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.
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.
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.
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:
Accelerator Programme designed to support the growth of social enterprises (including charities).
“Social enterprise is said to offer possibilities for social engagement and economic inclusion to different social groups, providing novel solutions to a range of societal problems that the state and private sector have been unable to solve.”
In partnership with Global Enterprise Links (GEL), Kirklees Council have launched a three month programme to support and develop social enterprises, community groups and third sector organisations.
The project will include a flexible, blended, practical approach designed to help participants take their organisations forward.
The programme will include:
Access to Finance
Digital Transformation: Data Visualization
Developing Leadership: Culture
Management Capability: Teams, workforce development
Coaching and Mentoring : Business mentors
Marketing, Customer Experiences, Social Media Marketing
Please note: Entries will only accepted from social enterprises or charities. A social enterprise is any organisation, including charities, that is trading or wants to trade and earn profit for community benefit. It is defined by Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber as:
having a clear social or environmental mission which is set out in its governing documents,
an independent business which earns income through trading,
controlled or owned in the interests of the social mission,
either reinvesting or giving away its profits or surpluses to further its social purpose,
and transparent about how it operates and the impact it has.
Read the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations Trustee Report and Financial Statement for 2018/2019
As well as being of interest if you want to know more about ACEVO and what they do, this is also a good example of how to structure your annual report and make sure that it’s clear, relevant and interesting.
TSL Member, Thornton Lodge Action Group Hosts Successful Mother and Daughter Bake-Off
In Partnership with Huddersfield Community First and supported by Community Learning Works, Thornton Lodge Action Group co-ordinated a Tea Party for mothers and daughters for the local community. Over 200 people flowed through the doors, who all had an opportunity to vote for the 7 entrants competing in the community bake off competition. All entrants’ cakes were tasty, rich, creative in design and worthy winners, however, the winner selected by the community and the judges was mother and daughter team of Nuhida Ali and Aneesa Ali who won £50. Lost for words on the afternoon, Nuhida offered a written quote:
I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for our cake and the judges for choosing our cake as the winner. Everyone’s cakes were amazing, and I’m sure they all enjoyed making them with their daughters. I would also like to thank the event organisers, for their efforts in putting everything together. It was a good turnout and i hope everyone enjoyed the lovely cakes.
Bridget Hughes from Community Learning Works said:
Well done to all the team at Thornton Lodge Action Group for organising such an enjoyable and successful community event and congratulations to the winners and all the entrants. These ladies are very talented and have further developed through attending courses at TAG. This event shows how community learning can help people develop skills for employment and self-employment.
Thornton Lodge Action Group would like to thank our partner Huddersfield Community First, our event sponsor Community Learning works and the volunteers for the support in running a successful event.
To view some of the photos and cake entrants click here. If you would like to join our next cupcake and cake decorating course, contact us today. View the poster here.
For more information about Community Learning Works and funding for community learning projects, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org