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Volunteering Coordinator WHHT (Temporary)

Halton and St Helens VCA wants to employ someone who can provide a development role supporting our work in engaging volunteers with Warrington & Halton Teaching Hospital NHS Trust. This will be a temporary post until 31st March 2022 with the possibility of seeking further funding. 

Duties include: Supporting the development of volunteering within the Trust, supporting staff in the supervision and management of volunteers; promoting volunteering; delivering training. 

You will need to have experience in working with volunteers and a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, CRM systems and Volunteer management platforms to be able to manage competing demands and prioritise workloads.

St Helens VCSE Forum - 12th July 2021

The next St Helens VCSE Forum meeting will be on Monday 12th July 2021 at 10am. However, due to COVID-19  we will be conducting it online using Zoom (requires internet access only). We are bringing key partners together to connect with the sector to provide and share key developments on St Helens Cares and we will update on key work and initiatives in St Helens...

Influencing - An Introduction 14th July 2021

Don't miss the opportunity to hear from Peta Sweet at sweetie consulting who will provide an introduction to influencing and how it can create social change...

Influencing - The Skills For Making Change Happen - 20th July

This session builds on the introduction to influencing session from Peta Sweet at sweetie consulting...

Grocery Aid - School Essentials Grant

Grocery Aid non-repayable School Essentials Grant is designed to help low income families with the cost of school uniform and equipment for the start of the new school year. Parents employed in grocery for at least six months can apply to receive £150 per school-aged child (maximum of three children for payment). The School Essentials Grant is a limited fund and it will close when it has been spent...

Project Manager – Children and Young People (Closing Date 8th July)

Writing on the Wall (WoW) are looking for a Children and Young People Project Manager to join their team. Leading on their Super Heroes project, which will be focused on diversity in the classroom, they are particularly keen to hear from applicants from underrepresented backgrounds. The role will include developing sustainable creative writing models with schools, providing long-term creative opportunities for vulnerable young people, publishing a new anthology that addresses representation with children’s literature, delivering CPD for teachers to expand and develop their practice, supporting emerging, underrepresented children’s writers and much more...

St Helens Residents Encouraged To See The Benefits Of Crown Green Bowling

Learn the basics of bowls with free, fun and friendly group sessions.  Suitable for complete beginners, with all equipment provided - anybody can join in and no previous experience required...

Anthony Walker Foundation - Focus Groups for Young People

The Anthony Walker Foundation and young people from Liverpool City Region have created a hate-crime prevention campaign, which educates people about hate crime and encourages hate crime reporting. As part of this project, they need to hold focus groups with young people (ages 18-30), from across Liverpool City Region (including Halton and St Helens), to test the campaign with them, to make sure that it’s changing people’s attitudes towards hate crime and reporting.  Would young people associated with your organisation be prepared to join the focus groups?

Caritas Diocese of Shrewsbury Job Vacancy

Caritas require a Community Support Worker to provide a high quality Family Support Service in Runcorn, principally across Palace Fields, Castlefields and Murdishaw. As part of our Support Team, you will work in partnership and directly engaging with local families and communities who are experiencing difficulties in their life. You will be able to identify and build on family strengths, improve self-esteem, increase levels of confidence and encourage participation in the wider community whilst accessing services which enhance quality of life, thus reducing anti-social or unhealthy, risk-taking behaviour and improving mental health...

Voices Against Domestic Abuse 3rd Sector

St Helens Council's Domestic Abuse Prevention Team are running a free Domestic Abuse Training for all third sector organisations. Wednesday July 14th 10.00am - 1.00pm. Training delivered virtually via Microsoft teams...

DCBL Stadium Widnes Drop In Vaccinations

There are now drop in clinics at the  DCBL Stadium Widnes for anyone over 18 who has not had their first covid jab yet. They are able to vaccinate from any postcode so if you are passing through, working in the area that is fine. There is also Drop-in clinic for 2nd dose Astra Zeneca, anyone who had their first jab on or around the 8 May, should now get their second jab, if they haven’t had it already...

St Helens Library Consultation July Workshop

St Helens Library Service is currently consulting residents and partners about the draft Library Strategy (attached below). They are looking to explore the possibility of organisations such as Parish Councils, voluntary and community organisations being involved in managing libraries in the community. They have commissioned Placed,  an independent social enterprise based in Liverpool to deliver an online workshop to explore ideas around how the Library Service can be developed, including potential community managed arrangements. The workshop is open to everyone, but they are specifically targeting those organisations who they think can help with this element...

Halton Borough Council - Young People’s Grant

Halton Borough Councils is currently offering grants from £1,000 up to a maximum of £5,000 for organisations that want to provide positive activities for young people age 10yrs-19yrs and up to 25yrs for young people with additional needs between or during August 2021 to March 31st 2022, which supports one or more of the following objectives...

Crownway Community Centre - Vacancies

Crownway Community Centre is a well-established community facility based in Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows. Their aim is to help improve the quality of life and well being of the local community and they are passionate about the work they do in supporting local residents. To take them forward on the next stage of their journey they are looking to recruit to the following new posts...


VCA Membership

 Halton and St Helens VCA are pleased to welcome our new and re-registered affiliated, non-affiliated and associate members.  We all look forward to working with you. If you'd like to find out about your membership status, click on the link below which will take you to our current list of Affiliated and Associate members, or contact Lynne Daffern (ldaffern@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk) or Debbie Morris (dmorris@haltonsthelensvca.org.uk) for more information




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