Job Recruitment

CitizensAdvice Yorkshire & Humber Gambling Support YouTube Service

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During the lockdown, the numbers of people using online gambling platforms have increased dramatically. To help support front line workers and volunteers, our Gambling Support Service Trainer has produced a range of ‘bite-size’ training videos to help support vulnerable clients.

 

These videos demonstrate the wider impact of gambling and the ways it affects everybody. The sessions cover the signs, symptoms and ways to positively intervene.

If you get the chance please take a few minutes to watch the videos and subscribe to the channel.

Please share the link with anyone you think may find it useful.

A project provided by Citizens Advice Calderdale to the communities across Yorkshire, Humberside & North Lincolnshire.

 

 

SureStart Children’s Centres Recruiting Now! August 2020

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We are delighted to be able to advertise a number of 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:

 

  • Lead Deputy Children’s Centre Manager
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner x 3
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on the 26th August 2020

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

VSI Alliance Update July 29, 2020

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

 

 

VSI Alliance News & Events

We’re recruiting!
VOLUNTEERING DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Closing date: 28th August

Are you the person to help shape the future of volunteering in Calderdale? We are looking to recruit a development officer with a proven background in developing and delivering volunteer programmes to a wide range of groups and organisations and with a strong commitment to the values of quality volunteering.

Do you have:

  • Previous experience of managing volunteers?
  • An interest in developing new and exciting volunteer opportunities?
  • Energy and enthusiasm to work with other organisations to create a new approach to volunteering?
  • Enthusiasm to help volunteering initiatives within the business world?
  • An interest in working with us on the community-based Social Action pilots?

More information: https://www.sectorsupportcalderdale.org.uk/work-with-us/
News

Calderdale News & Information

In case you missed it:

Free Cricket Summer Activity Camps
The Cricket Asylum Foundation will be running free summer activity camps aimed at 7 to 11-year-old children. There will be fun cricket games and activities, run by qualified coaches.

The Studio Rooms Venue Hire and Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop
The Studio Rooms have spacious rooms for hire at affordable prices, and Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop are looking for young people aged 7 years upwards, with the hope of presenting The King and I next year.

Worry Flashcards for Students Returning to Education
16 Calderdale young people have worked together remotely to create 13 flashcards to support their peers when returning to education in September.

Regional/National News & Information

West Yorkshire And Harrogate Health and Care Partnership – Weekly Update
This week’s leadership message comes from Hilary Thompson, Chair of Third Sector Leaders in Kirklees and Senior Responsible Officer for Harnessing the Power of Communities at West Yorkshire and Harrogate, and Jo Baker, programme lead for the work.

In case you missed it:

2021 GSK IMPACT Awards – Core Funding and Free Training for Health Charities
Applications are now open for the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards. Winning organisations will receive core funding of up to £40,000 plus access to excellent training and development to support their leaders.

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

Consultations

In case you missed it:

Calderdale VCSE Mental Health Impact Survey – Deadline: 31st July

  • How it is feeling for VCS providers in terms of demand for more emotional, mental health and wellbeing support – it would be good to know if demand has changed and what you are seeing in general?
  • How is the VCS coping regards capacity and resources to support people and community groups – are you seeing the need for more intensive support or other trends in terms of how you are expected to respond to need or demand?
  • What have you done or planning to do differently?  The things you have or plan to put in place based on how things are evolving and changing at pace – does this need more capacity (resources)?
  • What have you stopped doing?
  • Anything else you feel would be useful to know or factor in?

Online Events and Training

SS Dance & Wellbeing Online Wellness Event – 1st August
SS Dance & Wellbeing presents a free Online Wellness Day to inspire people to keep moving and make a few positive changes to enhance their wellbeing. The Online Wellness Day will focus primarily on engaging people from within their own homes via social media.

In case you missed it:

Workforce Health and Wellbeing – Free Training for VCS Managers, Supervisors and Those with Caring Responsibilities
The aim is for attendees to confidently hold supportive and compassionate mental health and wellbeing conversations, during and beyond Covid-19.

Funding

New Grant Launched for Holiday Food Support – Deadline: 3rd August
Calderdale Council and Community Foundation for Calderdale have launched the School Holiday Food Support Grant programme to help local organisations who are providing healthy meals and food parcels during the school holidays.

In case you missed it:

COVID-19 Inspiring Futures Programme – Deadline: 31st July
The Inspiring Futures programme will support children and young people between the ages 10 – 24* and the grants will run for a duration of up to 18 months, with awards being made up to £80,000.

