NWCN e-Bulletin 22 June 2018


1 Towards a New Common Chapter
2 Holywell STEW 
3 Active Travel Grants 2018/19
4 Environmental projects set to benefit from multi-million pound scheme
5 Funding and Workshop Opportunities with UnLtd
6 FREE - Workplace Health Support Service - Call for 2018/19 registrations
7 Self-Harm & the Family Training
8 Strengthening Families Programme
9 Health and Wellbeing through Horticulture
10 First Aid Stigma and Conflict Sessions
11 Upcoming with TUH
12 Inter-Faith North/West Presents...
13 NCS: opportunity for 15-17 year olds this summer
14 STEM summer scheme for 9 to 13 year olds
15 Young People and Wellbeing Arts programmes
16 RENEWED CALL for Young People for Musical Youth Exchange in Slovenia
17 Latest Offers from Salto Youth
18 GET SET with Youth Action
19 Job Opportunities with Developing Healthy Communities
20 Job and Trustee Opportunities with Kinship Care
21 Job Opportunities with The Playhouse
22 Job Opportunity with Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum
23 Job Opportunity with NICMA
24 In Your Space Circus - Carnival of Colours Festival Support Role
25 Live Wise Age Well 50+ Summer Scheme
26 Mobile and Tablet Classes
27 Dissertation Research Request
28 Dementia Friendly Tea Dances at The Millennium Forum
29 Energy of Light Disco at The Millennium Forum

1  Towards a New Common Chapter

The Centre for Cross Border Studies in conjunction with Holywell Trust, North West Community Network and Community Dialogue cordially invites you to

Towards a New Common Chapter: A grass-roots vision for cooperation within and between these islands

Friday 29th June at 1100am, Holywell Trust, Bishop Street, Derry

This action research project, which has been undertaken by the Centre for Cross Border Studies, is funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. It is intended to facilitate the development of a “New Common Chapter” representing grass-roots support for collaborative and sustainable North-South and East-West relations. The Centre for Cross Border Studies has been working with community organisations from both sides of the border – involving in particular, the active participation of women, young people and Protestant community organisations – to produce a New Common Chapter that voices the needs of civil society. This work will result in informed and motivated community organisations on the island of Ireland able to engage with policies and policy-makers on the value of cross-border cooperation and ensuring that it addresses the needs of civic society.

The project is now in its third stage, with the participating groups having agreed a draft “New Common Chapter for cooperation within and between these islands” at the end of the second stage.

During this event Dr Antony Soares, Deputy Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies, will explain how the project has progressed and invite your feedback on the document as well as providing the opportunity to network on a cross border basis. There will also be an input from Rachael Craig Derry City and Strabane District Council on their Community Plan and Carnegie application.

Don’t miss your chance to have a say.

For more information or to R.S.V.P please contact Roisin O’Hagan NWCN 
 Tel 028 7126 1941 or Jim O’Neill jim@communitydialogue.org Tel 028 9035 1450

To find out more, go to 


2 Holywell STEW 

The next Holywell STEW will be held on the evening of Wednesday 27th June 
@ 7.00pm
Tickets are on sale now and are available online by 
clicking here or at Reception at Holywell. 

We'll hear from 4 groups at this event: 
  • Soul Shakedown 
  • Your Derry 
  • REACH Across 
  • Jigsaw Project
The money from the tickets sold will go to the winning pitch on the night voted for by everyone on the night. 

More information on the event can be found on 
Facebook and Eventbrite.

Buy STEW Tickets


3   Active Travel Grants 2018/19

Following on from last year's successful Active Travel Grants scheme the Council will be running the scheme again for 2018/19.  It has been made possible thanks to funding from Council's Health & Communities Dept and the PHA. 

Main points are:
Small grants of up £1000 to support walking and cycling activities (both)
Community groups, clubs, schools and employers can apply
Two rounds (summer and autumn)
Collaboration and match funding encouraged
New applicants are sought
Deadline for summer round is 12 noon on 29 June 2018.  Deadline for autumn round will be 12 noon on 7 September 2018.
Application form on Council website: 
Any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with Ross McGill
T: 028 71 253253 (ext. 6841)
Mob: 07824 863032


4 Environmental projects set to benefit from multi-million pound scheme

Environmental projects across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from millions of pounds thanks to the latest round of funding from the carrier bag levy.

Strategic schemes that protect and enhance our habitats, health, wellbeing and water quality can benefit from DAERA’s Environment Fund, the pre-application is now open.

David Small, DAERA’s Head of Environment, Marine and Fisheries Group, invited not-for-profit groups and local councils to submit their applications for 2019/2022 funding. “The Environment Fund is a very important source of funding that helps the Department support strategic environmental projects to safeguard, develop and enrich our prized landscapes and environment.

