Training – Setting Up a New Organisation

Thursday 11 July 2019VSI Alliance.png, 1.15pm – 4.45pm

Venue: VAC Resource Centre, Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5AY

The structure you choose for your group or organisation has an impact on governance, funding, and issues e.g. employing staff and managing assets.

This session explores common structures in the voluntary and community sector, including charitable and non-charitable. It will be useful for anyone starting a new group, as well as those that want to find out if their current structure is the best option.

Book your place here…

Apprenticeships Jobs Fair at Calderdale College

Don’t miss out!

The Apprenticeships Job Fair at Calderdale College is on Wednesday 26 June 2019, 1:00pm-7:00pm!

Are you looking to begin your career with an apprenticeship? The Apprenticeship Job Fair is the perfect opportunity to get in front of employers that are looking for someone just like you to join their team!

There will be real live apprenticeship vacancies that you can apply for on the day. Plus, you can discuss future career opportunities and plan your studies with Calderdale College.

Go along and get an insight into life as an apprentice, receive help on things like your CV and interview techniques and ask any questions on apprenticeships that you might have.

Creative Learning Guild and More at Causey Hall

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The Creative Learning Guild now based at  Causey Hall want a society in which diverse, innovative, creative education is the status quo. CLG believes the best way to achieve this is by inspiring, connecting and championing allies who also share these values.

The space at Causey Hall has been renovated into a completely accessible, state of the art learning space including a large hall, meeting room, breakout space and our offices.

The hall is currently home to babyballet, purple patch arts, Calderdale Theatre School amongst others.

Calderdale Adult Learning run ESOL classes and a growing number of groups are using us to host meetings or events.

As an arts education charity all of the income goes back into meeting the;

  • Vision: Creativity is nurtured in everyone
  • Mission: To connect people, places and resources so that creative learning thrives
  • Aims: Increasing access to creative learning: creating physical spaces, delivery partnerships and programmes in which creative learning activities can take place

Hiring The Guild at Causey Hall

The Guild at Causey Hall, Dispensary Walk, Halifax, HX1 1QR,  is now available to hire by community groups and businesses. For images of the architects’ plans and renovations work keep an eye on our image gallery and for more information about the type of facilities we’ll be able to offer see the drop downs below.

If you have a group or event that would benefit from meeting and working in a creative environment please call Gabs Naddeo on 01422 383191 or email gabs@creativelearningguild.co.uk / enquiries@creativelearningguild.co.uk. They will be happy to explore with you how our space could meet your needs.

Facilities

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled Toilets
  • Baby Changing Facilities
  • Catering – there is a kitchenette available for your use. You can either provide your own catering or the Guild can recommend excellent local suppliers. Tea and coffee is available on request
  • IT Equipment – Wi-Fi available. Give the Guild a call to chat through your AV, projector and other requirements
  • Workshop Equipment – discuss ways to support your creative learning with materials and equipment

Summer Camp 2019 at Forest Cottage

The 2019 Summer Camp will run Tuesday to Thursday,  23 July to 8 August and is focussed around coaching/learning new skills for boys and girls aged 5-11. It will berun by an FA qualified coach who has been coaching for 6 years and also has 16 years experience of working with children in an educational setting.

The cost is £13 per day for an 8:45am drop off and 4:00pm pick up from Forest Cottage, Ovenden HX2 8AD.

Lunch and refreshments aren’t available so please provide a packed lunch.

For enquiries and bookings email TheYouthSystem@hotmail.com or follow them on Instagram.

West Yorkshire Police Recruiting 300 Police Officers

This Summer West Yorkshire Police will be recruiting 300 Police Constables and for the first time new recruits will complete an apprenticeship and study for a degree as part of their training. The police officers are being recruited under the new training pathway, which is being launched to equip student officers with the skills needed to tackle increasingly sophisticated crime.

The trainees will be mentored by experienced police officers at West Yorkshire Police’s Learning and Development Centre at Carr Gate, Wakefield and by academics at Leeds Trinity University.

They will complete a three-year Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship and will be a paid police officer from day one, with all university fees being met by the Force.

The Force is reaching out to those from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as part of the latest recruitment drive in a bid to better represent the communities we serve.

Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams said: “It is a really exciting time to join the Force, and our new recruitment pathway will give budding Police Officers the chance to ‘earn while they learn’.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone who has ever considered becoming a police officer to join us and see what an exciting and rewarding role it is.

“I have been a police officer here in West Yorkshire for 28 years and I can honestly say I’ve loved every moment. Every shift is different and challenging, but also rewarding.

“We want everyone living in West Yorkshire to feel their Force represents them and we are striving to better represent all of our communities, so we welcome applicants from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds as we recruit new officers.

“That being said, the job will always go to the right candidate and will be based on merit. If you have the skills and experience required, then I would urge you to consider applying to join West Yorkshire Police.

“Being a police officer really is a job like no other and our Police Constable Degree Apprenticeships will prepare and train officers to deal with evolving serious and complex crime.

“As it’s a three-year Apprenticeship, it allows our new officers to specialise as they move through the degree and they can look towards being a Detective, a Roads Policing Officer or a specialist working in our Neighbourhoods teams.”

The recruitment window will open in July and you can now register your interest online to be notified when recruitment opens.

The first trainee officers will be appointed to the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme in April 2020.

The starting salary for officers on the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship is from £18,000, with incremental annual increases leading to a salary of £24,654 on successful completion of the programme and confirmation in role.

To become a police officer, you need to be 18 (at the time of application), have a level 3 qualification or equivalent or have experience as a PCSO or Special Constable, be able to pass a job-related fitness test, have no criminal convictions (minor offences will be considered on a case-by-case basis) and meet our attendance record.

A new Degree Holder Entry Programme will also open later this year to allow those who already hold a non-policing degree to complete a two-year learning programme to become a qualified police officer.

You can register your interest in applying now at:
https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/pc-registration-of-interest

Further information is available here: https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/jobs-volunteer/police-officers/police-officers

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

FREE Training on ‘Gambling Related Harm’

Citizens Advice Calderdale has received funding to provide free training about gambling-related harm to frontline workers (e.g. individuals who work within alcohol/substance misuse, mental health, housing, finance/welfare, safeguarding, social care, social work, social prescribing, adult and children services, community assets/services/centres) across Yorkshire, the Humber and North Lincolnshire.

The service is offering awareness (up to 1 hour) and training (1-3 hour) sessions. The awareness session is an introduction to gambling-related harm and the training session is more in-depth and focuses on how to spot the signs and symptoms associated with gambling-related harm.

For more information visit our website https://calderdalecab.org.uk/gambling/.

To enquire about arranging training sessions, please email Stephanie Bramley (stephanie.bramley@calderdalecab.org.uk) or telephone 01422 652250.