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Job Vacancy Full time “Engaging Rural Communities” Support Officer

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Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN) in partnership with Community Organisations of South Tyrone Area (COSTA)

Support Officer – “Engaging Rural Communities”

Full time 35 hours (excl mealtimes) for 13 months (June 2019 to July 2020)

Salary: NJC SCP pt 23 to 25: £26,999 – £28,785 p.a. Location:

CWSAN offices Magherafelt and in Stewartstown with outreach across Mid Ulster

Key Purpose: The successful candidate will engage up to 20 rural communities across Mid-Ulster providing direct facilitation and support to Building Positive Relations and engaging communities in Peace and Reconciliation cross community activities. The post holder will be expected to participate in activities and meetings outside normal office hours equivalent to min 3 evenings per week and other times including Saturdays as required to meet the needs of the project.

Essential skills will include: Degree or equivalent professional qualification plus a minimum of 3 years’ full-time experience in field of either community development, health, rural development or related project delivery. Have access to transport to fulfil the requirements of the post.

N.B. This list is not exhaustive, please see Personnel Specifications

For further information and an Application Pack please contact:

Network Officer – (COSTA) Tel: 028 855 56880 or Email: info.costa@btconnect.com

Closing date: Wednesday 1st May 2019 at 3.00pm

Please note: Late applications will not be considered

NB: Interviews will take place Wednesday 15th / 16th May 2019

CWSAN strives towards Equal Opportunities Employment.

Job Opportunities – NICHI POST Full Time

NICHI – Job Application Form – April 2019

NICHI – Job Description – April 2019

Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network (CWSAN) in partnership with    Community organisations of South Tyrone Area (COSTA),  wish to recruit for the following position

Project Officer: Networks Involving Communities in Health Improvement

Full-time:        35 hours (excl mealtimes) per week for 10 months (June 2019 – March 2020)             (Possible extension beyond March if programme monies become available)

Salary:            NJC SCP pt 26 to 28:  £29,636- £31,371 p.a. (pro rata)

Location:        CWSAN offices based in Magherafelt and in Stewartstown with outreach across Mid Ulster and Coleraine area

 

Key Purpose:

To strengthen links between PHA and local communities in order to support local communities, through a community development approach, to address health and social wellbeing issues and reduce health inequalities through signposting, building capacity and strengthening local accountability to develop healthy, sustainable communities and health champions. The post holder will be expected to participate in activities and meetings outside normal office hours equivalent to min 2 evenings per week and other times including Saturdays as required to meet the needs of the project.

 

Essential skills will include:

  • Degree or equivalent professional qualification.+ a minimum of 3 years experience in field of either health, youth work, community development or project delivery
  • Demonstrate understanding of determinants of health and well-being.
  • Demonstrate understanding of evidenced based health promotion approaches.
  • Demonstrate understanding of policies and strategies which affect health promotion
  • Demonstrate understanding of community development approaches.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to assess health and well-being information, needs and outcomes.
  • Experience of multi-sectoral and partnership working, working on own initiative and as part of team in project delivery.
  • Experience of contributing to performance measurement.
  • Competency in IT skills with experience of using computer software packages & systems to include Excel, publisher, Word, Web/internet, Power point
  • Have access to transport to fulfil the requirements of the post

 

N.B.  This list is not exhaustive, please see Personnel Specification.

 

  • Form of transport: For this post a current full driving license (valid for use in NI) and access to a car on appointment. This Criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Board which will permit full duties of the post.

 

For further information and an Application Pack please contact:

 

Network Officer(COSTA)

President Grant’s Homestead, 45 Dergenagh Road, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, BT70 1TW.

 

Tel: 028 855 56880 or Email: info.costa@btconnect.com

 

 

Closing date: Wednesday 1st May 2019 at 3.00pm

Please note: Late applications will not be considered

 

NB:  Interviews will take place Wednesday 15th / 16th May 2019

 

CWSAN strives towards Equal Opportunities Employment.

CWSAN PRIVACY NOTICE

 

Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network, (CWSAN) is a local Rural Community Support network company ltd by guarantee and with charitable status. We provide advice and support on community and rural development and which deliver Community projects and programmes largely focusing in the Mid Ulster area.  We sometimes use the descriptive “the Mid Ulster Community Network or MUCN”. We are managed by a voluntary Board of Directors elected from our member groups and we currently employ seven staff.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  This privacy notice explains why we collect information from people and how we use it.  We are both a data controller and a data processor in the context of the General Data Protection Regulations which comes into effect in May 2018.  Our registered office address is The Crieve Centre , Stewartstown, Co Tyrone BT71 5HY.

 

What Personal Information Do We Collect?

Personal information we collect may include:  your name; address; telephone number; email address; and postcode.  We may also collect the following for Board and staff members:  date of birth and National Insurance number.  CWSAN collects information when you register with us, place a booking for, or access a grant, information or service.

