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Project Officer – Suicide Awareness Training Project

NJC point 26 – £23,166 pro rata, 15 hours per week.

This is an opportunity to work with a well established voluntary and community sector project which helps raise awareness of suicide and its impact. Suicide Awareness Training is open to staff, volunteers and lay people from all sectors in Derbyshire and is free to most. The training is delivered by clinicians, the project officer is responsible for organising the seminars, dealing with enquiries from potential participants, recruiting and supporting the trainers, some delivery of training, marketing the project and negotiating bespoke seminars with larger employers.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate great organisational as well as interpersonal skills. Please see the project description, job description and person specification for more details.

For an application pack please visit http://www.ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk/project-officer-sat.html

Closing date 12 noon on Monday 5th September 2016

Interviews: 15th September 2016 to be considered for this post you must be available for interview on this date.

 

Admin Assistant – Wheels to Work

NJC point 22- £20,456, 37 hours per week

Based in Matlock but with some travel.

This is an opportunity to work with a well established voluntary and community sector project which makes a real difference to people’s lives. Wheels to Work helps people overcome transport barriers in order to access work or training. The project officer will deal with enquiries from potential scheme users, the day to day administration and finance.

The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate great organisational as well as interpersonal skills. Please see the project description, job description and person specification for more details.

For an application pack please visit http://www.ruralactionderbyshire.org.uk/project-assistant-wheels-to-work-derbyshire.html

Closing date 12 noon on Monday 5th September 2016

Interviews: 16th September 2016 To be eligible for this post you must be available for interview on this date.

Newhall Thriving Communities – what it is, how you can get involved

Thriving Communities is a new approach to working at a local level with people and communities, to make sure they get the services they most want and need (not what professionals think they should want or need).  Thriving Communities “aims to address the complex needs of families who face multiple challenges and are often in crisis. The aim is to develop a better understanding of these families and their lives to inform how public sector and voluntary sector partners can work better together to support them.”

The approach has already been piloted in other parts of the county.   In South Derbyshire the pilot area is part of NewhallScott Clayton is the Thriving Communities Worker for this area and he will be working in/with the community, using local knowledge gathered to inform the development of services at the highest level.  He is employed by Derbyshire County Council and reports directly to a strategic director.

Get involved

 Find out more:

  • A Thriving Communities Introductory Session will be held on Tuesday 13th September 2016: 9.30am – 1.00pm,  venue to be confirmed.  This will be a chance for interested parties to come together for an interactive introduction to Thriving Communities.
  • We will also be inviting Scott to give an update at our Community Forum later in the year.

 Mapping local support services

  • An initial piece of work is taking place to map what agencies and services are working in the area already – including voluntary and community groups.  What is being provided and what difference is it making?  What assets are there and how are they used?  If you provide support in (or to people/families from) Newhall, let Scott know so that you can be included in the mapping

Talking to local families

  • Do you know a family in Newhall that would like to help with the research by talking about issues that affect them?  If so, let Scott know – a referral pack is attached.  This will involve letting a (trained/DBS checked) researcher spending ‘a day in a life’ to gain a real understanding of what life is like for them, what are their aspirations, priorities and feelings on the area.  They want to talk to families of all kinds / households of all sizes. Their identities will be kept confidential and the family will receive a small financial ‘gift’ to thank them for their time.
  • Would you be interested in helping carry out the research? A free training session will take place on Wednesday 28th September 201630am – 1.00pm  at the Old Post Centre, Newhall.   Contact Scott to find out more / put your name forward.

Thriving Communites Recruitment Pack Newhall

For more information contact:

Scott Clayton,  Thriving Communities Development Officer

Chief Executive’s Office, Derbyshire County Council

Tel: 07774 836748

Email:  scott.clayton@derbyshire.gov.uk

The Yapp Charitable Trust is an independent grant making trust that aims to make grants totalling £300,000 to about 100 small registered charities each year.

Grants of up to £3,000 per year for up to three years are available to sustain the work of registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 that work with:

  • People with disabilities or mental health problems
  • Elderly people
  • Children and young people aged 5 – 25
  • Social welfare – people trying to overcome life-limiting problems of a social, rather than medical, origin (such as addiction, relationship difficulties, abuse, offending)
  • Education and learning with a particular interest in people who are educationally disadvantaged, whether adults or children.

Previous projects supported include:

Barnsley Beacon Support Services which received a grant of £4,000 over 2 years towards running costs of this volunteer led charity offering support to parents and carers of drug and alcohol misusers.

The Bridge To Cross Charitable Trust which received a grant of £9,000 over 3 years towards the part-time salary of the Administrator at its drop-in youth provision in Abergavenny, Wales.

Applications can be submitted at any time.

http://www.yappcharitabletrust.org.uk/

Befriending Champion Poster August 2016

If you would like to circulate the poster, a high quality PDF can be found by clicking here: Befriending Champion Poster August 2016

More information on what Befriending Champions do can be found on the Derbyshire County Council website

THREE CHEERS FOR VOLUNTEERS!

Volunteer recruitment/Celebration Event

Thursday 15 September, 10.30-12.30 p.m. at Etwall Children’s Centre

Tuesday 20 September, 4.00-6.00 p.m. at Rink House, Swadlincote

Come along for information on volunteering opportunities to enhance your CV, learn new skills and knowledge, increase employment opportunities, meet new people and increase self-confidence.  A chance to meet and talk to existing volunteers as we also celebrate their achievements.

Volunteer opportunities are available within Derbyshire County Council Children’s Services Department

 Join us for tea and cake.

Book your place, please call:

Etwall Children’s Centre, Hilton Road, Etwall, DE65 6HZ – 01629 533610

Rink House, Rink Drive, Swadlincote, DE11 8JL – 01283 229709 (Option 1)

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