Discretionary Grant Fund Is Now Open to a Second Round of Applications
The Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund is to support small businesses and registered charities who cannot get support funding. There are still eligible charities who haven’t yet claimed.

Flood Grant Opportunity to Better Protect Properties
Residents and businesses affected by the flooding in February 2020 are encouraged to check if they could be eligible for resilience support.

 

Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunity – Arts Drop
Arts Drop are in need of volunteers this weekend! Arts Drop is a scheme which creative activity packs to the borough’s most disadvantaged children and young people via their social workers. They can offer to pay a contribution of £25 for a half day or £50 for a full day per person, each day.

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.

We can support you with:

  • Organisational development
  • Social enterprise, business development and asset transfer
  • Governance
  • All aspects of establishing a new group or organisation
  • Quality assurance including Quality For Health
  • Safeguarding support
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Partnership working
  • Specialist financial advice and services
  • Volunteering brokerage and development
  • Engagement Champions
  • Voice and representation of the VCS sector

VSI Alliance Update July 24, 2020

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VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

 

 

Calderdale News & Information

Free Cricket Summer Activity Camps
The Cricket Asylum Foundation will be running free summer activity camps aimed at 7 to 11-year-old children. There will be fun cricket games and activities, run by qualified coaches.

The Studio Rooms Venue Hire and Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop
The Studio Rooms have spacious rooms for hire at affordable prices, and Stage Door Studio Theatre Workshop are looking for young people aged 7 years upwards, with the hope of presenting The King and I next year.

Worry Flashcards for Students Returning to Education
16 Calderdale young people have worked together remotely to create 13 flashcards to support their peers when returning to education in September.

Regional/National News & Information

2021 GSK IMPACT Awards – Core Funding and Free Training for Health Charities
Applications are now open for the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards. Winning organisations will receive core funding of up to £40,000 plus access to excellent training and development to support their leaders.

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable
Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19.

In case you missed it:

New Research Shows the Impact of COVID-19 Mutual Aid Groups
Communities vs. Coronavirus: The Rise of Mutual Aid is an investigation into the mutual aid groups that have emerged during the COVID-19 emergency. It explores the way these groups work, their activities, and the implications for local government and community power more generally.

 

Consultations

Calderdale VCSE Mental Health Impact Survey

  • How it is feeling for VCS providers in terms of demand for more emotional, mental health and wellbeing support – it would be good to know if demand has changed and what you are seeing in general?
  • How is the VCS coping regards capacity and resources to support people and community groups – are you seeing the need for more intensive support or other trends in terms of how you are expected to respond to need or demand?
  • What have you done or planning to do differently?  The things you have or plan to put in place based on how things are evolving and changing at pace – does this need more capacity (resources)?
  • What have you stopped doing?
  • Anything else you feel would be useful to know or factor in

 

Online Training

Workforce Health and Wellbeing – Free Training for VCS Managers, Supervisors and Those with Caring Responsibilities
The aim is for attendees to confidently hold supportive and compassionate mental health and wellbeing conversations, during and beyond Covid-19.

 

Funding

COVID-19 Inspiring Futures Programme – Deadline: 31st July
The Inspiring Futures programme will support children and young people between the ages 10 – 24* and the grants will run for a duration of up to 18 months, with awards being made up to £80,000.

Discretionary Grant Fund Is Now Open to a Second Round of Applications
The Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund is to support small businesses and registered charities who cannot get support funding. There are still eligible charities who haven’t yet claimed.

Flood Grant Opportunity to Better Protect Properties
Residents and businesses affected by the flooding in February 2020 are encouraged to check if they could be eligible for resilience support.

In case you missed it:

Funding to Support VCS Organisations to Survive – Deadline: 27th July
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Charity Survival Fund has been set up in response to ongoing concern about Covid-19’s economic impact on charities.

Can You Help More BAME-Led Organisations to Access Coronavirus Crisis Funds?
Applications open for Infrastructure Organisations to support BAME-led charities and groups to access National Emergencies Trust (NET) funds.

Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme
Power to Change has partnered with The Ubele Initiative, Locality, and Social Investment Business to deliver the Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme on behalf of The National Lottery Community Fund, with grants of up to £100,000 and business support available.

 

Volunteering

In case you missed it:

Do You Want to Be Part of Positive Change in Calderdale?
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Halifax Opportunities Trust to join their Board of Trustees and make a difference to hundreds of people’s lives throughout Calderdale.

