North Halifax Partnership

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.

Volunteer with Sure Start Children’s Centres

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Here are Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership we recognise that volunteers play an important part in helping us to provide a quality service, at the same time building a portfolio of work experience and qualifications.  This can then help when applying for paid work.

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What Sure Start Can offer you as a Volunteer:

◾A wide variety of Vacancies

◾Opportunity to develop new skills and gain experience in a work environment

◾A placement with regular supervisions, guidance and feedback

◾A professional working environment with well-developed policies and procedures

◾In house training if appropriate

◾Paid expenses if necessary

◾References for future employment

 

Other reasons why you might want to volunteer:

◾Advice & guidance

◾Keeping you active

◾Improving your community

◾Making friends

 

What we ask from you as a Volunteer:

◾Regular attendance and commitment to appointed role

◾Actively promote Children’s Centres values

◾Be respectful, honest, professional and polite

 

The next Volunteering course will take place:

Friday 24th September 10:00am – 12:00pm & Friday 1st October 10:00am – 12:00pm (you will need to attend both sessions)

 

If you would like to attend the next course please click on the link https://bc.formstack.com/forms/form_1__fsform3525422_copy to complete the application form, if you would like further information please call 01422 251090

Job opportunities with Sure Start Children’s Centres – various locations

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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. We have a variety of day/hours are currently available within our day care settings.

 

NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres have been established 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.

We are currently recruiting staff for the following posts:-

 

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 in to 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.

 

Early Years SEND Support

These posts work to an Early Years Practitioner job description and are in place to support the setting with inclusion for children with SEND. The hours and times are varied for these posts and may suit a candidate needing school hours. These posts are offered on a 12 month fixed contract from September and are generally term time only.

 

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

 

Posts are available at the following centres: –

 

Elland Children’s Centre

Wellholme Children’s Centre – Brighouse

Creations Children’s Centre – Pellon

Innovation’s Children’s Centre – Ovenden

Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre – Ovenden

Ash Green Children’s Centre – Mixenden

 

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

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

 

Closing date for applications is 14th July 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.

Workforce and Strategic Support Officer – North Halifax Partnership Ltd 

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 30 hours per week
£20,108 per annum based on 30 hours per week
Permanent Post 

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 the following essential characteristics: 

  • Ability to analyse and evaluate statistical information, paying attention to accuracy and detail 
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively to develop new ideas and have the vision to take the charity forward 
  • Proven experience in developing quality services and leading on quality assurance of services 
  • Experience in planning for work force development and procuring training courses 
  • Experience of delivering training to others 
  • Experience of writing and reviewing organisational policies and supporting with embedding them into practice 
  • Demonstrable paid experience in working at a strategic level in supporting organisational development 
  • Demonstrable Knowledge and understanding of social policy, regeneration and community development. 
  • Knowledge of charities legislation 

For an application pack please visit our website Northhalifaxpartnershipworksupport 

Or www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk 

Please email completed applications to recruitment@nhpltd.org.uk 

For more information about this role, please contact Tina Burke on 01422 251090 

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 5th July 2021 

Interviews will be held w/c 12th July 2021 

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. 

Community Thank You 2021 : All the Messages

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Our Community Thank You project was set up so individuals could express gratitude towards someone who has provided them with assistance and made a positive impact to their daily lives.

It was set up during the Covid-19 pandemic, to highlight the great contribution of volunteers and to offer thanks where due. It has been a delight reading your messages and being able to pass them on!

At the end of this years Volunteer’s Week (1-7th June 2021), as we close this project, we list all the Thank you notes we have received for 2021 and finish with a thank you from us all:

To each of you who have contributed a thank you note and especially those of you who have given your time to benefit somebody else: A great big thank you.

The Community Thank You page will not accept any more contributions. If however you wish to pass thank you messages, feel free to contact us either via telephone or email and we shall do our best to pass these on!

Read the Community 2020 Thank You Notes here

 

Thank You Notes for 2021

From: Karen To: Grayham Smith
For being a Star !!!! making me laugh out loud on a wet miserable Monday morning

From Drew Sinclair To: Katrina and Mark Atkins
For being amazing helping friends and neighbours with shopping, medication and hospital appointments. Throughout the whole pandemic they have put others before themselves and been a shining light at the end of a very dark tunnel

From The Friday Flyer team To: Drew Sinclair
For letting us know the ‘Thank You’ page was a little sleepy so we could bring it back up!

