Job Opportunity with White City Enterprise

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Bookkeeper:  Part time –  One day a week

Salary: £25,000 pa (pro rata)
Hours: 1 day per week
Contract: Permanent
Base White City Community Centre

 

This is an opportunity to join a growing organisation that is nationally recognised for being at the heart of the devolution of public services to local people. We are looking for a part time financial bookkeeper to join our incredible team.
White City in Shepherds Bush is one of government’s Neighbourhood Community Budget Pilot areas. The White City Enterprise (WCE) is a Charity that was established in 2013 by the community; to identify and run public services that have the potential of being delivered more effectively by the community.
We are looking for someone to join us immediately who has experience of preparing management accounts and providing financial support for a small organisation and preferably has knowledge of QuickBooks. Ideally you will live locally and can start immediately.

Closing date for application: 14th March 2016

If you are interested in the role and would like to know more, please contact Mary Hennessy on:
020 8743 4545, mary@whitecityenterprise.org.uk or send a covering letter and cv.

SPORTS RELIEF HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM TRIATHLON

SPORTS RELIEF HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM TRIATHLON

 

What
Come and take part in a borough wide Triathlon and raise money for sports relief.
Individual: £5 complete all 3
Team entries: £10- take it in turns and share the load.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved and raise money for a good cause and to push your fitness boundaries.
One participants has already raised £150

When
Saturday 12th March
11:00-14:00

Where
5km run at Lillie Road sports centre
10km cycle at Hammersmith fitness and Squash centre
400m swim at Phoenix/ Janet Adegoke
Additional
Better goody bag provided
Award recognition at Phoenix following completion
Set-up your own personal Sports Relief just giving page and get your family & friends to sponsor you

 

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Toddlers Worlds Sport Relief Party

Toddlers Worlds Sport Relief Party

             

 

Activities:
Bouncy castle!
Soft play!
Mini football!
Candy floss, popcorn and hotdogs

Time: 15:00-17:00
Date: 5th of March
Who: children aged 5 and under
How Much: only £2 donation to charity!

 

Who: children aged 5 and under
How Much: only £2 donation to charity!
*all children must be accompanied by an adult

 

 

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Draught proofing service

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Do you feel the cold at home?

Bishop Creighton House can provide and install draught proofing and help you with energy saving to make your home warmer – and save a little on energy bills.

This service is available to all H&F residents. The cost to draught proof a door is £5 – £15 and £5 for each window. A 50% discount is given to those receiving benefits.

All our staff are fully trained and DBS checked.

Please contact Tony Carmichael for a referral form via email if you wish to refer a client for this service or telephone with your details if the draught proofing is for you personally.

 

Tony Carmichael

Project Support Officer

Safer Homes

Bishop Creighton House

378 Lillie Rd, London SW6 7PH

Tel: 020 7385 9689 | Fax: 020 7386 9149

www.creightonhouse.org

Working with the community since 1908

Job opportunity with Advance

Exciting and challenging opportunity to be much more than a PA
Advance is a pioneering charity with an excellent reputation. We support women at high risk to cope and recover from experiences of domestic abuse and we support women who are at risk of committing crime or with short term sentences to reduce offending. Established in 1998, Advance is undergoing a period of growth and innovation, leading a partnership of nine organisations across west London to offer a range of services to protect girls and women from violence. This programme of work, called Angelou, is gaining a high profile and is very successful. We are also negotiating to make our work with women offenders pan London and to lead the London Women’s Consortium to offer a range of rehabilitative services in prison and in the community. This will be a three year programme of work. Advance is developing a media profile, working to gain corporate support and will be growing in the next three years. We need a bright, pro-active, organised and self motivated person to step up to the role of Executive Support and Communications Officer, offering support to a busy but approachable management team and putting Advance on the map in the media and spotting local and regional opportunities.

Female* Executive Support and Communications Officer
Contract: Permanent
Salary: NJC Scale 5 22-25 £23,116-£25,033 inc London Weighting
Working hours: 35 hours per week (Monday – Friday)
The job may involve working out of hours and time off in lieu will be taken by arrangement with the Manager.
This is an exciting, interesting and challenging role working to support the work of the Chief Executive, Board and Senior Management Team of this innovative and leading charity. The Executive Support and Communications Officer will provide administrative and IT support to the management team and staff assistance to the CEO and Board. She will also oversee the communications function of Advance, organising events, overseeing the development of new and existing material liaising with the media and CEO and managing Advance’s profile through traditional and social media. She will ensure a high standard of professional support is provided and administrative systems are established and maintained to ensure the CEO is able to maximise use of her time to efficiently lead the organisation. Excellent communication and organisational skills, a flair for design, strong IT skills and a proactive approach will enable the post-holder to deal with internal and external communications, produce high-quality written work, organise and process information and co-ordinate meetings and events. You will be working within a strong learning culture and be able to use your initiative, bring forward ideas and see the contribution you are making to the organisation and the lives of girls and women. You will need to be committed to our aims and objectives.

ADVANCE is committed to equality and diversity and particularly welcomes applications from BME groups and the LBT community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).
Benefits include 30 days holiday and a non-contributory pension scheme.
Closing date: 11th March at 12pm Interviews: 21st March

To apply: Download the application form and Job Description from our website at http://advancecharity.org.uk/work-for-us/
Completed applications should be emailed to althea.k@advancecharity.org.uk or posted marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to:

Althea King
ADVANCE (BSU Recruitment)
Unit 6 The Lanchesters
162-164 Fulham Palace Road
London W6 9ER

Somali community projects breaks down generation barriers

Somali community projects breaks down generation barriers

 

A project that spans the generations in Hammersmith and Fulham’s Somali community is about to celebrate its first successful year.

