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Inter-action (May 2015 Edition 4)

Thirteen and Coast & Country are seeking partners to Build Better Opportunities.

Thirteen and Coast & Country are passionate about their social purpose. They believe that understanding local communities is key to engaging with those who are the most socially excluded and furthest from the labour market.

They are jointly leading a bid for the Building Better Opportunities programme derived from the European Social Fund and matched by the Big Lottery Fund.

They would like to invite potential interested delivery partners who are passionate about this agenda to a partner engagement event on Thursday 11th June 2015 from 1.00 pm. This will be held at the Funktion Space, Thirteen Group, Hudson Quay, Middlesbrough, TS2 1QG.

For more information and to book your place please contact: Johanne Presch the Business Development project team on 01642 947 456 or email johanne.presch@thirteengroup.co.uk

Approaching deadline for R & C Community Health Fund

Deadline for this round of the R & C Community Health Fund is 12 noon Friday 29th May 2015. If your group has an idea to improve the health of residents of Redcar and Cleveland why not apply for a grant of between £300 and £1000. More information can be found here

RCVDA Volunteer Awards 2015 now open for nominations

Do you know of an individual or group of volunteers who work tirelessly for the community – if so now is your opportunity to say thank you. For a nomination form and more information on the categories click here.

Job Vacancies

MVDA and The Hope Foundation are recruiting to five posts to deliver the Community Development element of Ageing Better Middlesbrough. This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting new initiative to build community capacity to reduce social isolation for older people in Middlesbrough.

At MVDA:

Community Development Team Leader
Salary: NJC 33-36, starting at £28,746 p.a. + up to 6% pension
To oversee planning and delivery of the Community Development Project in the context of the wider Ageing Better Middlesbrough Programme

Community Action Officer
Salary: NJC 29-32, starting at £25,440 p.a. + up to 6% pension
To develop the collective capacity of local people to improve the quality of life for older people in Middlesbrough communities.

Volunteering Development Officer
Salary: NJC 29-32, starting at £25,440 p.a. + up to 6% pension
To support the development of volunteering within Ageing Better Middlesbrough.

At The Hope Foundation:

Community Projects Officer
Salary: £24,200 + 3% pension
To develop local capacity to improve the quality of life for older people in Middlesbrough communities, with a focus on reducing social isolation.

Digital Inclusion Officer
Salary: £24,200 + 3% pension
To promote the benefits of being online to individuals and groups and support older people to use ICT.

Download application packs from www.mvda.info or
www.hope-foundation.org.uk or phone 01642 249300 to request a pack.

Closing date for receipt of completed applications for all posts is 12 noon on Friday12 June.

MVDA and The Hope Foundation are committed to promoting equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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