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 see below contact information.

We can support you with:

  • Organisational development
  • Social enterprise, business development and asset transfer
  • Governance
  • All aspects of establishing a new group or organisation
  • Quality assurance including Quality For Health
  • Safeguarding support
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Partnership working
  • Specialist financial advice and services
  • Volunteering brokerage and development
  • Engagement Champions
  • Voice and representation of the VCS sector

Contact information:

Delivery Manager, food banks and Sowerby/Ryburn area – contact Jayne Leech: jayne.leech@vsialliance.org.uk

Funding, business planning and any groups in Upper Valley – contact Pat Akerman: pat.akerman@vsialliance.org.uk

Engagement Champions – contact Nikkie Dooley and Jayne O’Connell nikkie.dooley@cvac.org.uk / jayne.o’connell@cvac.org.uk

Communication – e-bulletin/social media – contact Jake Farrar: jake.farrar@vsialliance.org.uk

Volunteering support and any groups in Central Halifax – contact Charlie Johnston: charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in North Halifax – contact Rachel Shaw: rachel.shaw@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in Lower Valley – contact Olivia Swingler: olivia.swingler@vsialliance.org.uk

Locality specialist support – contact Sophie Michelena: sophie.michelena@vsialliance.org.uk

WYCAS: specialist financial advice – contact Helen Galvin: helen.galvin@vsialliance.org.uk

Part Time Caretaker position at West Vale Primary School

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The Greetland Academy Trust

School Street, Greetland HX4 8JB

Telephone:  01422 372893

 

West Vale Primary School: www.westvale.calderdale.sch.uk

The Greetland Academy Trust: https://www.greetlandacademy.org.uk/calderdale/primary/rghmat

 

Caretaker Scale 2,  Part-Time 20 hrs (based at West Vale Primary School)

Hours to be agreed at interview but split shift mornings and evenings will be required

 

Required as soon as possible a reliable, trustworthy individual to be responsible for:-

  • The day to day security of the site, including opening and closing the premises.
  • Ensuring that the school is cleaned and maintained to high standards of health and hygiene.
  • Monitoring the Health and Safety Standards within the school.
  • Ensuring that the school’s heating, lighting and other utility services are maintained and operate correctly.
  • Identifying and organising the rectification of any defects, including liaison with the Trust’s Site Manager and Contractors.
  • Maintenance and general upkeep of minor internal and external fabric and repairs.

 

The school has a team of cleaners to assist in the daily cleaning of the school.

 

Prospective candidates need to have high standards of cleanliness, be reliable, willing and flexible.  You need to use your own initiative, be tactful, patient and courteous.

 

The successful applicant would be expected to be supportive of the school’s aims and objectives.

If you are interested in joining our team of committed professionals please return your completed application form by email to Jayne Firth:  j.firth@greetlandacademy.org.uk or alternatively post to the Trust address: The Greetland Academy, School Street, Greetland, Halifax HX4 8JB, marking the envelope ‘FAO Jayne Firth ’.

 

Download application documents:

Job Description Caretaker West Vale
Caretaker Person Specification
Greetland Application Form April 2020

 

About the Trust:

The Greetland Academy Trust presently comprises of The Greetland Academy, a split –site school, KS1 being based at Saddleworth Road, Greetland with 180 pupils, KS2 based at School Street, Greetland with 240 pupils and West Vale Primary School, based at Stainland Road, West Vale with 163 pupils.

The Trust employs a Site Manager who is responsible for all security, caretaking and cleaning at each site.  Each site has a part-time caretaker ensuring that there is a full team of personnel with a multitude of skills who are able to support each other and work together to ensure the same standard is maintained across all sites.

 

During COVID 19 it is not possible to arrange visits to the school.

 

Closing date for applications: Friday 21st August 2020 (12 noon)

 

Interviews: w/c 31st August 2020

 

The Cricket Asylum foundation free Summer Activity Camps

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The Cricket Asulym foundation will be running free summer activity camps aimed at 7 to 11 year old children.

There will be fun Cricket games and activities, run by qualified coaches. Food will be provided.

Children who are eligible for free school meals can access a wider range of Cricket coaching camps throughout the summer holidays.

Although the activities are free to access, it is advised you book as places may be limited.

