VACANCY: PROJECT SUPPORT OFFICER

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

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Leicestershire Cares

Job Description

Job Title:                                 YES Project Support Officer

Job Purpose:                           To provide support to the Youth Employability Support (YES) Project (14 hours per week worked over 3 days)

Responsible to:                      Head of Children and Young People 

Salary                                            £7,362 for 14 hour week            

Closing Date:   14th November

Interview Date: 22nd November

Back ground and brief description of project.

Our vision.

 

An inclusive and safe Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland where nobody is left behind, and all children and young people are supported to reach their full potential.

 

Our mission.

 

We broker partnerships and create opportunities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that enable the business sector to understand community needs, contribute to the growth of inclusive, safe communities and to support and inspire children and young people in their transition to the workplace.

 

Our values.

 

We believe in partnership.

 

We broker partnerships between business, local government, schools and community groups so they can share skills and knowledge to deliver lasting positive change for disadvantaged groups and individuals.

 

We believe in the power of employee volunteering.

 

We believe that employee volunteering enables volunteers, community groups and individuals to develop skills and understanding and is a highly effective way of strengthening communities and increasing employee engagement.

 

We focus on impact.

 

We focus on impact and ensuring the work we carry out delivers meaningful and lasting positive change.

 

We are inspiring.

 

We inspire people and orginisations to identify their aspirations and to reach their full potential by thinking creatively and testing innovative approaches.

 

We are Inclusive.

 

We seek to learn from the rich cultural diversity of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and to build cohesion across community groups and to remove barriers to people’s participation.

 

We are committed to learning and development.

 

We continually review the community need and are agile enough to adapt and improve the services we offer to work in a mutually beneficial way with relevant organisations.

 

Leicestershire Cares is an award winning, vibrant results orientated local charity that works in partnership with community groups, business and local government to tackle exclusion and poverty. The YES project is a coalition of 8 community groups who are working to support NEET young people transition into education, employment or training. You will support the programme officer ensuring systems and reporting run smoothly so we can support young people effectively and meet all our reporting requirements. https://www.yesproject.org/what-we-do/

 

 

You will be part of our Children and young people team that is made up of one NEET worker, one homelessness worker, two care experience worker, an education worker, an office support officer and a Head of Programmes.

 

 

Administration and finance

  1. To manage the administration for the YES Project, particularly in relation to project monitoring requirements
  2. To lead on the quarterly reporting of participant statistics and activity, working to strict deadlines and maintain accurate and up-to-date records to enable this
  3. To maintain positive working relationships with the project management team to enable the above
  4. To lead on monthly file audits and ensure monitoring requirements are met, all young people’s files are up to date and information is recorded as required by the funder.
  5. Support development worker to ensure all admin and finance reporting requirements are completed as required by funder.
  6. To manage internal systems for recording client information and logging of referrals, including use of databases and spreadsheets
  7. To manage and maintain excellent filing systems.
  8. To access, use and maintain internal and external databases and project systems to a high standard.
  9. Submit monthly expense claim forms as required.
  10. Report on and provide evidence for project expenditure monthly and quarterly, to include staff, client and travel expenses.
  11. Provide administrative support for tours, placements, appointments and project events, including preparing and mailing invitations, following these up by telephone and helping to manage arrangements with the host venue.
  12. To provide general administrative support to the project when needed, including the production of tour packs, interview technique packs and certificates.
  13. To attend project training and sharing events as required.

 

Service delivery

  1. Attend and support in the delivery of weekly GSD drop in sessions as well as other adhoc workshops, including purchasing refreshments, reimbursing participant transport and providing assistance to young people as required.
  2. To support and attend world of work tours and other events as required.
  3. To support and encourage participants to engage with all the available opportunities.
  4. As and when required support young people on YES project, this will include job searches, form filling and accessing information.

 

Dealing with clients

  1. Receive and deliver telephone calls in a welcoming and helpful manner.
  2. To receive visitors in a helpful and welcoming manner.
  3. To ensure good communication is maintained between young people, staff and all partners of the YES Project
  4. To ensure a positive and consistent Twitter presence for YES Project work
  5. To manage the project Facebook account, ensuring invitations are sent out for project activity, communication is maintained with young people through messenger and regular posting of vacancies relevant to young people.
  6. In all of post holder dealings with public and staff actively promote Leicestershire Cares commitment to diversity and inclusion.

