Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Wilko Job Vacancies

Wilko currently have some vacancies and they will shortly be updating their website with them.
They still has several jobs available, see the website Here all 12 hours but more hours are usually available.
There are 2 available customer service 8am to 6.30pm Sunday to Saturday
There are 3 available customer service 3pm to 8pm Sunday to Saturday  - This will involve store replenishment
There are 2 available customer service 4am to Midday Tues, Wed, Fri and Saturday Times are flexible from 4am
NB These jobs are Temporary to Permanent. They are not WIlko  Christmas jobs – these are to follow
You can call in for an informal chat with the Manager if you require any further information.

Herefordshire Council Job Vacancies 13/09/17

The council and local businesses have committed to honor and support the Corporate Covenant and the armed forces community by recognising the value serving regular and reservist personnel, veterans and military families contribute to our country and business. The Corporate Covenant, which will run in conjunction with the existing Community Covenant, will ensure employment support for veterans, reservists, service spouses and partners as well as support for cadet units, Armed Forces Day and discounts for the armed forces community. Part of this pledge is to advertise all council jobs through the Armed Forces Welfare System.  This will be sent to the HIVE on a regular basis and jobs advertised as below. Please see some examples of external jobs currently advertised below and for further jobs please go to links below.

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  • Social Worker Child Protection and Court Team

    • Category: Children's Social Work
    •  Location:
    •  Term: Permanent
    •  Closing date: 31 October 2017
    Social Worker Child Protection and Court Team 37 hours per week Salary: £27,668 - £31,601 per annum Location: Nelson Building Closing: 31/10/2017 Competitive relocation payment of up to £5,000 As part of our drive to improve, … More detailsfor Social Worker Child Protection and Court Team

  • Commercial Procurement Lawyer

    • Category: Local Authority
    •  Location: Plough Lane Hereford
    •  Term: Permanent
    Commercial & Procurement Lawyers Permanent Hours: 37 per week Salary: £36,019 - £39,660 Location: Union Street, Hereford Herefordshire Council is seeking to appoint 2 Commercial & Procurement Lawyers, working … More detailsfor Commercial Procurement Lawyer

  • Deputy Solicitor to the Council ECC

    • Category: Local Authority
    •  Location: Plough Lane Hereford
    •  Term: Permanent
    Deputy Solicitor to the Council ECC Permanent Hours: 37 per week Salary: £46,231 - £51,465 + £3,535 Market Forces Supplement Location: Union Street, Hereford Herefordshire Council is seeking to appoint a Deputy Solicitor to the Council … More detailsfor Deputy Solicitor to the Council ECC

  • Senior Practitioner Child Protection and Court Team

    • Category: Children's Social Work
    •  Location: Hereford
    •  Term: Permanent
    •  Closing date: 31 October 2017
    Senior Practitioner - Child Protection and Court Team Hours: 37 Salary: £31,601 - £35,444 Closing date: 31/10/2017 Location: Nelson Building This role is offered with a £5,000 market forces supplement. Competitive relocation payment … More detailsfor Senior Practitioner Child Protection and Court Team

  • Senior Children's Solicitor

    • Category: Legal
    •  Location: Union Street Hereford other flexible
    •  Term: Permanent with remote/flexible arrangements available
    Senior Children's Solicitor Hours: 37 Salary: £36,379 - £40,057 per annum Plus Market Forces Supplement of £15,000 No. of Vacancies: 4 Location: Union Street - Do you want to have more control over your work diary? - Have a work life … More detailsfor Senior Children's Solicitor

  • Childrens Solicitor

    • Category: Legal
    •  Location: Plough Lane Hereford
    •  Term: Permanent
    Children's Solicitor Hours: 12 Salary: £31,601 - £35,444 pro rata Location: Union Street Contract type: Permanent Herefordshire Council is seeking to appoint a children's solicitor to be a legal advisor to our children's wellbeing directorate … More detailsfor Childrens Solicitor

  • Social Worker Parenting Assessments

    • Category: Children's Social Work
    •  Location:
    •  Term: Permanent
    •  Closing date: 31 August 2017
    Social Worker - Parenting Assessments Salary: £27,668 - £31,601 Contract Type: Permanent Location: Nelson House, Hereford Competitive relocation payment of up to £5,000 The social care family support team is seeking to appoint a … More detailsfor Social Worker Parenting Assessments