Fulham-based Banooda Aid Foundation has been working with its community elders and young people on a two-year project made possible, thanks to a £36,000 grant from the “HealthEquality”

Arts, culture and recreation are the topics through which communication between the youngsters and the older members of their community are being fostered.

Traditional African dance and music, as well as drawing and painting and arts and crafts are among the means by which the young and not so young are interacting with one another. Debates and discussions are also held to help break down the barriers that exist between the ages and which are common to all communities.

“This is a great idea because it brings generations together through a creative platform and reduces isolation and boredom, “ said Banooda Aid Foundation’s Director Abdirahman Haidarow. “ New friendships will be formed which will continue outside in the wider community. It is a flexible project which is exclusively managed by the beneficiaries and this also improves their self-esteem and respect.”

The project is currently working with some 40 people from the age of 14 upwards, 43% of elders and 67% of the younger people reported that they have now learned more about the arts and media that are relevant to their culture. Elderly members reported that they are now more confident in using computers, cameras and also using some music instruments. We have also seen 3 young people are now volunteering to the local community Centre where elderly members come together.

Banooda Aid Foundation is based at Bishop Creighton House, 378 Lillie Road, Fulham.

 

For further information contact: Abdirahman Haidarow, Chairman,
Banooda Aid Foundation, on: 020 8616 2770 or 07985 756428.

 

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National Lottery Awards

National Lottery Awards

You can enter any project that has had Lottery funding since 1994 and hasn’t previously won one of our Awards.

The application process is really quick – simply visit http://www.nationallotteryawards.org.uk/awards and click on ‘Enter or nominate a project here’.

The deadline is 9 March and you’ll be in with a chance of being shortlisted for the Awards, which will be broadcast on BBC One, and winning £3,000. Awards finalists will benefit from a national media campaign (in recent years, projects have featured on TV programmes such as This Morning and The One Show, on local radio and in the press, including The Telegraph, The Sun and the Daily Mirror) – so this is a fantastic opportunity for your work to be showcased to the nation.

Volunteer Organisers’ Forum

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Volunteer Organisers’ Forum

 Friday 22nd April at 9.45 

Venue: Dawes Road Hub

The agenda will include behind the scenes at DBS, a presentation by Black on Board on recruitment of black trustees and a present by CALM mediation on their service and their experience of recruiting and managing volunteers.

Exchanging Places Events

We also set up ‘Exchanging Places’ events to raise awareness of cycle safety.

These events allow people to sit in the driver’s seat of a HGV or bus to get a better understanding of what the driver can and can’t see, especially in regards to cyclists on the nearside and directly in front of the vehicle.

Exchanging Places video

A YouTube video has been launched, which features an experienced lorry driver and a regular cyclist who exchange places and discuss their thoughts. It also offers guidance and clearly demonstrates correct cycling, driving and pedestrian behaviour to ensure safer journeys and avoid collisions.

To watch the video, see ‘Related Links’ in the right hand navigation.

Events

Come along to any of the exchanging places events below. Bike marking will also be offered at the following events:

8th February 2016 10:00 – 14:00 London South Bank Uni Ontario street SE1 6NG

12th,13th&14th February 2016 9am -5pm Cycle show Excel centre E16 1XL

18th February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Chelsea Creek SW6

23rd February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Vine Street Bridge EC1R

24th February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Bonner Bridge Victoria Park E3 5TB

25th February 2016 07:30 – 10:00 Battleship Place Kingscross Station

26th February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Wellington Arch W1J 7JZ

1st March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 The Cut Junc With Waterloo SE1

3rd March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Beadon road W6 0EA

10th March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Victoria and Albert Museum SW7 2Rl

15th March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Shepherds Bush Green W12 8PH

17th March 2016 07:30 -09:30 Burrell Street SE1 0UN

For more information about Exchanging Places, please email the Cycle Safety Team – see related contacts on this webpage.

 

Cycle marking events

Security mark your bike free of charge

We regularly set up engagement stalls offering advice as well as free security marking and registration onto BikeRegister’s online database.

Registering your bike helps police and retailers identify and verify the legitimate owner of bikes that have been stolen or are being resold.

Come along to any of our marking events below;
8th February 2016 10:00 – 14:00 London South Bank Uni Ontario street SE1 6NG
12th,13th&14th February 2016 9am -5pm Cycle show Excel centre E16 1XL
18th February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Chelsea Creek SW6
23rd February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Vine Street Bridge EC1R
24th February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Bonner Bridge Victoria Park E3 5TB
25th February 2016 07:30 – 10:00 Battleship Place Kingscross Station
26th February 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Wellington Arch W1J 7JZ

1st March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 The Cut Junc With Waterloo SE1
3rd March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Beadon road W6 0EA
10th March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Victoria and Albert Museum SW7 2Rl
15th March 2016 07:30 – 09:30 Shepherds Bush Green W12 8PH
17th March 2016 07:30 -09:30 Burrell Street SE1 0UN
Please visit your local Safer Transport Team website,  for details of local cycle marking events.