This Summer West Yorkshire Police will be recruiting 300 Police Constables and for the first time new recruits will complete an apprenticeship and study for a degree as part of their training. The police officers are being recruited under the new training pathway, which is being launched to equip student officers with the skills needed to tackle increasingly sophisticated crime.
The trainees will be mentored by experienced police officers at West Yorkshire Police’s Learning and Development Centre at Carr Gate, Wakefield and by academics at Leeds Trinity University.
They will complete a three-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and will be a paid police officer from day one, with all university fees being met by the Force.
The Force is reaching out to those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as part of the latest recruitment drive in a bid to better represent the communities we serve.
Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams said: “It is a really exciting time to join the Force, and our new recruitment pathway will give budding Police Officers the chance to ‘earn while they learn’.
“This is a great opportunity for anyone who has ever considered becoming a police officer to join us and see what an exciting and rewarding role it is.
“I have been a police officer here in West Yorkshire for 28 years and I can honestly say I’ve loved every moment. Every shift is different and challenging, but also rewarding.
“We want everyone living in West Yorkshire to feel their Force represents them and we are striving to better represent all of our communities, so we welcome applicants from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as we recruit new officers.
“That being said, the job will always go to the right candidate and will be based on merit. If you have the skills and experience required, then I would urge you to consider applying to join West Yorkshire Police.
“Being a police officer really is a job like no other and our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships will prepare and train officers to deal with evolving serious and complex crime.
“As it’s a three-year Apprenticeship, it allows our new officers to specialise as they move through the degree and they can look towards being a Detective, a Roads Policing Officer or a specialist working in our Neighbourhoods teams.”
The recruitment window will open in July and you can now register your interest online to be notified when recruitment opens.
The first trainee officers will be appointed to the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme in April 2020.
The starting salary for officers on the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship is from £18,000, with incremental annual increases leading to a salary of £24,654 on successful completion of the programme and confirmation in role.
To become a police officer, you need to be 18 (at the time of application), have a level 3 qualification or equivalent or have experience as a PCSO or Special Constable, be able to pass a job-related fitness test, have no criminal convictions (minor offences will be considered on a case-by-case basis) and meet our attendance record.
A new Degree Holder Entry Programme will also open later this year to allow those who already hold a non-policing degree to complete a two-year learning programme to become a qualified police officer.
You can register your interest in applying now at:
Further information is available here: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/jobs-volunteer/police-officers/police-officers
‘Developing Calderdale to become a more accessible and inclusive place for all’
- Would you like to develop your community group venue to become more accessible to people with disabilities?
- Are you considering re-locating your group and would like to ensure the proposed venue is inclusive and accessible?
Our experienced & skilled auditor will provide a full access survey and report. Groups will have the opportunity to apply for funding through the Community Foundation for Calderdale to support recommendations for access and inclusion.
The Accessible Calderdale Project can also deliver a FREE half day session in disability awareness to organisations who have received an access audit.
To request an expression of interest form please email Lorraine@visitsunlimited.org.uk or call 07596 707795.
Citizens Advice Calderdale has received funding to provide free training about gambling-related harm to frontline workers (e.g. individuals who work within alcohol/substance misuse, mental health, housing, finance/welfare, safeguarding, social care, social work, social prescribing, adult and children services, community assets/services/centres) across Yorkshire, the Humber and North Lincolnshire.
The service is offering awareness (up to 1 hour) and training (1-3 hour) sessions. The awareness session is an introduction to gambling-related harm and the training session is more in-depth and focuses on how to spot the signs and symptoms associated with gambling-related harm.
For more information visit our website https://calderdalecab.org.uk/gambling/.
To enquire about arranging training sessions, please email Stephanie Bramley (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone 01422 652250.
The Prince’s Trust is now recruiting for Get into Customer Service programme run in partnership with HSBC!
This is a message from Grace Clarke Prince’s Trust Executive (Yorkshire & The Humber)
Please note that young people need to have certain ID documents, including photographic ID, to be able to attend the Taster Day – please see the attached list or contact me if you have any questions about this.
Get into Customer Service aims to give young people, who are work ready but do not have vocational skills, a mixture of practical training and qualifications, that will allow them to move into employment, education or training.
The 4 week programme is available to 16 – 25 year olds, living in Leeds, Bradford and the surrounding area who are not in employment, education or training.
Over the four-week programme, young people will have the opportunity to:
• Learn about customer service within the banking industry
• Receive training in HSBC products and services
• Develop your customer service skills whilst on placement in HSBC Contact Centre
• Be supported in applying for positions with HSBC with interview advice
• Boost your employability skills
• Build your confidence and improve your teamwork skills
• Optional 6 month follow up support on programme completion to help you discover your next steps!
• Your travel costs will be covered and your benefits will not be affected
Venue – Leeds (Arlington Business Centre, next to the White Rose shopping centre)
Taster Day: Thursday 23rd May 2019
Programme Dates: Monday 1st July 2019 – 26th July 2019 As the work experience on this programme will be in a HSBC Contact Centre all young people will also have to complete the DBS and credit checks that this working environment requires. They will be given additional support if needed to do this.
Each candidate will need to provide proof identity, proof of their right to work and proof of address. Right to work can be evidenced by a current passport or a copy of their birth certificate – a candidate with a birth certificate must also provide evidence of their National Insurance number.
Young people must have photographic identification in order to attend the Taster Day; this can be a valid passport, full driving licence (provisional is accepted for young people under 18), Current National Identity Card or a Current EU Residence Permit (issued by the Home Office).
