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NWCN E-bulletin 17 January 2018


1 Money Management Training: Supporting Communities with Welfare Reform

2 DCSDC Grant Aid Programme 2018/19

3 Defibrillators for Sport Initiative

4 Holywell Trust: January Events & Opportunities

5 Holocaust Event Thursday 25th Jan 2018

6 World Religion Day 2018

7 Break the Silence Conference

8 Have your say on Smartpass, prescription charges and domiciliary care

9 Imperialism on Trial

10 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

11 TEAM Programme - Strabane

12 IgnYte: Programme for 16-25 year olds who are not in education, employment, or training

13 Get into Retail with Marks & Spencer

14 Youth Opportunities with The Churches Trust

15 Are you feeling down, depressed, anxious?

16 FWIN Cafe Culture Event

17 Open Day at Little Orchids Children’s Centre Ltd

18 Ballykelly Men's Shed

19 Imtac looking for new members

20 Would you like to help people with dementia?

21 Voluntary Board Member Opportunity 

22 Interface Investment Programme Tullyally/Currynierin

23 Foyle O-Bon - Open Call for Artists/Facilitators/Musicians 2018-2019

24 Job Opportunities with The Verbal Arts Centre

25 We're looking for great folks to join us - The Young Foundation

26 YouthAction Northern Ireland is seeking to make the following appointments

27  Re-tender PEACE IV 'Intercultural Community Pairing - Cohesive Neighbourhoods Minority Inclusion'

28  RSPB'S Big Garden Bird Watch








1  Money Management Training: Supporting Communities with Welfare Reform


Tuesday 30th January 2018, 10am- 4pm
Holywell - DiverseCity Community Partnership

Citizens Advice is offering a free 1-day course on Money Management to groups throughout Northern Ireland, funded by the Department for Communities (DfC).

We want to ensure that money management training is provided to staff, volunteers and members in organisations, networks and community groups.

Those who attend this training can then share their money management knowledge and skills to those financially impacted by welfare reform.

The training will cover:

  • All areas of money management (budgeting/saving/credit/banking/debt)
  • Impact of Welfare reform
  • Digital inclusion - online budgeting tools, comparison sites
  • Signposting/referral

To book contact: /  028 9023 1120


2 DCSDC Grant Aid Programme 2018/19


Grant Aid Programme 2018/19

• Community Support Fund
• Good Relations [Core and Project Funding]
• Policing & Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) [Small Project Support Programme]


Call for Applications
Opening Date: Monday, 15th January 2018 at 10:00a.m.
Closing Date: Friday, 9th February 2018 at 3:00p.m.


Community Information Workshops
At these Information Workshops officers 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.


Community Information Workshops






Tuesday, 16th January 2018

2:00 p.m.

Shantallow Community Centre


Tuesday, 16th January 2018

7:00 p.m.

Derg Valley Leisure Centre


Tuesday, 16th January 2018

2:00 p.m.

Mullabouy Centre, Lettershandoney


Wednesday, 17th January 2018

7:00 p.m.

Brooke Park Leisure Centre


Wednesday, 17th January 2018

7:00 p.m.

Holywell Trust, Bishop Street


Wednesday, 17th January 2018

2:00 p.m.

Leckpatrick Hall, Artigavan

Strabane Town

Thursday, 18th January 2018

2:00 p.m.

Strabane Community Library


Thursday, 18th January 2018

2:00 p.m.

Foyle Arena (Coach Ed. Room)


Further information on: 
Or contact: Community Services/Good Relations/PCSP Tel. No.: 028 7125 3253


3   Defibrillators for Sport Initiative


Sports clubs and organisations from across Northern Ireland are being invited to apply for free automated external defibrillator (AED) devices as Sport Northern Ireland re-opens the Defibrillators for Sport initiative.

Originally launched by Sport NI and the Department for Communities in July 2016, the initiative has so far seen over 1,000 AEDs allocated to sports clubs across Northern Ireland.


Who Can Apply

Sports clubs and organisations are welcome to apply. Even if the club / organisation already possesses a defibrillator, you may be eligible to receive a new AED device through this initiative.

