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NWCN E-bulletin 02 November 2017

 

1 Aviva Community Fund - Local groups need your votes!

2 Grant Aid Programme – Call for Applications 2017/2018

3 Love me Tender… 

4 SE100 Insight Event – Tuesday 7 November, Lombard House, Belfast

5 Upcoming Training with The CLEAR Project

6 FREE opportunity to take part in a pilot intergenerational blended learning course

7 Open Call for Peace IV project Connecting Communities

8 Groundwork Northern Ireland presents Leaders of Tomorrow Mentoring Programme 

9 Testimony event with Paddy Armstrong of The Gilford Four 

10 Get Into Hospitality & DJing with The Prince's Trust

11 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

12 HURT Level 5 Diploma in Substance Misuse Theory & Interventions 2017

13 Conflict resolution and mediation skills course

14 The Computer Technology Club

15 Do you want to have a say in an exciting new project happening in Derry/Londonderry?

16 Café Group Support Openings with Alzheimer's Society

17 Can you help NI Children's Hospice? Volunteer Entertainers required

18 Job Opportunities with The Playhouse

19 Job opportunities with First Housing Aid & Support Services

20 Celebrate Guru Nanak Gurpurab with The Indian Sikh Community

21 Concern Worldwide – We are holding an auction of ART

22 Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement returns from 7th - 18th November

23  Energy Of Light Disco with DJ Oliver 

24  New Year Splash With AWARE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1  Aviva Community Fund - Local groups need your votes!

 

Two local groups that we know of so far are seeking your votes, if you know of another group that would like to be included do please let us know!

  • Glenshane Care Association - Glenshane Care's Health Matters

This a health and wellbeing project to be based at Glenshane Care Centre which will primarily facilitate adults who have disabilities, plus their carers, to participate in various opportunities such as training, social and/or educational activities, which are related to all aspects of improved physical and mental health. The project also aims to engage the wider community through provision of activities which are inclusive, regardless of background and ability. 

 

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5416

 

  • R.E.A.C.H Across - S.T.A.I.R (Schools Together And Integ. Recreation)

The S.T.A.I.R Project (Schools Together and Integrated Recreation) is a chance for local schools to work together by planning, organising and hosting a shared Fun Day consisting of land and water activities. The project will promote a working collaboration between the community sector (REACH Across staff), education sector (teachers) and leadership teams within the respective schools, for the benefit of junior year groups (12 - 14yr olds).

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-5419 

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2 Grant Aid Programme – Call for Applications 2017/2018

  • Cultural Venues Fund 2018/2019
  • Headline Events (Formerly Tier 2 Festivals) Fund 2018/2019
  • Community Festivals Fund 2018/2019
  • Access Programme for Cultural Venues 2017/2018
  • Heritage Animation and Visitor Servicing Programme 2017/2018 & 2018/2019

Opening Date: Monday 30th October 2017 at 10:00am

Closing Date: Friday 24th November 2017 at 12 noon or Friday 8th December at 12 noon.

 

Grant Aid Information Workshops

These information workshops will provide an overview of the grant aid programmes and provide groups with an opportunity to gain further advice on specific applications, ideas and queries.

 

Date

Time

Venue

Thursday, 2nd November

10am

Foyle Arena – 2, Limavady Road, Derry/Londonderry (Coach Education Room)

Thursday, 2nd November

7pm

Foyle Arena – 2, Limavady Road, Derry/Londonderry (Coach Education Room)

Friday, 3rd November

10am

Guildhall, Green Room

Friday, 3rd November

3pm

Guildhall, Green Room

Monday, 6th November

10am

Strabane Community Library, Room 5, Railway Street

Monday, 6th November

7pm

Strabane Community Library, Room 5, Railway Street

For further information please visit: www.dcsdgrantaid.com

From Monday 30th October at 10:00am
 
Derry
C/o Council Offices, 98 Strand Road, Derry, BT48 7NN
 Strabane
C/o Council Offices, 47 Derry Road, Strabane, BT82 8DY

www.derrystrabane.com

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3   Love me Tender… 

 

An introduction to the secrets of successful tendering
 
Thursday 9 November 2017 – 2pm-5pm


Old Fire Station, Hawkin Street, Derry, BT48 6RE
Cost: Free Places are limited for this workshop and will be awarded on a first come first served basis.
 
