Volunteer with Sure Start Children’s Centres

Here are Sure Start Children’s Centres North Halifax Partnership we recognise that volunteers play an important part in helping us to provide a quality service, at the same time building a portfolio of work experience and qualifications.  This can then help when applying for paid work.

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What Sure Start Can offer you as a Volunteer:

◾A wide variety of Vacancies

◾Opportunity to develop new skills and gain experience in a work environment

◾A placement with regular supervisions, guidance and feedback

◾A professional working environment with well-developed policies and procedures

◾In house training if appropriate

◾Paid expenses if necessary

◾References for future employment

 

Other reasons why you might want to volunteer:

◾Advice & guidance

◾Keeping you active

◾Improving your community

◾Making friends

 

What we ask from you as a Volunteer:

◾Regular attendance and commitment to appointed role

◾Actively promote Children’s Centres values

◾Be respectful, honest, professional and polite

 

The next Volunteering course will take place:

Friday 24th September 10:00am – 12:00pm & Friday 1st October 10:00am – 12:00pm (you will need to attend both sessions)

 

If you would like to attend the next course please click on the link https://bc.formstack.com/forms/form_1__fsform3525422_copy to complete the application form, if you would like further information please call 01422 251090

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

Previous applicants need not apply

For an application pack please visit our work related website NHPworksupport Or www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk

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

Closing date for applications is Friday 20th August 2021 at 12 noon

Interviews will be held on the 6th September 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  Kim.Connell@nhpltd.org.uk

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

More information about NHP is at https://northhalifaxpartnership.org/

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

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.

Workforce and Strategic Support Officer – North Halifax Partnership Ltd 

 30 hours per week
£20,108 per annum based on 30 hours per week
Permanent Post 

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; Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative help people into employment and training, provide youth activity and diversionary projects and deliver activities that make the community safer, cleaner, greener and more cohesive. 

We are looking to appoint an individual with the following essential characteristics: 

  • Ability to analyse and evaluate statistical information, paying attention to accuracy and detail 
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively to develop new ideas and have the vision to take the charity forward 
  • Proven experience in developing quality services and leading on quality assurance of services 
  • Experience in planning for work force development and procuring training courses 
  • Experience of delivering training to others 
  • Experience of writing and reviewing organisational policies and supporting with embedding them into practice 
  • Demonstrable paid experience in working at a strategic level in supporting organisational development 
  • Demonstrable Knowledge and understanding of social policy, regeneration and community development. 
  • Knowledge of charities legislation 

For an application pack please visit our website Northhalifaxpartnershipworksupport 

Or www.surestartchildrenscentresnhp.org.uk 

Please email completed applications to recruitment@nhpltd.org.uk 

For more information about this role, please contact Tina Burke on 01422 251090 

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 5th July 2021 

Interviews will be held w/c 12th July 2021 

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

Outcome of Covid Hub Pop Up event at Illingworth Sports and Social Club

The Covid hub Pop up Event was held on Sunday 6 June 2021 at Illingworth Sports and Social Club Keighley Road Illingworth

With NHP Staff and partners from Bus Oasis and Covid champions (www.communityresponsecalderdale.org.uk)

On the day we Spoke to 60 people about the key message around Covid

  • Signed one up for vaccine
  • Spoke to 4 people about becoming Covid champions
  • Gave out one demo on LFT
  • Encouraged weekly testing
  • General Covid info
  • Feedback on surge testing suggestions if to be held in the North Halifax area could be  local supermarket car parks like Morrisons
  • Some people felt that mobile testing would be good if an option
  • Most people have had both jabs now

Community Thank You 2021 : All the Messages

Our Community Thank You project was set up so individuals could express gratitude towards someone who has provided them with assistance and made a positive impact to their daily lives.

It was set up during the Covid-19 pandemic, to highlight the great contribution of volunteers and to offer thanks where due. It has been a delight reading your messages and being able to pass them on!