The Community Resuscitation Strategy has identified the need to increase provision of AEDs in community settings and this survey will gauge the requirement from a sporting perspective. If your club / organisation already has an AED, devices obtained prior to 2008 should be considered obsolete and measures should be taken to replace such equipment. Accordingly, clubs with older devices will be eligible to apply for a new AED.

Free Defibrillator Awareness Training will also be offered to all successful clubs / organisations.


When to Apply

Applications will re-open on Monday 15th January at 12noon and close on Monday 5th February at 12noon.
You can access the application form using the link below. 

Please note that devices are limited and will be distributed on a first come first basis.

For further information on Defibrillators for Sport please contact Chris Craig (, Tel: 0290 02890 383859)


4 Holywell Trust: January Events & Opportunities

  • Holywell STEW - Wednesday 31st January 2018 7.00pm

 The next Holywell STEW event is coming up on Wednesday 31st January 2018 @ 7.00pm. At the event in a couple of weeks we'll hear from 4 projects: 

  • Voices for the Future 
  • Prehen Lifesyle Centre
  • Amelia Earhart STEAM Zone

Remember, this project is about local people helping each other. The available funds are the resources collected at the door.


We’d love to see you at the Holywell STEW community dinners. Tickets cost £10 each (which is used as the prize for the successful project) and spaces are limited.

Tickets can be purchased from the reception at HOLYWELL - DiverseCity Community Partnership building in Bishop Street or


Feel free to bring a bottle of refreshment of your choice. 

At the event at the end of January we'll also hear from the winner of the first of our STEW events, La Dolce Vita. A number of the paintings produced through the project supported by the local community are currently on display in our building. 


The Holywell STEW project is supported through The Ireland Funds. 


  •  Teatime Event - Dr. Jim Waller - Monday 29th January 2018 6.00pm-7.30pm

Jim will talk on Confronting Evil: Why Human and Civil Rights Matter. We are delighted that Jim was able to find time in his busy schedule to deliver this workshop. The event is being held as part of the Holocaust Memorial Day programme in the city. 


Dr. Jim Waller is the Cohen Professor of Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Keene State College (NH). Keene State College is home to the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, one of the nation’s oldest Holocaust resource centres, and also offers the only undergraduate major in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the United States. In the policymaking arena, Waller is also regularly involved, in his role as Director of Academic Programs with the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR), as the curriculum developer and lead instructor for the Raphael Lemkin Seminars for Genocide Prevention.


Book your place:


  • Teatime Event - Extern - Wednesday 24th January 2018 6.00pm-7.30pm

The young people from Extern will lead a Teatime Event featuring videos and work on the refugee project that they have been working on over the last few months. 
This event is also part of the Holocaust Memorial Day programme in the North West. 

Book your place:


  • Holywell Podcast

We've released a number of episodes of our Holywell Podcast recently. 

The full back catalogue of podcasts is also available through our Soundcloud page or by subscribing to the podcast through your preferred podcast app. 

  • Any Brexit Questions?

As part of our Brexit Focus podcast we are keen to receive any questions that you would like our Brexit Expert Paul Goslong to try to answer. If you have a question please send it through to The answers to the questions will be featured on our Brexit Focus podcast. We plan on releasing each episode of the Brexit Podcast on the 25th of each month. 


  • Fingerpost Submissions 

We are currently working on re-imagining Fingerpost Community Magazine as an online resource. A key aspect of Fingerpost over the years was the voluntary contributions of materials, something that we hope will continue with this new incarnation. 
If you have a piece of creative writing, opinion piece or anything else that you would like to feature in the new Fingerpost then get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.


5 Holocaust Event Thursday 25th Jan 2018


You are invited to attend the Regional Holocaust Memorial Day Event in the Millennium Forum on Thursday 25th January at 7:00pm. 


Tickets are FREE and can be obtained from the box office in the Millennium Forum. 

Holocaust Memorial Day takes place on 27 January each year to mark the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

This year in the Northern Ireland regional commemoration will take place in the Millennium Forum in Derry-Londonderry on the evening of Thursday 25 January 2018.

The event will include a personal testimony from Dr Martin Stern, a survivor of both Westerbork and Theresienstadta concentration camps.

Dr Stern recently spent a week and met with over 2,500 school children and other groups in the North West where he shared his experiences and presented his thoughts on
"The Holocaust and Genocide and why humans do such things?" 