To make a referral please use the following options:
Fill in our online referral form (Quickest & BEST way to refer):
(please also include your own details so that we are able to feedback to you)
Or the young person can text ‘Call Me’ to 07983 385418 (Please note this is a Text Phone Only)
Alternatively you can contact us on: FREE CALL – 0800 842 842
To check a young person’s suitability you can contact me on 07718 792569 or email@example.com
If you are referring a young person with any current or previous offences, it is mandatory that the REFERRAL FORM is completed (preferably by their Offending Manager) and returned to Hannah Beswick (please see contact details below). Unfortunately if we do not have a completed REFERRAL FORM then we will not be able to engage the young person(s) on the programme. Please note: It’s important to note that a criminal record will not necessarily prevent them from taking part.
If you have any queries or to check a young person’s eligibility, please do not hesitate to contact me. I would be grateful if you can send this onto your teams and any relevant contacts to help us reach as many young people as possible.
Grace Clarke Prince’s Trust Executive (Yorkshire & The Humber), Airedale House, Albion Street, Leeds, LS1 5AW
Mobile: 07718 792569 Extension: 4051
The Spirit In Mind project has been established to promote collaboration between the NHS and different faith communities and is being developed in line with the NHS plan to achieve an integrated system of health promotion and preventative care which is necessary to meet the future health needs of the population. The project seeks to build on the experience of faith organisations in responding to social and health care needs i.e. their deep understanding of local health needs and priorities as well as their strong local presence and direct channel in to deprived and hard to reach neighbourhoods.
The project is now looking to recruit Volunteer Lay Chaplains (Mental Health) as an exciting opportunity for involvement in NHS pastoral ministry.
There will be a 12 week course commencing Monday 2 September 2019.
They are seeking people with a strong faith background and enthusiasm, openness, sensitivity and commitment to join a lively and highly motivated team of chaplains, trainers, counsellors and volunteer support.
There will be:
- Comprehensive training
- Ongoing support and professional development opportunities
- Experience of working within a vibrant and caring NHS healthcare team
- Participation in innovative faith and healthcare projects
- Involvement in a very rewarding sphere of pastoral ministry
Following an initial informal discussion with members of the chaplaincy team, suitable applicants will be invited to complete the Trust’s volunteer recruitment process. This includes a reference from their local minister or faith leader as well as clearance checks for safeguarding purposes.
If you are interested or would like further information, please contact the Pastoral and Spiritual Care Department on 01924 316282 to speak to Revd Stephen Oakley or Revd Mike Gartland
The training will be at Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield WF1 3SP and will follow the timetable below;
|Week 1||2 September 2019||9am – 4pm||Welcome to the course
Mental health awareness
|Week 2||9 September 2019||9am – 4pm||Volunteer mandatory training
|Week 3||16 September 2019||9.30am – 12.15pm||Reflective practice
|Week 4||23 September 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Verbatim
|Week 5||30 September 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Verbatim and role play
|Week 6||7 October 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Communication in difficult circumstances
|Week 7||14 October 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Developing an understanding of Islam|
|Half term break
|Week 8||28 October 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Speakers from wards, staff and service users|
|Week 9||4 November 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Grief and bereavement
|Week 10||11 November 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Understanding the bigger picture
|Week 11||w/c 18 November 2019
Dates/times to be arranged
|Week 12||25 November 2019||9am – 12.15pm||Final day, allocation, feedback and thoughts|
The aims of the qualification are: to help learners gain an insight in to the role and practice of being a mentor, to be clear about mentor/mentee relationships, ensure good practice, develop specific skills and understanding, reflect on own learning and performance, and to understand the benefits of mentoring and the legal and ethical requirements.
Level 1 Award –
Unit 01 Role of a mentor
Unit 02 Preparing for the role of a mentor
Unit 03 Demonstrating mentoring skills.
Learners complete workbooks as part of the taught workshops (4 x 3 hour workshops)
The workshops are participatory, they encourage lots of discussion and activities so that you share your understanding and experiences. Workbooks will be provided for you to complete during the sessions which will be useful for the level 1 accreditation. There is no ‘homework’ to do as all the assessment activities are completed as part of the workshops.
All workshop sessions are on Wednesdays, 9:30am-12:30pm at Focus 4 Success, Old Town Hall, Thornton Square, Brighouse, HD6 1EA.
Session 1: 1st May – Induction Unit 01: Role of a mentor – Part 1
Session 2: 8th May – Unit 01: Role of a mentor – Part 2 & Unit 02: Preparing for the role of a mentor – Part 1
Session 3: 15th May – Unit 02: Preparing for the role of a mentor – Part 2
Session 4: 22nd May – Unit 03: Demonstrating mentoring skills
It is recommended that you attend all the sessions as they are a great opportunity for some shared learning and you can complete all the assessment tasks in the session.
The assessment process for the qualification includes a variety of completed activities that will make up your portfolio, these include:
Workbooks – completed as part of the workshops
Group discussions with photographs of flip charts – as part of the workshops
ELIGIBILITY FOR FULLY FUNDED COURSES:
Unemployed and in receipt of JSA, ESA or WRAG, Universal or other State Benefit. OR: Job seeking or working 16 hours or less a week and/or earning below £15,736.50 annual gross salary. AND: Have lived in the UK or EU continuously for the last 3 years.
Learners who haven’t lived in the UK or EU for the required 3 years are eligible if they have refugee status, indefinite leave to remain or other (please enquire for more information).