 

Other duties

  1. To maintain the tracking of all clients through telephone and texts, etc.
  2. To attend staff and other meetings as required, which may include some evenings.
  3. To attend training events as required and if appropriate.
  4. Any other duties as required by Development Officer and Head of Children and Young People
  5. To ensure that work is managed, prioritised and delivered to a high standard on time.

 

Person specification

 

Experience of providing admin support within a busy office/project environment.

 

Excellent IT skills and ability to use Microsoft 365 packages, data bases and spread sheets

 

Excellent communication skills with a high standard of spoken and written English and ability to communicate effectively with wide range of people.

 

Proven ability to work as part of a team.

 

Ability to work accurately and reliably and pay particular attention to detail

 

Self-management skills and ability to prioritise own work load and to work to deadlines and work effectively and accurately under pressure

 

Creative and able to solve problems efficiently

 

Willingness to learn about the work of Leicestershire cares and empathy for the people and groups we support.

 

Ability to exercise confidentiality when dealing with sensitive information

 

 

This role is funded by European Social Fund ESF and matched by Big Lottery Fund. The service is managed by Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL).

 

 

 

 

VACANCY: Head of Children and Young People

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Leicestershire Cares

Job Description

Job Title: Head of Children and Young People’s (CYP) team

Job Purpose: To inspire, lead, manage and coordinate Leicestershire Cares CYP team to develop, deliver, evaluate and win funding for high quality high impact programmes and projects.

Reports to: CEO.

Based Leicester city centre £30K to 35K plus pension and generous holidays.

Given the nature of this post an enhanced DBS check will be carried out.

Email recruitment@leicestershirecares.co.uk with your CV and Covering Letter to apply.

Closing date 3rd October 2018. Interviews will take place on Thursday 12th October 2018

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

 

 

Background.

Leicestershire cares is an award winning, vibrant, creative and results orientated charity that has been operating, across Leicestershire for fifteen years.

Our vision

An inclusive and safe Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland where nobody is left behind, and all children and young people are supported to reach their full potential.

Our mission.

We broker partnerships and create opportunities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that enable the business sector to understand community needs, contribute to the growth of inclusive, safe communities and to support and inspire children and young people in their transition to the workplace.

Our values

We believe in partnership

We broker partnerships between business, local government, schools and community groups so they can share skills and knowledge to deliver lasting positive change for disadvantaged groups and individuals.

We believe in the power of employee volunteering

We believe that employee volunteering enables volunteers, community groups and individuals to develop skills and understanding and is a highly effective way of strengthening communities and increasing employee engagement.

We focus on impact

We focus on impact and ensuring the work we carry out delivers meaningful and lasting positive change.

We are inspiring

We inspire people and organisations to identify their aspirations and to reach their full potential by thinking creatively and testing innovative approaches.

We are Inclusive

We seek to learn from the rich cultural diversity of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and to build cohesion across community groups and to remove barriers to people’s participation.

We are committed to learning and development

We continually review the community need and are agile enough to adapt and improve the services we offer to work in a mutually beneficial way with relevant organisations.

Our CYP team and work

We have combined our education, leaving care/NEET and homeless teams to form one CYP team. We are keen to develop and grow this work and are looking to build on and add to the many productive partnerships we have with businesses, community groups and schools across the city and county. We want to do more to target and work with disadvantaged CYP within schools and to think more creatively about how we can work with CYP outside of school and encourage them to identify and act on their concerns.

Our current education work has a strong focus on supporting CYP to develop understanding of and the skills to access the workplace this includes:

Interview technique programme running in 25 secondary schools where employee volunteers provide mock interviews and feedback to year eleven pupils.

Employability events in secondary schools which include speakers’ events, CV workshops and other careers related activities.

Numeracy and literacy, we support YP develop their literacy skills in 11 secondary schools as well as helping children in 40 primary schools to develop their numeracy skills. Both initiatives run on a weekly basis across the academic year.

