[re]boot your career! Fully Funded Online Skills Training NOW Available!

Within these uncertain times, many of us are having to upskill our knowledge in many areas. Look to develop your knowledge and understanding or Remote Working and Using Social Media.

More information on both courses can be found on our NHP Work Support website

re]boot FREE short courses are funded by Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the European Social Fund (ESF) to help people over the age of 18 to gain new skills and qualifications to either up-skill in their current role or change career.

*Eligibility criteria applies. Participants must:

  • Be aged 18+
  • Live in the Leeds City Region (LCR).  LCR includes the districts of Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Harrogate, Kirklees, Leeds, Selby, Wakefield and York.
  • Employed, self employed or returning to work
  • Not be undertaking an Apprenticeship
  • Not in receipt of benefits

Please note:  You may undertake multiple [re]boot courses however, only one course can be fully funded (free). Any subsequent courses will be charged at full cost. Therefore, you must inform us if you have undertaken a [re]boot course previously.

Fully Funded Short Courses And Qualifications 2020-2021

Calderdale Adult Learning have secured funding for the next academic year that enables residents of Calderdale who are 19 years or older and meet eligibility to access a range of short courses and qualifications.

Due to Covid-19, the majority of the delivery will be distance learning although they hope to be able to meet in groups as soon as it is safe to do so.

  • September 2020 – Entry Level 3 Employability
  • October 2020 – Level 1 Award Introduction to health, social care and children and young people’s settings
  • January 2021 – Level 1 Mental health awareness
  • January 2021 – Introduction to youth work
  • February 2021 – Introduction to child development and family learning
  • April 2021 – Level 1 Employability
  • May 2021 – Introduction to child development and family learning

To find out more, click here https://www.sectorsupportcalderdale.org.uk/fully-funded-short-courses-and-qualifications-2020-2021/ 

Are you looking for a new career?

People interested in a career as a police officer are invited to find out more about the job by chatting individually with experienced officers.

A series of socially-distanced and coronavirus-safe sessions are being planned in Calderdale in September.

The aim is for potential recruits to ask experienced officers what the jobs is like, how they can apply and what is expected during the recruitment and selection process.

The sessions will be as follows:

  • Halifax Police Station, Wednesday 2 September, from 9am to 3pm
  • Todmorden Police Station, Monday 14 September, from 11am to 3pm
  • Brighouse Police Station, Friday 18 September, from 12 noon to 5pm

We are especially welcoming interest from people of a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background as we grow the diversity of our force.
These sessions are a final opportunity for face to face guidance before our recruitment drive closes on Sunday 20 September

Anyone interested should email us at positive.action@westyorkshire.pnn.police.uk to secure a half-hour slot.

You’ll be asked coronavirus screening questions and provided with a safety guide, plus online information leaflet. There will be thorough cleaning of the room between each session and people will be asked to wear masks, use hand sanitiser and socially distance.
You can bring one person with you, as long as they are in your bubble.

For more information about joining West Yorkshire Police visit our website.

Apprentice Information Sessions in Adult Health & Social Care

Are you a caring person who has Maths and English GCSE Grade A to D/3 to 9 (or equivalent), aged 18 or over, are interested in undertaking a level 2 apprenticeship standard in adult health and social care and earning a starting salary of £17,652 pa?

If you are and would like to find out more, then come along to one of our information sessions:

Thursday 13 June,  Womens Activity Centre, Hope Street, Halifax, HX1 5BP

  • Session1: 2pm until 4pm with refreshments
  • Session 2: 5pm until 7pm with refreshments

 You will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet our staff, hear their stories and ask questions
  • Find out more about health care apprenticeship opportunities and recruitment dates with South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Get tips and advice on interview skills and how to complete an application form

If you would like to book a place please email employability@swyt.nhs.uk

If you have any queries about the information sessions please contact Claire Hartland on 07881 008185 or Rebecca Miller-Andrews on 01226 644056 or 07826 919152.