 

Bases and Purposes of Processing

We outline below the different basis upon which we process personal information collected from different categories of individuals and the purpose of the processing.

If you are a service user (and/or a member beneficiary of our advice and support we will collect and process personal information from you on the basis of legitimate interest.  We have identified our legitimate interest as providing you with the advice, support and related service you have requested and which is within our remit and function as an advice giving charity.  We only collect the personal data of the people who have requested our service in order to provide it and we will use your personal data only as you might reasonably expect us to.  This may include contacting you by letter; email; or telephone about your advice case and/or other planning and related matters.  We will not share your personal data with any other organisation.  We undertake ongoing research on the effectiveness of and demand for our advice services – we thus retain historical data on our support work but your identifiable personal information does not feature in this, only the support subject matter.

If you are member of our Board of Directors we will collect and process personal information from you on the basis of legal obligation.  The purpose of this processing is charity governance and it is a regulatory requirement for us to provide some personal information to a range of bodies including HMRC; the Charity Commission NI and Companies House.

If you are an employee we will collect and process personal information from you on the basis of the contract of employment you have with us.  The purpose of the processing will include training, payroll and other personnel functions.  Recipients of employee personal data will include HMRC, pension providers and funders.

If you apply for a job with us (a job applicant) we will process the personal information you provide on the basis that you might soon enter into a contract with us as an employee.  The purpose of the processing is to contact you about the vacancy, progress your application and to assess your suitability for the post.  Only our staff and recruitment panel (upon which our Board of Directors is represented) will have access to this data and it will not be shared with anyone else.   We will destroy all job applicants’ personal information and job applications six months after the recruitment exercise has ended.

 

Retention Schedule

We will retain personal information for as long as is required by law or for as long we consider it necessary for our legitimate business purposes.

 

Technical and Organisational Security Measures

Personal information we collect from you is stored either: (a) in hard copy or electronic format at our registered office or (b) in the cloud (via Microsoft Office 365 or Salesforce CRM).

Only CWSAN staff (and partners staff) or CWSAN Board of Directors have access to and are authorised to view and process your personal information.  Access to any of our cloud data is by named licenced user only and will be password protected.  Our data is hosted in a secure environment that uses a firewall and other advanced technology to prevent interference or access from outside intruders.

Website: We may use a technology called “cookies” as part of a normal business procedure to streamline the functionality of our website. A cookie is an element of data that our website sends to your web browser which is then stored on your system. The website also uses cookies to perform anonymous analysis and reporting on usage which we use to improve our website content to better serve our visitors.

 

 

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT – PMH EW & SP GRANTS NOW OPEN

 NORTHERN AREA

**** NOW CLOSED ****Community Based Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants available in MidUlster

 

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network facilitate this process.

 

As such the Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network is inviting community and voluntary sector organisations to apply for non-recurring awards to address the outlined themes.

 

Grants are available at the level of £1,000 per projectApplications may be considered for more strategic projects over £1,000 limit dependent on evidence of need and availability of resources (Please see GUIDANCE NOTES).  Groups with a total income over £100,000 will not be considered.

 

Applications will be assessed on the potential to improve health and wellbeing and on the ability to complete the work by the end of February 2019, including evaluation, by mid-March 2019. Dates for applications are as follows:

 

  • Monday 9th April 2018 – open for applications
  • Monday 14th May 2018 at 12noon – close for applications

 

Small Grant Scheme aims:

 

  • Promote awareness of issues around mental health problems:
  • Encourage communities to be pro-active in promoting positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide
  • To build sustainable resilient communities through positive collaboration of organisations/groups
  • Promote innovative interventions/programmes that promote positive mental health and emotional well-being, and tackle the contributing factors of self-harm and suicide

 

Applications also should promote protective factors and build resilience, including e.g. early intervention, emotional wellbeing awareness work, increasing the capacity for self help and measures to improve quality of life.

 

For further information, guidance and examples of evidence based practice, along with support to develop a relevant programme, contact Denise Doherty, Suicide Prevention Development Officer, denise @cwsan.org or 07540 969623/ 028 79 634865

 

 

Closing Date for Applications: Monday14th May 2017 at 12noon

 

Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network Promoting Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Small Grants Scheme is funded through the Public Health Agency and is delivering in Midulster (Cookstown & Magherafelt only)

Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Training Calendar 2017/2018

 

