Know Your Patch Gloucester

The next meeting will be on 23 January, 1pm-3pm at The Spring Centre, Gardner House, Olympus Park, Quedgeley GL2 4NF. No need to book, just come along! If you would like to know more, please contact knowyourpatch@kftseekers.org.uk.

Know Your Patch Newent

On 27 January, 1-4pm at Newent Memorial Hall. Opportunities to talk to local community groups and services and have your say on the future of the town. If you’d like to attend, please email contact@fvaf.org.uk or call 01594 822073.

Gloucestershire Counselling Service Open Day

The Open Day is a free event for anyone interested in finding out how GCS can help you develop personally and professionally. Come and meet tutors and current trainees, ask questions and get a feel of how special it is to train with GCS.

Sign up if you are interested in training to be a counsellor; Child and Family training; working with GCS or joining the Associate Programme; or developing your listening skills.

The event takes place on 1 February from 10am – 1pm at The Old Town Hall, The Shambles, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AP. Please book online at https://gloscounselling.org.uk/product/cpd-workshops-and-short-courses/ or email training.bookings@gloscounselling.org.uk.

Our Ambition for Better Care Together – developing our Trust Priorities

On 19 February, 10am-4pm at Walls Club, Barnwood, Gloucester

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is presenting its 6th Better Care Together event, inviting colleagues, service users, carers, community and voluntary sector partners and stakeholders to help develop the priorities for the next five years.

The event will draw upon the learning, sharing and networking from the past 12 months and bring us together again to consider what is really important to us and those who use our services, as well as the wider communities, partners and stakeholders across Gloucestershire.

At this conference, you will hear from the people who use our services; our highly skilled and committed colleagues; our partners and stakeholders, and you will be asked to share your views, whatever your experience and perspective.

Book your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/our-ambition-for-better-care-together-developing-our-trust-priorities-tickets-89787036443


Vacancies for Community Development Officers at GRCC

GRCC is recruiting for two full time Community Development Officers as part of the Community Development Team.

Both roles will give the successful candidates the opportunity to work with communities on their projects and ideas, inspiring and supporting them, building their capacity so that they can progress their ideas to fruition.

Projects supported and the skills you will develop will be rich and varied, covering for example: community action on Climate Change; Community Shops; Village Halls; Road Safety and Speeding.  Skills such as funding advice, project management, volunteer management, community led planning, and community engagement through community events and consultations will be developed.

Post 1: Candidates will already have experience of working with communities, the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector, and most importantly on aspects of community led planning, including Neighbourhood Development Plans.

Post 2: Ideally candidates will have had experience of working with communities and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector but this is not essential.

These are both full time posts (36 hours per week) based at GRCC’s offices in Gloucester.  Post holders will be required to travel to meetings countywide and occasionally out of the county. Evening and weekend work may be required.

The job descriptions and person specifications, plus application forms, can be found at https://www.grcc.org.uk/work-for-us/community-development-officers. Closing date for applications: 12noon on 27 January.

If you have any queries please contact jobs@grcc.org.uk or call 01452 528491 ask to speak to a member of the GRCC Admin team. 

Vacancy for Trustee/Non-Executive Director at Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust

Cotswold Beacon Academy Trust currently comprises Marling School, Stroud, Berkeley Primary School and Cam Woodfield Junior School. We are currently seeking to fill two vacancies for trustees. Trustees meet four to six times a year and:

  • Set the overall strategy of the Trust including overseeing the growth strategy
  • Monitor the performance of all academies in the Trust ensuring that school improvement plans are enhancing the quality of education for all students
  • Ensure that public funds are used effectively and appropriately.

CBAT trustees find the role challenging, interesting and deeply rewarding because they can see how their work contributes to the wellbeing and prospects of pupils, academies and communities.  It is an opportunity to make a difference.

Find out more at https://www.cbat.academy/cbat/leadership-and-governance. Please request an application from David Dale, Clerk to the Trustees, david.dale@cbat.academy and return it by 31 January.

Gloucestershire Young Carers seeks Database/IT/Website Technician

24 hours per week. £21,166-£23,866 (pro-rata, dependent on qualification and experience)

The successful candidate will be responsible for the performance and integrity of our client database (Charitylog), ensure the smooth day to day running of our IT support and resources and be able to maintain and update our website.

We are looking for an experienced database technician who can hit the ground running with experience in database management, IT support and website maintenance (WordPress).

For further information please call Shelly Hitchings on 01452 733060. For an application pack please visit our website: www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk. Closing date: 10am 3 February

Gloucestershire Young Carers has vacancy for Young Carers Key Worker

37 hours per week:   GYC Salary Scale Pt 26 – 29, £24,799 – £26,999. Permanent contract subject to continued funding.

The successful candidate will be responsible, taking a whole family approach, for undertaking assessment visits with young carers and their families to identify their needs and develop a support plan. You will work directly with young carers to achieve positive outcomes delivering a minimum of two weekly term time respite/activity groups in various localities (currently Cam and Cirencester) and contributing to well-being groups.  You will also be involved in organising and delivering a programme of activity breaks for young carers across the county and providing one to one support to young carers as appropriate.

We are looking for an experienced professional with proven ability in communicating sensitively with children, young people and their families and in organising group activities.  You will hold a relevant qualification (Level 3) within Youth Work/Education/Social Care/Health. You will have excellent organisational skills and be proficient in the use of IT.  You will need to be available for regular evening and occasional weekend work.  

For further information please call Ele Semadeni, Karen James or Laura Ritchings on 01452 733060. For application details please visit our website: www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk. CVs are not accepted. Closing date: 10am on 3 February.