VAC is recruiting; New date for GDPR course; Free Grantfinder sessions; Refugee Sponsorship Meeting; Camden Healthkick; Crowdfunding Training; Venue Needed for Exhibition; BBC Arabic Festival; Mayoral Awards for Regeneration + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs and volunteering + more
VAC is Recruiting – Community Partnership Adviser
VAC, in partnership with Camden’s Safeguarding Children Board and the London Borough of Camden, is seeking to recruit an experienced person to be responsible for the delivery of the Community Partnership Advisory Service.
Based in VAC’s premises, you will be responsible for increasing the knowledge and awareness of safeguarding matters within BME communities and faith groups.
This will involve the building of strong working relationships and the co-design and delivery of safeguarding training. The emphasis will also be on the development of robust cross sector working and the equipping of statutory agencies to understand the role that communities play in safeguarding children.
You must have experience of working with or in children’s services and/or child protection services, partnership working and a successful track record of working with BME, communities and faith groups on sensitive issues. Good interpersonal skills are essential.
Closing date: Noon on Friday, 23rd March 2018. Interview date: Wednesday, 4th April 2018.
Health and Safety Essentials and GDPR Courses now booking
Hurry, booking has opened on a further GDPR course date and Health and Safety Essentials. Full details in the VAC Events section below.
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 sector groups. To book your slot contact Ricky at email@example.com or call 020 7284 6550.
To get an idea of what Grantfinder can do take a look at the simplified version available here.
Meet the Churches Together in Hampstead Community Sponsorship Team.
Guest speakers will talk about the scheme and the refugee crisis. Learn how to get involved. Refreshments provided.
18th March, 2.30 – 4.30pm at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 4 Holly Walk, Hampstead
If you are in the Queens Crescent/Gospel Oak area there are lots of activities being run by Camden Healthkick including new zumba Sessions, cooking at Kentish Town City Farm, gardening, women only money skills, free sports, gardening and women and children zumba. Click here to veiw the full calendar.
8 Week Crowdfunding Accelerator Training
An 8 Week Crowdfunding Bootcamp for charities, social entrepreneurs and individuals looking to raise their impact by running a successful crowdfunding campaign. Run by Crowdfund 360 and Chuffed. Click here for details.
Mayoral Awards for Involving Communities in Regeneration
Congratulations to Holborn Community Centre for getting rebuild costs for Bedford House and there was also an award for improvements to Gospel Oak/Queens Crescent area. Full details here.
Can you help? Venue needed for Summer 2019 for Anne Frank exhibition
The Anne Frank Trust are an education charity who empower young people through education to challenge prejudice and discrimination.
The Anne Frank Trust are looking for a venue for their “Anne Frank + You” exhibition in Camden in Summer 2019, following the delivery of educational programmes in schools. The exhibition takes a unique look at Anne Frank’s life and diary and then raises issues of racism, conflict and identity in Britain today. The space needed is 100m2 space with a 2.5m ceiling height. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
BBC Arabic Festival
The BBC Arabic Festival screens bold and diverse short films and documentaries about the social and political changes taking place in the Arab world today. Now in the fourth year, there is a new focus on digital journalism to explore the changing landscape of our media.
The festival takes place at the iconic art-deco BBC Radio Theatre in central London, between Friday 20 April and Thursday 26 April 2018. Find out more here.
Camden Disability Action
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
The Latest Edition of the Council’s Funding Bulletin can be found here.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Camden Giving have published the timetable for the various grants programmes they will be offering over the coming 12 months. There are 6 programmes in total. You can view the full timetable here. The KX Fund 2018 opens on 3rd April for grants up to £10,000.
Clarion Futures – Community Grants Programme until Monday 9th April
Clarion is the largest housing group in the country. Through its Community Grants Programme – managed by Groundwork – it awards grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to charities, community organisations and voluntary groups for projects which primarily benefit its residents.
To get updated information on how to apply and to see the criteria, please visit Clarion Community Grants Programme or contact Katie McNie– Groundwork email@example.com
Grants of up to £10,000 (per year, for up to three years) are available to not for profit organisations working to support children and young people who are experiencing disadvantage. The deadline for applications is Thurs 1st March. Go to the BBC Children in Need website for full details.
Healthy Minds Programme with Mind in Camden
There is a full programme of activities taking place at the Living Centre as part of the Healthy Minds programme. Full details on the VAC training calendar.
