Volunteering Survey: Tell us about what you do & why

Help us get a picture of why people help out in their local communities & what might be stopping others from getting involved…

We want to find out a bit more about people who give some of their time to help in their local communities. For example, some people may:
  – Organise a knit and natter group
  – Help out at a Stay and Play session
  – Coach a youth football team
  – Run a local choir
  – Be a key holder for a community building

We would like to know more about why people get involved with helping their local community and what might put others off doing so. In this survey, we call anyone who gives his or her time free to help out a ‘volunteer’.

It would be helpful if you could take a few minutes to answer some questions. All the information we gather will be treated confidentially –information will be collected by Kirklees Council and only shared with Communities United Project and Third Sector Leaders Kirklees. 

Please share the survey with your volunteer teams and anyone else who you know helps out in your community, and fill it in yourself if you give your time for free in any capacity.

Start the survey…

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Third Sector Jobs: ESOL Progamme Outreach Workers

Third Sector Leaders Kirklees has two exciting opportunities for English Language Programme Outreach Workers  (North and South Kirklees)

The outreach workers will be part of a partnership project to increase access across Kirklees to suitable, supported and quality ESOL provision with appropriate progression routes.  This is a collaboration between Kirklees Council and TSLK funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.  The outreach workers will carry out regular outreach registration and advice (initial assessments) to ensure that people who would like to improve their English are appropriately advised and that the project targets are met

The posts are temporary for 12 months, 37 hours a week:  Salary Scale SCP 20 £25,295

The successful candidates will have the skills to successfully engage with diverse communities; have an understanding of the policies and practice surrounding English language learning for adult migrants in the UK and the ability to carry out assessments of language skills.

Download a job spec

Download a job application

For further information please email: val@tslkirklees.org.uk

The closing date is Monday July 29th  and we aim to interview on Wednesday 31st July

Survey of Social Enterprise Activity in Kirklees (& Join The More Than Profit Network)

Please complete the survey by 31st July to help us support & grow social enterprise in Kirklees

Third Sector Leaders Kirklees and Kirklees Council are supporting researchers from Leeds Beckett University with a study to explore the scale of Social Enterprise Activity (SEA) across the Region. This is part of our work to support and grow social enterprise with new initiatives such as the new More Than Profit network.

Instigated by West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), the research aims to:

  • Establish the scale and scope of the activity/sector
  • Examine the challenges that organisations undertaking SEA face
  • Identify gaps in the infrastructure supporting organisations delivering SEA
  • Formulate some practical policy options to support the development of the sector

For the study we would like to receive input from a wide range of organisations, including both those which classify themselves as Social Enterprises, and those that have a wider remit but undertake Social Enterprise Activities as part of their operation (SEA is defined as trading / selling goods or services which also fulfil a social mission). To take part in the research you will need to complete this online survey.

The survey should take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Participation is voluntary and any information given will remain totally confidential and will only be used by researchers and stakeholders involved in the project. The findings from the research will be published in a report; however, the data from the survey will be presented in aggregate form only, so neither you nor your organisation will be identifiable from the results.

Click on this link to access the online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SocEntKirklees

If you feel you are not the most appropriate person to respond on behalf of your organisation, please forward this email to a colleague (however we only need one response from each organisation.) If you would prefer to complete a paper copy of the questionnaire or would prefer to respond over the telephone then please contact the Survey Centre on the number below. Please note the final submission date is Wednesday, 31st July 2019.

The project is funded by Higher Education Innovation Funding and is a partnership between Leeds Beckett University and WYCA. Advice and oversight is provided by the School for Social Entrepreneurs Yorkshire and the North East and Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber (SEYH). The research has been reviewed and approved under LBU’s research ethics process. If you have any questions about the study please contact Penny Wymer on 0113 8121960 or p.wymer@leedsbeckett.ac.uk If you have any technical issues, or queries about how to complete the questionnaire, please contact the Survey Research Centre on (0113) 812 1960 or email m.p.reynolds@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

We look forward to receiving your response in due course.

To find out more and join the new More Than Profit Network, please contact comms@tslkirklees.org.uk.

Member News: YCC Family Fun Day

Kirklees College, 7th August 2018

TSL Kirklees Member, Yorkshire Childrens Centre is holding a free family fun day at Kirklees College this summer, as part of their Hopeful Families initiative.

Please pass the information on to clients or families who you work with who may be interested.

Announcing the KYA Healthy Holidays Programme

Registration App Launched & First Activities Announced

Kirklees Youth Alliance is delighted to announce that it has secured it’s first big commission and funding, from Kirklees Council, to run a full programme of young people’s activities across Kirklees throughout the Summer Holidays.

The Healthy Holidays programme will include free fun activities, open to all children and young people, including sports and games, trips, arts and crafts run by a range of local organisations and community groups. And every activity will include a meal to make sure that no children go hungry in the summer break.

