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What issues do you have in your community ? Have Your Say About your local Ward Priorities

13 Feb

North Sheffield

We would like to know what people living in Sheffield feel should be the priorities for the wards they live in.


Each year every ward in Sheffield produces a list of three or four Ward Priorities; this is your opportunity as a local resident to have your say about what they should be for your neighbourhood. The ward priorities contribute to discussions with partners on local activity so you can see from them what local councillors and partners are working towards in your area. Councillors also use the ward priorities to help them decide how they allocate ward pot money to local groups and services in the ward.

Please follow the link below to fill in the short online questionnaire; although it shouldn’t take more than about five minutes there is space to add additional comments if you want to spend more time giving a detailed response.

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Job Vacancy – Age Better Project Co-ordinator (closing date 5th Dec 2017)

28 Nov


SOAR Community

SOAR is an award winning regeneration charity in North Sheffield which provides a number of services for the community including health, buildings management, training and support into employment.

SOAR has an exciting vacancy in our Health Team for:

Project Co-ordinator (Age Better Champions and Peer Mentors)

Maternity Cover

Full-time: 37 hours per week

Salary: £20,318 – £22,283

8% non-contributory pension

25 days annual leave entitlement & Bank holidays

 (also additional birthday leave)

inc additional key benefits. 

Maternity cover – Initial fixed contract to June 2018 (extension to October 2018 dependent on funding). 

The Project Co-ordinator will be the lead worker and named point of contact between VAS, SYHA and delivery organisations, ensuring the programmes meet their objectives, including close working with SYHA and other lead partners.

They are expected to have a good overview of the Age Better programme and the delivery requirements for each project strand. 

For more information or to request an application pack please contact:

Matilda Hind on 0114 213 4120 or

If you would like to speak to someone about this post, please contact

Guy Weston (Health Services Manager) on 0114 213 4065

Job description: Age Better Project Coordinator JD Mat Cover – 22 11 17

Closing date for applications is: Tuesday 5th December 2017 (by 12.00 midday)


Interview will be held: Friday 8th December 2017


Cancer Information Hub

3 Nov

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Workshop/Placement Open Day for people with autism, Asperger syndrome or learning disabilities – 1st Nov 2017 Bridge Street S3 8NS

27 Sep



Colley Park Improvements Consultation

24 Aug

Colley Park

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.

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.