Our work with looked after/car leaving and NEET CYP has focused on the 15 to 24 age groups and has been a combination of individual and group work, with a strong CYP focus, our emphasis being on helping these CYP develop the soft and hard skills that will enable them to transition to independence. This has included setting up one/two work placements with local companies for YP. We increasingly put a lot of emphasis on “listening to CYP” and encouraging them to play a very
active role in the way we develop, deliver and evaluate our work. As part of the YES project we work closely with 8 other community groups to support NEET CYP transition into education, training or employment.

Our homeless ness work is currently being redeveloped and we will target working with young homeless people as well as children and young people living in temporary or insecure accommodation.

We have funding from five different donors as well as “fees for service” income from secondary schools. The team currently consist of 5 development officers and one FT project support officer.

Main Responsibilities:

Project management and delivery

Lead and oversee development and delivery of a joined up work plan across the team that cascades into individual work plans, that clearly identify key goals, activities, outcomes, KPI’s and timelines.

Inspire, manage, supervise, coach and mentor team members to develop and deliver high quality high impact programmes and projects. When required address any performance management issues that arise.

Have a monthly recorded supervision session with each team member you supervise.

Ensure all team members understand and meet all internal and external reporting deadlines.

Play a key role in ensuring team are networking business, education, local government and community sector identifying and developing new business members and partners for Leicestershire Cares.

Pro-actively build relationships with key staff in schools, social services and community groups to ensure work runs smoothly and volunteers are supported and where appropriate CYP referred to our projects.

Manage the Leicestershire Cares employability programmes, liaising with schools and businesses, arranging and attending events as required.

Pro-actively build relationships with and support champions in member companies so that they are better able to encourage colleagues to support our work.

Support the Education Development Officer as required to ensure sufficient volunteers are provided for events in our partner schools.

As and when required with team develop and deliver training sessions for employee volunteers.

With team identify individual volunteers and firms who deserve to win Leicestershire Cares awards.

Seek to identify opportunities where work of team can add value to or benefit from the work of the Leicestershire cares community development, communications and operations team.

Pro actively seek to ensure work is carried out in an inclusive and participatory way and CYP have variety of opportunities to shape the development, delivery and evaluation of the work.

Ensure projects are kept updated and contribute to relevant local, regional and national policy and practice issues/debates.

Ensure all relevant HR, health and safety, equal opportunities, data protection and safeguarding issues are understood and acted on across the work of the projects. This will include ensuring all volunteers have a DBS check.

Project development.

Inspire, lead and coordinate the team to network, identify new strands of work and funding.

Seek to build strong relationships with relevant donor agencies and funding providers and develop and, submit new funding proposals.

Seek to join and build partnerships and coalitions that will enable Leicestershire Cares to develop new strands of work and further develop existing ones.

Work with Education staff to maintain existing and attract new fee for service partnership schools.

Administration and finance

Ensure all internal and external administration requirements are understood and implemented across the project.

Work with finance staff and relevant programme staff as required to ensure all internal and external financial reporting requirements are understood and implemented across the project.

Work with finance staff and CEO to develop, phase, monitor and revise annual budgets for work of CYP team.

As and when required work with finance staff and CEO to provide financial updates on the work of the CYP team and/or projects within it.

Planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and PR

Ensure team meet every months to discuss progress against work plans. This will involve analysing what is working, what is not and what action needs to be taken.

Supported by the Team Support Administrator, ensure donor reporting and record keeping requirements are understood across the projects, adhered to and all deadlines are met for internal and external stakeholders.

Ensure quarterly stats are collated and reported across the CYP team, with an annual report prepared at the end of each year for internal and external stakeholders.

As and when required provide “hard” and “soft” updates and case studies for CEO, board, current and potential donors.

Take lead in encouraging team to share learning arising from various projects to a wide range of audiences in a variety of formats such as written reports, website blogs, regular Tweets, presentations, group and one to one meetings.

As and when required liaise with local/national media and work with comms team on various PR work.

Provide an annual report.

General

With Head of Community and CEO play key role in ensuring work of Leicestershire Cares is joined up and strategies are in place to improve the effectiveness of the organisation.

Attend bi weekly Leicestershire Cares management meetings with CEO and Head of Community.

