Archive | August, 2017

The Old Rolling Pin – Friendship Lunch at Stocksbridge (7th September)

31 Aug

The old rolling


Colley Park Improvements Consultation

24 Aug

Colley Park

Google Digital Bus visits Fox Valley 17th & 18th August 2017

14 Aug

Google Bus

Fox Valley, Stocksbridge, Sheffield S36 2AB

Agenda, 10am-6pm:
11:00 – 12:00 – Social Media Strategy
13:00 – 14:00 – Stay Safe Online
15:00 – 17:00 – First Steps Online

Face-To-Face Coaching, 10am-6pm:
Whatever you want to achieve, digital skills can help. If you have a specific goal come for bespoke and practical advice in a free 1-1 session with a Google coach. Slots are 30 min (on the hour & half hour) and available on a first come basis.

For further information and more about the Google bus tour visit:

Job Vacancy – ICT Servicedesk Administrator (closing date 24th Aug 2017)

10 Aug
Post Title: ICT Servicedesk Administrator
Contract: Fixed Term (Until January 2018)
Salary: Grade 3 (£16,781 – £17,772)
Hours: Full Time – 37 Hours per week
Work Pattern: Flexi Time, with shift patterns
Location: CHQ

 An opportunity has arisen within SYFR ICT team for an ICT Servicedesk Administrator which will be based within our Headquarters in Sheffield.

The role is maximise the effective use of ICT systems and hardware by providing customer-focused user support, ensuring all support calls and service requests are logged and administered using the appropriate service desk software and working to any agreed Service Level Agreements.

You will need GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above or equivalent, and a proven experience of Microsoft Office applications.

For more information about the role contact Steven Locking on 0114 2532272.

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 24th August 2017 @ 4pm. 

Interviews will be held on 12th September 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.

Cohesion Fund – Deadline for applications 8th Sept 2017

8 Aug

There is a new grant fund for community cohesion activities and projects. Open to all organisations in Sheffield, the closing date is Friday 8th September. Link to further information and the application form is here:

The purpose of the fund is to help partnerships and community groups in the city with their community cohesion work.

It is for existing successful cohesion building activity to be continued, or for starting new projects in Sheffield. All successful bids must improve community relations by bringing people together and improve or create new opportunities for sharing community concerns, ideas, knowledge, skills and experiences.

We would particularly like to see any initiative have the ability to be continued in or by the community after the funding finishes.

The Cohesion Fund Priorities are:

  1. Support community infrastructure to enhance community cohesion in the city.
  2. Support groups who want to look through the cohesion lens (ie thinking of how to bring different people together first before planning an activity) when delivering their activity and services.
  3. Promote positive community cohesion stories and activities.

There is £30,000 available for each financial year 2017-18 and 2018-19, meaning a grant can be given for up to 18 months if needed. There is no minimum or maximum grant amount. There are two forms to use, a short form for application under £2,000 and a longer form for applications over £2,000.

Sheffield Special Olympics Event Ceremony TODAY and events programme

8 Aug

Special Olympics Opening Ceremony today

Iconic singer Tony Hadley will be headlining at the Opening Ceremony for Special Olympics GB’s National Games this evening at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane Stadium.

The Opening Ceremony show will be hosted by three big name stars – Downton Abbey’s Jim Carter, F1 broadcaster Suzi Perry and football pundit Chris Kamara.

Additional entertainment on the night will be provided by the Rationale Theatre Company and will see local talented Yorkshire based artists including  ‘Under the Stars’, ‘Team Power Stilts’, ‘Aim To Dance’, ‘Kansaze African Dancers’, ‘Chinese Lions Dance’, ‘Team Katalyst’ Dance & Gymnasts and the ‘ParaCheer’ Cheerleaders.

Also at Special Olympics GB’s Opening Ceremony will be James Toseland – former double World Superbikes Champion turned rock music artist – who  will be performing ‘We’ll Stop at Nothing’, the 2017 Official Special Olympics National Summer Games Anthem.  The song has been released with all profits going to the charity to support athletes with learning disability –

Turnstiles open at 3.30pm. The Athletes parade begins at 5pm, followed by the Opening Ceremony Show. The Show concludes at 9pm

Due to the high demand from Athletes and families, unfortunately there are no wheelchair accessible seats left available at the Opening Ceremony.

