Trustees vacancy
Visit the original post at Museum Wales.

Closing date: 8 January 2021
Interview date: 25 February 2021

These are voluntary roles, however all reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed.

Do you have the skills and qualities to help develop this key cultural institution’s new ten year strategy and brand? Are you passionate about the Museum’s vision of Inspiring People, Changing Lives, and enabling as many people as possible to enjoy and participate in Wales’ national museums? Can you encourage innovation and motivate future generations within Wales’ cultural environment?

Commitment: A minimum commitment of 12 days per year for a 4 year term of office. All trustees are expected to attend four Board meetings per year. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, these have become virtual meetings but it is hoped that in-person meetings will be resumed in 2021.

Travel to Board, Committee, events and other meetings across Wales will be required. For further details and to apply go to the Welsh Government website. For queries contact the Public Appointments Unit on 03000 616095 / 03000 253762 or email publicappointments@gov.wales. A large print, Braille or audio version of this advert can be obtained by request from publicappointments@gov.wales.

Policy and Public Affairs Assistant (Northern Ireland and Wales)

This post was originally posted at NSPCC.org.uk.

Deadline February 1, 2021.

The NSPCC exists to prevent cruelty to children. We are seeking to recruit an exceptional Policy and Public Affairs Assistant (Northern Ireland and Wales) to support the work of the Policy and Public Affairs team in delivering real change and reform in the best interests of children to ensure children in the UK can grow up free from abuse.

At a crucial time for children, the successful candidate will work across the Policy and Public Affairs teams in Wales and Northern Ireland and be responsible for undertaking policy work to achieve the NSPCC’s strategic goals and make a significant contribution to keeping children safe.

You’ll be a strong supporter of the NSPCC’s mission and values and be passionate about preventing abuse. You will have strong organisational, IT and administrative skills and an interest in the policy and political environments of the Welsh Senedd and/or NI Assembly. You will have experience in collecting, analysing and presenting data and findings clearly together with strong written skills with experience in making persuasive, credible arguments.

Join us and you’ll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You’ll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that’ll bring the best out in you. And you’ll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives.

The role is likely to be initially home based due to COVID but it will be based in either the Cardiff or Belfast office.

For more information about the role please contact Natalie.Whelehan@nspcc.org.uk or Cecile.Gwilym@NSPCC.org.uk

More information and to apply.

Applications for the ground-breaking Lead Creative Schools Scheme open

Join thousands of like-minded professionals who are committed to helping learners fulfil their creative potential.

Welsh Government and the Arts Council of Wales are delighted to announce that applications are open once again for the pioneering Lead Creative Schools Scheme, as part of the second phase of Creative learning through the arts – an action plan for Wales.

From today, schools can embark upon a memorable journey that will allow you to explore creativity and bring about fundamental changes in how you work. You will join thousands of like-minded professionals who are committed to helping learners fulfil their creative potential and achieve their best in all areas of learning and development.  

Since the beginning of the programme in 2015, 658 schools have participated in the Lead Creative Schools Scheme with over 1,700 teachers having experienced the benefit of collaborating with creative professionals to explore creative approaches to teaching and learning.

What is the Lead Creative Schools Scheme?

The Lead Creative Schools Scheme provides the opportunity to explore creative approaches to teaching and learning with the support of creative agents and practitioners.

Each project is unique and is designed to help address specific challenges identified in the school’s development plan. In addition, it aims to nurture the creativity of learners, raise attainment aligned to Welsh Government’s priorities and support whole school change to prepare for Curriculum for Wales 2022.

Lead Creative Schools offer – what you can expect:

Becoming a Lead Creative School will support your school to:

  • address your school development priorities
  • bring about transformational approaches to teaching and learning
  • improve outcomes for learners and
  • develop your creativity.

