North Halifax Active Community Engagement Coordinator

 

Based in the Neighbourhood team at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre
37 hours per week
£26,045 per annum

From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre to the first Men in Sheds group in Calderdale and lots in between. North Halifax is an area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes. And you could be part of it!

North Halifax Partnership is looking to appoint an individual to lead the Active Calderdale place based work in North Halifax.

The role involves:

· Establishing relationships with community organisations, services, projects and programmes to embed the Active Calderdale agenda and change how physical activity is perceived and approached at a local level.

· Understanding the driving factors affecting physical inactivity levels in a place and working with the community to address and change these factors.

It is essential that you have

– Experience of developing and maintaining positive stakeholder relationships that deliver impact.

– A track record of achievement of results and impact gained by experience in a field related to community development.

We are especially looking for someone who will recognise the existing potential in North Halifax and be able to harness the power of the community to find solutions that are practical and lasting. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of approaches of addressing physical inactivity in communities and will have the ability to advocate for local people, whilst keeping good working relationships with service providers.

About NHP

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; the Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative helps people into employment and training, provides youth and diversionary projects and delivers activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive.

NHP supports the Calderdale ambition to be the most active borough in the North.

If you are interested and want to know more, we encourage you to get in touch and ask us about the role, all enquiries welcome.

 

Contact: Tina Burke on 01422 251090

For an application pack please visit our website Northhalifaxpartnershipworksupport Or www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

 

If you have any problems please contact our Core Services team on 01422 251090.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 14 July 21

 

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.

The Paddock Community Garden – Meet (Eat) and Move

Over the last year there has been a greater recognition of the importance of our local green spaces.  Parks, gardens and green areas can help us feel happier, healthier – by providing a chance to potter, play or explore and more importantly the opportunity to get out and meet safely with others.  

In North we are lucky to have a lot of green spaces, but not all are used or loved.  

Here is the story (and film) of the Paddock Community Garden featuring its creators Lynne and Joan, and how from it’s humble beginnings, it’s now helping residents and groups meet (eat) and move. Supported and championed by community organisers Natalie and Jaime, decorated and danced around by Leanne, Lauren and the children of Kevin Pearce and soon to be used by Staying Well, Innovations and a host of others.  

The Paddock is one of a number of green spaces in Ovenden (including Innovations allotment) that the Ovenden Moving Network are supporting and working to join with a gentle walking route.  

The Paddock Facebook has more about what they’re up to, including the date of the next litter pick.   

Your views matter Active Calderdale Survey extended

Active Calderdale want your help to gain true insight across the borough. This is your opportunity to express how you feel about being active in your local area so that Active Calderdale can gain further understanding of how to help improve the perceptions and reduce the inequalities.

That’s why we’ve launched the Your Views Matter Survey, which is aimed at adults living in Calderdale and will be sent out annually from 7th May to 7th June. This year’s survey is now live and can be completed via https://bit.ly/3xgxUoX.

This survey will provide us with the insights we need to shape the direction of Active Calderdale and create impactful change.

Complete the survey before 7 June 2021 to have your say and make real difference.

Accessibility

Translated forms are available in the online version of the survey https://bit.ly/3xgxUoX

If you prefer a paper copy, you can pick up one from an open local library. Paper copies are available in English only.

Further information on the Your Views Matter Survey can be found at https://active.calderdale.gov.uk/blog/your-views-matter-local-survey-2021

If you have any other questions or feedback regarding the Your Views Matter Survey or the Your Views Matter Partner Pack, please contact activecalderdale@calderdale.gov.uk

Your answers will help to tackle inequalities and get more people moving in the borough, evaluate the perceptions of residents on their physical and mental wellbeing, and how they feel about being active in their local areas.

 

Your views matter Active Calderdale Survey

Active Calderdale want your help to gain true insight across the borough. This is your opportunity to express how you feel about being active in your local area so that Active Calderdale can gain further understanding of how to help improve the perceptions and reduce the inequalities.

That’s why we’ve launched the Your Views Matter Survey, which is aimed at adults living in Calderdale and will be sent out annually from 7th May to 7th June. This year’s survey is now live and can be completed via https://bit.ly/3xgxUoX.

This survey will provide us with the insights we need to shape the direction of Active Calderdale and create impactful change.

Complete the survey before 7 June 2021 to have your say and make real difference.

Accessibility

Translated forms are available in the online version of the survey https://bit.ly/3xgxUoX

If you prefer a paper copy, you can pick up one from an open local library. Paper copies are available in English only.

Further information on the Your Views Matter Survey can be found at https://active.calderdale.gov.uk/blog/your-views-matter-local-survey-2021

If you have any other questions or feedback regarding the Your Views Matter Survey or the Your Views Matter Partner Pack, please contact activecalderdale@calderdale.gov.uk

Your answers will help to tackle inequalities and get more people moving in the borough, evaluate the perceptions of residents on their physical and mental wellbeing, and how they feel about being active in their local areas.

 

FREE Adult Learn to Ride cycling courses

Never learned to ride a bike, or did but want to feel more confident?

Book FREE adult cycle training sessions at Spring Hall track in Halifax.

Booking can be made via Eventbrite, starting 15th May, there’s a Learn to Ride and Confidence Building session, 2pm-3.30pm, max 4 people per session, we can supply bikes and helmets but encourage users to bring their own if possible.

To book, click here:

Learn to Ride:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-adult-learn-to-ride-tickets-152078997375?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

Confidence session:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/free-adult-cycle-confidence-lessons-tickets-152365020879?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

Take Ten in May with the #StepOutChallenge!

Can you step out for ten minutes every lunch time?

Stepping out of your front door even for a short walk can really boost your physical and mental health, so that’s why we challenge you to Step Out for ten minutes every lunch time this month.

To keep it fresh, we’ve also got a different suggestion each day for things you can do while you’re walking to give your wellbeing an extra boost!

Join us with every day on Twitter #StepOutChallenge

Living streets will teach you to Walk this May!

May is National Walking Month

We know walking is good for us, but did you know even 10 or 20 minutes a day can make a difference to how you feel, to the air your breathe and your bank balance.

Living Streets #WalkThisMay have tips and free resources to help you find time and inspiration to include a stroll as part of your day, whether you’re working from home, at school or self-isolating.

Need a little more inspiration

Captain Tom’s 100 Challenge, it can be anything from 100 steps to a 100 mile joint effort from 30 April to the 3rd May. The amazing 6yr old Tony Hudgell has been inspired to walk 100 steps on his new prosthetic legs.  What can you do?

Park Run’s  Park Walk provides an easy 8 week guide to help you successfully build your walking up to 5k.

Visit the CREW website for the latest on  guided walks  and  self-guided walks around Calderdale, including weekly walks from Keighley Road and Beechwood medical surgeries and Illingworth Moor Methodist Church.

Check out Mixy Marchers Facebook page for details of when they’ll be resuming their walks.

 Remember to Stay Safe
Where ever you wander, please remember to keep yourself and others safe by following the local government restrictions.