Countdown to GDPR; AGE UK Camden seeks new CEO; Counselling for Male DV Victims; Regents Park Singers; Silver Cycling; CDA News; Camden Giving KX Fund; Trustee Training + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs and volunteering + more
Countdown to GDPR
GDPR comes into force on 25th May. After that time you will need to have clear record that the people you market to have consented to receive your emails and other communications. Don’t forget that there are other legitimate reasons for retaining someone’s data as well as consent such as a contractual basis. There are a range of resources on our website to help you. For next weeks’ GDPR reminder we will post the handouts from the recent VAC course on GDPR on the website.
Age UK Camden CEO, Gary Jones, to Step Down
After 30 years working to help older people enjoy later life, Gary Jones has resigned to pursue consultancy and other opportunities. He will be leaving in October and wll be greatly missed in Camden.
Age UK Camden’s Chair, Mary Burd said: ‘we hope to recruit someone to start in September which will allow an overlap with Gary. We are confident that with its excellent reputation, Age UK Camden will be able to attract good candidates. Gary will indeed be a hard act to follow.’
The job advert and application details are here.
Uomini – counselling for male victims of domestic abuse
The service, based in Islington has existed for a number of years offering counselling and advocacy to male victims of domestic abuse. Information about this service can be found at uomini.co.uk.
The counselling service is offered free of charge to men who cannot pay and on a sliding scale for those who can. The counsellors are all qualified members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
The service can be contacted at email@example.com
Regent Park Singers In Concert
Friday 4th May 7.30 at The Old Diorama Arts Centre, Drummond Street, NW1
Acessible venue, no need to book. All welcome. £2 donation suggested.
Silver Cycling for 50+ in Regent’s Park.
West Euston Partnership has a range of bikes suitable for everyone, including wheelchair accessible and for those who have never cycled before or are out of practice. Available to book for free on Tuesdays 11 – 2pm. Volunteer companion cyclists are there to chat to you and then why not have a coffee at 20% off in the park café? Call 020 7388 7932 to book ahead.
Camden Disability Action
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Camden Giving’s KX Fund – Closing 7th May
Projects should mitigate against the Kings Cross developments by:
~ Creating greater social cohesion
~ and/or reducing isolation of individuals or communities
~ and/or improving air quality/the natural environment
Projects must primarily benefit communities around the Kings Cross development. Priority will be given to applications benefiting communities in Kings Cross, Somers Town and St Pancras.
We welcome applications from charities, small un-constituted groups and social enterprises.
We provide 121 advice about applications call us on 07717595605, attend our drop-in events or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Music Programme
Youth Music promotes musical opportunities for children and young people, up to the age of 25, living in challenging circumstances.
~ Grants of £2,000 to £30,000 for six to 24-month-projects that will help to achieve the Foundation’s vision for a musically inclusive England.
~ Grants of £30,001 to £100,000 for 18- to 36-month-projects or grants of £100,001 to £150,000 for 24- to 36-month-projects that expand and embed musically inclusive practice within and beyond the applicant’s organisation.
Neighbourhood Planning Support
Locality has announced further support to communities to help shape the future of local areas by creating a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order. Details here.
Fund Supporting Summer Play Schemes Opens
Hilden Charitable Fund helps community groups run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children aged five to 18 years in the UK.
Grants of between £500 and £1,500 to support local summer play schemes for children aged five to 18 years.
Some priority will be given to projects that show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show involvement of BME groups.
Applications must be from voluntary agencies with less than £150k income.
The next deadline for applications is 1 June 2018. Find out more here.
Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme
The Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. You can apply for one year grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 for core costs, equipment or project funding to charities which can show that such a grant will make a significant difference to their work. Details here.
Applicants must have an annual turnover of less than £150,000 per annum.
Looking for support to find funding? VAC has the full version of Grantfinder, an online programme that let’s you search for sources of funding.