“Projects must be strategic and delivered at a province-wide or sub-regional scale, or on DAERA-owned sites. They should address our key themes including species monitoring, securing habitat quality, raising awareness of good practice, encouraging change in environmental action by society, and facilities for enjoying our beautiful countryside."

Mr Small encouraged groups to be creative in their applications. “We want to encourage applicants to maximise the potential for cost efficiency by seeking new and innovative delivery coalitions or partnerships.”

The closing date for pre-applications is 23 July 2018.

Among the initiatives currently in receipt of funding are projects to recruit and train volunteers for large scale bird monitoring surveys; carry out habitat and species conservation activities; maintain and promote walking routes; and encourage recycling.

The aim of the carrier bag levy is to reduce the number of bags in circulation, help the environment by reducing the amount of plastic and paper going to landfill and help councils save money in landfill tax. Since the introduction of the levy approximately 1 billion single use carrier bags have been taken out of circulation enabling Northern Ireland to become both cleaner and greener and a better place to live and do business. 

For more details of the scheme visit the DAERA website Grants and Funding section: https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/environment-fund.

5 Funding and Workshop Opportunities with UnLtd

UnLtd Grow It Award (£15,000 Cash Award & Support)
Expression of Interest deadline: 1st August 2018

You’re a social entrepreneur creating compelling impact and you want to scale. 
The Grow It Award is for social entrepreneurs looking to scale their venture providing tailored support, access to workshops and networks, and up to £15,000 cash.
To apply for a Grow It Award please click 
here to complete an Expression of Interest.
UnLtd Do It Award (up to £5,000 Cash Award & Support)
Expression of Interest deadline: Open

You are a social entrepreneur who wants to create social impact. You’re ready to establish your venture and tackle an issue that you’re passionate about fixing. You’re dedicated to your idea and ready to make things happen.
To apply for a Do It Award please click 
 to complete an Expression of Interest (EOI). 
EOI’s can be submitted all year round.
Starting Well as a Social Entrepreneur
Wednesday 27th June, City East

Do you have an idea for change? Are you thinking about setting up a social enterprise? Would you like some help to get started?
Join us for this half-day workshop to:
  • Meet others who want to create social change
  • Test out your idea in a supportive environment
  • Learn about the essential components of a good social enterprise
  • Find out who can help you
  • Understand how you could apply for an UnLtd Award
 In the spirit of UnLtd, you will be invited to share your own experiences and ideas.
9:15am Arrivals / Tea & coffee
9.30am Start
1:00pm Finish
For booking information, please click here

Please note:
If you have any questions, please contact the Lead Award Manager for this workshop who is Nuala Smyth
If ticket registration is closed and you would like to attend, please contact the Lead Award Manager at the above address.
If your circumstances change and you find that you can no longer attend, please let us know as soon as possible.


6 FREE - Workplace Health Support Service - Call for 2018/19 registrations
Health@Work NI are the lead for the Public Health Agencies Free Workplace Health Support programme for workplaces in the Western Trust area. 
Our FREE services include:
  • Access and support on how to use Public Health Agencies ‘workplace health resources’ and ‘online health needs assessment’ for staff
  • Support to develop a health and wellbeing action plan
  • Workplace Health Champion training for staff
  • Support to set up health and wellbeing initiatives
  • Volunteering opportunities for staff nearing retirement
  • Opportunities to link in with community/charity causes
  • Support and resources to promote local and regional health and wellbeing campaigns for example;  No Smoking Day,  Physical Activity Fortnight, Care in the Sun Week,  Bike to Work Days.
  • Stress Audit for staff
If you are interested in hearing more about what support and training we can offer you can I ask you to complete the workplace health registration attached and I will be in contact with you in due course to discuss your individual requirements.
Many Thanks 
Sabrina Moore
Health@WorkNI Manager
028 7161 1384 or 07456 993 063

sabrina@dhcni.com - www.healthatworkni.com
Download - Workplace Health Register


 7 Self-Harm & the Family Training

A few spaces have become available on the following training, if you wish to attend please read the information, complete a booking form and return as soon as possible.  If a space is secured you will receive a confirmation email. 

Course Title: 
Self Harm and The Family
Thursday 21st & Thursday 28th June
The Vale Centre, Derry~Londonderry 

For full details on available training courses with the CLEAR Project, please click on the button below. 

