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Part Time post- 18 hours a week


Salary Scale F- Stage  1  £22,363 for JNC qualified worker or qualified teacher

Salary Scale E- Stages 1 – 7 £18,768 - £21,765 for unqualified workers


The Role


We are looking for dynamic and committed Children and Youth Worker to develop the work with Children and Young people in St Margaret’s Church Whitnash and Warwick Gates Community Church. The person would need to be a Christian and be a member of a Christian Church. This is an exciting opportunity to work intensely with children and young people to make a difference to their lives, and help them to achieve their potential.


The detailed job descriptions and person specifications included in the recruitment  information pack provides more detail  on the role requirements of the above post.


Interviews and Contact Details


If you would like to discuss the post then please phone Rev Richard Suffern on 01926425070.


Please download application forms from   


Please return your completed application form by email or post to Rev Richard Suffern, St Margaret’s Rectory, 2 Church Close, Whitnash, Leamington Spa CV31 2HJ. Tel 01926 425070.  by the closing date of noon on Thursday 23 July 2015


Short listed candidates will be called for interview to be held in Whitnash on Tuesday 28 July 2015 which will include an exercise involving the computer as well as to give a presentation of up to 10 minutes on: “How I would go about planning and organising the work in the first six months”.


If you would like an informal chat about the post or to look around then do contact the Treasurer William Clemmey on 07500832308 or Rev. Richard Suffern on 01926 425070.


NOTE:  CVs will not be considered as applications for these vacancies.

Our fantastic fundraising groups help raise vital funds for people living with a terminal illness and their families. 

They play an important role by taking part in all our national fundraising campaigns such as the Great Daffodil Appeal, Blooming Great Tea Party and other yearly collections.

We also rely on them to help organise fundraising events and activities within their local community. Our groups act as ambassadors, helping to spread the word about the work of Marie Curie and encouraging and supporting local people, clubs and organisations to fundraise for us too. All across the UK, groups of volunteers meet regularly to organise and support fundraising activities in their local community.

We are currently trying to set up a Stratford fundraising group and need volunteers.  We need you!

For more information please contact:


Kate McGrory

Community Fundraiser – Coventry & Warwickshire

Marie Curie

T: 0121 703 3718

M: 07885814370


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Are you looking to make friends?  Or even trying to find a relationship?

A new safe Friendship and Relationship service is coming to Coventry and Warwickshire for people with Learning Disabilities and Autism.

With Safemates you will be able to meet people on a one-to-one basis or in fun friendly groups and activities.  We will support you to meet like minded people looking for friendship in your local areas.

If you would like to enquire about membership or receive more information on the service please contact us on:

01926 940319

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Public Health Warwickshire and partners would like to invite you to attend a market testing event to discuss the ‘Healthy South Warwickshire’ funding opportunity that will be launched in early October.

This event is an opportunity made possible by financial contributions from various stakeholders, including:

  • Warwick District Council
  • Stratford District Council
  • South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Warwickshire CAVA
  • VASA


During this event we will explain:

  • The introduction to the funding
  • An explanation of the CSW-JETS system
  • How to approach the application form
  • Example of a successful applicant
  • Support available from WCAVA and VASA

This event is aimed at Third Sector organisations in South Warwickshire with an existing remit or desire to begin to deliver projects that will improve the health and wellbeing of their local communities.  There will be approximately £80,000 available for third sector organisations to bid against.

To register your place please click on the link below:

Market Testing Event, 30 September

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind Regards

Public Health Warwickshire

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This 21st – 27th September we’re launching our first ever Air Ambulance Week Appeal. We’ll be turning our cities, towns and villages bright yellow as we hand out thousands of pin badges in exchange for donations.


We need your help to promote our volunteer opportunities! We are looking for Street Collectors, Collection Organisers and House to House Collectors. All the details can be found on our website and here is the link:


The details of street collections and the opportunity to sign up right now are available through the above link by clicking on the appropriate county which highlights the specific locations of the collections and the 2 hour sign-up slots. Interested parties will then be contacted and kept up to date with details surrounding the event.