For more information visit The Cricket Asylum Foundation

To book or find out more
phone: 07775 614370
email: info@tcafoundation.org

Pennine Magpie “Life in Lockdown” short film

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Pennine Magpie have put a short film together with highlights of what they have been up to while in lockdown. View this uplifting, touching video to see how they have flourished during these challenging times!

Watch our ‘Life in Lockdown’ short film

Here are some highlights of what Pennine Magpie have been up to throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

The doors to our centre may have temporarily closed, but we’ve found new creative ways for us to all stay connected.

If you haven’t already, please feel free to join the Pennine Magpie Coronavirus Support Group on Facebook. The group has been created to offer a platform for our community to help and support each other. Daily activities are posted to help us all stay connected, learn new things and keep active.

Pennine Magpie is a registered charity 1147911 and a company limited by guarantee 4498986

VSI Alliance Newsflash July 17, 2020

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Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

VSI Alliance News & Events

Calderdale News & Information

In case you missed it:

Advertising on Phoenix FM – Current Offer During COVID-19
Phoenix FM are inviting organisations to send across information and publicity about current service offers to children, young people and their families.

Regional/National News & Information

New Research Shows the Impact of COVID-19 Mutual Aid Groups
Communities vs. Coronavirus: The Rise of Mutual Aid is an investigation into the mutual aid groups that have emerged during the COVID-19 emergency. It explores the way these groups work, their activities, and the implications for local government and community power more generally.

In case you missed it:

How Charities Can Survive, Adapt and Thrive Through the Crisis
Resource to help charities adapt to the ‘new normal’, with guidance on new fundraising tactics, managing stakeholders digitally and collaborating with others.

Six Characteristics of a Resilient Charity
The Charities Aid Foundation has noticed six characteristics that show an organisation has the potential to be resilient. They use these to help a charity reflect on their resilience – so how does your organisation measure up to them?

Online Events and Training

In case you missed it:

Resilient Families Workshops
If you want to feel more confident in addressing the risks of online radicalisation and extremism with the parents and families you work with, find out how with this free session from Parent Zone: the experts in digital family life.

Funding

Business Grant Support Scheme Extended – Deadline: 24th July
The grant scheme is available for small and micro businesses facing major impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, which aren’t eligible for the Government’s Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Fund.

Funding to Support VCS Organisations to Survive – Deadline: 27th July
The Julia and Hans Rausing Trust Charity Survival Fund has been set up in response to ongoing concern about Covid-19’s economic impact on charities.

Can You Help More BAME-Led Organisations to Access Coronavirus Crisis Funds?
Applications open for Infrastructure Organisations to support BAME-led charities and groups to access National Emergencies Trust (NET) funds.

Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme
Power to Change has partnered with The Ubele Initiative, Locality, and Social Investment Business to deliver the Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme on behalf of The National Lottery Community Fund, with grants of up to £100,000 and business support available.

The Social Enterprise Support Fund
The Social Enterprise Support Fund has now launched, providing grants of between £10,000 and £300,000 to help social enterprises during COVID-19.

Vacancies

In case you missed it:

Early Years Practitioner Vacancies – Closing date: 30th July
Todmorden Children’s Centre requires both a Level 2 and Level 3 Early Years Practitioner. The Centre provides a warm and secure environment for children aged between 0-5 years and has recently been awarded by Ofsted ‘Outstanding in all areas’.

Volunteering

Do You Want to Be Part of Positive Change in Calderdale?
An exciting opportunity has arisen at Halifax Opportunities Trust to join their Board of Trustees and make a difference to hundreds of people’s lives throughout Calderdale.
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 see below contact information.

We can support you with:

  • Organisational development
  • Social enterprise, business development and asset transfer
  • Governance
  • All aspects of establishing a new group or organisation
  • Quality assurance including Quality For Health
  • Safeguarding support
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Partnership working
  • Specialist financial advice and services
  • Volunteering brokerage and development
  • Engagement Champions
  • Voice and representation of the VCS sector

Contact information:

Delivery Manager, food banks and Sowerby/Ryburn area – contact Jayne Leech: jayne.leech@vsialliance.org.uk

Funding, business planning and any groups in Upper Valley – contact Pat Akerman: pat.akerman@vsialliance.org.uk

Engagement Champions – contact Nikkie Dooley and Jayne O’Connell nikkie.dooley@cvac.org.uk / jayne.o’connell@cvac.org.uk

Communication – e-bulletin/social media – contact Jake Farrar: jake.farrar@vsialliance.org.uk

