Job Vacancy

Positive Activities Worker (Fixed Term until 31.03.2015)

3 hours per week £8.00 per hour

You will be required to support our Fusion youth group for young people with Special or Additional Needs. This runs on a Tuesday night between 6pm & 9pm.

Your role will include preparing activities, supporting & empowering young people and helping with the setting up and closing down of youth club sessions.

Previous experience of Youth Work with young people with special needs is desirable but not essential.

For more details or a recruitment pack, please email specifying the role you are interested in or call Ben or Mike on 01562 228113.

Closing date for both posts is Friday 31st May 2013 @ 5pm

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Youth Volunteering and Training Officer

 WCVYS is seeking a motivated and committed person for the full time post of Youth Volunteering and Training Officer. The post is until 31st December 2014. The successful applicant will manage and co-ordinate WCVYS’s new vInspired Talent project and manage, promote and deliver WCVYS training work.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a commitment to strengthening and advancing the work, sustainability and reputation of our small charity. The applicant must have proven experience of working with young people, a sound knowledge of volunteering and involvement and experience in training preferably up to Level 2.

The post will be based at Droitwich, but will necessitate travel around the county.

The salary is £23,000 per annum. Travel expenses will be paid.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 16th May 2013. Interviews will be held the week commencing 20th May 2013.

The job description, person specification and application form can be found on WCVYS’s website –

Head of Fundraising

This is an exciting new role for a rapidly expanding children’s charity dedicated to supporting young people by providing them with a mentor. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic person with a successful background in fundraising and the motivation to set up a professional strategy in line with the ethos of the organisation.

  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Have a proven track record of successfully raising funds for a charity
  • Someone who enjoys the challenges of setting up a fundraising team
  • Likes using their own initiative
  • Enjoys being part of a friendly and expanding charity

Part time 2 days (16 hours) a week ideally Monday and Tuesday based on FTE salary of £20- 22,000.

The long term aim of the Management Team is to develop this into a full time role operating across the West Midlands and contributing to the sustainability of the charity and its services.

For an informal discussion please call Andrea Maddocks MBE on 07855 940141 and for application pack please contact or telephone 01299 822336.

Closing date 24th May 2013.

Nominate Your Local Sporting Hero!

Zac___MelNominations are open for the City of Worcester Sport Awards 2013! So make sure that the local people keeping sport alive and driving the legacy get the recognition they truely deserve!

It’s time to nominate someone in your local sporting community towards the 2013 City of Worcester Sport Awards.

This year there are a wide range of award categories with schools, athletes/participants, coaches, volunteers, clubs and teams all having specific awards so if you know an individual or a team from Worcester who has shown great dedication or excelled in sport over the last 12-months then this is your chance to nominate them for the recognition they deserve. A full list of awards is attached along with the nomination form.

The Awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday 18th September 2013 with the winner of each Award receiving a trophy. The winners name will be put forward for an award at the County Sports Partnership Awards ceremony in November, 2013.

Find out more and download a nomination by visiting the Sport Worcester Website

For more information please call 01905 722331.


IDance Workshop

Following some great taster sessions over the last two terms, Rachel Freeman, director of everyBODY Dance is presenting two inclusive dance workshops in the summer term, each focussing on different themes and skills. People can take part in both or just one.


Workshops open to disabled and non-disabled people 17+

Sundays 19 May and 16 June, 1.00-4.30

The Angel Centre, Angel Place, Worcester, WR1 3QN

£15/£12 concessions per session

Advance booking essential – to book, please contact Dancefest on or 01905 611199

A completely inclusive, monthly session exploring creative dance technique, improvisation and performance. Create new dance in a positive environment where difference is seen as creative opportunity. Open to disabled and non-disabled people, ideal for dancers, teachers, community artists and people who want to explore their creativity, with or without previous dance experience. All that’s needed is a passion to dance!

 Sunday 19 May – Improvisation

Discovering movement material from within and without the body, working with partners and groups to create dances that, although made in an instant, have form and shape.

Sunday 16 June – Lovely Bugs

Making links with everyBODY dance’s current production of Lovely Bugs and exploring the themes of flight, swarming and web making through movement.

IDANCE is an on-going project led by Rachel Freeman for everyBODY dance,


Transformation of Services for Children with Disabilities (CwD) Programme

All information below is from:

What is it about?

Worcestershire County Council is currently looking to change the way services for children with disabilities are delivered. As part of this programme we are looking at five areas:

 Redesign of Short Breaks Provision

Our aim is to make sure that there is the right balance of types of short breaks for referred children and young people, enabling their families to have breaks from caring responsibilities. The range of services include overnight stays, school-based, voluntary and community sector provision.Community Short Breaks Commissioning Strategy (PDF 182 KB).

•More information on the types of short breaks.

•Consultation has started on the reviewed version of Worcestershire Short Breaks Statement in order to make it clearer for all stakeholders. To take part go to the how you can get involved section below.

 Choice and Control (Personalisation)

Our aim is to give families more choice and control over how they spend their allocated money on services for their children with disabilities and complex health needs.

 Integrated Health and Social Care Teams

Our aim is to create single teams with all the health and social care skills that families need.

 Specialist Equipment

Our aim is to create a single equipment resource that will allow professionals, and the families they work with, to access equipment more readily in order to meet the changing needs of children and young people within their homes.


Our aim is to ensure that children and young people receive the support they need as they move into adulthood.

 Why are we doing this?

We want to make sure Worcestershire offers the best quality services and meets the needs of families by:

•Delivering improved health and social care outcomes

•Delivering services which are sustainable, effective and of a high quality

•Reducing the costs to achieve improved outcomes and efficiency.

The government is also asking local authorities to make sure that every child has a shared assessment for health, social care and education and families have a say and choice.

 Who will it affect?

This project will include everybody involved with children with disabilities.

Worcestershire County Council’s Joint Commissioning Unit is consulting on the Worcestershire Short Breaks Statement that has been reviewed to make clearer the range of available short break activities and how these can be accessed. This is to enable carers of children with disabilities to have breaks from their caring responsibilities. The review was done in accordance with the Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011.

Reviewed version of the short breaks statement (PDF 53 KB).


Rachel Adams Joint Commissioning Unit

T. 01905 72 8549