60 local providers, who are members of the new Kirklees Youth Alliance, have been recruited to put on 48 clubs, offering around 1100 places per day from 22nd July to 30th August. Each group has been vetted and had their policies and procedures checked, plus training has been provided for any organisations that needed an update in areas such as food hygiene, first aid or safeguarding.

Register Now on the Schools Out App

Parents can register their children now via a brand new app called KYA Schools Out, and will be able to book them on any of the activities in their local area from Monday 15th July.

See What’s On in Your Area

The first activities have been announced and you can see what’s on in your area via the lings below:

More areas and activities will be announced soon.

Come & Learn How To Add Value & Create Impact Through Marketing

TSL Marketing Conference Flyer

Third Sector Marketing Conference

Dewsbury Minster

16th July 2019, 10am to 2pm

Join us for a free marketing conference for charities, community & voluntary groups & social enterprises in Kirklees.

The conference will cover different aspects of marketing, including social media, PR, and marketing strategy, and will focus on helping you add value and create impact for your organisation.  It will help you learn how to turn your work into great stories and content that will help you shout about what you do.

We’ll hear from local industry experts from inspirational speakers who’ll share their stories and give you hints, tips and advice. Plus there’ll be a choice of practical workshops on things like marketing strategy, Facebook, writing a press release, creating content.

Speakers and workshops

We’re delighted to announce the initial line-up of speakers and workshops:

  • Janet Bebb from Social Progress – Janet is Director of one of only a handful of specialist social media marketing agencies in Kirklees and is one of only 8 accredited Facebook #SheMeansBusiness trainers in the UK, and the only certified adviser in the North of England.  She’s also a expert networker, and active promoter of community, local business, Fairtrade and reycling.  She’ll be sharing her knowledge and expertise with us, demonstrating her Big Screen Social social media wall and teaching us how to make the most of Facebook.
  • Rich Sutcliffe from Agency for Good – Rich runs a unique ethical marketing agency that offers free marketing support for non-profits.  Rich runs his own social enterprise, is a member of Rotary International and is passionate about helping organisations become sustainable.  He’ll be sharing his tips on creating impact for less and will be teaching us about marketing strategy.
  • Michelle Brown from Francis Browne Communications – Michelle is an experienced PR professional specialising in innovative technology companies, and as Marketing Director of Huddersfield Literature Festival has key part of promoting and growing the event over the last 6 years.  She’s also involved in her local WI and has supported the Fair Trader Co-operative in Holmfirth.  She’ll be sharing her story and teaching us how to make the most of our stories.
  • Merewyn Sayers from Sayers Solutions – Merewyn provides marketing and business support to small businesses and not-for-profit organisations.  She is also heavily involved in a number of local third sector and community organisation and runs her own community network in HD8.  She’ll be teaching us about effective email marketing.
  • Caroline Oughbridge from Communicating Brilliantly – Caroline is a writer, trainer and communications consultant, and former radio producer.  She has worked with a number of third sector organisations including Alzheimer’s Society, Volunteering Kirklees, Age UK, Alcohol Concern and she regularly works with Third Sector Leaders Kirklees.  She will be teaching us how to perfect our pitch and how to make how we introduce ourselves memorable and have impact.

Book now via Eventbrite.

Partner News: Book Now for Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber Annual Conference in Huddersfield

 

JUST OVER 2 WEEKS TO GO – ARE YOU BEING A REBEL?

SEYH Annual Conference – Rebelling Social Enterprise Style

Fri, 28 June 2019, 09:30 – 16:00

Huddersfield Mission

3-13 Lord Street

Huddersfield

HD1 1QA

We are going to be Rebelling Social Enterprise Style on Friday 28th June in Huddersfield for the SEYH Annual Conference. Hear from and celebrate those that are rebelling against the status quo in their area, whether it be environment, education, healthcare or any other. It will be a fantastic forum to network and the facilitated discussions and social entrepreneur presentations will undoubtedly be thought provoking.

Opening the conference are Rachel Spencer-Henshall – Kirklees Director of Public Health and Shabir Pandor – Leader of Kirklees Council

Key note speakers are Nick Temple – Chief Executive of Social Investment Business and Lucy Findlay MBE – Managing Director of Social Enterprise Mark Company. Both speakers have worked in the social enterprise sector for a long time and will be bringing their unique rebel position to the conference.

ConverStations are covering-
Strategic Marketing
Social Investment
Accounting
Social Value
Leadership
Tech for Good
Profit is not a Dirty Word

Exhibitors are:-
SEE Ahead with specialist social enterprise support
Key Fund and Charity Bank with social investment support and advice
Utility Aid with support around great prices for your gas and electric
WYCAS for all your accounting needs
Get Away Girls with their new photo booth
Autism Plus with their amazing chocolate

Discounts available for paid members. The event is taking place at Huddersfield Mission, just a 5 minute walk from the train station. Click here to book your tickets, there are not many left!!!