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Removal of Public Payphone:  Junction of Tom Lane and Fulwood Road, S10 3GH

5 Jul

Removal of Public Payphone:  Junction of Tom Lane and Fulwood Road, S10 3GH 

BT and the Council have consulted on the proposal to remove this payphone service. This would allow Ant Kids Charity to take ownership of this telephone kiosk under BT’s adopt a kiosk programme.

The Council are now consulting on the “First Notification” which is the Council’s draft decision on whether to object or consent to the removal of the payphone equipment.

The Council’s draft decision is to consent to the removal of the payphone service. Please see attached First Notification for details.           

If anyone wishes to comment or object to this proposal, please write to Sheffield City Council as the local planning authority.

to Forward & Area Planning Team, Sheffield City Council, Howden House, 1 Union Street, Sheffield, S1 2SH; or to

Please quote the telephone number of the telephone kiosk (0114 230 2399) or the location (junction of Tom Lane and Fulwood Road)


Deadline for comments is 7 August 2019.



Volunteering Co-ordinator, 21 hours per week, closing date 25th June @ 9 am

19 Jun

Dear all,

We are recruiting a new volunteering co-ordinator. Amala who has done a brilliant job has got another job here at VAS so this will be a great opportunity for someone new to join the team.

Details below and the application pack attached so please share through your networks.


Volunteering Co-ordinator, 21 hours per week
£22,667 – £24,184 (pro-rata) +6% pension

The Volunteering Co-ordinator has a key role supporting volunteering to make a positive difference to people, communities and organisations in Sheffield.
We are looking for someone with great interpersonal skills who can lead a team of volunteers and maintain good relationships with partners.
You will ensure excellent customer service and with strong personal organisation and IT skills you will raise the profile of volunteering, enabling the people of Sheffield get the benefits this brings.

Job Purpose

To raise the profile of volunteering and the Volunteer Centre Services in Sheffield.
Core functions

  • To ensure effective delivery of a volunteer brokerage service at the Circle
  • To promote volunteering and the opportunities available across Sheffield through volunteer fairs, outreach events and social media

VAS is committed to equal opportunities policies and practices and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 25h June 2019 9:00am
Interviews: 9th July 2019

See for further details, or contact the following to request an application pack: email: Tel: 0114 253 6604

ESOL Training & Curriculum Development Worker – closing date 28th June @ 12pm

19 Jun

Job Advert

ESOL Training & Curriculum Development Worker

£23,111-£24,657 (Full Time Equivalent) + 3% pension contribution

18.5 hours

Fixed Term Contract – 2 years

SAVTE are recruiting a highly motivated and experienced ESOL practitioner to join a team of community development and ESOL specialists deliver the SAVTE volunteer programme.

We are a Community Development organisation which is passionate about empowering speakers of other languages to take the first steps to help them develop the skills and confidence to learn functional English to enable them to become independent and active citizens in their communities. We are committed to grow and diversify our volunteer base to create a mutually supportive community of learning where the emphasis is on developing self-reliance, confidence and greater engagement within the community.

We want to appoint a dynamic worker who has broad experience of working within diverse communities to work in partnership to develop community based learning opportunities, provide volunteer training and coordination and support learners to achieve their aspirations.

Applicants must have an ESOL qualification with a minimum of 2 years teaching experience in a range of community settings and can demonstrate that they have a commitment to community development values and be able to get on with people from all backgrounds

If you would like more information about this position please contact Stella Burton (Manager) for an informal conversation.

Closing date for completed applications is 12:00pm Friday 28th June 2019.

Interviews will be held on 5th July 2019

For an application pack please email



Maymona Ghannam – Project Officer

Sheffield Association for the Voluntary Teaching of English (SAVTE)

The Circle

33, Rockingham Lane,

Sheffield S1 4FW

0114 253 6644 



Patron:  The Rt Hon. the Lord Blunkett

SAVTE Registered Charity No. 1081597

Company No. 3865216


Do you find it hard to get a job or something satisfying to do?

