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VSI Alliance Update 08 October 2021

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

 

VSI Alliance News & Events

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Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. You will find jobs in the sector, training and events, news and updates from community and social enterprise groups. Take part in public consultations and find available funding for your organisation.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Inter Faith Climate Change Conference at Halifax Minster

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Climate Change is one of, if not the greatest challenge of our times and people of all faiths and beliefs are concerned to learn and take action.

Calderdale Interfaith is pleased to be working in partnership with the Blackley Centre to offer this Inter Faith Conference on Climate Change on the 14th October.

Admission is free and booking is via Eventbrite on the link below where you will see the conference programme. We hope you will be able to join us.

Eventbrite booking link : https://tinyurl.com/5dwacjn9

October 14th 2021
10.00am – 2.30pm
Halifax Minster HX1 1QL

Free admission (including vegetarian lunch)

For more information: 01422-646683 / 07741-480557

If Covid restrictions prevent us from gathering, the conference will be offered via Zoom

Workshops

  • Carbon literacy
  • Poverty and climate change
  • Local to global
  • Supporting our communities into the green economy

View flyer here

Safe Online : From Fake News to Extremism in a Digital Age

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You are invited to a training session which explores false news and online propaganda. Together, we will explore how to tell if information online is suspect or distorts the truth, and what to do if you see online material that promotes extremism

The projects aim to equip you with the understanding of the difference between traditional online safety learning and how the internet is used to spread extremist messaging.

The session uses real life examples from apps, games and websites that are in common use by the participants to explore how narratives are spread through imaging, messaging and manipulation. It allows participants to recognise extremist activity, how to be resilient to false and manipulative activity, and how to take action safely if they are exposed to it.

The workshops use methods that make these issues meaningful for participants and will provide a safe space to explore them. Our experience in this realm of work allows us to broach often difficult subjects and make them accessible and safe for participants.

The feedback from the people who have engaged with the sessions is overwhelmingly positive, and all concerned said that they would recommend the projects to others.

 Dates & Booking Links:

Tues 19 October 10am to 11am

https://safeonlinetraining-t19oct.eventbrite.co.uk

Tues 2 November 4pm to 5pm

https://safeonlinetraining-t2nov.eventbrite.co.uk

Wed 24 November 4pm to 5pm

https://safeonlinetraining-w24nov.eventbrite.co.uk

Tues 7 December 6pm to 7pm

https://safeonlinetraining-t7dec.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information, please contact Adnan Ahmed (Prevent Engagement Officer) on the details below:

e : adnan.ahmed@calderdale.gov.uk

t : 07866844718

 

Brought to you in collaboration with the Peace Museum

Places available on next week’s First Aid for Mental Health

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Due to last minute cancellations we have spaces available on:

Award in supervising First Aid for Mental Health (Two Day course) Qualification FAA Level 3 Award in Supervising First Aid for Mental Health

Monday 11th – Tuesday 12th October 9am – 5pm

Interested? Please email laura.beesley@cvac.org.uk by noon Wednesday October 6th  

 

Read more here

 

VSI Alliance Update 01 October 2021

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

 

VSI Alliance News & Events

Read the updates here

Welcome to this weeks’ VSI alliance News & Events. You will find jobs in the sector, training and events, news and updates from community and social enterprise groups. Take part in public consultations and find available funding for your organisation.

Read the updates here

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

VCS Peer Support Webinar 5th October

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VCS Peer Support Webinar

Tuesday 5th October 2021 3pm – 5pm

This month, we will be joined by Jag & Cheryl from the National Association of Primary Care to discuss the health confidence question which may be beneficial to voluntary & community organisations to use to demonstrate the impact of health interventions and support future initiatives.

We will also be joined by Hilary Turley from All 1 Collective + Lab leading an open discussion around climate change. There will be additional information from Community Foundation for Calderdale about the Climate Emergency/Carbon Zero Fund.

Eventbrite link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/calderdale-vcs-coronavirus-peer-support-webinar-5th-october-2021-tickets-178652914677

Parent Link Worker – Lower Valley Family Support Team

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£18,135 per annum (pro rata if part time)

30 hours per week

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Lower Valley Family Support Team as a Parent Link Worker. You will be working within the community supporting families to access services and offer ongoing family support. This role will have a specific focus on engaging male parents and carers, through running and contributing to events that support and encourage males in their role as a parent. This role will involve some weekend work.

 

You will need experience of paid work in supporting families as well as working alongside other agencies and a relevant Level 2 qualification.

 

Please note that for this post you will need a GCSE in English & Maths or the ability to demonstrate that you can work at this level.

For an application pack please visit our website www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

If you have any problems please contact our Core Services team on 01422 251090.

