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Free tickets for Circus Starr deaf friendly performances

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Circus Starr holds accessible and inclusive events for children who have disabilities, additional needs or are vulnerable. Thanks to the very generous support of local businesses in the area they are able to offer free tickets to the event in the aim of helping disadvantaged families experience the magical live art of circus.

If you would like to find out more about them take a look at their website  .

They are offering two deaf friendly performances at the Hull show which will be held in West Park. The shows will be signed in British Sign Language, and they can reserve seating in front of the interpreter.

There will be 30 tickets available on Thursday 12thSeptember for the 4.35 performance, and 10 tickets available for the 7pm performance.

Please note that children ages 3 and under do not require a ticket, but every other member of the party does including parents and carers.  The show will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes which includes a 15 minute interval.

To book tickets contact Sarah Hall on 01260 288690 or sarah@circus-starr.org.uk

The Forbes Foundation

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The Forbes Foundation provides financial support to children, and their families, who are in need, by reason of ill health, disability, and/or financial hardship within England and Wales but predominantly the North of England, by providing facilities, equipment and monetary grants.

How they can help

Support comes in many different shapes and sizes. For example it could be:

  • a financial contribution to much needed treatment
  • to provide life changing facilities to aid walking
  • to provide people with lots of helping hands to decorate a new room or create a sensory garden
  • to support talented and gifted children where financial hardship may be a barrier to maximising their potential.

For a copy of the Foundation’s Request Form and to see if they can help, please get in touch.

Social Media Management Services

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Deadline 3rd September

North East Lincolnshire Council manages two brands that are aimed at attracting more visitors and potential employees to the area, these are:

• Discover North East Lincolnshire, ‘DiscoverNEL’
• Visit Cleethorpes

They would like to appoint the services of a provider with relevant experience and skills to deliver social media management to enable maximum exposure for the destination and the brands.

For more information and to express an interest go to YORtender

Targeted Early Help Youth Provision

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Deadline 23rd September

Hull City Council (the Authority) invites qualified and interested suppliers to tender for the provision of a contract to secure a revised Targeted Early Help Youth Provision. The Authority is conducting the procurement using the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation procedure (CPN). The Authority proposes to enter into Contract(s) for a period of 5 years.

No extension options will be available to this contract.

The anticipated service commencement date is 1 April 2020. This service specification sets out the requirements for targeted youth service provision.

The programme aims to deliver ‘open access’ venues, to cast as wide a net as possible to engage young people, but with a clear focus on increasing targeted early help support and intervention for those young people in greatest need and at the greatest risk of poor outcomes. The service will be divided into the following lots:

Lot 1. Targeted Early Help youth provision, in open access venues, in the East of Hull.

Lot 2. Targeted Early Help youth provision, in open access venues, in the West of Hull.

Lot 3. Targeted Early Help youth provision, in open access venues, in the North of Hull.

Lot 4. A city-wide Targeted Early Help Street Based and Outreach programme for vulnerable young people at risk of poor outcomes.

The Authority is looking for a minimum of one provider to deliver services against each of the sub-lots (Lots 1-3), and one provider to deliver Lot 4. The Authority encourages consortia to deliver the contract for in order to provide value for money and the added value partnership working can bring. Under this contract the Supplier will be required to actively contribute to the achievement of social objectives. These include: skills development; employment and training opportunities within the locality of where the contract will be delivered.

The Authority envisages that the staff working in the current service will transfer to the Service Provider or its subcontractors, under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/246) (TUPE) along with the Services.

To express an interest go to YORtender


Building Better Opportunities Contract Co-ordinator – Finance

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Deadline 30th August

Fixed Term Contract – 35 hours per week

Salary up to £19,000.00 (negotiable)

Post based in Hull

Excellent Benefits including 10% employer contribution to company pension scheme and life insurance cover

36 days annual leave including Bank Holidays

Working hours to promote a healthy work/life balance

Humber Learning Consortium (HLC) is the largest independent community learning provider in the Humber area.

Their programme portfolio includes ESFA Adult Learning and Traineeships, Community Grants, ESF Springboard Youth Employment Initiative (YEI), National Lottery Building Better Opportunities Programme (BBO), This Ability projects, and Hull Community Led Local Development (CLLD).

HLC are looking for an experience and committed Finance Contract Co-ordinator to provide support to the organisation.

HLC is the Project Management Organisation for the National Lottery Community Fund.  The BBO programme is funded by ESF and National Lottery Community Fund. 

The post-holder will be required to support the BBO Team and partners to deliver the project within the LEP area until 30.06.2022 (subject to satisfactory project performance).

For full details of this post, and to apply, go to the HLC website

Community Engagement Worker with HANA

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Deadline 13th September

This role requires an engaging individual who is enthusiastic in assisting others.

The worker will act as a link between communities, with HANA’s partners and with a range of other local authority and voluntary sector providers, such as the police, social service, schools, NHS and local authorities.

An involvement in projects which targets cultural, economic or geographical disadvantaged communities by identifying their needs and issues, and formulating strategies to address those issues is a priority.

This work will also focus on areas such as the homeless, the long-term unemployed, families with young children from the BME Communities.

In doing so, it will help communities to bring about social change and improve their quality of life. This may involve working with individuals, families or whole communities, empowering them to:

  1. Identify their assets, needs, opportunities, rights and responsibilities
  2. Plan what they want to achieve, what is achievable and take appropriate action
  3. Develop activities and services to generate aspiration and confidence.

