Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Community Art Exhibition at Llancaiach Fawr

Trelewis Community Art Club are holding an art exhibition at Llancaiach Fawr on Tuesday 21st February and Saturday 25th February 2017 between 10.00am and 4.00pm. 
Please come along and see some of our talented artists' work

Mae Clwb Celf Cymuned Trelewis yn cynnal Arddangosiad gelf yn Llancaiach Fawr o Ddydd Mawrth Chwefror 21ain hyd Ddydd Sadwrn Chwefror 25ain 2017 rhwng 10.00am a 4.00pm
Dewch draw, is teimlwch awydd i weld gwaith rhai o'r artistiaid talentog

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Valleys Taskforce - Merthyr Tydfil event

Welsh Government have set up a Valleys Taskforce to look at what needs to be done to reinvigorate and regenerate our Valleys communities. 

The Taskforce is coming to the Redhouse in Merthyr Tydfil at 6pm on Monday 13th February to hear views of the local community.

To book click on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/trafod-y-cymoedd-talk-valleys-tickets-31750351155?aff=es2

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Inform March 2017 - call for articles

As always, VAMT is looking to receive your contribution to our hard-copy magazine Inform which will be distributed in early March.

We welcome articles of interest to the wider third sector - if you'd like to let others know what you're up to, successes, new services, volunteering opportunities, then send them in to hilary.edwards@vamt.net by 14 February 2017.

Many thanks - look forward to hearing from you.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Fixed Term Job Vacancy with Communities First South Cluster

Communities First South Cluster

 Prosperous Lead Officer

NJC pay Scale Points SCP 28 - 31

 £24,717 – 27,394 (37 hours per week)


Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil are looking to recruit for this post on a fixed term contract, this post is currently funded until 30th June 2017. The post holder will have overall responsibility for the planning, delivery, implementing, monitoring and maintenance of the Prosperous Communities Action Plan as part of the South Cluster Local Delivery Plan. The post holder will also be responsible for delivery of the clusters Community Career Clubs, providing advice on financial inclusion, employability and benefit issues.  Communities First is a Welsh Government Community Focused Tackling Poverty Programme. The programme supports the most disadvantaged people in the most deprived areas of Wales with the aim of contributing to alleviating persistent poverty.

For an application pack please visit www.vamt.net or e mail ken.long@vamt.net

 The closing date for applications is 10am on the 10th February

 The interviews will be held on the morning of the 14th February   

Registered Charity 1118403

Company Limited by Guarantee 6058360

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Financial Management Training for Trustees from WCVA - bilingual posting


Rheolaeth ariannol elusennau - eich rolau a'ch cyfrifoldebau 
8 Mawrth 2017, Merthyr Tudful

Ddiogelu eich mudiad rhag lladrata, camreoli arian a risgiau ariannol eraill


 
Charity financial management - your roles and responsibilities
8 March 2017, Merthyr Tydfil

Protect your organisation against theft, mismanagement of funds and other financial risks

 
Amcanion
Mae’r cwrs hwn yn rhoi trosolwg o’r cyfrifoldebau sydd gan reolwyr neu ymddiriedolwyr sy’n ymwneud yn benodol â gweinyddu arian elusen.

Cynnwys
Gall elusennau a mudiadau gwirfoddol fod yn agored i ladrata, niweidio neu gamreoli eu harian, a risgiau ariannol eraill. Dysgwch sut i ddiogelu’ch mudiad a dangos cadernid gan felly gynyddu’r tebygolrwydd o sicrhau cyllid. Mae’r cwrs hwn yn rhoi trosolwg o’r cyfrifoldebau sydd gan reolwyr neu ymddiriedolwyr sy’n ymwneud yn benodol â gweinyddu arian elusen.

Canlyniadau dysgu
Erbyn diwedd y cwrs bydd cyfranogwyr yn gallu:
  • Egluro’r gweithdrefnau angenrheidiol ar gyfer rheolaethau ariannol digonol a phriodol mewn elusennau.
  • Rhoi enghreifftiau o arfer da o ran rheolaethau ariannol.
  • Diffinio’r term “cronfeydd wrth gefn” fel y mae’n berthnasol i’r sector elusennol ac asesu priodoldeb eich polisi cronfeydd wrth gefn.
  • Enwi’r polisïau a ddylai fod ar waith er mwyn rheoli arian elusen yn effeithiol.
  • Egluro arwyddocâd y SORP Elusennau wrth baratoi cyfrifon a cheisiadau ariannol.
Ar gyfer pwy mae'r cwrs
Staff neu ymddiriedolwyr sy’n ymwneud yn benodol â gweinyddu arian elusen.
Aim
This course provides an overview of the responsibilities held by managers or trustees with specific involvement in charity financial administration.

