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NWCN E-bulletin 19 December 2018

1 Basic finance training for small charities

2 Charities SORP consultation event

3 Compassionate Campaigning - Campaign Training and Support Programme

4 Two Courses in Derry~Londonderry for Writers (Organised by Irish Writers Centre)

5 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

6 Job Opportunity with UNISON NI

7 Job opportunities with Charity Commission NI

8 A6 Recruitment 

9 Appointments to the Historic Building Council

10 £5,000 Christmas Lotto from Destined!

11 ZEST Healing the Hurt Self Harm & Suicide Collection Day

12 Music, Poems & Songs for the Soul

13 Void Gallery - Information for Listings January 2019

 

 

NWCN would like to wish all our members, friends and colleagues a very

Happy Christmas 2018!

 

 

1 Basic finance training for small charities

 

A series of free practical workshops for treasurers or personnel 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 recording 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

 

14 Jan '19

Derry and Strabane

Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership   

Derry City

7-9.30PM

 

Please click on the venue in the table above to register a place. 

Kindly supported by Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland. 

 

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2 Charities SORP consultation event

 

Charity regulators in the United Kingdom and Ireland have opened a joint consultation on how best to reform the process for developing the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP), and to make recommendations for any necessary changes to ensure the SORP remains fit for the future.

 

The SORP is an interpretation of the underlying financial reporting standards and generally accepted accounting practice.The Charities SORP sets out how charities should prepare their annual accounts and report on their finances.

The regulators would like to hear the views of a wide range of stakeholders on the way the Charities SORP is developed.

 

As part of the consultation, the Commission is hosting a consultation event on Tuesday 15 January 2018, from 2pm to 4pm, at NICVA, Duncairn Gardens, Belfast.

I
f you would like to attend the event and share your thoughts, send your details to consult@charitycommissionni.co.uk. If you have special requirements please let us know when booking a place.

 

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3  Compassionate Campaigning - Campaign Training and Support Programme

 

The Compassionate Campaigning Project of St Columbs Park House (SCPH) is delivering another exciting Compassionate Campaign Training and Support Programme beginning 22rd Jan 2019 until 25th June 2019.

 

Delivered fortnightly in SCPH, the programme will offer a range of skills and support such as:

  • Principles of Non Violence in action
  • Media Training
  • Power analysis
  • Voice Coaching & Presentation Skills
  • Developing a Campaign
  • Understanding relevant legislation
  • Compassion and care for self and others
  • Awareness of systems and interdependence within them

The five months of the training programme will enable participants develop their chosen campaign issue with the support of the project coordinator.

 

Guest speakers will include local campaigners who can inspire participants with insights into the successes and disappointments of their own campaigns.  There will also be site visits to local campaigns.

 

Childcare, travel and caring costs can be supported if required.  Programme is free to participate in but commitment to attendance and developing campaign over the six month period appreciated.

 

A bursary to support development of your chosen campaign is available upon completion of the Training and Support Programme with a presentation about your campaign in final session.

 

For further information and to arrange a chat about programme, call Nuala on 028 71343080 or email on nuala@stcolumbsparkhouse.org

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4 Two Courses in Derry~Londonderry for Writers (Organised by Irish Writers Centre)

  • Creating a Scene - Playwriting with Rosemary Jenkinson.

Sat 2 Feb 2019 Time: 10.30am – 4.30pm Duration: 1 Day Cost: €28/£25 @Playhouse

Ever wanted to write for the stage? During these masterclass sessions participants will find out how to create hard-hitting, eye-catching plays that no director will want to turn down. Attendees will be challenged to come up with fresh, cutting-edge ideas as they learn how to navigate the competitive world of contemporary theatre. Expect insights on interacting with dramaturgs, actors and directors, advice on where to send your script and practical scriptwriting tips/exercises for all levels. Rosemary Jenkinson is an acclaimed and prolific playwright.

 

  • Novel Writing with Bernie McGill

Sat 9 & 23 Feb, Sat 9 & 23 March 2019; Time: 10.00am-2.15pm; Duration: 4 weeks Cost: €88/£80 Location: The Playhouse.

In this course, participants will look at: structuring work; writing openings with impact; developing setting; creating credible characters; selecting point of view; writing dialogue; editing and redrafting; outlets for completed work. You will be invited to take part in writing exercises to further develop your work and to share your writing with other class members. Suitable for committed writers who are beginning or developing a novel.