Click Here: Training Brochure and Booking Form

To book a place please:

  1. Read carefully the Booking and Cancellation Policy (See brochure)
  2. Complete a booking form and return to:  Email: clear@dhcni.com   or  Post: CLEAR Project, Unit 13, Strabane Enterprise Agency, Orchard Rd Industrial Estate, Strabane. BT82 9FR.  Alternatively booking forms can also be completed directly on our website www/dhcni.com/training 
  3. Await confirmation


8 Strengthening Families Programme
Strengthening Families Programme is an evidence-based parenting programme, designed to promote the protective factors associated with good parenting and better outcomes for children.
Delivered over 14 sessions SFP works with the whole family by improving relationships, parental bonds and parenting skills whilst improving social and life skills for the young people participating.
For organisations SFP Provides:
-access to a free evidence based programme to complement/enhance existing service delivery
-Facilitates greater interagency working
-Upskilling and professional development of staff
-Free training programme
-Access to additional free training
-Improved outcomes for service users
Training will be two full days and upon completion of training participants can facilitate and refer onto SFP.  Please complete attached training form and return - find this under Useful Downloads on 
 Health and Wellbeing through Horticulture
Derry City and Strabane District Council have partnered with The Conservation Volunteers to deliver a health and wellbeing programme for 14 residents of the Derry City and Strabane District Council area. This will see men and women of all ages and backgrounds enjoy learning the basics of gardening/growing your own vegetables whilst gaining a level 2 qualification in Horticulture over the summer months.
Are you thinking about a career in horticulture, looking to meet new people, gain confidence, or just focus on yourself for a change?  If you are not working, aged over 18, live within the Derry City & Strabane District council area and are interested in horticulture this could be ideal for you.
The Horticulture course will run 2 days a week for 13 weeks commencing mid-June. Working as part of a team you should gain skills and knowledge, make new friends, enjoy the outdoors and build the confidence to help you improve your health and wellbeing. Maybe you will even start to think as Horticulture as a career. You will be supplied with a daily lunch and the necessary protective equipment and all training will be paid for by Derry City & Strabane District Council.

On successful completion of the course participants will have the following qualifications and training:
  • 2 days per week volunteering at Brooke Park to carry out practical horticulture work
  • Level 2 Certificate in Work Based Horticulture. There will also be opportunities to travel to other sites.
  • First Aid training
  • Construction Skills Register (CSR card)
How to apply:
Please contact Shannon Healy at The Conservation Volunteer office in Brooke Park on 02871262664 or email 
s.healy@tcv.org.uk for an application form. The closing date for return of forms is Friday 22nd June 2018.
10 First Aid Stigma and Conflict Sessions

British Red Cross are offering the Free First Aid, stigma and conflict sessions to all summer schemes, youth and adult so if anyone would like a free couple of sessions just contact Geraldine on:

02871863760 / 07808243707

Email: GFitzpatrick@redcross.org.uk

11  Upcoming with TUH

SAVE THIS DATE - September 6th 2018
Towards Understanding and Healing Valued Voices programme  in partnership with North West Community Network present-
A unique testimony event with Belfast soul and blues singer Kaz Hawkins - Kaz will share her story of  surviving the troubles, overcoming addiction, recovering her mental health.
Date : September 6th
Time : 12 30 pm - 2pm
Light lunch will be provided

Venue: Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership, 
8-14 Bishop Street, Derry-Londonderry
Places limited.
For more information contact Eamonn Baker - 028 7126 1941 or email: 
eamonnbaker@thejunction-ni.org  or Roisin/Neola at North West Community Network- roisin@nwcn.org and neola@nwcn.org

SAVE THIS DATE -September 17th 2018

Towards Understanding and Healing Valued Voices programme
One day conference exploring the concept of post traumatic growth.

Speakers include: Professor Stephen Joseph (author of "Whatever doesn't kill you) Somatic therapist, Brid Keenan and Peter Heathwood and Fiona Kelly, members of WAVE and former long-time members of the Victim and Survivors Forum.

Time : 9 30 am - 4pm
Venue: Holywell DiverseCity Community Partnership

For more information contact Eamonn Baker- 02871261941 or email: eamonnbaker@thejunction-ni.org
Places limited.
12 Inter-Faith North/West Presents...

Latest in a series of open meetings: “The Bahá’í Bicentenary - What’s it All About?”
Guest speakers from the NI Bahá’í Community

The Playhouse, Artillery Street, L/Derry
Wednesday 27 June 2018, 7.30 pm
(Refreshments from 7 pm)
All interested welcome  


13   NCS: opportunity for 15-17 year olds this summer

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once in a lifetime opportunity for 15-17 year olds in Northern Ireland to build skills for employment such as resilience, confidence and leadership, build trust between people of different backgrounds, and create stronger communities where giving back is a way of life.

Adventure Residential (1-5 July: Share Centre, Fermanagh). Skills & Discovery Residential (21-25 July: Tullyarvan Mill, Buncrana). Social Action Project (26 July-12 August: non-residential, St. Columb’s Park House).

