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             This Friday’s Community Kitchen

 

Starter

Mushroom soup served with crusty bread

 

Main

Spaghetti Bolognese

*Vegetarian option available*

 

Dessert

Eton mess

 

As always our 3 course meal is just £1pp , we aim to have the starter ready by 1pm, but can sometimes run a little late.

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London-Le Mans Bike Rally

Last day 80miles.

Finished at the Le Mans race track, did 2 laps of the track…great fun.
So time to unwind and relax those tired muscles.  We had a great cycle with no major problems. A few break downs and flat tyres to sort on the way, but overall a smooth ride.
Today was hilly and quite a long way, so finishing gave us a great sense of achievement.
Thanks to everyone for their support and encouragement.
Tomorrow we return to the UK.
You can still donate on the link below.
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Current Vacancy

We Currently have 1 role available…….

DIRECTOR

Barnet Community Projects

full-time, £30,000 – £32,000 dependent on experience

Based in Barnet EN5

We are looking for a DIRECTOR to take overall responsibility for the running of Barnet Community Projects (BCP) and its services delivered from the Rainbow Centre. You’ll be stepping into the shoes of our founder and into a great opportunity to build on our existing foundations and take us to the next level. If you have background in and passion for on-the-ground community work, BCP offers you the chance to take on the running of a thriving centre and unleash your skills and creativity together with a dedicated team.

Please see below for job description and application form

Job description

Application form

Closing date for applications 25 September

Interviews 28 September

London to Le Mans

Weʼre raising £1,200 to Buy 4 laptops for the Job Club and IT course at the Rainbow Centre.

I am joining with 12 other cyclists and will be cycling around 450 miles from London to Le Mans, from Saturday 17th to Wednesday 21st September.

Barnet Community Projects is working with the local community on the Dollis Valley Estate. One of the main issues we are facing is that there is high unemployment in the area. To help tackle this we are growing our Job Club and looking to continue the IT course we are running with Barnet College.

People coming to the centre and looking for work often need access to laptops and help with how to use them. Most job searches are online nowadays and applications also need to be done online. We have run a successful job club over the years and will be developing it further from September. We have raised the money needed to staff the Job Club and run it from the Rainbow centre.

So we just need laptops to be able to run these courses and sessions for people. We have 3 already and I hope to be able to raise enough to buy 4 more. The IT course is well subscribed and we often have 8 or more people in attendance.

please follow the link below if you’d like to sponsor Steve.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/steve-neale?utm_term=26aWvv52q

No Skate Park Today.

Due to weather we have had to cancel today. Hopefully we will return to a full service tomorrow.

Switch Whitings Hill School BMX week 2016

Job Opportunity, Project Co-ordinator.

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Would you like to join the team at the Rainbow Centre?

We have secured funding to offer some new social and leisure activities for adults, especially the older generation. They are:

• weekly bingo
• craft taster sessions once a month
• ballroom dancing sessions once a month
• film screening once a month.

They will all take place on a Sunday afternoon. We are looking for a project co-ordinator to take a lead on setting up, promoting and managing these activities. As part of the job, the post-holder will be expected to be here on Sundays to support the running of the activities on the ground. Other planning and management hours can be worked during the work at a mutually convenient time.

More details below

 

Rainbow Sundays Project Co-ordinator

8 hours per week, including regular SUN afternoon working
£12.50 per hour, freelance
12 months contract

 

The project and role

Barnet Community Projects (BCP) runs the Rainbow Community Centre on Dollis Valley Estate in Barnet. Working closely with many partners, we offer support services and activities for local residents struggling with poverty and disadvantage. This includes a number of projects combatting food poverty and improving health; a money advice service; art and sports classes and activities for children and young people; and IT courses run by Barnet College.
We have secured funding to offer some new social and leisure activities for adults, especially the older generation. They are:

• weekly bingo
• craft taster sessions once a month
• ballroom dancing sessions once a month
• film screening once a month.

They will all take place on a Sunday afternoon. We are looking for a project co-ordinator to take a lead on setting up, promoting and managing these activities. As part of the job, the post-holder will be expected to be here on Sundays to support the running of the activities on the ground. Other planning and management hours can be worked during the work at a mutually convenient time.
We are looking for someone with proven project management experience in a community or youth work setting, capable of working on their own initiative and within a small, tightly resourced setting.
This project is funded for a year by the Evening Standard Dispossessed Fund via the London Community Foundation.

 
Key Duties:

• Wimplementation ith the BCP team, devise a detailed plan for the project and be responsible for managing and updating this plan
• With the BCP team, plan every activity and schedules in detail
• Recruit tutors for craft and dance sessions
• Consulting with users and residents, programme film screenings
• Working with our Comms Assistant, devise and implement marketing, PR and outreach for the activities
• Lead on logistical planning on the ground, securing equipment and materials, liaising with café team, setting up tutors, handling film licensing and hire, overseeing collection and paying out of Bingo prize monies etc

• Ensure that sessions run smoothly, including get in, set up and strike, and at times serve as key holder on Sundays
• Managing the delivery team during sessions – café staff, Bingo caller and tutors
• With our Monitoring Officer, set up monitoring systems, and lead on regular monitoring of activities to ensure we meet project outcomes, and lead on reporting to the project funder
• Ensure that all project records are kept fully and up-to-date, including financial

 

Person Spec

Experience, skills and knowledge
• More than entry-level relevant work experience, gained in the voluntary or youth work sectors with excellent organisation skills and attention to detail
• Experience in/understanding of
o outcomes-based monitoring and evaluation
o financial administration
o grassroots level community work
o safeguarding, H&S, safe working, data protection and accessibility
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal with the confidence to engage with a wide range of people
• Good IT skills
• Able to work on own initiative, to prioritise work and demands and to cope in a tightly resourced organisation
• Ability to get hands-on with setting up and running sessions
• Some experience of managing staff an advantage
Competencies
• High level of cultural awareness and sensitivity
• results-motivated and solutions focused
• adaptable

 

Working Hours / Conditions

Fixed-term, freelance contract; the post holder will be responsible for their own tax and will to provide proof of registration with HMRC for tax purposes.
The post will be based at the Rainbow Centre.
Working hours are Sunday afternoons plus management/planning hours that can be worked at other times during centre opening hours (TUES – FRI, 9.30am – 3.30pm; SAT 9.30pm – 2pm)
We can only consider applicants who have the right to work in the UK.

 

To apply

Please your current CV and covering letter to admin@barnetcp.org.uk.
Deadline: WED 23 March, noon. Interviews will be held on FRI 1 April.