Registrations and payments for both or either course plus details are on: www.irishwriterscentre.ie

  

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5 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

 

LevelUp! Quality in youth projects & recognition and validation of youth workers' competences.

25 - 30 January 2019 | Thessaloniki, Greece

The LevelUp! Training Course aims to support the quality of youth projects in Europe and strives to foster the recognition and validation of youth workers’ competences through innovative digital tools.

Organizer: Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. (Youth NGO)

This activity is for participants from: Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Croatia, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom

Application deadline (24h CET): 8 January 2019

See details

 

Youth work against Violent Radicalisation: competencies development training

4 - 9 March 2019 | TBD, Italy

The training will provide participants time, tools and input about the importance of growing community resilience that support the youth welbeing specially in critical social and political situation.

Organizer: Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani (IT NA) (National Agency)

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

Application deadline (24h CET): 10 January 2019

See details

 

Europeers Training Course

7 - 11 February 2019 | Foresight Centre, 1 Brownlow St, Liverpool, L69 3GL, United Kingdom

A training course for young people who have taken part in Erasmus+ projects. The training prepares participants to share their experiences, develop key skills and inspire other youngsters to get involved in European international mobility programmes.

Organizer: Momentum World (on behalf of the UK National Agency) (Others)

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

Application deadline (24h CET): 14 January 2019

See details

 

MOOC: Digital transformation of youth organizations

21 January - 8 February 2019 | online course, Spain

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Digital transformation of youth organizations” is aimed to encourage youth organizations to use different digital tools for their managment, communication, educational activities and activism actions.

Organizer: iWith.org foundation (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): 16 January 2019

See details

 

My Vote – My Impact. Europe Behind the Scenes

18 - 22 February 2019 | Lultzhausen, Luxembourg

How can we have an impact in what is happening in Europe? How can we participate and shape democratic procedures? The seminar addresses current European challenges and future questions in the context of the 2019 elections for European Parliament.

Organizer: Anefore asbl (National Agency)

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

Application deadline (24h CET): 16 January 2019

See details

 

International Conference „Radicalization of Youth: Causes and Prevention“

12 - 14 March 2019 | Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Main goal of the conference is to examine and discuss the key factors which trigger and fuel violent radicalisation and extremism of youth.

Organizer: IUVENTA- Slovak Youth Institute, Slovak National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme Youth and Sport (National Agency)

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

Application deadline (24h CET): 20 January 2019

See details

 

FuturESC

12 - 15 March 2019 | Bucharest, Romania

International event aiming to analyze the current European Solidarity Corps' response to organizational needs and to collect input on the format of the future program in connection with the European Youth Strategy.

Organizer: ANPCDEFP (National Agency)

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

Application deadline (24h CET): 27 January 2019

See details

 

Coaching the Learning process for volunteers (European Solidarity Corps & Erasmus + Volunteers)

5 - 11 April 2019 | Mollina (Málaga), Spain

How can we support the learning process of the volunteers? Can the learning reflection be actually easy, interesting or funny? Can we include learning reflection in the many mentoring activities we are already doing?

Organizer: Spanish National Agency (National Agency)

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

Application deadline (24h CET): 10 February 2019

See details

 

BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges

22 - 26 May 2019 | Belgium - FR

The aim of the BiTriMulti course is to offer an international learning experience for practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects;especially newcomers to this field

Organizer: Belgian French speaking Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agency (National Agency)

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

Application deadline (24h CET): 10 March 2019

See details

 

APPETISER - An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ Programme for international youth work

4 - 8 June 2019 | Bulgaria

Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.

Organizer: Bulgarian National Agency for Erasmus+: Youth in Action (National Agency)

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

Application deadline (24h CET): 24 March 2019

See details

 

 

Call for Trainers

 

“Boomerang – inclusion through volunteering”

Polish National Agency of the Erasmus+ Youth Programme is looking for one European trainer.

Application deadline: 6 January 2019

Online version

 

Youth for Europe Exchange and Training Facilitator

Associazione Joint is looking for 1

Application deadline: 10th of January 2019

Online version

 

Discover Youth Talents (V4 conference)

Iuventa – Slovak Youth Institute, National Agency of the Erasmus+ Programme for Youth and Sport is looking for 3 Facilitators (1 slovak+2 external facilitators)

Application deadline: 14.1.2019

Online version

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6  Job Opportunity with UNISON NI

 

Northern Ireland: Local Fighting Fund Organisers x 11 – Fixed term contracts or secondment opportunities (12 months)

 

UNISON are seeking 11 Local Fighting Fund Organisers to work with our branches to develop the campaign.

