Vacancies at South Derbyshire CVS in Swadlincote, Derbyshire

  • Network Support Worker– full time 37 hpw £17,891 pa – funded to 31/3/18
    To support our work with networks of voluntary organisations and community groups in South Derbyshire and beyond, including organising meetings and events, communication with members, and managing databases, mailing lists and other records.
  • Community Food Project Support Worker– full time 37 hpw or 2 x 18.5 hpw possible £17,891 pa – funded to 31/3/18
    To support the effective running of our food projects including handling, storing and distributing food donations, keeping records, liaising with clients and volunteers and general admin.
  • Part time/sessional Project Support Workersup to 18 hpw £17,891 pro rata 4 month contract/ sessional work £9.30 per hour
    To deal with enquiries and referrals, contact service users, general admin duties and practical tasks that help the smooth running of CVS projects.

Closing date Fri 21 April 2017 at 9am

Full details at www.sdcvs.org.uk/vacancies

Do you have an experience to share about Care Homes? Do your members or service users?

Healthwatch Derbyshire wants feedback on Care Homes in Derbyshire over the next few months, and would appreciate your help with this.

They want to hear people’s (good or bad) experiences, which can be fed through to Healthwatch by phone, email, or via our website patient feedback centre http://www.healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk/give-feedback/

If possible, they would also like groups to put up a poster, or put an advert in your next newsletter or raise awareness of the campaign via social media – see communications kit attached. They can supply hard copies of the poster on request.

For more information contact

Karen Ritchie
Chief Executive, Healthwatch Derbyshire

Tel: 01773 880786
Web: http://www.healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk

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Salary: £36,000 pa
Full Time: Monday to Friday
Based in Derby
Closing Date: Sunday 26th March 2017
Interview Date: Thursday 30th March 2017

Direct Help & Advice (DHA) is an exciting, fast-paced and diverse Charity seeking to appoint a new Head of Finance to ensure an effective full financial management accounting service is delivered to meet the Charity and Trading Company’s goals in line with our strategic plan.

You will be a Qualified Accountant (ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with experience of the non-profit sector and accounting for a charity. You will possess a strong track record of leading a finance department with the ability to think and work at a strategic level and drive forward change often in very challenging circumstances.

As a senior role reporting directly to the CEO, you will assist in leading on financial change and help drive activities and organisational efficiencies that will help grow and deliver the needs of the charity. You will need the ability to present financial information in an engaging way with effective decision making and be able to influence and engage others both internally and externally to the organisation. You will also be a team player, able to form good working relationships with your colleagues.
The successful candidates duties will include:
 Contributing to the Charity’s business development strategies
 Provision of financial forecasts, budgets and KPIs
 Monthly management accounts, KPI reports
 Monitoring and reporting of above to CEO, Board and senior management
 Management and delivery of the day to day financial support service.
 Statutory annual and quarterly accounts, VAT returns, etc.
 Payroll and pensions administration
 Maintenance of Finance & IT Risk Register and Disaster Recovery Plan
This is not a complete statement of all duties.

The post holder will also be required to co-operate with the Charity on all matters of compliance including Health and Safety, Safeguarding, child protection and welfare.
Please do not delay in getting your application in. DHA are keen to progress to interview ASAP and we are really looking forward to telling you more about this opportunity.
For an application pack please visit http://dhadvice.org/jobs/ or email: hr@dhadvice.org.

Completed applications should be emailed to hr@dhadvice.org or returned in an envelope marked confidential to Human Resources, Direct Help & Advice, Phoenix Street, Derby, DE1 2ER, to arrive no later than the closing date. CV’S WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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Sinfonia Viva Launches Carers’ Choir

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, is launching a new initiative to bring together local people who are carers for family  and friends.

The new Carers’ Choir will be open to people across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who will come together once a month to enjoy music and potentially have opportunities for performing.

The choir, which will be free to join, will be launched on Tuesday March 21, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at The Voicebox, Forman Street, when carers and support groups are invited to come along for a taster session.

