ZEST Autumn Bonfire Celebration

29 Oct



It’s Great Outdoors – upcoming exhibition and debate as part of the Festival of Social Sciences

22 Oct

As part of the Festival of Social Science there will be some ‘green space’ themed events taking place which have been organised by the Public Urban Green Spaces Group.

Convened by Jill Dickinson from Sheffield Hallam University, alongside other local stakeholders including the University of Sheffield and SCC Parks & Countryside, the group aims to develop and share ideas for making green spaces available for everyone to enjoy – as well as supporting and promoting the associated social, environmental and economic benefits of green space.

It’s Great Outdoors: Winter Gardens exhibition

Saturday 3 November – Saturday 10 November

It’s Great Outdoors: The Debate

Monday 5 November, 4pm-6pm

There will also be daily activities being held in the Winter Gardens between 10am and 2pm



19 Oct


The full list of courses can be accessed at: ESOL Directory October 2018

Vida Fundraising with Tesco Bags of Help & Amazon Smile

18 Oct

Summer is almost over, and Vida are back to fundraising in support of our Eva Services for women and girls affected by abuse and trauma.

Here are 2 ways you and your contacts could help – at no cost to yourselves!

o   Tesco Bags of Help blue token vote in September & October – see below for participating stores

o   Amazon Smile charity giving – when making purchases and the Smile box comes up, just search for ‘Vida Sheffield’ or start your purchase from here: smile.vida and Amazon will donate 0.5% of eligible purchases, for as long as the scheme exists


Tesco Bags of Help details:

Exactly one year after applying, Vida have been selected for the months of September & October 2018

Of 3 charities, the one with the most votes will receive £4,000, the second £2,000, and the third £1,000.

To vote you need to make a purchase of any value within store, and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token!

List of stores taking part:

SHEFFIELD Infirmary RD S6 3BU           Superstores

SHEFF ECCLESALL S11 8PN                      Superstores

SHEFFIELD SAVILLE St S4 7UD                Extra

KELHAM ISLAND S3 8RA                          Express

SHEFFIELD CHURCH S1 1HA                   Express

SHEFFIELD EDWARD ST S3 7BY             Express

SHEFFIELD EYRE LANE S1 2NP                Express

SHEFF BROADFIELD RD S7 1FS              Express

SHEFF BROOMHILL S10 1BP                   Express

SHEFF Crosspool Garage S10 5DS        Express

SHEFF FULWOOD S10 3QA                     Express

SHEFF SHARROW LANE S11 8AN          Express

SHEFFIELD WEST ST S1 4GB                    Metro

ECCLESALL METRO S11 8PN                   Metro

You can check the location of any of these stores via their website:


Thanks everyone, and of course if anyone does feel able to make a donation you can click on the orange box in the signature below to be taken to our Localgiving page – every £10 donated by UK tax payers is made up to £12.50 by the government through Gift Aid.

Together women – September activities

13 Sep

Together Women

Click here to view the full monthly timetable: TWP Timetable SEPT OCT 2018

Community Fund for TARA’s and Community Groups in Sheffield

12 Sep

Community Fund Pic

Click to view the full detailed information sheet: Appendix 2 Community Fund Information Sheet


Job Opportunity – Apprentice Recruitment Administrator

5 Sep

Post Title:                           Apprentice Recruitment Administrator x 2: Ref #199

Contract:                            Minimum 12 months to complete Level 2 Business and                                                          Administration 

Salary:                                  £3.70 per hour

Hours:                                  37 hours per week

Work Pattern:                   9.30 – 4.30/5.00 Monday to Friday

Location:                             Norfolk St, Sheffield, S1 2JB

MM Recruitment Services has two apprenticeship opportunities at its Sheffield premises in the city centre. The selected candidate will study a Business and Administration Level 2 framework through Sheffield City Council while working at the employer site.

With roots dating back to the late 1990s, this recruitment service is one of the UK’s leading healthcare staffing companies, placing nurses, doctors, healthcare assistants, support workers and healthcare managers into a wide range of healthcare institutions throughout the UK. They have capitalised on its reputation for supplying exceptional healthcare professionals and providing an unrivalled service to the UK healthcare market.

Job description / specification:

  • Dealing with email and telephone enquiries
  • Processing of incoming documents
  • Operation of office equipment
  • Keeping computer records up to date and filing
  • Data entry
  • Compiling and preparing reports
  • Managing database & filing systems
  • Other Admin duties
  • Monitor email enquiries and respond in a timely manner
  • Maintaining files and filing, photocopying, faxing etc.
  • Maintaining spreadsheets & other clerical duties
  • Ensuring DBS checks are renewed for existing employees in-line with Company Policy and CQC requirements
  • Destroying DBS certificates in-line with Data Protection
  • Ensuring Contacts of Employment and Job Descriptions for new and current employees are issued, signed and returned to be kept on their personnel records
  • Provide support to Managers/HR Advisors with audio typing of Investigations, Disciplinary and Grievance Hearings, Absence Reviews,
  • Support the HR Team with maintaining and updating SharePoint, to ensure all personal information is accurate and up to date
  • Taking minutes at various HR meetings and distributing these appropriately
  • Support with the ID badge process for new and existing employees
  • Support with the volunteers process

Desired skills

  • Be computer/IT literate
  • An effective communicator with good telephone manner
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to interact at all levels both internal and external
  • Able to us Microsoft systems such excel, word etc.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to use Microsoft applications such as Outlook and Excel

Personal qualities

  • Team player
  • Flexible can do attitude
  • Polite and courteous
  • Supportive to team members
  • Honest
  • Hardworking
  • Desired qualifications

GCSE C or above in maths, English and ICT or equivalent

Applying for the role:

For more information about this role, visit the National Apprenticeship Service portal on Applications should be made by submitting a CV directly to Skills Made Easy at quoting reference number 199 (Ref: #199) in the subject line of the email.

The vacancy will remain open until filled. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly by Skills Made Easy with information on arrangements for interview.