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Do you want to become part of the 14th edition of Kinofilm Festival 2017?

Kinofilm™ & Manchester International Film Festival is currently looking for volunteers with various interests and skills. As we are a non-profit film festival, we would not be able to keep our unique reputation for showcasing some of the best international animation and short films without the hard work and enthusiasm of our committed team of volunteers.

Pre-Festival planning volunteers

Please let us know if you have preference of any of the following roles.

Pre Festival planning (require time commitment of 3 days per week) Interested in these roles? Email
Guest and Jury Services Officer
Venue Liaison Office
Press Marketing Officer
Publicity Assistants
Assistant to Festival Director
Assistant to Festival Manager

Festival Week (Flexible shifts/hours) – Interested in These Roles? Fill in this Form Here.
Festival Hub Manager (Minimum 3-4 days requirement)
Festival Hub Assistant
Jury Liaison (Minimum 3-4 days requirement)
Guest Liaison (Minimum 3-4 days requirement)
Media Assistants
Technical Assistants
Box Office assistants
General Festival Assistants
Social Media Assistants

– Guest and Filmmaker Coordinator: The successful candidate for this crucial and important role in the festival should have some previous experience working on a film festival or of a similar role in any festivals and/or events.

– Venue Coordinator: Would you like to plan and organise the festival venues? We are currently looking for just one or two volunteers to plan and manage the festival tickets and venue bookings etc.

– Press, marketing and social media guru: From leafleting to social media, press, graphic design and website editing – our marketing teams are always looking for people to help with publicity and social media marketing.

Event volunteers:

– Venue Assistants: These volunteers help usher and run the individual screenings of the festival, assisting the Venue Coordinators in any way necessary. Excellent customer service skills and a passion for cinema are a must.

– Venue technical operators: Could you get involved in projecting films at our events? We have a limited number of technical operators available at the moment. You will work in a team to ensure on-time screenings at various venues around Manchester.

– Filmmakers: Could you help to run a filmmaking workshop or organise a ‘meet the industry’ day or similar event to inspire new filmmakers?

– Festival Runners and Stewards: Reporting directly to the Festival Managers, you will be assigned a variety of tasks to assist with the smooth running and operation of the festival. An ability to think on your feet and boundless energy are required.

– Film Crews: We are looking for film production teams who can create videos documenting festival events — this includes filming, presenting and editing videos for the festival from start to finish.

– Festival photographers: As a photographer you will cover a range of screenings, Q&As and events. You will create a selection of photographs to be used in social media, publications and promotions for the festival.





At Manchester Life we are driven by a true passion for our vibrant, charismatic and progressive city.

We are a home-grown developer that blends a deep connection to Manchester with global real estate development and management expertise.

Our vision is to set the benchmark when it comes to property development in Manchester. To inspire its people with our beautiful, high quality homes.

Delivering on our ambitious plans calls for a team of talented and passionate professionals, and we are recruiting.

If you share our values and feel you bring the right experience for any of the listed positions, then we really want to hear from you.


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Job Opportunities from Manchester Community Central


Support Worker at Talbot House
Salary: £14,704 per annum, Hours: 27.5 hours per week
Deadline: Friday 24 November 2017

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Debt and Benefit Specialist Support Officer [Motiv8] at One Manchester
Salary: £28,876 per annum plus benefits, Hours: 35 hours per week
Deadline: Sunday 26 November 2017

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Charity Services Administrator at Emerge 
Salary: £7.69 per hour, Hours: 35 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 27 November 2017, 10:00

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Finance Officer at Greater Manchester Youth Network
Salary: £20,661 pro-rata, Hours: 21 hours per week
Deadline: Wednesday 29 November 2017, 12:00

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Housekeeper at The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid)
Salary: £8.75 per hour, Hours: 16 hours per week
Deadline: Thursday 30 November 2017, 17:00

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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid)
Salary: £19, 430 per annum, Hours: 35 hours per week
Deadline: Thursday 30 November 2017, 17:00

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Development Officer at Greater Manchester Youth Network 
Salary: £23,945 – £26,539 per annum, Hours: 35 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 4 December 2017, 12:00

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Outreach and Engagement Officer at the Manchester Men’s Room 
Salary: £23,000 FTE (£18,400 actual), Hours: 30 hours per week
Deadline: Tuesday 5 December 2017, 12:00

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Volunteer Coordinator at the Manchester Men’s Room 
Salary: £23,000 FTE (£11,500 actual), Hours: 18.5 hours per week
Deadline: Tuesday 5 December 2017, 12:00

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Integrated Adult and Children’s Safeguarding Board Manager at Manchester City Council 
Salary: Grade 10 £41,967 – £43,821 per annum, Hours: Full time
Deadline: Thursday 7 December 2017

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NHS Programme North West Regional Development Officer at Shared Lives Plus 
Salary: £32,640 pro rata, Hours: 22.5 hours per week
Deadline: Friday 8 December 2017 12:00


St John’s Centre Courses:

Jobs from GMCVO Website

Information on other vacancies with charities in the North West can be seen at:

 Manchester City Council  Work and Skills Team Weekly Bulletin


Arts Jobs from Arts Council England


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JNR8: Work Club, confidence and self esteem building and dyslexia screening.

Contact 881 3744 for details…


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Please follow the link below to view this week’s round up of vacancies, apprenticeships and other opportunities open to Manchester residents.