From: Zain Ghani To: Rachel Swaby & Vicky McGhee
I want to say thank you for being great managers, for being very helpful and supportive and for the Staying Well and Wider NHP Teams to have some great people to work alongside with.

From: Georgia To: The council’s recycling team of HX1
Many thanks for your unfaltering support, especially during these tough times. I know collections have been missed but you have done your utmost to be there and even resumed missed collections on weekends. Once I asked you in person for replacement bags, you gave me two. You always go above and beyond to collect everything, always with a pleasant manner. Thank you.


From: The North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners.
To: NHP Day Care staff and support staff
Thank you for all your work over the past 12 months. Your front line service to local families has ensured that key workers have been able to continue to work and that children have been supported to continue their education and development in nursery and at home with home learning packs and many online story times and activities. You are heroes! Thank You!


From: The North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: North Halifax Housing Officers
Thank you for your front line service to local residents over the past 12 months. Your ongoing work thorough the pandemic has ensured that local people have continued to feel a trusted presence in the community during the most difficult year for everyone. Thank you also for sharing feedback with the North Covid engagement partnership, and your continued support of the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership. You are stars!

From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: The NHP Staying Well Team
You are amazing! Thank you for all your work over the last 12 months. Your development in response to the pandemic, your front-line work and your regular communications have ensured that Staying Well has been a positive and trusted presence in the community, and an valuable service to the most vulnerable and isolated.

From: The North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: Kate Horne, Jess March and Catherine Bann
Thank you for your support of the North Halifax Engagement Hub. Your help and advice has ensured that as local partners we have felt informed and able to make a difference locally during one of the most difficult years we have ever known.


From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: Sharon Longman
Thank you for supporting the North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partnership over this last 12 months. As a trusted community member you bring community insight and practicality to the engagement work. You are always happy to help where you can and get involved, whether that’s Covid Hub, Safer Cleaner Greener partnership or making events like Women’s Day a success! THANK YOU!

From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: Paula Prosser
Thank you for supporting the North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partnership over this last 12 months. As a trusted community member you bring community insight and practicality to the engagement work. You are always happy to help where you can and get involved, whether that’s Covid Hub or making online events like Women’s Day a success! THANK YOU!


From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners.
To: Newground Together Youth Work Team
Thank you for the services you have provided to young people, the community, and your contribution the the North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub, over the past 12 months. Your front-line work during the pandemic and regular engagement with young people has ensured a positive and trusted presence in the community. You are amazing!


From: Joan To: Lynne Caldwell
Thank you for your support in the Paddock Community Garden.
Also for helping deliver the bags for the Friends of Beechwood Park

From: Calderdale PCNs’ Personalised Care Team
To: Covid Vaccine Volunteers & Covid shielding support volunteers
The rapid response of the community in supporting people with shopping, staying safe and feeling less lonely during the pandemic has been a beacon of hope. Also a big thank you to those that have helped the vaccine programme run as smoothly as possible.

 

 

Volunteering options in your community

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A number of studies has shown the benefits of volunteering, especially with promoting community cohesion.

Communities with volunteering options tend to be stronger and function better.

When people volunteer, they invest in their community and as such feel closer to it. They are more likely to develop a strong sense of belonging in their area, take more active roles and enhance general wellbeing.

Volunteering can often lead directly to employment. From expanding your skillset with practical knowledge to putting you in positions that are closer to paid roles, it can be a valuable stepping stone. It looks great on your CV too!

 

So how about giving some of your time?

 

There are several ways in which you can volunteer. Offering assistance in a charity shop is only one.

Places like Citizens Advice are heavily reliant on volunteers. There are other helplines that can offer training to potential volunteers, such as the Samaritans or Victim Support.

Your local council may offer volunteering options as well.

Keep an eye out for National Volunteering campaigns, such as the Great British Spring Clean!

There are frequent litter picks running locally at any given time. Or you may want to organise one yourself!

 

Volunteering with NHP

North Halifax Partnership has several volunteering opportunities for members of our community. You do not need an NHP membership to volunteer with us.

