Gleadless Valley Ward Pot – 2020/21

5 Oct

Gleadless Valley Ward Pot

Please find attached a copy of the Gleadless Valley Ward Pot funding application pack, projects/organisations can now apply.  Please note that the minimum amount that you can apply for is £250 and a maximum of £1,000.  I have also attached a copy of the Ward Priorities but please note that this year there is a focus on:-

  • Helping our community organisations to provide support for vulnerable and isolated/self isolating people affected by Covid.
  • Provide opportunities for support and activities for young people.

Applications will be assessed in early November so please return completed applications to by Friday 30th October. 

Job Vacancy with Good Things Foundation – Marketing and Communications Manager

12 Mar

Job type: Full time, although part time would be considered

Location: Sheffield

Salary: £27,000-£37,000 pro-rata dependent upon experience, plus excellent benefits

Closing Date: 26 March 2020

An opportunity to be part of a dynamic social change charity, working at scale across the UK and internationally.

Good Things Foundation is the UK’s leading digital and social inclusion charity. Our mission is a world where everyone can benefit from digital. Through our Online Centres Network of hyperlocal partners, we are supporting people and communities to overcome some of the most pressing social challenges they are facing through digital.

Since 2010 we’ve helped over 3 million people to improve their lives using digital, driving positive outcomes such as employment, reducing loneliness, supporting basic digital skills, and health and wellbeing.

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious Marketing and Communications Manager to join Good Things Foundation at an exciting time in the organisation’s growth.

You will be collaborative and creative, driven by wanting to make a positive impact on people’s lives and society; and passionate about helping us to achieve our vision of a world where everyone benefits from digital technology.

You’ll be experienced in a variety of marketing and communications tactics – end-to-end from developing strategies and plans through to implementation and impact measurement, with a particular focus on behaviour change campaigns. You’ll also work with a range of our partners, across the government, private sector and charity sectors, to develop shared communications and campaigns plans.

You will be part of a busy and dynamic marketing and communications team, and will work with passionate and committed colleagues across the organisation

We are looking for someone with an excellent understanding of designing and delivering effective campaigns – to change behaviours as well as raise awareness.

You will also be a communications expert, providing advice to colleagues across the organisation about strategic marketing and communications approaches, as well as the delivery of specific activities.

Alongside the skill and experiences you bring, you’ll also be curious about new developments in marketing and communications, and will bring new ideas to the organisation to help us extend our reach.

Key responsibilities will include:

Marketing and campaigns

  • Lead the delivery of communications activity for some of our major projects, working with comms teams in partner organisations, including large corporate organisations.
  • Develop and execute multi-channel marketing and communications plans
  • Provide expert advice on the delivery of marketing and communications activity to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Work with a range of external agencies, commissioning activity
  • Effectively manage campaign plans and budgets
  • Create key messages, content, marketing collateral and more as required
  • Build strong relationships with external partners and internal colleagues
  • Act as a brand ambassador for Good Things Foundation, and ensure our brand is executed effectively.


  • Create a range of compelling content to help Good Things Foundation to reach our audiences and effectively tell our story – including press releases, web copy, social media content and much more
  • Provide editing and proofreading support


  • Update websites and web content, using CMS systems
  • Run digital and social media campaigns.


  • Set and manage budgets
  • Support project planning, resource allocation and commissioning of communications activity, working with the Head of Communications and External Affairs
  • Follow developments in marketing and communications in order to develop Good Things’ activities
  • Undertake general duties for the Marketing and Communications Team,including photography, writing case studies and other duties as required.

Experience required:

  • At least three years’ experience in a marketing and communications role
  • Experience of developing and implementing marketing and communications plans
  • Experience of commissioning and working with agencies
  • Experience of working with stakeholders at a senior level and developing excellent relationships
  • Experience of delivering complex communications plans
  • Experience of running social media campaigns
  • Experience of running behaviour change campaigns

Knowledge and skills required:

  • Ability to lead and deliver multiple projects at one time
  • Excellent copywriting skills
  • Confident using web CMS programmes
  • Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently
  • Strong organisational skills, project management and a keen attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to devise and control realistic budgets and keep track of income and expenditure

