NWCN E-bulletin 08 January 2020

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1 Upcoming with NWCN
Applications welcome for next round of BCPP Funding
Steps To Healing Conference
Parental Alienation United As One Conference 2020
Sharing Communities~Caring Communities Project - Let's Talk About Sex!
Intergenerational Trauma course
Building Resilience, Self-care and Compassion in your organisation
Waterside Women's Centre January 2020 brochure
Launching your business online workshop
10 Latest Offers from Salto Youth
11 We Are Now Recruiting For The Exploring Enterprise Programme
12 Western LCG Vacancies
13 Foyle Hospice Job Vacancies
14 Upcoming Events Foyle JBO
15 Public Appointment Competition - NI Water Chair 
16 Documentary Film Tender - The Playhouse 
17 Burns Event - Date for your Diary - Tuesday 21st January 2020
18 Anne Tracey Family & Friends - A Holywell Trust Fundraiser
19 Festival of Music & Song in remembrance of Maisie Crawford BEM
20 New UPCYCLING and CROCHET classes for 2020!
21 Pin Boards for hire
22 Void Engage January Events

1 Upcoming with NWCN

  • Basic Finance for Small Charities

14 January 2020 
5:00pm to 7:30pm
Holywell Diverse City Community Partnership

A free practical workshop for treasurers, or those that keep the financial records, of small charities to help them establish appropriate financial systems to keep their organisation safe.

Good financial management is an integral part of ensuring good governance as it not only helps charity trustees to fulfil their legal duties but also helps to protect the charity from mismanagement of funds.  Having robust financial procedures in place will help to improve organisational capacity and effectiveness.

The focus of this workshop will be on basic record keeping and financial management including setting up and maintaining the books (income and expenditure ledger, petty cash); cash handling, understanding charity funds (restricted and unrestricted) and accounts and the role of the treasurer. 

As we’re expecting a lot of demand for this training, we’re limiting places to one per organisation in the first instance and holding a waiting list for other interested members of the organisation. Please note that refreshments will be available from 4.45PM

Funded by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland and delivered in association with North West Community Network. 

Register here: 


  • Building Cyber Resilience for Small Organisations

22 January 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Holywell Diverse City Community Partnership

This session will take a practical approach to help trustees and personnel in voluntary and community organisations to build cyber resilience. NICVA has teamed up with industry experts to provide this tailored cyber security session that will focus on the particular challenges that face small voluntary and community organisations.

The session will include:

  • An overview of current cyber threats
  • Appropriate risk assessment practices
  • Practical, low cost, risk-mitigation controls 
  • Signposting to resources and further guidance for boards, staff and volunteers

As our ability to harness technology and digital services for voluntary and community activity grows, so too does the challenge of keeping our organisations safe from cyber fraud and data breaches.

Ensuring that organisations have the resilience to face threats from malicious and indiscriminate cyber-attacks is now imperative for boards and personnel in all sectors.   

Email fraud, ransomware attacks and data breaches are risks for all organisations regardless of size or sector. Local playgroups or sports clubs through to international household name charities are all vulnerable. Ensuring that we keep information about the people we work with secure is a top priority. In addition, preventing fraud and complying with regulatory requirements such as GDPR are key organisational governance issues.

Charities and voluntary organisations have an added challenge in terms of the tendency for being open and transparent about activities and finances, holding sensitive personal data, managing organisations with limited resources and an expectation to focus resources on front line services rather than back office services.

Improve your awareness of cyber security threats and help your organisation improve its cyber resilience. Please note that refreshments will be available from 5.45PM.

Funded by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland and delivered in association with North West Community Network. 

