Warm & Well Fuel Poverty Awareness training

Severn Wye Energy is offering free CPD accredited training in Fuel Poverty Awareness at its offices so that individuals from small organisations can attend. The training sessions are available monthly and run from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Severn Wye Energy Agency offices in Highnam.

Dates are: 23 May, 18 June, 23 July, 20 August, 24 September, 22 October, 19 November, 10 December. You can book onto a session by visiting this page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/warm-amp-well-1771857787

VCS training and learning opportunities with GRCC

GRCC is offering its spring / summer series of learning opportunities specifically designed for the voluntary and community sector. Join the following workshops:

  • GDPR – 25 May 10am – 1pm
  • Maintaining a happy workforce – 12 June 10am – 12.30

All courses run at GRCC’s Gloucester offices (in the grounds of the cathedral) and cost £50 (+VAT) or £10 (+VAT) with a bursary. Bursaries are available for Gloucestershire VCS organisations with an annual turnover of under £350k.

To book your place and for more information about each course and the bursary, please go to the events pages of GRCC’s website.

An Introduction to Listening Skills

This course from Listening Post, is for those who wish to learn listening skills in order to help other people, whether in a voluntary, church or employed setting. No previous training or experience is required.

The 10 week course will run from 28 May – 30 July, 6.30pm-9.00pm. Plus one Saturday Workshop, 10:00am – 4:00pm, held in Churchdown.

Cost: £165. Contact Listening Post for a booking form. 01452 383820, lpostcounselling@listeningpost.org.uk, www.listeningpost.org.uk

Health Inequalities and Better Healthcare Outcomes Training Workshops 2019-20

2gether Trust are launching updated Health Inequalities and Better Healthcare Outcomes for people with learning disability workshops on various dates between 20 June and February 2020.

The full day interactive workshop is open to all learning disability provider staff and stakeholders in Gloucestershire and will reflect on the priorities for people with a learning disability in The NHS Long Year Plan.

The free workshop will run from 9am-4pm. Participants are asked to pay for tea and coffee and bring a packed lunch.

To Book: please log onto LearnPro and select your preferred dates. If you have not accessed LearnPro before please email the Proud to Learn team on proudtolearn@gloucestershire.gov.uk for the user guide.

Loneliness – I wandered lonely under a cloud

Event from Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide and 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

On 24 June, 9am-4.15pm. At The Pavilion, Hatherley Lane, Cheltenham GL51 6PN.

Topics include local authority and voluntary sector collaborations, providing the homeless with homes, work and a community and supporting families with a seriously ill child.

To book your place email c.gribbon@nhs.net or call 0300 421 7074. For information only, contact Trish Thomas on 01452 371945

Picnic in the Park to celebrate Armed Forces Day

Sunday 30 June, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Sandford Park, Cheltenham

Bring a picnic to Sandford Park and join Gloucestershire NHS Hospitals Foundation Trust, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire County Council celebrate Armed Forces Day. The event is aimed at providing a family fun day for the local community and armed forces families of Gloucestershire.

If your organisation would like provide a demonstration or have a display stand at the event please contact Natalie.bynorth@nhs.net.


Hester’s Way Neighbourhood Project has two vacancies for Trainee Community Organisers

21 hours a week. Salary £19,240 pro rata. Contract until 31 July 2021

We are looking to employ two people who are passionate about working with residents to create positive change in their community.  Ideally living locally or having connections with Cheltenham West, the part-time Trainee Community Organiser should feel confident in their ability to build and develop trusting relationships with a wide variety of people.

To be considered, please request a job pack and send your CV with a covering letter detailing how you meet the job’s core competencies to Georgina.balfour@communityrootscic.org.uk. For more information, call Georgina on 07964 110479. Closing date: 15 May.

In partnership with Community Roots CIC and Cheltenham Borough Homes.

Vacancy for Forest of Dean Youth Association Development Officer

Thanks to funding from Town and Parish Councils in the Forest of Dean, the Forest Voluntary Action Forum is offering an exciting opportunity to join the movement towards a better supported voluntary youth sector.

The post holder will undertake lead officer responsibilities in establishing a Forest of Dean Youth Association and begin the journey to restore, develop and sustain a vibrant support infrastructure for Voluntary Youth Services in the Forest of Dean.

