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LUCY FAITHFULL FOUNDATION: Part Time Assistant Finance Director

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Thu, 26/06/2014 - 00:00
£35,000-£38,000 FTE: LUCY FAITHFULL FOUNDATION: The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is working exclusively with Michael Page to recruit a Part Time Assistant Director of Finance in Alvechurch, Birmingham. The post is specifically for 2.5 days a week. Alvechurch

MIDLAND MENCAP: Finance Manager

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Thu, 26/06/2014 - 00:00
£36,000 + Benefits: MIDLAND MENCAP: Midland Mencap requires a Finance Manager to join their team in Moseley, Birmingham. Moseley

CHM: Business Development Manager – Environmental Charity

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Thu, 26/06/2014 - 00:00
£35,128 - £39,128: CHM: Do you have demonstrable experience of business development? Are you an effective project manager? If so this is an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager to develop opportunities and secure funding. Apply now! Stoke / Tipton, West Midlands

Child Protection Awareness Training

Warwickshire Partnership Events - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 12:35
When:
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 from 18:15 to 20:45 (BST)

Where:
SYDNI Centre
Cottage Square
Sydenham
CV31 1PT Leamington Spa
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/child-protection-awareness-training-tickets-10764602215?aff=rss

Event Details:

Aims to:  Explore the nature of child abuse and how we may best respond to children, young people and families when concerns arise.

Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to demonstrate awareness of:

  • The local context for safeguarding children, including the role of the Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB)
  • What is meant by child abuse and its possible impact on children, including the official definitions
  • Identify signs and symptoms of possible abuse 
  • Explore how best to respond to children, young people and their carers when we suspect a child is being harmed
  • Consider what action to take when we suspect possible harm to a child 
  • Consider how best to seek help and support for ourselves and colleagues.

 Warwickshire Safeguarding Children Board has endorsed the Safe Network standards and encourages all VCS organisations to undertake the Safe Network Audit as part of their safeguarding practices.



Warwick District Youth Workers' Forum

Warwickshire Partnership Events - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 04:31
When:
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 from 11:30 to 14:00 (BST)

Where:
Lillington Youth Centre
Mason Ave
CV32 7PE
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-district-youth-workers-forum-tickets-11853753897?aff=rss

Event Details:

There has been a slight change to the next Youth Workers' Forum on the 25th. WCVYS have asked us to extend the session to share and consult on the following:


  • Mapping information on NEET to support the WCC Strategic Commissioning and identify gaps
  • NEET journey  and moving towards a focus on Employment, Education and Training and the 16 - 24 years NEET and Youth Unemployment Strategy
  • Positive activities and services for young people in the area, with a focus on the summer provision and looking at opportunities to work together.

Followed by members' updates and developments.
We realise you are all busy people, so if you can only make part of the session feel free to join us when you can. There will be a light lunch provided.      

CHM: Director of Finance and Resources – Environmental Charity

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 00:00
£45,272 – £52,272 Pro Rata: CHM: Are you experienced in making financial decisions at a senior level? Do you have experience of managing investments? If so this is an exciting opportunity to work with this social enterprise, helping us to live and work in a greener way. Apply now! Tipton, West Midlands

NASUWT: Member Support Team Leaders

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 00:00
£40,743 p.a.: NASUWT: Exciting opportunities have arisen to join the staff of the largest Teachers' Union in the UK, as part of a new team of Member Support Advisors and Member Support Team Leaders. Rednal, Birmingham

NASUWT: Member Support Advisors

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Wed, 25/06/2014 - 00:00
£27,386 - £31,426 p.a.: NASUWT: Exciting opportunities have arisen to join the staff of the largest Teachers' Union in the UK, as part of a new team of Member Support Advisors and Member Support Team Leaders. Rednal, Birmingham

TPP NOT FOR PROFIT: Major Gifts Manager

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 11:39
£42781 - £44279 per annum: TPP NOT FOR PROFIT: Animal Charity - Major Gifts Manager - based Telford - £42,781 - £44,279 - Reference J47966EDR Telford

Labour plan smaller government contracts

NAVCA News - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 10:12

NAVCA has welcomed an announcement from Rachel Reeves, Labour’s Shadow Work and Pensions minister, that a future Labour Government would create smaller contracts. The announcement came in an interview with the financial Times on Tuesday 24 June.

In the interview Rachel Reeves says that she would expect smaller charities and businesses to be able to get these contracts. She suggested that central contracts would be replaced by services being bought at a local authority or local enterprise partnership level.

Rachel Reeves also said that the Labour Party was considering requiring government suppliers to guarantee that they would pay the living wage to their employees as a condition of receiving contracts.

