PERS has many years experience of advising voluntary sector employers and designs its courses taking account of the real problems that voluntary sector managers and trustees face, based on the problems they deal with on their advice line every day.
They are currently running a Managing Redundancy Course and Volcom would be happy to organise and run a PERS course in Hull if there is enough interest from voluntary and community groups across the city.
The course is aimed at companies whose funding is coming to an end or those who have unconfirmed funding for next year.
The course will cover:
Consultation with staff as redundancy becomes a possibility
Selection for redundancy
The procedure that must be followed to avoid a redundancy turning into an unfair dismissal
Trial periods if there is funding for different jobs
How Trustee Boards/management Committees can play their proper role
If you are interested in taking part in a Managing Redundancy course in Hull please express your interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This information was provided by Volcom through its community info-mail service.
News, - Ofcom Announces New Bidding Round Under Community Radio Fund (UK)
The Office of Communications (Ofcom) has announced that the first round for funding
applications under the Community Radio Fund in 2008/09 will open on 10 April 2008.
Under the fund, Community Radio Stations can apply for funding to support their
core running costs.
These core costs can include, management; administration, financial management &
News, Arts - Beneath the Surface - Exhibition at Artlink
Artlink is currently holding an exhibition called Beneath the Surface.
The exhibition is a collection of work by 14 female artists from around the
UK to mark International Women's Day.
This exhibition is Artlink's ninth annual Women's Work show, held in support
of International Women's Day. This years' exhibition has been titled
News, - Sustainable Development Planning
Hull City Council has prepared a draft Sustainable Development Supplementary Planning
Document (SPD). It is available for public consultation for a period of six weeks between 27th February and 8th April, inclusive.
The aim of the document is to improve the sustainability of new development.
It aims to make applicants more aware of key issues
News, - Young People in 24 Hour Fast -Cottingham Road Baptist Church By Rev. Richard Jevons
8 young people aged 11-17 along with three leaders take part in a 24 hr fast to raise
money for Homeless people in Hull.
Having fasted for 24 hours the group has so far collected over £550 in sponsorship
money. The young people decided that they wanted to help those less fortunate than
themselves as part of the Churches Hope08 initiative
News, - First Day of DWP Strike Sees 85% Turnout
Today saw the Members of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS)
working for The Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), take the first day of a
two day round of national industrial action.
The strike adds to the pressure on the government following recent similar
action across the Civil Service as a whole.
The DWP has refused
News, - Springhead Music Pub Saved From Closure
Leading venue's legacy continued by entrepreneurial local pub duo
The Winking Beaver Pubco today announced that they would take over the
lease of the popular Springhead Music Pub, saving it from extinction.
The Springhead Music Pub is an award winning hull-based music venue
hosting live bands seven nights a week.
Based in Hull
News, - Photography Competition
Hull United Residents and Tenants (HURAT) Federation are holding a photography
competition for photographs taken outside in Hull during 2007 and 2008.
The photographs can be of anything from your neighbourhood - parks and
gardens, events and activities, your local tenants and residents association
or even the summer floods.
News, - More Children Die in Gaza
In two days last week, 33 Palestinians in Gaza were been killed by the USA funded Israeli army.
One quarter of those killed were children, ages ranging from 5 months old to 14 years old. I've seen hardly any news coverage of this- a little on the BBC website, a little on the channel 4 news- can you imagine the coverage if it had been 33 dead Israelis or 33 dead Europeans?
News, Environment - There Will Be No GM Spuds Planted In Hedon This Year
The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has confirmed that there
will be no blight resistant GM potatoes planted in Hedon this year. In an reply to a query from
Friends of the Earth National GM Campaigner Clare Oxborrow regarding trials going ahead this year,
Dr. David Sherlock of the GM Team stated, ''BASF will be using
News, - Van Available For Hire
Ings Community Resource Centre wish to remind people that they have a van which
is available to hire for half days, whole days or longer periods of time.
The van can seat 14 people (plus driver) and has wheelchair access at the
rear of the vehicle. The vehicle can be hired with a driver or for self-drive.
