Volunteer Management Committee Members, Pavilion Youth Hub

Closing date: 25th October 2019

Pavilion Youth Hub is a charitable organisation, which formed following the collective experiences of a few home-educating families, Nick & Suzanne Wilson being the founder members. Following a difficult transition to High School, they felt they had no option but to withdraw their 11 yr old daughter from school in favour of home education. Although academically able, they feared she may become socially isolated and would benefit from working alongside her peers. The idea of PYH was born.

We have 2 vacancies to fill. We meet approximately 4 times a year to discuss various items, not limited to but including:

  • Governance: Organisation status, admissions & fees
  • Safeguarding: Recruitment, policies and management
  • Finance: Fundraising, banking and financial accounts
  • Premises: Rent, renewals, maintenance
  • Curriculum: Content, timetable, events & planning
  • Pastoral: Mental health needs, partnerships & networking. Hub events
  • Staff: Recruitment & roles
  • Any other business: Anything & everything!

Application process
Should you wish to apply to become a member of our management committee, please put together a brief account of why you are interested in the role, what you can bring to the role, and how the role can benefit you personally. It need not be more than 1 page.

If offered appointment you will need:
• An enhanced DBS certificate. (We can apply for one on your behalf if you don’t already hold).

• To complete safeguarding training. (We will arrange should you not already hold)

• To provide proof of address, and identification. (Utility bill & passport or driving licence)

• To provide 2 references.

Please email your application to pavilionyouthhub@gmail.com


Closing date 25th October 2019.

Third Sector Jobs: Admin Assistant, Talkthru

Closing Date – This Friday (25th October 2019)

3-month temporary contract, 16 hours per week, salary: £8.21/hour

Talkthru, (registered charity no.1122488) offer counselling services across Kirklees helping parents who have lost a pregnancy, baby or have other pregnancy-related issues. The counselling team provided 650 counselling hours last year.

Are you an organised, creative and compassionate person? Can you support our Centre Manager by ensuring that the office along with its finances run smoothly allowing the counselling team to focus on the needs of our clients?

We are a small team at Talkthru so everyone occasionally steps away from their normal duties to help with adhoc tasks but the daily tasks the successful candidate will complete include:

– Provide a point of contact for clients and process their referrals to ensure they can access the support they need at the earliest opportunity

– Distributing physical & digital communications as required

– Maintaining the book of accounts on a timely basis ensuring all income and expenditure is accurately recorded and supporting documents are filed in an orderly manner                            

–  Monitoring, organising and updating relevant data using database applications when necessary to maintain accuracy.

          – Ensure administrative practices are GDPR compliant

Do you have great people skills and strong emotional intelligence? These skills are key to this role as at times you will be client facing and need to adapt your style depending on each individual clients’ needs. Confidentiality is essential and will always be maintained in and outside of work.

This is an initial 3-month contract which may lead to a permanent role. The hours are 10:30am until 14:30pm on Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri. If this sounds like the kind of exciting challenge you are looking for and feel that you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 25th October 2019

Interview date: 28th October 2019

Start date: 29th October 2019

For more information about the role or to arrange a phone call (01484 515137) to discuss this role further please email office@talkthru.org.uk

Social Value Roadshow

Join Social Enterprise Yorkshire & Humber, Social Value UK & Inspiring Impact for a roadshow looking at what social value is, why it’s important, and what to do about it.

15th October 2019

10am to 2pm

Huddersfield Mission

Social Value Roadshow – The roadshow will give an overview of the wider international and national contexts, as well as the local partners knowledge of Huddersfield and the surrounding areas.  We will look at what social value is, why it is important to you, and how to take action.  Social Value UK and SEYH will bring sector specific knowledge to guide attendees from public, private and civil society in how to navigate the social value landscape.

Local Networking – This is an opportunity for networking with local organisations from across all sectors, to share problems, opportunities, skills and resources from a local perspective.

Inspiring Impact – This is a VCSE focused workshop looking at impact management with practical exercises, case studies and tools that can be taken back to be used in attendees work and organisations.

For more information contact info@socialvalueuk.org or visit www.socialvalueuk.org/inspiringimpact

Celebrate World Mental Health Day at our AGM

Hear from Kirklees Council, Director of Public Health & West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership, Director of Mental Health Programmes

Thursday 10th October, 2pm-4pm

Northfield Hall, Huddersfield

It’s that time of year again when we invite you to the TSL Kirklees AGM.  This year it’s also World Mental Health Day and so as well as reviewing our progress over the last year and electing trustees, we’ll be focussing on some of the great work that our members do in promoting good mental health, and hearing from:

  • Rachel Spencer-Henshall, Strategic Director of Corporate Strategy, Commissioning and Public Health for Kirklees Council, who will be telling us about a new initiative to have dedicated council teams in different places around Kirklees, and a new £1.4 million pot of mental health funding.
  • Keir Shillaker, Director of Mental Health Programmes, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership, telling us about the local priorities and approach to mental health

Plus, you’ll be able to pick up a hard copy of our new report – Ready, Able and Agile: How The Voluntary and Community Sector Adds Social Value to Life in Kirklees.

Book now on Eventbrite or Facebook

PLEASE NOTE: This event is at Northfield Hall in Huddersfield and not Northorpe Hall in Mirfield.

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

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.