Archive | February, 2018

Free Digital Drop-in sessions in Sheffield City Centre & Totley Library

26 Feb

Come and learn how to use technology with Age UK’s friendly volunteers. They’ll help you make sense of email, the internet, even video chatting with family and friends. No booking required, no enquiry too trivial!


Our Hopes and Dreams Exhibition opens in the Moor Market

23 Feb

Our Hopes and Dreams: Opening event Thursday 1st March 4-5.30pm

Ignite Imaginations and Aidworks are delighted to be bringing ‘Our Hopes and Dreams’ exhibition to the Moor Market. Partnering together on the project, Ignite Imaginations has facilitated creative workshops with four groups of women in Sheffield, exploring their ‘Hopes and Dreams’ through the medium of art.

Whether it’s art, music or the shared love of our home cities, it’s important to talk to the people around us about what we have in common – which is why we’re so excited to be collaborating with Ignite Imaginations to spark conversations in Sheffield about our shared hopes and dreams for the future” Mia Ali, Managing Director, Aid Works.

The workshops, run by Ignite Imaginations, bought women together from groups at Darnall Library, Together Women, Places for People and South Yorkshire Resettlement Programme, to share their hopes and dreams for their own future, and that of their families. The women were predominately refugees who have made Sheffield their home, but the groups included women who were born and brought up in the City.

Luisa Golob, CEO at Ignite says, “Facilitated by our professional artists, the women have created some awesome pieces of art, including dream catchers and a wishing tree. They highlight the fact that, no matter what our backgrounds are, we often share similarities and hold common values.

Mo Ali, Director of Programmes at Aid Works adds, “Aid Works, along with Ignite Imaginations, are passionate about undoing the dehumanisation of certain groups in the media, and through this exhibition we aim to show the public how much we all have in common, regardless of where we come from.

This project has been made possible by the generous support of the Evan Cornish Foundation and the J G Graves Charitable Trust.


Keep Your Mind and Memory Active – 6 Week Course in Crookes for the over 50’s

14 Feb

Attention Crookes! Drink Wise Age Well are delivering a 6 week activity course for the over 50s beginning  20th March 2018 to help keep your mind and memory active. Activities around Memory, mindfulness, mental dexterity and creativity will be offered. Please get in touch with them directly if you would like to book a place or express an interest in future courses. 0800 0323723



Hate Crime Co-ordinator Vacancy – Sheffield Safer Communities Partnership

9 Feb

Sheffield Safer Communities Partnership are advertising the role of Hate Crime Coordinator

Contract Type: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours pw
Closing Date: 15/02/2018
How to Apply:

Salary: £20,874 – £23,346


  • Support and maintain effective governance arrangements and partnerships in the development and delivery of the ‘Community Tolerance and Respect’ subgroup and Equality Forums on behalf of SYP and the CSP
  • Through locally-devised plans, development/review/implementation of force strategy, action plans, policy and procedure in line with legislation, statutory guidance and best practice to inform change
  • Planning and coordination of hate crime and specialist engagement work streams across the district, working in partnership with other agencies both statutory and non-statutory
  • Chair/attend/undertake relevant task and finish functions delegated by the Community Safety Partnership and themed sub groups
  • Represent the district at force level to give an overview of hate crime, vulnerability, specialist engagement, highlighting any risk issues
  • Oversee the production of the weekly Community Tension returns
  • Drive activity with tactical and multi-agency options linked to hate crime and specialist engagement activity, to address vulnerabilities, reduce demand and prevent offending/re-offending
  • Provide update reports, presentations, specialist advice, knowledge, training and support to SYP and partners in relation to hate crime, community tensions and specialist engagement, and provide resilience for the chairing/attendance at both internal/external meetings
  • Quality assure by conducting local dip-sampling and case reviews of hate crimes/incidents, and disseminate “lessons learnt”
  • Supervise the management of complex/high risk repeat and/or vulnerable victims (hate crime related), identifying operational threat, risk and harm issues, ensuring targeted intervention, engagement and support to prevent escalation
  • Assess, review and categorise third-party hate crime referrals and direct appropriate action
  • Maintain effective relationships with SYP media team in the internal/external promotion of hate crime, specialist engagement and community tension work streams
  • Consult and engage the public, raising awareness of national, regional and local events in relation to hate crime and specialist engagement
  • Develop the membership and management of the district IAG to include all hard to reach communities
  • Develop and maintain effective links with local equality forums to support equality with different sections of the community
  • Manage complaints and early service recovery interventions in hate crime related cases
  • Liaise with a wide range of partners
  • Report emerging hate issues to SYP/SCC tasking representatives
  • Represent SYP/SCC at relevant meetings
  • Undertake any other related duties and responsibilities that may arise

