Smoke Free Families


A new campaign, “Secondhand Smoke is Poison”, was launched by Fresh on 22nd June 2017.  It is supported by the British Lung Foundation and funded by 11 local authorities in the North East. 


The campaign incorporates TV advertising on Tyne Tees TV (reach of est. 1.3 million adults and 249,0000 teenagers aged 13-18), radio, a campaign website and digital advertising, and localized proactive PR aimed at generating news coverage.

The campaign aims to:

  • EDUCATE about secondhand smoke and its harms, and highlight that what many smokers are currently doing (smoking at the door or window, or smoking when children are out of the house) still isn’t enough to protect children.
  • ENCOURAGE RE-ASSESSMENT: The only way to fully protect children is to take any smoking right outside.
  • Provide DIRECTION AND SUPPORT, by giving people the necessary information to enable them to change their behaviour, which includes tips and local quitting support on the website.

Further information and resources are available from, including:

  • Key facts
  • A short film – Is It Ever Safe to Smoke Indoors?
  • An interactive Q and A tool asking about people’s own smoking behaviour in the home, designed at opening a discussion and providing tips

Advice on ways to quit including local stop smoking service support.If you would like any further information about this campaign or any other support or resources for your school around tobacco control or stopping smoking  in Northumberland, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone Tobacco Control Lead, Tim Holmes on 01670 784181

The Sill



Wednesday 19th July ahead of the official opening on Saturday 29th July


Northumberland National Park Authority is very pleased to announce the opening of its £14.8m state-of-the-art visitor centre on Hadrian’s Wall. Our natural parks are for everyone and a key part of our vision for The Sill is to allow people of all ages and backgrounds to explore our landscapes and heritage. You are invited to visit on Wednesday 19th July ahead of the official opening on Saturday 29th July. The visit will last one and half hours and consist of a guided tour, activities and refreshments.

If you are able to attend, please sign up for one of the following time slots:14.30 – 16.00, 16.00 – 17.30, 17.30 – 19.00, 19.00 – 20.30

The Sill, which is the UK’s first National Landscape Discovery Centre, is the result of an innovative partnership between Northumberland National Park and YHA England and Wales and has been made possible by National Lottery players through a £7.8m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The Sill is the single most significant initiative to be undertaken in rural Northumberland in a generation and will transform how people engage with landscape, nature and the great outdoors.

The Sill is the perfect gateway for people of all ages to explore and enjoy the landscapes, history and rich culture of Northumberland and the wider region and we hope you can join us to realise our ambition.

The Sill building features fixed and temporary exhibitions focusing on landscape, culture and heritage, several learning and event spaces, a 90 seater café showcasing local produce, a world-class Youth Hostel, a rural business hub to house and support new and emerging rural enterprises, a shop packed with local produce, arts and crafts, a tourist information service and a fully accessible Whin Sill grassland roof, the only one of its kind in the world.

We would be thrilled if you were able to join us for a behind the scenes look at what we have achieved before The Sill opens to the public.

RSVP is essential. RSVP to Sharon Robson before Friday 14th July either by calling 01434 611 536 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CA Northumberland


Hours: 6 hours per week (days / hours to be agreed)

Salary: £2,246.40 per annum

Location: Ashington Office

Duration: Permanent

Closing date: 5.00pm on Monday, 17 July 2017


Citizens Advice Northumberland is looking for an experienced cleaner for its Ashington Office. The successful candidate will have previous experience of undertaking general cleaning duties and will need to be punctual and reliable and work well with minimum supervision. 


Interview date: Wednesday, 26 July 2017


You must complete an application form. CV’s will not be considered.


To request an application pack please contact Jane Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 01670 853823. Alternatively, please write, enclosing an A4 stamped addressed envelope to: Jane Brown, Citizens Advice Northumberland (Ashington Office), 89-91 Station Rd, Ashington, NE63 8RS



The Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) is the UK’s leading membership organisation that collects and uses evidence to improve children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing. The consortium holds data relating to mental health and wellbeing outcomes of more than 400,000 children and young people in the UK, representing the largest data set of this kind worldwide.


Free training

CORC is looking to host some free training in the North East exclusively for voluntary and community sector organisations about measuring your impact and demonstrating evidence, entitled Understanding Outcome Measures to Improve Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing.  To learn more about CORC and register your interest, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Network membership

CORC has also recently launched a new free Network membership scheme. As part of the CORC network, you will receive the network newsletter, and receive the latest information about upcoming events, new research and CORC news. If you would le to take up this exclusive offer, please get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Fixed term contact for 24 months (extension depending on funding)

35 hours per week

£20,253.00 per annum pro rata (based on a 37.5 hour week)

Closing Date: 7th July 2017


Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services are looking to recruit a Domestic Abuse Prevention Practioner to work from their office in Hexham.