For more information and to download an application pack, go to 
www.StColumbsParkHouse.org/ncs/ncs email ncs@StColumbsParkHouse.org or call 028 71343080

14  STEM summer scheme for 9 to 13 year olds
Please find information on a STEM summer scheme open to 9 to 13 year olds atwww.nwcn.org under 'Useful Downloads'.  The summer scheme is being hosted by Sentinus, a not for profit educational charitable organisation which works with schools and colleges throughout Northern Ireland to promote engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
The cost is £95 for one week from 8.30am to 5.00pm which provides 5 days of fun, problem-solving and practical activities based on science and technology involving teamwork, computer coding and creativity. The theme for this year is Future Cities.
  • Derry - Foyle College - 16th-20th July
  • Strabane - Strabane Academy - 13th - 17th August
  • Drumragh Integrated College - 30th July - 3rd August Omagh
 For more information or to book a place - phone Andrea at Sentinus on 028 92627755


15 Young People and Wellbeing Arts programmes

Please see links below for guidance notes and Expression of Interest form in relation to round 3 of the ARTiculate – Young People and Wellbeing Arts programmes.  This grants scheme is open to all constituted C&V organisations and there is no requirement this year to be funded by PHA but there is a requirement to adhere to PHA standards (detail and link provided within below documents).

  1. Young People & Wellbeing Arts Programme 2016 - 2019: Guidance Notes
  2. Young People & Wellbeing Arts Programme 2016 - 2019: Expression of Interest Form

Expression of Interest form should be forwarded to:
Lorraine Calderwood
Arts Council of Northern Ireland

1 The Sidings
Antrim Road
BT28 3AJ
Deadline for receipt of Expression of Interest Form is 4pm, Tuesday 10th July 2018.


16 RENEWED CALL for Young People for Musical Youth Exchange in Slovenia

Food and Accommodation is provided free of charge whilsttravel will be reimbursed (up to a maximum of €275) following completion of the programme. 

We are looking to recruit 4 young people that would like to represent The Inside Out Programme at the exchange.  If you have the interest and talent and are willing to participate and fully immerse yourself in music for a week long programme, then we would like to hear from you.

YOU can download an Application Form by clicking 
here and returning it to thelidprogramme@hotmail.com by midnight Friday 22nd June 2018.  Feel free to use the same e-mail address for any queries related to the programme.
‘United in Music’ is a Youth Exchange dedicated to music and intercultural dialogue and will take place in Slovenia betweenMonday 30th July and Tuesday 7th August, 2018.  

Funded by the Erasmus+ programme and building on the previous success of '
Rhythm of Youth' and 'Music on the Move', thirty-four young people (aged 18 and over) from the UK, Greece, Jordan, Lebannon and Slovenia will spend 7 days creating a musical extravaganza culminating in a public performance for an invited audience.  

Eight young people from Northern Ireland have travelled to the previous programmes and had life-changing experiences!!!

The exchange will help young people develop skills in choir harmonising and vocal technique and performance.  Those who prefer, will also have the option of focusing on supporting activities of music production, i.e., organisation, promotion, direction and technical support, including playing instruments. 

The programme is participative and interactive and hosts a wide variety of activities including workshops, exercises, presentations, music creation and intercultural evenings.
For more information on The LID Programme click
here and 'LID+' click here.

For all information on the Erasmus+ Programme click 
here.  If you'd like some Erasmus+ literature please click here


17 Latest Offers from Salto Youth

Erasmus+ Youth
25 - 29 September 2018 | Dublin, Ireland
Did you know you can organise international youth projects for your young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what Erasmus+ Youth can do for you and the young people you work with.
Organizer: SALTO Inclusion (SALTO)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 24 June 2018

See details
Let´s get cross!
22 - 29 August 2018 | Krompachy, Slovak Republic
“Let’s get cross!” is a 7-day-lasting international expert seminar on how to enhance the impact of youthwork and nonformal education through cross-sectorial co-operation.We target youth work providers, educationproviders (of any type) and municipalities
Organizer: EduEra (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 26 June 2018

See details
Rroma past and present through forum theater
30 August - 4 September 2018 | Struga, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Call for Participants
Organizer: Institute for Roma and Minorities (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Albania, Austria, Belgium - DE, Belgium - FL, Belgium - FR, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 5 July 2018

See details
Facilitation and Advocacy Skills for international youth Work; Frontiers of Opportunities
26 - 30 August 2018 | Belfast, United Kingdom
Demand for the enunciated skills could create a career for youth workers in advocacy and facilitation of programmes. Now is a better time to address these skills problem than now when the Erasmus+ projects are fully taking roots and its fruits are seen
This activity is for participants from: Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United Kingdom
Application deadline (24h CET): 6 July 2018

See details
Networking Days in Baku
23 - 30 August 2018 | Baku, Azerbaijan
It is a seven day project which aims to provide networking opportunities for NGOs organizing social/sport projects. Except networking participants will be provided with professional trainings in various related topics.
Organizer: YES Event Azerbaijan (NGO/Others)
This activity is for participants from: Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Other countries in the world
Application deadline (24h CET): 13 July 2018