Target Audience:
The workshop is aimed at SME/Micro enterprise owner-managers who wish to develop their skills and confidence in the field of identifying, preparing and winning public sector tenders.
 
Our Workshop Trainer:
Simon Devlin is founder and Managing Director of Full Circle Management Solutions Ltd one of Northern Ireland’s leading management consultancy practices.

Having previously worked in a number of senior management positions in industry, Simon has worked in the field of SME consultancy and advisory services for the last 20 years.  Over this time, he has worked with an estimated 10,000 SME owner-managers to assist them to identify and overcome barriers to growth.
 
One of Simon’s specific areas of expertise is in the field of tendering.  In recent years, Simon has worked with a multitude of clients to identify, target and exploit new tendering opportunities in Northern Ireland, ROI and GB in a wide range of sectors including professional services, construction of products, engineering products and IT.
 
Simon will share his practical experiences of tendering at the workshop.
 
Register online at:
www.derrystrabane.com/engage

Or email tara.nicholas@derrystrabane.com

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4 SE100 Insight Event – Tuesday 7 November, Lombard House, Belfast

 

Social Enterprise NI is delighted to have partnered with NatWest SE100 Social Business Club to bring you the first Insight event held in Belfast. As part of the SE100 support for the social enterprise sector you are invited to this half day event which will look at

  • Getting a Grip on Social Impact – understanding social value, and not getting in a pickle with it
  • Money Talks - managing your business finances, planning for investment, and reaching new markets
  • Building a Brilliant Board - when to have one, getting the right mix, and working with corporates.
  • Winning New Business 101 - an exploration into different revenue making opportunities for social enterprises from bid writing and going to tender to trading and direct sales, and thinking about business innovation strategies.

Speakers will be announced shortly, however whether you are a start-up or established social enterprise there is something in this session for all.  

It will be a great opportunity to meet with other likeminded organisations and to learn from this established source of social enterprise support.

 

Make sure to book your space by going to the following Eventbrite link  http://bit.ly/2y36frU

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5 Upcoming Training with The CLEAR Project

  • PHA Standards workshops 

The CLEAR Project, in conjunction with the Public Health Agency (PHA), invite you to attend a WORKSHOP on Referral Procedures Training followed by the opportunity for a one-to-one session on the Quality Standards for Promoting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention.

Wednesday 22nd November 2017
9.30am – 1.00pm (Registration from 9.15 am)
St Columb’s Park House

 

What is it?

  • Morning referral procedures workshop which will provide a framework for staff and volunteers within community and voluntary sectors to ensure early and appropriate referrals / sign-posting of service users occurs, efficient communication, co-ordination and collaboration and ensure understanding and expectation of the service provided.
  • The workshop will examine what is a referral, why refer, how to refer and how to receive a referral. A sample referral policy and referral form will be provided.
  • Followed by a practical one-to-one session which will help increase understanding of the standards and an opportunity to reflect on how your organisation has completed the standards worksheets and the evidence provided.  Booking is essential for one-to-one session.

Please find booking form at www.dhcni.com/clear.  Booking forms should be returned to clear@dhcni.com.  The Quality Standards for Promoting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention, can be downloaded from the PHA website http://bit.ly/MHstandards

 

  • Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Facilitated by Aware

People generally don’t know how to recognise mental health problems or know what help is available. This is a two-day programme which will provide you with the skills to provide initial support for someone with a mental health problem.

MHFA teaches participants;

  • how to recognise the symptoms of mental health problems
  • how to provide initial help
  • how to guide a person towards appropriate professional help

Benefits of the course

  • Clear and accurate information about mental illness
  • Improved skills in recognising mental health problems
  • Confidence in your ability to provide initial information & support

To someone with a mental illness

  • Increased understanding of your own mental health
  • Promote mental health literacy

Topics covered include:

  • What is meant by mental health / mental ill health?
  • Dealing with crisis situations such as suicidal behaviour, self-harm, panic attacks and acute psychotic behaviour
  • Recognising the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems
  • including depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and substance use disorders
  • Where and how to get help
  • Self-help strategies

Course 1

Date: Thurs 30th Nov & Thurs 7th Dec 2017
Venue: Vale Centre, Clooney Rd, Greysteel. BT47 3GE Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Light Lunch of Tea/Coffee & Sandwiches will be provided

Book your place on www.dhcni.com/training  

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6 FREE opportunity to take part in a pilot intergenerational blended learning course

 

Are you interested in bringing generations together? As part of the TOY+ Project, LGNI are offering a unique opportunity to participate in the pilot for the TOY (Together Young and Old) Course focusing on intergenerational engagement with children aged 0-10 years and older people.   

