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.

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THIRD SECTOR JOBS: Various Roles working to support Families and Young People

Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust – Be part of our team!

  • Communications Officer
  • Specialist Practioners (Children’s Mental Health)
  • Well-Being Support Workers
  • Emotional Health Worker
  • Project Worker – RISE

All deadlines are 1st September 2019

Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust continues to grow and around 75% of all charity funds are spent on salaries, so we are recruiting again.

In 2019, we’re a partner in Thriving Kirklees – joining up and transforming health services for families in Kirklees and we have additional funds to reduce waiting times.  We’re working more closely with schools and have been funded to pilot mental health support teams in schools, again in partnership.  We continue to successfully raise funds by working with local businesses and through weddings and events in our barn, as well as receiving funds from the Big Lottery and Children in Need.

There are a wide range of people working at Northorpe Hall in 2019 – over 70 employees, plus volunteers, self-employed workers including counsellors, trainee education mental health practitioners and CAMHS and Nursing staff employed by partner organisations, co-located with us to join up services and provide the best support to families and young people in Kirklees.

The team is diverse, talented, hard-working and friendly – with a wide range of experience and professional backgrounds.  Some joined us early in their career and have gained experience and qualifications with us over the years, others have brought significant experience from education, social care, clinical settings and family or youth work.  We provide high quality support, supervision and training to staff to ensure they can provide quality support to young people and families.  We work 8am to 8pm to respond to family’s needs, so we can offer flexible working and part-time hours too.

Now is a great time to join the Northorpe Hall team.  You’ll get great experience of innovative, responsive mental health support to children and families; get training and development opportunities to grow your skills and knowledge and you’ll feel supported and valued as part of a team.  You will also make a real difference to the lives of local young people who really need your support and care.

Check our job vacancies at https://www.northorpehall.co.uk/get-involved/job-vacancies

Or register at the same web address to receive all new vacancies directly by email.

Book Now to Meet the New Director of Children’s Services & Find Out About £20k Grants

Members' Meeting

TSL Kirklees Members’ Meeting: Focus on Children and Families

Thursday 13th June

2pm to 4pm

Huddersfield Mission

(Please aim to arrive for 1.45pm so that we can start promptly at 2pm as Mel Meggs has limited time available due to an Ofsted Inspection.)

This is a great opportunity for any local third sector organisations who work with children and families to meet and hear from Mel Meggs, the new Director of Children’s Services for Kirklees Council. We want to make sure that she’s aware of the range of vital and innovative work our members do in this field and so we’ll be presenting short case studies from some of our members. And as ever, there’ll be chance to network over tea and cake, make connections and build relationships, and find out who’s doing what in Kirklees.

In addition Groundwork will be telling us how groups in Kirklees can apply for grants of up to £20k for innovative projects around encouraging people into work, training & education (similar to our own Community Learning Works project).

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Meetings are free and open for members of TSL Kirklees, or for non-members who would like to visit before joining.  Membership starts from £12 per year.  Find out more.

 

Trustees Needed: Home Start Kirklees

homestartTwo Vacancies for People with Business, Marketing or Income Generation Expertise

We currently have 2 vacancies within the Home-Start Kirklees board of trustees following the retirement of a long standing member and a recent resignation.  To ensure that we consistently remain quorate across committee meetings, we are seeking the skills and experience needed to complement our existing members, therefore we would be most interested in hearing from potential trustees who would fit within the following areas of expertise:-

  • Knowledge and experience of either corporate or small business,
  • Social media and marketing
  • Fundraising and generating income

We would particularly welcome volunteers from the following demographic population:-

  • Resides or works within the North Kirklees area (Dewsbury, Batley, Spen areas)
  • Representative of the BME population
  • Male gender

A commitment  to the role would entail attending a monthly board meeting and a quarterly sub-committee meeting as well as leading on specific items in-between meetings as and when  dependent upon need.

A full induction will be offered as well as travel expenses to meetings

For further information, please contact Kerri Flanagan, Director, on 01484 421925

www.homestart-kirklees.org.uk

 

 

Third Sector Jobs: Group Co-ordinator, Home-Start Kirklees

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Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families through recruiting and training volunteers to provide family support.

Our vision is to be a society in which every parent / carer has the support they need to give their children the best start in life.

We have one vacant post available for a Group Co-ordinator, who will assist in assessing the needs of families, recruiting, training, supporting and supervising volunteers and peer educators.

Please do not send CVs.

For an application pack, please contact us on 01484 421925 or
email us at info@homestart-kirklees.org.uk.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th May 2019 (12 noon)

Interviews for this post will be held on Monday 10th June 2019

Find out more…

An Invitation to Kirklees Youth Summit

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Mel Meggs, new Director for Children’s Services for Kirklees Council invites you to attend a Youth Summit on Friday 24th May 2019.  The event will be held at Cathedral House, St Thomas’ Road, Huddersfield  HD1 3LG.  Time: 9am for 9.30 start – 3pm finish.

This is an exciting event that will give you the opportunity to contribute to shaping the development of a practice model to tackle serious violence, gangs and issues affecting young people across Kirklees.

We have confirmed a number of speakers including Anne Longfield; Children’s Commissioner for England, Mark Burns-Williamson; Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, Professor Paul Thomas; University of Huddersfield and young people themselves.

Refreshments on arrival at 9.00am for a 9.30am start

The event will finish at approximately 3pm

To book a place at this event, please click on the following Link