If you would like more information about the vacancy please contact

Nicola Birchall or Beth Rimmington on 01484 386621

 

Closing date for applications

12 noon on Wednesday 6th October 2021

Interviews to be held 14th October 2021

 

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check

VSI Alliance Update 24 September 2021

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

 

VSI Alliance News & Events

Voluntary Sector Integration Coordinator – Closing date 5th October

This post will work as part of the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Alliance (VSI Alliance) team.  VAC is a partner within the VSI Alliance which provides a range of ‘infrastructure’ services and support to voluntary and community groups across Calderdale.  The VSI Alliance team works closely with voluntary and community organisations to ensure that all groups have equal access to good quality services which in turn help build the capacity of the sector, enabling them to carry out their own objectives effectively.

Calderdale Quality & Engagement Officer –  Closing date 5th October
The role of the Calderdale Quality and Engagement Officer is central to the continued success and development of VAC projects across Calderdale.

Reporting to the VAC Quality and Engagement Lead, you will support the delivery and further roll-out of the Quality 4 Health + Wellbeing accreditation across Calderdale by recruiting and supporting local organisations.

News

The Better Living Service is back!We are here to support people in Calderdale to lose weight and be more active. Our partnership with Slimming World is continuing and 12 weeks of fully funded Slimming World vouchers are available for people who would like support to lose weight.  We have increased this offer to more people than ever – vouchers are now available to most Calderdale adults (18+) with a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 25 (Calculate your BMI).  The Better Living Service offers support to people face to face, by phone or via Microsoft Teams to suit each individual’s preferences. Referrals can be made online at www.calderdale.gov.uk/betterliving or by ringing 01422 230230.

 

Events and Training

Want to volunteer in a mental health care role in West Yorkshire & Harrogate?
We are a collective of NHS Trusts that provide mental health, learning disability and social care services across Yorkshire.
We are:

  • Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Our event aims to provide you with all the information you need to start a meaningful career in one of our wide-ranging roles where you will make a real difference in our communities. You will also have the opportunity to find out about some of the partner organisations we work with in the health and care sector who also have a range of roles and opportunities available.

Join us online at our free open virtual recruitment fair on 30 Sept. All you need is an internet connection and an interest in mental health. Register here https://bit.ly/3tplJ7J

Hate Crime Seminar – Tuesday 12th October

Iman Atta OBE Tell MAMA (Measuring anti-Muslim Attacks)

Alex Webster Northern Regional Security Coordinator for Community Safety Trust (anti-Semitic reporting)

Presentations on hate crime will be delivered by West Yorkshire Police and local stakeholders.

RSVP Leadership Seminar – Tackling Poverty and Increasing Opportunity 6th October 8.30am-9.30am
The Leadership Seminars support our Vision 2024 aspirations for the Borough to be enterprising, talented, resilient, kind, distinctive This session will examine the role of the West Yorkshire Mayor and building back better as we recover from the effects of Covid-19.

Consultations

Royal Armouries Exhibition Title Consultation
The Violence Reduction Unit are currently consulting on a title for their upcoming exhibition on knife crime taking place at the Royal Armouries.

Police and Crime Plan Consultation Launched
Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire has today officially launched the consultation to inform her first Police and Crime Plan.


Calderdale Speech Language and Communication Pathway – SURVEY

A survey for Parents/Carers and Professionals/other stakeholders across the Borough to help gain an insight into what people currently understand of Speech Language and Communication as well as the services and support available from pre-birth to 25 years.

We would appreciate your help in promoting and sharing these surveys with your colleagues and any families who you work with.

If you are able to share the links to the surveys with others please copy us in so we are able to track how far the survey travels.

The surveys will close on the 17th October.

Practitioner and Partners survey
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NVQRDHZ

Parents survey
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/F2BQW9C

Funding

COVID Grants for Voluntary Sector
The Council has modified the application process for COVID 19 Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) and web information to encourage Voluntary and Community Sectors to apply.

Local Leadership and Integration Fund
The Ministry of Justice has announced the opening of the second round of the Local Leadership and Integration Fund. The MoJ is asking local organisations to come together in partnership to submit proposals for new and innovative approaches which will improve outcomes for prison leavers in their local area.

The competition will be open for applications for six weeks until Monday 18 October. Successful pilots will run for a period of 16 months, and the maximum amount of grant funding available for a single bid will be capped at £1 million.

Grants of up to £2,500 available to combat crime working with young people
Are you running a groups in Calderdale, and your projects aims to prevent and combat crime by working with 5 – 25 year olds? Grants of up to £2,500 are available from The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire’s Fund. Deadline for applications is 4th October 2021

The CFFC General Grants
The CFFC General Grants round is now open for applications by following this link to our website, where you will find all guidance and a link to the application form.