Job Category: Development & Support
Contract Type: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours pw
Closing Date: 15/02/2018
How to Apply:

Salary: £20,874 – £23,346

E-Learning Coordinator Vacancy – South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

9 Feb

External Vacancy Bulletin

Post Title: E-Learning Coordinator
Contract: Fixed Term Contract – 12 Months
Salary: Grade 6 (£23,398 – £25,951)
Hours: 37 hours per Week
Work Pattern: Flexi Time
Location: SYFR Central Headquarters, 197 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 3FG

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is recruiting for an E-Learning Coordinator, on a 12 month basis, to undertake a comprehensive review of current e-learning provision and to implement a variety of step changes in relation to the use of e-learning as part of the wider learning and development cycle. This is a new and challenging role and would suit someone comfortable with proactively engaging with a wide stakeholder audience to provide best practice, fit for purpose e-learning solutions.

The successful applicant will have a strong track record in e-learning delivery and learning theory including the management, maintenance and development of e-learning systems. Practical experience in the use of Adobe Captivate and other authoring tools will be required.

For more information about the role please contact Fran Edmonds, Organisational Development Manager on 0114 2532880.

A job description, person specification and application form for the role can be obtained via our Find a Job section of our website at or by contacting our Recruitment Team at or on 0114 253 2811.

 The closing date for applications is 1200 hours on Monday 26th February 2018. Please note: The assessment day for this role will be Tuesday 6th March 2018.

 All applications will be given equal consideration and we particularly welcome applications from individuals from Black or Minority Ethnic Backgrounds (BME), women, those who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) or are registered as disabled as these groups are currently underrepresented within our workforce. SYFR also offer a guaranteed interview scheme in relation to disability and further details of this can be found on our website.

If you require any of our recruitment documents in larger print or any other format please contact our recruitment team as above.


The Magnificent Seven cycle race – Sunday 11 March 2018

8 Feb

The Magnificent Seven cycle race will have a new base when it returns to Sheffield for the third time on Sunday 11 March.

The event will start and finish in Bradfield – a picturesque Peak District village which sits within the Sheffield boundary just seven miles outside of the city centre – to allow more entries and more space for parking.

The race is one of four headline events of The Outdoor City Weekender, running at locations across Sheffield from 9 to 11 March 2018.

A cross between a sportive and a hill climb, the Magnificent Seven will see 130 cyclists – that’s 30 more than last year – battle up seven of Sheffield’s toughest ascents. The 2018 route, which is slightly more than 26 miles long, presents each rider with over 4,200ft of climbing and inclines ranging from 9 to 23 per cent.

The race begins at 8.30am and takes in Mill Lee Road and Hoar Stones Road, Hagg Hill, Blake Street, Fern Road and Thrush Street, Birch House Avenue and Birks Wood Drive, Back Lane, and the infamous Cote de Bradfield.

This final climb challenged the world-class Tour de France riders at the Yorkshire Grand Depart in 2014 and provides spectacular views over Sheffield from its summit.

Click here to find out how you can take part or watch.


SheFest – Celebrating International Women’s Day 2018

6 Feb

The city-wide fringe festival celebrating International Women’s Day runs 5th-11th March and features art exhibitions, live music, theatre, sport, comedy and a variety of workshops.  As always, lots of the events are free and many are open to all genders and all ages.

The SheFest Brochure is now live. Please read and share the brochure widely, with colleagues, friends, service users to help make this year the best yet!


Banner Cross Neighbourhood Group ‘s February Edition of ‘Whats On Guide’ available now.

1 Feb

February’s addition is now available … February 18 What’s On

Whats on Feb18