25 hours per week (worked flexibly) Salary: £23,463 pro rata

12 months fixed term with the hope of extending this subject to funding

Job Description: https://fvaf.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3e0308dca31be4ab253dc358b&id=4ebade4f0a&e=5a9e15d8f0

Application form: https://fvaf.us13.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3e0308dca31be4ab253dc358b&id=dc2d6b8a83&e=5a9e15d8f0. Closing date for applications: 5pm on 16 May.

Artlift has a vacancy for Freelance Programme Coordinator

We are seeking a highly organised freelance Programme Coordinator to join Artlift – a small, Gloucestershire-based charity nationally recognised for its delivery and evaluation of Arts on Prescription services.

You will bring proven experience from the health and/or arts sector of maintaining efficient systems, processing data and coordinating activities and communications (including with vulnerable individuals). This role comprises setting up and coordinating courses, projects and residences, managing referrals and supporting evaluation and organisational administration. 

Freelance 12-month contract, starting June 2019 (start date negotiable). Potential for extension of contract subject to funding.

Fee: between £9,600 and £12,480 for an average of 8 days per month, plus expenses.

You will work mainly from your own home and need your own car for occasional travel (predominantly around Gloucestershire / Wiltshire).

To find out more about Artlift and to download the full role description and an application form, go to: http://artlift.org/  If you have any queries, please contact Executive Director Cath Wilkins (cath@artlift.org / 07917 796 959). Application deadline: 5pm on 20 May.

Victim Support is looking for a County Hate Crime Co-ordinator based in Gloucester

24-30 hours per week. £15,488- £19,360 per annum (£24,200 FTE per annum). Fixed term contract to 31 March 2021.

Victim Support is an independent charity for people affected by crime in England and Wales. We work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and respect they deserve.

The main purpose of the role is to support the effective service delivery of the Gloucestershire Hate Crime Strategy in the County, to increase the awareness of the issues of hate crime and to work with partners to develop innovative support for victims and ways to tackle the issues of hate crime.

The main duties of the role are to deliver high quality services supporting victims of crime in line with organisation and Police Crime Commissioner goals, to deliver Hate Crime Awareness training and to develop and manage local partnerships, ensuring the promotion of Victim Support and the rights and needs of victims of crime.

Closing date 27 May. Find out more at https://recruitment.victimsupport.org.uk/vacancy/county-hate-crime-coordinator-386296.html.

Vacancy for Head of Insight & Intelligence at Active Gloucestershire

£37-43k pa DOE

A talented Head of Insight & Intelligence is needed to join Active Gloucestershire who have an ambition to radically change the county’s approach to healthy living. Our aspirations are to reverse the downward trend in physical activity levels through the creation of a social movement and we are looking for a Head of Insight & Intelligence to play a vital role developing an insight and learning culture to support this.

The Head of Insight and Intelligence is a pivotal senior role reporting directly to the CEO. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating and over-seeing a culture of insight and learning within our organisation and the wider county stakeholder group that we work with.

Apply Here Closing date: 31 May.

Abbeyfield Gloucestershire (Prestbury House, GL52 3DD) House Manager (non-residential)

Salary: Circa £19,500 pa depending on experience

Working: 3 days – week 1, 5 days – week 2 10.00am – 6.30pm with a 30-minute lunch break

Reporting to the House Chairman you will be responsible for the day to day management of the house including preparing meals for the eight residents, managing materials and stock for the efficient running of the house.  You will ensure that appropriate staff cover is maintained, while monitoring closely the health and welfare of our residents.

It is essential that you are a competent cook in preparing nutritious meals twice a day. 

Please email your CV to nikki.browning@abbeyfieldglos.org.uk or call Nikki Browning 07710 818721 for more information.  Closing date for applicants is Friday 7 June.

Listening Post seeks Counselling Tutors

We are currently looking for part-time tutors to join our growing training team to deliver our Foundation Course in Counselling Skills (Level 2 & 3) and our Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4).

We need tutors to start with immediate effect.  You should be available to teach one afternoon and evening session per week over three terms plus some Sunday workshops during the academic year.

For an application pack please contact Linda Bullock at Listening Post on 01452 383820, linda@listeningpost.org.uk.  If you feel an informal chat would be helpful before applying please contact us. More information available at .http://www.listeningpost.org.uk/en-gb/recruitment.aspx

GayGlos LGBTQ+ Youth Group

GayGlos is looking for someone to lead its team of volunteers in the running and development of its successful Social Youth Group for 14-18-year-old LGBTQ+ people and those exploring their sexual orientation or gender identity.