There will be four rounds of the fund over the next 12 months, the maximum grant is £5k.

Racial Equity Fund – Lloyds Foundation
We support charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million with a strong track record of helping people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities overcome complex social issues. We offer a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside development support to help your charity navigate change.  Under our Racial Equity funding strand, we support charities where more than half of their Trustee Board self-identify as belonging to a Black, Asian or minority ethnic community.

Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has made £4 million available through the Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22 to award grants to eligible community organisations in England (outside of the Greater London Authority area).

Lloyds Bank Foundation
If you are a small and medium-sized charity with an income between £25,000 and £1 million you can apply for two-year, unrestricted funding of £50,000 alongside dedicated development support. 

Santander Foundation Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund
“We’ve developed the  Santander Foundation Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund to help more people in the UK become digitally and financially empowered.
We want to support UK charities to give people the digital confidence, knowledge, and skills to enable then to make better, more informed decisions about money and have access to financial services. Together we can make a positive impact in our communities.”

BBC Children in Need COVID-19 Funding Streams – 23rd August 2021
Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme. Prior to applying organisations and schools will need to register with BBC Children in Need. The next closing date for applications is 11.30 am on the 23rd August 2021.

Vacancies

Various Jobs at North Halifax Partnership

Current Early Years Vacancies – For our Early Years posts we offer a rolling recruitment programme

  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce – 37 hours
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 24 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 24 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours TTO
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Ash Green – 19 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Kevin Pearce – 32 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – 37 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – SEND Support – 27.5 hours TTO Temp post
  • Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme – SEND Support – 24 hours Temp post

Other Current Vacancies with a closing date of Wednesday 6th October 2021

  • Active North Halifax Community Engagement Officer – 37 hours
  • Communities Programme Manager – 37 hours
  • Marketing + Communications Manager – 25 hours
  • Staying Well Befriending Volunteer Coordinator – 18 hours
  • Advanced Administrator – 37 hours – Innovations

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at:  www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

*VOLUNTEERING ROLE* Drivers, Magpies
You will be responsible for picking up members from their homes and bringing them to our centre between 9am and 10am. You will then drop them back home between 3pm and 4pm.

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.

Sure Start Children’s Centres Recruiting – various locations

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We are delighted to be able to advertise several vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation.

North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres are excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. A variety of day/hours are currently available.

NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres have been in Calderdale since 2014 and now have a contract in place until March 2022. They are committed to supporting communities to provide high quality learning opportunities for children and parents/carers and they are invested in developing a strong passionate staff team that work with partners to ensure the best outcomes.

Early Years Practitioner Plus

This post is designed to attract qualified and experienced practitioners that are passionate about helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have a lead area for the candidate to develop within the centre and within the wider team, such as speech and language, SEN, safeguarding.

Early Years Practitioner

This post is designed to attract newly qualified and unqualified staff, staff returning to childcare following a break and staff wanting to get into this line of work. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.

All the posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, additional leave for 5 years’ service, attendance rewards and 2 training days a year. There are multiple training opportunities and internal career progression routes within the different departments of the organisation.

 

If you would like to come and see us in action please get in touch details are on our website: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

 

 

Current Early Years Vacancies – For our Early Years posts we offer a rolling recruitment programme

 

· Senior Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce – 37 hours

· Senior Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 24 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 24 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours TTO

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Ash Green – 19 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Kevin Pearce – 32 hours

· Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – 37 hours

· Early Years Practitioner – Ash Green – SEND Support – 27.5 hours TTO Temp post

· Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme – SEND Support – 24 hours Temp post

 

Other Current Vacancies

· Active North Halifax Community Engagement Officer – 37 hours

· Communities Programme Manager – 37 hours

· Marketing + Communications Manager – 25 hours

· Staying Well Befriending Volunteer Coordinator – 18 hours

· Advanced Administrator – 37 hours – Innovations

 

Closing Date Wednesday 6th October 2021

 

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk.

 

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

VSI Alliance Update 14 September 2021

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Voluntary Sector Integration Coordinator – Closing date 5th October

This post will work as part of the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Alliance (VSI Alliance) team.  VAC is a partner within the VSI Alliance which provides a range of ‘infrastructure’ services and support to voluntary and community groups across Calderdale.  The VSI Alliance team works closely with voluntary and community organisations to ensure that all groups have equal access to good quality services which in turn help build the capacity of the sector, enabling them to carry out their own objectives effectively.

Calderdale Quality & Engagement Officer –  Closing date 5th October
The role of the Calderdale Quality and Engagement Officer is central to the continued success and development of VAC projects across Calderdale.

Reporting to the VAC Quality and Engagement Lead, you will support the delivery and further roll-out of the Quality 4 Health + Wellbeing accreditation across Calderdale by recruiting and supporting local organisations.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter via the links below.