See details
EuroPeers Training Course
26 - 30 September 2018 | Hannover, Germany
A training course for young people who took part in European Solidarity Corps/Erasmus+:YOUTH IN ACTION projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.
Organizer: JUGEND für Europa - National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme in Germany (National Agency) (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Belgium - DE, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, United Kingdom, Western Balkan countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 14 July 2018

See details
RAY Triangular Summit 2018
5 - 7 September 2018 | Vienna, Austria
"Maximising potential: key insights from research for the renewed EU Youth Strategy and Programme" is organised by the research network RAY: research based analysis of Erasmus+: Youth in Action 
Organizer: RAY Coordination (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 15 July 2018

See details
APPETISER - An introduction on how to use the ‘Erasmus+ Youth in Action’ Programme for international youth work
1 - 5 October 2018 | Netherlands
Giving a strong positive first experience of international youth projects to motivate the participants to use the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme.
Organizer: Dutch 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): 19 August 2018

See details
Using Social Entrepreneurship in Erasmus+ - USEE+
4 - 10 November 2018 | Cyprus
Organizer: Youth Board of Cyprus (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 29 August 2018

See details
The Power of Non Formal Education
26 November - 1 December 2018 | Durbuy, Belgium - FL
Improving the impact of Non Formal Education (NFE), principles and methods in empowering young people as real actors of the society (from local to Europe) and building bridges between different educational methods, approaches or reflections.
Organizer: JINT - Belgian-Flemish National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth in Action (National Agency) This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 2 September 2018

See details
TF ITALY 2018, a Toolfair in Italian language
8 - 12 October 2018 | Torino, Italy
The ToolFair is an event created to facilitate the meeting of youth workers, youth leaders, trainers, working at national level with trainers of neighbouring European countries who are able to work in the Italian language.
Organizer: Agenzia Nazionale per i Giovani - Italian National Agency for Erasmus+ Youth (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Eastern Partnership countries, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Southern Mediterranean countries, Western Balkan countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 3 September 2018

See details
What Could Go Wrong? - How to deal with Meestaeks in E+:YiA projects
4 - 10 November 2018 | Sofia, Bulgaria
The training aims to help new Erasmus+ beneficiaries to identify the most common mistakes when organizing E+ Youth projects and look at ways to prevent these mistakes with alternative solutions for when they occur.
Organizer: Human Resource Development Centre (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 5 September 2018

See details
BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges
6 - 10 November 2018 | Turkey
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: Turkish Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agency (National Agency) This activity is for participants from:
Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries
Application deadline (24h CET): 16 September 2018

See details
Towards Collaborative Practice 2018 - Forum on the environmental dimension of social entrepreneurship
27 November - 1 December 2018 | Budapest, Hungary
“Towards Collaborative Practice” Forum: A cross-sector event exploring the potential of youth work and Erasmus+ to foster social entrepreneurship among young people.
Organizer: Hungarian NA for ERASMUS+ Youth - Tempus Public Foundation (National Agency)
This activity is for participants from: Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries, Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU
Application deadline (24h CET): 16 September 2018

See details
Presentation, Report
This Salto Youth tool is prepared for More Than a Refugee Erasmus+ Mobility of Youth Workers in Istanbul, 12-19 April 2018.
This tool addresses: Social Inclusion

See details


18 GET SET with Youth Action

GET qualifications and build on your skills
Applying for work L1, Preparing for Work Experience L1, Customer
Care, Youth Work L1, Budgeting and Money Management, CSR
card and Manual Handling…... more options available

GET work experience
Go behind the scenes in your chosen career,
gain experience and gain confidence. The goal
of this program is to get you back engaged in
education training or employment

FREE course
For 16 to 24 year olds not in school/training, or in a job.
Travel, lunch and childcare costs provided.
2 days per week - Flexible

To book your place or for more information contact:

denise@youthaction.org / TEL 02871318854

There is also a Get Set Fitness Programme contact Denise on the above details for further information


19 Job Opportunities with Developing Healthy Communities

Developing Healthy Communities are recruiting for a Chief Executive and a Finance, Information and Admin Officer.
For further information including detailed Job description and specification and information on how to apply please visit 
028 7161 1384



20  Job and Trustee Opportunities with Kinship Care

Kinship Care NI applicants for the position of:
To develop relationships with new and existing donors and identify new areas of business and opportunities for income generation in support of Kinship Care NI’s mission, vision and strategic objectives.
This position is full time (37.5 hours per week) for a fixed term of 12 months, then subject to funding.
Salary: £24,000 per annum

Based in Derry/Londonderry 

  • Proven track record of securing funding for charitable and/or non-profit organisations from variety of funding sources.
  • Experience writing detailed and compelling funding proposals.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship building and presentation skills.
  • Entrepreneurial acumen.
  • IT skills.
  • A current driving licence with access to a car. (Can be waived in the case of applicant whose disability prohibits driving, but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements).
For a Job Information Pack contact:-
Kinship Care NI, 67 Carlisle Road, L’Derry, BT48 6JL. 
Tel: Jacqueline on 028 71373731

Application Forms can also be requested via e-mail from  
It should be noted that the criteria may be enhanced to facilitate short-listing. 
Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon, 9th July 2018.
Kinship Care NI operates a strict child protection and vulnerable adults policy.
An Enhanced AccessNI check will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.
We are an equal opportunities employer.

