Archive | December, 2017

South Yorkshire Police Motorcycle Team – Tackling Off-Roaders

20 Dec

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Business Sheffield’s Free Information Sessions January – March 2018

18 Dec

Business Information Sessions January – March 2018
  
Please find below a list of our upcoming expert delivered business information sessions, all of which are free of charge.  To reserve yourself a place or for more information please call our Gateway on 0800 043 55 22 or 0114 224 5000.  Our sessions are very popular so places are limited to one person per company/organisation.  In the event of a session being fully booked, we will offer you the option to go on a shortlist in case we have any cancellations.

Starting Up – Coaching Session 1
Research, planning and starting a business – (fortnightly)

Starting Up – Coaching Session 2
Financial Forecasting – (fortnightly)

Starting Up – Coaching Session 3
Tax Record Keeping and Expenses – (fortnightly)

Basic Book Keeping – Tuesday 16th January – Friday 9th March

Start up Sales & Marketing – Thursday 18th January
Terms and Conditions – Tuesday 23rd January – Monday 5th March
Marketing Fundamentals for your Business – Friday 26th January

Winter Networking Event – Trafalgar WareHouse – Wednesday 7th February – 5:30pm onwards

Retail Workshop – Driving sales through effective buying, marketing and merchandising – Friday 9th February

Social Media – Monday 12th February – Wednesday 28th March

Pour hour workshop on GDPR – Wednesday 14th February

Winning New Customers via the Telephone – Thursday 15th February

How to manage risk in a small business – Tuesday 20th February

How to Sell Face to Face – Thursday 22nd February

Limited Company Workshop – Monday 26th February

Exploring Finance Options for start-up/early stage businesses – Thursday 8th March

Creating a Brand – Monday 12th March

Maximising your website – Friday 16th March

Employing people for the first time from an Accountancy Perspective – Tuesday 20th March

Recruiting and Employing Staff – Monday 26th March

For further details of courses visit: Business Sheffield

Apply Now! Funding available for Community Groups to plant wild flowers (closing date 15th Jan 2018)

18 Dec

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew have teamed up with Lemos&Crane to help community groups around the country transform their local spaces into beautiful, inspiring and colourful wild flower havens.

You are eligible to apply if you are a voluntary, youth or community group, which is constituted, not-for-profit or charitable. In particular youth groups, secondary schools, parish, town and community councils, health authorities, health boards and prisons.

Apply for £2000-£4000 funding before January 15th 2018

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Live in Stocksbridge? Looking for Companionship? Why not try the Social Cafe who meet every Monday

18 Dec

Stocksbridge Social Cafe – Every Monday morning, 9.30am – 1pm, Christ Church, Stocksbridge Community Hall

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Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2018

14 Dec

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Job Vacancy @SYFR – Equipment Team Support Officer (closing date 27th Dec 2017)

14 Dec

 

Post Title: Equipment Team Support Officer – Guidance and Risk Assessment
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Grade 3 (£16,781- £17,772)
Hours: Full Time – 37 Hours per week
Work Pattern: Flexi Time
Location: South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Command Headquarters, Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 3FG.

 

An opportunity has arisen within our Technical Services Section for an Equipment Team Support Officer based at our Command Headquarters in Sheffield.

 

The Technical Services Section are embarking upon a programme of change which will see the current Operational Guidance Notes (Volume 2 Equipment) changing to the nationally agreed format.

 

The overall purpose of the role will be to form part of the Equipment Team within Technical Services to help maintain, monitor, improve and implement necessary actions to ensure the continuity of effective emergency response.

 

The main responsibilities will include identifying and taking initiatives to improve and streamline the current process of providing information on operational equipment and ensuring that equipment risk assessments are completed and up to date. Other responsibilities include the updating and streamlining of the standard test procedures and associated documentation.

 

To be considered for this role you must be an effective communicator both verbally and written and have previous experience of ICT systems (including Microsoft applications) and risk assessment. A full UK driving licence and the IOSH Managing Safely qualification are desirable criteria also.

 

For more information about the role contact SM Chris Mee on 0114 253 2281

 

A job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via the careers section on our website at www.syfire.gov.uk or if you require a hard copy you can contact our Recruitment Team at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk or on 0114 253 2811.

 

Closing date for applications is 16:00 hours on 27th December 2017.

 

Interviews will be held week commencing 15th January 2018.

 

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.

Job Vacancy @SYFR – Payments and Revenue Officer (closing date 2nd Jan 2018)

14 Dec

 

Post Title: Payments & Revenues Officer
Contract: Permanent
Salary: Grade 5 (£20,661 – £22,658)
Hours: Full Time – 37 Hours per week
Work Pattern: Flexi Time
Location: CHQ, Sheffield S1 3FG

 

An opportunity has arisen within our Financial Services section for a Payments & Revenues Officer based at Command Headquarters in Sheffield.

 

The overall purpose of the role is to be responsible for the day to day operational management, control and processing of all matters relating to purchase ledger, sales ledger and cash management within the financial system. Working with the Financial Systems Manager on developing the system and in particular creating target and performance indicators and compliance reports as required.  The role also encompasses the maintenance and processing of all staff related expense claims and allowances in line with SYFR policies and the administration of all Purchasing and Pre-paid Credit Cards held by the brigade.