Ticket prices for the Opening Ceremony at Bramall Lane start from as little as £5. The public can access tickets to the Opening Ceremony at

More details on the schedule and venues for the week ahead are at

Events programme: Sheffield Special Olympics Programme

Job Vacancy – Health Improvement Officer

8 Aug

Health Improvement Officer – 0.6 fte (22.2 hours per week)

£19,190-£21,200 pa (pro rata) depending on experience 

We are looking for a motivated, well-organised individual to support the delivery of the citywide Smokefree Schools Project and deliver health related workshops and groups at the Zest Centre . This post would require you to work with young people in schools as well as adults in the community and other health professionals.

The post-holder must be able to work across a range of services and projects. Experience of smoke-free support services and an understanding of the schools/education system is desirable.  A flexible approach is essential as the post may involve some evening and weekend work.

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are essential, including the ability to communicate with young people & adults from diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge of child protection and safeguarding procedures is desirable (training will be given) and undertaking a DBS check is essential.

We offer 25 days holiday rising to 30 (pro-rata), plus 8 statutory days paid holiday (pro rata), a pension scheme and other benefits, including subsidised gym membership.

To apply visit, then click the Working for Us tab at the very top of the page to download an application pack.   Completed application forms must be returned to or posted to Zest, 18 Upperthorpe, Sheffield S6 3NA

Please note that CV’s will not be considered, nor will any applications received after the closing date shown below.


Closing date: Tuesday 15th August 2017 at 8.30am

Interviews will take place on Thursday 24th August – only successful candidates will be contacted.
ZEST is working towards best-practice in equality of opportunity.

Grass Sledging in Chapeltown Park

7 Aug

This is a free event is Grass Sledging , in Chapeltown Park on Wed 16th August from 1.30 to 3.30pm.

There are  6 grass sledges with caterpillar tracks and these are great fun.

Doris Denton from the Friends of Chapeltown Park said that

Hoping for good weather but don’t be disappointed if we have to cancel due to rain or high winds. All rides are at your own risk.”

Grass Sledging in Chapeltown Park

Free Cook and Eat Sessions at Chapeltown Library

7 Aug

The Discovery Kitchen are at Chapeltown Library. These FREE and FRIENDLY sessions are being held throughout August. See the poster below for details

Chapeltown Library Cook and Eat August

On the Road with Google: Double decker bus converted into digital training hub

7 Aug

A unique bus tour was launched in Sheffield yesterday (Thursday 3 August) in partnership with Google, as part of its Digital Garage initiative.

The Google Digital Garage bus will offer free workshops and face-to-face coaching, with visitors having the option to either book in advance or simply drop by for on-the-spot help.

Training ranges from beginner to intermediate levels meaning everyone can take part, and covers topics such as taking first steps online, CV building and social media strategy.

Deputy leader of Sheffield City Council, Councillor Olivia Blake, was at the official launch yesterday.

She said: “We are delighted to have been working with Google on the Digital Garage initiative, which opened in Barkers Pool in April this year.

“However, we know that not everyone is able to get into the city centre to access the training.

“We have therefore worked in partnership with Google to develop a mobile learning facility – this bus – which will go to different Sheffield locations over the course of the next few months.

“This is the first of its kind anywhere in the world and is great news for Sheffield.”

The first Sheffield session takes place today at the U-Mix centre in Lowfield, and is followed next week with sessions at Crystal Peaks.

With research showing that nine in ten members of the UK public say they feel concerned about their online safety and security, visitors to the bus can also attend sessions on how to protect themselves online, as part of a new partnership between Google and Which?

The aim is to help people learn how to spot and avoid the latest and most common online scams and threats.

Alina Dimofte, Digital Skills Policy Lead at Google, said: “Following our ongoing success in getting people engaged and learning via our high street Digital Garages in Sheffield and Birmingham, we wanted to make our training even more accessible, so have started the bus tour to take training right to people’s doorsteps.”

In the near future, more than 90 per cent of jobs will require digital literacy, so workshops such as building a digital CV will be useful for jobseekers.

Meanwhile, sessions on social media strategy will offer essential skills to those running a small business.

Previous research carried out by IPPR North found that more than 88 per cent of attendees of previous Digital Garages have changed the way they run or promote their business online, with 68 per cent saying they had seen positive results in increased sales, bookings, web traffic or social media after attending Google’s free training.