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Remembrance Service at Wardsend Cemetery 11th November 2017 – All welcome

22 Sep



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22 Sep


Job vacancies for support workers at Shelter (closing date 1st Oct 2017)

22 Sep

Shelter have a number of Support Worker vacancies in their Sheffield Hub.

Attached is a copy of the JD & if you would like to discuss further, please feel free to contact us on 0344 5151990 JDF-Services ENG-Support Services-Support Worker-06.09.2017

Closing date is 1st October

Job vacancy at SYFR – Administrator (closing date 6th Oct 2017)

22 Sep


Post Title: Administrator
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £16,781 – £17,772
Hours: Full Time – 37 Hours per week
Work Pattern: Flexi Time
Location: Barnsley Business Fire Safety Office, Barnsley Fire Station

 An opportunity has arisen within our Prevention and Protection section for an Administrator, based at the Business Fire Safety Office in Barnsley.

The overall purpose of the role will be to provide efficient and effective administrative support service to Prevention and Protection, including the operation of all office and administrative systems in accordance with South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue procedures.

You will be working as part of a small team providing support to both Community and Business Fire Safety Officers within the Barnsley and Rotherham area.  You will also be expected to provide support for other District Offices within South Yorkshire.

To be considered for this role you must have proven experience in working in an office environment and administration work.

You must possess Administration Qualification NVQ Level 2 or equivalent or be willing to work towards this.

The key duties will include:-

Processing Incoming/Outgoing Post

Use of Microsoft Applications in particular Outlook, Word, Excel

Telephone Queries

Booking of Room Facilities

Booking of fire appliances to attend fetes/galas and education packages

Input and retrieval of information from current database in order to assist in statistical reports

For more information about the role contact Katrina Hinchliffe on 0114 2432923.

A job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via the careers section on our website at or if you require a hard copy you can contact our Recruitment Team at or on 0114 253 2811. 

Closing date for applications is 6th October 2017. 

Interviews will be held W/C 30th October 2017.

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.


Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.


If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

Towering Chimneys set to become spectacular cultural beacons in Sheffield

22 Sep


A family of four sculptural, red brick chimneys that border, bridge and illuminate the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal have been unveiled as the largest-ever art commission for the city and region.

Almost ten years since the demolition of the Tinsley cooling towers, artist Alex Chinneck will reveal Onwards & Upwards – a sculptural trail that highlights the past, present and potential of the area – at a free Town Hall meeting Thursday (7.30pm). Book here: 

Four towering chimneys, each stretching up to 30 metres high and spread across one mile, have been designed to act as spectacular cultural beacons – attracting visitors from the length and breadth of the UK.

Each sculpture is equivalent to the size of a 10-storey building, making it one of the most ambitious public artworks ever conceived. Together they have a collective height of 150 metres, incorporating 100,000 bespoke curving bricks, wrapped around a stainless steel core.

The artist’s permanent proposals for the area, his most ambitious to date, comprise:

  • A cracked chimney broken into 250 pieces, beautifully illuminated from within
  • A hovering chimney with an upper section that appears to miraculously float
  • Two leaning chimneys, standing 45m apart, that dramatically bridge the canal
  • A curving chimney, made of over 25,000 bricks, playfully tied into a knot

Together they create an immersive sculptural experience, linking Sheffield and Rotherham, that can be enjoyed by foot, bike or boat.

Artist Alex Chinneck, who was appointed in 2016, said: “Tinsley has a proud and important industrial heritage and many chimneys once lined the canal. Through a process of architectural re-introduction, sculptural re-imagination and modern manufacturing, we have attempted to create a regionally relevant and nationally significant cultural attraction.”

“The artwork is being made for Sheffield, by Sheffield, and represents a monumental achievement that is only possible by working in partnership with the unrivalled concentration of world-class companies found in the city.”

Previous projects by the artist include a hovering building in Covent Garden, which attracted more than 1.2million visitors over a four-week period, and a house made of 7,500 wax bricks, which proceeded to melt over 45 days.

Most recently, Alex installed a temporary sculpture in Tinsley, which appeared to show a one-tonne car hanging upside-down from a curling strip of tarmac. The artwork attracted 5,000 visitors over five days, including the whole of Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy.

Travel Disruption Alert for Sunday 24th September 2017

22 Sep

Please be aware that this Sunday 24 September there will be disruption on the roads due to the scheduled 10k race and the Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday football match.

Thousands of people are expected to attend and are advised to plan their travel in advance, allow extra time and follow diversion signs.  Please ensure you are aware of the information below:

Asda Foundation 10k  

Starting at 9.30am on Arundel Gate, opposite the Crucible Theatre, it then travels along Charter Row towards Ecclesall Road and up to Brocco Bank before returning to Arundel Gate. Map and details of road closures here. 

Roads will be closed throughout the city to support this event, for timings please click here

Parking on certain streets will also be restricted between 0500 and 1400, for further information click here.

Football Derby

Kick off is at 1.15pm, the 10k race will have finished by then but some roads may still be closed.

Important travel advice

If you are going to be taking a bus or tram to either or both events, use the journey planner on the Travel South Yorkshire website to plan your journey.

Additional information will also be provided on the bus stops of routes affected by the road closures and on the Travel South Yorkshire website where there is a dedicated disruptions page.

Extra trams will be available to get fans to the ground in Hillsborough and runners to and from the city centre.

Please use public transport where possible.