Friendlees Summer of Fun

Sign up for the last couple of organised free summer events and see what else is happening as part of the new friendship group for adults in Kirklees via the Friendlees Facebook group…

The new Friendlees group in partnership with TSL Kirklees and HappyU has been making a splash in the local press and is gathering momentum. The group now has a voluntary committee to help things run smoothly and is staying true to its original aim to be member-led, with any group member able to post or organise an event and invite other members to join them. Current activities include pop concerts, meals, coffee & pub meet-ups, day retreats, family fun days, football and rounders, book clubs, canal boat & train trips, with events scheduled right up to Christmas.

The next Summer of Fun free event is this Saturday at Wilton Park, Batley and includes a guided walk, music, poetry and afternoon tea. Book via Facebook or contact Kelly on 07853 416740.

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Third Sector Jobs: Independent Domestic Violence Advocate (IDVA)

Work with Pennine Domestic Violence Group on their Live Safe Hub Project

The Live Safe Hub IDVA service work with female and male victims of domestic abuse aged 16+ living across Kirklees through a dynamic, fast paced, crisis intervention, advocacy and support framework.

The Live Safe IDVA will also work with key agencies to improve awareness of domestic abuse and its impact.  Part of the role will be to establish and maintain positive, proactive and innovative working relationships, pathways and referral routes with partner agencies across Kirklees.

SALARY:  £23,000 – 24,000 per annum pro -rata

Application pack can be found in Jobs at www.pdvg.org  or requested by email from: admin@pdvg.co.uk

Closing date: 30th August 2019

Interviews: week commencing 2nd September 2019

Third Sector Jobs: Community Links Manager, One Community Foundation

We are looking for someone to work with communities and businesses across Kirklees, to increase local volunteering.

The post exists to promote and substantially increase volunteering activity in Kirklees, so strengthening voluntary groups in the area. This is a newly created position, nominally for three years, and the successful candidate will work within the One Community Foundation office based in central Huddersfield. The role will involve frequent travel across Kirklees. Success in this role is likely to make the role permanent.

Find out more & apply

Closing date: Tuesday 10th September

Interviews: Wednesday 25th September

Secondment Opportunity: Children’s Services, Kirklees Council

1-Year Post: Service Director – Partnerships, Improvements and Resources (Children’s)

Salary: £87,426 – £100,587

Children’s Services in Kirklees are ambitious. We want Kirklees to be the best place for children and young people to grow up. Families, communities and the voice of the child are at the heart of our improvement journey. We also want children and families to be at the centre of the plans for Place, Partners and People in Kirklees.

We are proud of what we have achieved over the past few years and we recognise there is more to be done. We are a looking for a candidate to help us fulfil and deliver our ambitions.

We are seeking a Service Director to achieve excellence across all Children’s Services by maximising its resources, developing further its relationships with key stakeholders and partners, ensuring that the young people in Kirklees are engaged and influence the developments and plans across the Authority.

As well as recognising our strengths, the post holder will be required to be able to innovate and develop new ways of working and engagement in a challenging environment. Key to this approach will be understanding our Restorative Practice model and ensuring that this further embedded across the organisation.

The intention is that the post holder will be seconded from their current employer, remaining on their substantive terms and conditions and their current employer refunded the costs of employment.  An indicative grade for the role is Agenda for Change 8d/9 or Service Director (Local Authority).

This post is temporary for a year from the date of appointment.

Applications should be sent to wendy.harris@kirklees.gov.uk in the form of a CV and supporting statement that addresses the requirements of the role profile, by 12:00 on Friday 23rd August .

It will be important that, at the point of application, any interested individual has agreed the principle of a secondment with their employing organisation.

Come and Celebrate Community Learning in Kirklees

Showcase your work or find out about opportunities and funding for community activities

  • 4th September at Proper Job Theatre Company, Huddersfield – find out more
  • 11th September at Ravensthorpe Community Centre – find out more

Community Learning Works is now in it’s 3rd year (funded initially by Kirklees Council with further funding from National Lottery), and we’re organising a couple of celebration events to showcase some of the successful projects, and promote some of the great local opportunities for volunteering and learning.

If you’d like your group to be involved to showcase your work, promote your activities and have a stand, let us know:

bridget@tslkirklees.org.uk

Alternatively, you can come along to find out more about the project and opportunities for your group to be involved.

Kirklees Youth Alliance: 2 More Weeks of Healthy Holidays To Go

Places available at a range of free activities, including a free meal, across Kirklees, for children and young people

Plus Huddersfield Youth Festival this Saturday

We’d like to say a big thank you to all the groups and organisations who’ve been involved in running the Healthy Holidays programme so far. It was a huge project to pull off at short notice, and despite the initial teething problems, we’ve been getting some great feedback and things are going well.

If you work with young people and families, please encourage them to make use of the service. The 48 clubs are still offering around 1100 places a day for school age children for the remainder of the summer holidays.

Huddersfield Youth Festival

Plus, we’ve been involved in organising a free youth festival this Saturday in Reinwood, Huddersfield with music, food, fairground rides, climbing wall and more.

Find a club or activity

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Join the Campaign: Better Buses Kirklees

Organisations needed to help lobby for better services

TSL Kirklees has been approached by a group of local people who are concerned about the lack of consistency in bus services in Kirklees and who would like to start a new campaign along the lines of the Better Buses campaign in Manchester. They’d like to hear from local organisations who’d be interested in getting involved to identify and address issues, drive the campaign forward, and represent different sectors of the community.

The ambition for the group is to have a say in local consultations, work with local councillors who are involved in transport, both locally and across the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and lobby for consistency in fares and services across Kirklees, including:

  • accessibility
  • sustainability
  • price capping
  • cleaner buses
  • joined up and efficient public transport
  • subsidised essential loss-making routes

To express your interest, please contact comms@tslkirklees.org.uk