Kinship Care NI invite applicants for the position of:
To work alongside staff and volunteers to develop and deliver programmes and activities to children and young people in kinship care.
£10.00 per hour (as and when required)

Based at Based in Derry/Londonderry

  • A minimum of 4 GCSE's grade C or above.
  • Experience working with children and young people either in a paid or voluntary capacity.
  • Experience identifying and assessing need and risk in relation to supporting children with their social, emotional, health and/or educational development.
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity towards difficulties faced by children and young people in kinship care.
  • IT skills.
  • A current driving licence with access to a car. (Can be waived in the case of applicant whose disability prohibits driving, but who is able to organise suitable alternative arrangements).
For a Job Information Pack contact:-
Kinship Care NI, 67 Carlisle Road, L’Derry, BT48 6JL.  
Tel: Jacqueline on 028 71373731

Application Forms can also be requested via e-mail from  
It should be noted that the criteria may be enhanced to facilitate short-listing.
Closing date for completed applications is 12 noon, 9th July 2018.
Kinship Care NI operates a strict child protection and vulnerable adults policy.
An Enhanced AccessNI check will be carried out before an appointment can be confirmed.
We are an equal opportunities employer.


**Trustee Opportunities**
Kinship Care Northern Ireland Ltd (Kinship Care NI) is an award winning charity which helps and supports kinship carers and their children in Northern Ireland.

We are seeking to recruit new Trustees to contribute to Kinship Care NI’s vision so we can continue to develop into an even stronger organisation.

We are interested in hearing from people who want to help, are willing to dedicate time and energy to the issue of kinship care and people who share our passion for Kinship Care NI to grow.

We are looking for individuals with a background in the private, public, voluntary or community sectors who can contribute to the strategic leadership and governance of the organisation. Taking account of the range of skills and experience of Kinship Care NI’s current Board Members, we welcome strengthening the Board’s collective portfolio of skills in the following areas:-

  • HR
  • Finance
  • Fundraising
  • Business Development
  • Marketing and Public Relations, including digital marketing and/or social media
  • Social Investment
  • Impact Measurement
  • Family, employment and/or commercial law
  • Kinship carers and/or individuals who have grown up in kinship care.

As a Trustee you will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to the values and aims of Kinship Care NI and to be responsible collectively with other Trustees for (i) setting its strategic aims in fulfilment of Kinship Care NI’s charitable objects; (ii) for the well-being and development of the organisation; and, (iii) for its good governance in compliance with current legislation under company and charity law.

For a Trustee Recruitment Information Pack please email jacqueline@kinshipcareni.com or for an informal and confidential discussion about the role contact: Jacqueline Williamson on 028 71373731 or 07515478885.  

Closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Monday 9th July 2018.


21 Job Opportunities with The Playhouse

**Education Project Coordinator**
Salary:  £20,661 - £22,658 (pa pro rata, 40 Hrs/Wk)
Hours: 20 Hrs/Wk
(15-Month Contract finishing March 2019, with a possible extension subject to funding)
Based: Derry/Londonderry
Working within a dynamic arts and culture environment, the Education Project Coordinator will be responsible for Open College Network (OCN) verifications, administration and coordination with the North West Regional College amongst other duties. Administration, finance, working in an educational environment and project coordination experience is essential. We are looking for an individual with a high degree of flexibility, innovation and imagination.
Closing date for submissions for this vacancy is Friday 22nd June 2018, 5pm.


**Street Talk Project Coordinator**
Salary: £14,000 (30 Hrs/Wk)
(9-Month Contract, August 2018 – April 2019, freelance basis)
Based: Belfast/Greater Belfast
The Playhouse is looking for an exceptional individual with experience of project coordination and youth work, ideally within the creative arts sector, to coordinate our Street Talk project in the Belfast, Lurgan, Larne and Bangor areas. You’ll need to have excellent coordination skills, be based in Belfast / Greater Belfast, and experience of managing education / training projects.  Employment will be on a freelance basis.
Closing date for this position is Friday 29th June 2018, 5pm.
Job and Personnel Specifications are available to download from 
http://www.derryplayhouse.co.uk/content/vacancies/27 under the heading “About”. To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4), outlining your skills, experience and suitability for this post to:
CEO, The Playhouse, Artillery Street, Derry/ Londonderry,
BT48 6RG  Tel - (028) 71 268027
Or email your CV and cover letter to

Email: info@derryplayhouse.co.uk
The Playhouse is an Equal Opportunities Employer

**Freelance Artist Facilitators**
The Playhouse seeks Freelance Artist Facilitators including graffiti / mural artists, filmmakers, photographers, theatre practitioners, digital artists, visual artists and other art forms to facilitate a learning based youth art programme based in Belfast, Greater Belfast & Derry Londonderry.