A member of VAC staff will sit down with you for an hour to show you how to use it and make the most of Grantfinder. This is a free service for Camden voluntary and community groups. To book your slot contact Ricky at email@example.com or call 020 7284 6550.
A simplified version of Grantfinder is available here.
Voluntary Action Camden working in partnership with Mary Ward Centre.
Governance in the Voluntary and Community Sector
VAC and Mary Ward offer this short course for members of governing bodies or anybody who is interested in developing the knowledge and skills required to be a member of a governing body in the voluntary or community sector. With the knowledge gained from this course you can become an effective participant in the governance of new and existing organisations. Full details on the Mary Ward Centre website.
Looking for training for your trustees? We still have a few places left on our annual Governance in the Voluntary and Community Sector course at the Mary Ward Centre. 6 Evenings and generous concessions. See VAC Events.
A Carers Trust event to look at the issues young carers face. This will help more of us to identify and support young carers – whether we are a commissioner of services or work within a health care setting, teacher, member of a faith group, community leader or have regular contact with young people
London: 30th April. Book at Eventbrite.
This is a free event. Lunch, refreshments, and materials will be provided
‘Building A Stronger Britain Together’
(BSBT) Information Event taking place on Thursday 24th May, 10am-11.30am at West Euston Partnership. Come along and find out more about in-kind support available through the BSBT programme. Featuring a talk from the BSBT Home Office team plus Q&A session. More informationand booking here
VCC Volunteer Managers’ Forum
Tuesday 19 June, 10am to 1pm
An opportunity to discuss all things volunteer management and network with volunteer managers in Camden and beyond. Refreshments. Details here.
Become a Change Maker with North Camden Zone
A free one day training course to the voluntary and community sector and individuals working with children, young people or families, called Become a Change Maker (Level 1). The training will focus on systems thinking and will give you an understanding of change and supporting grassroots action.
The training will take place on the 2nd of May 2018, 9:30am to 4pm at St Pancras Community Association, 67 Plender Street, London NW1 0LG. Please book your place here. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Queens Crescent Open Evening
An open event for young peole in Camden with careers advice, music, food. Friday 4th May, 6 – 8pm at The Dome, Weedington Road. email@example.com
VAC is recruiting volunteers to help us in our new building in Chalk Farm
VAC has recently moved to a new home at Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street, NW1. We are sharing the building with Camden Carers and Camden Disability Action. A number of other small community groups will also be using the premises. It is a very busy building with lots of people coming and going.
VAC is now delighted to offer a new Receptionist volunteering opportunity.
You will carry out reception work and be the first point of contact for visitors. Ideally you will be able to commit for a minimum of half a day per week for 3 months. You will be an important member of the VAC team of volunteers and staff and will have access to training and ongoing support.
Contact Kevin Nunan at VAC on 020 7284 6557 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Castlehaven Community Association seeks Children and Young People Project Manager
Salary: £29,250 pa, 35 hours per week.
The main focus of the position is to manage the development, promotion and successful delivery and implementation of the Children and Young People’s activities at the Castlehaven Community Association.
The post holder will also be required to work strategically while delivering projects as required to support the effective running of our service meeting the requirements of clients, funders and stakeholders as set out in our contracts.
Please provide us with a covering letter, using our essential criteria as a basis for this, no longer than two sides of A4 and your current CV to email@example.com
Closing date: Sunday 6th May at midnight. Interviews: Thursday 10th May 2018
Deputy Manager wanted at Sunshine Day Nursery
The Caraf Centre, 27-30 Cheriton, Queen’s Crescent NW5 4EZ
The successful applicant will work with children aged 6 months to 5 years old. Required:
• BA Early Childhood Studies or
• Diploma in Childcare Level 3/4 in Children and Young People’s workforce.
