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JOB VACANCY – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORKER (HEALTH & WELLBEING)

Full time 37.5 hrs/wk. up to 31 March 2023 initially, Salary circa £19,000 pa

To act as the lead worker and named point of contact for local community groups in helping develop community led health and wellbeing services in the Stocksbridge & Upper Don People Keeping Well Partnership area.

This will include capacity building support to community groups, creating a strong community network, identifying gaps in provision, developing appropriate responses, promoting and sharing best practices and encouraging partnership & collaboration.

Key to this is developing community volunteer opportunities through a proactive training and development programme.

Application form, job description and person specification can be obtained by downloading from our web site, www.stocksbridgeclc.co.uk

or emailing to reception@stocksbridgeclc.co.uk

Send your completed applications and/or CV with covering letter by post to:

Chief Executive, 4SLC Trust, Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre, Moorland Drive, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1EG   –   Or by email to:  reception@stocksbridgeclc.co.uk

CLOSING DATE 27th April 2021

Click here for the Job Description – Community Development Worker 

Click here for the Person Specification – Community Development Worker

Click here for the Job Application Form – Community Development Worker (Health & Wellbeing)

 

 

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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 12TH APRIL

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY SPORTS SESSIONS
WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY 12TH APRIL.
FOR AGES 8-12 YEARS (MULTI SPORTS AND FUN SWIM)
AND
AGES 13 – 16 (GYM AND SPORT)
All sessions MUST be booked via email to Lee on email at sdo@stocksbridgeclc.co.uk
or for more information please contact the Centre on 0114 2883792
*All sessions are free to children who access free school meals
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HAVE YOUR SAY – PLAY YOUR WAY!

Have Your Say, Play Your Way!

If you are female, aged 16 and above and live in the areas of Sheffield & Rotherham, we invite you to ‘Have Your Say, Play Your Way’. To do this, we are asking you to take part in a survey https://bit.ly/3kIhNdW and possibly a conversation with us around what your perfect activity or football session would look like.

With our recent announcement of newly appointed Women’s Recreational Football Officer comes an exciting opportunity to build up the foundations of female recreational football in the area. We are looking to support existing football sessions to help get more people involved, as well as work with the community to create sessions that females want to take part in.

The key to making that happen is being able to hear the voices of the community and the females that would be taking part in the sessions. To do this we created, ‘Have Your Say, Play Your Way’, and over the next month we will be working with partners, the community and using social media to spread the word about the consultation that we are doing.

By taking part in the survey you are increasing the likelihood that there will be a session put on near you, that works for you and is essentially ‘your perfect session’. You will also be in with the chance to win £50 worth of vouchers for a store/s of your choice.

You can find the survey here https://bit.ly/3kIhNdW and we ask that you share it with your female friends, family and colleagues so that we can really reach a variety of different women.

If you would be interested in leading a recreational session or joining a current session, please get in touch with Sara on Sara.Harnett@SheffieldFA.com or 07805 683784.

 

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CENTRE RE-OPENING ON 12TH APRIL 2021

Dear Member / Customer
We hope this latest update finds you safe, well and looking forward to better times ahead!
Despite being closed, there has been plenty going on behind the scenes and following the announcement of the Government ‘road map’ out of COVID, we wanted to outline our plans going forward.

RE-OPENING AFTER LOCKDOWN

We now have a re-opening date – 12th APRIL 2021
This means we can re-open all our facilities again, but still operating under strict Covid guidelines i.e, wearing facemasks inside the building, maintaining social distancing, regular hand washing and sanitisation.

Pre Booking in advance for all sessions is still essential to ensure your place is reserved and you avoid disappointment.  Staff are available from Tuesday 6th – Friday 9th April between 9am – 5 pm to accept phone calls for booking of sessions and taking payments. 

Unfortunately, we will not be able to re-open Oxley’s Café until the later phase from 17th May 2021, so it will be vending machines only until then. In addition, we will be unable to recommence adult indoor sport and exercise classes until then, but that does mean all our other activities should be ok to go ahead.
Although schools returned on 8th March, we have been unable to restart school swimming due to refurbishment work on the pool heat exchangers – so our pools will not be ready and up to temperature until 12th April, after the Easter break.
Our swimming lessons will also be recommencing from 12th April. Those parent who paid for their block starting January will have all unused lessons credited to their next block so no one loses out.
Like many other businesses, we have done all we can to save money throughout the closure, securing Covid business support grants, utilising the government furlough scheme and switching all heating off in the building including both swimming pools.
We have been closed for almost 9 out of the last 12 months so we are looking forward to seeing all our friends and customers returning to us soon!!!

