Job opportunities with Sure Start Children’s Centres – various locations

We are delighted to be able to advertise several vacancies within our Children’s Centres across North and East Halifax and the Lower Valley. Many of these opportunities have become available due to staff progression internally within the organisation.

North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres are excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. A variety of day/hours are currently available.

NHP Sure Start Children’s Centres have been in Calderdale since 2014 and now have a contract in place until March 2022. They are committed to supporting communities to provide high quality learning opportunities for children and parents/carers and they are invested in developing a strong passionate staff team that work with partners to ensure the best outcomes.

Early Years Practitioner Plus

This post is designed to attract qualified and experienced practitioners that are passionate about helping children develop to their full potential. This role will have a lead area for the candidate to develop within the centre and within the wider team, such as speech and language, SEN, safeguarding.

Early Years Practitioner

This post is designed to attract newly qualified and unqualified staff, staff returning to childcare following a break and staff wanting to get into this line of work. You will be working with children and their families to support them to develop and have the best start in life.

All the posts have an attractive annual leave package including a period of closure at Christmas, additional leave for 5 years’ service, attendance rewards and 2 training days a year. There are multiple training opportunities and internal career progression routes within the different departments of the organisation.

If you would like to come and see us in action, please get in touch

Current Vacancies

· Workforce and Strategic Support Officer – 25 hours per week

· Senior Early Years Practitioner – Wellholme Park – 24 hours per week

· Advanced Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce – 37 hours

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations – 37 hours per week

· Early Years Practitioner Plus – Creations – 37 hours per week

· Early Years Practitioner – Creations – 24 hours per week

· Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 37 hours per week TTO

· Early Years Practitioner – Innovations – 37 hours per week


For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at:


If you would like to come and see us in action please get in touch details are on our website:


Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 28th July 2021


North Halifax Partnership LTD is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children 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.

NHP are looking for local people to join our trustee board

Do you live or work in Illingworth, Ovenden or Mixenden?

We are looking for local people to join our trustee board

Founded in 1998, North Halifax Partnership Ltd is a resident -led charity working for  and with local people

We don’t just work in North Halifax. We provide many services and activities to improve personal and community health and wellbeing across North and East Halifax and the Lower Calder Valley. They include  community projects, children’s centres, family support, Staying Well , family  learning, and work support.

We are one of the Community Anchors of Calderdale and we bring people and organisations together in local places.

We would love to hear from both from people who have no previous experience, and those looking for a new trustee role on a friendly and dedicated board. We’re particularly looking for applicants who:

  • Living or working in Illingworth & Mixenden or  Ovenden wards
  • Finance, Audit and Risk management in an SME or large business
  • Senior Management experience in NHS, Police, and Schools – with a passion for best practice delivery involving local communities
  • Raising educational aspiration and attainment in local communities though increased participation

We want to increase the diversity of our board to reflect our community and particularly welcome ethnic minority applicants.

Have a look at what some of our board members say about their experience as an NHP Board member.

Download an application pack:

NHP Trustees Application form

NHP Trustee Application Pack

or contact

For an informal conversation about being a trustee at NHP  contact Tina Burke Chief Executive on 01422 251090 or email

More information about NHP is at

You can also look us up on the Charity Commission and Companies House websites

Ash Green Children’s Centre 2 year funded places available for September 2021

Don’t miss out!

Ash Green Children’s Centre is now taking bookings for September 2021.

We currently have two year funding spaces available in our 2-3 year room.

We also have places available for Children aged 0-2 who would be fee payers.

For more information and to see if you can view the centre, please contact us:

Ash Green Children’s Centre
1 Sunny Bank Road

Tel: 01422 243941

Apply for a Ward Forum Grant in North and East Halifax by September 3rd

The next round of Ward Forum Grants is open.

You can apply for a Ward Forum Grant of up to £500 for a project that will benefit your ward area or local community. The deadline is 3rd September 2021.

These grants are available to organisations based in the North and East regions of Halifax, including Ovenden, Warley, Illingworth, Mixenden, Northowram and Shelf. We are keen on projects that improve the environment and the health and wellbeing of residents.

We welcome community groups and individuals to apply for funding to spend on eligible activities and projects that benefit the ward. We are especially looking to provide support to groups, clubs and projects as they try to restart their activity;

Apply online here

Or Download an application form

The maximum grant per application is £500.

Please ensure your application is thorough as insufficient information may result in your application being rejected. You can get help with your application by contacting us on 01422 252209.
email Tony :
or Heather :

You may resubmit your application if you feel you have left information out.

Your application should meet one of the 3 following priorities:

1.            Improving the environment
2.            Improving health & Wellbeing;
3.            Community groups recovery.

To find out more read the FAQs on our website.

Speed test on Holdsworth Road. Holmfield

Karen Scanlon from The North Halifax Partnership and Calderdale Council Community Warden Lee Ackroyd conducted a Speed test on Holdsworth Road Holmfield Halifax on Tuesday 29June 2021 using SID, a Speed Indicator Device to recorded the speed of oncoming traffic
No one was recorded driving above the 30mph speed limit during the time of the test however local residents have indicators that this road is a problem with traffic travel at times over 50mph
At the time of the test we recorded 254 vehicles on the road The area is a build up that includes access to 3 secondary school therefore lots of traffic use the road including buses ,cars and even large lorries accessing the industrial estate
Keep a look out for more Speed Tests in this area over the coming months

Information from CMBC around Covid

There are increasing Covid-19 case rates in Calderdale and rates have increased significantly in some parts of North Halifax over the last week. Illingworth & Mixenden ward has one of the highest rates in the borough.

List of testing sites around Calderdale

We have seen an increase in the number of cases of the Delta variant of concern (first identified in India) and it is now the dominant strain.

Calderdale is surrounded by areas with the highest case rates in the country and we know that people travel across boundaries for work, education and to visit family and friends.

We are asking everybody aged 12 or over who lives, works or studies in the Mixenden & Illingworth area to take one PCR test even if they don’t have symptoms of Covid-19 and regardless of whether or not they have had the vaccine. People have shown real kindness throughout the pandemic and we are asking the people of North Halifax to step up once again and help protect their community.

Even if  you do regular lateral flow tests we are advising people to take a PCR test as the PCR tests taken as part of this extra testing will be prioritised for genetic sequencing so we can tell if someone has one of the variants of concern. You could swop one of your usual LFTs in the next couple of weeks for a PCR test – that way you don’t have to do any more tests than usual.

Even if you are fully vaccinated we still strongly advise you to have a PCR test. This is because people who have had the vaccine can still get and transmit the Delta variant of Covid-19 and it is important that you don’t pass it on to other people.

You will not need to self isolate while you wait for the results of your PCR test unless you go on to develop symptoms of Covid after taking the test.

List of testing sites around Calderdale

Covid Mobile Testing Units Near You in Calderdale

There will be mobile testing units at the following sites:

•          Mixenden Activity Centre on Friday 25th June.

•         Madni Mosque (Jamia Mosque Madni), Gibbet Street, Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June.

•          Whitehill Community Academy, Illingworth on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June.

•          Tuel Lane car park, Sowerby Bridge on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th June.

Units are open 9am to 5pm and you don’t need an appointment.

Once you have taken a PCR test you need to register it online so you can be sent your results. To do this go to . There are instructions on page 2 of the booklet you will be given when you are tested.

The Asda test site in Halifax is also now offering tests to people who don’t have symptoms of Covid. You can just walk up to the site and ask for a test without booking an appointment. Open 8am-8pm every day.