 GMCVO Featured Vacancies/Opportunities

Oxfam Chorlton are launching an online shop for their two shops based on Wilbraham Road. They are looking to recruit a new and enthusiastic volunteer team to photograph, research, price and describe the very best donated items from their fully-equipped hub above the Chorlton Standard shop. They are currently recruiting for the following five roles:

  • Online Photography Volunteer
  • Online Volunteer
  • Online Photography Volunteer (Bookshop)
  • Online Volunteer (Bookshop)
  • Oxfam Online Shop Dispatch Volunteer

Location: Chorlton
Contact Sarah Mason – or the Chorlton shop on 0161 861 0108

Peer Mentor
Manchester Carers Forum supports all unpaid carers. The Dementia Peer Mentoring and Befriending Project offers support to unpaid carers who are caring for someone with dementia. Peer Mentors provide 1-1 support to carers and they also will visit carers or speak to them over the telephone at times convenient for the carer and volunteer. When required they will also refer carers to groups, services and information that may prove useful and help them feel less isolated.
Location: Manchester
For more information contact Anne or Ian on 0161 819 2226 or
The WCBS has the second largest collection of former working wooden canal boats in UK. Not only do The WCBS restore and preserve boats but they also find new uses for them and put them to work on behalf of the local community. Becoming a volunteer for The WCBS provides opportunities for people to learn new skills and make friends all whilst do something useful and rewarding. The WCBS are looking for adaptable, reliable volunteers who can work as part of a team but also work alone on something when necessary.
Location: Tameside
Manchester Settlement is one of the oldest charities in Manchester. For 120 years local people have volunteered to be trustees of the charity. Being a trustee is fundamentally about ensuring that the charity stays on course to impact positively upon the lives of the residents of Manchester. After initial induction trustees will work with fellow trustees as a group around 6 times per year.
Location: Manchester

Information on other vacancies with charities in the North West can be seen at:

Manchester City Council
Vacancies at various levels and fields.
Click here for more details and to apply.







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Home Start


Born to Read trains volunteers to read with children on a one-to-one basis developing their skills and confidence.  Across Manchester there are opportunities for local residents to give back to their community and volunteer for Born to Read, a partnership between Save the Children and Beanstalk. They are looking for members of the local community who could spare some time sharing their love of books with pupils.

Schools across Manchester are looking for new Born to Read volunteers. Potential volunteers must be able to commit to visit schools twice a week during term time and receive training so they can deliver reading support to primary school children.

For more information about volunteering for Born to Read in Manchester call Save the Children’s volunteer support team on 020 7012 6997 or visit their website.

For further information about these and many other volunteering opportunities, see our

Work & Volunteering page.

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Anyone can make great ideas happen through crowdfunding! What could you or your organisation do to make to transform Manchester’s parks, open spaces and other areas of the city?
Come to this practical workshop and find out how you can:

  • Find out more about the project and what you have to do
  • How the match pledging works
  • What makes for a successful crowdfunding campaign

We’ve got £60k to pledge to crowdfunding projects that improve parks and greens spaces in Manchester alongside up to £125k from partners including Growing a Greener Britain, Esmee Fairbain and Better for projects across the city.



Vacancies from the GMCVO website (from external sites)

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PSS Shared Lives

We’re looking for people who want to support others with the flexibility of working from home and being paid a fair wage while meeting new people and changing lives for the better.

Sound like you? If so, becoming a Shared Lives carer might be the change you’re looking for.

PSS developed the UK’s first Shared Lives service in Liverpool over 30 years ago but today it is a nationwide programme. Shared Lives is a form of support where vulnerable adults and young people over 16 are supported by a specially recruited and trained carer.

The service comes in many different formats, from day support to short breaks to longer term placements. Shared Lives carers roles vary depending upon which format is preferred for example, a day support carer might only support people during regular working hours whereas a longer placement carer would have individuals staying with them in their own home full time.

Our carers come from all walks of life. Some people have had experience of caring for others in the past, but many haven’t. Some have grown up children who’ve left home, some have large families who help to care, others live on their own with the person they support.

First and foremost our carers are committed to improving the lives of others. People who are caring and willing to go that little bit further to make a difference to someone else’s life. Our carers just have to be keen to learn and take part in our training programme

Find out more: PSS Media Pack

English corner

Use art and objects to practise English

Manchester Art Gallery
Wednesday 13 April 2016, 1pm–2.30pm


English corner is a free English conversation class for people learning English.  Our English teacher leads activities that will help people to practise their speaking and listening skills, whilst exploring artworks and collections on display.

No need to book, just meet Kate at the Information desk.

English corner takes place four times a month:

First Tuesday of the month from 1-2.30 at Manchester Museum

Second Wednesday of each month from 1-2.30 at Manchester Art Gallery

Third Thursday of each month from 6.30-8 at Manchester Art Gallery

Fourth Friday of the month from 10.30-12 at the Whitworth

Groups of up to 10 learners are very welcome but you must book. Please contact Ruth Edson for more information.

Tel: 0161 2358877


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Kind hearted, friendly and reliable people to become Caregivers – we are Home Instead and we aim to support elderly people in our community to remain happy and independent at home – minimum one hour visits, continuity of Caregiver so relationships can be developed.

£7.50 an hour plus holiday pay and mileage.

Click on Job Description/Application Forms below:

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Catering Assistants x 40 across  schools. See: P/Time, term time

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