North of Tyne Combined Authority


North of Tyne Combined Authority would like to invite you to a Joint NTCA - VCS Closer Working event in March 2019.

The event will be an opportunity to update our voluntary, community and social enterprise partners on the current work programme of the Combined Authority and the key emerging priorities.  How other Mayoral Combined Authorities are working with their respective VCSE sectors will also be considered. Through round-table discussions, your input will be welcomed on how best to engage going forward. This will then form the basis of a jointly agreed partnership approach which will set out some key principles and commitments  for co-working and governance structures/processes for the future. There are three choices of dates and venue.

Your views, input and involvement will be very much welcomed in what is hoped will be the start of some fruitful close collaboration. Each event will be led by a respective Cabinet Member from the Combined Authority.

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35-hour, fixed term post until 30 June 2019 (Continuation after this period will be subject to funding)

£23,500 per annum

Closing date: 22nd February 2019


Blyth Initiative and Resource Centre (BRIC) is a small charity that officially opened in 1983 as a response to rising unemployment in the area. Today it continues to provide support to the unemployed and disadvantaged in Blyth and surrounding areas. The purpose of this job is to generate income for BRIC through business development and funding applications. Although initially a fixed term contract there is the real possibility that the successful candidate will generate sufficient income to be able to extend the role beyond the June 2019 date. There is the opportunity to make this role your own and to help BRIC to continue to achieve their strategic and operational objectives.

The successful candidate will be a driven individual with, ideally, good knowledge and understanding of the educational and charitable sectors. Experience in writing successful tenders and funding applications would also be a great benefit.   Effective networking skills and being able to respond creatively to potential opportunities are essential to help drive the business forward.

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Please apply by emailing a copy of your CV with a one page Letter of Application that demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the Job Description.

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Please put Business Development Co-ordinator in the subject line of the email





30 hours per week

£14,040.00 per annum

Closing date: Friday 1st March 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 13th March 2019


We are seeking a highly motivated and flexible individual to provide excellent front of office services to all our stakeholders and exceptional administrative support to our staff team that will contribute to the effective running of the organisation.

The post holder will ensure the highest standards of delivery and be able to adjust to the changing needs of the post.

The following list is typical of the level of duties which the post-holder will be expected to perform. It is not necessarily exhaustive and other duties of a similar type may be required from time to time.

  • Being responsible for providing an exceptional reception service i.e. first point of contact for anyone accessing the building e.g. initial enquiries, signposting, meeting and greeting visitors and telephone enquiries.
  • Booking and preparing conference and training rooms, ensuring there are adequate refreshments and the room is to the required standard and cleared ready for the next booking, and where appropriate organising external catering.
  • Providing administrative support as necessary for the team, including typing, filing, post, photocopying, shredding, data input, etc.
  • Working with the team to upload documents to our webpage
  • Keeping office diaries, updating the office shared whiteboard.
  • Producing letters, excel spreadsheets, inputting data onto CRM system.
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post.
  • Managing petty cash, including handling incoming cash.
  • Supporting volunteers as and when required.
  • Working within an equal opportunities framework and within confidentiality guidelines
  • Undertaking any such duties as may be determined from time to time, commensurate with the service and in line with any developments or changes in the role of the service.


Download the Job Description and Person Specification

Download the Application Form

Completed applications should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm on 1st March 2019, or posted to Jackie Auld at 107 & 109 Station Road, Ashington, Northumberland NE63 8RS.




NCVO has now published the final ‘charity ethical principles’ that aim to support charities, their governing bodies, and those who work and volunteer in and with them in recognising and resolving ethical issues and conflicts, and make charities a safer place.
The document is intended to enable; it draws together and underpins what many charities do already, and which all charities aspire to do.  The principles set out a framework for the ethical execution of charitable purpose, regardless of the charity’s size, type or area of operation. They can help charities in their decision making and in developing relevant policies and procedures.
The principles are voluntary.  They should be viewed as a benchmark of good practice, and are complementary to existing sector codes.  They set standards that are often higher than those required by law.  Read the principles online or download as a PDF (115KB).

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Rate of Pay is £7.56 - £8.10 per hour (depending on experience)

Permanent and Casual Contracts Available (flexible working)


Wecan is a registered charity supporting children, young people and adults with additional needs aged 6 to 30 years.

