Tackling difficult volunteer situations

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This short training session is for anyone working with volunteers.

During the session participants will:

  • Identify what consitutes a difficult volunteer situtation
  • Explore the impact a difficult situation can have on an organisation
  • Discuss solutions to difficult volunter situations
  • Identify how to manage the exit of a volunteer
When
Where
Dawes Road Hub – 20 Dawes Road, London SW6 7EN, United Kingdom – View Map

Register here

Volunteering Projects

Volunteering Projects

Works4U, the not-for-profit social enterprise branch of Hammersmith & Fulham Volunteer Centre is looking for volunteering opportunities/projects available in the local community that would suit a large group on 7th June.

When: The activities must be available on 7th June 2016
Team Size: We are looking for activities which can be undertaken by a team size of 40-80 people.
Time: The task must be able to be completed in an afternoon from 12:00 – 17:00 pm
Types of activities could be: Park Clean-ups, River Clean-ups, Gardening, Painting/Decorating, Befriending Older people, Cooking meals & promoting healthy eating, Afternoon tea party etc. We are open to ideas and the volunteers are keen to do something that has a real impact. If you are not sure if you have an idea, then please do get in touch and we can help formulate one.

If you want to discuss your project and/or want more information on how you could use our help please call Aparna on 020 8741 9876 or E-mail:
aparna@works-4u.com 

Please get in touch with us with your ideas and projects as soon as possible as we are looking to lock down the project in the next few weeks. However, we have many other teams of volunteers looking to support the community throughout the year.

We look forward to working with you!

Works4U Team

H&F Law Centre – Finance Officer (part-time)

Job title: Finance Officer
Job type: Part-time 2 days
Salary:  £27k pro rata

Key objectives of the role:

  • To manage, maintain and develop all financial matters for H&F Law Centre
  • To liaise with the appointed auditor to complete the annual accounts and audit;
  • To prepare financial reports for Management Committee meetings;
  • To prepare other financial information as required.

For more information

We are looking for a finance officer to work two days per week for a three month period.
Please send CV & covering letter to – sue.james@hflaw.org.uk

WESTFIELD ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN WHTE CITY

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Westfield London is launching a new community grants initiative as part of its expansion plans for the centre. The community grants scheme will support local organisations, who are looking for funding of up to £1,000 with up to 20 projects being selected per year over the next two years.

The community grants scheme is designed to focus specifically on a diverse array of projects and individuals from our borough, and aims to make a significant difference within our local neighbourhoods.

A new community grants panel, led by representatives from local businesses, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, local organisations and Westfield London, will meet twice annually to decide where funds will be directed based on bids received.

At each round of funding the panel will judge bids based on applications on three separate themes: Innovative and creative approaches to employment and training; Opportunities for young people aged16-24 and support for people with disabilities or health problems. In addition to fitting in with at least one of these themes, successful applicants will be required to show that they are based locally in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham or the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and they will have to submit a detailed breakdown of how the money will be spent and what objectives the funding will help them to achieve.

Westfield London currently provides 12,000 jobs, both as a direct employer and by attracting world-class retail employers. The proposed retail and residential expansion will create a further 8,000 jobs.

Since opening in 2008 Westfield has taken a proactive approach to engaging with the local community. The Westfield London Jobs & Training Advisory Panel was set up in 2012 in order to support employment and training at Westfield London and its surrounding communities. Since 2012, the wider White City Opportunity Area has developed further with even more jobs in the pipeline for local people in the area. As part of the new plans, the Work Zone will receive a further £600,000 worth of funding. The Work Zone, which is based on site at Westfield London in the Shepherd’s Bush Library, was set up to assist retailers and contractors to recruit locally, and to alert residents and jobseekers to available jobs and to assist jobseekers to gain access to the right employment and skills training for jobs at the shopping centre.

Commenting on the launch of the panel, Duncan Bower, Director of Development at Westfield, said: “Westfield London has had a transformative impact on the W12 area, delivering 12,000 jobs and £2.3 bn of investment to this part of London since opening in 2008. As we embark upon the next phase in this success story we want to make sure that the success of this investment is felt as widely as possible in the White City area. Westfield has a good track record in working with local organisations and the establishment of the grants panel will build on this.”