Work constructively as part of the Leicestershire Cares team and children and young people’s team, participating in team meetings, sharing relevant learning and collaborating on joint tasks as and when required.

Play an active role with other key staff in planning and delivering Leicestershire Cares week, two champions meetings, our annual awards ceremony and bi annual gala.

Understand and implement all relevant Leicestershire Cares admin, finance, HR, logistics, equal opportunities, health and safety, data protection and safeguarding policies.

As and when required take on additional duties and/or cover for colleagues as directed by the CEO.
Ensure that the highest standards of safeguarding are adhered to and implemented across the CYP team in line with Leicestershire Cares safeguarding policy.

Person Specification
Essential:

Demonstrable experience of inspiring and leading people and teams to deliver change.

Demonstrable experience of performance management being able to support people to grow and to deal when required with underperformance issues.

Experience of working with disadvantaged children and young people in a participatory and empowering way and an analytical understanding of the many complex and overlapping issues that cause disadvantage.

Strong proven commitment to promoting equality and diversity in work and proven ability to work with culturally diverse groups.

Ability to organise and plan own work and that of your team with minimal supervision, being able to “juggle” competing demands, set work plans, meet deadlines, produce timely reports and monitor and evaluate impact.

A good understanding of a variety of monitoring and evaluation techniques and ability to produce analytical reports.

Experience of setting, phasing, revising and, managing budgets.

An entrepreneurial, inspiring “can do” flexible, problem solving attitude.

Excellent communicator with proven ability to network, make presentations and build effective working relationships and partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders in education, employability , social services, community, local government and the business sector.

Proven ability to develop new projects and initiatives and ability to write successful funding proposals.

The desire to work with the business sector so they are better able to understand and respond to the needs of disadvantaged CYP.

Strong commitment to ongoing reflection and learning.

Full driving licence and use of car. Mileage is paid at current rate of 45p per mile.

A team player, who is willing to reflect, learn, share and if required challenge.

Confident IT user at ease with Microsoft packages, proficient with Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

This post is subject to a check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Desirable

A relevant professional qualification.

Experience of working within the business sector.

Experience of developing and delivering training sessions

Experience of working with volunteer

VACANCY: Leicestershire Cares VOICES Project Development Officer

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Based Leicester city centre £23K to 25K plus pension and generous holidays.

We have won three years funding to develop our work with care experience young people. You will build on our existing work and further develop our strong relationships with local businesses, so they are able to support care experience young people. You will also support care experience young people identifying and sharing their issues to key decision makers. You will attend national learning events and share our work with other projects funded by the donor.

If you are creative, entrepreneurial, ambitious, really committed to making a change and want to lead and develop young person-centred projects we would like to hear from you. Your enthusiasm will be matched by your organisational and planning abilities and your ability to work in partnership with a wide range of organisations and diverse groups.

Given the nature of this post an enhanced DBS check will be carried out.

Email recruitment@leicestershirecares.co.uk or call 0116 275 6490 for more details.

Closing date 19th Sept 2018. Interviews will take place on Thursday 27th Sept 2018

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community.

 

Leicestershire Cares

 

Job Description

 

Job Title:                                             VOICES Project Development Officer

 

Job Purpose:                      To lead and coordinate the development, planning, delivery promotion, monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the VOICES project

 

Reports to:                                         Head of Children and Young people

 

Back ground and brief description of project.

 

Our vision.

 

An inclusive and safe Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland where nobody is left behind, and all children and young people are supported to reach their full potential.

 

Our mission.

 

We broker partnerships and create opportunities across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland that enable the business sector to understand community needs, contribute to the growth of inclusive, safe communities and to support and inspire children and young people in their transition to the workplace.

 

Our values.

 

We believe in partnership.

 

We broker partnerships between business, local government, schools and community groups so they can share skills and knowledge to deliver lasting positive change for disadvantaged groups and individuals.

 

We believe in the power of employee volunteering.

 

We believe that employee volunteering enables volunteers, community groups and individuals to develop skills and understanding and is a highly effective way of strengthening communities and increasing employee engagement.

 

We focus on impact.

 

We focus on impact and ensuring the work we carry out delivers meaningful and lasting positive change.

 

We are inspiring.

