MK Disability Day – 16th July

MK Disability Day is an invitation to look beyond the disability and see the talents and abilities of everyone with a disability.  It features music, song and dance performances on stage, a sports for all focus, a craft area, art exhibition and a great variety of stalls, refreshments and much more. MK DAD proudly puts people with disabilities centre stage and invites everyone to join in the fun. The event promotes ‘what disabled people can do’.

Join in the celebrations on Saturday July 16 at Walnut Tree playing field and pavilion and in the MK Snap centre from 2 pm.

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Works for Us – Vacancy for Volunteer Coordinator

Works for Us are recruiting for a Part-time Project Co-Ordinator.

1 year Fixed term contract

21 hours p.w.

Salary: £21,000 pro rata (£12,600)

To manage a project to develop the link between volunteering and gaining work. The post requires excellent communication skills and experience of both developing links with businesses and working with people from a wide range of backgrounds, who face multiple barriers to work.

For further details and an application pack please contact: Marion Cole

01908 200186

Norfolk House West, 433 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 2AH

Applications close 5pm 22/3/16, Interviews 31/3/16


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Sew, Stick or Knit a Poppy for the Great War MK Project

The Arts and Heritage Alliance MK is looking for groups and individuals to create and donate poppies, to be added to a WW1 centenary banner.  Part of Westbury Arts Centre’s Banner Project, these banners will be included in an act of commemoration on 5th July at Campbell Park.  This event will explore themes of conflict, involving over 100 dancers and moving around Campbell Park – everyone is welcome.

To get involved: Find some fabric and cut out a poppy using the template provided on our website (or alternatively crochet or knit a poppy).  Embroidery or sparkle can be added, as well as the name of a relative or local person that was involved in WW1.  Photos of the poppies can be shared at or on Twitter using #GreatWarMK). Finally attach the slip from the Poppy Brief to the poppy and contact AHA-MK who will collect them.  The deadline is 12 June 2015.

AHA would also love to hear any stories about relatives or local people that served in WW1.

The Poppy Brief and Poppy Template can be found here:

Great War MK is a project exploring the impact of the First World War on the communities of Milton Keynes through research, commemorative events, activities and community workshops:

Please contact Lallie for more information:

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Job Advert: Hub Coordinator at Thames Valley Restorative Justice Service

Salary: £24,472 (FTE).

Terms: part-time (2.5 days a week – with possibility to extend to 4 days).

Closing Date: Friday 1st May at 5pm.

Location: Based at the offices of Thames Valley Partnership, Chilton, Bucks HP18 9NA.

TVRJS is accredited and renowned for high quality RJ interventions.  As a result of funding from the Office of the PCC they now require an exceptional coordinator to administer and develop the TVRJS HUB for a new Victim-Initiated RJ Service in the Thames Valley, providing the coordinating function and senior administration support.

More Info:

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Royal Voluntary Service is recruiting a Service Manager (p/t)

Job title: Service Manager (part-time) 25 hours per week.

Location: The RVS Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire Hub, Bletchley

Salary: £13,687 – £15,512 (FTE)

Royal Voluntary Service is a leading voluntary organisation and charity, delivering services for older people in local communities throughout the UK. We are looking for a Service Manager to manage our Buckinghamshire Good Neighbours scheme organising befriending visits, transport and other community services.

Based in our regional office in Milton Keynes, this exciting role offers the opportunity to work alongside our dedicated volunteers to deliver our valuable service.  This role’s specific tasks include the effective co-ordination, promotion and delivery of the local good Neighbours scheme, maintaining accurate records to provide statistical information, assisting in the recruitment, induction, training and support of volunteers, as well as the promotion and marketing of the service to both clients and referrers.

The role will include responsibility for the day to day management of the service including monitoring, evaluating and continually improving the service. With an understanding of volunteer management, awareness of Health & Social Care provision and pathways and proven ability to work on their own initiative, the post holder will be responsible for the delivery of the service.

Applicants should possess excellent organisational, communication and IT skills, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint. You will have the ability to work on your own initiative, as well as part of a team.  You will be confident at liaising with external stakeholders and building new networks. You should have experience of managing people and improving performance.

If you are interested in applying for this role you will need to be able to demonstrate a proven track record in service user or volunteer engagement and an ability to communicate with and influence people. You will be computer literate.

The successful candidate must have a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle.

This is a permanent, part-time position working 25 hours per week Monday to Friday

Application deadline 15.5.15

For more information about the role and how to apply please email

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