The successful applicant will be responsible for developing countywide domestic abuse prevention programs for children, young people and parents and raising awareness of the issues, identifying resources and delivering training with professionals working directly with children and young people. 

The post is subject to a DBS check.

To download the application pack please visit our website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

RAP SpLinter GroupSpLinter Group


8 Hours per week, 18 month contract

£11 per hour on employed or self-employed basis plus travel costs

Closing Date: Monday 3rd July, 2017


The SpLinter Group is a user-led group run by and for young adults with specific learning difficulties and disabilities. The group organises social events, projects, learning opportunities, and is developing a social enterprise ‘Waffling On’ which combines selling waffles at market stalls, fairs and festivals with raising awareness about the issues facing people with learning disabilities. The group been successful in receiving funds for a new RAP (Rural Access Project) for North Northumberland.

The group is looking for someone with real commitment to a user-led approach and some knowledge of learning differences and disabilities to support members of the SpLinter Group to continue to run and manage their own programme and, in particular, to work alongside the group's paid Project Workers on the new RAP for the North of Northumberland.

Application is by CV and by filling in the supporting statement pro forma. To apply, please request an application pack by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 07775 817544.  Alternatively, visit to download the application documents.

The proposed interview date is likely to be in week commencing 17th July, 2017





VoiCeS Northumberland offers a range of Safeguarding of training opportunities covering various subjects:

  • An Introduction to Safeguarding children
  • An awareness of safeguarding adults and children
  • Safe Recruitment
  • E-Safety
  • Designated Person in the VCS (includes membership of the Designated Person network)

Download a copy of their full Training Programme 2017-18

Newcastle CVS compressed    




An exciting opportunity has arisen for a HAREF Network Co-ordinator within Newcastle CVS, based in the centre of Newcastle.

Newcastle CVS is the major infrastructure body supporting the voluntary and community sector in Newcastle and Gateshead. We have a particular focus on tackling inequalities. We were approached by HAREF (Health and Race Equality Forum) earlier this year and it is now moving to be part of Newcastle CVS. We are committed to supporting the HAREF network to continue its effective practical and strategic work. This post will deliver part of the work within the Newcastle and Gateshead CCG contract and also further develop the HAREF work, particularly into Gateshead. The HAREF Network Coordinator will develop and sustain the HAREF Network in order to influence commissioners and service providers in order to reduce health inequalities in Newcastle and Gateshead.

The applicant should have an understanding of the challenges and benefits of working with different communities, and an appreciation of community development work, particularly with people from minority / marginalised groups. They should have good communication skills, both verbal and written and have a flexible approach to their work. This role is essential to the future development of HAREF.

The post is on NJC scale SO1 £25,951pa pro rata for part time working (30 hours). A flexitime system is in operation.

The closing date for completed application forms is 12 noon Thursday 6 July 2017.

For further details and to download an application form go to the Newcastle CVS website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to Judith Temple, NCVS, Higham House, Higham Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8AF


Please do not send CVs.


NCVS is an Equal Opportunities employer.


Location: Alnwick, Northumberland

Time commitment: 6 Board meetings per year, AGM, Trustee away day and strategy day

Reporting to: Board of Trustees


About Bailiffgate 

Established in 2002, Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery is an award-winning accredited Museum under the Arts Council National Accreditation Scheme museum located in a beautiful, grade 2 listed, former Catholic church in the centre of Alnwick. It is run by volunteers (currently around 55) and attracts around 10,000 visitors per year. Our vision of “heritage at the heart of the community” places local history, culture, folklore, traditions, stories, art and environment at the centre of everything we do. Our main audiences are families, local people, older (retired) people and visitors to the area (tourists).

About the role

We are looking for an additional Trustee to be the main point of contact for Facilities Management. Each Trustee on the board has a specific area of ‘expertise’, whether it be Finance, Collections, Marketing, Exhibitions or Legal/Compliance. Your remit will be to oversee caring for the building and implementing our Facilities Management Plan.   Experience of facilities management, property management or surveying is required.  


Remuneration: The role of trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration

For more information and an application form please contact Karen Park via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..