  • Senior Practitioner Assessment Team

    • Category: Children's Social Work
    •  Location: Hereford
    •  Term: Permanent
    •  Closing date: 31 October 2017
    Senior Practitioner - Assessment Team Contract: Permanent Location: Nelson building Hours: 37 Salary: £31,601 - £35,444 Closing: 31/10/2017 This role is offered with a £5,000 market forces supplement. Competitive relocation payment … More detailsfor Senior Practitioner Assessment Team

  • Social Worker

    • Category: Adult Social Worker
    •  Location: Hereford
    •  Term: Permanent
    Social Worker Location: Elgar House Hours: 37 Salary: £27,668 - £31,601 Herefordshire Adults and Well Being are developing adult social care services in keeping with the new responsibilities under the Care Act April 2014. We are looking … More details

2gether NHS Foundation Trust Vacancy List - 17.10.17

2gether NHS Foundation Trust  have a range of exciting job opportunities available which you can view by clicking here.

Monday, 25 September 2017

CobseoJobs Bulletin 11/09/17

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Friday, 15 September 2017

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Monday, 11 September 2017

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Families Federations seek vital transition feedback from military families

The Naval, Army and RAF Families Federations have today launched their joint Transition Survey.

The federations are inviting military families to take part in sharing their views and experiences to help make a difference to Forces families.

Focus on Transition
The survey focusses on transition out of the Armed Forces and will target those families who have either left the Forces in the last two years, or are due to leave before September 2019.

It will cover all aspects of the transition process including reasons for leaving, and the effect this has on the family of the serving person. They’ll also be asking families to tell them what they find to be the most challenging aspect of transition.

Families’ feedback is vital
AFF Chief Executive Sara Baade said, “Our tri-Service Transition Survey, the biggest and most in-depth survey of the year, is a really important way for families to interact with us and give us a current reflection of the issues facing our unique community.

As well as asking for families’ experiences, we’ll be asking them to share their ideas about how the transition process can be improved. Their opinions are vital in informing our future work and success.”

Get involved

For those who are leaving: click here to take the survey.

For those that have left: click here to take the survey.

All those who take part will be entered into a free prize draw to win one of three HP tablets courtesy of DXC technology.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Monday, 21 August 2017

Credenhill Canter - Raising Money For Hereford Special Care Baby Unit

Summer Fun At The Cart Shed

Summer Fun at The Cart Shed

Summer Fun at The Cart Shed

Still spaces left for 21st-24th August & 29th-30th August
If you would like us to be flexible with days then please get in contact

Filled with lots of funadventure and probably quite a lot of mud!
Each of the sessions will have Art, Fires, Craft, Cooking and lots more.  

 Come and have fun in the woods

Please ask for a booking form!

Charlotte Deacon
The Cart Shed
07827 700015

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Halo have slashed the Corporate Membership for you - 20%

News about your discounted membership with Halo Leisure
Working out swimmingly….
Discounted gym members with Halo Leisure is one of the staff benefits for being Military personnel.  Great news for all of you who have already signed up for discounted corporate membership. To get more people more active more often, Halo is now offering us an even bigger discount - 20% off*. To get this additional saving on your current membership, have a quick word with reception when you are next in Halo we can change you over to the new Corporate rate of £31.20.*
Want a piece of the action?
If you haven't signed up yet, remember all staff (and their partners, even if they don't work here) can enjoy the benefits of this brilliantly discounted package which gives you year round access to Halo's pools, gyms, exercise classes, toning suite, golf course, saunas, steam rooms and so much more for around a £1 a day.
10 good reasons to work out and wind down with Halo (#morethanjusta gym):

  1. Group exercise classes (and Halo has over to 200 choose from).
  2. Gym workouts.
  3. Swimming and aqua fitness classes.
  4. Relaxation in our saunas and steam rooms.
  5. Power assisted exercise in our Toning Suite
  6. Golf course and putting green.
  7. Racket sports (on a pay as you basis)
  8. Personal support from qualified health and fitness professionals.
  9. A personal fitness plan to meet your goals.
  10. Member benefits - flash your Halo Card to secure discounts and special offers at a range of local shops and national retailers.
*20% discount on headline price. A new 12 month contract will be activated.

