Third Sector Jobs: English Language Programme Outreach Worker

Third Sector Leaders Kirklees has an exciting opportunity for an outreach worker for a new partnership project

The outreach worker 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 worker 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 post is temporary for 12 months, 37 hours a week:  Salary Scale SCP 20 £25,295

The successful candidate 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.

For further information email:

val@tslkirklees.org.uk

The closing date is Tuesday August 27th 2019 and we aim to interview the following week

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Take Part: Survey of Social Enterprise Activity in Kirklees

And book now for the next More Than Profit Network meeting…

Deadline extended: Please complete the survey by 13th September 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.

More Than Profit Network

The next More Than Profit Network breakfast meeting will be on Wednesday 18th September at Northfield Hall in Huddersfield. Network members will take part in a mini workshop on Improving Your Social Enterprise with SEE Ahead, and will hear from the council about how social enterprises can get involved in shaping plans and improving the town centre in Huddersfield. Find out more and book now…

Complete the survey

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 Friday 13th September 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

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

Friendlees Summer of Fun

Sign up for the last couple of organised free summer events and see what else is happening as part of the new friendship group for adults in Kirklees via the Friendlees Facebook group…

The new Friendlees group in partnership with TSL Kirklees and HappyU has been making a splash in the local press and is gathering momentum. The group now has a voluntary committee to help things run smoothly and is staying true to its original aim to be member-led, with any group member able to post or organise an event and invite other members to join them. Current activities include pop concerts, meals, coffee & pub meet-ups, day retreats, family fun days, football and rounders, book clubs, canal boat & train trips, with events scheduled right up to Christmas.

The next Summer of Fun free event is this Saturday at Wilton Park, Batley and includes a guided walk, music, poetry and afternoon tea. Book via Facebook or contact Kelly on 07853 416740.

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.

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.

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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Join the Campaign: Better Buses Kirklees

Organisations needed to help lobby for better services

TSL Kirklees has been approached by a group of local people who are concerned about the lack of consistency in bus services in Kirklees and who would like to start a new campaign along the lines of the Better Buses campaign in Manchester. They’d like to hear from local organisations who’d be interested in getting involved to identify and address issues, drive the campaign forward, and represent different sectors of the community.

The ambition for the group is to have a say in local consultations, work with local councillors who are involved in transport, both locally and across the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and lobby for consistency in fares and services across Kirklees, including:

  • accessibility
  • sustainability
  • price capping
  • cleaner buses
  • joined up and efficient public transport
  • subsidised essential loss-making routes

To express your interest, please contact comms@tslkirklees.org.uk