Job Title: Community Connector
Project: Welcome/Laskavo Prosimo
Reports: Communities & People
Salary: £22,000 pro rata (16 hrs per week) Mon – Fri
Location: Cedarwood, North Tyneside, NE29 7QT
Contract: 12 months Fixed Term
Requirement: Fluent in Ukrainian and English
Cedarwood is a Charity dedicated to improving the quality of lives for residents living in North Shields and the wider Northeast region. In the last four years we have become a lead innovator in supporting people to become empowered to access health, wellbeing, social, and leisure activities, and to take a step into education, training, and employment. We strive to help make North Shields an inclusive community.
By actively listening to the community, we have identified a need to provide Ukrainian settlers (from the Homes for Ukraine Scheme) with support to help them further their transition to British and local culture, specifically the place and people of our region.
A key element of this role is to deliver activities that provide cultural connectivity with Ukrainian traditions to ensure these traditions are kept alive for the current and future generations of Ukrainian settlers.
If you are seeking a role that has the potential to be a key support service for the communities in our region. If you have the skills to motivate, encourage and empathise with people, then this may be the role for you.
To apply for this role, please contact email@example.com for an application pack.
This post is funded by the Watkin Family Fund via the Community Foundation, to who we give grateful thanks for their support. Without it, Cedarwood would not be able to respond to emerging community needs.
Closing date: Friday 15th September 2023 at 11:00am. If you have not been contacted 3 weeks after this date, you have been unsuccessful in your application.
Today is the ‘National Day for Play’, celebrated every year on the first Wednesday in August, which is the 2nd August 2023. It’s all about recognising children’s right to play and the important role it plays in their development.
This year’s theme is ‘playing on a shoestring – making every day an adventure’. We want to use this as an opportunity to encourage children and families to play at low or no cost, using different resources and their imagination.
To mark the occasion, North Tyneside’s Children’s Council have developed their own ‘How to Play’ guide, full of ideas to help children play on a shoestring. DOWNLOAD HERE.
On the 2nd August, we are inviting families across the borough to come out and play. There will be free fruit and play facilitators at the Rising Sun Country Park from 10am – 2pm, along with copies of the How to Play guide.
We are encouraging everyone to get involved by putting on your own activities and promoting the day. However, you decide to mark the occasion, tag them on Facebook @NTParticipation with your photos and top tips for play, using the hashtag #PlayingonaShoestring and #Playday2023.
If you have any activities on, please let us know so that we can advertise them as part of the campaign. We have attached the children’s council booklet and a poster and would appreciate your help in circulating these.