• At least two years of post-qualification experience of working with children at a supervisory level
• a good understanding of the Children’s Act 1989/2004 and Birth to Three Framework
• ability to fulfil the role of SENCO (training available)
• enthusiasm and commitment to working with children in a culturally diverse and inclusive setting
• an understanding of BAME needs and implementing an inclusive curriculum
• a real desire and the capability to achieve the highest standards in childcare
• good management skills and leadership qualities.
DBS checked. Competitive salary depending on qualification and experience.
For job description and application form go to: http://www.thecarafcentre.co.uk/vacancies
If you would like to know more about this role please contact Indira Vyas or Natalia Leiva Berger on 0207 284 0030 Ext: 203
E: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.thecarafcentre.co.uk
Kilburn Older Voices Exchange (KOVE) seeks Community Development Worker
10 to 14 hours a week. Initial contract from 1 September 2018 to 30 September 2019 with possible extension to 30 September 2021, subject to funding.
KOVE requires a Community Development Worker to help with organising its community projects and activities. KOVE is a registered charity and we are committed to overcoming social isolation of older people in the Kilburn, West Hampstead, Finchley Road and Swiss Cottage areas and campaigning for better facilities for older people. We are a dynamic community action group, working in partnership with Ageing Better in Camden, funded by the Big Lottery.
For an application pack, please email: email@example.com
Closing date: Tuesday 29 May at 5pm Interviews on Thursday 21 June
For an informal discussion about the post, please phone Peter Lush on 07973-845285
The Brandon Centre seeks Receptionist Administrator:
An opportunity has arisen for a motivated individual, with previous experience as a Receptionist to join the team. The post holder will provide reception and some administration support for all the services that operate out of the Brandon Centre.Details at http://brandon-centre.org.uk/info/vacancies/
Closing date is 9th May 2018.
Healthwatch Camden is recruiting a Project Officer
28 hours a week, £24,240 pa
Healthwatch Camden is an independent organisation, working to ensure that local people get a say in the health and social care services they use. We are looking for someone who understands the ways that service user voice can be used to shape and improve services; who can relate to the diverse population in Camden; who understands the contribution volunteers can make to projects; who has experience of research, preferably in an area of social policy; who can manage process, with good attention to detail; who wants to take responsibility; who can work flexibly; and above all who wants to make a difference for the people of Camden. Full details and how to apply available here.
To apply, please send us your CV together with a supporting statement to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date 4 May 2018. Interviews will be the week commencing 14th May.
Queries to email@example.com or telephone – 020 7383 2402.
Age UK Camden seeks Office Coordinator & Central Reception
35 hours per week£24,134 to £26,131 + 6% con tributory pension
In this key central role within our diverse and vibrant organisation, you’ll work across the organisation supporting colleagues and services, directly supporting clients via calls & signposting. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to gain a greater insight into a local independent charity.
Closing date: 5:00pm on 30th April
For further details and an application form visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 020 7239 0400.
Ageing Better in Camden Community Activity Programme Invitation to Tender
Ageing Better in Camden has identified a need for an increased number of supportive activities for older people over 60 across Camden. We are therefore commissioning a programme of organisations to deliver ‘Gold Standard’ Community Activities to enable older people to attend supportive and well run activities in their local community. The aim is to help older people reduce their social isolation and loneliness, as well as make connections and build networks. Deadline Wednesday 4th July. See the website for details.
Planning application policy consultation – have your say
There are important planning changes being consulted on which relate to the draft Environmental Justice report e.g. health impact assessments, unredacted housing economic viability, air quality etc. Have your say here.
Our Environmental Justice report, summary and short films can be found here.
Further insight briefings can be found here.
New Project with BAME Older People
Ageing Better in Camden is commissioning a new Community Action Project specifically targeted for work with isolated older people in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in Camden. The aim is to help older people from BAME communities to reduce their social isolation and loneliness, as well as make connections and build networks.
Ageing Better in Camden invites organisations to tender for our new BAME Community Action project which will run for 2.5 years from October 2018.
The deadline for submitting a tender is Monday 4 June 2018. Details here.