Spaces on this Course funded by the Erasmus+ programme are limited and on a first come first serves basis but please check the commitments of the course on http://www.toyproject.net/news/online-course-together-old-and-young-an-intergenerational-approach/

Please contact Vicki Titterington at LGNI if you would like to discuss further:

02891 813022 / vicki.titterington@bjf.org.uk

 

 

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 7 Open Call for Peace IV project Connecting Communities

 

The Bogside and Brandywell Initiative are seeking members to join a Steering Group for its Peace IV funded Connecting Communities programme.

 

The project will deliver a range programmes with a Cross Culture theme throughout. 

This project will explore aspects of different cultures and languages spoken by those who now call the North West their home. The project will provide programmes for those interested in learning about other ethnic minority cultures, showcasing the diverse nature of the North West.

Participation is welcome across the education, community and volunteer, sectors and beyond.

 

Deadline for applications: 12noon, 13/11/2017

 

For further detail and application form please see www.nwcn.org under Useful Downloads

 

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8 Groundwork Northern Ireland presents Leaders of Tomorrow Mentoring Programme

 

Are you over the age of 18 and living in Northern Ireland?
Are you interested in developing leadership skills and confidence?
 
Would you like the opportunity to be mentored by some of the most successful in Policing, Politics, Academia and Business?
 
We are seeking 40 women over the age of 18 from all over Northern Ireland to help support them to develop their leadership skills, confidence and understanding of political institutions and help enable them to identify what they offer their communities and the important role they play in the wider society across Northern Ireland.
 
For more information and to receive an application form:
Tel: 028 9074 9494
Or
Email:
info@groundworkni.co.uk

 
Child Care Costs and Travel Expenses will be paid

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 Testimony event with Paddy Armstrong of The Gilford Four 

 

Towards Understanding and Healing have organized a testimony event with Paddy Armstrong of the Guildford Four and Mary Elaine Tynan at Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership, Bishop Street, Derry-Londonderry-Doire.

Friday December 1st 2017, 7.30 pm

FREE tickets are available by contacting Amanda on  028 7126 1941 or by emailing 
amanda@holywelltrust.com 

 

 This event is made possible by the support of SEUPB Peace IV and DCSDC

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10 Get Into Hospitality & DJing with The Prince's Trust

 

Get Into Hospitality
Are you age 16 -24? Out of employment or training? Meet new people and learn new skills with our free programme!

  • Gain a C&G Level 2 Award in Food Safety and Customer Service
  • Complete a work placement
  • Doesn’t affect your benefits
  • Travel expenses paid on programme

Monday 13th November to Friday 1st December 2017
Taster: Tuesday 7th November

To find out more contact the Prince’s Trust on 07484901934 or email
christopher.mcdonagh@princes-trust.org.uk.


Get Started with DJing
Are you age 16 -24? Out of employment or training? Meet new people and learn new skills with our free programme!

  • Gain an OCN Qualification in DJing skills
  • Use CDJ’s and the best DJ software 
  • Doesn't affect your benefits and travel expenses paid on programme
  • Up to 3 months support after the programme 

Monday 20th November to Friday 24th November 2017
Taster: Thursday 16th November 2017

To find out more contact the Prince’s Trust on 07484901934 or email
christopher.mcdonagh@princes-trust.org.uk.

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11  Latest Offers from Salto Youth

 

New Media and NGOs

18 - 25 February 2018 | Turkey

With our project "New Media and NGOs", we want to popularize the opportunities of new media for youth workers and NGO any longer and raise awareness of 10 NGOs from 10 countries and 40 youth workers about hate speech.

Organizer: Pi Youth Association (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Bulgaria, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Turkey, United Kingdom

Application deadline (24h CET): 20 November 2017

See details

 

Power to You(th)

28 January - 2 February 2018 | Beaufort, Luxembourg

A training course for youth workers and youth leaders on how to support young people to become and feel empowered to positively contribute to society. We will explore how the Erasmus+ programme can help to do this.