 

Jon Gilchrist, Executive Director of the Bush Theatre and one of the panellists, commented:   “The Bush Theatre has been making new theatre in Shepherd’s Bush for 44 years – and we are incredibly proud to be part of this vibrant and diverse corner of London. As someone who both lives and works in W12, it’s a privilege to form part of this panel – ensuring that the changing landscape in the area has a lasting benefit to the residents of the area. I hope that the Westfield community grants panel can work to harness the innovation and ideas that we encounter on our streets every day.”

Panellist Steven Cotton, Employer Engagement Manager for Resurgo’s Spear programme, said: “We are so pleased to continue our work with Westfield and in White City through the grants panel. From our experience, we know that there is a huge amount of innate local talent. Supporting projects that serve local need will bring tangible benefits to the local area.”

Panellist Emma Morgan, Manager at Big Local, said: “At Big Local we are dedicated to supporting the development of local people’s skills and talent and I believe that Westfield’s community grants panel will play an important part in encouraging this and investing in our vibrant and diverse local community. As part of the grants panel we look forward to working with a range of local organisations as they submit bids for funding”.

ENDS

For more information on the community grants scheme please visit Westfield London’s website: http://westfieldlondon-plans.co.uk/community-grants/.

 

Contact

Caroline Mattias
Weber Shandwick
Caroline.Mattias@webershandwick.com
+44 (0)20 7067 0432

 

Hammersmith and Fulham Mind: Volunteer Trustee (Treasurer)

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This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in a successful and forward-thinking charity that helps improve the lives of many people in Hammersmith & Fulham and beyond.

Hammersmith and Fulham Association for Mental Health (known as Hammersmith & Fulham Mind) is an leading independent mental health provider working with people living in the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham.

Our mission is to empower people with mental health problems to manage their health, take control of their lives and to support them to participate fully in their local community.

Our wide range of services reach and support over 2,000 people every year. We campaign for improved services and challenge the stigma and stereotypes surround mental health. We currently have 30 staff who work across a range of 18 services at Mind ranging from talking therapies to hoarding support groups.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about making a difference as a finance minded Trustee (Treasurer) of a small charity. We are looking for a qualified accountant with a strong track record in strategic and operational financial management to act as a key advisor to our team on all financial aspects of running the charity. The ideal candidate will have an interest in mental health and knowledge of current finance practice relevant to charities, as well as good financial analysis skills and the ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the charity.

The Trustee (Treasurer) will sit on the full board of Trustees as well as chairing the Finance Sub-Committee. This role will involve:

  • Overseeing the financial affairs of the organisation, ensuring they are in line with Hammersith & Fulham Mind’s charitable objects and within accepted accounting practice
  • Monitoring the financial health of the organisation, including appraising the financial viability of plans and proposals
  • Making fellow trustees aware of their financial obligations and taking the lead in interpreting financial data to them
  • With support from the CEO and the Finance Manager, regularly reporting the organisation’s financial position at committee meetings
  • Overseeing the CEO and the Finance Manager in the production of the annual budget, reforecast(s), management accounts, adherence to financial controls, etc.
  • Liaising with auditors

Trustee meetings are held approximately once a month (at 6.30pm – in Fulham or Notting Hill); in addition, the Finance Sub-Committee meets once every 2 months, alternately in Fulham, the City, or via conference call.

Trustees are asked to commit to volunteering with the charity for at least a year. You will join a board currently consisting of 8 Charity Trustees from various backgrounds and different experiences contributing unique and invaluable skills to the charity.

The application process will consist of an informal interview with the Chair and our acting Treasurer at a mutually convenient time.

For an informal discussion about the role, or to apply, please contact Claire Pettitt (Trustee & acting Treasurer): clairepettitt@cantab.net
Applications should include a covering letter and current CV.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 3rd April 2016

 

HFM is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who have lived experience of mental health.

 

 

Hammersmith and Fulham Mind: Volunteer Trustee (PR / Marketing)

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This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in a successful and forward-thinking charity that helps improve the lives of many people in Hammersmith & Fulham and beyond.
Hammersmith and Fulham Association for Mental Health (known as Hammersmith & Fulham Mind) is an leading independent mental health provider working with people living in the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham.

Our mission is to empower people with mental health problems to manage their health, take control of their lives and to support them to participate fully in their local community.
Our wide range of services reach and support over 2,000 people every year. We campaign for improved services and challenge the stigma and stereotypes surround mental health. We currently have 30 staff who work across a range of 18 services at Mind ranging from talking therapies to hoarding support groups.