How Do You Write a Successful Grant Application?
How Do You Write a Successful Grant Application?
Part 1 will be focusing on how to write the application – Wednesday 14th March, 2pm to 5pm
Part 2 will be focusing on how to work out the cost of the service, how to draw up a budget and produce a cash flow. Wednesday 21st March, 2pm to 5pm
at the Mary Ward Centre, 42, Queen Square, London WC1N 3AQ. Book at Eventbrite.
Contact Simone Hensby firstname.lastname@example.org. 020 7284 6555
Health and Safety Essentials
Voluntary Action Camden 14 March 2018
Do you have responsibilities for health and safety where you work? Do you want to know your rights when it comes to health and safety? You get a certificate at the end of the course.
The training is ideal for people new to health and safety or those wanting to refresh their knowledge. The course also covers all the requirements for running a community group safely. In particular, migrant workers or recent arrivals in the UK will gain important knowledge about their rights. Book here
Basic Risk Assessment Course
Voluntary Action Camden 21 March 2018
Do you want to know how to carry out a risk assessment? Do you have responsibility for managing health & safety where you work? This 3-hour basic risk assessment training could be what you are looking for.
• For people with health and safety responsibilities in voluntary organisations
• For staff and volunteers of community groups
• For recent arrivals and migrants who want to know about risk assessment
If you run a community group or local charity the course covers all you need to know about carrying risk assessments. Book at eventbrite
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.
Get Ready for GDPR: A Practical Workshop for Camden Community Groups
Wednesday 14th March from 2 – 5pm. The 3rd of our GDPR events looking at the new rules around data protection that come into force in May. Book your place at Eventbrite.
Camden Carers Centre AGM Tues 20 March 3.30 – 5.30pm
Hear about Camden Carers Service plans for the next three years.
Booking is not essential, however if you can contact email@example.com or call 020 7428 8950
Voluntary Action Camden AGM Tues 20 March 6.00 – 8.00pm
Hear about VAC’s work and our plans for the future.
Please let us know if you are coming by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7284 5660
CORC Regional Seminar Series 2018
‘Should mental health service seek to cure mental ill health? If not, what are they there for?’
Join us to discuss what the research can tell us about whether children and young people are being helped by mental health services. Contribute to the debate about how we respond to the data, how we define and measure a positive outcome, and how we communicate the scope and focus of treatment.
Open to mental health and education professionals, service leads, commissioners and anyone interested in the future of children and young people’s mental health services.
25 April: London. CORC, Jordan House, 47 Brunswick Place, London N1 6EB
For more information, please go to our website: http://www.corc.uk.net/training-events/
Volunteer Managers’ Forum and Coffee Morning
Wednesday 14th March, 10am-12.30pm in Camden to discuss all things volunteer management with volunteer managers in Camden, and beyond. Details and booking at Eventbrite.
Camden Family Members Reference Group
A group for all carers of an adult with a learning disability in Camden
Wednesday 21 March 2018 10:30am – 12:30pm followed by a light lunch
More details / RSVP contact: email@example.com Tel: 020 7697 1336
Free Sports and Fencing at Handyside Sports Hall
Sundays, Boys and Girls 12 – 16 years from 1 – 2.30pm. At Handyside Sports Pitch. Free
Contact Mus Turay: 07500 421944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Money Skills for people with English as a Second Language – London
Practise your spoken English and learn how to improve your money management skills with these practical workshops, which will also offer you valuable tips about saving money. You will learn about bills and budgeting, banking in the UK, Welfare Benefits and Payslips.
Mary Ward Legal Centre is running these workshops in partnership with community organisations.
To find out more email: Financial.email@example.com
Financial capability – Train the trainer – London
2 day course – London 19th & 20th March and 23rd & 24th May (other dates available on our websites)
If you support clients on a low income, this practical course will enable you to run our financial capability course, as well as gain the skills and knowledge to incorporate financial education into your existing work.
Find out more at the Quaker Social Action website.
Looking for Befrienders for vulnerable asylum seekers. Do you have two hours a week to visit with someone, have a coffee and listen to their problems? Can you do casework and report back to supervisor? Opportunities to learn Asylum Law, Mental Health issues and what it means to Advocate for someone. Service users are scattered throughout London so you may need to travel and attend Training. Languages useful but not essential.