Register here: 

2  Applications welcome for next round of BCPP Funding

The closing dates for the next round of BCPP funding are below. You can find out more about the funding criteria here

Closing Dates:
Level 1: 20th February 2020
Level 2: 26 March 2020

If you have an idea for a project and would like some support, please give a member of the BCPP team a call on 028 3026 4606. If you need some inspiration, you can read about some of our previous projects here


  Steps To Healing Conference

Valued Voices presents: Steps To Healing
A two-day interactive & experiential conference

Friday 28 Feb. 2020, 10am to 5pm
Saturday 29 Feb. 2020, 10am to 4pm

Facilitated by Fiona Bell, Anne Tracey and Shauna Quigley

Fiona is a dreamworker and intuitive artist with broad clinical experience as a healthcare professional. Passionate about the therapeutic value of the creative arts, Fiona is a member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams.

Shauna is the Founder and Director of Wellnessseeker, an online school offering a variety of programmes, aimed at supporting mental and emotional difficulties. She has pioneered a healing programme called 'the Clearing Method', a unique process of therapy that guides participants to uncover core wounds and heal at the source of suffering.

Anne is a practising counselling psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council and the Psychological Society of Ireland. For the past 20 years she was a lecturer in the School of Psychology at Ulster University, Magee and recently completed 26 years with Cruse Bereavement Care as a counsellor, trainer, supervisor and committee member.

Places are limited and participants are kindly asked to commit to both days of this conference. Please call Kirstie on 02871 261941 or email 
to book your place.


4 Parental Alienation United As One Conference 2020

La Dolce Vita Project in association with Parental Alienation Europe will be hosting "Parental Alienation United As One Conferences", on 21st April 2020 in Croke Park Dublin and in The City Hotel, Derry/Londonderry 23rd April 2020.

International guest speakers include:
Dr Demosthenes Lorandos: PhD, Forensic Psychologist, member of California, Michigan and New York State bars and member of the Supreme Courts of the United States. 

Professor William Bernet: Graduate of Harvard Medical School. Expert in Forensic Psychiatry. Dr Bernet, evaluates adults, children, and families involved in legal situations, both civil and criminal. 

Dr Steve Millar: A Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical. M. D in Psychology and Medicine from Brown University. Dr Steve Millar is an International expert on estrangement and parental alienation with a particular focus on differentiating between the two. 

Bachelor of Education (Hons). Masters in Development and Co-Production of Social Care Research candidate. Leadership in Parental Alienation Certified. Family Mediator. Independent Parent Advocate.

Mairead Stewart: has studied the effects of parental separation, high-conflict and parent-child relationship breakdown on children of divorce and separation as part of her Masters Course in the Development and Co-Production of Health and Social Care Research. 

Rory O’Connor PhD CPsychol AFBPsS FAcSS, a native of Derry, is Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, a Past President of the International Academy of Suicide Research and a current Vice President of the International Association for Suicide Prevention. 

Brian O Sullivan (PAE) A Consultant Systemic (Family) Psychotherapist. .Brian has developed two M.Sc. programs, in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, and in Family Therapy both validated by Middlesex University in London. His primary undergraduate award is in Emergency Medical Science. 

Brendan Guildea: Brendan was called to the Irish bar in 2011 and has developed a specialized practice in high-conflict child access cases, acting for both custodial and non-custodial parents. 

Caroline Langley B.L: A world expert in family law. With nearly three decades of experience, she is a pre-eminent specialist in international family law with a focus on parental alienation, the Hague Convention. She has worked with the US Department of States, the US Citizens Service, foreign governments and inter-pol.

Tickets: £150 per person
Group booking for 10 or more people available.

Ticket Link: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/ladolcevitaproject/297479?fbclid=IwAR1nEZ4jJwXsmO4muH61dPE5BO6coVkrsPmmtdmaK0ajXW2LVwzD5sj5194

Invoice payment: Tel Cindy Mc Cafferty (Mon and Tues Only between 9.30 - 5pm)
Telephone 028 7137 7272 for more details.


