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Awards round-up

Sector News - Mon, 16/06/2014 - 08:30

 The Guardian Charity Awards 2014 are now open for small and medium-sized charities (up to 1.5 million pounds turnover) to enter. Closes midnight, 25th July.

 Nominations for next year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service should be made by 30th September. This is “the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities”, see https://qavs.direct.gov.uk. This year’s recipients were recently announced.

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No further updates for TSRC portal

Sector News - Mon, 16/06/2014 - 08:28

Third Sector Research Centre (http://www.tsrc.ac.uk) is going through various changes due to funding reductions. For instance, its Knowledge Portal at http://www.knowledgeportal.org.uk will continue to exist, but will no longer be updated after the end of the month.

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Rights for carers in Wales

Sector News - Mon, 16/06/2014 - 08:27

As part of Carers Week, the Deputy Minister for Social Services in the Welsh Assembly Government has announced that changes coming in from April 2016 (see previous coverage) will include rights for carers.

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Joint response on Scottish land reform

Sector News - Mon, 16/06/2014 - 08:25

Following the recent report by the Scottish Government’s Land Reform Review Group, five organisations have joined forces to urge early and decisive action on land reform in Scotland. The organisations are Scottish Community Alliance, Community Woodlands Association, Development Trusts Association Scotland, Community Land Scotland and the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.

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Social Innovation Review archive

Sector News - Mon, 16/06/2014 - 08:24

We’ve recently featured a number of articles from Stanford Social Innovation Review. There is now a complete archive from the magazine, from 2003 to present, at http://www.ssireview.org/issue.

TEACHING LEADERS: Associate, Programme Delivery (Midlands)

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 16/06/2014 - 00:00
£20,000: TEACHING LEADERS: Do you want to work to improve the life chances of pupils in challenging contexts? Leading national education charity Teaching Leaders is recruiting an Associate to support on the delivery of their middle leader development programmes in the Midlands Birmingham

EMMAUS COVENTRY & WARWICK: Enterprise Manager

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 16/06/2014 - 00:00
Up to £28,000 pa dependent on experience: EMMAUS COVENTRY & WARWICK: Do you have at least two years' successful retail management experience? If so, this is an exciting opportunity to manage and develop our business, working as part of an innovative team to help transform the lives of previously homeless people. Coventry

TEACHING LEADERS: School Relations Manager x2

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 16/06/2014 - 00:00
£28,000: TEACHING LEADERS: School Relations Managers are a key role within our regional staff teams. SRMs will help deepen and grow our presence with schools and our impact on students in the Midlands, and to build our profile with primary and secondary schools in the region. Birmingham

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Relief Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 16/06/2014 - 00:00
£7.10ph plus accrued holiday credit: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Cannock on a relief basis Cannock, Staffordshire

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 16/06/2014 - 00:00
Up to £13,904pa based on experience and qualifications: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Cannock Cannock, Staffordshire

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Mon, 16/06/2014 - 00:00
Up to £13,904pa based on experience and qualifications: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities and autism in Burntwood Burntwood, Staffordshire

Wide range of ideas to improve giving (of time and money)

Sector News - Fri, 13/06/2014 - 08:21

Charities Aid Foundation has published the report from the all-party parliamentary inquiry Growing Giving, which was set up to examine giving trends and to make recommendations.

There are 18 recommendations to increase the giving of time or money by people throughout their lives, ranging from setting up a post-careers advice service for older people, business schools to include courses in philanthropy as part of MBA programmes, to Student Unions increasing their promotion of volunteering.

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Poor quality jobs in the third sector

Sector News - Fri, 13/06/2014 - 08:18

New from Third Sector Research Centre ‘Reviewing the literature on pay and non-standard employment, taking a cross sector perspective’. It looks at what we know about “bad” or “poor” quality jobs in the third sector, trends and how the sector compares to the public and private.

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Buy Social Directory

Sector News - Fri, 13/06/2014 - 08:18

Developed by  Social Enterprise UK, the Buy Social Directory has just been launched as a central resource on the products and services available from over ten thousand UK social enterprises, http://www.buysocialdirectory.org.uk.

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Impact of third sector social innovation

Sector News - Fri, 13/06/2014 - 08:16

A European research project, running until February 2017, is exploring the impact of the third sector and civic engagement on society as a whole, focusing on the role of social innovation.

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Mapping digital social innovation across Europe

Sector News - Fri, 13/06/2014 - 08:15

The Digital Social Innovation project has been funded by the European Commission to build a living map of organisations that use digital technologies for social innovation. They will use the information supplied to build a community of digital social innovators across Europe and to understand emerging technology trends and the potential opportunities for supporting them better.

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Developing an impact measurement framework

Sector News - Fri, 13/06/2014 - 08:14

New Philanthropy Capital believes in impact measurement as a way for charities and funders to increase their effectiveness. They have published their four pillar approach which provides clear and practical guidance on developing an impact measurement framework.

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CREATIVE SUPPORT: Relief Registered Nurse

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Fri, 13/06/2014 - 00:00
£12.50ph plus accrued holiday credit: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs and/or challenging behavious at our Telford care service on a relief basis Telford, Shropshire

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Registered Nurse

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Fri, 13/06/2014 - 00:00
Up to £25,783pa based on experience and qualifications: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Providing short term residential support for people with complex needs which may include learning disabilities, autism, mental health needs and/or challenging behaviours in our Telford service Telford, Shropshire

Part Time Programme Manager

Sector News - Thu, 12/06/2014 - 11:58

The Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) is an award-winning North East charity whose mission is ‘Health, well-being and Learning for all’. We are currently recruiting:

Scale/Salary:             Point 30, £26529 per annum, pro rata

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