of Mental Health Services for young people 
  • WCC Commissioners who are looking at redesigning mental health and well-being support for children and young people.

The meeting will include a presentation of the process for the review and redesign and group work to capture your views and thoughts. We are also interested in capturing young people and parents/carers views; if you can help us in any way please let us know.

For more information on the redesign of children's mental health and well-being support please visit  http://www.camhscovwark.gpfusion.co.uk

 

 


Stratford Youth Network Event: Focus on Mental Health and Well-Being Support

Warwickshire Partnership Events - 8 hours 27 min ago
When:
Friday, 10 October 2014 from 10:00 to 12:00 (BST)

Where:
St Andrew's Parish Centre
CV37 9HQ Shottery
United Kingdom

Hosted By:
Warwickshire Children and Voluntary Youth Services
WCVYS is
  • the umbrella organisation that brings together all the major voluntary children and youth organisations in the Warwickshire.
  • WCVYS supports county and district wide voluntary organisations that empower children and young people and give them somewhere to go, something to do and someone to listen.
  • We work closely with Warwickshire County Council, in particular with the Early Intervention Service, localities and communities, commissioning services and multi-agency commissioning and Warwickshire Children's Trust to build and strengthen the voice of the voluntary children's and youth sector and improve outcomes for children and young people.
  • WCVYS is based in Stratford-Upon-Avon, covering the whole of Warwickshire.
WCVYS - helping you to help children and young people


Register for this event now at:
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/stratford-youth-network-event-focus-on-mental-health-and-well-being-support-tickets-13042276801?aff=rss

Event Details:

This networking event is a chance to share your successes over the Summer and plans for the Autumn and an opportunity for those who work with young people in the area to share their experiences and expertise.

The main part of this meeting will focus on:

  • having a say on what is available
  • look at getting 'transitions' right for older young people
  • explore how we can work together to improve mental health and well-being support in the future.

Your views will help inform:

  • the Overview and Scrutiny Committees who are reviewing the Transition of Mental Health Services for young people 
  • WCC Commissioners who are looking at redesigning mental health and well-being support for children and young people.

The meeting will include a presentation of the process for the review and redesign and group work to capture your views and thoughts. We are also interested in capturing young people and parents/carers views; if you can help us in any way please let us know.

For more information on the redesign of children's mental health and well-being support please visit  http://www.camhscovwark.gpfusion.co.uk

 


BVSC: Coach/Mentor

£24,646 to £26,276 per annum: BVSC: Coach/Mentor’s are required to support the integration of young people into the Talent Match project through the provision of Coaching, Mentoring and Motivational services. Birmingham, City Centre

HARRIS HILL: Fundraising Assistant

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 14:10
£15.5k - 17.5k per year: HARRIS HILL: An opportunity has arisen for a part time Fundraising Assistant in the West Midlands within a well known national children's charity for a 1 year fixed term contract. You will be responsible for supporting fundraising staff and activity West Midlands

Charities gear up for election 2015

Sector News - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:55

Leading children’s charities have launched a call for pledges by those contesting next year’s parliamentary elections to invest in early support for children, young people and their families to stop them reaching crisis point. Action for Children news item, or go to the Stitch in Time campaign page http://www.actionforchildren.org.uk/campaigns/a-stitch-in-time/ which includes a link to ‘A Stitch in Time’ report (pdf, 396KB).

More: Charities gear up for election 2015…

Reshuffle of Welsh Government ministers

Sector News - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:53

The First Minister of Wales has reshuffled his cabinet, with the official news item giving the new list of Welsh Government ministers.

Sector body WCVA also covers the reshuffle at http://www.wcva.org.uk/about-us/news/2014/09/new-cabinet-september-2014, pointing out that Lesley Griffiths, member for Wrexham, takes on the role of Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, alongside the housing portfolio.

More: Reshuffle of Welsh Government ministers…

Evaluation and impact mergers

Sector News - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:52

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations and Charities Evaluation Services are working towards a merger later this year. The move aims to secure CES’ highly regarded work on outcomes and impact measurement, and its popular PQASSO quality standard, for the long term. NCVO news release.

More: Evaluation and impact mergers…

Influence the Chancellor’s autumn statement

Sector News - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:50

The Chancellor’s autumn statement will be presented to Parliament on 3rd December (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/autumn-statement-2014-date-announced-by-chancellor).

The UK government is inviting views on what it should contain, to be submitted by 17th October, https://www.gov.uk/government/news/autumn-statement-2014-have-your-say.

More: Influence the Chancellor’s autumn statement…

Draft regulations for lobbyists register

Sector News - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:49

The UK government is consulting on draft regulations for the statutory register of consultant lobbyists, deadline 17th October.

AUTISM WEST MIDLANDS: Learning and Development Advisor

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 00:00
Dependent on experience: AUTISM WEST MIDLANDS: You will be responsible for supporting the Learning and Development Manager in developing strategies that support departmental and charity objectives and values and contribute to the strategic direction within the charity. Birmingham, West Midlands

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Relief Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 00:00
£7.10ph plus accrued holiday credit: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Telford on a relief basis Telford, Shropshire

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 00:00
Up to £13,904pa based on experience and qualifications: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Telford and Shropshire Telford, Shropshire

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Relief Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 22/09/2014 - 00:00
£7.10ph plus accrued holiday credit: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Bridgnorth on a relief basis Bridgnorth, Shropshire
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