Neil Cleeveley, NAVCA Director of Policy and Research, said

“We welcome any proposal that makes it easier for local service providers, they understand the specific issues of their communities and are better able to engage local citizens in the design and delivery of services. As a Living Wage employer, NAVCA welcomes any move towards requiring suppliers of government contracts to pay the living wage to prevent a race to the bottom and to ensure quality and safety remain essential factors of public services.”

South Warwickshire Volunteering Forum - Volunteer Recognition

Warwickshire Partnership Events - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:45
When:
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 from 09:30 to 12:30 (BST)

Where:
Learn Warwickshire
6 Mitchell Court, Castle Mound Way
Central Park
CV23 0UY 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://swvf-aug-2014.eventbrite.com/?aff=rss

Event Details:
  The network meeting will also include a one and a half hour 'bite size 'workshop facilitated by Sam Elvyhart on ‘Volunteer Recognition’ - aim and learning outcomes below:   Aim: To develop a greater understanding of volunteer recognition and how to realistically apply this to your organisation.  

Objectives:

  • To develop your understanding of what volunteer recognition means
  • To explore different ways of recognising volunteers
  • To carry out a SWOT exercise on volunteer recognition
  • To identify what can be consistently delivered for all volunteers across your organisation
  • To take away a minimum of one action of volunteer recognition that you will implement in your organisation
  For further information please contact Kate Morrison on 01926 477512, or email kate@wcava.org.uk   We look forward to seeing you,
South Warwickshire Volunteering Forum    

NCVO calls for evidence on impact of welfare reforms

Sector News - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:22

A new project from NCVO, Strengthening the Voluntary Sector’s Voice in Welfare Reform, is researching the cumulative effect of the recent welfare reforms.

They want to hear from organisations of all sizes, from across England, whether you provide services or a voice to welfare claimants, see http://www.ncvo.org.uk/WelfareCallForEvidence. Also see connected article, with further contact details.

More: NCVO calls for evidence on impact of welfare reforms…

Producing sector research for a wider audience

Sector News - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:21

Two separate approaches on the subject of making research on the sector accessible by the sector, both asking for input.

 National Coalition for Independent Action has an introductory article which says “often academic research uses obscure language and is presented in ways that make practitioners lose the will to live”, ‘Making research accessible to practitioners‘. They have come up with 3 examples of making research more accessible (a video, a Word document and a pdf) and want feedback, at http://www.independentaction.net/research/.

More: Producing sector research for a wider audience…

Operational Research consultancy at no cost

Sector News - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:19

The Operational Research Society is offering, at no charge, consultancy to voluntary organisations in the UK, to help them reduce costs and improve utilisation of limited resources. Press release http://uk.prweb.com/releases/2014/06/prweb11919504.htm or more on the OR Pro Bono initiative at http://www.scienceofbetter.co.uk/probono.

More: Operational Research consultancy at no cost…

Pro bono legal advice for voluntary and community groups

Sector News - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:18

Alison McKenna, the principal judge at the Charity Tribunal, gained insights into the range of legal advice available for charities and voluntary groups when judging the National Pro Bono Awards. She writes this up at Civil Society Media, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/blogs/content/17639/.

More: Pro bono legal advice for voluntary and community groups…

Guides on insurance and volunteers

Sector News - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:17

Slightly hidden in our recent Volunteers Week round-up, an article on volunteer-related insurance linked to a couple of new resources: ‘Trustee liability guide’ – a summary of the potential personal liabilities associated with becoming the trustee of a charity, direct link (pdf, 690KB), and also a guide to insurance products with a particular reference to volunteers (pdf, 196KB).

More: Guides on insurance and volunteers…

National Minimum Wage and sleep-in duties

Sector News - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:15

Following a recent court case around the National Minimum Wage and sleep-in duties (in care homes etc.), two briefings from contrasting sources on the subject.

More: National Minimum Wage and sleep-in duties…

European funding update

Sector News - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:14

NCVO has written a press release on match funding from the Big Lottery Fund opening up “major European funding opportunities for voluntary sector”, and there is also an article with some more background on European funds at http://blogs.ncvo.org.uk/2014/06/16/opening-up-european-funds-2014-2020/.

More: European funding update…

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 00:00
Up to £13,904pa based on experience and qualifications: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Sandwell Sandwell, West Bromwich

CREATIVE SUPPORT: Waking Night Support Worker

Guardian Charity Jobs - West Midlands - Tue, 24/06/2014 - 00:00
Up to £8.40ph based on experience inc of night supplement: CREATIVE SUPPORT: Supporting individuals with learning disabilities in Bidford on Avon on a waking night basis Bidford-on-Avon, Alcester
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