News

COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021
The government has published the ‘COVID-19 Response – Autumn and Winter Plan 2021’ setting out plans for autumn and winter 2021/22 in England.
Nominations are Open for Calderdale Community Champions

The Community Foundation for Calderdale are proud to announce that nominations are open for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards which will be held at The Venue, Barkisland on 25th November 2021 celebrating the Not-for-profit sector in our borough.

Low Level Concern Policy
Farrer & Co have published revised guidance explaining how organisations which work with children can develop and implement a written low-level concerns policy, as part of a culture that enables staff to share any concerns and how these organisations should respond to them. The Department for Education (DfE) included a new section on low-level concerns in the revised Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance in force in England from 1 September 2021.

A complete guide to volunteer management systems
We explore volunteer management systems, explain how to use them efficiently and effectively, and look at some of the best systems currently on the market.

Time off for vaccinations
A new Acas study has revealed that 1 in 4 employers are not giving staff paid time off to get Covid vaccinations.

Events and Training
RSVP Leadership Seminar – Tackling Poverty and Increasing Opportunity 6th October 8.30am-9.30am
The Leadership Seminars support our Vision 2024 aspirations for the Borough to be enterprising, talented, resilient, kind, distinctive This session will examine the role of the West Yorkshire Mayor and building back better as we recover from the effects of Covid-19.

Consultations
Police and Crime Plan Consultation Launched
Tracy Brabin, the Mayor of West Yorkshire has today officially launched the consultation to inform her first Police and Crime Plan.

Funding
COVID Grants for Voluntary Sector
The Council has modified the application process for COVID 19 Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) and web information to encourage Voluntary and Community Sectors to apply.Local Leadership and Integration Fund
The Ministry of Justice has announced the opening of the second round of the Local Leadership and Integration Fund. The MoJ is asking local organisations to come together in partnership to submit proposals for new and innovative approaches which will improve outcomes for prison leavers in their local area.The competition will be open for applications for six weeks until Monday 18 October. Successful pilots will run for a period of 16 months, and the maximum amount of grant funding available for a single bid will be capped at £1 million.

Grants of up to £2,500 available to combat crime working with young people
Are you running a groups in Calderdale, and your projects aims to prevent and combat crime by working with 5 – 25 year olds? Grants of up to £2,500 are available from The High Sheriff of West Yorkshire’s Fund. Deadline for applications is 4th October 2021

The CFFC General Grants
The CFFC General Grants round is now open for applications by following this link to our website, where you will find all guidance and a link to the application form.

There will be four rounds of the fund over the next 12 months, the maximum grant is £5k.

Racial Equity Fund – Lloyds Foundation
We support charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £1 million with a strong track record of helping people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities overcome complex social issues. We offer a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 alongside development support to help your charity navigate change.  Under our Racial Equity funding strand, we support charities where more than half of their Trustee Board self-identify as belonging to a Black, Asian or minority ethnic community.

Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has made £4 million available through the Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22 to award grants to eligible community organisations in England (outside of the Greater London Authority area).

Lloyds Bank Foundation
If you are a small and medium-sized charity with an income between £25,000 and £1 million you can apply for two-year, unrestricted funding of £50,000 alongside dedicated development support. 

Santander Foundation Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund
“We’ve developed the  Santander Foundation Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund to help more people in the UK become digitally and financially empowered.
We want to support UK charities to give people the digital confidence, knowledge, and skills to enable then to make better, more informed decisions about money and have access to financial services. Together we can make a positive impact in our communities.”

BBC Children in Need COVID-19 Funding Streams – 23rd August 2021
Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme. Prior to applying organisations and schools will need to register with BBC Children in Need. The next closing date for applications is 11.30 am on the 23rd August 2021.

Vacancies

HR Administrator, Halifax Opportunities Trust – 24th September
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic team member, to work in a busy Finance & HR team, who is well organised to support in the provision of an efficient and effective HR core function.*VOLUNTEERING ROLE* Drivers, Magpies
You will be responsible for picking up members from their homes and bringing them to our centre between 9am and 10am. You will then drop them back home between 3pm and 4pm.*VOLUNTEERING ROLE* Trustees, Blackdog Outdoors
Looking for 3 new Trustees to help continue the positive journey, for both the charity & those they help. The Board is a small yet enthusiastic group of people who have taken the charity from humble beginnings to a national organisation that is making a real difference to people up and down the country.

*VOLUNTEERING ROLE* Trustees, Forget me not 
Could you help us steer our course at a critical time in our development? We’re looking for people with clinical, income generation or legal experience and expertise to join our Board of Trustees and support us in becoming the leading light in children’s hospice care.

 

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk, or visit www.vsialliance.org.uk for more contact details.