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Location: Blyth Community Enterprise Centre, Blyth, Northumberland  
Salary: £18,000
Hours: 30 hour, fixed term post until March 2019
Closing Date Friday 20th September 2018 12pm
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Blyth Resource & Initiative Centre has a vacancy for an Employability and IT Support Coach/ Tutor.  This is a 30 hour, fixed term post until March 2019.  Continuation after this period is subject to funding.
The main purpose of job is to support the CEO in providing employment support and tuition in line with BRIC’s mission and values, delivering quality provision to progress people to become closer to employment.  Access to a car and full driving licence is essential for this role.
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Completed applications should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Alternatively please post or hand-deliver your application to Tracy Machnicki, BRIC, Blyth Community Enterprise Centre, Ridley Street, Blyth, NE24 3AG.

Carers Northumberland


CNJ 20 £29,323 (pro-rata)

30 hours per week (actual salary £23,775)

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

Closing date: 5pm - Thursday 13 September 2018


Carers Northumberland is seeking to appoint an Information and Engagement Coordinator to manage the delivery of the Information Service, peer support groups and activities and events for carers.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of providing information and advice in a community setting and an understanding of the health and social care sector. You must have experience of managing a small team and at times be prepared to deputise for senior management. You must be able to develop effective external relationships, 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. You must be able to fulfil the travel requirements of the post.

Closing date for applications: 5pm - Thursday 13 September 2018

Shortlisting will take place the week beginning Monday 17 September 2018

Interviews are expected to be held week beginning Monday 8 October 2018

To request an application pack please telephone 01670 320018 for hard copy, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The application pack can be made available in other formats upon request. For an informal chat contact Debra Blakey 01670 320018.

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



Location: Amble

Salary: £18,672 pa (pro rata)

Hours: 21 hrs over 3 days working Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Term: Fixed until September 2019

Closing date: 4pm on 7th September 2018


VoiCeS Northumberland, the lead Operational partner in the Bridge Partnership, has a vacancy to support the delivery of the Bridge Project, which is part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme funded by the European Social Fund and National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund until September 2019.

The Bridge Project aims to help those who experience multiple barriers to work to find a job or to be in a better place to look for work. Bridge is a partnership between Northumberland County Council (NCC) and a number of voluntary organisations in Northumberland.

To request an application pack please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, visit:


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Hours: 16 hours per week

Salary: £20,395.19 pro-rata.

Initially for six months

Closing date: 5.00 pm, Friday 31 August 2018

Interviews: Friday 14 September 2018


Northumberland Independent Advocacy Service is looking to recruit a Paid Relevant Person Representative. This post provides statutory services to the public in relation to the Mental Capacity Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and their regulations and codes of practice. Northumberland Independent Advocacy Service (NIAS) is hosted by Adapt (NE) and provides services across the county.

Activity will include working with people of all ages and from all backgrounds, including those with learning disabilities, people with mental health needs, people with physical and sensory impairment and older people. Training will be provided for the role. Personal development support will be provided. A full DBS check is required for the role.

For application packs, please e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or download from the website:

ARTIST ROOMS Young Persons Programme


Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival are delighted to offer a brilliant opportunity for a young person (aged 18-24) living in Berwick or the surrounding area to assist the production of Berwick Youth Project’s moving image installation as part of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival this September.

‘The Hurt Goes On’ is a collection of moving image works created by 12 young people at Berwick Youth Project over a series of sessions with Newcastle-based Film Bee artist collective.

The collection of works invites a chain reaction to the theme of manipulation in the media, social media puppetry and issues facing young people globally, and will be presented as an exhibition in an empty shop space on Berwick High Street.

The project is supported by ARTIST ROOMS a touring collection of over 1,600 works of modern and contemporary art by more than 40 major artists, jointly owned by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate.

Berwick Visual Arts is currently presenting two works by Scottish artist Douglas Gordon, at The Gymnasium Gallery, which has been the starting point for ‘The Hurt Goes On’.


Role and Responsibilities

The successful applicant will work directly with artist collective ‘Film Bee’, staff at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and freelance Project Manager Claire Newton to assist with the technical installation and presentation of the exhibition from 1st – 24th September 2018.


Preferred Experience

We are looking for a committed and focussed person who is interested in art and/or film and also the practical and technical aspects of making an exhibition including film and video artworks. Full training will be given.


Key Dates

  • Early September, dates tbc including some Saturdays - 4-6 sessions at The Beehive with Berwick Youth Project
  • Thursday 20th September, evening – Launch event
  • Thursday 20th – Sunday 23rd September from 9:30am – 6:30pm - Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival.
  • Monday 24th September – De-install exhibition
  • End September (date tbc) Debrief and evaluation session



A temporary contract is available for the post of up to 84 hours (equivalent to 12 days) at a rate of £7.38 per hour. (£619.92 in total).


How to apply

To apply for the post, please write a letter explaining your interest in the role. Your letter should try to answer the following questions:

  • What is it about this role that interests you?
  • What have you done in the past that might help you to do this role well? You could use examples from school or college, activities with friends or projects at home.
  • Can you describe a film or other artwork you have seen and why you found it interesting?