There is also a link to a poster ‘Poster’ that will link you to a pdf that can be printed out and circulated

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We are looking to recruit three Assistant Youth Leaders; one for each of the following groups

Tuesday afternoons 14.45 - 17.15 (after school coffee bar)

Tuesday evenings 18.15 - 20.45 (junior youth club)

Wednesday evenings 18.45 - 21.15 (senior youth club)

If you enjoy working with young people this could be the opportunity for you. As part of a small team of youth leaders, you will plan and deliver activities for young people.

Call or email Peter Crathorne for an application pack (01564) 794240 or

Visits prior to application welcome

Closing Date - Monday 20th July

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£27,323 pro rata (0.8 FTE / 28 hours per week / flexi time)

It’s an exciting time to join Live & Local. We are growing fast this year to eventually support a network of over 300 voluntary organisations across seven counties in the east and west midlands who choose and promote professional live performances and film screenings for their local community run venues.

You will join a team of eight in Warwick and be responsible for the creation of long-term value for Live & Local from audiences, promoters, artists and other partners consistent with the values of Live & Local. This involves being an ambassador for the organisation, shaping and delivery of a fundraising strategy, managing time limited projects and driving forward new initiatives to ensure long term growth and sustainability.

The successful candidate will have exceptional project management skills and a track record of effective fundraising for cultural projects plus a knowledge of and passion for the performing arts and film. Excellent communication, networking and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the commitment and vision to strengthen and develop the organisation.

Live & Local works to a flexi-time system that allows employees to vary their working hours day to day within specified limits.

Live & Local is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

Deadline:10am on Monday 13th July 2015.

Interviews:Tuesday 21st July 2015 in Warwick.

Application:Via online application form only. Application pack available for download on our jobs

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Warwickshire County Council needs to make overall savings of around £92m by 2018. Each year, the Council spends around £15 million per year on home to school transport. The savings target allocated to this area of work as part of the One Organisational Plan is £3.7m.

As a local authority we currently provide free or assisted transport to certain groups of children with no legal entitlement to such support. The current cost of the discretionary element of our transport provision is at least £2.9 million. This includes our Vacant Seats and Post 16 schemes that generate around £1.2 million of income per year.

Further details on the consultation are attached via the following link:-

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Could you spare a few hours a month to help someone through a tough time?

Experience the satisfaction of touching another person’s life when it really matters

Meet new friends

Gain valuable life skills

Full training given

For more information and details of Open Evenings being held on 8 July or 9 September:

Warwickshire County Council and partners are reviewing the future of adult social care services with a focus on quality to ensure people are getting the right care, in the right place at the right time.

From Monday 22 June to Friday 26 June, council staff will be talking to as many people as possible about their experiences of using a range of adult social care services.

Please click on the link below to take part in the consulation and please do pass this onto anyone who you feel would benefit from this information.

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Do you feel the police are visible enough? Is crime under-reported? Tell us your views on policing and crime in rural areas.

What are your views on police response in your area?

How does crime and the fear of crime impact your community?

Are you concerned about threats to wildlife?

Give us your views on policing and crime and help us protect rural areas.

In response to concerns from people living and working in rural areas, the National Rural Crime Network is launching the biggest ever survey of rural policing and crime.

In the face of shrinking budgets, it is important for us to better understand your experiences of policing and crime in your area. Have you suffered financial loss, been concerned or worried about safety or feel the focus is generally on urban areas? You don’t need to tell us who you are, you can complete the survey anonymously.

If your answer is yes, then please complete our survey.

Our aim is to use the results of the survey toimprove awareness of crime in rural areas and encourage crime prevention, inform government policyand helpensure funding is not disproportionately lost from rural areas.The results from the survey will inform the police and their partners in their work,helping to ensure theright services and resources are available to rural communities.

We can only do this with your help.

For the 10-15 minutes it will take,your response will make a differenceto policing, crime and community safety in rural areas. If you want to, you can complete the survey anonymously.

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Following a summit with Town and Parish Councils last year to explore how Warwickshire County Council can extend partnership working arrangements and explore delivering services more locally, Warwickshire County Council has been working with Alcester Town Council to develop a new initiative.

