Vacancy: Citizens Advice Luton
Citizens Advice Luton have a vacancy for a part-time telephone assessor. Closing date 29 January.
Central Bedfordshire Council Community Grant Scheme is Open
The scheme is now open for submission of grant applications, Funding is to support Central Bedfordshire Residents with the aim of avoiding unneccessary hospital/institutional care admissions. Applications for grant funding to be submitted by Friday 16 February.
Data Protection and Changes in Law
Data protection law is changing from May 2018. You may have heard of GDPR and you may be wondering how it will affect your organisation.
Information about Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities
Update from our Support and Development Team on changed to Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities applications process
Vacancies at Emmaus Village Carlton
At Emmaus Village Carlton, formerly homeless people find a place where they can enjoy companionship and support. They have several job opportunities coming up in the new year.
Safeguarding Responsibilities of Trustees
'Safeguarding is a key governance priority for all charities', says the Charity Commission, 'and Trustees should take steps to ensure no one who comes into contact with their charity suffers distress or harm, as well as safeguarding children and adults at risk.'
New templates from CVS on Policies and Procedures
CVS is working through our Policies and Procedures to bring you new templates and make that task of putting things in order just that little bit easier.
Changes to Registrars' Business Names Index
Update from our Support and Development Team on the incorporation of CIOs to the Registrars' Business Names Index.
Life, Money, Action on-line resource for 16-24yr olds
The National Skills Academy for Financial Services have developed some new, freely available, online resources to support 16-24 year olds with their money management. The resources have been developed with help from 16-24 year olds, as part of the Life, Money, Action! project.
The Essential Trustee Series Videos
Foundation for Social Improvement have a new series for trustees, aimed at promoting good governance for all charity trustees.
Vacancy: Parkinson's UK Local Adviser
Parkinson's UK have a vacancy for a Local Adviser for Bedfordshire and Luton. Part-time, permanent position based at home. £19,428 per anum. Apply by 27 November.
Vacancy: Autism Bedfordshire Senior Team Leader
Autism Bedfordshire has a part-time vacancy in Adult Services working in Luton and Leighton Buzzard.
New directions through Volunteering
Matthew Aylen started volunteering two years ago, which inspired him to gain further experience, study and then establish a new business. It all started with a phone call to our Volunteering staff at CVS
Vacancy: Citizens Advice Mid Bedfordshire
Part-time position in Ampthill and Biggleswade for a welfare benefits outreach worker and advice session supervisor.
Vacancy: Putnoe Woods Preschool
The charity run preschool is looking to recruit a level 3 full time Early Year Educator to start as soon as possible. Apply by 30 September.
Volunteering can change your life
Our Volunteering Advisor talked to Sue Hay from the Active Citizens Together Project earlier this year, about how volunteering changed his life. Read his story as published in Active Citizens Together, here.
Opportunities to engage with healthcare, psychology or speech and language therapy
If you are interested in working with people in a caring and supportive role, and have an afternoon or morning available during the week, there are lots of opportunities at Headway Bedford.
Break the Stigma - Let's Be Open about Mental Health
The Let's Be Open About Mental Health To Break The Stigma campaign was set up to help start conversations about mental health, raise awareness, and to help people across the county understand more about the subject dispelling common misconceptions.
The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention Training Offer
The Academy of Social Work and Early Intervention (The Academy) at Central Bedfordshire Council offers training and qualifications to Bedfordshire’s children’s workforce. Most qualifications are delivered ‘on-the-job’ and offer flexible starts.
Volunteer to Care with Good Neighbours
Good Neighbours schemes operate throughout Bedfordshire, with volunteers taking care of the needs of residents in their local community. Ampthill and District Good Neighbours are one example of a scheme from which you can learn more about how volunteering in this way might work for you. #volunteertocare
Volunteer to care with Friends of Refugees
Friends of Refugees know how to show they care - will you join them?
VOCypf Early Help Service
The revised workforce development offer for Bedford Borough Early Help Service is now available.
Community: Hate Crime
Bedfordshire Police have issued a new Hate Crime leaflet and would like organisations to share this and promote the message through their networks and media.
A4S values the work of Trustees
The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (3) - With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees’ week, we take a look at the impact that a dedicated team of trustees have had on one local charity.
Inspired to become a Trustee
The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (2) – With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees week, we take a look at what drives a Business Leader to volunteer their skills in a local charity .
Behind the scenes at Mind BLMK
The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (1) – With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees' week, it seemed appropriate to take a look at the strengths of a few of our local charities and see what they might be able to teach other smaller organisations in regard to the role of trustees.
As we launch our new website, CVS joins with our partners BRCC and Voluntary Community Action in promoting Trustees’ Week from 7-13 November 2016.