6 World Religion Day 2018


A gathering for reflection and worship open to all





“Life’s Big Questions cut across religious divisions…”

Meeting organised as a service to inter-faith understanding by the Bahá'í Community




 7 Break the Silence Conference
Monday, 5 February 2018 from 10:00 to 16:00
Crown Plaza Hotel, Milltown Road, BT8 7XP, Belfast,

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To open Sexual Violence and Abuse Awareness Week 2018, Nexus NI are hosting our Break the Silence Conference.  With expert speakers, challenging discussion and the voice of the victim at its core, this conference is an important one for anyone working with or interested in supporting victims and survivors of sexual violence.
The Key Note Speaker is Sammy Woodhouse who is an Author, Campaigner and Survivor of the Rotherham Sexual Abuse Scandal.
Three workshops are available and you will receive an email asking you to book one of these workshops in January.
Workshop 1: Understanding the Trauma of Sexual Violence
Workshop 2: Sexual Violence and Criminal Justice
Workshop 3: The Risks and Reality of Sexual Violence and Teenagers
Ticket prices are £50 but we are offering an Early Bird Special of £30 until 22/1/2018

If you wish to pay via an invoice please email

Any queries please contact 


8 Have your say on Smartpass, prescription charges and domiciliary care


The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament has launched a survey seeking views from older people on income generation suggestions from the Department of Finance that would impact on older people specifically, including:

  • Linking eligibility for the Smartpass with the State Pension Age
  • Introducing prescription charges; and
  • Charging for domiciliary care

The survey should take 5 - 10 minutes to complete, and responses should be submitted by Sunday 21st January. 


 Imperialism on Trial


Date: 30th January 2018

Location: Waterside Theatre

Cost: £6.00

Time: Doors opening at 6.30pm for 7.00pm

The Realpolitik - Derry, welcomes everyone to this exceptional night of alternative global politics. All the guest speakers offer a unique insight into countries and regions of the world, who have recently
been victims of Western interventions; or, who are currently under threat of war and destablisation. They will also provide a detailed analysis of imperialism, neoliberalism and neo-colonialism; along with an extensive critique of the role of mainstream media.

Over the last sixteen years we have seen wars (dressed up as humanitarian interventions) destroy entire countries and destablise whole regions; creating hundreds of thousands of deaths; and a horrific refugee crisis. We live in very dangerous times and the prospect of any more of these wars, particularly with Iran or North Korea, has the real potential of turning into a world war.

When we examine the greatest threats to humanity- all roads lead back to the US Empire. These issues are not the interests of one community more than the other - A world war affects us all.

For the Prosecution (Speakers):

  • Eva Bartlett, Investigative Journalist
  • Dr Marcus Papadopoulos, Editor Politics First
  • Neil Clark, Journalist, Author, Broadcaster
  • Peter Ford, Former UK Ambassador to Syria
  • Professor Piers Robinson, Sheffield University
  • Vanessa Beely, Investigative Journalist
  • Hosted by Gregory Sharkey


10 Latest Offers from Salto Youth


EVS Trainers' Forum 2018
5 - 9 March 2018 | Naples, Italy
The EVS Trainers' Forum aims to collect, explore and harvest the quality developments within the EVS Training and Evaluation Cycle and to recognise how this heritage can contribute to the future volunteering activities.
Organizer: Italian National Agency (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 28 January 2018

See details

Project Management (PMP) for Youth Organizations
4 - 11 March 2018 | Moscow, Russian Federation
The course is designed for youth workers who would like to improve their project management skills. After the course you will understand better how to design the projects and implement them on the highest level.
Organizer: UCG (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 30 January 2018

See details

TYE - Tools for Youth Exchanges
9 - 15 April 2018 | Mollina, Málaga, Spain
Tools for Youth Exchanges is training that enables participants to explore tools around group processes, (intercultural) learning, involvement of young people and more.
Organizer: Spanish NA (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 25 February 2018

See details

Story is a key
11 - 20 May 2018 | Prenčov, Slovak Republic
Training combining participatory project management methods and storytelling. Aim is to promote enterpreneurship among young people and offer inovative tools for education.
Organizer: ARTKRUH (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 28 February 2018

See details


11  TEAM Programme - Strabane


TEAM Programme 

Starts Monday 22nd Jan 2018 @NWRC Strabane


Do you want to build Confidence, Motivation, Qualifications and Life Skills?

