We are running 3 small focus groups. The feedback will be used in our campaigning and advocacy work, but all participant responses will be anonymised. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a £20 high street voucher for each participant as a thank you. We can offer financial support for your childcare during the session if needed. Participants must come from households where there is at least one person working (doesn’t have to be full time), and where there is at least one child.

Problem debt focus group – Wednesday 7th September 10.30 – 11.30am
Housing issues focus group – Wednesday 7th September 12.00 – 13.00pm
Food insecurity focus group – Thursday 8th September 10.30 – 11.30am

All sessions will take place at The Lift, 45 White Lion Street, Islington, N1 9PW. For more information or to register your interest for a focus group please contact Hannah Slater indicating which session you would like to take part in – Hannah.slater@childrenengland.org.uk

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QSIR: Practitioner is a nationally accredited program from the Advancing Change and Transformation (ACT) Academy that provides participants with the know-how to design and implement more productive services.
It is based on highly successful previous courses and offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes:

  • Leadership Fundamentals
  • Project Management
  • Sustainability of Improvement
  • Engaging and Working with Others
  • Process Mapping
  • Creativity in Improvement
  • Measurement for Improvement
  • Demand and Capacity

Participants attend for five days over a three month period, and  must have an existing project or project idea. During the program they apply the learning from the course to their own improvement projects, being supported between workshops to help make them a success. They are therefore not only learning methodology in quality improvement, but actively changing and improving local services as they study.

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Hammersmith & Fulham Council is launching a Disabled People’s Commission as part of its drive to improve services and accessibility for all communities in the borough. Too often, disabled people are overlooked when councils are both designing and delivering services. With the launch of its Disabled People’s Commission, H&F will look into the experiences of disabled people in the borough to help make positive changes to increase equality and inclusivity for all those who live in, work in and visit the borough.

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‘Made of Money’ is running a 2 day Facilitator Training in London on 5th – 6th October 2016.

‘Made of Money’ is an award winning financial literacy resource, developed by anti-poverty charity Quaker Social Action. It aims to help groups talk about money and its impact on their lives, as well as learn vital money management skills. It is ideal to help front line workers offer support to those on low income, particularly in the run up to the introduction of Universal Credit, and all the welfare benefit changes.

‘Made of Money’ takes a different and innovative approach to financial literacy: it works holistically- with the whole person and the whole household.  The resources aim to build confidence; resilience and help people identify their own values and attitudes around money, as well as covering basics like budgeting, borrowing and debt. We recognise that unless people’s own situations are explored and confidence is increased, they won’t change behavior long–term. This in turn builds a more stable platform for the whole household financially.

‘Made of Money’ also focuses on emotions around money, our experiences growing up, consumer culture, communication about money & the pressure of raising children on low income. The resources are all provided, fully reusable as well as really fun and engaging!

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Salary £14,400 (pro rata £36,000, 2 days p/week) per annum

Location Islington, London, Greater London

Job Type Permanent

Contract: Part-time post – 2 days (14.4 hrs) per week, with the possibilty of hours/days increasing

The work is office based but will require occasional weekend working.

Providing a focal point for the NRCSE’s Quality Framework, this post is key to growing the NRCSE’s delivery of a national, tailored, quality assurance scheme for the supplementary education sector that responds to contemporary requirements of both community and statutory sector agencies and ensures safe and effective delivery of educational activities for children and young people. You will be working with community, voluntary and statutory sector staff at senior levels, and recruiting and managing volunteers.

This is a unique opportunity for a high calibre manager to join an organisation that is transforming out-of-school education in a supportive and appreciative way.

In this role, you will lead, manage and develop a growing quality development team, responsible for quality monitoring, coaching and supporting advisers, to ensure consistently high standards of advice and drive client focus and service excellence.

Reporting to the Executive Director, you will work closely with Regional Development Managers and our statutory agency partners to enhance and develop processes and systems supporting high quality and compliance, to ensure effective outcomes for our members and partners.

How to apply: please click here



Salary £16,800 (pro rata £28,000, 3 days p/week)

Job Type Permanent

Contract: Part-time post – 3 days (21.6 hrs) per week.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 23rd August, 2016.

The post will have desk space allocated within NRCSE London office at Resource for London, N7.

The work will require flexible hours, outside of usual office hours and occasional weekend working. Travel within the boroughs will also be required.

Outline of role

As a member of the Quality Development Advice Team in NRCSE this post will support community-led supplementary schools (out-of-school hours educational projects) within the London Boroughs of Brent/Barnet/Camden/Ealing/Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster by providing mentoring and guidance towards quality assurance.

The postholder will be giving advice and guidance to management committee members and co-ordinators and visiting supplementary schools in operation to ensure that they are running safely and effectively (requires flexibility to work some weekends and evenings).

If you are passionate about community-led change, believe that culture and language are a crucial part of who we are, if you are outgoing and self-motivating this could be just the job for you.

How to apply: please click here.