News, Current Affairs - Green Party Conference 2008 In Reading By Martin Deane
We're down in Reading for the Green Party Conference rubbing shoulders
with Caroline Lucas, listening to the Venezuelan Ambassador tell us
about the 50 million lightbulbs they've changed!
("How many Venezuelans does it take to change 50 million light bulbs?" Chavez!)
and the like!
Blimey the days are long! I'd forgotten. You turn up at 9.00 for the
News - University of Hull Placements
The University of Hull's Geography Department are looking to place some of their students on free, part-time work placements in the voluntary sector as part of their Applied Project module.
The University hope to place students with external organisations for 10-12 weeks to work part-time on a self-contained project, defined by the organisation.
News, Education - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Forum is launched in North East Lincolnshire
The Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education's i-Bar will be playing
host to the launch of LGBT Forum for North East Lincolnshire, on Thursday
28th February 2008 at 5pm.Guests will be joined by Dan Bryan (Big Brother 5)
who will officially launch the event with music from a local DJ.
The North East Lincolnshire LGBT Forum;
News, - Befriending May Draw to a Close
For some newly arrived asylum seekers and refugees in the city, the befriending project at
ARKH (Asylum Seekers and Refugees of Kingston upon Hull) has been a great boost to help build towards integration between different community groups.
Over the past year and a half, the project has worked with refugee women and young people from over 10 different
News, Arts - Lonely Eric Film Project By Paul Stapleton (Pog)
Since I (Michelle Dee) signed up to the mailing list last year of the band Pog (Electro/Punk/Folk)
I have received a number of emails concerning Lonely Eric.
Lonely Eric's creator is Paul Stapleton the vocalist/guitarist of Brighton band Pog.
I investigated his movies, following the links handily placed in the mail out and
finally discovered what it
News, Education - Hull Teens Get The Shakespeare Treatment
MOPA Theatre Company, a leading UK Shakespeare Theatre Company based in
Hertfordshire, have been awarded the contract by Hull City Council to provide SATS Shakespeare sessions to every secondary school in the region.
With a dedicated team of professional actors and a globe-inspired set, the company will visit fourteen secondary schools in Hull
News, Education - Youth Music Mentors Scheme in Hull
Youth Music Mentors Scheme offers free music training to young people in Hull
A youth music project in Hull which offers support to young people looking for a
future in music is expanding the number of opportunities to take part.
The Youth Music Mentors scheme will offer the chance for young people with some
News, - Free Energy Saving Light bulbs
The Goodwin Development Trust has successfully secured 48,000 energy saving bulbs and a number of power down packs, to be given to Hull residents. Hull Community Wardens will be distributing the energy saving packs FREE to Hull residents from their Warden Shops around the city.
News, - Friday 18th January 08 - Postcards to Aunty Mag Book Launch and Reading Event At Waterstones Hull By Michelle Dee
The opportunity to be in the presence of authors reading their own work is rare indeed.
Perhaps now and then on a reviews programme, radio or television, they may impart a few
paragraphs to give you a flavour of the whole, but rarely can you sit a few feet away as
When I heard from Richard Sutherland at WaterstonesRead more...
News, Education - Discover Yourself - A training programme designed with Lone Parents in mind
Its aim is to help each person who attends the training to make realistic choices about how they can get more out of life.
We use the word realistic as we know that lone parents face unique barriers when it comes to balancing caring for their children and at the same time making sure that they continue to achieve their goals and aspirations for themselves.
News, Funding - The Department of Health Funding
The Department of Health is reviewing all funding and investment to third sector organisations. This includes primary grant funding streams; Section 64 General Scheme of Grants and Opportunities for Volunteering, and other funding through contracts.
In response to this, the Department of Health are inviting Third Sector
News, - National Trade Unionist Speaks in Hull
Brian Caton, General Secretary of the Prison Officers Association will be speaking at a
public meeting on Tuesday 22 January 2008 at 7pm at The George Hotel,
Land Of Green Ginger, Hull. The Prison Officers Association is currently
in dispute with the government over pay and the right to strike.
Brian Caton said