Volunteering support and any groups in Central Halifax – contact Charlie Johnston: charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in North Halifax – contact Rachel Shaw: rachel.shaw@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in Lower Valley – contact Olivia Swingler: olivia.swingler@vsialliance.org.uk

Locality specialist support – contact Sophie Michelena: sophie.michelena@vsialliance.org.uk

WYCAS: specialist financial advice – contact Helen Galvin: helen.galvin@vsialliance.org.uk

VSI Alliance – Calderdale VCSE Mental Health Impact Survey

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Calderdale VCSE Mental Health Impact Survey

  • How it is feeling for VCS providers in terms of demand for more emotional, mental health and wellbeing support – it would be good to know if demand has changed and what you are seeing in general?
  • How is the VCS coping regards capacity and resources to support people and community groups – are you seeing the need for more intensive support or other trends in terms of how you are expected to respond to need or demand?
  • What have you done or planning to do differently?  The things you have or plan to put in place based on how things are evolving and changing at pace – does this need more capacity (resources)?
  • What have you stopped doing?
  • Anything else you feel would be useful to know or factor in?

By finding out about the above, this will feed into the wider discussions about how best to support people and enable local commissioners to look at planning investment priorities moving forward.  We are keen that community-based provision from our sector is factored in, therefore anything you can offer in terms of insight and intelligence regards the points above would be really appreciated.

The information will be captured via SurveyMonkey. The link to the SurveyMonkey is as follows, which will take you through the questions above and help us collate the responses for submission to our commissioners at the CCG. The deadline for responding to the survey is Friday 31st July 2020.

Link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/calderdalevcsemh

 

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 see below contact information.

We can support you with:

  • Organisational development
  • Social enterprise, business development and asset transfer
  • Governance
  • All aspects of establishing a new group or organisation
  • Quality assurance including Quality For Health
  • Safeguarding support
  • Fundraising and income generation
  • Partnership working
  • Specialist financial advice and services
  • Volunteering brokerage and development
  • Engagement Champions
  • Voice and representation of the VCS sector

Contact information:

Delivery Manager, food banks and Sowerby/Ryburn area – contact Jayne Leech: jayne.leech@vsialliance.org.uk

Funding, business planning and any groups in Upper Valley – contact Pat Akerman: pat.akerman@vsialliance.org.uk

Engagement Champions – contact Nikkie Dooley and Jayne O’Connell nikkie.dooley@cvac.org.uk / jayne.o’connell@cvac.org.uk

Communication – e-bulletin/social media – contact Jake Farrar: jake.farrar@vsialliance.org.uk

Volunteering support and any groups in Central Halifax – contact Charlie Johnston: charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in North Halifax – contact Rachel Shaw: rachel.shaw@vsialliance.org.uk

Organisational development – any groups in Lower Valley – contact Olivia Swingler: olivia.swingler@vsialliance.org.uk

Locality specialist support – contact Sophie Michelena: sophie.michelena@vsialliance.org.uk

WYCAS: specialist financial advice – contact Helen Galvin: helen.galvin@vsialliance.org.uk

Projects Administrator – North Halifax Partnership

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North Halifax Partnership are looking for a Projects Administrator.

37 hours per week (possible job share)
£18,135 pa
Permanent

North Halifax Partnership is a community-led charity with a purpose to support individuals from cradle to grave, and to carry out activities which relieve poverty and disadvantage, promote health and wellbeing, and strengthen communities.

We deliver children’s centres and family support services; a Staying Well service to tackle loneliness and isolation; Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative help people into employment and training, provide youth activity and diversionary projects and deliver activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive.

We are looking to appoint an individual with a strong customer focus to provide friendly and efficient administrative support and help ensure the smooth running of the projects of the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative (OMI) and Staying Well programmes.

The role involves:-

  • Providing a friendly welcoming service to service users and stakeholders
  • Assisting with the organisation’s internal communications through administration of databases, triage of enquiries and preparing documents for meetings.
  • Undertaking service evaluation surveys over the telephone
  • Maintaining appropriate records and data standards to ensure information is organised and evaluated effectively in adherence to the Data Protection Act.

It is essential that you have at least 2 years’ experience delivering excellent customer service working in a paid or voluntary capacity for an organisation with a lot of direct customer contact.

To request an application pack please email Julie.Jones@nhpltd.org.uk or ring 01422 251090.

Closing date 5pm Wednesday 29th July 2020. 

Interviews to be held Tuesday 11th August 2020

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults 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.