Also if your employees quote 'MORETHANJUSTAGYM' when taking out their membership, they will have completely FREE usage up until 15th September 2017. This is a no initial payment promotion we are running.

For more information please contact
Kelly Price
Corporate Sales Lead
01432 842072 | www.haloleisure.org.uk
Halo Support Centre, Lion Yard, Broad Street, Leominster HR6 8BT

Monday, 14 August 2017

MOD Supporting Families with Childcare Costs

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Credenhill Community News August/September '17'

To read the latest Credenhill Community News please Click Here

Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS)

The 2017 Families Continuous Attitude Survey (FAMCAS) provides the opportunity for Army spouses/civil partners to express their views about a range of issues that affect their life as a Service family. The evidence provided by these views is a vital source of information that assists the Army in developing future personnel policy.

To support this process, it is important that the collective views of spouses/civil partners of Officers and Soldiers alike are communicated to the wider Army.

A link to the report can be found on the gov.uk website


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The Secrets of Army Leadership - 3/4th November

Defence Discount Service - Go Outdoors Erdington

Bovis Homes - Armed Forces Offer

SSAFA Stepping Stone Homes

SSAFAs Stepping Stone Homes based in both the North East and the South of England provide short-term supported accommodation, help and advice to female service or ex-serving personnel, the female spouses or partners of serving or ex-serving personnel, and their dependent children.

Support is also provided to women without children or whose children may be living elsewhere temporarily, those seeking accommodation due to welfare needs, and Foreign & Commonwealth cases. The above list is not exhaustive. Each case will be considered individually.

Our homes provide a comfortable, secure and female-only place to stay for as long as it takes the resident to get back on their feet. From our clean and well-maintained communal spaces to private areas for each resident to make their own, we make our houses like home for however long the resident is with us.

The schemes are also registered with local authorities as refuges for those fleeing domestic abuse and, as such, their locations are not to be disclosed to the public. Referrals can be made via the email addresses below:

North - Longside House : longside@ssafa.org.uk South - Gildea House: gildea@ssafa.org.uk Head of Housing: Amanda Deakin on Amanda.d@ssafa.org.uk


Hereford Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Friday, 28 July 2017

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Armed Forces Covenant survey

The Armed Forces Covenant website has now been live for over a year and is being updated continually but to ensure the content meets the user's needs, we are currently hosting a customer survey - the feedback will help us improve the website's content. The survey will run until 31 July and can be accessed via the front page, https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk   

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Veterans Mental Health - Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service

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Extended Childcare Entitlement - Overseas Locations

1. In overseas locations the MOD provides services (or access to services) that, so far as is reasonably practicable, conform in type, scope and standard to that required by legislation in England (but paying due regard to the equivalent legislation in the Devolved Administrations).
2. The 2006 Childcare Act provided for 15 hours of childcare per week for 38 weeks of the year for 3 and 4 year olds free of charge. In overseas locations the MOD currently delivers this entitlement through places at MOD-provided settings or through access to the MOD Overseas Nursery Allowance.
3. The 2016 Childcare Act provides for an extension of the current entitlement and offers an additional 15 hours per week for 38 weeks of the year of free childcare for children that are eligible, with effect from 1 September 2017.
4. The additional 15 hours will be available to families where both parents are working (or the sole parent is working in a lone parent family) a minimum of 16 hours each per week. Parents each earning £100,000.00 or more do not qualify for the additional entitlement.

Hereford City Council - Trunk Mains Renewal

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

DIO Customer Survey

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Veterans' Housing Advice

Shell Shock Military Community Mental Health Project Now On Tour

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Information about the Armed Forces Bereavement Scholarship Scheme

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An Introduction to Tax Free Childcare - replacing Child Care Vouchers

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare will be available to millions of working families across the UK, and over time it will replace childcare vouchers, which will close to new entrants from April 2018. Voucher schemes remain open to existing members. Eligible parents with children under 12 (under 17 for disabled children) will be able to set up an online childcare account to pay their childcare providers directly. For every £8 parents pay in, the Government will add £2, up to a maximum contribution of £2,000 per child, per year (£4,000 per year for disabled children).

