Projects Administrator – North Halifax Partnership

North Halifax Partnership are looking for a Projects Administrator.

37 hours per week (possible job share)
£18,135 pa

North Halifax Partnership is a community-led charity with a purpose to support individuals from cradle to grave, and to carry out activities which relieve poverty and disadvantage, promote health and wellbeing, and strengthen communities.

We deliver children’s centres and family support services; a Staying Well service to tackle loneliness and isolation; Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative help people into employment and training, provide youth activity and diversionary projects and deliver activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive.

We are looking to appoint an individual with a strong customer focus to provide friendly and efficient administrative support and help ensure the smooth running of the projects of the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative (OMI) and Staying Well programmes.

The role involves:-

  • Providing a friendly welcoming service to service users and stakeholders
  • Assisting with the organisation’s internal communications through administration of databases, triage of enquiries and preparing documents for meetings.
  • Undertaking service evaluation surveys over the telephone
  • Maintaining appropriate records and data standards to ensure information is organised and evaluated effectively in adherence to the Data Protection Act.

It is essential that you have at least 2 years’ experience delivering excellent customer service working in a paid or voluntary capacity for an organisation with a lot of direct customer contact.

To request an application pack please email or ring 01422 251090.

Closing date 5pm Wednesday 29th July 2020. 

Interviews to be held Tuesday 11th August 2020

North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Due to the nature of this post you will be required to undertake a DBS Check.

Do you want to be part of positive change in Calderdale?

Do you want to be part of positive change in Calderdale?  


An exciting opportunity has arisen at Halifax Opportunities Trust to join our Board of Trustees and make a difference to hundreds of people’s lives throughout Calderdale.

Halifax Opportunities Trust is an award-winning charity dedicated to making vibrant, multi-cultural and self-sustaining communities across Calderdale and has being doing so for over 20 years. Our work includes the delivery of children centres services and nurseries to helping community members find meaningful, quality work, and the provision of learning programmes that allow people to reach their full potential. In addition to that we run two thriving social enterprise business centres that support small and micro enterprises in the borough. On a typical day we work with over 1,700 people across Calderdale – many people refer to us as Calderdale’s best kept secret!

We are proud of the diversity and inclusivity of both our staff and our Board and are looking to recruit new members to the Board who can bring experience and/or expertise in the following areas: Living or working in Park or Warley wards Running a social enterprise or dealing with social finance Property development, particularly housing development Nutrition and/or food security Charity or company law. As well as being part of one of the largest social enterprise charities in the region, our Trustees are given regular opportunities to further their skills and knowledge through training, onsite visits and attendance at national conferences and events. We are active members of the development trust association, Locality, and Trustees regularly take advantage of our membership benefits to further their professional skillset and their understanding of place-based community action.

Our Board currently meets 4 times a year with some sub-groups meeting more often particularly in respect to finance. We are seeking individuals who have both the time and desire to commit to attending our quarterly meetings. If you are ready to become part of our growing charity please contact Alison Haskins on 01422 399401 or email for an informal discussion about the role.

Applications for the role of Trustee will close on Friday 14th August 2020.

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Coronavirus, social distancing, hospitality venues and shielding

The following information may be useful if you need to understand the present situation with Coronavirus.

Clarification on social distancing measures

You should continue to keep two metres away from people. Where this is not possible you must keep more than one metre away and take extra precautions to reduce the risk such as wearing face coverings, working side-by-side instead of face-to-face, or the use of Perspex screens or other physical barriers. You can find more details of other recommended precautions by reading this list.

From 4 July, you can also meet in a group of 2 households (including your support bubble), in any location –  public or private, indoors or outdoors. This does not need to be the same household each time.

It remains the case – even inside someone’s home – that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble.

More information on keeping safe during this time can be found on the government website.

Hospitality sector reopening

From Saturday 4 July, restaurants, bars, leisure and entertainment venues can reopen as part of the latest relaxation of restrictions.

Reminders of safety messages will be visible in popular areas across the city centre, along with hand sanitiser stations. Additional cleaning will be carried out, especially on objects being touched such as benches, bins and push buttons as well as at transport interchanges.

A team of council-managed night marshals will be operating over the four weekends in July to guide the public, especially in busy locations. West Yorkshire Police will also be supporting the reopening with extra resources on hand.

We have been supporting the hospitality sector by providing businesses with materials such as signage and social distancing visuals and where possible, pavement widening has been put in place to provide more space for people to move safely.

To prevent the spread of the virus, if you are visiting the city centre this weekend, please remember:

  • As part of NHS Test and Trace, businesses are being asked to keep a record of their customers and visitors for 21 days. You should assist by providing details when asked to do so.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Regularly wash your hands and wear a face covering if you’re using public transport to come in to the city.
  • Stay home if you or anyone in your household experience any symptoms and book in for a test.

Remember that pubs and restaurants will be operating differently:

  • Opening times may vary.
  • Be patient. Expect queues, and things to take longer than usual as businesses operate social distancing measures.
  • Most businesses are taking online bookings only or operating on a first come first serve basis.
  • Drink responsibly and ensure your taxi is booked for the way home.

More information on what to expect can be found here.

Some important changes to shielding

From Monday (6 July), the advice for people who have been shielding will change so that you can safely meet others outdoors in groups of up to six people, whilst strictly maintaining 2m physical distancing. If you are shielding and live alone or in a single-parent household, you can create a mutually exclusive ‘support bubble’ with one other household. For more information, visit our shielding webpage.

Further changes to the shielding guidelines are anticipated in August, and we will share more details as these are announced.

Anyone advised to shield can access priority supermarket delivery slots when they have registered with the national shielding service. This priority access will be ongoing throughout the pandemic – but the deadline for registration is 17 July 2020. If you have been advised to shield, make sure you register for support on the government website.

The Youth System – Summer Holiday Club for boys and girls aged 5-13

The Youth club is a holiday club based at Forest Cottage in Ovenden, in association with the OSCA foundation, running through the Summer 2020 break, for children aged 5 – 13 years of age.

The Youth System dates are from 20th July to 7th of August.

Monday to Friday from 8.45am to 16.00, open to both girls and boys at a competitive rate of £13 per day.

Due to the Government Coronavirus guidelines, the numbers are strictly limited so apply early.



Venue: Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden HX2 8AD
Enquiries and bookings: or 07568 263435

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus Newsletter July 2020


Welcome to the latest Newsletter from the Calderdale 50+ forum. Calderdale Forum 50 Plus aims to represent and promote the collective voice of people over the age of 50 in Calderdale by: Communication, Campaigning, Influencing, Encouraging and Empowering.


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OSCA Foundation Pub and function suite weekend opening hours

OSCA Foundation (Forest cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden) are pleased to announce the re-opening of their Public Bar and function suite.

The pub’s opening hours are:

Saturday 12pm – 6pm

Sunday 12pm – 9pm

All old and new customers are welcome to join us to enjoy drinks at the most competitive prices in Calderdale.

Watch this space for extra opening times during the Summer months.

Regular classes will not be resuming for the time being.

The venue is not taking any bookings for events either at present.

Disability Partnership Calderdale Newsletter 6 July

Take a look at the newest Disability Partnership Calderdale newsletter.

Welcome to the latest Disability Partnership Calderdale newsletter. This week’s focus
is on shielding changes and a couple of key bits of local news, including the reopening of (some) public toilets and markets, indications that life is slowly getting back to normal.

We work with local authorities, volunteers groups and various service providers to improve the lives of people with disabilities in Calderdale. We also support our members with whom we consult regularly and for whom we provide meetings and social events.

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