The group has been running for over 6½ years, meeting in central Gloucester on alternate Saturdays (11:30-15:30) throughout the year.

You don’t have to be LGBorT but must understand the needs of LGBTQ+ young people and have some previous experience of working with young people.

This could lead to the opportunity to become the paid-leader of the group for a person with the right skills and experience.  For more information or to register your interest contact: volunteer@gay-glos.org or 07903 472899

OPCC Impact Awards

Gloucestershire Constabulary and the OPCC hold an annual awards ceremony to celebrate the hard work of officers, staff and the public in keeping people safe and making our communities better places to live.

The OPCC is keen to receive many nominations for each category and to celebrate some of the great community minded people/activity that’s taking place in our county.  The categories are:

  • The Martin Surl Award for Excellence: This award recognises a sustained effort or work to make a positive difference in a range of areas, including community engagement, education, raising awareness, helping to keep Gloucestershire’s communities safe and a demonstrable contribution to delivery of the Police and Crime Plan.
  • The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Spotlight Award: This award recognises that the nominee(s) has/have raised awareness about a particular issue leading to a significant achievement or a positive impact within the Constabulary or OPCC in line with the Police and Crime Plan.
  • The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Youth Spotlight Award: This award recognises that the young person has/have raised awareness about a particular issue leading to a significant achievement or a positive impact within the Constabulary or OPCC in line with the Police and Crime Plan.
  • The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Hero(oes) Award: This award recognises the work of a person or persons making a significant contribution to serving Gloucestershire’s communities and who goes that extra mile to contribute to the work of the Police and Crime Plan.
  • The Police and Crime Commissioner’s Pride in Partnership Award: This award recognises effective partnership-working between one or more organisations or communities delivering a one-off or regular event or ongoing service which has contributed to the delivery of the Police and Crime Plan.

You can nominate an individual or a small team using the form below. Please send your completed nominations to Ali Wilde by 5pm on 31 May, Ali.Wilde@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk.

Nominations open for 2019 Local Business Charity Awards (Gloucestershire)

The Local Business Charity Awards (Gloucestershire) are open for nominations for the sixth year, sponsored by Jelf & Ageas.

  • The Jelf Award is open to any local Gloucestershire charity with an annual turnover of more than £200,000. Nominate your best corporate supporter to win £1,000.
  • The Ageas Award is open to any local Gloucestershire charity with an annual turnover of less than £200,000 a year. Nominate your best corporate supporter to win £1,000.
  • The Individual Award. One entry will be accepted from any local Gloucestershire charity, regardless of income bracket. Nominate that one special person, from a local Gloucestershire business, who always goes over and above to support your charity.

Find out how to make a nomination at https://www.localbusinesscharityawards.co.uk/gloucestershire.html. Entries are open until 12 July.

Support A Local Charity

‘Support A Local Charity’ aims to introduce small businesses to small charities who may be able to work together, offering not necessarily financial support but also skills share and mentoring. For instance sharing social media skills, offering meeting space, updating a website. For more information please visit https://www.localbusinesscharityawards.co.uk/support-a-local-charity-in-gloucestershire.html

Gloucestershire Leaders Group

Gloucestershire Leaders Group is a peer to peer group, open to all leaders of independent Gloucestershire charities. This is a facilitated group, drawing from a range of tried and tested coaching techniques and business / organisational development principles. Each 2 hour session will focus on a specific topic such as Resilience, Organisational Structure, the Relationship between Leader and Trustees, Managing Change, Communication, Strategy and Vision, Sustainability, Financial Strategy. Find out more here.

GLOMAS Training Courses

  • Universal Credit on 4 June
  • Helping clients with debt problems on 17 June
  • Welfare Benefits for older people on 1 July

Find out more about course content, cost and how to book at http://glomas.org.uk/training/

Gloucestershire Counselling Service Training

CPD & Specialist Training Events:

  • Let’s Talk Groups:  22 June
  • Working with the Body: 29 June
  • Weekly Therapy Group: Wednesdays 1.30 – 3pm with highly experienced Group Analyst

To find out more and to book email: Training.Bookings@gloscounselling.org.uk, visit: www.gloscounselling.org.uk or call 01453 766 310