19 Jun



Business ‘Start-Up Day’ Thurs 20th Sept. 2018

3 Sep

Do you have a business idea and are wondering how to turn it into a reality? Then come to the BIPC Start-up Day, it is just for you. Join us for a packed programme of FREE workshops, meet experts and hear inspirational talks that will give you a head-start!

business and IP Centre


All events are FREE! Book one ticket for the day or separate tickets for individual workshops via  or Telephone 0114 273 4712

  • 9:30 Doors open
  • 9:45 Welcome and Introduction to the day
  • 10-11 Top tips when starting a business by Business Sheffield, Working through from business idea, test trading and registering with HMRC.
  • 11:15-12:45 Meet the Experts we have gathered together a mixture of Business Advisers and Start-up stars who can give you help and advice on how to start your business!
  • 1:00-2:00 The Sky’s NOT the Limit-WE ARE! Sue Curr will talk about her mission to inspire you to become the best version of yourself that you can possibly be by reprogramming the way you think & in doing so empower you to achieve the results you seek
  • 2:15-3:00 Inside Innovation Roger Tipple, Our Innovator in Residence, sharing his experience of how to get your idea to market!
  • 3:15-4:00 How to showcase your business using Mailchimp to reach existing and new customers! Emma Taylor, our social media expert from girlaboutshef
  • 4:15-5:00 Visual Thinking Skills to get things done! Laura Evans from Nifty Fox Creative gives an alternative picture on planning 

Job Alert -Join The Dementia Team – August 2018

6 Aug

Heeley City Farm are looking to appoint a Project Officer to support our Dementia Team.

This is an exciting opportunity to become part of Heeley City Farm’s Dementia team planning and delivering a variety of therapeutic, green and creative sessions for people with dementia, family carers and those who have been carers, both on the farm site and across Sheffield and Derbyshire

15 hours per week @ £17,972 – £19,819 pro rata depending on experience 

For an informal discussion about the post and project please contact Lee Pearse: 0114 250 5107 (leave a message and we’ll contact you) or email

For further details and an application form please email ‘’ 

Completed applications must be received by 5pm Friday 24th August 2018 

Interviews will take place on Thursday 6th September 2018 

You can download a full job Dementia Project Officer Job Pack below (Note: The application form is in PDF format, if you would like it in a Word document please email


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.


Would You Like a Volunteering Opportunity With Training to Teach English as a Second Language?

19 Jan





Free Business Information Sessions from Business Sheffield – Jan – March 2018

17 Jan

BusSheffLogoBusiness 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
This session will provide you with the tools to analyse the viability of your business using market research techniques, topics include; looking at your marketing avenues; identifying what is required through market research; explaining the purpose of business planning; legal structures.

Starting Up – Coaching Session 2
Financial Forecasting 
This workshop teaches you the principles of basic business financial planning for the year ahead & helping you understand whether the business is financially viable, topics include; personal survival budgeting; start-up costs & overheads; cash flow forecasts; pricing and terms and conditions.

Starting Up – Coaching Session 3
Tax Record Keeping and Expenses 
This workshop will advise you on your legal obligations relating to self-employment, including; registration (when & how); tax and NI contributions; expenses and allowances; record keeping.

Basic Book Keeping
Tuesday 16th January
Friday 9th March
For new starts and young businesses undertaking bookkeeping and accounts themselves.
Topics include how to keep: a sales ledger, purchase ledger; cash book, reconcile the business cash and bank accounts; prepare and understand your profit and loss account.  Tips and hints on bookkeeping.  Computerised and cloud accounting.

Start up Sales & Marketing
Thursday 18th January
Without effective marketing there will be no sales, and without sales no business can survive. This workshop explores the need for a strong brand, understanding your customers and how to reach them using key messaging and compelling marketing material. The second half deals with how to close business using the consultative sell. This workshop is the ideal precursor to the Marketing Fundamentals workshop.

Terms and Conditions 
Tuesday 23rd January
Monday 5th March
Already trading or nearly there?  Learn how to put robust terms and conditions in place: Why you need them; what to include; sales of goods terms; and terms of service.

Marketing Fundamentals for your Business
Friday 26th January
Building on the start-up marketing and sales workshop, looking at the 7 P’s of marketing, how to formulate a marketing strategy, explore routes to market, tactics and more. It also looks at understanding your business and marketing goals, so that an effective marketing plan can be created.  Finally we ask you to bring along a piece of your own marketing material, a leaflet, a business card, or we can look at your website and have a fun, constructive brainstorming session to see how things could be made more impactful.

Winter Networking Event – Trafalgar Warehouse 
Wednesday 7th February – 5:30pm onwards
Join us for our fabulous, informal winter networking event.
Enjoy a welcome drink, and delicious food from The Wing Kings and ShuJu Kitchen, whilst mingling with around 100 other local business people. With special guest Yorkshire Business Person of the year Craig Wilkinson, we’ll also be showcasing some of the businesses we’ve helped in the last year, but as always, places are limited, and when they’re gone they’re gone. So register now to secure your free place.

