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

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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.

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.

Celebrate Yorkshire Day at TSL Kirklees Members’ Meeting: Huddersfield Blueprint – Have Your Say…

Plus inclusion, update on new health & wellbeing initiatives, new TSL Kirklees website & membership package, & new Thriving Kirklees funding.

We’ve decided to keep August’s Members’ Meeting in central Huddersfield so that we can discuss the proposed Kirklees Blueprint for the town centre, and even pop out to look at some of the earmarked sites if necessary. It would be great to be able to pull together some third sector views on the changes.

We’ll also be:

  • hearing about inclusion
  • getting an update on some of the health and wellbeing initiatives that we heard about at the April meeting
  • launching the new TSL Kirklees website & package of member benefits
  • finding out about new Thriving Kirklees funding

and of course, we’ll be celebrating Yorkshire Day.

About The Meetings

Our TSL Kirklees Members’ Meetings are held bi-monthly and are an opportunity for our member organisations to get together, share knowledge and experience, and hear from key third sector partners, experts and commissioners about their initiatives and priorities. The meetings are made up of a mixture of speakers, workshops and discussions, networking, and opportunities to promote our services and activities and get help and support from peers. We try our best to make sure it’s two hours well spent and worth the time out of your organisation or community business.

Non-members charities, community and voluntary group and social enterprises are welcome to come along as guests before deciding whether they’d like to join. Our aim is to help develop, support and grow a healthy, active and collaborative third sector in Kirklees. Our membership fees therefore are designed to cover the costs of our meetings and member-only activities and allow as many people as possible to take part.

For futher information contact Lisa – comms@tslkirklees.org.uk, 01484 519053, or visit www.thirdsectorleaderskirklees.org

Book now on Eventbrite.

Member News: Huddersfield Giants Community Trust Looking for Trustees

Join the largest charity associated with a super league club

Huddersfield Giants Community Trust are seeking to appoint individuals to become new members of our Board of Trustees. We need people who are committed to understanding and developing the innovative ways in which the Trust supports more than 200,000 different young people a year, many with complex and multiple needs. We are a non-profit organisation delivering sports, education & NCS-based initiatives into the community.  We are the largest official charity affiliated with a super league club. We are here to inspire, create opportunities, promote being active and as a whole building a community where everyone belongs.

The Board meets at least 6 times a year for an average 2.5 hours. There is also a need to read reports in advance of each meeting.

For further details contact Kim Turner: Kim@hgct.co.uk

www.hgct.co.uk