5 Sharing Communities~Caring Communities Project - Let's Talk About Sex!

GUEST SPEAKER: Ann Linstrom - Western Health and Social Care Trust

Thursday 6 February 2020
6.30 - 8.30 pm
The Junction, Holywell Trust, 
8 - 14 Bishop Street, Derry - Londonderry

People over 50 are a growing population whose sexual health needs are often ignored because of the myth that people over 50 no longer have sex. Many people over 50 are still sexually active. 

Plus, the divorce rate in people over 50 is rising, which means that more people are single and back out there dating. 

This information evening will be of great interest to you and will concentrate on:-

  • Exploring your relationship or starting a new one
  • Looking after your sexual health
  • Health issues related to sexual well-being
  • Illness and your sex life
  • Social Media and dating
  • How to get help and advice if you need it

We would like to invite women’s groups and individuals from various communities to participate.  This is an excellent opportunity to help women raise awareness and break down the barriers of this conventionally 'taboo' topic.

If you wish to book a place on the event please contact:
tracyfwin1@gmail.com or Telephone: 028 7126 1941



6 Intergenerational Trauma course

WAVE Trauma Centre will be running an Intergenerational Trauma course (Derry Londonderry branch) [OLE2835]

It will consist of 4 weekly sessions on Tuesdays 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, starting 21 January 2020

This course is designed to meet the needs of individuals who wish to gain a greater understanding of intergenerational trauma. The course will explore the development and impact of intergenerational trauma, especially within the context of post-conflict societies.

Venue is at WAVE offices, 2nd Floor, 25-30 The Diamond, Derry/Londonderry, BT48, 6HP 

10 CATS Points (Level 1) 

(no concession)

Full price: £125.00 

Concession: The concession rate is available for those who are in receipt of State Benefits (including pension), or are full-time students, part or full-time Queen’s students or are members of University staff holding a valid staff card.

Please contact Denise on 028 90779922 or e-mail at trauma.education@wavetrauma.org for further information. You need to register yourself on Queen's University website.

 7 Building Resilience, Self-care and Compassion in your organisation

The CLEAR Project, in conjunction with the Public Health Agency (PHA) invite community and voluntary groups to attend a workshop on ‘Building Resilience, Self-Care and Compassion in your organisation’.

What is it?

  • Professional quality of life is the quality one feels in relation to their work as a helper. Both the positive and negative aspects of doing your work influence your professional quality of life. 
  • “The expectation that we can be immersed in suffering and loss daily and not be touched by it is as unrealistic as expecting to be able to walk through the water without getting wet.” Remen 
  • Understanding the positive and negative aspects of helping those who experience trauma and suffering can improve your ability to help them and your ability to keep your own balance.

When / where?
All workshops run from 10am – 1pm (Registration from 9.45 am)


 Venue, Location & Eventbrite Link to Register

Friday 17th January 

St Columb’s Park House,

4 Limavady Rd, Derry~Londonderry, BT47 6JY


Friday 7th February

Legal Island,

5 Steeple Rd, Antrim, BT41 1BH


Friday 28th February

The Junction,

12 Beechvalley Way, Dungannon, BT70 1BS


Thursday 12th March

Farset International,

466 Springfield Road, Belfast, BT12 7DW


Friday 20th March

Lisburn Enterprise Organisation,

6 Enterprise Crescent, Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 2BP


This 3-hour workshop aims to: 

  1. Define compassion fatigue v’s compassion satisfaction
  2. Describe the importance of practicing self-care
  3. Identify ways in which you can practice self-care
  4. Introduce strategies to build resilience and compassion personally and within your organisation

Facilitated by Marie Dunne and Judy Mills (Resilio)


  • The PHA quality standards for services promoting mental and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention, under employment and volunteering structures, outline that clear support and supervision arrangements are in place. What this might mean in practice is the organisational ethos of promoting mental health and wellbeing of staff and volunteers.
  • The standards also promote self-care which is about individuals taking responsibility for their own physical as well as mental and emotional wellbeing, and involves individuals being mindful of their own health, self and happiness.