To qualify, parents must be in work, this includes self-employment, and each expected to work a minimum of 16 hours per week and earn no more than £100,000 per year. Using the Childcare Checker, parents will be able to find out which providers have signed up in their area. The scheme will gradually become available to different age groups from 28 April 2017 with all eligible parents being able to access the scheme by the end of 2017. Parents who have registered with the ‘keep me updated’ tool will be notified when they become eligible. Childcare providers have a pivotal role in Tax-Free Childcare. They need to sign up so that parents can use Tax-Free Childcare to pay them; thousands have already done so.

To find out more about the new and existing offers, including the introduction of 30 Hours free childcare from September 2017 for eligible working parents and how they can help you, go to the Childcare Choices website at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk where you will find the childcare calculator www.gov.uk/childcare-calculator to help you compare the government’s childcare offers and check what works best for your family. MOD personnel based within the United Kingdom will have the same access to these new Childcare Choices as any other citizen, in line with the Armed Forces Covenant.

Since 2013 the Ministry of Defence has been working closely with other government departments to ensure that these changes to childcare choices can be mirrored, so far as it is reasonably practicable to do so, for entitled MOD personnel based outside the United Kingdom. Full details of the required changes or additions to MOD policies will be published shortly, once the changes have been published on the Government’s Childcare Choices webpage. Alternatively, email: DCYP-DCYP-Mailbox@mod.uk for further information.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Npower launches its most competitive tariff for ‘Everyday Heroes’

Today, npower launches ‘Everyday Heroes Fix’, a new tariff exclusively for employees of the emergency services, NHS and Armed Forces, who hold either Blue Light Card or Defence Discount Service memberships. The tariff is on average npower’s most competitive deal* and fixes energy prices until December 2018, offering these everyday heroes a great deal on their energy and protects them from price rises until the end of next year.

The tariff is exclusively available to Blue Light Card or Defence Discount Service members, regardless of whether they are a new or existing npower customer, pay by Direct Debit or on receipt of bill, as long as they manage their account online. The npower offer is available by logging on to bluelightcard.co.uk or defencediscountservice.co.uk.

Anne Chappell Smith, Head of Partnerships at npower, said: “Our new Everyday Heroes Fix is a first-of-its-kind tariff which has been created to give our best price to the nation’s unsung heroes. We wanted to come up with a great product for military personnel, law enforcement officers, firefighters, ministry of defence and healthcare providers to recognise their special contributions to our community.

“Should they wish to choose our most competitive tariff, these everyday heroes will benefit from a fix deal, greater price certainty and security to help plan and budget their energy costs over the course of the next 18 months.”

Tom Dalby, Head of Defence Discount Service said “We are extremely pleased that npower is recognising our everyday heroes.  Those in the Emergency Services, NHS and Armed Forces work hard for our communities and within our communities and it is great that npower, as an energy provider, are recognising what these wonderful people do.”

Blue Light Card provides discounts for the UK’s Emergency Services, NHS and Armed Forces both online and on the high street.  Defence Discount Service is the official Ministry of Defence discount service providing discounts online and on the high street for the UK’s Armed Forces Community, including Veterans.

For more information please contact the consumer npower press office on:

0845 070 2807

CarillionAmey Are You Moving Out??

Do you need help getting your SFA up to move out standard?
Consider our Walk Away Scheme, information on what we do and what you need to do before booking is available on our website. You can book the service with your Accommodation Officer at the Pre-Move Out appointment or through our website HERE

Free Attractions in London

Make the most of your stay in the city with these free London attractions.
From London's exquisite parks, to world-class museums such as the Natural History Museum, historic houses, stunning art galleries and free activities for kids, there are some amazing free experiences to be had in London.
The range of free London attractions is incredible.
Where else in the world can you meet dinosaurs and creepy crawlies, see portraits of Tudor monarchs, travel back to the Battle of Britain, see Darwin's walking stick and the Lord Mayor's 18th-century gold coach, all without spending a penny?
For a full list please visit Visit London