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.
post is temporary for 12 months, 37 hours a week: Salary Scale SCP 20
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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.
Work with Pennine Domestic Violence Group on their Live Safe Hub Project
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.
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.
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.
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:
Alternatively, you can come along to find out more about the project and opportunities for your group to be involved.
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.
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: