Alt Valley Voice Edition 6: July/August 2018

Our newest edition of Alt Valley Voice is now available! Thanks to everyone who contributed, please send any submissions to phillipawilliams@altvalley.co.uk

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Introduction to Make Up Course

Introduction to Make Up starting 12th April

Looking to start career in beauty, or just like experimenting with eyeshadow? Join our FREE 6 week Make Up course at Ellergreen Community Centre!

Message us on Facebook or call 0151 546 5514 for details

International Women’s Day Mindfulness Event

Alt Valley Community Trust hosted a wonderful event on Friday 9th March, in honour of both International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day.

Despite it being a full house, it was a lovely intimate event; the ladies helped themselves to tea, cake, and sandwiches, and chatted away while everyone arrived and made themselves at home!

We were treated to a truly inspiring talk from Life and Mindfulness coach Sue Fitzgerald, who helped us take a closer look at ourselves and show us how strong women can be; as a result of this event, Sue has kindly offered to help some local ladies on their journey of personal growth and success, and help them believe in their own potential.

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Josephine Whittaker stood up to give the story of how she turned her life around – a brilliant and inspirational woman, who is bringing a book out about her journey soon.

This was an event about women empowering women, sharing the things that get us down, and building each other up. We have received some fantastic feedback from the ladies that attended, and hopefully we will be able to do more events like this in the future.

Learner Voice Celebration Event, 28/02/2018

Our Learner Celebration event on 28th February was a chance for students to demonstrate the skills they had gained while on Adult Education courses. Students from the Healthy Cooking course whipped up some vegetable soup and scones for everyone to try, the Creative Writing students showcased the stories and poems they have written, and the Face-painting and Holistic Therapies classes put on demonstrations, as well as there being opportunity to enrol in classes we put on. Whether it be dabbling in make-up, taking the first step towards a qualification in Support Teaching & Learning in Schools, or learning English as a second language, there is something available to enrich the lives of everyone.

We believe that adult education is not only a way to make a difference to people’s lives, but to contribute towards the creation of sustainable communities and neighbourhood transformation. All courses have the potential to progress to a formal qualification, are 100% free, and open to anyone aged 19 and over! For more information, visit the Education and Training section of our website, or call us on 0151 546 5514.

Vacancy: Administrator

 

 

 

The ERDF funded Enterprise Hub Project provides business start-up support to individuals in the disadvantaged Communities of North East Liverpool and across the Liverpool City Region. The Administrator will:

  • Provide high level administration support to the Enterprise Hub team
  • Help to ensure that AVCT delivers an excellent service to individuals interested in starting their own business

Key Attributes

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Excellent time management skills and high levels of accuracy as well as an organised and flexible attitude. Excellent Microsoft office skills especially word and excel and the ability to communicate effectively via email, telephone and letter are vital.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contributing to the achievement of project goals and supporting other team members
  • Maintaining the essential administration and reporting requirements of the ERDF funded Enterprise Hub project

Salary

Salary £17,000 per annum

This is a fixed term contract position until 30th November 2018

Method of Application

CV’s and brief supporting statement should be sent to Danielle Forman, Alt Valley Community Trust, The Communiversity, Altcross Road, Croxteth, Liverpool, L11 0BS by 9th March 2018.

Job Description

Alternatively please email to: danielleforman@altvalley.co.uk

Vacancy: Business Start Up Advisor

 

 

The ERDF funded Enterprise Hub Project provides business start-up support to individuals in the disadvantaged Communities of North East Liverpool and across the Liverpool City Region. The Advisor will have a dual role within the team and the overall project:

  • Recruiting individuals, who may be thinking of entering self- employment or starting a business, to the Alt Valley Business Start Up programme .
  • Advising these individuals on business start-up processes and practices through a combination of workshops and one-to-one sessions.
  • The Advisor will join an established and passionate business support team that wants to make a difference in disadvantaged Communities.

Key Attributes

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Ideally a past or current SFEDI (or equivalent)-standard Business Advisor qualifications
  • A background in client recruitment to similar or related support programmes, through direct and indirect strategies
  • An ability to deliver the project’s objectives through individual initiative and team working, in a target driven and time sensitive framework
  • An ability to deliver business support in either a workshop or one-to-one mode
  • A passion for working with pre-start businesses and making a difference
  • A drive to add to the work that’s already changing and regenerating local Communities
  • Knowledge of and attendance at sub-regional networking events

Key Responsibilities

  • The delivery of fixed ERDF outputs to a pre-agreed phased programme of weekly, monthly and quarterly targets
  • The self-generation and management of a portfolio of clients
  • Contributing to the achievement of team goals and supporting other team members
  • Maintaining the essential administration and reporting requirements of ERDF programmes

Salary

Salary pro rata of fte £30,000 per annum

This is a part time fixed term contract position until 30th November 2018

Method of Application

CV’s and brief supporting statement should be sent to Danielle Forman, Alt Valley Community Trust, The Communiversity, Altcross Road, Croxteth, Liverpool, L11 0BS by 2nd March 2018.

Job Description

Alternatively please email to: danielleforman@altvalley.co.uk

Learner Voice Celebration

On Wednesday 28th February, Alt Valley Communiversity will be hosting an event to illustrate the wide variety of Adult Education courses that are put on across Alt Valley Community Trust, and celebrate the work of those who have completed programmes.
Students from the Healthy Cooking course will be whipping up some soup for everyone to try, the Creative Writing students will be showcasing examples of their writing, and the Face-painting and Holistic Therapies classes with be putting on demonstrations, as well as much more. Whether it be dabbling in make-up or embarking upon a journey into the world of music, taking the first step towards a qualification in Support Teaching & Learning in Schools (STLS), or learning English as a second language (ESOL), the evening will show that there is something available to enrich the lives of everyone.
Come down to the Communiversity at 3:30pm on 28th February to see for yourself what an Adult Education course can offer you, and for the opportunity to enrol on new courses, such as Introduction to Make Up, Introduction to STLS, Nail Technician Courses and more. All courses have the potential to progress to a formal qualification, are 100% free, and open to anyone aged 19 and over!

The Communiversity – Update

Due to the funeral of David, our highly respected and long serving Estates Manager, The Communiversity will be closed on Wednesday 31st January as a mark of respect.

The building will reopen on Thursday 01st February from 8am.