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Community Transport Minibus Driver wanted

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A position has become available with East Hull Community Transport. The successful candidate will join a friendly professional organisation that supports the local community.

The position is to provide a high quality passenger transport service for the residents of Hull, by driving an accessible minibus. The successful candidate will require a D1 category driving licence (candidate has a D1 category if passed their driving test before 1997).

Duties include, driving, maintaining records, carrying out cleaning duties and contributing to the efficient operation of the organisation. The successful candidate should be polite, caring and smart at all times and offer our customers an exceptional level of service. Full training will be given.

Hours: There are several positions available starting from 5 hours to 25 hours per week (Mon to Fri).  Additional hours available if required.

Salary: £8.21 per hour (£8.72 from April 2020).

Job offer is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), Driving Assessment, 2 references and interview.

For more information, please contact Jo at jo.staves@ehct.co.uk for an application form or Telephone (01482) 719600.

2020 Aviva Community Fund

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Deadline 11th February

A new decade welcomes in a new Aviva Community Fund

We believe the charities that make the biggest impact are the ones given the opportunity to innovate without fear of risk. That’s why we’ve evolved the way the Aviva Community Fund works.

If you work with, or know of, an eligible charity with a forward-thinking idea to fund, encourage them to apply between 21 January and 11 February 2020.

Find out more here

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Humber Learning Consortium – Trustee Recruitment

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Deadline 31st January

Humber Learning Consortium are a leading 3rd Sector Learning & Skills provider in the Humber region, with a focus on supporting and developing people in deprived communities, using community based providers. HLC supported over 3000 people in 2018/2019, are working with over 40 delivery partners in the Humber, and currently hold contracts with a value of over £25 million.

They are looking for committed, and enthusiastic trustees, with the skills and experience to steer and develop the governance and strategy of the Charity. Whether you’re an experienced Trustee or wanting to take your first step at Board level, they would be interested in hearing from you. They are particularly interested in hearing from people with skills and experience in education and learning, finance, safeguarding and legal and regulatory sector.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete the expression of interest, which can be downloaded from their website (opens in a new tab) by 31st January 2020. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please e mail trustee@hlc-vol.org  with your contact details, and one of HLC’s Board or Senior Management Team will contact you at your convenience.

Expressions of Interest will be reviewed by HLC’s Board by mid February. The Board will contact those applicants they wish to invite to an informal discussion. The informal discussion will be held on HLC’s 18th Birthday on 28th February 2020 (they will be flexible if this is not convenient).

Literacy Functional Skills Tutor with CASE

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Deadline 3rd February

Founded in 1985 by parents and carers of people with a learning disability, CASE is a local charity working with local people and their families towards creating better life opportunities. Everything that CASE do is focused on improving their clients’ lives to help them to grow as individuals, develop their independence and by learning new skills so that they can actively contribute in the community.

Salary – £23,500 per annum, pro rata

18 hours per week-  Wed pm & Thursday Friday

An exciting teaching opportunity has arisen for an experienced, knowledgeable and passionate trainer to teach Literacy Functional Skills.

As a trainer, you will have a cohort of learners split into small groups.

You will be responsible for delivering Functional skills lessons, bringing learning to life in a way that excites and inspires our learners.

You will work closely with the Services team to support learners with additional needs through their journey from recruitment to achievement, taking full responsibility for the achievement of your learners.

The main objectives of the role are:

  • Plan and deliver fun and engaging lessons that challenge learners
  • Monitor the progression of learners using learning support plans
  • Mark and provide constructive feedback to learners
  • Support learners to set and achieve their aspirational goals

You must have a proven credible track record of working in a functional skill setting for a minimum period of 2 years and experience of delivering outstanding lessons and achieving excellent outcomes for learners.

You must have a recognised teaching qualification.

The successful candidate will need an enhanced DBS disclosure, the cost of this will be met by the employer.

To apply please send your CV to Vicky Norton at vicky@case4life.org  alternatively post to: CASE Training, 60 Charles Street, Hull, HU2 8DQ

Closing date: 3rd February 2020

Administration officer (H-CAS)

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Deadline 2nd February

Administration Officer with Humber Community Advice Services (H-CAS)
(Part–time, Fixed Term contract until September 2020)

Main Purpose
Performing administrative duties for the smooth running of H-CAS.
Key Functions
 Office administration, filing, letter writing, form filling, etc.
 Assisting in the creation & distribution of publicity materials to increase awareness, provide information and widen participation.

Monitoring and Evaluation
 To compile and maintain auditable records, both paper and electronic, of the H-CAS activities.
 To maintain a database of project staff, volunteers, clients, partners and associated contacts.
 Assist in arranging events, evaluations, client feedback, etc.

Other Duties
 Carry out such other duties as may be reasonably requested for the success of the H-CAS projects.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge
 Experience of office administration is essential.
 Experience of working with Information Technology applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
 Experience of working with people from diverse background, preferably with minority ethnic communities; or those who are marginalised or excluded.

Qualities, Abilities and Skills
 Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
 Good interpersonal skills and a commitment to equality & diversity.
 Enthusiasm, reliability and self-motivation, with a flexible approach to work.
 Working as part of a team, with an ability to schedule work and manage deadlines.

Knowledge of Arabic would be desirable.

A competitive salary will be offered.

The closing date for receiving the applications is 2nd February, 2020

For an application form please contact H-CAS by e-mail: info.hcas@gmail.com;  or on Tel: 01482 236460 or 07914 635641.

If you haven’t heard by 15th February, 2020, then kindly accept that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Outreach East Riding (Emmaus)

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Deadline 31st January

This role is responsible for:

  • leading the Outreach service and team members
  • supporting companions included within the service with development learning
  • ensuring that the rough sleeper outreach service in Hull is delivered as per their contract, targeting new and entrenched rough sleepers and focusing on proactive signposting, assisting direct access accommodation options, health interventions, and liaising with agencies that support welfare needs

Working alongside the vital homelessness network across Hull this role is pivotal in linking the most marginalised rough sleepers into short term accommodation and for progressing companions within the community. This role involves including Emmaus companions and volunteers to become effective outreach workers, ensuring collectively that Hull and East Riding is well covered, teams are visible and proactive in all activities.

  • Salary of £20,751 per annum – 37.5 hours per annum
  • Working Hours – full time hours Monday to Sunday
  • Shift pattern 07:00 – 15:00 / 14:00 – 22:00
  • Annual Leave – 25 days per annum, plus 8 bank holidays
  • Pension – Stakeholder pension
  • Training & Development – Individually tailored induction, training and development
  • Employee Assistance – a 24/7 employee assistance scheme is available

Download the Application pack,  application form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and Declaration of Criminal Records from the website (opens in a new tab).

Deadline for applications: 31st January 2020

Please send the completed forms to kelly@emmaushull.org.uk


Charity Commission launches consultation on responsible investment

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From Civil Society

The Charity Commission has opened a consultation into responsible investment and how charities can align their investments with their aims.

The move was announced in a in a blog on the regulator’s website by Sian Hawkrigg, strategic policy adviser at the Commission, which says: “Many in and around the sector are championing this way of thinking and leading the way, but as the regulator we want to understand what is holding others back, and give more charities the confidence to follow suit where possible.”

It says that a shift in public mood is leading to a greater desire for transparency and an interest in “not just in what a charity achieves, but how it behaves along the way.”

It also argues that it is “increasingly prudent” for trustees to look at “the factors affecting the longer-term financial sustainability of their investments.”

It quotes Intentional Investing, a report published by the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) in 2015, as saying: “Evidence even suggests that, in some cases, the pursuit of responsible business practices can be positive from a financial as well as a values perspective.”

You can read the rest of the article here (opens in a new tab)

You can read the blog and respond here (opens in a new tab)

Households below a Minimum Income Standard: 2008/09–2017/18

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The Minimum Income Standard (MIS) reflects what members of the public think is needed for a minimum socially acceptable standard of living in the UK today.

This report from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks at the proportion of people who fall below this level, and those with incomes below 75% of MIS.

It focuses on three groups: children, working-age adults and pensioners. Children continue to be the most likely of these three groups to be living in a household with an income below that needed for a minimum socially acceptable standard of living.

What you need to know

  • Some 18.7 million individuals in the UK are living in households below MIS.
  • Lone parent households, the group with the greatest risk of being below MIS, have seen no significant drop in this risk in recent years, and a small increase in the latest reported year. Nearly three in every four children (72.2%) with lone parents are below the MIS level.
  • Pensioners have seen an increase in the likelihood of being below MIS, but single pensioners have seen the biggest increase. The proportion below this level has increased from 15.8% in 2008/09 to 28.9% in 2017/18.
  • A growing proportion of all households below MIS are those where there is full employment. Of all working-age households below MIS in 2017/18, 17.8% are households where all adults are in work; this compares to 11.8% in 2008/09. At the same time, non-working households represent a declining share of households below MIS, falling from 60.3% in 2008/09 to 48.6% in 2017/18.

For more information go to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (opens in a new tab)


Government launches charity safeguarding portal

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The government has today launched a safeguarding portal (open in a new tab), which curates information about how to handle safeguarding allegations in a charity.  It has also announced which charities have been awarded funding to help promote the guidance.  The portal links to guidance from NSPCC, NCVO, Bond, the Charity Commission and others. It also includes a tool to help people work out where to go for more support or who to report an incident to.

Nearly £600,000 has been awarded to six organisations to publicise the portal and guidance to their networks.

You can find more information here (opens in a new tab)

Free period products for all schools and colleges

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A new scheme has been set to give pupils easy access to period products at school or college, helping to break down stigmas and ensure no young person’s education is disrupted by their period.

From Monday 20 January, schools and colleges across the country will be able to order a range of period products from supplier phs Group, making period products readily available for all young people when they need them.

For more information go to the Government website (opens in a new tab)

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