At the end of this years Volunteer’s Week (1-7th June 2021), as we close this project, we list all the Thank you notes we have received for 2021 and finish with a thank you from us all:

To each of you who have contributed a thank you note and especially those of you who have given your time to benefit somebody else: A great big thank you.

The Community Thank You page will not accept any more contributions. If however you wish to pass thank you messages, feel free to contact us either via telephone or email and we shall do our best to pass these on!

Read the Community 2020 Thank You Notes here

 

Thank You Notes for 2021

From: Karen To: Grayham Smith
For being a Star !!!! making me laugh out loud on a wet miserable Monday morning

From Drew Sinclair To: Katrina and Mark Atkins
For being amazing helping friends and neighbours with shopping, medication and hospital appointments. Throughout the whole pandemic they have put others before themselves and been a shining light at the end of a very dark tunnel

From The Friday Flyer team To: Drew Sinclair
For letting us know the ‘Thank You’ page was a little sleepy so we could bring it back up!

From: Zain Ghani To: Rachel Swaby & Vicky McGhee
I want to say thank you for being great managers, for being very helpful and supportive and for the Staying Well and Wider NHP Teams to have some great people to work alongside with.

From: Georgia To: The council’s recycling team of HX1
Many thanks for your unfaltering support, especially during these tough times. I know collections have been missed but you have done your utmost to be there and even resumed missed collections on weekends. Once I asked you in person for replacement bags, you gave me two. You always go above and beyond to collect everything, always with a pleasant manner. Thank you.


From: The North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners.
To: NHP Day Care staff and support staff
Thank you for all your work over the past 12 months. Your front line service to local families has ensured that key workers have been able to continue to work and that children have been supported to continue their education and development in nursery and at home with home learning packs and many online story times and activities. You are heroes! Thank You!


From: The North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: North Halifax Housing Officers
Thank you for your front line service to local residents over the past 12 months. Your ongoing work thorough the pandemic has ensured that local people have continued to feel a trusted presence in the community during the most difficult year for everyone. Thank you also for sharing feedback with the North Covid engagement partnership, and your continued support of the Safer Cleaner Greener Partnership. You are stars!

From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: The NHP Staying Well Team
You are amazing! Thank you for all your work over the last 12 months. Your development in response to the pandemic, your front-line work and your regular communications have ensured that Staying Well has been a positive and trusted presence in the community, and an valuable service to the most vulnerable and isolated.

From: The North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: Kate Horne, Jess March and Catherine Bann
Thank you for your support of the North Halifax Engagement Hub. Your help and advice has ensured that as local partners we have felt informed and able to make a difference locally during one of the most difficult years we have ever known.


From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: Sharon Longman
Thank you for supporting the North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partnership over this last 12 months. As a trusted community member you bring community insight and practicality to the engagement work. You are always happy to help where you can and get involved, whether that’s Covid Hub, Safer Cleaner Greener partnership or making events like Women’s Day a success! THANK YOU!

From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners
To: Paula Prosser
Thank you for supporting the North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partnership over this last 12 months. As a trusted community member you bring community insight and practicality to the engagement work. You are always happy to help where you can and get involved, whether that’s Covid Hub or making online events like Women’s Day a success! THANK YOU!


From: North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub partners.
To: Newground Together Youth Work Team
Thank you for the services you have provided to young people, the community, and your contribution the the North Halifax Covid Engagement Hub, over the past 12 months. Your front-line work during the pandemic and regular engagement with young people has ensured a positive and trusted presence in the community. You are amazing!


From: Joan To: Lynne Caldwell
Thank you for your support in the Paddock Community Garden.
Also for helping deliver the bags for the Friends of Beechwood Park

From: Calderdale PCNs’ Personalised Care Team
To: Covid Vaccine Volunteers & Covid shielding support volunteers
The rapid response of the community in supporting people with shopping, staying safe and feeling less lonely during the pandemic has been a beacon of hope. Also a big thank you to those that have helped the vaccine programme run as smoothly as possible.