Retail Workshop – Driving sales through effective buying, marketing and merchandising 
Friday 9th February
Inspired by Mary Portas, delivered by the Source Academy. This workshop is a must for any retailer covering the following key things: Vision – how you remain true to your brand, Brand Values – and how you resonate with your customers, Knowing your customer – profiling and understanding their needs, Buying the right stock at the right price, Pricing correctly and profitably, Marketing – developing a targeted and effective marketing strategy, Delivering excellent customer service, Visual display techniques.

Social Media
Monday 12th February
Wednesday 28th March
How can social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) be used to promote your business?  Tips and tricks to grow your social media presence.

Power hour workshop on GDPR
Wednesday 14th February
What the heck is GDPR….well it stands for General Data Protection Regulation and it comes into effect on 25th May 2018.  It will affect every single business owner who has a digital customer database, intends to operate digitally, currently markets digitally, sends email communications, has a customer database, integrates email, has customer data and information with social media and digital marketing.

The workshop delivered by 0114Marketing and expert Becky Stephenson, Business Improvement Specialist will be short and sweet, jargon free, interactive and effective you will leave understanding what it means for your business and what steps you need to put in place to ensure you are compliant with the new legislation.  This is a shorter workshop, please allow 2 hours maximum.

Winning New Customers via the Telephone
Thursday 15th February
For business to business (not business to consumer) sales.  Learn how to approach prospects and gain new business via the phone.
Explores why so many of us are nervous about using the phone, dispels some of the myths and fears associated with cold calling and gives advice and tips on all aspects of running a successful telephone campaign.

How to manage risk in a small business
Tuesday 20th February
The aim of the session is to learn more about the risks that all businesses face and to provide some practical tips and guidance on reducing those risks.
This session will also look at which risks can be insured against and which one’s can’t, discussing the types of cover which are essential for businesses and highlighting those which are nice to have. This is a shorter workshop, please allow 2 hours maximum.

How to Sell Face to Face
Thursday 22nd February
For anyone whose business success depends on selling face to face.
Improve your success rates from appointments. Pre-appointment preparation; creating a good first impression; opening and keeping control of the meeting; questioning techniques; objection handling; recognising buying signals; and closing/agreeing the next step.

Limited Company Workshop
Monday 26th February
This workshop dispels some of the myths and will explain how to register a ltd company, reporting requirements including when accounts will need filing, difference between your money and money that belongs to the company, how to take money out of the business and what way is best to pay yourself? (employee of the company?), what is corporation tax, capital allowances, responsibilities of a company director and how to dis-incorporate.

Exploring Finance Options for start-up/early stage businesses  
Thursday 8th March
For start-up/early stage businesses. Gain an insight into the different finance solutions available in the current market place as well as assessing the advantages/disadvantages of each finance route. Understand the different legal obligations for taking on different types of finance.

Creating a Brand 
Monday 12th March
Why a strong brand is essential: what constitutes a brand; how to understand your own brand and its identity; style and tone of voice.  Includes several thought provoking branding exercises including looking at a live case study to explain some of these key principles and finally will show you how to use your brand.

Maximising your website 
Friday 16th March
Gain more business from your web presence.  How to drive traffic to your website via SEO including; long-tail keywords; click bait; backlinks; internal links; and using Google Webmaster and Analytics.
Shows you how to use social media to attract visitors; how to convert website traffic into leads and sales, how to influence your visitors actions creating urgency, the art of writing good text; the power of FAQ’s and customer reviews as a way of capturing visitor details.

Employing people for the first time from an Accountancy Perspective 
Tuesday 20th March
Find out all you need to know to avoid penalties and interest when employing people. What I need to tell HMRC, when I need to tell them, on-going reporting requirements, do I need an accountant to prepare my payroll, how do I pay my staff, what is the national minimum wage, can I pay my employees expenses and benefits, what is Real Time Information and Auto Enrolment.

Recruiting and Employing Staff   
Monday 26th March
Recruiting for the first time or want to check you are doing it right?   The session will explore safe recruitment practices and attracting the right people; induction process; contract of employment; staff handbook and policies (understand what is essential and what is desirable); and probationary periods.
Contracts for typical workers – subcontractors, casual staff and zero hours workers.BusSheffFootnote