Aged 16 -24?

Join TEAM!

(Limited places)


"How it works...

Join the Princes Trust TEAM, our 12-week personal development programme, for the chance to gain new skills, take a qualification and meet new people.

When you come on board, you’ll be challenged to:

  • Take on your own group community project, making a positive difference to the place where you live
  • Take part in an action packed residential trip (optional)
  • Get two weeks work experience in something you’re interested in
  • Develop your English and Maths skills 
  • Develop your CV and Interview Skills
  • And much much more!!

 As part of the course, we also spend time on short and long term goals that are right for you."


Course Content

  • Week 1 – Induction Week- Team building, ice breakers and fun!
  • Week 2 –Residential – Team building and outdoor pursuits completely free (2nights)
  • Weeks 3 – 6 – Community Project – Making a difference in the Local community
  • Weeks 7 /8 – Work Placement – gain experience learn new skills and get working towards  a career
  • Week 9 – Next Steps – CV, Applications, Interview Skills, Careers Advice & Planning for the future
  • Week 10/11 – Team Challenge – Working with other local groups and planning activities
  • Week 12 – Final Presentation

 To be eligible potential TEAM participants should be aged 16-24, unemployed or working/training part time less than 16 hours p/week.




Special Features

  • £30 EMA available
  • Benefits not affected
  • Childcare allowance
  • Travel costs reimbursed
  • Free Breakfast and Lunch Club
  • Completely free
  • A challenging programme that is delivered in a fun and interactive way
  • The participants will gain increased confidence, motivation and employability skills
  • Work towards a nationally recognised qualification
  • One-to-one support and careers guidance for the future
  • Full-time flexible programme centred around the needs of the young people

 Here's a short video also...


For more details or to register contact Denis

t: 07527 389281 e:


12 IgnYte: Programme for 16-25 year olds who are not in education, employment, or training


IgnYte is a Personal Youth Development Programme designed for 16-25 year olds. It is a partnership between St. Columb’s Park House and the Churches Trust and is funded by the International Fund for Ireland and the Rural Development Council.


It seeks to address three main areas:

1. Skills and employability
2. Good relations
3. Personal development


The programme offers participants a choice between 2 strands: one arts and media focussed, and another focussed on the outdoors. Spaces are limited and the outdoor strand will be starting on the 24th of Jan with 6 weeks of adventure activities, followed by 4 weeks of skills development, and finishing with 2-4 weeks on a Social Action Project.


The accredited outdoor activities are:
Stand Up Paddle Boarding or Kayaking (participants choose): BCU 1 Star Award (with the opportunity to complete 2 Star and 3 Star Awards)
Mountain Biking: Cycling Ireland, Gearing Up Off Road.

For more information, or if you know someone who would like to participate in either strand, contact Darragh on 028 71343080 or email


13   Get into Retail with Marks & Spencer


Are you 16-24? Looking for work?
Get into Retail with Marks & Spencer

29th Jan - 23rd Feb 2018

Taster/Selection day: 23rd January

if you are not currently in full-time employment, education or training, come and meet new people, learn new skills and gain work experience as part of this programme.  We will also help you with your CV.

  • All training provided
  • Travel expenses paid on programme
  • Doesn't affect your benefits
  • Boost employability skills
  • Up to 6 months of mentoring support

For further information please contact Sharon on: / 07739859692


14  Youth Opportunities with The Churches Trust

  • Local film making opportunity for 18 – 25 year olds

When: Fridays 10am – 4pm beginning Friday 19th January for 10 weeks


The Churches Trust is developing a film on the St.Columba Heritage Trail in partnership with North West Regional College. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs.


We are recruiting a team of 10 young people to take part in this exciting, creative project.