To register for any of the Building Resilience, Self-care and Compassion in your organisation workshops please see Eventbrite details above
Note: The PHA quality standards for services promoting mental and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention can be downloaded from 

In the afternoon, following the workshops, there is an opportunity for a one-to-one session on the standards. This session will help you to reflect on how your organisation has completed the standards worksheets and the evidence provided. 

Booking is essential for the one-to-one sessions.
See our website for full details 


8 Waterside Women's Centre January 2020 brochure

Please see below for the Waterside Women's Centre Course brochure listing all the programmes we have starting in January 2020

January 2020 brochure

This includes lots of exciting programmes such as: Time For Mum And BabyLiving Life To The FullShaping Ourselves & Our ChildrenFeeling Better about your life and yourselfSelf Esteem And Confidence Building
 plus lots more.


9  Launching your business online workshop

As part of our 'Better Business' Series of workshops, Enterprise NW are running another masterclass: Basics to Launching your business online.

Thursday 23rd January 2020
6.30pm - 8.30pm
North West Business Complex, Beraghmore Rd, Skeoge Industrial Park

Get to grip with the basics of bringing your business online. Unlock the mysteries of web hosting and domains, wrap your head around platforms such as WordPress and Shopify and understand shipping, legal requirements and plugins.

Follow the links below to reserve your ticket:





10 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

Recognise It! - Develop strategies for recognition of youth work!
30 March - 5 April 2020 | Berlin, Germany
A 5-day training course that will bring together the representatives of NGOs and local youth officers to develop strategies to foster recognition of youth work and non-formal learning at national and municipal level.
Organizer: SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Southern Mediterranean countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 13 January 2020

See details
Step into Strategic Partnerships on Inclusion within Erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION
1 - 7 March 2020 | Berlin, Germany
This training course aims to support people dealing with youth with di(vers)abilities to increase competences in developing quality Strategic Partnerships in innovation or exchange of good practice in the youth field within Erasmus+ YOUTH IN ACTION.
Organizer: JUGEND für Europa (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 17 January 2020

See details
Citizenship Reloaded: digital citizenship (and tools) for a new European citizenship
16 - 21 March 2020 | TBD, Italy
This course aims at raising awareness, exercising skills and promoting tools related to digital spaces, online communities and the respective cultures. How can these tools be used to contrast phenomena like brainwashing, hate speech and extremism?
Organizer: Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani ANG (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 19 January 2020

See details
Europe talks about Solidarity
12 - 14 March 2020 | Vienna, Austria
The conference “Europe talks about Solidarity” will offer a space for conceptual debates around the understanding of solidarity in Europe. The event will bring together experts that will challenge the understanding of solidarity in the youth sector.
Organizer: European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 20 January 2020

See details
Training for Trainers
25 February - 2 March 2020 | Olde Vechte Foundation, Ommen, Netherlands
Training for Trainers is a 7-day international course for trainers experienced in the youth field and it's build upon 4 elements: provocative training, unique method of training design, somatic aspects of trainership and contextual learning.
Organizer: Olde Vechte Foundation (Youth NGO)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 21 January 2020

See details
NEW DEADLINE “One 2 One” – supporting learning face-to-face
23 - 29 March 2020 | Hattingen, Germany
The main aim of this training course is to empower and equip youth workers with the competences needed to work in a One 2 One relationship with young people in order to support their learning and development processes.
Organizer: SALTO Training & Cooperation Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 31 January 2020

See details
Go Green for your Community!
3 - 5 April 2020 | United Kingdom
A funded 2-day training for 18-30 year old's to grow your greener community idea!
Organizer: UK National Agency (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Ireland, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 31 January 2020

See details
Partnering Fair, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Youth Projects
1 April 2020 | Online, Belgium - FR
This partnering fair has been organised to bring together youth organisations seeking partners for Transnational Exchange Projects (TEPs) within the Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange initiative.
Organizer: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Initiative (Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Southern Mediterranean countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 16 February 2020

