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Temporary position to cover staff absence.

30 hours week over 4 days

 

Should possess good interpersonal skills, have experience in working in a busy office and be able to work with Microsoft office software.

This is a temporary position and the applicant should be flexible in their approach.

For further information please contact Anne Lyall on 01670 858688 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maltings

 

 

Salary: £29k-£32k.

Deadline: 4pm on Monday 3 December 2018

Interviews: in Berwick upon Tweed on Wednesday 12 December 2018

Preferred start date: as soon as possible after 14 January 2019

 

Thank you for your interest in the role of Finance & Operations Manager at The Maltings. 

The Maltings is the primary professional arts organisation for North Northumberland, with a current annual turnover of c. £850,000.  We provide a year round cinema, workshops and performing arts programme in our purpose built venue in the centre of Berwick upon Tweed, and deliver Berwick Visual Arts’ programme in two gallery spaces elsewhere in the town (www.maltingsberwick.co.uk, www.berwickvisualarts.co.uk).

The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Ltd. is a registered charity funded by Northumberland County Council and by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio Organisation, and mindful of the ongoing need to maximise earned income and build reserves. The Finance & Operations Manager will play a vital practical part in keeping our finances and operations in good order, while we strive to develop artistically and maximise our impact on all the communities we serve, regionally and nationally.  

  

Application Process

If you would like to apply, please read the Job Description & Person Specification and complete the application form and return it with an up-to-date CV and a covering letter that explains why you are applying for the position and how your experience and expertise fits the role.

We strongly encourage you to complete and return the diversity monitoring information which makes up the last page of this document.  All information given to us on this form will be separated from the application on receipt, and be held anonymously for monitoring purposes only.

Please submit your application documents to Finance & Operations Manager recruitment, The Maltings, Eastern Lane, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1AJ. We would prefer signed, hard copies of application documents, but applications can also be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will respond to all applicants as quickly as we can.

Please contact Matthew Rooke (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 07749 412128) or Ros Lamont (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any queries or for an informal discussion about the job. All enquiries and applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

WECAN new compressed

 

10 hours per week (initially)

To include 4 hours on a Saturday

Pay rate: £9.95 per hour

 

Wecan is a registered charity supporting children and young people with additional needs aged 6 to 19 years.

We now require a Deputy Manager to co-ordinate, plan and deliver our new service for adults age 19 to 30.  Experience of working with adults with disabilities/additional needs is essential together with an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in Health & Social Care or Supervisory Management.

For more information or to request an application pack, please contact: Hayley Armstrong, Service Manager on 07741 480188 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS NOW FRIDAY 9TH NOVEMBER 2018

WECAN new compressed

 

Summer Holidays – up to 19.5 hrs per week and/or

Term Time Saturdays – 3.5 hrs per week and/or

May & October half term – 6.5 hrs per week

 

Plus additional enabling hours available

Rate of Pay is £7.38 - £7.90 per hour (depending on experience)

 

Wecan is a registered charity supporting children and young people with additional needs aged 6 to 19 years.

We are currently recruiting Support Workers to support our children and young people to access a wide range of leisure activities and local events during our forthcoming Summer Scheme. Experience of working with children and young people is essential and an NVQ (or equivalent) in a Childcare related subject is desirable.

For more information or to request an application pack, please contact: Hayley Armstrong, Service Manager on 07741 480188 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

PLEASE NOTE: Recruitment is ongoing until 1st July 2018

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Imagine a day when...

…you didn’t see anyone,

…no one called in,

…no one phoned, or emailed or texted or Tweeted or Facebooked you

…you had no contact with anyone else from getting up to going to bed

…you were constantly worried about food, heating, money and your safety

Now… imagine that the next day was the same, and the next and the next….

This is the reality for over 5000 older people in Northumberland.

 

Age UK Northumberland is the largest Charity in our County focused on improving the lives of older people in Northumberland.  In 2017 we;

  • secured £1.6m in benefit entitlements that would otherwise not been received
  • received over 1750 enquiries to our Information and Advice L
  • delivered over 390,000 care hours
  • provided over 4,000 day care services and meals
  • provided over 40 exercise classes per week, helping over 11,000 people to keep fit

We are keen to add to our dynamic and committed Board and would particularly welcome more Trustees with a variety of skill sets and experiences from home care, medical and NHS backgrounds

The Board meets 4-5 times per year and Trustees are invited and encouraged to support one of our Sub-Committees.

If you would like to support us, and be part of something great for older people in our community then please get in touch.  In the first instance, please contact

Andrew Marsh, Chair of Trustees at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Northumberland County Council is conducting a consultation with regard to reducing the level of council tax support for working age claimants in Northumberland.  

The consultation states that the council has a difficult financial situation to manage over the coming years and must make substantial savings of around £36m.  they have suggested that a small part of these savings could come from reducing the amount of financial help provided to residents on low incomes through the Council Tax Support Scheme.  Currently, of the 15,425 working age claimants in Northumberland, 12,010 receive 100% support and currently have no bill to pay.  If proposals are agreed they would affect all claimants. Almost every other local authority in the region has reduced its Council Tax Support in recent years at varying levels and if approved, Northumberland’s would be one the of smallest reductions in the North East.  It would also be one of the smallest Council Tax reductions in the whole country. 

The deadline for taking part in the consultation is 2nd November.

Take part in the consultation now: bit.ly/CTaxsupport18  

Community Foundation

 

In an ideal world, charities would continue for generations providing vital services and activities to support those most in need and enrich local communities. However, there are occasions where a charity has no choice but to close, a decision which is never taken lightly by its Trustees. In these situations there are often some funds left over which may be able to be distributed to its beneficiaries. If this is not possible an alternative is to pass the funds to the Community Foundation. There are a number of options to consider and the Foundation can advise on the best option with the outgoing trustees to reflect the charity’s legacy: 

 

  • Vital community funds tackle the region’s most pressing needs now and in the future. We also have dedicated area funds that support groups in each of Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland.

 

 

  • Named ‘field of interest’ funds support a particular place or cause but without the donors being hands on as we select groups that match the donors’ interests. These funds start at £25,000 for endowment or £10,000 for an annual* fund.

 

  • If the outgoing trustees want to nominate fund advisors to recommend grants from shortlists provided by the Foundation, and there is at least £50,000 to give, then a named ‘panel advised’ endowment fund can be set up or £30,000 for an annual* fund.

 

(*Annual funds are spent out over a year or an agreed period of time)

 

To discuss options for making a gift to the Community Foundation contact Lisa Cappleman, Principal Advisor, Giving & Philanthropy on 0191 222 0945 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newsletter 1 July 2018 Page 01

 

We're launching a new magazine-style newsletter this month.

Our first issue is full of news about what we've been up to recently and also introduces you to all the members of our team, with a short bio on each. Four Corners will be published twice per year in July and March so along with our Annual Review, which is published in November, you can expect a publication every four months.

Download Issue 1 of Four Corners.

Northumberland CVA has been asked to continue delivery of Northumberland County Council's VCS Support Services commission for a further year while they consult on the future of funding for support services for the sector beyond 2019. If you'd like to read about our delivery on the Commission so far please take a look at the review document.

   For the next year April 2018 to March 2019 we are planning to deliver the same services as previously commissioned. If you would like to discuss any aspect of these services please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 01670 858688.
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