Talent Match is recruiting 3 apprentices

Talent Match Staffordshire will be hiring three business administration apprentices in May 2015 to work alongside our team to help more young people in Staffordshire find paid employment.

Based on the success and need of the project, Talent Match has secured more funding from the Big Lottery to recruit three apprentices. More staff will help us to work with more young people who have been out of work, training or employment so that many more can find paid employment.

If you want to be part of an exciting project and an excellent apprenticeship programme then please get in touch.

There will be one apprentice based in each of the 3 areas that is covered by Talent Match Staffordshire, namely; Lichfield, Cannock and Newcastle-under-Lyme. There will be lots of training provided, 5 weeks paid holiday and you will be paid the adult minimum wage (not apprentice wage), which is at £5.13 for 18 to 20 year olds and £6.50 for people over 21. Even if you’ve never worked we’d still like to hear from you.

Don’t worry if you do not have lots of academic qualifications or work experience. We are looking for people who will make the most of this great opportunity and who can show to us that they are willing to learn and work well as part of a team.

If you want more information or want help to complete the application, please come along to the following information session:

  • Lichfield: Thursday 14 May from 1pm – 3pm (drop-in) at Lichfield College Campus, The Friary, Lichfield, WS13 6QG
  • Cannock: Friday 15 May from 11am – 1pm (drop-in) at Cannock College Campus, The Green, Cannock, WS11 1UE
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: Monday 18 May from 11am – 1pm (drop-in) at Newcastle Community Fire Station, Knutton Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 2SL
If you’re on Talent Match and need help with travel to attend we can help support that. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 20th of May at 9am

Interviews will take place at the following times:

  • Lichfield: Wednesday 27 May, Mansell House, 22 Bore Street, Lichfield, WS13 6LL
  • Cannock: Thursday 28 May at Coniston Hall, Cecil Street, Cannock, WS11 5DD
  • Newcastle-under-Lyme: Monday 1 June (venue TBC)

Please contact Joanne Hirons 01543 30 11 40 or Joanne@talentmatchstaffs.org.uk to get a copy of the application pack.

We look forward to welcoming you as part of the team

Consultation: Staffordshire’s Food Landscape

Staffordshire County Council has f3 Local Food Consultants with the aim of gaining an overview of the breadth of Staffordshire’s food landscape and its current value to the local economy whilst also identifying sustainable growth opportunities in order to maximise the social, environmental and economic benefits.

To inform the early research phase of this project f3 have launched a selection of surveys tailored to include producers, processors/manufacturers, distributors, trade buyers, public sector, community initiatives, food waste and consumers.

The surveys are available at http://localfood.org.uk/wordpress/staffs/

The final report will be complete by the early June 2015 and results made available to partners, it is then anticipated that there will be a Staffordshire Food Summit event later this year with the aim of potentially establishing a local food partnership working towards a whole systems approach to food sustainability across Staffordshire.

Volunteering For All Officer (Tamworth)

20 hours a week – £22,000 per annum pro rata

Based in Tamworth

If you have experience of working with under-represented groups and those with additional support needs to widen participation in volunteering, and you would enjoy working in an enthusiastic team, committed to the local community, then this could be the job for you.

You will need to have a good understanding of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector and ideally have experience in providing a volunteer brokerage service and/or supporting volunteer-involving organisations in effective management of volunteers.

Excellent communication and IT skills and experience of submitting monitoring and outcome reports are essential.

For an application pack, please email rebeccadownes@ldcvs.org.uk or call Rebecca Downes on 01543 303030

Closing date: Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Interview date: Tuesday, 19 May 2015

The person appointed will require an enhanced DBS check.


Foxlowe Films

The community group behind the successful programme of films held Tuesday evenings at Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek is keen to find champions in the Moorlands villages who can help to promote future film programmes. Support Staffordshire is helping with this promotional work and anyone who is interested in getting involved can contact Village Agent, Dave Banks on 07964 824045.