Organizer: National Agency LU (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline (24h CET): 30 November 2017

See details

 

EYE Opener

9 - 14 February 2018 | De Glind, Netherlands

In this training course you will learn all the basics you need to organise and apply for a grant for youth exchanges in Erasmus+ youth in action. In this activity we focus on youth-adult pairing (1 adult leader + 1 or 2 youth, 15-18 years old).

Organizer: Erasmus+ Youth Netherlands (National Agency)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries

Application deadline (24h CET): 10 December 2017

See details

 

New Context Training for Trainers

5 - 11 March 2018 | Ommen, Netherlands

Doing trainings is a fascinating field, it creates fulfillment for you as a trainer and it can be significant for others in their learning. Here we are offering trainers the chance to bring their training skills to another level based on our experience.

Organizer: Olde Vechte Foundation (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

Application deadline (24h CET): 20 December 2017

See details

 

 

"Practicing Coaching & Mentoring" training

22 - 28 March 2018 | Ommen, Netherlands

The Practicing Coaching and Mentoring is designed with the aim of facilitating personal and professional growth for people who are involved or interested in coaching. This training is intended to help you to improve your abilities as a coach and a mentor.

Organizer: Olde Vechte Foundation (NGO/Others)

This activity is for participants from: Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

Application deadline (24h CET): 8 February 2018

See details

 

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Call for Trainers

Cherry on the Cake II - Call for 2 AUTHORS/WRITERS

Application deadline: 12th of November 2017

Online version                                         

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12 HURT Level 5 Diploma in Substance Misuse Theory & Interventions 2017

 

First Course of its kind in Northern Ireland!

 

Level 5 Diploma in Substance Misuse Theory & Interventions (SMTI)

The Course consists of 20 days training on either a 10 weekend basis or 35 weeks of 3.5 hours per week.

Approved at specialist training level by the National Couselling Society.

This course looks at the theory and practice of working with people presenting with substance misuse issues.

 

Limited Places available! 

Please email
dessie@hurtni.org.uk or phone HURT on 02871369696 for more information.

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13   Conflict resolution and mediation skills course

 

Accredited Conflict Management and Mediation Skills Workshop.

Northern Ireland Open College Network (Level 1 – 1 Credit)

 

Venue:  Clarendon Street Chambers, 67 Clarendon Street, Derry/Londonderry, BT 48 7ER.    

Dates:   28 November 2017

 Time     9.30am – 4.30pm

 Cost:    £100.00 (includes Sandwich Lunch, NIOCN registration fee and course workbook)         

 

Who for?

This course is designed for Solicitors, Police Officers, Social Workers, Probation Officers, Human Resource School Teachers, Good Relations Officers, Project Officers, Health Officers, Care Workers and facilitators who work in group settings

 

Workshop Aims

  • To introduce participants to the principles of Conflict Management and the use of Mediation as tool for resolving conflict.
  • Explain to participants that Mediation is a process, which helps people in dispute to have a difficult conversation with each other that enables them to work through their issues and hopefully reach an agreeable outcome.
  • To give participants an overview of the Learning Outcomes for the course and explain the Northern Ireland Open College Network Accreditation procedure.

Objectives

At the end of the Workshop the participants will be able to: -

  • Identify different ways people deal with conflict
  • Be aware of the skills of a mediator
  • Have an understanding of how mediation works in practice
  • Help disputing parties create their own agreements
  • Understand the advantages and disadvantages of co-mediation.

(This course may qualify for 5 CDP points under self-notification)

Please contact Michael Doherty for further information or to book:
Tel: 02871 365636 ex 229
Mob: 07714494258

Email: michael.doherty@mediateni.com

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14  The Computer Technology Club

 

I am presently offering courses to empower, enable and encourage the more mature people in our society to use technology without any restrictions or fear that come with not knowing what to do or say.

 

The courses would run for 4wks and can be arranged am, pm or in the evening. The length of time per class would be 1-2hrs  at a cost of £15 per class.

 

Please find below a brief description of the course content. This can be adapted to your clients and their requests.

 

I deliver these courses in a very informal manner and preferably in small numbers(6-10). This way everyone gets help when required and not waiting too long for the answers.