The focus of this work is to enable the Town Council and local partners to operate with Health and Wellbeing at its core to provide greater and more targeted support for its residents, whilst at the same time, building community capacity and resilience.

Dr John Linnane will be the key speaker at a launch event for the Board, which will be held on 30 June from 7pm at The Jubilee Centre in Alcester.  An invitation from Alcester Town Council is attached.



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The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales would like to see more applications for development funding from registered charities and CIOs in England and Wales. The Enable grants programme was created to help small and medium-sized charities who have been hit hard by cuts and changes to funding and commissioning to have a more stable future. 'Enable' is a rolling grants programme and has £2.5 million still available to award in 2015.

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Looking for friendly computer advice?

Having trouble with your technology?

Want to know about staying safe online?

Whatever your disability, AbilityNet can help you get the most from your home computer.  Our free services include free telephone helpline, free computer support at home and lots of free factsheets and free tools on our website. 

At Ability Net we are able to offer free computer help for disabled people. We offer a free helpline (number below), free factsheets, free online assessment tools and we also have a network of Ability Net IT Can Help disclosure-checked volunteers who can help disabled people with their home computers. They can do this on the phone, online or in the persons own home. If this is something that anyone you come into contact with might benefit from, we would welcome hearing from them. Alternatively we can take referrals from professionals on an individual’s behalf. Within Warwickshire we have volunteers in Stratford and Rugby but are currently on a recruitment drive to get more.

Contact us

0800 269 545

How we help disabled people. 

Free Helpline

Call our friendly team for any advise about computers and disability. 

Free Factsheets

Our library of factsheets provides expert advise about how disabled people can use computers and the internet. 

Free It Support at Home

Our network of AbilityNet ITCanHelp disclosure-checked volunteers help disabled people with their home computers.  They can do this on the phone, online or in your own home. Our IT Support at Home service may not be available in all areas at al times please call 0800269545 to see if we have a volunteer available in your area. 

Free My Computer My Way

A free online tool that helps you use the accessibility features built into every desktop computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone. 

Free Online Assessment Tool

Our interactive website helps to identify your needs and the options that could help you use your computer more easily. 

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Volunteers are needed for the following roles:

Voluntary Action Stratford-on-Avon District – Volunteer Drivers.  Do you have the time, care and patience to become a Volunteer Driver?  This essential service provides transport to hospitals, doctors and day centres, and is a lifeline to many people.  An allowance of 45p per mile is paid for authorised journeys.

Stratford SCAN – Treasurer.  Senior Citizens Action Networks are local groups specifically for older people, meeting six times each year.  The Stratford SCAN is looking for a Treasurer to hold the accounts for the group.  The Treasurer will maintain simple accounts and present these at network meetings and the AGM. 

Stratford River Festival – Volunteers.  Would you like an opportunity to get involved with one of the biggest events in Stratford? Leaflet and poster distributors are needed before the festival and then over the weekend of 4 and 5 July marshals and litter pickers are needed.

Enrych – Befrienders.  Volunteers are needed to accompany people with physical difficulties to social activities, e.g. trips into town, places of interest and meals out.  Often the people are socially isolated and lonely, with no other means of getting out.  A weekly or fortnightly commitment is needed.

RSPB – Events Volunteer.  The Events Team goes out to events across the region, inspiring people to support the great work of the RSPB.  New volunteers are needed for the team, to welcome visitors to the stand, to run simple children’s activities and hopefully sign up new members.  Training is provided and expenses are paid.

Oxfam Stratford Bookshop – Stockroom Assistant.  Interested in books and supporting the work of Oxfam?  The role will involve sorting through donated items, assessing their value, pricing them up and putting them out for display.  Training will be provided and some manual handling will be required.

For more details or to apply for any of these roles please contact the Volunteer Centre on 01789 262889 or

Please click on the link below for the updated list of opportunities, arranged by locality.


If you would like more information on any of these roles, or would like to apply for any of them, please contact the Volunteer Centre -, 01789 262889.


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