Community Connectors Recruitment for Thriving Place 

Combined Job Description and Supporting Information

As part of the Thriving Places community support Glasgow Kelvin College is recruiting two Community Connectors – for further information please see below and the attached information.

Community Connector - Grade 5
Salary: £28,833.00 per annum
Full time (35 hours) fixed term to 31 March 2020

The College is seeking to employ a Community Connector (x2) to support its work in each of the Thriving Places areas of Easterhouse and Springboig/Barlanark. The Community Connectors will support the engagement of local people in Thriving Places to foster connections, and facilitate local voices in building stronger communities.

The post is funded on a yearly basis by Glasgow City Council and the Health and Social Care Partnership, who both have a long term commitment to the Thriving Places programme.
The Community Connector will:

  • develop local networks;
  • support residents and their communities to engage with each other and with local community groups, services and planning agencies;
  • publish information about community services, events and local opportunities;
  • support the development of local skills and knowledge; and
  • foster strong resident and agency working to allow the community to shape its own future.

Essential Criteria

Candidates will be experienced in working in a wide variety of community settings and be able to transfer CLD principles, values and practice from one setting to another.

Previous excellent communication skills and experience of community work are essential and membership of the CLD Standards Council is desirable.

Candidates should possess a Community Learning and Development degree or equivalent; or a Community Learning and Development qualification to HNC level or equivalent and possess relevant and suitable experience as an alternative to a degree.

Candidates are advised to read the supporting information for the post before completing the application form.

The application form should be completed online by 11:45pm on the 27th January 2019.
Interviews will be held Tuesday 12 February 2019.

Glasgow Kelvin College welcomes applications irrespective of age, disability, race, colour, nationality or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, political views or trade union membership; and supports flexible work practices. Disabled applicants who meet the essential job requirements will be interviewed. The above post will be subject to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme and as such the successful candidate will be required to make an application for membership under the Scheme.

 

Wednesday, January 09, 2019 3:15:00 PM

Choices for Change course starting on the 5th February 

Choices for Change course 3 We are currently recruiting for our third Choices for Change course, due to start on 5th February. Further information is below and in flyer attached. Please share this within your network and get in touch if you would like further information or to refer someone.

Choices for Change is a new, lottery-funded, 10 week personal development course which aims to improve participant’s confidence and self-esteem, as well as giving access to learning opportunities (IT, personal development and REHIS certificates through Glasgow Kelvin College) and some fun, informal activities to promote general health and wellbeing, such as energy advice, stress management and visits to local places of interest.

The course starts on Tuesday 5th February 2019, and runs for 10 weeks, over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

There will be a break for Easter, which means the course will finish on Thursday 25th April. Attendance will not affect participants’ benefits and we have limited childcare places available for participants with young children.

There are no geographical or age restrictions (other than over 18s), the venue for this course is the Reidvale Centre, 13 Whitevale Street,  G31 1QW.

If you have anyone you would like to refer onto the course, or would like more information, please contact me using the details below.

Shay Young | Project Coordinator
Thenue Housing

phone                0141 550 9575
mobile               07919 304 108
email                 shayron.young@thenuehousing.co.uk
address             423 London Road, Glasgow, G40 1AG

 

 

Tuesday, January 08, 2019 2:09:00 AM

Time for a Change Something New for You Starting 5TH Feburary 2019 

Combined Job Description and Supporting Information Rosemount Lifelong Learning  are looking to deliver ‘Time for a Change’ our personal development and pre-employability skills programmes.  The content of the course will include certificated training, goal setting, digital skills and employability skills activities. The  ‘Time for a change’ programme will be delivered over an 8 week period and will allow participants the opportunity to increase their confidence, identify their strengths and achieve recognised qualifications  .

The course is due to start on Tuesday 5th of February ,  three days per week and attendance is from 9 – 12. am ( on 3 days of the certificated training participants will be asked to attend a full day)  the course will be completed on Thursday 28rd of March  2019

Programme will be delivered at Rosemount Lifelong Learning ,102 Royston Road ,G21 2NU

If you are currently working with anyone that you think may benefit from taking part in this course  please complete the attached referral form and return it to denise.mckay@rosemount.ac.uk  we will then  arrange an informal interview/chat with your client and keep you informed of progress of the referral .

   • Referral form attached.

   • The course is free.

   • Weekly lunch allowance paid

Programme content  

  • H+S certificate
  • Food and Hygiene certificate
  • First Aid certificate
  • Effective thinking skills
  • Basic IT
  • CV building
  • Financial awareness
  • and much more ….

*We would anticipate travel costs being met by the referrer*.

If you require any further information please contact me or Denise  on 0141 553 0808

*places limited to 12 people .

 

Monday, January 07, 2019 1:20:00 AM