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.

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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

Partner News: Employability Skills Course

Intensive Free 2.5 Day Course Starting Next Week

Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre

This course is all about improving self-esteem and gaining confidence in applying for jobs by using IT. It will cover CV writing , job search, emailing attachments and some interview skills.

If you have clients who’d be interested, get in touch asap to book their free place – 01484 462346

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.

Help Us Spread The Word: New Friendship Group for Adults in Kirklees

23rd June Explore Castle Hill 5.5 mile walk fro m The Golden Cock, Farnley Tyas

Join us for a Summer of Fun with Friendlees

TSL Kirklees, in partnership with Happy U, has launched a new pilot project, with seed funding from Kirklees Council.  The idea behind Friendlees is that any of us, whatever age, due to circumstances beyond our control and life changes such as a bereavement, divorce or moving house, can find ourselves lonely or isolated and in need of some new friends to socialise with.

Friendlees host and co-ordinator, Kelly Williams says:

We all know what it feels like to want to go to that new show, film or gig, but not have anyone to go with.  Friendlees will help you make connections and find shared interest without it being scary.  We want everyone to feel welcome, relaxed and pleased that they came along – and you never know, you might find a few new friends along the way.

The project is being launched with a series of 6 free events and activities all over Kirklees, including walks, trips, music, dancing, and sing-along cinema.  In addition, people can join the Friendlees group on Facebook, and host a coffee catch-up or pub meet-up in their local area and invite other members to join them, or they can suggest events that they’d like to go to and see if other members would like to go along.

The Summer of Fun events, run between June and September, starting with a 5.5 mile Castle Hill walk on 23rd June, with coffee stop at the top whilst admiring the view, and optional pint at The Golden Cock in Farnley Tyas.

Find out more on the Facebook group or Friendlees website.

How you can help

Contact us: info@friendlees.co.uk or comms@tslkirklees.org.uk

 

Third Sector Jobs: English Language Programme Co-ordinator

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Third Sector Leaders Kirklees (TSLK) have an exciting opportunity for an English Language Programme Co-ordinator. 

The programme co-ordinator will be leading 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 programme co-ordinator will be leading on establishing, developing and reporting on the English Language Co-ordination Service pilot.

The post is temporary for 12 months, 37 hours a week:  Salary Scale SCP 38 £40,760

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree and hold a TESOL Certificate or Diploma or equivalent level qualification along with experience of successfully managing programmes in the ESOL curriculum area.

For further information and an application form please email val@tslkirklees.org.uk

The closing date is Monday June 24th and we aim to interview in the first week of July.

Download a job spec

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