They are currently recruiting Support Workers to support children and young people to access a wide range of leisure activities and local events during term time Saturday Clubs and school holidays.

Experience of working with children and young people and an NVQ (or equivalent) in a Childcare related subject is desirable but not essential as training is provided.   As staff have the opportunity to work on a permanent or casual basis, the following hours are available (not all of these hours/shifts have to be worked):

  • Term Time Saturdays – 10.45am to 2.15pm, with option to work for our Adult Service until 6pm.
  • Easter Holidays and Half Term Holidays (Feb, May & Oct) – one day each week 9.30am to 3.30pm
  • Summer Holidays – three days per week for five weeks – 9.30am to 3.30pm

For more information or to request an application pack, please contact: Hayley Armstrong, Service Manager on 07741 480188 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Northumberland County Council has launched a new ‘Discover our Land’ campaign to shine a light on the county as somewhere to visit, to raise a family, to build a career and to establish, invest and grow a business.

Encouraging start-ups, business growth and international trade in Northumberland is one of the key aims of the campaign, which will showcase some of the county’s leading businesses to inspire more entrepreneurs to create jobs and economic prosperity. This exciting new campaign will issue a rallying cry to inspire people to be part of Northumberland’s story, as told by the people who know it best - those that are proud to live, work, visit or invest here. Read more.




6 hours per week

£7.83 hour

Closing date: 31st March 2019


Northumberland CVA (a registered charity) is looking to appoint a part-time cleaner to clean a large office twice a week (3 hours each day). Working to a high standard, the applicant should have experience of cleaning in a busy office environment and be flexible in their approach to work.


Main Responsibilities

Cleaning, stocking and supplying designated offices and training room areas, including kitchens and toilets. (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents etc).

Cleaning internal windows (use of step ladder will be required)

Sweeping external areas.

Cleaning external doors and paintwork.

Co-operate with the rest of the staff within the building including tenants.

Follow Health & Safety Procedures including recording of safety data for cleaning materials, and documenting routine inspections for Health & Safety purposes and reporting accordingly.



Proven working experience as a cleaner, particularly in an office environment

Ability to work with a range of staff and individuals.

Ability to retain any Confidential information they may be party to.

Knowledge of cleaning chemicals and supplies

Familiarity with Material Safety Data Sheets

Integrity and flexibility


The goal is to keep our building in a clean and tidy condition.  Applicants should send an up-to-date CV to; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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A planning document that will shape the future of Northumberland up to 2036 and beyond was agreed by the full county council on 9th January. The ‘publication draft’ of the plan was considered by Northumberland County Council’s full council meeting, and councillors agreed to its publication for final public scrutiny before being submitted to the Minister for Housing, Communities and Local Government for examination by a Local Plan Inspector submission to Government by May.

Alongside publication of the draft plan, the council has also published for consultation scoping documents for a Design Guide for Northumberland and a Highways and Transportation Design and Delivery document - which together will provide developers, landowners and applicants with holistic design principles, guidance and good practice.

The council will run 23 public drop-in events at venues across Northumberland during February and March - and the details of these will be available online and in a leaflet delivered to homes and businesses in advance of the drop-in events. The plan will also be available in local libraries and information centres across Northumberland, and comments can be made online or in writing to the council’s planning policy team.

The Local Plan replaces the previous Core Strategy, withdrawn in July 2017. Find out more about the Northumberland Local Plan.

The North of Tyne Combined Authority has now been formally established and has published its vision which is available

The Authority now regards the mobilisation of the devolution of the Adult Education Budget as one of its first priorities. To this end, two stakeholder events have been arranged as follows:

  • Wednesday 12 December 2018 - the national AEB devolution process
  • Wednesday 23 January 2018 - the North of Tyne approach to and timeline for AEB devolution

Both sessions will be held in the Council Chamber of Newcastle Civic Centre between 9.30am and 12.30pm (arrival and refreshments from 9am).  They will be facilitated by the Learning and Work Institute and representatives from both the Department for Education and the Education and Skills Funding Agency will be in attendance.

The sessions are open events so please share these details with colleagues and other organisations.  They will be of particular interest to adult education providers who deliver learning to North of Tyne residents.  Other events are being planned to take place in the New Year that will explore the wider Inclusive Economy agenda.  Further details will be circulated shortly.

Places for both events should be booked with Julie Slesser at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

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