Help to Find a Job or Volunteer Role

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Visit your local library to find out about:

Skills Training, Volunteering, Benefits, Jobs, Support

If you need extra support due to autism, a physical disability or learning disability, we can help. It's free and no need to book.

  • Wed 23 May 11:00-3:00 Welwyn Garden City Library
    FREE Getting a job - skills workshop at 11:30 and 12:30
     
  • Thurs 31 May 11:00-3:00 Hemel Hempstead Library
    FREE Getting a job - skills workshop at 11:30 and 12:30
     
  • Mon 4 June 1:00-3:00 Watford Library
     
  • Thurs 7 June 1:00-3:00 Bishops Stortford Library
     
  • Tues 12 June 1:00-3:00 Oakmere Library
     
  • Weds 13 June 1:00-3:00 Stevenage Library

Visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/connected2work  or view the poster here for more information

Change the law to protect mental health in the workplace

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Mental Health First Aid
Where's Your Head At?

As we begin Mental Health Awareness Week, we have an exciting announcement to share with you.

We are teaming up with mental health campaigner and Youth MHFA instructor Natasha Devon MBE and Bauer Media Group on a new six-week campaign, ‘Where’s Your Head At?’. We are calling on everyone to sign a change.org petition asking the government to change Health and Safety regulations so that First Aid provision includes mental as well as physical health.

This call to action has the backing of the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn MP and former Minister for Health and Social Care, Norman Lamb MP.

This change would mean that all organisations have staff trained in Mental Health First Aid, bringing us a step closer to parity of esteem between mental and physical health in the workplace.

A number of celebrities including Liam Payne, Jamie Laing, Charlotte Crosby, Megan McKenna and Kem Cetinay have offered their support for the campaign and have all spoken openly about their personal struggles with mental health and why they think it is important to have Mental Health First Aid in the workplace.

Please get involved with this campaign by signing this petition, and sharing it with friends, family, colleagues and wider networks. Please also feel free to support this campaign on social media using the hashtag #wheresyourheadat.

With your support our powerful community can help effect real change this Mental Health Awareness Week… so let’s get the word out there!

All the best,
The MHFA England Team

Enterprising BME Women into Employment

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Project Description: The project will focus on engaging with the BME women who are vulnerable and facing multiple deprivations due to their ethnic background, gender, economic situation, cultural and language barriers. The project will deliver a range of skills development programmes to improve the confidence and employability of the vulnerable BME women.

Please visit the link below to vote for the North Hertfordshire Minority Ethnic Forum's project via the AVIVA Community Fund. Your kind vote will make a difference to the vulnerable people we support.

 https://community-fund.aviva.co.uk/voting/project/view/17-406  

Find out more about the North Hertfordshire Minority Ethnic Forum here

Building better opportunities in Herts

The three strands of the Building better opportunities in Herts programme are STRIVE in Hertfordshire (Barriers to Employment); MILE in Hertfordshire (Financial Confidence) and Herts Youth Futures (Young People).


If you would like to take part you will receive dedicated one-to-one support from your local mentor.  They will guide you through the many learning and skills opportunities available through this project helping you move towards gaining work experience placements, volunteering opportunities or apprenticeships, employment and self-employment.

Please click here for more information

Watford African Caribbean Supplementary School Vacancy

Watford African Caribbean Supplementary School - Employment Opportunity.

Watford African Caribbean Supplementary School (WACSS) operates out of West Herts College, Watford Campus and is now is in urgent need of a qualified Primary School teacher able to work with us on Saturday mornings during term time between 10.00am and 1.00pm.

WACSS is seeking to find someone who will become a part of a team and who is committed, enthusiastic, creative and capable of motivating all students.

The successful person will need to have the capacity to be a role model for the children and therefore have experience of African/Caribbean culture and a willingness to share this with children and someone who will also want to make a difference and have high expectations of our students.

 

This is a hourly paid position.

 

If you are interested please contact: Clive Saunders at: clive@wacas.org.uk

Tel.: 07801947204

Carers in Hertfordshire - Job Opportunities

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Carers in Hertfordshire is a well-respected, independent, carer-led charity, established in 1995, which aims to ensure that all unpaid family carers within Hertfordshire are recognised and valued, informed and supported in their caring role, have the opportunity for a life outside caring and can exercise a collective voice in the county. 

Carers in Hertfordshire:

  • support adult carers and young carers (aged 8 to 18). 
  • provide information, problem solving and support. 
  • work closely and collaboratively with professional staff in a wide range of voluntary and statutory organisations to link our services and help those organisations to develop a carer friendly focus.  

3 in 5 people will be an unpaid carer at some point in their life and 1 in 3 carers will have to give up work to meet the demands of caring.  Although this unpaid care saves the NHS billions of pounds a year, it comes at a cost to the unpaid family carer - physically, emotionally and financially.

Carers in Hertfordshire are seeking to recruit FIVE new members of staff to the following posts. Application packs for each post available for downloading below include: Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form, Application Guidance Notes, Job Description and Person Specification and Background Information about Carers in Hertfordshire.

Carers in Hertfordshire also have a great range of volunteer opportunities, check here for the latest vacancies.