See details
Let's go civic! Youth Exchanges for Civic Engagement
11 - 15 May 2020 | Bonn, Germany
A training aimed at making civic education an integral part of your youth work and youth exchanges.
Organizer: Jugend für Europa (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 15 March 2020

See details
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Training for Youth Organisations (Summer)
1 June - 11 July 2020 | Online / Virtual, Belgium - FR
This training programme provides an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.
Organizer: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Southern Mediterranean countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 17 April 2020

See details
Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Training for Youth Organisations (Autumn)
13 September - 24 October 2020 | Online / Virtual, Belgium - FR
This training programme provides an introduction to Transnational Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange Projects through a learning-by-doing approach.
Organizer: Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange (Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Southern Mediterranean countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 30 July 2020

See details
Call for Trainers
Inclusion & Diversity Forum
SALTO Inclusion & Diversity Resource Centre is looking for 3 Facilitators
Application deadline: 8 January 2020 23:59 CET

Online version
Mobility Taster in Russian language for Inclusion organisations new to Erasmus+
SALTO EECA and SALTO Inclusion is looking for 1 Russian speaking trainer to work alongside one of the trainers from the “Mobility Taster” pool. 
Application deadline: 19/01/2020
Online version


11 We Are Now Recruiting For The Exploring Enterprise Programme

Are you over 16? Would you like help and advice in gaining employment or even the confidence to start your own business?

This could be the Programme which will help you gain the know how to take the steps you need!

Exploring Enterprise4 Programme is an initiative which helps support those who are unemployed, in education or training and who would like to change their career path.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Aged 16 or over
  • Unemployed or working less than 16 hrs per week
  • In education or training
  • Available to commit to the programmes’ training days

Please note that places are limited – contact us today on 028 71352693 or email Veronica at clients@enterprisenw.com


12 Western LCG Vacancies

There are two vacancies for representatives of community and voluntary organisations currently available with the Western Local Commissioning Group

The closing date is Friday 17 January and you can get an application pack and more information from Helena Doherty (

Other information can be found: 


13  Foyle Hospice Job Vacancies

Director of Income Generation and Communications

Salary: Agenda for Change Band 8b
Contract Type: Permanent Contract
Responsible to: Chief Executive 

Foyle Hospice launched its three years Strategic Plan in 2018. Having set out a number of ambitious key priorities and objectives to develop and expand our services, we are now seeking to recruit a new Director of Income Generation and Communications.

As we embark on a period of challenges and change within the hospice sector, this postholder will have ultimate responsibility in developing a fundraising strategy and managing a team which will grow income to ensure sustainable service delivery and support for our patients and families, whilst also ensuring promotion of Foyle Hospice, by raising its profile as the lead provider of hospice and palliative care services across the North West and further afield.

This post offers a real opportunity for the successful high calibre candidate to have a direct, tangible impact on the organisation by strengthening and increasing support, expanding our income streams and improving awareness of the organisation – helping us to continue to provide much-needed care to the thousands of local people living with or affected by life-limiting illnesses.

The Director of Income Generation and Communications will work closely with the Senior Management Team to support Foyle Hospice’s clinical work as well as leading their own team to develop relationships both internally and externally and deliver a diverse mix of income streams (existing income streams and new opportunities) including Individuals Giving, Legacies and Community, Corporates, Trusts, Foundations and Major Donors.

They should also be innovative in terms of how Foyle Hospice can better utilise and embrace new technologies, create long term sustainable partnerships and explore new methodologies to capture the imagination of local people to get involved with their local hospice.

If you want to be part of an established and successful organisation and have the ambition to help drive our strategy and changing environment, please get in touch.

The successful post-holder will also enjoy a range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement and contributory pension scheme.

Your completed application should be returned no later than 12 noon on Friday 17th January 2020 and must include the following:

  1. Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

  2. Support statement outlining how and to what extend you meet the essential and

    any desirable criteria (no more than 2 A4 pages).