 

To be considered for this role you will have proven experience of using an integrated financial management system to perform purchase ledger, sales ledger and cash management functions with experience of cash handling and banking.

 

Excellent communication skills are needed in order to be able to deal with queries both internally and externally within the department. The ability to be able to work independently, prioritising workloads to meet the various deadlines are important to the role as is being able to find and establish new ways of working and being able to adapt to change.

 

For more information about the role contact Cath Sands on 0114 253 2213.

 

A job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via the careers section on our website at www.syfire.gov.uk or if you require a hard copy you can contact our Recruitment Team at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk or on 0114 253 2811.

 

Closing date for applications is 17:00 hours 2nd January 2018

Interviews will be held on 11th January 2018

 

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.

Job Vacancy at SYFR – Strategy Manager (closung date 18th Dec 2017)

14 Dec

 

Post Title: Strategy Manager – Performance and Data
Contract: Fixed Term for 2 years until January 2020
Salary: Grade 11 (£41,967 – £43,821)
Hours: Full Time – 37 Hours per week
Work Pattern: Flexi Time
Location: Headquarters

 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within our Service Delivery Support department for a Strategy Manager – Performance and Data, responsible for the delivery of key business intelligence to inform strategic decision making.  The role is available for a fixed period of 2 years.

 

Based at our Headquarters in Sheffield, the overall purpose of the role is to lead a team of 8 members of staff to develop and maintain systems and processes to provide timely and accurate performance reporting and data analysis to Senior Management and the Fire Authority.  The role also encompasses the proactive use of business intelligence and risk modelling to target prevention services, working with internal & external stakeholders.

 

To be considered for this role you will have proven experience of performance management, service planning and resource management in support of continuous improvement.

 

Displaying excellent presentation skills you will be expected to present complex management information and data and present them to a variety of different audiences at all levels.  You will also possess the skills and qualities to effectively manage, motivate and develop a team and be able to manage priorities and budgets.

 

For more information about the role contact Stewart Nicholson on 0114 253 2458.

 

A job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via the careers section on our website at www.syfire.gov.uk or if you require a hard copy you can contact our Recruitment Team at recruitment@syfire.gov.uk or on 0114 253 2811.

 

Closing date for applications is 17:00 hours on 18th December 2018.

 

Interviews will be held on 3rd January 2018.

 

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.

Join in next years budget conversation

13 Dec

Sheffielders are being asked to give their views on council services and where money should be allocated as part of Sheffield City Council’s budget conversation.

The council faces increasing demand for services, including adults’ and children’s social care, on top of cuts from central Government following seven years of austerity. Its plans include adding a three per cent social care precept to next year’s council tax bills, as 95 per cent of councils did this year. This will equate to an extra 52p per week for most households – however, even with this additional funding, this will not cover all of the extra demand for social care.

From Monday 11 December, people are asked to complete a survey online. A printed version of the budget survey is also available on request by emailing Budget2018-19@sheffield.gov.uk or phoning 0114 293 0239. Public events will also be held across the city in the New Year where people can find out more and have their say.

Councillor Olivia Blake, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance at Sheffield City Council, said: “Next year we’re expecting to have to make further savings of more than £30 million. At the same time, demand for our services is increasing.

“We want to make sure people have the chance to tell us their priorities and where they think the opportunities are to invest or save more.

“We’ve been put in financial stranglehold by the Government cuts and need to continue to provide essential services, including to the most vulnerable in our city.

“Please get involved and have your say.”

People can take the survey online at www.sheffield.gov.uk/budget  Information about the public events will be publicised in January.

Sheffield City Council’s final budget for 2018/19 will be agreed in March 2018, including decisions about council tax levels. 

About Sheffield City Council’s budget:

2018/19 will be the 8th year of Government budget cuts to local councils.

Between 2011/12 and 2017/18 Sheffield City Council has had to save £390 million. Over the same period, the council has seen a 45 per cent reduction in grant funding.

The council will spend 1,343 million in 2017 to 2018. Visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/budget  to find how this money is spent and where it comes from.

Request a grit bin or a refill

12 Dec

Request for relocating an under-used grit bin

If you would like to request a grit bin relocation then the site you are recommending would need to meet 2 or more of the following criteria:

  • the road has a drainage problem
  • the road has a steep gradient of 1 in 10 (10%)
  • there is a bad bend that has a radius of less than 50 metres
  • is on a junction
  • the road has a main entrance to sheltered housing
  • the road has a main entrance to a school
  • is in an isolated area
  • traffic signals are close (within 20m)
  • a roundabout is close (within 20m)

If your location meets 2 or more of the criteria then please fill out our online form and ask us to relocate a grit bin. This will be assessed by the Streets Ahead team at the end of the winter season, with priority given to the highest scoring sites.

We would not usually consider grit bins within 200 metres of an existing grit bin, or a grit bin on any road that forms part of the priority 1 or 2 precautionary gritting routes.

Streets Ahead Team

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