We are seeking an outstanding media and communications specialist trustee who can support us in engaging media, clients and other stakeholders. The ideal candidate will be an innovative, creative individual committed to upholding the rights of mental health service users, with experience of development communications strategies and plans at a local level.

This role will involve acting as a key advisor to provide guidance on media and communications issues, helping our team to deliver an outstanding media and communications function by:
• Advising on ways to strengthen Hammersmith & Fulham Mind’s public profile, magnify our communications reach and contribute to showing that we are outstanding leaders in mental health
• Assisting our managers in developing our communications strategy, defining clear messages that promote our priorities and identifying opportunities to set out the many positive stories we have to tell
• Highlighting risks and proposing appropriate action

Trustee meetings are held approximately once a month (at 6.30pm – in Fulham or Notting Hill). Trustees are asked to commit to volunteering with the charity for at least a year. You will join a board currently consisting of 8 Charity Trustees from various backgrounds and different experiences contributing unique and invaluable skills to the charity.
The application process will consist of an informal interview with the Chair and another Trustee at a mutually convenient time.

For an informal discussion about the role, or to apply, please contact Jane Bullen (Chair): jane.bullen4@btinternet.com
Applications should include a covering letter and current CV.
Closing date for applications: Sunday 3rd April 2016

HFM is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We particularly encourage applications from individuals who have lived experience of mental health.

“Meet the funder” Seminar

The Refugee Council’s Supporting RCOs project is delighted to invite you to a “Meet the funder” Seminar organised for London-based Migrant and Refugee Community Organisations (MRCOs).

Date: 23 March 2016, Registration: 9:30am, Start: 10:00pm, Close: 16:30pm
Venue: “We are 336”, 336 Brixton road, London SW9 7AA.

The event aims to improve the quality of funding applications by providing MRCOs with the opportunity to talk face to face with funders and to provide funders with the opportunity to provide potential applicants with updates on their funding programmes and to shed a light of their current funding priorities and selection criteria.
There will be opportunity for a short one-to-one session with a grant officer if you have specific questions for them but you need to have at least a proposal or a draft application. Please contact us for more details and to book your session well in advance.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed (but we need a photocopy of your ticket or a receipt) and lunch will also be provided. We can also make a small contribution to child care expenses for participants who genuinely need help with child care. Please contact me for more details.

Ezechias Ngendahayo MInstF (Dip)
Projects and Training Coordinator
Development team
e: ezechias.ngendahayo@RefugeeCouncil.org.uk
In order to book your place(s), please complete  booking form  here.
Funded by the London Councils, the Supporting RCOs project is a Refugee Council project of free training and other activities which aims to support London’s Refugee Community Organisations (RCOs) and strengthen their capacity to deliver services effectively to their clients, to help them engage with stakeholders in service delivery, as well as to promote more widely best practice in engaging with RCOs.

H&F Carers Quarterly Newsletter

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The deadline for submission of articles for the next Carers Network H&F quarterly Newsletter is Friday 1 April.

The Newsletters will be published on 1 May, so if there are any news articles or events relevant to carers in H&F that you would like us to feature could you please send Mark Bradford any copy (and hi res images / logos if possible) by then?

The word count for articles is approx. 150-200 words.

We now also have a monthly e-bulletin, so if there is any news in relation to events or meetings relevant to H&F carers occurring before the Newsletter publication date we can potentially feature it in the April edition of the e-bulletin.

Copy deadline for the April e-bulletin is 11 April.

Mark Bradford

Communications Officer

t: 020 8960 3033

e: mark.bradford@carers-network.co.uk

 

 

Neighbourhood Renewal Coordinator

Location: London (Greater)
Salary: £25,000 – £30,000
Posted:12 Mar 2016
Closes: 01 Apr 2016
Hours: Full Time

 

The Neighbourhood Renewal Co-ordinator will play a key role in delivering Vital Regeneration’s Community Engagement Services contract. He/she will assist the Community Engagement Programme Manager in managing the contract and in delivering a suite of events and activities to engage residents in the Housing Renewal Programme in Church Street and Paddington Green, North Westminster. He/she will have responsibility for the delivery of a programme of community engagement activities, servicing a range of resident led working groups and the day to day management of a team of Community Connectors, Block Champions and volunteers.

This is a fixed term contract to 31st December 2016.

If you are interested in this role please complete an application form (click here) and submit by noon on April 1st 2016.