  3. Curriculum Vitae

Foyle Hospice aims to be an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from anyone irrespective of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, political opinion or race.

Interviews for this position are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 28th January 2020

We have vacancies in our busy Administration and Fundraising Departments for:

HR Assistant (Agenda for Change, Band 3)
22.5 hours per week 
2 year fixed term contract
The successful candidate will have the following:

  • A minimum of 2 year’s office experience
  • Experience in HR administration including recruitment
  • Experience in using a HR system
  • 3 GCSE’s at Grade C or above (including Maths and English)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
Interviews for this post will be held on the 29th January

Accounts Assistant (Agenda for Change, Band 2)
7.5 hours per week
2 year fixed term contract
The successful candidate will have the following:
  • A minimum of six months accounts experience
  • 3 GCSE’s at Grade C or above (including Maths and English)
  • Sage 50 Accounts Stage 1
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
Interviews for this post will be held on the 27th January

Donor Care Administrator, Fundraising Department
37.5 hours per week (Band 3, Agenda for Change) 
37.5 hours per week
Temporary for 10 months (maternity cover)
The successful candidate will have the following
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in a busy office environment
  • A minimum of 3 GCSE’s at grade C or above (including English and Maths)
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office packages (including Word, Excel and Outlook)
Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to be flexible in work and hours

Interviews for this post will take place on the 24th January 

For an application pack or further details on any of the above posts please contact:
Rachael Osbourne, HR Department, Foyle Hospice, 61 Culmore Road
Derry/Londonderry, BT48 8JE
Telephone: 028 71 351010
You may also download relevant documentation from our website www.foylehospice.com

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications for all posts is
Friday 17th January at 5.00pm.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer


14  Upcoming Events Foyle JBO

Please see below list of upcoming events in Foyle Jobs & Benefits Office;

1.        There will be a  Call Centre Recruitment Event in Foyle JBO on Wednesday 15th January from 1pm-3pm.

Employers who have agreed to participate so far are AXA, Firstsource, Sensee, Concentrix, Bluebox Broadband & Budget Energy.

The opportunities will be mainly Customer Service roles.

If you or anyone you know is interested please call in to find out more about the vacancies on offer.

Dress as you would for an interview and bring a copy of your CV

Prior to the event there will be Careers Service Mock Interviews taking place in Foyle Jobs & Benefits Office on Monday 6th January. These one-to-one mock interviews to help prepare anyone interested in applying for vacancies at the Call Centre Recruitment Event on Wednesday 15th January.

The one-to-one mock interviews will be approx. 30 minutes long. 

This is a great opportunity to help prepare for job interviews for Customer Service roles

Please contact the Employer Advisers if interested.


2. SmartSave Utilities will be in Foyle Jobs & Benefits Office on Monday 6th January for a “Meet the Employer” event from 10am-12pm

The employer has vacancies for local Field Sales Representatives.

This is a great opportunity to chat to the employer directly to find out more and possibly apply  

3. Representatives from the Team programme plan to be in Foyle Jobs & Benefits Office on Tuesday 7th January from 10am-12pm promoting their 12 week programme staring 13th January aimed at under 25s who are currently not in work, education or training. 

If you or someone you know is interested in participating call in to have a chat

4.   Total Security Services (TSS) are recruiting locally. The employer has arranged to come into Foyle Jobs & Benefits Office on Thursday 9th January 10am-12pm to conduct interviews with anyone who is interested in applying. 

The employer has asked that anyone attending should bring the documents required.  The employer also asks that applicants fill in the application form prior to the interview. 

There is a direct link for the application form for local vacancies; https://careers.totalsecurity.co.uk/TSS/DuplicateCheck.aspx?ref=610

Pay Rate for Derry/Londonderry: £8.85P/h
Security Badge Required: Yes
Vacancy/Role: Retail Security Officer

The employer needs the vacancies to be filled urgently so if you know of anyone interested who meets the criteria below please ask them to visit the link below to apply and individual interviews can be set up in the meantime


15  Public Appointment Competition - NI Water Chair 

The Department for Infrastructure is recruiting a Chair to the Board of Northern Ireland Water (NIW).