Benefits of taking part:

  • Residential
  • £50 voucher on completion of project (attendance dependent)
  • Free Lunch
  • Participants will gain experience in:
  • Script Writing
  • Equipment usage and care
  • Production phases of film making

For further details contact Wendy at The Churches Trust:

Telephone: 02871 311322



  • ‘Community of Homes’ : Digital Art project

Beginning Monday 29th January for 10 weeks

The Churches Trust in partnership with the Inner City Trust and the Nerve Centre are recruiting 20 young people (16 – 20 years) to take part in this imaginative, creative art project, funded by the Department for Communities.

The platform on which the project will be framed is the creation of a public art piece as a team. This is a themed project of ‘togetherness’ where participants will ultimately produce one piece of public art.

Benefits of taking part:

  • £50 voucher on completion of project (attendance dependent)
  • Free Lunch
  • OCN Level 1 in digital Fabrication
  • OCN level 1 in Good Relations
  • Public display of completed art in Garden of Reflection

For further details contact Wendy at The Churches Trust:
Telephone: 02871 311322


15 Are you feeling down, depressed, anxious?


AWARE are offering a free 1-to-1 sessions with a student well-being coach for a limited time.
This service is based on a guided self-help approach and can help:
- Improve low mood.
- Improve symptoms of anxiety including panic attacks or phobias
- Improve sleep patterns.
- Increase motivation to improve overall quality of life.

Working with the coach you can:
- Identify and change unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours.
- Identify problems and set goals to deal with them.

How many sessions? It varies but usually between 6 -8.
How long does each session last? About 40 minutes.
Is it suitable for everyone? No. Only suitable if you are affected by low mood and/or mild to moderate anxiety or depression.

The service is based in our offices at 15 Queen St Derry/Londonderry.

If you would like more information please telephone 07757281898 or 028 7126 0602.


16 FWIN Cafe Culture Event


Thursday 25th January 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm
Holywell, Bishop Street, Derry-Londonderry
FWIN are organising a Cafe Culture/Human Library Event on Thursday 25th January 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm, Holywell, Bishop Street, Derry-Londonderry. You will have the opportunity to hear from some inspirational speakers.  Lunch will be provided.
If you would like to attend this event you can book a place by Email: or Telephone: 028 7126 6291.  Places will be allocated on a first come basis.  
For further information contact FWIN on
Tel: 028 7126 6291 or Email:

This event is funded by The Executive Office


17  Open Day at Little Orchids Children’s Centre Ltd


Friday 2nd February 2018
9.00a.m. - 12.00

Professionals and Parents Welcome to drop in and visit the centre 

Supporting children with additional needs in their pre preschool year

Woodlea House ~ Gransha Park ~ Clooney Rd ~ L/Derry ~ BT47 6TF  ~ Tel. No. 028 7186 4338


We look forward to seeing you.   


18  Ballykelly Men's Shed


Ballykelly Men's Shed are hosting a celebration event followed by their A.G.M. on Wednesday the 31st of January at their premises, CERES House, 3 Shackleton Drive, Ballykelly (beside Craig's shop).

We will be showcasing our work over the last year and promoting our "5 STEPS TO WELL BEING" programme which has been funded by the Public Health Agency.  Various agencies will be in attendance including the PHA, Conservation Volunteers. North West Regional College(Limavady Campus) and other community groups/men's sheds throughout the area.

The event will start at 1.30 pm with opportunities throughout the afternoon to view our woodworking, metal work and art projects. Lunch is available from 1.30pm.

Please contact Mary Lynch or Brian Mc Cluskey on  028777 4429 or mobile no: 07521691345. Our e-mail address is


19  Imtac looking for new members


IMTAC stands for the Inclusive Mobility and Transport Advisory Committee for older people and people with disabilities.


Imtac has launched a recruitment process for new members. We are looking for people who are passionate about making the transport system in Northern Ireland inclusive and accessible to all.

Imtac members serve for a term of three years and can serve a maximum of two successive terms. Members are not paid but receive expenses including travel costs.

Imtac actively seeks participation by disabled people and older people.  The Committee is committed to making the necessary adjustments to assist potential members play a full part in Imtac’s work.


Application packs for membership are available to download from our website -


Hard copies and copies in other formats (including an easy read version) of application packs are available by contacting Michael Lorimer at our offices on telephone/textphone 028 9072 6020 or by emailing



20  Would you like to help people with dementia?


Join our Group Support Volunteers and help people with dementia. 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, 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.


