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Charity seeks five full-time ‘Community Organisers’

Posted on Friday 25th January 2013 at 9:26 am by SH (Editor)

Southern Brooks Community Partnership.

Local charity Southern Brooks Community Partnership (SBCP) has announced the availability of five full-time ‘Community Organiser’ posts from 1st April 2013.

Working with CVS South Gloucestershire and Chase & Kingsforest Community Project, SBCP is taking part in a national scheme to “listen” to 500 local residents over the next 12 months. They have opportunities for five full-time posts, working for between 30 and 35 hours a week at £8.50/hour.

The appointments will be for 51 weeks from 1st April and the successful applicants will be hosted by SBCP.

You will need to be passionate about communities and believe that local people can be the catalyst for change. You will receive comprehensive training and support and work as part of a small team of Community Organisers. You will need to be able to commit to attending a three-day residential and to be able to work flexible working hours, including evenings and weekends.

Opportunities exist for working in Patchway, Filton, Bradley Stoke, Yate and Kingswood.

There may be the opportunity to extend the roles beyond the initial 51 weeks, subject to funding.

The closing date is 9am on Monday 18th February and applications need to be submitted by application form (no CVs) available from the Jobs page of the SBCP website (or ring 01454 868570).

An information session is being held on Tuesday 5th February from 5pm to 7pm at Coniston Community Centre, which will allow potential applicants to find out more about the roles.

Shortlisted candidates will need to attend an assessment day during the week commencing 4th March, for which expenses will be paid.

Related link: Jobs in Patchway and Cribbs Causeway (The Journal)

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Aztec West careers fair to help people into work

Posted on Monday 14th May 2012 at 3:47 pm by SH (Editor)

Edge Church Bristol Campus, 1160 Park Avenue, Aztec West, Bristol.

Bristol and South Gloucestershire residents who are battling to find their next job are being offered help at a careers fair being held in North Bristol tomorrow (Tuesday 15th May).

Merlin Housing Society is working with a host of local organisations to arrange the fair at The Edge Church, 1160 Park Avenue, Aztec West Business Park [BS32 4TL, map], from 12 noon to 7pm. The day will include a wide range of opportunities including information on apprenticeships, CV writing, and volunteering. There’ll also be the chance for people to chat with employers and recruiters to find out what vacancies they currently have.

Merlin’s Community Investment Manager Jen Griffiths said:

“We’re committed to improving our communities and the lives of the people who live in them and helping people back into employment is an important part of this. Times are tough and we wanted to give people a chance to learn new skills or find out what options are out there.”

“This is a great chance for people of all ages to come and have a look at what is on offer locally. By learning how to improve their interview technique, picking up new skills from a demonstration or by finding out what opportunities are out there, this event could make a real difference to anyone who is looking for work.”

Merlin will be running workshops on preparing for interviews plus plumbing, and carpentry demonstrations.

More: List of organisations attending the careers fair »

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Co-operative to create new legal services jobs at Aztec West

Posted on Thursday 12th January 2012 at 4:30 pm by SH (Editor)

Aztec West Business Park, Patchway, Bristol

The Co-operative Group has announced today that it is bringing scores of new legal services jobs to its headquarters in the Aztec West Business Park.

Launching what is described as “the largest recruitment drive in the company’s history”, Co-operative Legal Services (CLS) said it would be creating up to 150 jobs across the business.

The majority of the positions will be at its North Bristol site while others will be based at its new family law unit in London.

Eddie Ryan, Managing Director at CLS said:

“We have ambitious plans for our business and we want people with ambitions to match.”

“The Legal Services Act will change the way in which legal services are delivered in England and Wales and we are going to be playing a leading role in the new era.”

“We believe that the presence of The Co-operative’s trusted brand and values together with a combination of first class products and services will provide customers with greater accessibility to legal advice and better value for money.”

More: See examples of the jobs on offer at Aztec West »

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Hundreds of jobs to go as RBS announces closure of Aztec West office

Posted on Tuesday 29th November 2011 at 12:55 pm by SH (Editor)

Aztec West Business Park, Patchway, Bristol

Hundreds of jobs are to be lost in North Bristol following the announcement by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) that it is to close its office on the Aztec West Business Park by the end of 2012.

The state-backed bank has confirmed that 330 jobs are to go, although the Unite union claims the figure is closer to 440 because scores of temporary contractors employed at the site will also be affected.

The cuts are part of 3,500 job losses announced last year, which the union described at the time as a “horror story”.

Unite said the state-backed lender’s decision to close its Bristol site as part of a “strategic review” by RBS of its customer support operations would cause “devastation” to the local community and that the bank should rethink the move.

David Fleming, from the union, told the BBC:

“Unite has expressed to the Royal Bank of Scotland its frustration about the bank’s decision to close its site in Bristol and also make another 440 staff cuts from its customer support operations.”

“The Aztec West site is the second site closure announced by RBS in the South West, as the Plymouth site is also closing.”

More: RBS will "keep compulsory redundancies to an absolute minimum" »

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