The appointment will be effective from 1 April 2020 and will run for a period of four years. All relevant documentation including an application form are available to download: https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/publications/launch-recruitment-competition-chair-northern-ireland-water-2020

Closing Date
The deadline for receipt of applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 31 January 2020.  Late applications will not be accepted.

Applications will be welcomed from all sections of the community.  Women, younger people, people with disabilities and people from ethnic minority communities are currently under-represented on DfI Boards. Applications from members of these groups would be particularly welcome. 


16  Documentary Film Tender - The Playhouse 

The Playhouse is seeking tender applications for the filming and editing of two documentary films charting the process of developing and presenting their two Theatre and Peace Building Academy theatre productions in Northern Ireland during Jan - April 2020. Those interested may tender to complete one, or both documentary films. The content will include pre, during and post production footage, including interviews with the director and performers at various stages in the process, rehearsals, performance footage, and post-performance workshops with audiences. Full details of the tender is available at www.derryplayhouse.co.uk/content/tenders/83.

A copy of the completed tender should be submitted to Elaine Forde, Theatre & Peace Building Project Manager, The Playhouse, 5 - 7 Artillery Street, Derry.Londonderry, Northern Ireland, T: +44 (0) 28 7126 8027, E: elaine@derryplayhouse.co.ukCompleted tenders should arrive no later than Wednesday, January 22 at 5pm. 

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


17  Burns Event - Date for your Diary - Tuesday 21st January 2020

Wednesday 25th January is ‘Burn’s Night’ - a famous night in Scottish and Ulster Scots Culture. To mark the occasion Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Good Relations team are offering a free lunchtime event on Tuesday 21st Jan 2020.

Date:               Tuesday 21st January 2020
Time:              11am - Lunch
Venue:            Derg Valley Leisure Centre, Castlederg
Cost:               Free (includes ‘Neeps, Tatties and Haggis’ lunch)

An entertaining showcase of Burns and Ulster Scots culture through food, dance, music and of course, Burns poetry. Watch out for the haggis in case it tries to escape. Wear tartan if you wish (not compulsory). Programme kindly put together by James Kee, Bready and District Ulster Scots.

Bookings are opened and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. You can book by phone or email. 

NB: Please let us know if transport is required. If enough numbers from the same area register then transport can be arranged.

To book, please contact Pauline via email or telephone: Pauline.oneill@derrystrabane.com Tel: 02871253253 ext 8220


18 Anne Tracey Family & Friends - A Holywell Trust Fundraiser

Anne Tracey Family & Friends will be performing in support of Holywell Trust on Sunday 12th January at 5.30pm. A must-see event as always!

Including: Martin Sweeney, Damian Gorman, Tom Byrne, Rory, Jamie & Clara Clements, Brendan Corey, Ken Edwards, Eamonn Baker, Roy Arbuckle, Maura Johnston, Eddie O'Donnell & Kieron Duffy

Location: Holywell Trust, 10-14 Bishop Street

Tickets: £10 and can be bought online 
 OR call into reception at Holywell Trust

A draw for some great prizes will also be held on the night! 


19 Festival of Music & Song in remembrance of Maisie Crawford BEM

Saturday 29 February 2020
7:30pm (Doors open 7pm)
Main Hall, Guildhall, Derry

With Voices of the Foyle, The Pink Ladies Choir, Thyme to Sing Choir, Roy Arbuckle, Anne Tracey, Richard Laird, Tracey McRory, The Singing Butcher Mark McCafferty, Ella McCafferty and the Wheezing Warblers.
MCs Joanna Boyd and Mark Patterson

Tickets £10
Tickets available from the Crawford Family
Holywell Building: 028 7126 1941
Pink Ladies: 07710025494 / 028 7141 4004
Caw/Nelson Drive Action Group: 028 7131 8100

Raffle and auction on the night
Proceeds in aid of Ward 26, Altnagelvin Hospital and The Pink Ladies

This event is kindly supported by Mayor, Cllr Michaela Boyle


20 New UPCYCLING and CROCHET classes for 2020!

FWIN's new upcycling and crochet courses begin the week beginning Monday 20th January at 10.30AM in Holywell Trust and runs for twelve-weeks!

