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

Amsterdam University Visit

Amsterdam University conducted a study visit to Alt Valley Community Trust on Tuesday 26th January and it was a huge success! The department of Applied Sciences is conducting a research project into regenerating local areas in Amsterdam and wanted to learn from similar projects in Liverpool. They left feeling energised and inspired and enjoyed their time visiting The Communiversity, Croxteth Sports and Wellbeing Centre, Dovecot MAC and Ellergreen Community Centre. Danielle Forman Assistant Chief Executive commented “We were really pleased Amsterdam University contacted AVCT to arrange a visit and learn more about our model to help revitalise local communities.”

Recruitment to begin for Healthcare Support Course

North Liverpool Community College are pleased to announce that they are recruiting for thier CACHE Level 3 Healthcare Support in the Paediatric Setting course.

The qualification has been developed in partnership with Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust to provide the learner with the knowledge, understanding and skills covering a broad spectrum of care responsibilities in a paediatric setting. The Certificate builds on these themes and covers: communication, infection prevention & control and holistic care & compassion.

The course duration is 5 months, applicants must be aged between 16 and 18 years old. Interested? Please contact Angela at Dovecot MAC on          0151 254 1879 for further information.

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ERDF Funded New Markets 2 Project – Business Advisor

The pioneering Social Enterprise Community Organisation, Alt Valley Community Trust, is seeking to recruit an experienced full-time Business Advisor to its business support team.

Delivering business advice in disadvantaged communities, the Advisor will be an integral part of the team working on this important ERDF business support project across the Liverpool City Region.

The Advisor will support established businesses looking to grow through product/service diversification and new markets. The Advisor will join an established and passionate business support team that wants to make a difference in challenging Communities.

Essential Attributes
Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate:
• Past, current or equivalent SFEDI- standard Business Advisor credentials
• A passion for working with small, growing businesses and making a difference
• A drive to add to the work that’s already changing and regenerating local Communities
• An ability to deliver objectives through individual initiative and team participation on a target driven project
• An ability to deliver business support in either a workshop or one-to-one mode

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

Salary £30,000 depending on experience, with required flexibility to be discussed at time of offer being made.

Fixed term until February 2018, although successful applicants will be offered an initial 3-month probationary period.

CV’s and brief supporting statement should be sent to Danielle Forman, Project Manager, Alt Valley Community Trust, The Communiversity, Altcross Road, Croxteth, Liverpool, L110BS or please send to danielleforman@altvalley.co.uk

Closing date Friday 5th February 2016.

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