 

I can also deliver basic computer courses for tablets and laptops. With particular emphasis on Social Media and Online Shopping.

 

If you require any other information please do not hesitate to contact Diane on 07530829351 or email me at thecomputertechclub@gmail.com

 

Mobile Phone Technology - Course Content

 

Wk1 JARGON

What is Tarrif

  • Allowance
  • iCloud
  • Carrier
  • Wifi

Wk2 JARGON/ICONS/SHORTCUT KEYS

  • 3G/4G
  • Bluetooth
  • Mobile Data
  • Airplane Mode
  • Orientation
  • Night Shift

Wk3 ICONS/SHORTCUT KEYS

  • Security/Screen timeout
  • Clock /Alarm
  • Torch
  • Brightness Control
  • Apps/Social Media

Wk 4Review

  • Download Apps/Social Media
  • Online Shopping/banking
  • Paypal

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15 Do you want to have a say in an exciting new project happening in Derry/Londonderry?

 

When: Wednesday 8th November 10am - 12:30
Where: The Holywell Trust,
10-14 Bishop St, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 6PW

To RSVP: email leila@thesocialchangeagency.org

 

Marks and Spencer’s and the Social Change Agency want to hear from locals about what really matters to them. This is the start of a two year project by M&S who are trying to lend a helping hand to your community, but before they start, they need to hear about issues from locals: that’s where you come in.

 

Are you local to Derry/Londonderry? Do you have friends and family in Derry/Londonderry? What would you like to see change to enable the local community to be happier and healthier?

This is your chance to really be heard. Put aside 2.5 hours of your week, have your voice heard and be part of an exciting plan to help your neighbourhood.

To RSVP or if you have any questions, simply email: leila@thesocialchangeagency.org.

 

We are looking forward to meeting you and listening to what really matters in Derry/Londonderry.

  

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16 Café Group Support Openings with Alzheimer's Society

 

When: Alternative Tuesdays. Verbal Arts Centre Derry/Londonderry 1-3pm or Ballykelly 11am-1pm

 

Group Services inform, educate, support and provide structured activities for attendees in a relaxed group setting.

 

You will provide support to the Group Leader helping to set up the room, recording attendees, talking to people with dementia or carers of people with dementia, preparing and distributing refreshments and encouraging group participation.

 

No specific qualifications are needed and this role will suit you if you have an interest in supporting people with dementia, have good listening and communication skills, and enjoy meeting new people.

 

Interested?

If you would like to find out more about this or any of our volunteering opportunities please contact Rosario Mc Hugh, Volunteering Officer (rosario.mchugh@alzheimers.org.uk /028 71 384570) or visit our website at www.alzheimers.org.uk.

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17 Can you help NI Children's Hospice? Volunteer Entertainers required

 

The Mayor is hosting a Childrens party for NI Children's Hospice and we are looking for volunteer entertainers, including face painters, balloon modeling etc also local choirs or singers.  

It is being held on Sat 25th Nov from 1 to 3pm in the Great Hall in the Guildhall.

Our contact details are:
Mary O' Neill 02871 371882
Sheila Duffy   07855436294

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18 Job Opportunities with The Playhouse

 

The Playhouse is seeking the following staff positions for its Theatre Peace Building Project funded by EU Peace 4 that will work in partnership with Holywell Trust, Thomas D'Arcy Foundation and Queens University to programme a range of nationally/ internationally based theatre artists with significant experience of using arts activity in areas of conflict & post conflict / areas of social breakdown to promote understanding, healing and reconciliation within Northern Ireland / Border Counties. The project will use Theatre as a tool to explore truth recovery, peace building & community relations issues in a safe, accessible environment. The project will target those people and communities most affected by the conflict, including representatives from interface & segregated areas, historical atrocities and victims & survivors who were significantly involved/impacted upon.

