Sure Start Children’s Centres Recruiting – 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

Current Early Years Vacancies – For our Early Years posts we offer a rolling recruitment programme.

  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Ash Green Children’s Centre 19 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus– Innovations Children’s Centre – 37 hours TTO
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre – 37 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Innovations Children’s Centre – temporary post – 24 hours
  • Early Years Practitioner Plus – Creations Children’s Centre– temporary post – 24 hours

Other Current Vacancies

  • Workforce and Strategic Support Officer
  • Lead Deputy Children’s Centre Manager
  • Senior Early Years Practitioner – Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
  • Assistant Parent Link Worker – Lower Valley
  • Receptionist/Admin Assistant – Creation’s Children’s Centre

Closing date Wednesday 1st September 2021

For more information about the individual vacancies and how to apply please visit our website at: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

 

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

 

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.

Yorkshire Day at Shroggs Park event

In case you missed it, last Sunday 1st of August was Yorkshire Day when our very own Natalie Ratner made a grand event at Shroggs park possible!

The Day celebrations were not the only reason for this event. There are efforts to restore and reuse the Shroggs Park Pavilion, which there is every hope it can become a feature for more such community events.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/shroggspavilion/permalink/353086489742015/

(taken from the Shroggs Pavilion Facebook page)

We had a fantastic time [yesterday] celebrating Yorkshire Day with every generation of the community at Shroggs Park! A huge thank you to everyone who came along.

We enjoyed welly wanging, a brilliant history talk by David Glover, a variety of sports with Tanny from Calderdale Youth Service, hunting for Yorkshire phrases around the park and arts and crafts including flag making, badge making and pebble painting.

This was truly a community effort and really highlighted what’s possible when we come together. Community events like this can become a regular feature if the Pavilion was in use to host them.
Visit them on Facebook to read special thanks, see more pictures and find out the winners of competitions!
              
(click images to enlarge)

Old Lane Road (Lee Mount) Road ruptured and flooded

We’ve had reports of extensive rupture of Old Lane near Boothtown.

The road has extensively ruptured and flooded, making it unsuitable for driving.

Avoid driving through there if you can.

Footage from 50 Shades of Halifax

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: www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk/jobs-2/

 

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

 

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.

Free Family Event at Sandbeds Park July 17th

You’re invited to this free family fun day at Sandbeds Park on Saturday 17th July at 2pm – 4pm

We will be painting pebbles to hide in the park and planting strawberries to take home as well as fun and games for the family.

This is an opportunity for local people to share their ideas on how to make the park better for the community.

Hope to see you there!!

https://fb.me/e/dzlm6MKfm

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 https://halifaxnorthandeast.com/ward-forum-grants/apply/

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 : Tony.King@calderdale.gov.uk
or Heather : Heather.Bentley@calderdale.gov.uk

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.

Pimp my Picnic outcome and feedback

After several successful community litter picks and with lockdown easing further, Pimp My Pellon has begun branching out to include social events because we believe that a thriving community flows from the relationships and connections between the people that make up that community. The Eden Project’s Big Lunch in early June gave the perfect opportunity to bring the community together to celebrate and say thanks to our neighbours following the trials and tribulations of the last 18 months.

Neighbours were invited to bring along some food for themselves or to share, a picnic blanket or chair to the green on Pellon New Road, a space we eventually hope to develop into a community focal point and gathering place. Ten neighbours gathered to eat together, chat, play giant garden games and paint pebbles before hiding them around the green. We had some great discussions about all sorts of things, but in particular about creating an annual fun event for the Pellon community that could highlight and celebrate some of its history. So watch this space!

In the end, the time flew by and we all really enjoyed the afternoon. We look forward to doing it all again next year!