When: Alternative Tuesdays 11am-1pm in Ballykelly or 2nd Wednesday of the month 10-11.30am in Limavady.



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



21  Voluntary Board Member Opportunity 


Derry Healthy Cities are in the process of changing our name and are seeking to invite new Voluntary Board Members to support our work.


If you wish to submit an application for consideration please complete the application form and the equal opportunities form and return these to us by 31st January 2018.

As part of this process, it may be necessary for DHC to carry out a check through Access NI before any appointment to the board can be confirmed.


Once we have received all applications we will invite shortlisted candidates to meet with us to discuss your application.


Please find further information and an application pack on:



22 Interface Investment Programme Tullyally/Currynierin


Seeking volunteers to sit on the Steering Committee of the Interface Investment Programme, Common Ground Project who have a connection to Tullyally and/or Currynierin; or experience working in an interface.


We are looking to recruit 6 new members onto a pre-existing steering group.

  • Do you live in or have a connection to either Currynierin or Tullyally?
  • Are you passionate about peace, challenging prejudice and promoting diversity?
  • Would you be enthusiastic about helping shape our PEACE IV funding programme?

Deadline: 26/01/18

Contact: Becca Bor, St. Columb’s Park House for more information and an application form on 028 7134 3080 /


23 Foyle O-Bon - Open Call for Artists/Facilitators/Musicians 2018-2019


Foyle O-Bon Japanese Festival Group wish to create a select list of artists, facilitators, musicians and performers who will assist in the delivery of Foyle O-Bon Group programming for 2018/2019.


Background Information
The O-Bon group was initially set up in 2014 by local taiko enthusiasts who feel passionately that Japanese cultural arts can be a force for good in Northern Ireland.

The overall aims and objectives of the organisation are to continue to develop taiko drumming, bon odori dance, dance, and manga comic art as new art forms in Northern Ireland through our outreach programmes and to deliver our annual showcase festival with commissioned high quality performance pieces and maximum community involvement.


2018-2019 Foyle O-Bon Programming includes:
Outreach programmes of workshops in schools and community groups.
Foyle O-Bon Japanese Festival June 9th 2018
Banks of the Foyle Halloween Carnival 2018
The Ubuntu Global Festival, Clipper Festival & a range of individual civic and community based projects and events which are yet to be confirmed.

The Task
Foyle O-Bon is seeking to appoint energetic and enthusiastic artists and facilitators to assist with the delivery of Japanese arts programmes with diverse communities of interest across the city and for our annual festival. We are seeking applications from artists, performers and facilitators in the following disciplines:

  • Taiko drumming
    Japanese Dance
  • Manga art
  • Origami
  • Ikebana
  • Japanese Food
  • Japanese arts and crafts
  • Japanese martial arts
  • Any other Japan related art form

What we are looking for

  • A keen interest in developing Japanese arts and culture in the North West.
  • An ability to work in partnership with other artists and communities in order to develop
    the relationships between community participation and artistic excellence.
  • Where you wish to be considered for Facilitation work, experience of working with groups of various sizes, background, skills and needs.
  • Relevant training, Health and Safety, Child Protection & Vulnerable Adult Training

How to apply

Please submit the following:
1. Experience Statement – how your experience relates to the roles and responsibilities of this project (Max 1 page)

2. Most recent CV (Max 2 pages)

 Applications should be returned no later than 5th February 2018 at 12 noon to:

Fiona Umetsu, Artistic Director, Foyle O-Bon Japanese Festival Group Holywell Diverse City Building, 10-14 Bishop Street, Derry.

T: 07726611862
What happens then:
Successful applicants will join our select list and work will be allocated according to requirement, skills and experience in relevant areas.


24  Job Opportunities with The Verbal Arts Centre




Listen Share Change will be delivered in partnership with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. It is a volunteer-led, innovative, shared reading programme based in the community that uses poetry and prose to engage with a range of constituent groups from young people who are hard to reach and at risk to older people.


Listen Share Change utilises the existing infrastructure within the Northern Ireland Housing Executive as well as Community and Youth centres, healthcare settings and other local venues to deliver a fully accessible, customised programme of reading activities tailored to meet the needs of all participants.


