Nominations are Open for Citizens 4 Good’s First Maghull Event – Closing Friday, 31st January

Citizens 4 Good is a joint initiative from Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) and the Mayor of Sefton’s Office and recognises local people for good deeds, kindness and support that they provide to other members of the community.

However, for the first time Citizens 4 Good is holding an event in Maghull, in partnership with Maghull Town Council.

Anyone can make a nomination of someone they think deserves to be recognised.

People can nominate any Sefton resident who they think makes a difference the people around them. They may go that extra mile to be a great neighbour, help to organise a local community group, or something else that deserves recognition.

This round of Citizens 4 Good particularly welcomes nominations for people local to Maghull, Lydiate and neighbouring areas.

Mike Howlett, Senior Citizenship and Volunteering Officer for Sefton CVS commented: “Since launching the scheme in 2017, Citizens 4 Good has recognised over 80 people for their kind acts and support for their local communities.

“The quality of the nominations has been very high, and we’re expecting more of the same with the latest round of the scheme.”

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to a celebration event where they will be presented with a certificate by the Mayor of Sefton, Cllr June Burns.

The deadline for nominations is Friday 31st January, with the celebration event taking place on Thursday 13th February at Maghull Town Hall.

To nominate a Citizen 4 Good go to www.sefton4good.org.uk/citizens to download a nomination form.

For further information about Citizens 4 Good call 0151 920 0726 or email info@sefton4good.org.uk.

Job Vacancy: Sefton CVS Heritage Development Officer (closing 12noon, Thursday 6th February 2020)

 

 

 

Job Title: Heritage Development Officer
Salary: £24, 174 – Fixed Term (15 months)
Location: Based at Sefton CVS Burlington House, Waterloo L22 0LG

Job Purpose: 

“‘Community Within Communities – Our Voices to Be Heard”’ is a new Sefton CVS project to engage, involve and celebrate Sefton’s people and places funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project will use Sefton’s designation as ‘Borough of Culture 2020’ as the catalyst for a programme of activity designed to raise cultural heritage awareness and establish a platform for continued community development.

The Heritage Development Officer will drive voluntary, community and faith group participation and co-ordinate this project, including four core project areas:

  • Historic Townships: the research and preparation of displays for nine historic township areas, contributing to a borough-wide exhibition celebrating Sefton’s Cultural Heritage.
  • Community Grant Programme: promoting and delivering a new programme of small grants, including selection of, and support for, successful applicants.
  • Capacity Building Training: working within the Localities team to deliver a programme of workshops for volunteers and partner organisations to help develop new skills and establish a legacy of increased heritage awareness and knowledge within borough’s extensive network of voluntary, community and faith groups.
  • Heritage Resources: The preparation and presentation of materials to create a ‘Heritage Toolkit’, providing continued heritage support for Sefton’s groups and a legacy from ‘Borough of Culture 2020’.

Downloads

Guidance Notes (Word / PDF)
Job Description & Person Specification (Word / PDF

Application Form (Word PDF
Diversity Monitoring Form (Word / PDF
Criminal Convictions Declaration (Word / PDF)

Closing date: 12noon on Thursday 6th February 2020
Interviews scheduled for: Monday 17th February 2020

All completed applications and for any enquiries, please email recruitment@seftoncvs.org.uk

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Managed by Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS). Registered Charity No. 1024546. Registered in England, Company Ltd. by Guarantee No. 2832920.

NAVCA: Civil Society Futures Report NOW AVAILABLE

This week sees the launch of the Civil Society Futures report – the result of a two year inquiry into the future of the VCSE orgs & what the sector needs to do to adapt to economic and social challenges over the next decade & beyond.

Information About the Access To Food During The Summer Holidays

This summer, Sefton Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) are coordinating a network of community venues and local organisations to offer children, young people and families access to food during the school holidays—especially those who would normally be in receipt of free school meals during term time.

Click here to download the information flyer 

The groups and organisations involved in this year’s initiative will be providing open access during August on the days and times listed below.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE & TIMES

MONDAYS
12noon – 2pm           The Inclusion Network, Bootle
6pm—9pm                Parenting 2000 (Crosby)

TUESDAYS
12noon – 2pm           The Inclusion Network, Bootle
5.30pm – 8.30pm      Parenting 2000 (Southport)

WEDNESDAYS
12noon—1.30pm     Waterloo Community Association
5.30pm – 8.30pm      Parenting 2000 (Southport)

THURSDAYS
12noon—1.30pm     The Orrell Trust, Bootle
12noon—1.30pm     Waterloo Community Association
6pm—9pm                Parenting 2000 (Crosby)

New Realities Partnership Award – Help recognise staff or teams at Sefton Council who have helped make a difference!

Sefton CVS are asking local voluntary, community and faith sector groups to nominate an individual or a team within the local authority who have demonstrated the key principles of the  New Realities Partnership Agreement and provided help or support to local non-profit organisations. 

The New Realities Partnership Award will go to the individual or team that have adopted a ‘can-do’ attitude when working with voluntary, community or faith sector groups. 

  • Demonstrated a positive ‘can-do’ attitude when working with a local group or organisation
  • Providing assistance in overcoming a barrier or obstacle that would otherwise impact on the group’s work
  • Understood the value and role of the local voluntary, community and faith sector in making Sefton a great place to live and work
  • Demonstrated a ‘common sense’ approach to working in partnership with the local voluntary, community and faith sector.

Any of which that results in a positive outcome, promotes the benefits of partnership working and makes a difference in the local community. 

Click here to download the Nomination Form (Word / PDF) 

Closing date for nominations: 12noon on Friday 12th OctoberPlease submit all nominations to: communications@seftoncvs.org.uk or complete the online form below. 


What is New Realities? 

Click here to download the New Realities Partnership Agreement, or click here to visit the New Realities web page.

Alternatively please watch the short animation video below:

 


Online Nomination Form