 

We inspire people and orginisations to identify their aspirations and to reach their full potential by thinking creatively and testing innovative approaches.

 

We are Inclusive.

 

We seek to learn from the rich cultural diversity of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and to build cohesion across community groups and to remove barriers to people’s participation.

 

We are committed to learning and development.

 

We continually review the community need and are agile enough to adapt and improve the services we offer to work in a mutually beneficial way with relevant organisations.

 

Leicestershire Cares is an award winning, vibrant results orientated local charity that works in partnership with community groups, business and local government to tackle exclusion and poverty. Through our Flying Fish project we have played a leading role in supporting care leavers to access education, training and employment across Leicestershire. We work in partnership with local government, schools, businesses and community groups and are keen to promote and support “joined up” thinking and practice. We currently work as part of a coalition of 8 community groups who are working to support NEET young people transition into education, employment or training. We have excellent working relationships with both city and county council  schools and colleges, businesses, community groups  and  media based on our strong track record of delivering “solid outcomes” for children and young people (CYP) as they transition to independence.

 

As our work has developed we have increasingly realised that CYP need to be much more in the driving seat of the work we do and that there is much that can be done to build networks between care experience  CYP, the wider community , local authorities and local businesses. The “voice of care experience   CYP has to be supported and encouraged to shape and influences the services that are developed to support them.

 

The project will enable a development worker to take the lead in supporting care experienced YP to work both collectively and individually to identify their needs and take “social action” to persuade key local decision makers in government, business and community sector to understand and respond to their needs. This work will also enable the CYP to build peer support networks and to build relationships with the business community. The project is funded by Esmee Fairbairn as part of a UK wide initiative and the worker will attend learning and practice sharing events.

 

You will be part of our Children and young people team that is made up of one NEET worker, one homelessness worker, one other care experience worker, an education worker and a Head of Programmes.

 

Main Responsibilities:

 

Project delivery.

 

Pro-actively seek and build relationships with wide range of care experience children and young people (15 to 24) leavers enabling them to identify key issues of concern and to take appropriate action to address these issues.

 

Pro-actively develop and deliver a mix of individual and group work sessions including VOICE forums that enable care experience children and young people (CYP) to connect with and speak to key decision makers.

 

Coordinate, guide, coach and mentor a CYP steering group for the project that will meet on a monthly basis.

 

Pro actively ensure that diversity, inclusiveness and equality is mainstreamed throughout the work of the project.

 

Establish effective working relationships and partnerships with relevant voluntary and statutory agencies with a view to developing and delivering services that meet the needs of young people.

 

Develop with the CYP an employer’s charter to support care experience CYP and with the CYP promote and persuade local companies to sign up.

 

Engage Leicestershire Cares member companies and local businesses as appropriate to support care experience young people and work of project e.g. providing work tours, mentored work placements, befriending or food for a drop in.

 

Ensure project is kept updated on and encourage the CYP to contribute to relevant local, regional and national policy and practice issues/debates.

 

Work with the other team members to Identify and seek opportunities to further develop the work of the project.

 

Share updates on project via regular tweets and occasional blogs for website.

 

Ensure all relevant health and safety, safeguarding issues, confidentiality and GDPR issues are understood and acted on across work of the project.

 

Administration and finance

 

Ensure all internal and external administration and record keeping requirements are understood and implemented across the project

 

Work with finance staff to ensure all financial reporting requirements are understood and implemented across the project.

 

Planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and PR

 

Ensure a relevant workplan with key performance indicators is developed and updated on a monthly basis. This will involve analysing what is working, what is not and what action needs to be taken.

 

Coordinate and oversee quarterly reviews of the work of the project that actively includes CYP and key stakeholders.

 

Ensure donor reporting and record keeping requirements are understood across the project, adhered to and all deadlines are met.

 

As required attend and feed into Esmee Fairbairn practice sharing and learning events.

 

Implement and maintain office systems, including comprehensive case file management to donor audit standard.  Ensure data and activities are accurate and up-to-date in order to provide effective monitoring and evaluation of the scheme.

 

Provide updates that include “hard” and soft data, this will include case studies.

 

Be able to share learning arising from the work of the project to a wide range of audiences in a creative range of formats such as written reports, web blogs, regular tweets,presentations group and one to one meetings.