Content
Charities and voluntary organisations can be vulnerable to theft, damage to or mismanagement of funds, and other financial risks. Learn how to protect your organisation and demonstrate robustness thereby increasing the likelihood of gaining funding. This course provides an overview of the responsibilities held by managers or trustees with specific involvement in charity financial administration.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
  • Explain the procedures required for adequate and appropriate financial controls within charities.
  • Provide examples of good practice in relation to financial controls.
  • Define the term “reserves” as applicable to the charitable sector and assess the appropriateness of your reserves policy.
  • State the policies that should be in place for effective financial management of a charity.
  • Explain the significance of the Charities SORP for account preparation and fundraising applications.
Who this course is for
Staff or trustees with specific involvement in charity financial administration.
Our courses are fun, participative and take place in a relaxed learning environment, they can provide you and your organisation with the skills needed to provide an excellent service. We recognise that people learn in different ways; in our new training programme you will find a variety of short courses, workshops, accredited learning, seminars and online learning opportunities. All of our training is led by experts in their field who are committed to the values of the third sector in Wales.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Job Vacancies with DWP

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is launching an exciting opportunity to help shape the support for young people and those with mental health conditions in your area.

Young Persons Community Partner

The Young Persons Community Partner will act as a role model to inspire young people, deliver targeted support and support families through parents’ forums. You will work collaboratively with young disabled people, their parents, local support services and employers to develop a holistic employment plan and a tailored network of support. The Young Persons Community Partner will form part of a team of Community Partners, working collaboratively with the third sector in strengthening disability awareness within Jobcentre Plus across a range of specialisms. Roles are available across Scotland, England and Wales.

About you

You will have a lived experience or in-depth understanding of working with young disabled people, the barriers they face in everyday life and may encounter when seeking and sustaining long term employment. You may be interested in a fixed-term appointment opportunity or a secondment from your current organisation. Both fixed-term appointments and secondments are available for 12 months with a possible extension for a further 11 months. Organisations are also invited to offer secondment opportunities to their staff.

 To apply:


Reference: 1522942

Closing date 10 February 2017

Mental Health Community Partner

The Mental Health Community Partner will help shape the support people with mental health conditions receive, support the development of a national mentoring network and build relationships with organisations specialising in mental health in your area. You will work collaboratively with Jobcentre Plus staff, third sector organisations and employers to develop a holistic package of support for customers. Roles are available across Scotland, England and Wales.

About you

You will have a lived experience or in-depth understanding of mental health conditions, and the barriers people with mental health conditions face in everyday life and may encounter when seeking and sustaining long term employment. You may be interested in a fixed-term appointment opportunity or a secondment from your current organisation. Both fixed-term appointments and secondments are available for 12 months with a possible extension for a further 11 months. Organisations are also invited to offer secondment opportunities to their staff.

 To apply:


Reference: 1522934

Closing date 10 February 2017
For more information about either role:


Call: 0207 867 3186 / 0774 747 2709                                                  
Salary:

£26,959 - £31,635 (National)

£30,886 - £35,694 (Inner London)

Activities at Fir Tree Communty Centre, Quakers Yard

For further information about what's on click here

Training Skills from WCVA

WCVA have a Training skills course which has been planned as part of our external training programme for 14, 15 February and 16 March 2017, in Cardiff

The course is Agored Cymru accredited course (6 credits at Level 3).  

The course fee is £375 for WCVA members (this is the rate we will charge any organisation that books from our networks).

The closing date for bookings is next Tuesday 31 January.

Learning outcomes are available here   For further details contact Wendy Gilbert (WGilbert@wcva.org.uk)



Job Vacancy with Merthyr and the Valleys MIND


Job Advert:
Active Monitoring Practitioner (AMP)

Grade:  NJC Point 24 £21,745 pro rata
Hours:                  24 hours per week – possible additional hours
Fixed Term Funding until 31 March 2018
Location:            Within GP surgeries across Cynon Valley, Taff Ely and Rhondda areas

 
We are a mental health and wellbeing charity and we deliver a range of community based services across Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taff.

Active Monitoring provides support to people who visit their GP with symptoms of common emotional needs including stress, anxiety and depression.

 This service will offer one-to-one support for up to 8 weeks.   An AMP will work with Clients to help them understand their symptoms and apply self-directed support.

 We are looking for Counsellors to work within the Active Monitoring service by applying psycho-educational self-directed interventions to people experiencing mild-to-moderate mental health and wellbeing needs.
Job Description, Person Specification and Application forms can be obtained via our website www.matvmind.org.uk or by emailing Jayne Young on jayne.young@matvmind.org.uk or telephoning Head Office on 01685 727522

Closing date for applications:   9th February 2017 midday

Interviews will be held week commencing 13th February 2017