The letter should be no more than one A4 page in length.

Please email your letter as an attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘Young Associate Role’ in the subject header.

Also include:

  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Full postal address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Details of one person who could give a reference for you if your application is successful

Please also state if you have any access requirements.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 22nd August at 12noon.

Informal Interviews lasting 30minutes will be held on Tuesday 28th August between 9am – 12noon in Berwick. Should you not be selected for the post you are welcome to join the team of volunteers for Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.

Your appointment is subject to references.

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Job Title: Employment and IT Support Coach

Location: Blyth Community Enterprise Centre, Blyth, Northumberland

Salary: £15,000

Hours: This is a 25 hour, fixed term post until December 2018, (to be worked flexibly to accommodate possible evening requirements). Continuation after this period is subject to funding.

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 13th August 2018

Interview Date: Wednesday 22nd August 2018


The main purpose of job is to support the CEO in providing employment support and tuition in line with BRIC’s mission and values; delivering quality provision to progress people to become closer to employment.  Access to a car and full driving licence is essential for this role.

Key Duties:

  • To plan, prepare and teach courses for adults within the BRIC programme of work, as agreed with the CEO
  • To carry out the administrative tasks required in each programme area
  • To provide appropriate customer feedback and support, any educational advice and information where necessary and to create an appropriate and welcoming atmosphere for learners
  • Support clients through drop in sessions and a job club in order to support their journey to secure employment
  • Work to set targets to make referrals for the Building Better Opportunities ESF Bridge project

For more information and to make an application, visit:

Main area: Community Development

Grade: Band 5

Contract: Fixed term until March 2021

Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job ref: 319-1158675BM-A

Site: County Hall, Morpeth

Town: Trustwide

Salary: £23,023 - £29,608 per annum

Closing: 13/08/2018 23:59


Northumbria Healthcare is looking to recruit 5 highly motivated and experienced Locality Coordinators to undertake Community Development work across Northumberland. The posts are part of the Empowering People and Communities work which is starting to take place in Northumberland. The aim of the project is to support the creation of stronger and more resilient communities, building on existing strengths and identifying areas with the communities themselves where work is required. 

The posts are fixed term until March 2021 and the post holders will be employed and managed by Northumbria Healthcare Trust, but be based in a dedicated locality, with a voluntary, community or social enterprise partner. Applicants should have experience of community development and ideally will live in, or have knowledge of the locality in which they will work. Applicants will be expected to travel and cover each other's localities during holidays or absence.

Essential Criteria:

  • Knowledge of community development tools, the public involvement and prevention agendas and asset based community development work acquired through experience or qualification to degree level or equivalent.
  • Experience of working effectively and collaborating in partnership with other agencies, including voluntary and community sector.
  • Excellent communication skills using a range of formats (written, verbal and nonverbal).
  • Skills and experience in influencing, managing and supporting change at the individual, family, community and systems level.


Please confirm at the top of your application which locality(s) you wish to be considered for:

1. Ashington/Blyth: Northumberland Community Voluntary Action 107 & 109 Station Rd, Ashington NE63 8RS

2. Castle Morpeth: Community Action Northumberland   Enterprise Building, Front Street Pegswood, NE61 NUF

3. North Northumberland: Bellview  Bellview Resource Centre, 33 West St  Belford NE70 7QB

4. Tynedale: Hexham Community Partnership    

  • Hexham Community Partnership Queen’s Hall, Beaumont St, Hexham  NE46 3LE
  • Prudhoe Community Partnership Spetchells Centre 58 Front St Prudhoe NE42 5AA
  • Haltwhistle Partnership Westbourne House /Main St Haltwhistle  NE49 0AZ

5. Bedlington, Cramlington, Seaton Valley: Active Northumberland,Blyth Sports Centre,Bolam Park Blyth NE24 5BT


Closing date for applications: 13th August 2018


Applicant requirements: This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Documents to download:


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Further details / informal visits contact

Debra Dodds

Operations Manager

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If you have problems applying, contact: Telephone 0191 2031415 option 2



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We're launching a new magazine-style newsletter this month.

Our first issue is full of news about what we've been up to recently and also introduces you to all the members of our team, with a short bio on each. Four Corners will be published twice per year in July and March so along with our Annual Review, which is published in November, you can expect a publication every four months.

Download Issue 1 of Four Corners.

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After 25 years our accommodation (centre) manager has decided that the time is right for her to put down her pen, turn off the computer and retire.

Our residential outdoor Education and Activity Centre is situated in the heart of the Tyne Valley on the outskirts of Stocksfield. If you have ambition and drive this could be the job for you.

We are offering the opportunity for you to live and work in this beautiful environment, to lead and further develop Broomley Grange and our team, and to create memorable experiences and life skills for young people.

We will give you a competitive salary plus (serviced) three bed on-site accommodation. In return we are looking for a multi skilled ambitious manager- who is not afraid of hard work.

Closing date 6pm 9th August 2018

For further details and/or an application pack please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.