 

Region: Northern Ireland

Starting salary: £30,523 per annum (including annual subsistence allowance)

Closing date: 4 January 2019

Hours: 35

Contract type: Full time, fixed term

Contract length: 12 months

Reference: R5/LFFO

 

About this job

UNISON is the UK’s largest trade union with over 1.3 million members.  In Northern Ireland our members work in health & social services, education and housing, the private sector delivering public services, and in the community & voluntary sector.

 

Our public services are under major threat. Our members are working under extreme pressure but actively campaigning for services and jobs. We are seeking 11 Local Fighting Fund Organisers to work with our branches to develop the campaign.

The posts are based throughout Northern Ireland and are attached to Health, Education and Community & Voluntary branches.

 

You will bring your experience and skills to assist branches to recruit, organise and drive forward organising and campaigning work in designated areas across the region. To undertake this role you must be a committed Trade Unionist with proven organising, campaigning, administrative and excellent IT skills. The posts will entail daily travel and you will need to have your own transport.

 

How to apply
To apply for this opportunity, please download and complete the Area and Local Organiser application form - 
https://www.unison-ni.org.uk/unison-jobs

Alternatively you can send an A4 SAE to Michele Bradford, UNISON Northern Ireland, Galway House,165 York Street, Belfast BT15 1AL.

 

Please note that only the Area and Local Organiser application form will be accepted.

 

Please send 3 copies of completed application forms together with NI Equality Monitoring Form to Michele Bradford at the address above quoting ref: R5/LFFO

Please note no email requests for application forms will be acknowledged and applications will not be accepted by email.

 

UNISON activists applying for this post as a secondment opportunity must ensure in advance that they have confirmed arrangements and agreement from their employer. The closing date for applications is Friday 4 January 2019 at 12 noon.

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 7  Job opportunities with Charity Commission NI

 

The Commission is recruiting for the following full time, permanent posts.  If you would like to be part of an organisation that offers challenging, exciting, interesting and developing work the following opportunities may be for you:

  • Legal advisor (ref: LA/1218)
  • Enquiries & Compliance Officer (ref: MCO/1218

Further information, along with the application forms, are available to download from the job opportunities section of https://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/ or on receipt of a £1.20 stamped addressed A4 envelope at the Commission's office.

 

Completed application forms should be returned to: Finance & Admin Manager, Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, 257 Lough Road, Lurgan, BT66 6NQ or by email to: jobs@charitycommissionni.org.uk no later than 5pm on Monday 7 January 2018.

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8 A6 Recruitment 

 

A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe duelling project.

Please see below the list of jobs we are currently recruiting for, if you have anyone interested in any of the positions please send their CVs through to Mena Kearney by return email  mena.kearney@outlook.com or if you prefer to the general email address info@a6d2d.com 

All Salaries are negotiable.

  • Environmental Coordinator,
  • Quality Assurance Coordinator
  • Quality Assurance Assistant
  • Civil Engineer (graduate)
  • Civil Engineer (section/senior)
  • Document Controller
  • Accounts Assistant
  • Accounts Clerk
  • H&S Advisor
  • Senior Quantity Surveyor.
  • H&S Coordinator.
  • Quality Engineer.
  • Site Administrator.
  • Land Surveyor.

If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me
Mob: 07729050456

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9   Appointments to the Historic Building Council

 

The Department for Communities is currently seeking applications from people interested in joining the Historic Buildings Council as either Chair and / or Member.

The role of the Council is to provide independent advice to the Department on the listing of buildings, the general state of listed buildings and other matters related to their preservation. This is an opportunity for individuals to make a significant contribution to Northern Ireland’s historic environment

 

Applications are welcome from a wide range of people who have an interest in public service, including those with experiences such as community involvement or charitable and voluntary work. We would particularly welcome applications from women, people with a disability, young people and people from minority ethnic groups for these positions.

 

Further detail, including an application pack, can be found at - www.communities-ni.gov.uk/dfc-public-appointments or www.nidirect.gov.uk/public-appointment-vacancies  

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10 £5,000 Christmas Lotto from Destined!