 

The Playhouse invites applications for the positions of:

Project Administrator

Salary: £20,661 - £22,658 pa Pro Rata (40 hrs/wk), Hours: 20-30 hours/week
(2.5 Year Contract, end June 2020)

 

Project Coordinator: Local Projects

Salary: £25,951-£27,668 pa (40 hr/wk)
(2.5 Year Contract, end June 2020)

 

Project Coordinator: National/International Residencies

Salary: £25,951-£27,668 pa (40 hr/wk)
(2.5 Year Contract, end June 2020)

 

Job Specifications are available to download by clicking on the above job titles or clicking here www.derryplayhouse.co.uk/content/vacancies/27

 

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter, maximum two A4 sides outlining your suitability for the role to:

CEO, The Playhouse, Artillery Street, Derry/ Londonderry,
BT48 6RG Tel - (028) 71 268027
Or email your CV and cover letter to
Email:
info@derryplayhouse.co.uk 


Closing Date for Applications: Friday 17th November 2017
Interviews taking place from Friday 24th November 2017
The Playhouse is an Equal Opportunities Employer

 

A project supported by the European Union's PEACE IV Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

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19 Job opportunities with First Housing Aid & Support Services

 

First Housing Aid & Support Services (Registered Charity No: XR19886) 

Invite applicants for the positions of:

Employment Support Officer, (‘#WorkItOut’ Project), fixed term (3 Years) (Ref:  ESO.WIO.R1.01)

 

£19,478 per annum, 37 ½ hours per week, Derry/Londonderry 

 

First Housing Aid & Support Services supports individuals and families who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless.

 

The aim of the #WorkItOut Project, which has been funded for 3 years by the Big Lottery Fund under the Empowering Young People programme, is to give young people the ability to cope with challenges in their lives.

 

The Employment Support Officer will deliver an employment programme to hard to reach young people whilst working in partnership with Business in the Community.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to support young people that are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless to develop employability skills to enable employment opportunities.

 

Minimum Criteria (a Full Job Description and Personnel Specification is available with an application pack)

  • A minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths
  • A Relevant level 3 Qualification in careers/ essential skills/ employability areas
  • A current driving licence with access to a car. (Can be waived in the case of applicant whose disability prohibits driving, but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements).
  • Two years proven track record of working within a training/educational setting, working with young people with complex social issues
  • IT skills 

Closing date for completed applications is:  Friday, 10th November 2017 at 12 noon.
 
Interested candidates should contact for an application pack, quoting the appropriate Job Reference Number to:
 
Personnel Services, First Housing, 23 Bishop Street, Derry, BT48 6PR; Tel:  02871 266115
 
By e-mail:
karlaokane@first-housing.com;
Application packs can also be downloaded from
www.first-housing.com

 
It should be noted that criteria for this post might be enhanced to facilitate short listing.
 
First Housing operates a child protection and vulnerable adults policy.  AccessNI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.
 
We are an equal opportunities employer.


First Housing Aid & Support Services (Registered Charity No: XR19886)
Invite applicants for the positions of:

CASUAL ACCOMMODATION SUPPORT WORKER, OMAGH (Ref: BWAS/R17/01)

As and when required

 

Based in Ramona House Accommodation Project, Circular Road, Omagh

Salary:  £8.40 per hour (inclusive of rolled up holiday pay), as and when required

 

The post holder will be expected to provide cover in the absence of employed staff through rota shift cover in a residential setting providing a high level of support to vulnerable young people.

 

Minimum Criteria (a Full Job Description and Personal Specification is available with an application pack)

  • Minimum of three GCSE’s at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language
  • A relevant recognised qualification in health and social care or related field (Minimum NVQ level II or equivalent)
  • At least two years recent experience of working in an accommodation or community work setting providing a high level of support to men and women with alcohol addictions
  • IT skills

Interested candidates should e-mail for an application pack, quoting the appropriate job reference number to: karlaokane@first-housing.com

 

Application Forms can also be downloaded from www.first-housing.com

 

Please Note:  All recruitment correspondence for this position will be done through e-mail. Please provide a suitable e-mail address for correspondence and e-mail completed applications to karlaokane@first-housing.com

 

If you do not have an e-mail address, please contact Karla on 02871 266115

 

It should be noted that the criteria for this post may be enhanced to facilitate short listing.

 

Closing date for completed applications is:  Friday, 17th November 2017 at 12 noon.

 

First Housing operates a child protection and vulnerable adults policy, Access NI checks will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer 

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20 Celebrate Guru Nanak Gurpurab with The Indian Sikh Community

 

The Indian Sikh community are celebrating the Guru Nanak Dev Ji Gurpurab.(Birthday of the first Guru). Guru Nanak ji  (1469 – 1539) was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus. His birth is celebrated worldwide as Guru Nanak Gurpurab on 4th Nov.

