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Salary: £68,376 pa Location: Taunton Working Pattern: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract People who are engaged in their community are healthier, happier and live more independently for longer. In Somerset, many organisations are joining forces in an exciting programme of work to support Somerset communities to be strong, vibrant places to live, with…

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The VCSE Strategic Forum met on Wednesday 9th October 2019. You can download the presentations here. The Key Speakers included: Patrick McKenna, Policy Advisor and Local Intelligence West – Office for Civil Society Patrick outlined the information that is available for the VCSE community in the lead up to Brexit. Most of the relevant information…

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Every Mind Matters, the first national NHS mental health campaign for over 18 year olds, launched this month. The site is full of useful resources to support people to help themselves and others, and focuses on anxiety, low mood, stress and poor sleep. Users can take a short quiz to receive a personalised action plan…

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Cascading Leadership: supporting peer-to-peer leadership development in the voluntary and community sector Applications are now open for the Kings Funds’ Cascading Leadership programme, a free peer-to-peer leadership development course for voluntary and community sector organisations working in health and wellbeing. It enables VCS leaders to share their extensive and varied expertise with peers, to talk about…

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Community Council for Somerset have recently announced new dates for their programme of training aimed at anybody involved in community buildings. The full day training events will offer several courses throughout the day on a range of useful topics, including: Trustees roles and responsibilities Funding opportunities and how to write a successful application Meetings and…

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Spark are working in partnership with Sedgemoor District Council to deliver The Sedgemoor Conversation. The council recognises that Sedgemoor is changing – communities old and new are changing and forming, and there is a need for them to understand those communities and what support they need. As a result, The Sedgemoor Conversation, a conversation with…

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