The choir will be led by award-winning choral conductor David Lawrence who will introduce a selection of choral favourites, songs from popular shows and pop favourites.

The Carers’ Choir has been set up as part of Sinfonia Viva’s 35th anniversary programme – enabling more people than ever to experience creative music making.

As well as a packed concert programme across the region and beyond, Viva is aiming to work directly with 3,500 people over the next 12 months through a series of education and community creative projects.

The project has been made possible for a year with a £13,000 grant from the Bupa UK Foundation’s Caring for Carers Funding programme as part of its focus to help unpaid adult carers to support, manage and improve their own health.

To ensure its future, Viva has launched an anniversary appeal to encourage people to donate £35 to fund its increased education and community work – including the development of the Carers’ Choir

Sinfonia Viva Education Manager Marianne Barraclough explained: “We have a national reputation for working with communities to develop high quality and award winning engagement projects.

“Our work has included creating music with people in hospitals, hospices, schools, nurseries, special education needs settings, care homes, rural communities and in inner city areas.

“The success of our own community, education, choral and music making projects along with others both locally and nationally – from rock choirs to the famous Military Wives – show the popularity, appetite and benefits of shared singing.

“Singing together is proven to be an excellent way of boosting self esteem and confidence, releasing pain and stress-relieving endorphins and being a part of a team that is creating something.

“There is a significant number of people locally who are carers for family members from children with special needs to elderly parents and many more who are furthermore juggling work and caring responsibilities.

“There is widespread recognition that, as well as practical support, carers can feel socially isolated.  They greatly benefit from the opportunity to take a well-deserved break and enjoy a group activity.

“The Carers Choir is a natural progression for us as an Orchestra and meets the needs of an often hidden section of our local community.

“It is an opportunity to join like-minded people and enjoy the chance to try something new together in a relaxed and supportive environment.

“People don’t need to have any previous choral experience and David Lawrence is fantastic at helping people to find their voice.”

Sinfonia Viva is working directly with carer support groups and service providers across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to encourage people to join. However, anyone who is caring for a friend or relative – full time or part time whilst still working – is also invited to attend.

For more information, please contact Andrew Nesbitt at Sinfonia Viva, Tel: 01332 207602 or email andrew@vivaorch.co.uk

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The South Derbyshire Sustainable Community Strategy is being revised and we want to know what you think of the new strategy.  Deadline for responses is 26 March 2017.

More information….

South Derbyshire Partnership brings together representatives of public services, local businesses, voluntary and community groups and residents to work together to help improve the district, concentrating on the things local people have said are important for a better South Derbyshire.

The Sustainable Community Strategy sets out South Derbyshire Partnership’s vision for the district, what we think our priorities should be, and how we will work together to achieve them. Having agreed priorities helps us decide how best to focus our efforts and resources. By working together, bigger and better things will be achieved rather than if one organisation was working on its own.

Our vision is of a dynamic and caring South Derbyshire, able to seize opportunities to develop and empower successful communities, whilst respecting and enhancing the varied character and environment of our fast growing and diverse District.

You can download a copy of the strategy here  (PDF, 547 KB)

or contact development@sdcvs.org.uk and we will send one to you.

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 27th Februaryumbrella-poster

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Application Guidance Notes

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The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes:

  • Skills: Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities
  • Employment: Developing pathways to increase the number of people in work
  • Health: Supporting projects that increase participation in activities/services that improve the health and wellbeing of people in former coalfield communities.

Eligible Coalfield Wards in South Derbyshire are: Church Gresley, Midway, Newhall & Stanton, Swadlincote

Most voluntary and community organisations and groups working to regenerate coalfield communities are eligible to apply including registered Charities, Companies Limited by Guarantee, Community Benefit Societies, Community Interest Companies, Charitable Incorporated Organisations and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs).

Closing date for the next funding round is 17 March 2017 (but you need to complete the eligibility survey at least 7 days before this if you want to submit an application/.

Find out more and apply online at