North of Tyne Combined Authority



Events took place in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland during March that offered an opportunity to update 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 was also considered. 

Round-table discussions took place on how best to engage going forward and the information from these will now 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.

Download the presentations and the agenda from the Northumberland meeting below:


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Hours per week: Two part-time roles (fixed term from May 2019 until February 2020):

  • 1 post x 16 hrs per week

  • 1 post x 24 hrs per week

Location: The Round House, Ashington

Salary: £8.50 p/h


About the role:

The purpose of this role is to ensure efficient and effective business support and corporate administrative services to Age UK Northumberland.  You will be responsible for delivering effective and efficient customer and facilities services.

We are looking for applicants who have experience in similar positions elsewhere and it is essential that you have strong communication skills.

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Location: Remote working

Contract: Freelance

Start date: 15th April 2019

End date: 5 October 2019

Fee: £1,500

Application deadline: 9am, Monday 25th March



Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) invites applications for its second annual fellowship for early career curators, film programmers and critics interested in gaining experience and new skills in cinema and moving image programming.

The successful applicant will join a team of programmers led by BFMAF Director Peter Taylor and contribute to the 2019 Festival. The role will involve attendance at the whole Festival which takes place Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 September 2019 and a programming retreat in Berwick 28 June – 5 July.

For more information and to apply, please download the recruitment pack here.

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Location: Berwick upon Tweed, TD15 1AJ

Contract: Full time, permanent, with 3-month probation period

Start date: From late April to early May 2019

Salary: £25,000

Application deadline: Midnight, Thursday 28 March


The role of Festival Manager at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) is a key senior position that works closely with the Festival Director to plan the day-to-day operations, programme delivery and long-term development of the organisation.

This is a particularly exciting time to join BFMAF, which recently achieved an increase in Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation funding (2018-22), with plans to expand the organisation and its activity. Current focuses include how the Festival further nurtures artists and filmmakers’ professional development, and matures and implements models of collaborative working.

For a strategic thinker, with good practical experience, this is an exceptional opportunity to help shape one of the most dynamic festivals in the UK.

For more information and to apply, please download the recruitment pack here.

Alnwick garden trust


Salary: Competitive
Hours: Full-time at 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: 15th March 2019



The Alnwick Garden is looking for a Gardening Outreach Officer to Deliver outreach programmes in relation to gardening and utilising outdoor space. 
The aims of the programme are: To encourage schools, children’s centres, community venues and groups consisting of children, young people, their families and adult members of the local community to maximise, enjoy and appreciate the natural environment and to promote well-being.  To engage with groups and organisations to support them in developing their outdoor spaces or implementing alternatives where there is very little space, and ensure they have the knowledge and skills to maintain the space on a long-term basis.  To offer support in creating a garden environment that is enjoyable and safe and meets the needs of its potential users. A strong emphasis is placed on utilising any space, regardless of how small, to learn about the growing of plants and their environment, wildlife and healthy living.  Examples of types of activities may include school-based/ community group workshops, horticultural activities, ‘Grow your own Veg’, maximising small spaces for planting, to name a few
A fully enhanced DBS and references are required for this post.  Download the job description and the application form.

Alnwick garden trust





Salary: Competitive

Hours: Full-time at 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: 15th March 2019



The Alnwick Garden is looking for a Drugs Education Officer to deliver on-site and outreach programmes in relation to drugs education.

The successful applicant will develop and deliver a drugs education programme with the aim of educating children, young people and applicable adults around substance misuse, impact, criminality and consequences. Programmes will be tailored appropriately for age ranges, level of understanding and the vulnerability and need. The aim is to engage with schools, groups and organisations to deliver factual provision and to reach as wide a demographic as possible, and to work in partnership with relevant third sector and statutory organisations to roll the programme out, involving specialist expertise where needed.

A fully enhanced DBS and references are required for this post. Download the job description and the application form.




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Salary: £38,000 - £53,000
Hours per week: Full Time
Location: The Round House, Ashington with travel in Northumberland
Closing date: Friday 1st March 2019


We are recruiting for a Head of Charitable Services, who will be responsible for the successful delivery of all of our charitable services.  You will be accountable to the Chairman of the Board and line manage a large team of people, including staff and volunteers.There is an exciting opportunity to join Age UK Northumberland and be a part of an organisation where the main aim is to help people enjoy later life.

Carers Northumberland


CNJ 21 £16,354 (pro-rata)

12 hours per week (actual salary £5,304)

Self-employed basis would also be considered

Based at: Central Office, 107-109 Station Road, Ashington, NE63 8RS

Closing date for applications: 5pm – Tuesday 12 March 2019

Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 27 March 2019


Carers Northumberland is seeking to appoint a finance assistant to support the charity’s financial administration and obligations.

You must be able to demonstrate at least two years’ experience of working in a financial role within a busy office environment using Sage payroll and accounts packages. You must have a strong commitment to inclusive team-working and the ability to adopt a flexible, innovative approach to both the work and to colleagues. You must also have excellent organisational skills, good interpersonal skills and a be competent in the use of IT and all social media platforms.

To request an application pack please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..or telephone 01670 320025 for hard copy. The application pack can be made available in other formats upon request. For an informal chat contact Debra Blakey 01670 320025.

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, you have not been shortlisted for interview.


Reg. Charity no: 1122972



CA Northumberland



Salary Scale: £19,238 to £20,459 pro rata depending on experience.

Hours: Up to 23.5 hours a week.

Contract length: Until 31st March 2020

Location: Morpeth office

Closing date: Thursday 28th February 2019 at 9.00am

Interview date: Thursday 7th March 2019



Citizens Advice is set to deliver a new service called “Universal Support: Help to Claim”, which offers end-to-end support to help people make a new Universal Credit claim and be ready for when their first payment arrives.

We are looking for an adviser with good IT skills to support clients to make and complete their new Universal Credit claim, as well as a commitment to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice Service.

You’ll have the ability to interview clients using sensitive listening and questioning skills to get to the root of the issues and empower clients, whilst maintaining structure and control of meetings.

Download the job description and person specification.

For an application form, please call 07384 510724.

Completed applications (CV’s will not be accepted) should be returned to: Jane Brown,Citizens Advice Northumberland (Ashington Office), 89-91 Station Road, Ashington, NE63 8RS.  Call: 07384 510724. Alternatively completed applications can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Please ensure that you receive a read receipt.

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