Guru Nanak Devi Ji taught that every person is equal and should be treated equally. Sikhism teaches that Waheguru (God) created every being and is in everyone.
Because of this teaching Sikhs may not show prejudice against anyone.
Waheguru is formless and colourless, and the differences between humans do not make one person better than another. In the eyes of Waheguru, a kind act towards a human being is an act of worship towards Waheguru.

At the centre of Sikh teaching about equality is the langar (kitchen).
Every
gurdwara(Sikh Temple) has a langar where all people are welcome to a free meal regardless of their sex, colour or religion. Everyone eats together in the Langar. All the food is vegetarian so that no religious group is offended.

 

Guru Nanak Dev Ji established the langar because he rejected the caste system where people of different castes do not eat together. Guru Nanak Dev Ji wanted to stress the idea that everyone is equal. Everyone shares the tasks of preparation, cooking, serving and cleaning. This shows sewa - selfless service to the others in the sadhsangat (community), the gurdwara, and the world outside.

To mark the occasion there will be free Guru Nanak’s kitchen (Langar) at Guildhall Square on 3rd Nov from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm . All are invited to have a taste of Indian food.

For further details contact Paramjit singh Kular/ Dr Mukesh chugh on

jaspalkalsi98@gmail.com

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21 Concern Worldwide – We are holding an auction of ART
 
In The Playhouse, Artillery Street at 8pm on Thursday 7th December
 
We are raising money for the poorest of the poor – You can help is do this!
 
If you have a piece of art you would like to donate please leave it at the Concern Bookshop Ferryquay Street or phone 07894813724 and we will collect it.

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22 Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement returns from 7th - 18th November

Echo Echo Dance Studios, Magazine Street, Derry

Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement returns for its 5th edition from 7th-18th November with an outstanding programme of dance, movement and physical theatre performances including  members of Moldovan dance group ‘Voices’ leading a series of improvisations in city locations; acclaimed German children’s dance company Mini-a-Tour with their magical work,’ Fallen From the Moon’ for ages 4 and up;  Swedish company Lavadans  presenting a multi-media production addressing  the impact of war specifically on the lives and experiences of children;  Swiss company Junebug will return to Derry with their internationally acclaimed production ‘WICCA’  a celebration of Womanhood and the power of Gentleness; 4 piece band ‘This is How we Fly’ and Sean Nos dancer Sibeal Davitt and Irish step-dancer Kristyn Fontanella present a double bill of music and dance at Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin; festival also includes two evenings of Short Works by local and visiting artists created from the Festival Open Call.

Come and see some shows and join us for a packed programme of daily classes and workshops, artist talks,a concert by the fantastic, funky, flavoursome Velvet Alibi, Festival Symposium, and family friendly Dance Picnic!

Learn more:
www.echoechodance.com

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23  Energy Of Light Disco with DJ Oliver 

18+
A monthly disco for adults who are experience limited physical, sensory and or learning ability
 
£3 entry (Carers and parents free).
 
7-9pm
14th December 2017
 

www.derrystrabane.com/inclusion

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24 New Year Splash With AWARE

 

Monday 1 January 2018 - Register here 

Splash your way into the New Year with a dip or a paddle on Newcastle beach on Monday 1st January 2018* and help raise money for AWARE. After you complete your dip, a warm cup of delicious hot chocolate and fresh shortbread will be waiting for you in the beautiful Slieve Donard Resort and Spa. Places for the New Year Splash are limited to 150 people so book now to avoid disappointment.

 

BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN! 50 randomly selected participants will receive a One Day Spa pass for two which can be used at the Spa at the Culloden Hotel or the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa.**

 

Registration Fee: £10 per adult (over 16) which includes an AWARE t-shirt.

Minimum Fundraising: Participants should aim to raise around £55 sponsorship money.

Each £15 you raise could pay for one young person from Northern Ireland to receive an AWARE Mood Matters for Young People programme.

 

 *The time of the event will be dependent on the tide.**Passes will be issued on the day of the Splash and are valid from 1 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018.

 

For more information about this event, please contact the AWARE Fundraising Team on 028 9035 7820 or email fundraising@aware-ni.org