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CREATIVE SUPPORT: Relief Garden Pathways Mentor

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 00:00
£7.10ph plus accrued holiday credit: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Assist in the mentoring of service users to deliver community gardening and employment focused training at our Dudley service on a relief basis Dudley, West Midlands

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Relief Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 00:00
£7.10ph plus accrued holiday credit: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with mental health needs in the local Dudley community on a relief basis Dudley, West Midlands

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Volunteer Activity Assistant

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 00:00
Voluntary Basis: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Assisting staff members to prepare and deliver daily activity sessions for our service users in Wolverhampton on a voluntary basis. Wolverhampton, West Midlands

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 00:00
Up to £13,904pa based on experience and qualifications: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Wolverhampton Wolverhampton, West Midlands

DUDLEY LODGE FAMILY ASSESSMENTS: Senior Practioner (Positions in Coventry and Birmingham)

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Wed, 27/08/2014 - 00:00
£30,167 – £35,460: DUDLEY LODGE FAMILY ASSESSMENTS: To be part of the Senior Management Team which is responsible for undertaking comprehensive assessments as directed by Family Courts, Guardians and Advocates, of vulnerable children and their families in a residential and community based setting. Birmingham

The current context for volunteering

Sector News - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:35

Sector consultancy nfpSynergy is in the process of publishing its second major report on volunteering. The popular ’21st Century Volunteer’ report came out in 2005, but many things in the world of volunteering have changed since then.

More: The current context for volunteering…

Strategy to address balance sheet weakness

Sector News - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:29

Following a recent investigation by the Charity Commission into negative balance sheets held by charities, Kate Sayer of Sayer Vincent accountants has written a short article ‘Charity finance – Beyond the balance sheet to a financial strategy’.

More: Strategy to address balance sheet weakness…

Official charity VAT guidance rewritten

Sector News - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:22

HM Revenue and Customs has recently rewritten its guidance on VAT for charities, replacing material which has been around since January 1995. The contents of VAT Notice 701/1 have been totally updated, and also restructured to improve readability.

More: Official charity VAT guidance rewritten…

New community development finance resource

Sector News - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:10

A new website hopes to make it easier to accessing loans via a Community Development Finance Institution – for social enterprise and charities as well as local businesses or individuals. Finding Finance, at http://www.findingfinance.org.uk/, has been set up by Community Development Finance Association, the membership body for CDFIs.

More: New community development finance resource…

Inquiry reports focus on leadership and minorities

Sector News - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 09:05

Here’s another round-up of reports produced as part of the Inquiry into the Future of Voluntary Services, set up by the National Coalition for Independent Action.

Released late July, two reports with a focus on minorities are linked from the article at http://www.independentaction.net/2014/07/30/two-more-inquiry-reports-with-a-focus-on-minorities/:

More: Inquiry reports focus on leadership and minorities…

TEACHING LEADERS: Programme Experience Manager

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Tue, 26/08/2014 - 00:00
£20,000: TEACHING LEADERS: Are you passionate about tackling educational disadvantage? Do you have strong relationship management skills? Take on this dynamic role working directly with inspirational Middle Leaders as part of national educational charity, Teaching Leaders. Birmingham, West Midlands

Part Time Programme Manager

Sector News - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:05

The Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) is an award-winning North East charity whose mission is ‘Health, well-being and learning for all’.

Point 31, £27367 per annum, pro rata

18.5 hours/2.5 days per week

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Support for preserving charity archives

Sector News - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 10:00

A five year project is to support voluntary organisations in preserving their archives. Led by the Institute of Education in partnership with NCVO and Northumbria University, ‘Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare’ is funded by the British Academy.

More: Support for preserving charity archives…

Grant data analysis gets online beta

Sector News - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:35

GrantNav is a new online “grant navigator” in beta (final test stage) that allows searching, charting and mapping of UK grant data from a dozen or more major grant makers, http://lin-360giving.aptivate.org/. It gives access to a prototype searchable database of about 240,000 grants worth some £16 billion over 20 years, from over a dozen grant makers.

More: Grant data analysis gets online beta…

Campaigning guidance for NI charities

Sector News - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:25

Northern Ireland’s charity regulator has published ‘Charities and politics:
Guidance for charities in Northern Ireland on political purposes, political activity and campaigning’.

The chief executive for Charity Commission NI explained: “Campaigning can be an effective way for a charity to support its charitable purposes, with many charities using political activities to successfully influence public policy.

More: Campaigning guidance for NI charities…

Basic guide to Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act

Sector News - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 09:12

Further to an earlier news item about guides to the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, in force from 1st August, the Financial Conduct Authority has produced a ‘one minute guide’, http://www.fca.org.uk/firms/being-regulated/meeting-your-obligations/firm-guides/cooperative-and-community-benefit–societies. This gives a summary for new and existing societies which may be affected.

More: Basic guide to Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act…

Voluntary & Community Sector Forum (VCSF)

Warwickshire Partnership Events - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 07:34
When:
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 from 09:45 to 13:30 (BST)

Where:
Newton Village Hall
Silver Street
Newton
CV23 0DY Rugby
United Kingdom

Hosted By:
Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action

Warwickshire CAVA provides the following support to the Voluntary & Community Sector Organisations and groups within Warwickshire:

  • Funding advice/Support
  • Group support/Development
  • Community Development
  • Training
  • Strong Representation under COMPACT
  • Community Accountancy

Warwickshire CAVA supports volunteers within Rugby and Warwick District. Our Volunteer Centres provide the following:

  • Volunteering Recruitment and Referrals
  • Campaigning and Promotion
  • Good Practice in Volunteer Management
  • Youth Volunteering
  • Transport Projects



Register for this event now at:
http://vcsf-oct2014.eventbrite.com/?aff=rss

Event Details:
  We would like to invite you to the next Voluntary & Community Sector Forum (VCSF) meeting to be held at Newton Village Hall. If you have not already joined one of these meetings, we would very much welcome your attendance. As you can see from the agenda below there is a set timetable but plenty of opportunity for you to network and meet lots of representatives from other voluntary & community sector groups.

 

AGENDA    9.45 am Tea/Coffee and Registration 10.00 am

Introduction and House Keeping
Alison Orr, WCAVA Rugby - Locality Manager   

10.05 am

WCAVA Updates
Alison Orr, WCAVA Rugby - Locality Manager  

10.20 am

WCAVA Volunteer Centre Update

10.30 am Warwickshire County Council
Jane Coates, Localities and Partnership Officer 10.40 am CCG Updates
11.00 am

Tea/Coffee & Networking

11.30 am

Social Prescribing
Alison Orr, WCAVA Rugby - Locality Manager  

11.45 am  Group Discussions re Raising Aspirations within families 12.00 pm  Lunch           Please note we will need to adhere to timings if you have more questions than timings will allow please use the break sessions for asking these questions.   For further information please contact Pam Luck on 01788 574258, or email pam@wcava.org.uk.   We look forward to seeing you,
Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action        

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Relief Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 00:00
£7.10ph plus accrued holiday credit: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Wolverhampton on a relief basis Wolverhampton, West Midlands

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 00:00
Up to £13,904pa based on experience and qualifications: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Wolverhampton Wolverhampton, West Midlands

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Floating Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 00:00
Up to £13,904pa based on experience and qualifications: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with dementia in the Dudley community Dudley, West Midlands
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