Understanding Self Harm – Facilitated by ZEST

9.30 – 4.30 p.m  Sept 27th 2017 – Lurach Centre  Maghera

9.30 – 4.30 p.m  Feb 17th 2018 – Cookstown Enterprise Agency

Anger Management Training  – Facilitated by ZEST For Life

9.30 – 4.30 p.m September 28th 2017 – Involve House  Magherafelt

Mental Health First Aid 2 Day Training 

9.30 – 4.30  p.m 5th & 6th October 2017 – Learning Lodge Magherafelt

Bereavement Awareness Training – Facilitated by Cruse

9.30 – 1.00 p.m November 13th 2017 – Involve House  Magherafelt

Child Bereavement Awareness Training – Facilitated by Barnardos

2.00 – 4.30 p.m November 13th 2017 – Involve House  Magherafelt

All courses are free kindly funded by the PHA

Booking essential contact Denise Doherty 028 7963 4865 – denise@cwsan.org

Mental Health Small Grants 20178/2018 – Closed

Closing Date 31/07/2017 – 12 Noon

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network to facilitate this process.
As such the Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network is inviting community and voluntary sector organisations to apply for non-recurring awards to address the outlined themes.
Grants are available at the level of £1,000 per project. Applications may be considered for more strategic projects over £1,000 limit dependent on evidence of need and availability of resources (PLEASE READ GUIDANCE NOTES). Groups with a total income over £100,000 will not be considered.
For further details please contact:

Denise Doherty
Cookstown and Western Shores Area Community Network, 
T 028 79 634865 
E denise@cwsan.org
(Please note offices will be clsoed 10/07/17 -14/07/17) inclusive

 

The Public Health Agency (PHA) has identified non-recurring funding to address the themes of Suicide Prevention, Self- Harm, Mental Health & Emotional Well-Being and have commissioned Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network to facilitate this process.

As such the Cookstown and Western Shores Area Network is inviting community and voluntary secor organisations to apply for non-recurring awards to address the outlined themes.

Grants are available at the level of £1,000 per project.  Applications may be considered for more strategic projects over £1,000 limit dependent on evidence of need and availability of resources (PLEASE READ GUIDANCE NOTES). Groups with a total income over £100,000 will not be considered.

Email denise@cwsan.org to obtain an application pack.

 

 

Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Training 2016/2017

Dementia Awareness – Facilitated by Alzheimer Society 

9.30 – 4.30 p.m  23rd November 2016 – Learning Lodge Magherafelt

Understanding Self Harm – Facilitated by ZEST

9.30 – 4.30 p.m  Sept 15th 2016 – Lurach Centre  Maghera

9.30 – 4.30 p.m  Oct 14th 2016 – Involve House  Magherafelt

9.30 – 4.30 p.m March 7th 2017 – Crieve Centre Stewartstown

Bereavement Awareness Training – Facilitated by Cruse

9.30 – 1.00 p.m November 17th 2016 – Involve House  Magherafelt

Child Bereavement Awareness Training – Facilitated by Barnardos

2.00 – 2.03 p.m November 17th 2016 – Involve House  Magherafelt

All courses are free kindly funded by the PHA

Booking essential contact Denise Doherty 028 7963 4865 – denise@cwsan.org

FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT – SMALL GRANTS SCHEME ‘Understanding Health Matters’ (NICHI PROJECT) 2016/17 – NOW CLOSED

The Networks Involving Communities in Health Improvement (NICHI) Project is now inviting applications to its small grants scheme for innovative projects that promote health literacy within communities.  The scheme is open to community and voluntary groups that operate within the areas of the Northern area – Antrim, Carrickfergus, Newtownabbey, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Moyle, Larne, Cookstown, Magherafelt & Coleraine.

Grants of up to £1000 are available for projects that promote health literacy within communities, with particular focus to ensure people are better informed to make healthier choices and increase the understanding of a wide range of issues contributing to poor health and wellbeing.  NICHI particularly welcomes proposals which target the top 30% most disadvantaged Super Output Areas in the PHA Northern Locality.

The fund is open for applications from Tuesday 21st June until Thursday 19th July 2016. Please contact your local Network (details below) for an application pack which will provide further information on who can apply and what can be funded.

For groups in Cookstown, Magherafelt & Coleraine, download an application pack at www.cwsan.org or contact Cookstown & Western Shores Area Network (Ann Marie McStocker) on 028 87738845 or email annmarie.nichi@live.co.uk

For groups in Antrim, Newtownabbey & Carrickfergus, contact South Antrim Community Network (Pamela Davis) on 028 9447 8645 or email pamela@southantrimcommunitynetwork.org

For groups in Ballymena, Ballymoney, Larne & Moyle, contact North Antrim Community Network (Veronica McKinley) on 02821 772100 or email health@nacn.org

The NICHI Small Grants Scheme is supported by funding from the Public Health Agency. It is separate from and in addition to the recently advertised Grants Scheme for Promoting Mental and Emotional Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention.

COOKSTOWN & WESTERN SHORES AREA NETWORK (CWSAN)

 

COOKSTOWN & WESTERN SHORES AREA NETWORK (CWSAN)

Will hold its

Annual General Meeting

in

Tirgan Community Centre, Tirgan Road, Moneymore

on Wednesday 25th May 2016 at 7.30 pm

 Member Groups are requested to attend

 Buffet to follow AGM proceedings

CWSAN acknowledges core funding from DARD through the Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation Programme.