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Cohesion Fund – Deadline for applications 8th September!

8 Aug

There is a new grant fund for community cohesion activities and projects. Open to all organisations in Sheffield, the closing date is Friday 8th September. Link to further information and the application form is here:

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/grants

The purpose of the fund is to help partnerships and community groups in the city with their community cohesion work.

It is for existing successful cohesion building activity to be continued, or for starting new projects in Sheffield. All successful bids must improve community relations by bringing people together and improve or create new opportunities for sharing community concerns, ideas, knowledge, skills and experiences.

We would particularly like to see any initiative have the ability to be continued in or by the community after the funding finishes.

The Cohesion Fund Priorities are:

  1. Support community infrastructure to enhance community cohesion in the city.
  2. Support groups who want to look through the cohesion lens (ie thinking of how to bring different people together first before planning an activity) when delivering their activity and services.
  3. Promote positive community cohesion stories and activities.

There is £30,000 available for each financial year 2017-18 and 2018-19, meaning a grant can be given for up to 18 months if needed. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount. There are two forms to use, a short form for application under £2,000 and a longer form for applications over £2,000.

http://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/your-city-council/grants

Job vacancy – Cleaner

8 Aug

Cleaner – 11 hours per week – to £7.50 per hour depending on age.

We are looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic person to join our friendly team in our premises at Upperthorpe.   We offer a generous package including up to 30 days paid holiday plus 8 statutory days (pro rata), a pension scheme and other benefits such as subsidised gym membership.

  • You must have recent experience of cleaning in a commercial environment.
  • You should take pride in your work and have the ability to plan and prioritise.
  • We require someone who is pro-active and can deal with issues as they arise without direct instruction.
  • You must have excellent time management skills and be able to work on your own initiative.
  • 2 hours between 4 – 9pm on 4 days (Monday – Friday) + 3 hours over the weekend
  • You must be able to provide 2 satisfactory and traceable references from previous employers.

Do not contact us if you are an agency.

Cleaning will include: reception area, corridors, toilets, kitchens, stairs, offices, public spaces, meeting rooms and any other areas of our buildings which need cleaning.

Please note there is no closing date for this post, this advert will remain live until the post has been filled

To apply please send a cv detailing your relevant experience in a similar role, and tell us why you are the best person for the job.  Please note that we will only contact people who are invited to attend an interview, non-successful candidates will NOT be contacted

Please send your CV to: karen.purnell@zestcommunity.co.uk.

Or post to:  Karen Purnell, Zest, 18 Upperthorpe, Sheffield, S6 3NA


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Special Olympics Opening Ceremony 8th August and programme of events

8 Aug

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony today

Iconic singer Tony Hadley will be headlining at the Opening Ceremony for Special Olympics GB’s National Games this evening at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium.

The Opening Ceremony show will be hosted by three big name stars – Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter, F1 broadcaster Suzi Perry and football pundit Chris Kamara.

Additional entertainment on the night will be provided by the Rationale Theatre Company and will see local talented Yorkshire based artists including  ‘Under the Stars’, ‘Team Power Stilts’, ‘Aim To Dance’, ‘Kansaze African Dancers’, ‘Chinese Lions Dance’, ‘Team Katalyst’ Dance & Gymnasts and the ‘ParaCheer’ Cheerleaders.

Also at Special Olympics GB’s Opening Ceremony will be James Toseland – former double World Superbikes Champion turned rock music artist – who  will be performing ‘We’ll Stop at Nothing’, the 2017 Official Special Olympics National Summer Games Anthem.  The song has been released with all profits going to the charity to support athletes with learning disability – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLSSdYB3IEE&feature=youtu.be

Turnstiles open at 3.30pm. The Athletes parade begins at 5pm, followed by the Opening Ceremony Show. The Show concludes at 9pm

Due to the high demand from Athletes and families, unfortunately there are no wheelchair accessible seats left available at the Opening Ceremony.

Ticket prices for the Opening Ceremony at Bramall Lane start from as little as £5. The public can access tickets to the Opening Ceremony at https://www.sufc.co.uk/special-olympics

More details on the schedule and venues for the week ahead are at  http://sheffield2017.org.uk/

Events programme: Sheffield Special Olympics Programme

Job vacancy – Volunteer Coordinator (closing date 21st Aug 2017)

8 Aug

Volunteer Coordinator – 0.6 fte (22.2 hours per week)

£19,190-£21,200 pa (pro rata) depending on experience

Fixed term for 12 months in the first instance.  

We are looking for a dynamic, confident person who will be responsible for the recruitment and supervision of volunteers and volunteer led projects, with a particular focus on early years, children’s and library services.

The post-holder must be highly organised, able to establish good working relationships with volunteers and partner organisations as well as someone who can support volunteers in line with the Sheffield Volunteering Standard.  A flexible approach is essential as the post may involve some evening and weekend work.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are essential, including the ability to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds.  You will be involved in organising events, promoting services as well as assisting with funding bids, admin and monitoring.

An up to date DBS check is essential for this post and will be carried out prior to the successful applicant starting in post.

We offer 25 days holiday rising to 30 (pro-rata), plus 8 statutory days paid holiday (pro rata), a pension scheme and other benefits, including subsidised gym membership.

To apply visit www.zestcommunity.co.uk, then click the Working for Us tab at the very top of the page to download an application pack.   Completed application forms must be returned to karen.purnell@zestcommunity.co.uk or posted to Zest, 18 Upperthorpe, Sheffield S6 3NA

Please note that CV’s will not be considered, nor will any applications received after the closing date shown below.

Closing date: Monday 21st August 2017 at 11.30am

Interviews will take place on 30th August 2017.
ZEST is working towards best-practice in equality of opportunity

Job Vacancy @zest – Health Improvement Officer (closing date 25th Aug 2017)

8 Aug

Health Improvement Officer –

0.6 fte (22.2 hours per week)

£19,190-£21,200 pa (pro rata) depending on experience

 

We are looking for a motivated, well-organised individual to support the delivery of the citywide Smokefree Schools Project and deliver health related workshops and groups at the Zest Centre . This post would require you to work with young people in schools as well as adults in the community and other health professionals.

 

The post-holder must be able to work across a range of services and projects. Experience of smoke-free support services and an understanding of the schools/education system is desirable.  A flexible approach is essential as the post may involve some evening and weekend work.

 

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are essential, including the ability to communicate with young people & adults from diverse backgrounds.

 

Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding procedures is desirable (training will be given) and undertaking a DBS check is essential.

 

We offer 25 days holiday rising to 30 (pro-rata), plus 8 statutory days paid holiday (pro rata), a pension scheme and other benefits, including subsidised gym membership.

 

To apply visit www.zestcommunity.co.uk, then click the Working for Us tab at the very top of the page to download an application pack.   Completed application forms must be returned to karen.purnell@zestcommunity.co.uk or posted to Zest, 18 Upperthorpe, Sheffield S6 3NA

Please note that CV’s will not be considered, nor will any applications received after the closing date shown below.

 

Closing date: Tuesday 15th August 2017 at 8.30am

Interviews will take place on Thursday 24th August – only successful candidates will be contacted.
ZEST is working towards best-practice in equality of opportunity.