Archive | July, 2017

FREE childcare for 3 & 4 year olds

21 Jul

From September many working parents of 3 & 4 year olds can get up to 30 hours a week of free childcare.

That’s up to 1,140 hours of free childcare a year!

If you’re working and your child will be 3 or 4 by 31 August apply now so your child can start in September.

Don’t miss out, apply by mid-August at the latest to ensure you have an approval code by 31 August! Missing the deadline means your child can’t qualify until January 2018.

To find out more and apply visit or

Or contact your choice of nursery or childminder.




Job Vacancy @SYFR – ICT Applications Developer (closing date 4th August 2014)

20 Jul

Post Title: ICT Applications Developer
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Grade 6 (£22,443-£24,892 per annum)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Work Pattern: Flexi time
Location: HQ, 197 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 3FG

An opportunity has arisen within our ICT team for an Applications Developer/Programmer which will be based within our Headquarters in Sheffield. The post holder will be responsible for assisting the ICT section in developing innovative ICT solutions and systems to meet the needs of the organisation and to provide general support to members of the ICT section as required.

Duties will include:

 Designing and developing SQL databases

 Developing web based systems using a variety of tools;

 Determining design methodologies and tool sets;

 Designing and conducting tests.

 Preparing documentation to provide guidance to users of systems;

 Providing technical advice and guidance to users;

 Assisting in the maintenance and support of specialised software packages.

Key to this role is the ability to think laterally and solve complex problems logically and to work constructively as part of the wider ICT team. You will need extensive knowledge and understanding of Window client/server operating systems and in-depth knowledge of computer systems/networks and a range of software applications. Significant experience in web Programming and developing systems using JavaScript, PHP, AJAX, ASP, XML, SQL etc., and software installation and troubleshooting is essential.

You must also be proficient in Adobe Photoshop. You will need GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above or equivalent, a BS in Computer Science or related field, or significant equivalent experience. You will need to have examples of web design and code in your portfolio and the ability to hit the ground running.

A job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via the careers section on our website at or if you require a hard copy you can contact our Recruitment Team at  or on 0114 253 2811.
Closing date for applications is 4pm on 4th of August 2017
Interviews will be held on 17th of August 2017

Applications from job share candidates will be considered and all applications will be given equal consideration.
Please note the appointment is subject to successful pre employment screening i.e. asylum and immigration check, references, medical screening, substance misuse testing and Disclosure Scotland Criminal Records Check or Enhanced DBS check (formerly CRB) if applicable.
If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print please contact our recruitment team as above.

The Sheffield Parents’ Survey 2016/17 summary report

20 Jul

Central Sheffield

The Sheffield Parents’ Survey 2016/17 summary report.

This citywide consultation gathered the views of 1902 parents and carers of pre-school and primary-aged children on a wide range of topics and issues.

Producing the report of the findings has taken time because we felt it was important to be able to include some feedback to parents on how their views will be used. As you may be aware, throughout the consultation period, we badged our survey as “More Than Just Ticking A Box!”

You will see from the report that we have been able to state a number of examples of how services will use the results… but we want more of these examples.

Please take the time to read the report available at

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“Whats On” at Shooters Grove Childrens Centres over the holidays

20 Jul

Central Sheffield

Please find attached the Children’s Centre What’s On Guide for Shooter’s Grove Children’s Centre and a Summer Booklet with our activities planned over the holidays.

Shooters Grove What’s On July -Sep 2017

Summer Activities Booklet – Primrose and Shooters Grove CC

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Job vacancies for Female Anti- Trafficking Outreach Workers (closing date 28th July 2017)

20 Jul

Central Sheffield

Female Anti- Trafficking Outreach Workers

Salary: £18,500 – £21,000 (dependent on experience)

Full-time – 37 hours per week

Ashiana supports Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee clients who have experienced domestic violence or who have been trafficked into the UK for the purposes of sexual exploitation or domestic slavery.

We would like to recruit full-time workers to provide outreach support to victims of trafficking who are living in the wider community. The support will be provided to clients living in the following regions:

South Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

North West / other regions (essential car-user)

East Midlands

Successful candidates will be locality-based.

You should be aware of the realities and impacts of trafficking, and the legislation affecting this group of people.

*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1

For an informal discussion about these posts, please call Rachel Mullan-Feroze on 0114 2555740

For an application pack please email:

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Consultation – Vehicle Idling in Sheffield. Have your say

20 Jul

Central Sheffield


New guidance from health experts at the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) suggests that those who are very sensitive to harm from air pollution should be protected from the effects of air pollution.

This may include the creation and/or enforcement of byelaws asking people to switch their engine off, for example, when dropping off and picking up children outside schools. This is called “no vehicle idling” and could extend to a number of locations across the city and a number of vehicles including private vehicles, buses including school buses, taxis, public service vehicles and private fleets.

Since July 2017, traffic marshals in Westminster City Council have issued on-the-spot fines for those idling in “no idling” zones.

The Highway Code (Rule 123) already advises that drivers must not leave a stationary vehicle’s engine running unnecessarily on a public road.  If a vehicle is likely to remain stationary for…

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Job Vacancy @SYFR for a Fire Control Operator(closing date 4th August)

20 Jul

Central Sheffield

Post Title: Fire Control Operator (Firefighter Control)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £21,125 (Trainee Rate), £22,004 (Development Rate), £28,156 (Competent Rate)
Hours: Full Time – 42 hours per week
Work Pattern: 2/2/4 Shift Pattern (Including weekend working)

2 Day Shifts (09:00 – 18:00) / 2 Night Shifts (18:00 – 09:00) / 4 Days Off (Rota)

Location: Central Headquarters – Sheffield

Are you seeking a new career direction and interested in working within the emergency services? Are you highly motivated, able to multi-task and committed to contributing towards keeping the communities of South Yorkshire safe? If so we need you!

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is seeking applications for the position of Fire Control Operator (Firefighter Control), based at our Central Headquarters in Sheffield.

The overall purpose of the role is to contribute to the professional running of the fire control room by taking emergency calls from the public and mobilising fire appliances…

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Tickets now on sale for Special Olympics opening ceremony – 8 August — South Sheffield — Central Sheffield

11 Jul

Tickets now on sale for Special Olympics opening ceremony – 8 August Tickets are now available for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Great Britain National Summer Games, which will light up Bramall Lane stadium on 8 August. It is set to be a spectacular show featuring Spandau Ballet’s Tony Hadley, former World Superbikes […] […]

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