Upcycling begins Monday 20th January at 10.30AM
Crochet begins Tuesday 21st January at 11.00AM


Drop in's and new participants welcome!
Come along and get your craft on!

Cost £2, tea and coffee provided. 
Please RSVP via email to: 
info@fwin.org.uk or telephone 028 7126 6291


21 Pin Boards for hire

Are you planning any conferences, seminars or similar type meetings in the New Year?  Then Pin Boards might be just what you're looking for! Pin Boards bring that extra special dynamic to your meeting, conference, seminar or event. 

Pin Boards are an invaluable multi-purpose tool for supporting meetings, workshops, exhibitions, conferences, training programmes and seminars.  They are free-standing and support your group needs especially when space and time is at a premium and seeing 'the bigger picture' is necessary by offering a panoramic view not afforded by the humble flipchart which also helps to encourage greater input from staff and volunteers.

Pin Boards are lightweight, mobile, flexible, durable, easily transportable and environmentally friendly.  They have a wide variety of use, are lighter than most flipchart stands yet can hold up to four times the capacity allowing you to reference both current and previous notes at the same time rather than wasting time searching back and forth through numerous pages.

Pin Boards can be used as room dividers by creating a multitude of break-out space and can be adapted for 'Visual Harvesting' (Graphic Facilitation).They also act as a substitute for wall mounts ensuring no damage to venue through the use Blue-Tac or sticky tape and thus help to reduce costs of materials.   Each board comes with fold-back clips, protective cover and pins.

Pin Boards are available for hire to groups, organisations and businesses across the voluntary, statutory and corporate sectors.  We will deliver the boards to your setting, set them up and return to collect them.  You can hire the boards for as long as you want and there are no hidden costs - you pay per board per session, e.g., one session equates to a morning, an afternoon or an evening.

For more info click here or contact us at: thelidprogramme@hotmail.com


22  Void Engage January Events

What’s on in January 2020

Imagining October - Film Screening
Wednesday 8 January, 7pm

Void will screen Imagining October (1984). In this film Jarman explores art and politics in the final years of the Cold War, drawing connections between pre-Perestroika Russia and Thatcherite Britain. The title refers to the 1917 Bolshevik revolution and Sergei Eisenstein's propaganda film October: Ten Days That Shook the World 1928.

Derek Jarman Talk - Michael Charlesworth & Francesca Balboni
Saturday 11th January, 2pm

We are delighted to welcome Michael Charlesworth and Francesca Balboni to Void. Michael and Francesca come from the University of Texas, Austin and both will explore Jarman’s works that are currently on display in Void. Michael will mediate on the GBH paintings, the context of their making, and how they fit in to Jarman's painting as a whole and Francesca will present her paper on Jarman’s The Last of England.

Poetry evening with spoken word artist Frank Rafferty
Wednesday 15th January, 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of poetry inspired by Derek Jarman. Bring along your favourite poem or just come by to be inspired.
Remembering Derek
Saturday 18th January, 3pm
Mary Cremin in conversation with Norman Rosenthal, independent curator and art historian and former exhibitions director of the Royal Academy of Art.
Join us as Mary and Norman discuss his memories of Derek and the London art scene of the 70s and 80s.
Book in to all of these events by visiting our website at 

Void Gallery, City Factory, Patrick Street, Londonderry, Derry, BT48 7EL.  
028 71308080 / 


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