Apply to: Ruth Appleton, 020 7482 2903 or register online at our website www.santeproject.org.uk
QCCA tutoring position
Volunteer Maths or Science Tutor to support 15-16 year old students in maths/science as they prepare for their GCSE exams.
Find out more on the QCCA website. Please contact: Jamie@qcca.org.uk with a CV and brief cover letter to apply or for more information.
Successful volunteers will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Volunteer Cycling Buddies needed
Be in at the beginning! Silver Cycling is a new initiative to encourage older people to cycle in Regents’ Park. It is particularly aimed at people 60+ who may be isolated and lonely.
Starting in April, it will be run on Tuesdays 11 – 2 pm in Regent’s Park. Anyone coming alone will be offered a companion cyclist to go with them. You will be helping to get the bikes ready and offer companionship to those who want it by cycling with them in the park.
You need to be available on Tuesdays from 10.30 – 2.30 pm and will be required to have a DBS check for this role. Contact Diana Young: 020 7388 7932 x1203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Thanet Youth and Community Centre seeks Centre Manager
Appx 15 hours per week, flexible hours, £21 per hour.
Email email@example.com for information pack and application form.
Application deadline 9am on Monday 19 March.
This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.
Volunteer Opportunities with Solace Women’s Aid
Sessional Group Volunteer CHTSS
Availability Running 3-9 sessions per year on Tuesday mornings or Friday afternoons
Do you have a skill or talent that you would love to share with female survivors of domestic abuse? The content of our groups is flexible and range from creative skills, performance, writing, health & wellbeing. The idea candidate must have the appropriate qualifications & training. Sessional Group Volunteer Complex Needs Refuge
Availability Running 3-12 sessions per year currently on Tuesdays or Wednesdays
We are looking for enthusiastic women to run interesting sessions at our women’s refuge. If you have any skill or talent then apply for this role. The idea candidate must have the appropriate qualifications & training. We are interested to hear your suggestions for our groups. Refuge Support Volunteer
Availability 1 – 3 days per week
We are looking for an approachable volunteer with good interpersonal skills, self-motivated and able to carry out tasks unsupervised, flexible and interested in Domestic and Sexual Violence and it’s impact on women and children. This is an extremely varied role, helping with the day to day running of the refuge and supporting women and children affected by Domestic and Sexual Violence. Children & Families Assistant
Availability 1 – 2 days per week
The children & families assistant will be supporting the day to day running of the children’s service. This may include: Supporting women to attend appointments, draw up activity timetables, running groups, keep records of all activities and making contact with women via telephone. Experience of working with children is required.
To apply please complete the application and monitoring form on the website. Deadline 4th April.
Please note that the volunteer opportunities are open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1), and that these volunteer roles are exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 and subject to enhanced DBS checks.
History Pin seeks Marketing & Project Coordinator 60%
Start Date: April 2018. Closing date: 19th March.
Fixed term contract until end of November 2018, with possibility for extension
£24,000 – £26,000, Mon – Fri, some evening / weekend work may be required
Place of Work: Historypin, London Please see this link for full details.
LAWRS seeks Spanish Speaking Counsellor and Psychotherapist
We are looking for motivated individuals to join our growing team.
Spanish Speaking Counsellor and Psychotherapist 2 days (14 hours) per week
£28,050 (pro-rata). Fixed term to March 2019 – with possibility of extension
We are seeking Spanish speaking Counsellor/Psychotherapist for LAWRS’ Counselling and Psychotherapy project which offers a women-centred, culturally specific service in Spanish and Portuguese for Latin American women survivors of violence against women and girls (VAWG).
Contact Amanda Odelius, Administrator, for the application pack either by post (Tindlemanor, 52-54 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Youth Safety in Camden
Camden Council has launched a Youth Safety Taskforce to help young people stay safe in Camden and examine the underlying causes of youth violence.
Camden has seen an eight per cent rise in knife crime with injuries in the last year, according to the latest official crime figures, with young people often the victims of violent crime. The Camden Youth Safety Taskforce has been set up to help us understand, prevent and ultimately reduce violence amongst young people, including knife crime, in the borough.
We are keen to hear from young people themselves, young adults, local parents and professionals who work with young people, as well as residents.
Have your say in the Online Survey
Closes 5 Mar 2018. Contact email@example.com 020 7974 4444