 

Destined, the leading learning disability support charity in the North West, has been doing a weekly Lotto draw to raise funds for its activities. The Lotto has not been won in over 90 weeks so this Christmas the group has decided to draw out the numbers until someone wins.

 

The prize has been increased to £5,000 and one lucky winner will be receiving this before Christmas.

 

The draw will be held on Thursday 20th December 2018 at 11.00am in the Destined Centre.

 

Tickets cost £1 and we are asking for your support.

Please contact Dearbhaile on 02871362424 or info@destined.ie.

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11  ZEST Healing the Hurt Self Harm & Suicide Collection Day

 

Thursday, 20th December 2018
10:00am – 17:00pm

Volunteers Needed for 1-2 hour slots!!
Locations: Foyleside, Richmond Centre, Sainsburys, Quayside Centre, Credit Union Derry/Londonderry

Contact Zest at: 
zest@zestni.co.uk  or telephone 028 7126 6999

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12 Music, Poems & Songs for the Soul

 

Following on from the success of last year’s sell-out show, Anne Tracey and friends return to The Helicon to start the New Year with words, wit and warmth.

 

Join some of Mid-Ulster’s finest talent for an afternoon of song, music and poetry exploring the emotional pull of home. Words and music that spring from their home place promise nourishment for both heart and soul.

 

Singers Anne Tracey and Roy Arbuckle are supported by musicians Michael Corey and Eddie O’Donnell and poetry will be read by Moneymore poet, Maura Johnston. Brendan Corey, who lives in Long Island, will return to HomePlace this year to share his songs of place.

 

Saturday 12 January at 2pm

Tickets: £8 

To book call 028 7938 7444

or book online at www.seamusheaneyhome.com

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13 Void Gallery - Information for Listings January 2019

 

Stereo Object
Liam Crichton with Autumns
12 – 26 January 2019
Preview Saturday 12th January 6:30-8:30pm

Void are delighted to welcome Liam Crichton with Autumns to exhibit Stereo Object as the first exhibition of 2019.
Crichton creates large-scale sculptures and installations that investigate the built environment. His research revolves around concepts of urban voids, hauntology, anti-monuments, post-minimalism, and silence. Aesthetically driven and predominately site-specific, his work is often characterised by a dialectic approach that challenges traditional perceptions and the cultural environment.
Crichton’s installation at Void continues his investigation into the monuments, their meaning and their resonance, both symbolically and materially. Crichton’s field recording of the Walker Memorial (1828) explores the contentious nature of its history whilst invoking a presence of absence, or equally, the absence as presence. The recordings of the monument will capture the resonance of sound through the material of the built environment. In collaboration with Derry musician Autumns (Christina Donaghey) the sounds will be mixed to create a soundtrack for the sculptural environment in the gallery space.
 
The installation of amplifiers replicates the dimensions of the plinth in sculptural form. The connection between the sound and the sculpture is one of physicality, the viewer through their presence activate the piece through interaction, both with the sound and their presence.

Artist’s Bio
Liam Crichton is a Scottish artist currently based in Belfast. He graduated from the Edinburgh College of Art in 2010 and is known for creating large-scale sculptures and installations that investigate physical space. Containing references to, and elements of a post-minimal realisation, his aesthetically driven and predominately site-specific work is often characterised by a sense of dichotomy that challenges traditional perceptions and cultural surroundings. In a systematic and reductive process, he breaks down the impression of the familiar to its bare essence. Crichton has recently exhibited in Edinburgh, London, Philadelphia, Dublin, and Belfast.
For more please visit
https://www.crichton-ross.com/

 

Everyday Objects Sound Workshop with Ed Devane
 
To coincide with Stereo Object, Void is delighted to welcome back artist Ed Devane for a unique sound workshop, which will explore the different acoustics of everyday materials. 

Join Ed at Void to explore the art of listening using a simple audio recorder and a listening device that will allow you to record various sounds in the gallery, exploring every day materials, to create your own unique sound piece.

Saturday 26
th January 2019
2-4pm
Suitable for ages 10-14
Cost: £3 to cover materials
Spaces are limited to 8 participants

To book, please email
hello@derryvoid.com

 
For more about Ed and the work he does please visit
www.eddevane.com