Successful Lead Creative Schools will receive funding to explore:

  • how creativity and creative approaches to teaching and learning can transform learner outcomes and support a change in the learning culture in schools
  • what it really means for young people to be creative and how they know when it is happening
  • what teachers and other creative professionals can do to encourage and develop creativity and
  • how the qualities of a high functioning classroom can support creativity across the whole curriculum

Funding:

Schools will apply to join the Scheme for two academic years receiving a grant of £10,000. After their first year, schools will have to demonstrate they have met the requirements of the Scheme and that they have a clear plan for the next phase of their involvement.

  • Grant funding will pay for your project work over each academic year you are in the Scheme. You will be expected to make a school contribution of 25% of the grant total. This may be met by cash from your school budget and/or other grants and can include the cost of your School Coordinator’s time (up to 10 days) working to support your engagement as a Lead Creative School

 Eligibility criteria:

  • available for any state-maintained schools (Foundation phase – KS4)
  • schools who have not yet participated in the Lead Creative Schools Scheme and
  • any partner schools from Year 3 school to school development programmes, partner schools from Developing Creative Leaders programme and Lead Creative Schools ‘cluster’ schools (2015-2020)
  • Schools that participated in the Lead Creative Schools Scheme online, who have not already participated in the Scheme are also welcomed to apply.

The commitment we expect from schools:

  • supply cover costs you incur when the school coordinator and participating teachers are attending the Lead Creative Schools training and networking events. Training will be delivered over 1 day running from 10 – 20 November (excluding Mondays)
  • allow participating teachers time to plan, evaluate and reflect with all partners and to actively support them to experiment and to teach creatively
  • involve teachers and learners as active partners and co-constructors of learning in planning, delivery and evaluation
  • Demonstrate active support for the Scheme from the headteacher and senior leadership team
  • Use the learning from the project to inform the future School Development Plan

How to apply

Schools should complete the Lead Creative Schools Application Form. The deadline for applications is 17.00 on 7 October 2020.

We will aim to notify schools of our decisions by 4 November.

If you have questions about your application to the Lead Creative School Scheme you can contact us at creative.learning@arts.wales but before doing so you are advised to read the Handbook fully.

Care Leavers paid internship

Care leavers paid internship is one way the Civil Service is showing our commitment to Care Leavers.

Our paid internships are available at two levels: 

  • Administrative Officer (typical salary £17,400 per annum); you will be working in a supporting administrative role with no line management responsibilities, and typically within a team structure.
  • Executive Officer (typical salary £20,000 per annum); you will be involved in problem solving, business planning and policy making within Government. They usually work within a supportive team structure, under the direction of relevant team leaders. They can also hold individual responsibility for pieces of work within a programme or project. Those that apply unsuccessfully for the Executive Officer role may be considered for the Administrative Officer role.

Big Lottery Community fund

National Lottery Awards for All offers funding from £300 to £10,000 to support what matters to people and communities. You can apply if your organisation is a:

  • voluntary or community organisation
  • registered charity
  • constituted group or club
  • not-for-profit company or Community Interest Company
  • social enterprise
  • school
  • statutory body (including town, parish and community council).

National Lottery Awards for All has three funding priorities and you must be able to explain in your application how your project or activity will:​

  • bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities
  • improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
  • enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.
  • You can find out more from the Community Fund website.

Prince’s Trust Cymru Development Awards

Aged 16-30? You could be eligible for a payment, of up to £250 to help you into work, education or volunteering.

Development Awards can help fund:

  • Tools or equipment for your job or qualification e.g. hairdressing kit, carpentry tools, chef’s whites, personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Course and training fees
  • Clothing for interviews or work experience
  • License fees e.g. CSCS card (construction) or SIA license (security)
  • Childcare costs to help single parents access  short term education
  • Transport costs e.g. bus/rail travel to a new job until your first salary payment

For more information: 
Freephone 0800 842 842
Text ‘Call me’ to 07983 385 418
princes-trust.org.uk
info@princes-trust.org.uk