Part-time (16 hours per week), due to the nature of funding.

Each working day will vary depending on your scheduled activities for that week. The work will often include unsocial hours, such as evenings and weekends, so considerable flexibility is required.

Interviews week commencing 23rd September 2019

Contract Duration: 1st October 2019 to 30th September 2021

Starting salaries fall between £15,015 p.a. pro rata (£6,864.00, Actual)

For more information go to the website , and for an application form e-mail: admin@hanaonline.org.uk

Personal Assistant to SocialEYES Co-ordinator

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Deadline 23rd August

Would you like to help create a world without barriers for people with sight loss? Local sight loss charity Sight Support Hull & East Yorkshire is currently recruiting for a Personal Assistant to support their SocialEYES Co-ordinator.

The “SocialEYES” program provides visually impaired adults of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to access a wide range of recreational activities. These range from physical activities such as walking, climbing and ball sports, to singing, arts and crafts and day-trips.

The SocialEYES Co-ordinator is registered blind. This role will provide the SocialEYES Co-ordinator with work-related support in key areas where he would benefit from sighted assistance.

For more information click here

Closing date:  5pm on Friday 23rd August 2019

Advice Services Manager, Scarborough CAB

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Deadline 9th September

Office Location: Scarborough based

Salary: £26,999 – £28,785 pa dependent on experience

Hours per week: 37 hrs per week, although will consider less

Type of contract: Permanent post

The CAB are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking Advice Services Manager who will help shape, develop, run and maintain advice services to best fit the needs of local people.

You will be able to manage their Advice Services and casework projects (alongside a technical debt supervisor), and you will have experience of supervising, managing, motivating and empowering staff and volunteers, as well as working to high quality standards.

Closing date for applications: Monday 9th September at 10.30am

Interviews: provisionally week of 16th September 2019

You can download the application pack here or email cab@scarcab.cabnet.org.uk      CVs will not be accepted

Return completed application pack to cab@scarcab.cabnet.org.uk   or post to Citizens Advice Scarborough & District, 4 Elders Street, Scarborough, YO11 1DZ

If you have any queries about this role, please contact Anne-Marie Benson via email ceo@scarcab.cabnet.org.uk   or call 01723 354795

Lloyds Bank Foundation Small Charity Leader (secondment)

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Deadline 6th September

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is searching for a passionate, dynamic and experienced small charity leader to help transform and strengthen small charities and the future of the sector through a 12-month secondment role.

After a transformative period of growth, the newly established Development directorate is excited to take its work to the next level, drawing on the experience, knowledge and skills of someone with recent experience leading a small charity supporting people who face complex social issues.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious individual with experience leading a charity with an income under £1million to join a dynamic team committed to driving change and significantly impact the landscape in which small charities operate.

The ideal candidate will have the skills to:

  • Support the sector to thrive through opening up ideas, opportunities and exploring options for collaboration and sustainability
  • Seek out successful sector activity and collaboration opportunities to promote sustainability, generate new ideas and restore ambition in the sector
  • Identify alternative pathways that promote growth through mixed funding streams, robust financial planning and long-term strategies for sustainability

For more information go to the Foundation’s website

Head of Fundraising at Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

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Deadline 3rd September

£41,512 – £44,052

37.5 hours per week

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice cares for children and young adults with life-shortening and life-threatening conditions. They are currently supporting over 300 families both in the hospice and in family homes.

The support services are wide ranging and bespoke to each family including end of life treatment and care, respite short breaks, counselling, sibling support groups, music therapy, home visits and much, much more.  It costs more than £4m to keep their doors open for families across South Yorkshire and beyond, and they receive around 10% of that funding from government sources.

They are seeking an experienced senior fundraiser with excellent communication skills and a successful track record of exceeding targets across a range of income streams.  They will be able to influence and motivate others, build positive relationships with key stakeholders and work collaboratively throughout the organisation.  An effective change manager, they should be able to identify quick wins, manage risk and progress long term plans for sustainable income growth whilst embedding strong governance across all activity.

The successful candidate will need to be comfortable in developing strategies, working with budgets and forecasts as well as motivating and managing an established high performing team of fundraisers to make the most of every donation we receive. They will have an excellent understanding of a range of income streams, including community, corporate and events fundraising, lottery, legacies, trusts and individual giving.

The requirements:

  • A fundraising qualification (Institute of Fundraising)
  • Demonstrable experience of working successfully at a senior level in fundraising with evidence of success in raising significant levels of funds across a range of income streams
  • Experience of leading successful, high performing teams
  • Experience of setting and managing a significant income and expenditure budget and of achieving or exceeding targets
  • Ability to identify and deliver opportunities for growth
  • Ability to engage with and influence senior/key stakeholders
  • Understanding of contemporary fundraising techniques and a genuine desire to innovate and inspire new ones
  • Knowledge of relevant law including charity, information governance, health and safety and gift aid

In return, they can offer you a company pension scheme, UK Health, free parking, 33 days’ annual leave (includes bank holidays) with the option to buy and sell holidays, subsidised meals and the satisfaction that you are providing a much appreciated service.

For informal enquiries please contact Jenny Haskey, Income Generation Consultant on 01909 517360 or email jenny.haskey@bluebellwood.org

For more information and to download the person spec and application form go to their website