Our comprehensive volunteering programme offers opportunities to volunteer across many of our own services as well as being a single point of access for volunteering opportunities across Halifax.

We receive volunteering opportunities from places like Citizens Advice and Neighbourhood watch. We organise litter picks and community clean-ups, such as Pimp my Pellon.

We are especially keen to recruit volunteers for the Staying Well Hub.

During the lockdowns, Staying Well has provided a telephone befriending service that has been a link for many isolated and vulnerable members of our community. We have run food hubs, delivered doorstep shopping, helped with various practical issues or just offered a listening ear. Much of this could only be possible thanks to our volunteers.

At present the SureStart Children’s Centres options are limited but keep checking. We anticipate we will soon be needing help there too.

 

If you want to volunteer with us or see how we can help you, visit our dedicated volunteering hub:

https://northhalifaxpartnership.org/volunteer-north-halifax/

 

However you decide to do it or for however long, volunteering is a unique experience that will fulfil and transform you, benefiting your community in more ways than you could imagine!

 

 

Further read:

 

Belong – Community Connection Cohesion

Community Thank You 2021 : February 05

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Welcome to our weekly round of Thank You notes. We look forward to receiving yours!

Each week we publish notes submitted to us, thanking those who have made a difference or a positive impact to somebody. If you wish to deliver your own NHP Thank-You, click here.

Katrina and Mark Atkins

For being amazing helping friends and neighbours with shopping, medication and hospital appointments. Throughout the whole pandemic they have put others before themselves and been a shining light at the end of a very dark tunnel

From Drew Sinclair

 

Drew Sinclair

For letting us know the ‘Thank You’ page was a little sleepy so we could bring it back up!

From The Friday Flyer team

 

Mrs and Mr Armstrong in Ovenden

She and her husband walked down Old Lane litter picking and drawing attention to abandoned piles of rubbish. Thank you for taking the time to invest in the area you live, you are community champions! From us All!

Grayham Smith

For being a Star !!!! making me laugh out loud on a wet miserable Monday morning
From Karen

NHP Partners Consultation 2021 from 20th January – 17th February

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It is that time of year again where we are asking for you to undertake a short survey with the aim to get your views and feedback.

 

I know it has been a difficult year and you may have not worked for us in this time but North Halifax Partnership would really appreciate it if you could spare a couple of minutes to fill out our Partners Consultation 2021 via Google Forms as your feedback is really important to us. The link below will take you directly to the survey which consists of 8 questions:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepfz8I3pTfBKjKac46-mjRNPzP2d3vyciZkgHJDrYLa0MuFA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Community Thank You 2021 : January 14

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Welcome to our weekly round of Thank You notes. These are the first notes we have received for 2021. We look forward to receiving yours! Each week we publish notes submitted to us, thanking those who have made a difference or a positive impact to somebody. If you wish to deliver your own NHP Thank-You, click here. Mrs and Mr Armstrong in Ovenden She and her husband walked down Old Lane litter picking and drawing attention to abandoned piles of rubbish. Thank you for taking the time to invest in the area you live, you are community champions! From us All! Grayham Smith For being a Star !!!! making me laugh out loud on a wet miserable Monday morning From Karen

NHP Annual General Meeting – 20 Jan 2021

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We’re working towards our vision of a better future for all generations.

Find out more at our Annual General Meeting on North Halifax Partnership AGM; 6pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021

If you’d like to join us to look back over the year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, and to share our plans for the future, please contact Kim.Connell@nhpltd.org.uk , who will send you an invitation to our first virtual AGM .

In the meantime, click here for some pictures and numbers from our world before the pandemic.

No matter how awful 2020 has been (and at times it really has) its certainly been a fantastic year for community involvement and volunteering. Across Calderdale more people than ever have been looking out for their neighbours, helping out the vulnerable and finding new ways to reach out and support strangers in their communities.

Our NHP annual awards celebrations were sadly not able to go ahead this year due to the COVID19 situation but our NHP Community Thank You has seen around 80 people sending personal messages of gratitude to one another via our Friday Flyers and community blogs.

Not an NHP member? Our most important members are the residents of North Halifax and YOU can join them! Click here to join.