On Friday evening, Peter, the Chairperson of the Connectors, celebrated the great work that has happened over the last four years by hosting a Community Awards evening to recognise and reward the nominees of the area.
The committee themselves – of Broughton & Brooklands Community Connectors – received an award for their hard work and dedication towards supporting and overseeing the other groups in the Broughton and Brooklands area. The awards were given by Milton Keynes Mayor, Sam Crooks, who came along by special invitation to present the awards to the deserving groups of Brooklands and Broughton.
One of the other groups to be awarded for their wonderful exemplary work was Supporting Xtra Special Families, who offer support to families living with disability or additional needs in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas.
Our very own Community Action: MK employee also won an award for supporting both groups over their lifetime, and was thrilled to see them awarded for all their hard work and commitment.
Salary up to £25,694 pa (pro rata), dependent on experience
Contract – fixed term (17 hours pw), part-time (12 months)
Pedalling Culture is a 2-year, consortium-led, project which aims to increase cultural tourism by putting culture at the heart of Milton Keynes’ green transport infrastructure. It is supported by funding from the Arts Council England. Pedalling Culture will better connect the city’s cultural venues and spaces to its existing and new sustainable transport routes and modes, thus ensuring that those living and visiting Milton Keynes will have better access to its cultural offer.
Community Action: MK is looking to recruit a Pedalling Culture Champions Coordinator to work 17 hours per week over the next 12 months. This role will recruit and manage volunteers to champion the programme in three different areas: communities in Milton Keynes (particularly those who are hard to reach), cultural spaces and businesses so that more people who live, work and visit MK, access cultural spaces using sustainable transport.
Successful applicants will have a demonstrable track record of recruiting and managing volunteers, a passion around educating, empowering and enabling citizens and communities. You will have a commitment to, and basic understanding of sustainable transport, and some awareness of cultural offers in Milton Keynes.
Full Role Description and Person Specification can be found below, together with an Application Form.
PROJECT OFFICER – FIXED TERM CONTRACT – JOB REF: V160
Fixed term contract to 30 November 2019
Salary: £17,955 (FTE £22,443)
Hours/Days per week: 28/4
Location: Milton Keynes
Closing date: 5pm – 30 November 2017
Interview date and Location: 14 December 2017 – Milton Keynes
Volunteering Matters is the UK’s biggest volunteering charity, engaging annually with over 30,000 volunteers to make a difference to nearly 90,000 beneficiaries.
Our mission is to enable everyone to take an active role in their communities. We focus on the needs of four particular communities: young people, older people, vulnerable families and older and retired people.
The programmes we deliver are diverse, often volunteer-led and are focussed on high social impact – they change lives. Our funding model is mixed, including funding from charitable trusts, local government, central government and devolved administrations.
About the Role
Volunteering Matters is the new provider for the Community Driving Scheme in Milton Keynes. Driving schemes are a lifeline to some older and more vulnerable people who find it hard to get out of the house. Volunteer drivers support people to medical appointments, including hospital, local surgeries, dentists and opticians. Volunteer drivers are recruited, trained and supported by Volunteering Matters.
Volunteering Matters are committed to ensuring that our volunteers get the best possible experience. We are looking for an exceptional Project Officer to support the delivery of this project.
Appointment to this position is subject to an enhanced disclosure check. Having a conviction will not necessarily cause a bar to employment.
In return for your commitment we offer 25 days holiday per year (FTE) plus discretionary festive leave + public holidays. We also offer a 3% employer pension contribution, flexible working opportunities and enhanced employee benefits.
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To apply, please send your CV, supporting statement & recruitment monitoring form to Andrew Balfour, email@example.com
Your supporting statement is of equal importance to us as your CV and is a key part of our shortlisting process. It is an opportunity for you to outline your experience and credentials directly to the details of the post.
Volunteering Matters is committed to the provision of equal opportunities in employment and accordingly wishes to ensure that no job applicant is treated less favourably on unjustifiable grounds. To assist in the monitoring of our performance in relation to equal opportunities you are requested to complete the enclosed monitoring form. The questionnaire is for statistical purposes only. Upon receipt it will be separated from your CV and cover letter and will not form part of the selection process.
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Arts for Health uses art and creativity to improve health and wellbeing. Our work involves curating art exhibitions at Milton Keynes Hospital, commissioning new work for the hospital and delivering a programme of art workshops aimed at improving health and wellbeing.
The current work programme includes:
Arts on Prescription – art workshops for adults who experience health and wellbeing challenges.
Headstart – art workshops for young people who experience health and wellbeing challenges.
Art and Dementia – Volunteer led art activities for people with dementia.
Step Up – artist development programme for adults who experience health and wellbeing challenges.
Programming of temporary exhibitions for MK Hospital.
Care of the MK Hospital art collection of over 300 artworks.
Commissioning of artwork to enhance the Children’s Unit at MK Hospital.
Maintenance of four Creative Courtyards at MK Hospital.
We are currently seeking an exceptional Artistic and Programmes Director who can provide strategic leadership to Arts for Health (MK) to enable the charity to strengthen its sustainability and contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of the people of Milton Keynes. The Artistic and Programmes Director is expected to maximise the contribution that the charity can make by effectively managing the financial and people resources of Arts for Health (MK).
The role is based at an office at MK University Hospital and at the Arts for Health Workshop, Kingston Library, Milton Keynes.
The successful candidate will have a minimum of three years senior arts management experience. Working arrangements are flexible subject to meeting the business needs of the charity.
Fee 1-year rolling contract of c £30,000 (depending on experience and the offer of services). Candidates are asked to propose working arrangements (hours, days, flexibility) in their application.