Or email claire.hartland@swyt.nhs.uk or rebecca.miller-andrews@swyt.nhs.uk

We’re recruiting!New opportunities with NHP

Early Years Practitioner Plus – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
A post of Early Years practitioner Plus has become available at Wellholme Park Children’s Centre. The successful applicant must have substantial experience of working in an Early Years Setting.
Salary £18,135 Hours 37 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading

Site Supervisor – Innovations and Illingworth Children’s Centre
This post is targeted at candidates with a sound understanding of Health and Safety and risk assessments, who also have substantial maintenance experience and are willing to undertake further training and development.
Salary £18,810 Hours 37 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading

Early Year’s Practitioner Plus – Elland Children’s Centre
An Early Years Practitioner Plus position has become available at Elland Children’s Centre. This position has a minimum requirement of an appropriate Level 3 qualification.
Salary £18,135 Hours 37 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading

Caretaker – Wellholme Park Children’s Centre
You will need knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety and risk assessments, as well as some maintenance experience including cleaning, …
Salary £17,363 Hours 30 Closing date: 7/6/19 Continue reading 

Active North Halifax Engagement Coordinator
From the first Sure Start Children’s Centre in Calderdale to the first Men in Sheds group, and lots in between. North Halifax is an innovative area with a history of successful volunteer and community led programmes. And you could be part of it …
Salary: £26,045 Hours: 37 Closing date: 9/6/19 Continue reading

North Halifax Community Organiser NHP – #LetsGetSociallyActive
Looking for the chance to mobilise social and community action in Halifax? We are looking to recruit a Community Organiser to cover the northern part of the town, specifically the wards of Ovenden, and Illingworth & Mixenden.
Salary £21,000 Hours: 37  Closing date: 10/6/19 Continue reading

About NHP
North Halifax Partnership (NHP) 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.

Find our more at www.northhalifaxpartnership.com

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Volunteer – Drop the Knife CIC and Charity

Drop the Knife was formed with the aim of providing a cohesive educational package on anti-knife crime and gangs into schools and colleges, and youth, sports and community-based organisations.

The idea to start the company came from Will Flint who was stabbed 12 times on the 1st January 2017 in Birmingham. Although Will has made a full recovery, he still has effects from the injuries he received. They have now formed the CIC company with three directors including Will who is the CEO. Will has made several appearances on television and radio talking about knife crime and his story, most recently on various BBC Radio stations.

They are based in the Piece Mill, Halifax (on Horton Street by the Piece Hall) and are looking for volunteers that can put in a couple of hours a week helping to organise fundraising activities or helping with sponsored events. Voluntary Ambassadors are also required to deliver their educational package in schools. If you are interested in helping with the CIC & Charity, please contact through their website: www.droptheknife.org.uk or contact Brian Reeves: brian.reeves@droptheknife.org.uk.

16-19 Years Old? – Call in to C&K Careers for a Chat

C&K Careers based at their public centre on Alexandra Street in Halifax don’t just offer help with your work and learning options, their door is open if you need support or advice too. Young people can drop in any time for a chat Monday – Friday 10:00am-4:00pm.

As a not-for-profit social enterprise, C&K Careers is driven by providing the best possible service to partners and their clients, rather than by making the most money. Any surpluses generated are used to further develop the services.

On behalf of schools, colleges, local authorities, prime and area-based contractors and employers, C&K offer high quality, impartial information, advice and guidance (IAG) services to young people and adults, together with related learning and employment support, and training services, which are outlined in the corporate brochure (1.25MB PDF).

Broadly, they cover:

  • careers information advice and guidance (IAG) for:
    adults (19+)
  • students (13-19), schools and colleges
  • young people not in education employment or training (NEET)
  • vulnerable groups
  • students with learning difficulties/disabilities (13-24)


  • Quality in Careers Standard for Schools and Colleges in Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG)
  • support to employers and training providers, including: recruitment and work experience
  • careers and labour market information
  • training and development for the IAG/CEIAG sector
  • ICT services.