Project Background
The Playhouse has been delivering a youth art project called Street Talk since 2013 in Derry Londonderry, Strabane, Limavady and mid-Ulster. The project addresses crime and justice issues with young people and improves relationships between young people and the police.

The Playhouse has now received funding to develop this work by delivering bespoke arts based projects in the 8 areas of Northern Ireland identified as being at risk from gang culture / organised crime.

The 8 areas in which this project will be delivered were identified through the Fresh Start Agreement, and are:

• New Lodge and Greater Ardoyne (North Belfast) • Lower Falls, Twinbrook, Poleglass, Upper Springfield, Turf Lodge and Ballymurphy (West Belfast) • Shankill, upper & lower, including Woodvale (West Belfast) • The Mount & Ballymacarrett (East Belfast) • Drumgask & Kilwilkie (Lurgan) • Larne area (including Antiville & Kilwaughter) and Carrickfergus area (including Northland & Castlemarra) • Clandeboye, and Conlig, including Kilcooley (Bangor) • Brandywell & Creggan (Derry/Londonderry)

The Playhouse is currently working with Open College Network (OCN) to design a bespoke OCN qualification that will use a range of arts activity to explore issues relating to crime, justice, policing and gang culture with young people. For example a graffiti arts facilitator will use street art and mural art to enable young people to visualize the themes of the OCN.

The project will work in partnership with Education Authority Youth Clubs in each of the 8 areas to deliver this Open College Network (OCN) course. There will be one OCN course per area. At least 12 young people will participate in each OCN course. The Youth Clubs will recruit the young people. Each OCN course will provide a minimum of 30 hours contact time for young people.

The Artist Facilitator will:

• Work with young people to design their own bespoke art projects in response to the OCN curriculum.

• Enable young people to devise and create artwork that explores the OCN course themes, so that young people gain insights into issues of crime, gang culture and justice.

•  Lead discussions around the themes presented by a short educational films, including The Playhouse’s film Recruited. See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkHgvB8JhIw&feature=youtu.be

•  Enable the young people to have greater understanding and awareness of a shared society.

•  Fulfil the role of OCN assessor

Training will be provided in OCN assessment, the themes of the project and Playhouse employment policies / procedures. Standard rates of pay provided by The Playhouse for freelance facilitators are £35 per hour contact time + mileage.

To apply please send:

•  A cover letter of no more than two pages outlining the experiences and skills that you will bring to this project
•  CV
•  Images / examples of your work from at least two relevant projects that you have undertaken

Please send info to info@derryplayhouse.co.uk by 5pm, Wednesday 4 July 2018.

**Tender Opportunity for Local Artist**

Full details can be found under 'Useful Downloads' on www.nwcn.org


22  Job Opportunity with Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum


Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum is the lead partner of the Social Prescribing Project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund and we have an exciting position available for a Project Support Worker who will be responsible for providing administrative and financial support to the Project.
RESPONSIBLE TO: Social Prescribing Manager
LOCATION: Gasyard Centre, 
128 Lecky Road, Derry – the post will require travel in NI and Scotland
HOURS OF DUTY:  35 hours per week – until April 21 (with possible additional 2 years depending on funding)
SALARY: NJC Scale 6 Pt 26 £23,866
Candidates must possess three years experience in project administration & finance including electronic payroll and accounting packages and financial spreadsheets as well as NVQ Level Three Business Administration or equivalent
Five years experience in project administration & finance including electronic payroll and accounting packages and financial spreadsheets 
A full application pack can be requested by contacting  Susan Harkin : 
Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 27th June 2018. 
It is anticipated interviews will be held on Friday 6th July 2018.
Bogside and Brandywell Health Forum is an Equal Opportunities employer


23  Job Opportunity with NICMA

NICMA – the Childminding Association is a charity and membership organisation which works regionally to promote quality home based childcare. Registered childminding is a major source of childcare in Northern Ireland providing more than 20,000 places for children aged 0-12 years.

