​CVS Update | 12 May 2017

CVS Update  |  12 May 2017


Do you have any photographs of 'volunteers in action' that you can share? We are on the look-out for some still images of volunteers working with local organisations that we can use for printed and online media. If you have anything that you are allowed to share, then please email helen@cvsbeds.org.uk


Bedford Heritage Day (21 May, 1pm-4pm, Bedford Corn Exchange) is an event organised by The Polish Language and Culture Association, in cooperation with Bedfordshire Police Community Cohesion Team, Healthwatch Bedford Borough and Bedford Borough Strategic Partnership. Click here.

Freedom Programme Professionals Training, 26 May - This session offers professionals an opportunity to gain an insight into the content of the Freedom Programme and how women are supported through this. Click here.

Diabetes Week is 11-17 June and the Bedford Diabetes UK group are offering to come and talk to groups, free of charge. Click here.



Training from just £20 per delegate! - CVS has organised a new season of training courses for staff and volunteers of voluntary and community sector organisations in Bedfordshire.

  • Running Effective Meetings - Tuesday 27 June, 9:30am - 1pm
  • Taking and Presenting Minutes - Tuesday 18 July, 9:30am - 1pm
  • Recruiting and Selecting Staff - Thursday 20 July, 9:30am - 1pm
  • Finance Made Easy - Friday 21 July, 9:30am - 1pm

For more information click here.

Free Workshops - CVS offers a series of free workshops:

  • Safeguarding Awareness (22 May eve, 6 June am, 10 July am) An introduction to safeguarding which aims to raise awareness of the issues for voluntary and community groups working with children, young people or vulnerable adults.
  • Fit for Funding (31 May am, 20 June eve) - The workshop will cover all the basics you will need to get 'Fit for Funding', including your governing document, policies, budgeting, and a brief introduction to outcomes and demonstrating need.
  • Outcomes and Impact (13 July am) - This free workshop will help you to clearly link your aims, outcomes and activities in your funding applications.

For full details of all our training and other events, click here.



Listening for Change - Two Sides of the Same Coin is a report by Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and the Blagrave Trust which explores the relationship between funders and social-purpose organisations. Click here.

Charity Coms have issued a guide to producing annual reports. Click here.

Bedford Borough Council is consulting on the new 'Supported Housing Strategy'. Further details can be found here.



Prebend Day Centre are recruiting for the following roles:

  • Weekend Day Centre Worker (two positions), 10 hours per week (two five-hour shifts), £14,430 pro rata, 6-month fixed-term contract
  • Cleaner, 2 hours per day (hours by agreement), £14,430 pro-rata.

Deadline 16 May. Click here.

Community Director, Emmaus Village Carlton, £45,000 per annum. Deadline 9am, 19 May. Click here.

Polish-speaking sessional Youth and Community Worker, TOKKO Youth Space, Luton. 10 hours per week, £8-9 per hour depending on experience. Deadline 12pm, 22 May. Click here.

Service Delivery Manager, Citizens Advice Bedford, minimum of 30 hours per week, £25,012 pro-rata, permanent. Deadline  25 May. Click here.

Chief Executive, Willen Hospice, circa £80,000 per annum + benefits. Deadline 9am, 25 May. Click here.

Activities Coordinator, Oakley Rural, part-time post for three days a week. Deadline 31 May. Click here.

Domestic Abuse Practitioner, FACES, Bedford. Full-time, £21,745, deadline 2 June. Click here.

Administration Manager, Level Trust, Luton, 8 hours per week, £21,000 pro-rata. Deadline 2 June. Click here.

The Hope Programme is advertising a number of vacancies:

  • Service Delivery Manager, 21 hours per week
  • Administrator, 21 hours per week

For more information click here





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