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VAS information digest

20th May 2016

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Swindon Equality Coalition Annual General Meeting

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The Swindon Equality Coalition invites you to attend their Annual General Meeting due to be held at Voluntary Action Swindon, 1 John Street, Swindon, SN1 1RT on Thursday 16th June commencing at 4pm.

At the meeting the coalition will be electing a number of people to the Coalition Working Group, recognising their Annual Report and having a discussion about the future direction of the group.

Equality Coalition Chair, Steve Henderson would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to those who’ve come to the close of their term of election they are; Salas Khan, Martin Kelly and Rosemarie Phillips.  Steve Henderson is also stepping down as Chair of the Coalition having held this office for a number of years.

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Building a Digital Workforce

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Building a digital workforce is a four part toolkit of templates, resources, tips and examples - and a series of bespoke workshops, training and support - to help you plan, design and deliver a comprehensive digital skills development programme for your organisation.

Each element can be edited and adapted to suit the needs of your organisation. You can follow the suggested structure in the order listed, or take a ‘build your own’ approach and simply select the elements you require.

This toolkit is based on our experience of running a digital skills programme for NCVO staff.

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Sector Vacancies


Business Development Officer at Voluntary Action Swindon

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Voluntary Action Swindon are recruiting a Business Development Officer - A temporary role, for up to 12 months, with the possibility of extension or conversion to a permanent position, depending on success in the role. Full time, part-time and flexible working options considered.

The purpose of the role is to proactively develop and deliver fundraising and marketing strategies and to initiate and carry out fundraising and income generating activities. To promote the work of VAS and optimize our engagement and communication with our members and other stakeholders.

Job Title: Business Development Officer
Salary: £23,000 - £25,000, pro-rata
Location: Swindon
Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 3rd June

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Mechanics Institution Trust Vacancies

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The Mechanics' Institution Trust is seeking to appoint two new staff to coordinate the delivery of a programme of Community Development activity in Central Swindon, funded by a grant from the People’s Health Trust.

The Trust took over management of the Central Community Centre in 2013 (when we also received our first PHT grant) from which we run a weekly Craft Group, Gardening Group and Youth Club, support an independently-run Toddler Group and have recently started up a new monthly Lunch Club, Coffee Club and Residents' Group.

The Trust has other new projects coming on-line in the Railway Village so this is an exciting time to join them and be part of developing new and much needed work in this important area and its surrounding neighbourhoods.
 
Deadline: Friday 20th May 2016

Upcoming Events


Rotary Club of Swindon Old Town Duck Race 2016


Duck Race 2016
The Rotary Club of Old Town Swindon are holding their annual duck race on Monday 30th May 2016 11am - 4pm at Westcott Recreation Ground (Opposite The Runner Pub), Wootton Bassett Road, Swindon, SN1 4NQ.

In aid of SCWAD and other charities supported by the Rotary Club. Ducks cost £1 each and are available to buy on the day with first prize of £1000 and second to seventh place prizes of £100 each.

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Community Foundation Application Workshop

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Are you a small organisation and work with disadvantaged people in Swindon and Wiltshire?

Wiltshire Community Foundation makes small grants to groups like you.

You can receive the full information and hands-on advice with the application process, from Jane Butler Grants Manager on Tuesday 24th May at a funding workshop being held at Voluntary Action Swindon, 1 John Street, SN1 1RT.

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Clouts Wood Community Meeting

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An open meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 25th May at the Ellendune Community Centre. The meeting will start at 6pm.

Local residents and members will be able to find out about the Clouts Wood Nature Reserve, attendees will enjoy a guided walk of the reserve and learn more about plans and projects for the future.

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