We are currently recruiting for the following post:
Training and Development Officer – Western Health and Social Care Trust

Aim of the post: To promote the development of children, families and communities by supporting quality childcare and
education opportunities specifically in home based settings.
Location: Home-based (working specifically in Limavady and Derry/Londonderry) will require travel to main
office in Newtownards and across Western Health and Social Care Trust area.
Hours: 20 per week, flexibly arranged, to allow for evening work.
Time off in lieu may be taken for any extra hours worked.
Salary: £21,978 [FTE 37 hours] this will be pro rata for period of contract and hours worked per week.
Period: Fixed Term until 31st March 2019

This project is supported by the Pathway Fund which is administered by Early Years- the organisation for
young children and funded by the Department of Education

We are an equal opportunities employer.
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

Please contact Valerie Earney; 
info@nicma.org or telephone NICMA office on 028 9181 1015 to request a recruitment pack.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 28th June 2018 no later than 4.00pm
Interviews for the post will be held week beginning 2nd July 2018

NICMA – the Childminding Association, 16-18 Mill Street, Newtownards, BT23 4LU
Tel: 028 9181 1015 / 


24  In Your Space Circus - Carnival of Colours Festival Support Role

Deadline 4pm TODAY - Full details can be found under 'Useful Downloads' at www.nwcn.org


25 Live Wise Age Well 50+ Summer Scheme
Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July 2018
11am – 1pm at The Gasyard Centre
Why should the kids have all the fun!
Monday – Arts and Crafts
Tuesday – Summer Bowling
Wednesday – Flower arranging
Thursday – Movie
Friday – Summer Bus Trip – 12 noon
(Letterkenny shopping – Villa Rose for dinner and entertainment)
To register contact Mary on 028 7136 5330 or 
Entry fee £15


26  Mobile and Tablet Classes

Mobile and Tablet Classes at Aghanloo Ind Estate, Limavady.
Tuesday Afternoons starting 26th June for 4 weeks 12.30-2.30.  Friday Mornings from the 29th June for 4 weeks,10-12 pm.  £30 for the full 4 weeks. 

If you need more information please contact Diane on 07530829351



27  Dissertation Research Request

My name is Sarah Compton and I am carrying out a research project for my MSc Psychology in Education Degree.  The project is about what influences people’s attitudes to communities different from themselves.  The point of the research is to understand why people feel the way they do about others and how this information can be used to build a supportive and inclusive education system for all children regardless of their background.

Included in the email is a link to the online questionnaire.  When you click on the link you will be asked to complete a consent form.  Once you start the questionnaire it should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.  All the data collected for this study will be anonymous.  We will not ask for your name or any other identifying information.  The data will be stored in a password protected file and will only be accessible to the researchers involved in the project.  The anonymous data may be used in presentations, online, in research reports, in project summaries or similar.   In addition, the anonymous data may be used for further analysis.  Your individual data will not be identifiable but if you do not want the data to be used in this way please do not complete the questionnaire. 

If you do agree to complete the questionnaire you are free to leave any questions unanswered or to stop completing the questionnaire altogether at any point.  Once the questionnaire is submitted the data cannot be withdrawn as it is anonymous so there will be no way to identify your data.  The data will be kept for approximately 3 years after which point it will be destroyed.

This research has been approved by the Department of Education, University of York Ethics Committee.  If you have any questions or complaints about this research please contact Sarah Compton 
smbc501@york.ac.uk or Chair of the Ethics Committee education-research-administrator@york.ac.uk.

Many thanks for your help with this research
Sarah Compton

Questionnaire Link: 


28  Dementia Friendly Tea Dances at The Millennium Forum

Booking is now open for our Monthly tea dances from August to December 2018.  June and July dates are sold out.  Book early to avoid disappointment.
The event is free and will start at 2pm in the Studio Theatre and finish at approx. 3.30pm.
The dates are:-
Thursday 30th August
Thursday 27th September
Thursday 25th October
Thursday 29th November
Thursday 20th December – Christmas Carol Dementia Tea Dance
Tea/coffee, sandwiches etc., will be served from 2pm – can you please advise if you have any dietary requirements or wheelchairs in your group when booking?
If you have any other access requirements, please advise.
You can book your tickets online at 
www.millenniumforum.co.uk or telephone 028 71264455(chose option 1)
We look forward to welcoming you to our Theatre.


29  Energy of Light Disco at The Millennium Forum

Our Energy of Light discos will continue over the Summer months with a beach theme to keep our summer mood soaring!!  The dates for the next few months are Friday 29 June, Friday 20 July (bit earlier in the month than usual) and Friday 31 August.
Come along to the monthly Energy of Light Disco's, a monthly disco Age 15+ for those who are experiencing limited physical, sensory and or learning ability.  DJ Oliver will have you have you dancing to a range of music including pop, country and the very best of dance hits.  So come along and enjoy the music, dance and have fun!   Cost is £3.
Tickets are available on our website 
www.millenniumforum.co.uk or by contacting our box office on 02871 264455 (chose option 1).  BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT



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