WORK CONTINUES ON NEXT PHASE OF LEISURE CENTRE IMPROVEMENTS

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT CONSTRUCTION WORK WILL STILL BE ONGOING WHEN WE RE-OPEN SO TAKE CARE WHEN ENTERING AND LEAVING THE CENTRE.
The area is fenced off and secure to ensure all our customers are safe and the main car park will be open to users. There is customer access along the front of the building (well signposted) taking you to the main entrance and ramp.
This is part of the further improvements being made in partnership with Sheffield City Council to both Stocksbridge Leisure Centre and Oxley Park through the Towns Fund ‘Accelerated Programme’. The investment is being used to create a new adventure playground in the park which will link to a new outdoor seating and toddler play area outside the Centre’s new Oxley’s Cafe, with improvements to access routes and landscaping and an upgrade to the car and cycle parking at the centre.
Work is being undertaken by contractors EC Surfacing Ltd and Kompan Ltd and is expected to be completed by the summer.
This investment comes on top of the fantastic news the Stocksbridge Towns Fund bid to transform the local area has been approved by the Government, awarding a sum of £24.1m
As well as a second phase of improvements to the Leisure Centre the wide range of projects outlined in the Towns fund bid also includes:
  • Improvements to walking and cycle trails.
  • A major redevelopment of part of Manchester Road including a new library and community facilities.
  • Public realm improvements to the Manchester Road area as well as better links to other parts of the town.
  • A post 16 hub at Stocksbridge High School.
  • A new local community bus network.
  • New community sport facilities.
The programme is prioritising investment which will attract new businesses and job opportunities to the town and responds to the key issues and concerns that local residents raised about connectivity, opportunities and regeneration through the public consultation process.
For more details about the Towns Fund projects and the proposals outlined in the bid visit the website www.welcometostocksbridge.co.uk

STOCKSBRIDGE & UPPER DON VALLEY – PEOPLE KEEPING WELL PARTNERSHIP

As the lead body for the above, we are developing closer links with our community to ensure financial resources allocated to the area are targeted effectively. As part of this process, a great new partnership has been developed with community groups and organisations in the Oughtibridge, Worrall and Wharncliffe Side areas, linking with those in Stocksbridge & Deepcar. We are delighted to be working with the HOWWL group, who have been doing fantastic work in those areas, supporting residents suffering mental health issues, loneliness, food shortage and other general issues by mobilising volunteers to assist with food donations and deliveries, financial donations, prescription delivery, buddy system etc.
Their ambition to see the whole valley connected, fits well with the aims and ambitions of the wider People Keeping Well partnership and so together, a new PKW facebook group called Connecting Our Steel Valley is now operating. All community organisations and individual residents can join, aimed at connecting people with help, volunteers, local services and community grants to improve peoples lives. There are also regular monthly zoom meetings where members can join in discussions, raise issues and share information.

BIG BIKE REVIVAL

On Saturday 6th Feb, we ran our first Big Bike Revival event at the Cock Inn, Oughtibridge. This enabled anyone with a bicycle in need of repair or general maintenance to have this carried out by a qualified bicycle technician FREE OF CHARGE. We had 8 parents and children use the service enabling them all to return to cycling and the physical benefits of this exercise.
Our second BBR event on 20th Feb at the Blue Ball, Wharncliffe Side, proved equally as popular with a full day of free repairs. Two further events will be held in Stocksbridge & Deepcar later in the Spring.
Anyone interested in booking their bike in for a free service should contact Lee Hible on sdo@stocksbridgeclc.co.uk
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WORK STARTS ON FIRST PHASE OF LEISURE CENTRE IMPROVEMENTS

Work got underway this week on major improvements to the Stocksbridge Leisure Centre and Oxley Park as part of an investment in the area through the Towns Fund project.

The Government announced in September last year that the town would receive an additional £500,000 as part of the Towns Fund programme to promote regeneration and economic development.

The investment will be used to create an outdoor seating and toddler play area which will link the new Stocksbridge Leisure Centre café to Oxley Park. There will also be improvements to access routes and landscaping and an upgrade to the car and cycle  parking at the centre.

Work started on the project this week with contractors EC Surfacing Ltd and Kompan Ltd moving on to site – the work is expected to take three months to complete.

This investment comes as the wider ambitious bid for up to £25 million of funding to transform the local area has been submitted to the Government for approval.

As well as a second phase of improvements to the Leisure Centre the wide range of projects outlined in the Towns fund bid also includes:

  • Improvements to walking and cycle trails
  • A major redevelopment of part of Manchester Road including a new library and community facilities
  • Public realm improvements to the Manchester Road area as well as better links to other parts of the town
  • A post 16 hub at Stocksbridge High School
  • A new local community bus network

The Towns Fund Board is co-chaired by Mark Dransfield, managing director of Dransfield Properties and the local MP Miriam Cates, and is made up of stakeholders and local business representatives as well as officers from Sheffield City Council and Cllr Julie Grocutt representing both Sheffield City Council and Stocksbridge Town Council.

The bid is aimed at prioritising investment which will attract new businesses and job opportunities to the town and responds to the key issues and concerns that local residents raised about connectivity, opportunities and regeneration through the public consultation process.

Graham Silverwood, from the Community Leisure Centre Trust and Chair of the Town’s Fund Health and Leisure Sub Committee said: “We are delighted to see work started on this project at the Leisure Centre so soon.

“We would like to thank everyone who has helped to get these fantastic improvements from the concept stage to the contactors starting on site this month in such a short amount of time.  This project is going to make a huge difference to the whole community.”

The bid for £25 million investment was submitted at the end of January and the board expect to have an update on the outcome later in the spring.

Mark Dransfield said: “The Towns Fund board has submitted an extremely strong bid which will make a huge difference to the town and deliver a number of truly transformational projects in Stocksbridge.”

For more details about the Towns Fund projects and the proposals outlined in the bid visit the website www.welcometostocksbridge.co.uk

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