Good Things Foundation is a social change organisation with a mission to ensure that everyone benefits from digital. We live the change we are seeking to achieve and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. We operate a policy of providing equal opportunities in all aspects of work including recruitment, training, and promotion, whatever the colour, race, religion, belief, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability of an employee, having regard to the individual’s aptitudes and abilities and requirements for the job. Good Things Foundation is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Safeguarding Statement and Pre-Employment Checks

Here at Good Things Foundation, we work with vulnerable adults and are fully committed to ensuring their safeguarding and welfare at all times, in line with our Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. All of our employees, contractors and volunteers will be expected to comply with the policy and procedures. Upon a conditional offer of appointment being made, all employees will also be required to satisfy our pre-employment screening process which for this position, will include:

  • An identity check (photo ID)
  • Receipt of two satisfactory references
  • Documentary evidence of right to work in the UKThe organisation will carry out a Baseline Personnel Security Standard check (BPSS) prior to your commencement of employment. This check will consist of a Right to work check, ID data check, criminal records check, employment history check and the disclosure of any significant periods spent abroad (6 months or more in the last 3 years). The BPSS check will be undertaken by an external agency.

How to apply: 
To apply, please read the full job description, complete the applicationform and Equality and Diversity Monitoring and submit alongside your CV to: recruitment@goodthingsfoundation.orgby midnight on 26 March.

Independent Living Coordinator Job Vacancy – Extended Deadline 9am 23/03/20

12 Mar

Age UK Sheffield is looking for an Independent Living Coordinator to join our innovative service working with older people across Sheffield.

Independent Living Coordinator 36.25 hours per week. £ 20,813 per annum plus pension.

Extended Application Deadline: Closing date of 9am on the 23rd March 2020 with interviews taking place on the 27th March 2020

Interviews: There will be a 3 part recruitment process to be held on March 27th

Age UK Sheffield provides high quality services, tailored to the needs and wishes of individual older people. We are ambitious, driven by a desire to help older people live independent and fulfilling lives, able to make choices and live life to the full.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join a team that will make a real difference to the lives of older people in Sheffield.

Please find all the necessary information about the job role and application process in the application pack which you can download by clicking here.

If you have any difficulties accessing the application pack, please email us at so that we can email this to you directly.

For more information about the Independent Living Coordination service please visit our service page by clicking here.

Job Vacancy at ZEST – Children and Young People’s Health Officer

12 Mar

29.6 hours per week – £18,500 (pro-rata)

Post funded initially until September 2022

 An exciting new opportunity has arisen in our Health Team.  We are looking for the right person who will work flexibly and passionately in supporting children and young people to remain or become smoke-free across Sheffield.

You must have excellent communication skills and be able to motivate children and young people to make behavioural changes.  You should be able to manage your own caseload, have experience of working with children and young people in a community and/or school setting and have experience of delivering group and/or one to one health education sessions.

You must have an understanding of the importance of being smoke free and the effect on health & well being. In addition to strong organisational and IT skills and the ability to use a database system and carry out data monitoring.

We offer 25 days holiday rising to 30 pro-rata, plus statutory days, a pension scheme and other benefits, including subsidised gym/pool membership.

To apply  click here for the Zest Application form application_for_employment 2020 .   Please download the job description and person specification from here children-and-young-peoples-health-officer-JD-PS 2020 and use these documents when applying.

All applications must be on a Zest application form, please note that we do NOT accept CV’s for this post. Completed application forms must be returned to or posted to

Zest, 18 Upperthorpe, Sheffield S6 3NA

Closing date: Monday 6th April 2020 at 08.00am

Interviews will take place on Wednesday 15th April 2020, due to the high volume of applications we receive, unfortunately we are unable to offer feedback on applications that have not been shortlisted, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


Sheffield South West Neighbourhood Police Newsletter – March 2020

12 Mar

SSWPolice newsletter

View the full copy South West newsletter March 2020


Nether Edge Farmers Market – Sunday 15th March 2020

10 Mar

15 March 2020 flyer

Bags of Taste -Advert for Head of Branch

3 Mar

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Let’s Celebrate @Lowedges Community Centre – Saturday 21st March 2020

3 Mar

Lowedges event


Reach South Sheffield Job Vacancy – Get Connected Administrator

3 Mar

Admin Worker - RRS


Heeley City Farm – Farmscape

3 Mar

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