 

Provide an annual report.

 

As and when required provide briefings for the board

 

General

 

Work constructively as part of the Leicestershire Cares team participating in team meetings, sharing relevant learning as required and collaborating on joint tasks as and when required.

 

Understand and implement all relevant Leicestershire Cares. admin, finance, HR, logistics, equal opportunities, health and safety and safeguarding policies.

 

As and when required take on additional duties and/or cover for colleagues as directed by line manager or CEO.

 

Person Specification

Essential:

 

Proven experience of developing, leading and coordinating empowering projects and group work with disadvantaged children and young people (CYP)

 

A good understanding of the many complex and overlapping issues that lead to disadvantage discrimination and exclusion amongst care experienced CYP and ability to build effective professional relationships with these CYP.

 

Strong proven commitment to promoting equality and diversity in work and proven ability to work with culturally diverse groups.

 

An entrepreneurial approach to development and the ability to work with and engage businesses in the work of the project.

 

Ability to organise and plan own work with minimal supervision, being able to “juggle” competing demands, set work plans, meet deadlines, produce timely reports and monitor and evaluate impact .

 

A “can do” flexible, problem solving attitude and willingness if/when required to work one or two evenings per week and occasional weekends  (a 35 hour flexible working week).

 

Emotional resilience to cope with the stresses and strains caused by working with at risk/disadvantaged/vulnerable groups.

 

Ability to build effective working relationships with wide range of stakeholders in community/voluntary, local government.

 

Ambition to grow the project and willingness to work with Leicestershire Cares staff to identify and win new resources for the project.

 

Strong commitment to ongoing reflection and learning.

 

A team player, who is willing to reflect, learn, share and if required challenge.

 

Confident IT user at ease with Microsoft packages.

 

Full driving licence and use of car. Mileage reimbursed at 45P per mile

 

 

Desirable

 

Previous experience of working with looked after and care leaving Children and young people.

 

A relevant professional qualification.

 

This post will require an enhanced DBS check.

 

The Wire Project

Posted by on Jul 16, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

922baec0fd749698102f16acc2648d5a Last week The Wire Project featured in a Blog article written by Jack Merritt on behalf of The Exceptionals. This article gives a great snippet of what The Wire Project is doing and how it is helping Ex Offenders get back into work!

Please take a moment to read over this fantastic article and get a glimpse of all the hard work being put in by everyone involved!

http://theexceptionals.org/blog/leicestershire-cares-the-wire-project

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Posted by on Dec 20, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

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Check out this festive collection from Checkprint!

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Checkprint ToTTCheckprint in Hinckley have well and truly thrown themselves into the many festive opportunities that are on offer this year through our Collect for Christmas Campaign and Festive Challenges. Still in their first year of membership, the whole team, from warehousing & production to finance & personnel, have collected items to be given as gifts to disadvantaged and vulnerable children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. (more…)

Question – How do you make a room full of 14 year old pupils fall silent?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Stephen Gould Speedy Speakers at Fullhurst Dec 17Answer – You invite Stephen Gould, Managing Director of Everards Brewery and Laura Turner, Disability Ambassador for Remploy to talk about employability skills!

Fullhurst Community College in Leicester welcomed the pair of Speedy Speakers and Year 9 students had the pleasure of learning and listening to two very powerful messages about their future journey from school into the world of work. The room was silent as Stephen and Laura shared their very personal messages. (more…)

Christmas arrives early for pupils in Loughborough!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

 Thermo Fisher Games Presentation

Thorpe Acre Junior School were delighted to receive a set of maths games to support the Number Partners volunteering project at the school. The games were very kindly donated by Thermo Fisher Scientific in Loughborough and will be used each week during the fun sessions. Thermo Fisher Scientific volunteers are also joined by staff from DNVGL, also based in Loughborough.

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Volunteering makes you happy!

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

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A new survey by social platform Neighbourly (November 2017) has found that employee volunteering is the route to a happier workplace. The survey, carried out by an independent research company with 2,000 people across the UK, found that employees who have volunteered with their company are 13% happier than those who have not. (more…)

Jayne Arnold – Access Group

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

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