The purpose of Listen Share Change is to create an inclusive, safe and nurturing environment for participants to engage, flourish and develop by listening to stories and to poems read aloud specifically selected to address diversity, cultural identity and build community cohesion.

We invite applications for the following positions:

  1. Project Coordinator (Full Time – 36 hours per week)
  2. Literary Guide (Part Time – 16 hours per week)
  3. Volunteer Coordinator Belfast (Part Time – 27 hours per week)
  4. Volunteer Coordinator Portadown (Part Time – 27 hours per week).

These are Fixed-term posts for four years. Please contact us for an application pack:

  • Contact: Sinead McLaughlin
  • Email:
  • Tel: 028 7126 6946
    Closing date for applications is: 12 noon on Wednesday, 31st January 2018.
    It should be noted that the criteria for this post may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.
    In order to fulfil Funder requirements, Interviews will be held on 8th and 9th of February 2018.
    The Verbal Arts Centre operates a Child Protection Policy.
    The Verbal Arts Centre is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
    This project has been supported by the EU’s Peace IV Programme, managed by SEUPB


25  We're looking for great folks to join us - The Young Foundation


The Young Foundation is looking for two new great people to help deliver our range of programmes such as Amplify NI and Amplify Youth

We are seeking two Programme Officers to join the Young Foundation to be part of our team delivering our exciting range of programmes in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The work will focus on Derry/Londonderry, Belfast, Enniskillen and Dublin. This role is part of a programme designed to understand inequality in Ireland and to develop innovative asset-based approaches to addressing these issues.
You will work as part of a dynamic Young Foundation team of social innovation, research and community engagement experts and alongside our partners in Ireland. Responsibilities include: engaging local people and organisations and developing networks in the area; supporting the team to deliver innovative engagement and research activities; developing effective marketing and communications initiatives; organising and supporting the team deliver high-impact events in community venues and supporting all research analysis from the core programmes.
There will also be regular meetings in venues across Northern Ireland and occasional training and team building at the Young Foundation office in Bethnal Green, East London.
To apply, visit


26 YouthAction Northern Ireland is seeking to make the following appointments




Recruiting and working with young women aged 16-24 years on citizenship, good relations and personal development programmes


Length of contract: February 2018 – August 2021 (Subject to Phase 1 targets being met at 1 September 2018)

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Location: YouthAction Northern Ireland, Waterside Library, Office 3,

1 st Floor, 23 Glendermott Road, Derry~Londonderry, BT47 6BG

Salary: £25,678 JNC Point 16 (2016) qualified rate or unqualified rate.


2.  TWO PART TIME YOUTH WORKERS (1 day per week – 7.5 hrs) 

Recruiting and working with young people aged 16-25 to contribute to peace building in the DCSDC and immediate cross-border area.

Length of contract: February 2018 – April 2019
Location:  YouthAction Northern Ireland, Waterside Library, Office 3, 1st Floor, 23 Glendermott Road, Derry~Londonderry, BT47 6BG
Salary: £12 per hour for JNC qualified and £10.50 per hour unqualified.
For an application pack please contact: Anne McIlvenny at

Closing date 1st February 2018 at 4pm

Interviews will be held on 5th February 2018  


27  Re-tender PEACE IV 'Intercultural Community Pairing - Cohesive Neighbourhoods Minority Inclusion'


The following tender has now been publicly re-tendered: 

PEACE IV ‘Intercultural Community Pairing – Cohesive Neighbourhoods Minority Inclusion’ Retender 

Closing Date: 16th February 2018, 12:00 Noon


Information on how to submit applications / tenders and all related forms for the above applications / tenders can be obtained online at


Tenders or by requesting tender documentation from the undersigned tel: +44 (0) 28 71253253. Completed applications/tenders should be returned before the closing date to:
The Chief Executive, 98 Strand Road, Derry, in a sealed envelope endorsed with the relevant application/tender title.


28  RSPB'S

 Big Garden Bird Watch
A Friends of the Park Event
Saturday, 27 January 2018,
10:00 - 12:00

Meet in St. Columb's Park House, 4 Limavady Road, Derry/L.Derry, BT47 6JY
For more information, contact or call 028 7134 3080
*No experience necessary, but bring binoculars if you have them!

St. Columb's Park House/Peace in the Park