Lawrence Kenwright returns to Alt Valley Business Network!

Guest speaker at the May meeting of the Alt Valley Business Network was Liverpool Businessman and Entrepreneur Lawrence Kenwright of Signature Living Group

The meeting attracted an audience of some 40 members and guests who listened keenly to how Lawrence has built his hotel and leisure empire and continues to attract investment to new developments throughout the country. Lawrence is a passionate scouser and believes earnestly in wherever possible sourcing his specialist resources locally.

Members took advantage of the opportunity to meet Lawrence first hand and briefly introduce their services.

Alt Valley Business Network meets every month, usually on the last Friday for its breakfast meeting. If you are interested in becoming a member of the network; please call Kayleigh on 0151 546 5514.

FREE Music Taster Sessions are Back!

AVCT are pleased to announce that FREE music tatser sessions are returning in June 2016. Taster sessions will run for 5 weeks; from Wednesday 15th June 2016, with progression on to a Level 1 qualification. These sessions are aimed at people 16+ who are interested in a career in music. For more information please call Stephen Turner on 0151 546 5514.

Work placement opportunity at Lifestyles Walton

Lifestyles Walton currently have a 6 month work placement vacancy for anyone who is aged between 18 to 27 with an interest in sports, health and wellbeing. Lifestyles Walton is a popular facility within its community and its facilities and classes are used by over 1500 users a week. The centre is looking for someone who has, or is looking to obtain gym and coaching qualifications and is also keen to take coached classes.

Job title: Sports and Wellbeing Instructor

Location: Walton, Liverpool

Hours: 35 per week

Salary: National Minimum Wage for age

Job Type: Temporary full time (6 months)

Person specification

 Prior experience

  • Participates in sport
  • Experience of working with the public

Interests

  • Various Sports
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Keeping fit

 Skills/abilities

  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to attain coaching qualifications
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Evidence of numeracy and literacy skills
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively
  • Interpersonal skills

 Commitment

  • Able to work shifts
  • Willing to learn new skills

 Other

  • This post is subject to a Standard Disclosure
  • Flexibility and a willingness to work unsociable hours

To apply then please send your CV to lifestyles@altvalley.co.uk

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FREE Music Taster Sessions at AVCT

AVCT is running FREE music taster sessions as part of the BBC’s Get Creative Day. Join Peter Hooton and Steve Grimes from The Farm and have a bash on the drums or try your hand at guitar. If DJ-ing is more your thing… DJ Robin Jackson (Creamfields/Café Del Mar) will be on the decks.

Come along and give it a go. Sessions will run this SATURDAY 2nd APRIL at 10.30-1.00pm. Young people aged 14 and over are welcome to come along. There will also be a live performance in the CAFE at 12pm…

Just turn up on the day or call Paula Currie on 0151 546 5514 to reserve your place!

Home – A Play about Norris Green

AVCT’s Love Acting adult and youth drama groups performed their new play Home to a packed audience at Ellergreen Community Centre on Friday 18th March.

The play is based on stories gathered from the local community and tells the story of a house in Norris Green and all the people who have ever lived there. It’s a funny, moving, dramatisation which helps to bring Norris Green’s history to life.

Due to overwhelming demand they have scheduled another performance at De La Salle Academy on Wednesday 23 March at 7pm.

Call Liz Lewis on 0151 546 5514 to book your ticket for an unforgettable evening!

London Metropolitan University Visit

AVCT welcomed students and staff from London Metropolitan University on Friday 26th February 2016. The group were representatives from The Society of Sociology and Community Development who came to explore aspects of Community Well-Being. Positive evaluations from the day resulted in requests for further links between AVCT and the University so we look forward to establishing networking opportunities in the near future.

Job Vacancy: Supervisor

Neighbourhood Services Company Ltd is looking to appoint an experienced Supervisor to work on the Access to Work Project: which provides supported work placements for City Region residents facing barriers to employment. It is part funded by ESF and YEI.
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Full time position: 37 hours
Full job description can be requested by emailing natalie.mason@nscliverpool.co.uk and applications via Curriculum Vitae and supporting statement to NSC c/o Natalie Mason, Larkin’s Farm, School Lane, Knowsley, L34 9EN. Deadline for applications is noon on 23rd February 2016.

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Job Vacancy: Finance Assistant

Job Vacancy: Finance Assistant
Neighbourhood Services Company Ltd is looking to appoint an experienced Finance Assistant to work on the Access to Work Project: which provides supported work placements for City Region residents facing barriers to employment. It is part funded by ESF and YEI.
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Full time position: 37 hours
Full job description can be requested by emailing natalie.mason@nscliverpool.co.uk and applications via Curriculum Vitae and supporting statement to NSC c/o Natalie Mason, Larkin’s Farm, School Lane, Knowsley, L34 9EN. Deadline for applications is noon on 23rd February 2016.

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Alt Valley Announce the Takeover of Ellergreen Community Centre

Alt Valley Community Trust are pleased to announce the takeover of Ellergreen Community Centre.

The centre which is built in the heart of Norris Green was opened as a multiuse Community Centre in April 2000. It was until recent years a hive of activity offering a range of services. Unfortunately due to cuts in funding and service reviews the centre was no longer sustainable and was facing closure. Alt Valley Community Trust were approached by Liverpool City Council and asked to take over the running of the centre, as we have a successful track record of taking over and turning round other centres that were up for closure. The transfer was completed on the 18th January 2016.

The centre is currently home to a number of organisations including Ellergreen Nursery and Early Years Centre (preschool nursery for children 3 to 5 years), Ellergreen Out of School and Creche, Kinship Carers, Norris Green Community Alliance and Ellergreen Young Peoples Project.

Sharon Lee, Centre Manager says; “It’s Alt Valley’s aim to bring Ellergreen back to life and make it into a real Community Hub where residents of all ages will be welcome to come along, join in activities and have a real sense of belonging. Our staff have been working hard over the past few months building relationships with existing tenants and supporting them in any way that we can.”

Alt Valley will relaunch the Ellergreen Community Centre on 18th February 2016 11am – 3pm. There will be a number of organisations in attendance on the day offering a wealth of information and services for all. The event is an open door event and everybody will receive a warm and friendly welcome, so why not pop along and find out what’s going on in your community.

Watch this space for more news about our brilliant new centre!

Half Term – Kids Activity Week

February Half Term is due to begin on Monday; therefore AVCT have put together an exciting Activity Week for kids. Activities include a variety of sports as well as a Roller Disco mid week; this will all take place in Croxteth Sports and Wellbeing Centre. These sessions are aged for kids aged 8 & above, the cost is £2.50 for the day, kids must bring a pack lunch as well as suitable clothing. So, why not get your kids out of the home, away from thier gadgets and mixing with others? For more information please call the Centre Manager Colly Whitty on 0151 548 3421.

Monday – Friday: 10am – 12pm
Kwik Cricket
Badminton
Football
Rounders
Arts & Crafts

Monday – Friday: 1pm – 3:30pm
Fun Football League

Wednesday: 12pm – 1pm
Roller Disco – Children are more than welcome to bring thier own roller boots