Vacancies & Opportunities

Early Years Practitioner

Alexandra Park Children´s Learning Community – Manchester M16

£16,477 a year

Early Years Practitioner

Alexandra Park Children´s Learning Community is a Reggio Emilia inspired children´s learning community consists of a nursery, kindergarten and an over 5’s provision for children up to 11.

Our nursery is a bit different. We have chickens, a large allotment, art and artists….

We are currently looking to welcome an early years practitioner to join our lovely team at our nursery. You will work with other team members in a room of a maximum of 20 children either in our nursery or Kindergarten.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within our successful 80 place setting, where the Managers believe strongly in rewarding staff and helping them to develop.

Full-time, Monday to Fridays, 37.5 hours per week. Shifts between the hours of 7.30am and 6.00pm.

Salary: Starting salary £16,477

Benefits to working at Alexandra Park Children´s Learning Community as a Nursery Practitioner:

  • Free vegetarian food including lunch, homemade by our chefs
  • Caring, supportive environment and culture
  • Regular time out of ratio to document and assess children’s learning
  • Long service rewards
  • 30% off childcare fees
  • Time off in lieu for any extra hours
  • Unrivalled professional development – regular courses, seminars and visits to other nurseries.
  • Paid training hours
  • Working alongside professional Artists and expert consultants
  • Career progression for the ambitious and hardworking
  • Opportunities to be involved in training external professionals

If you are truly passionate about children and want to be part of a new dynamic team that is looking for its future Managers and Leaders of Pedagogy, please get in touch!


  • Implement a quality child care and education approach in line EYFS
  • Support other staff within the group
  • Communicate positively and openly with children on an ongoing basis
  • Create a stimulating, positive and appropriate environment to foster and support development
  • Conduct observation and evaluation of children’s development
  • Provide physical care, assisting children in daily routines and meal times
  • Respond to the emotional needs of the children
  • Maintain up to date records for key children within the group*


Essential Criteria

  • Minimum NVQ Level 3 in childcare
  • Experience
  • A creative and cooperative team person
  • Committed to excellence in early childhood education and care
  • Strong understanding of the National Quality Framework and EYLF
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge and/or experience of alternative education methods
  • Knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach or willingness to learn about it
  • Positive, energetic ‘can do’ attitude.

You can find more information about us on our website:

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £16,477.00 /year


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Chorlton Park Primary – Kitchen Assistant
Manchester SchoolsManchester
£15,420 a year – Permanent

Chorlton Park Primary School, Mauldeth Road West, Chorlton, Manchester M21 7HH

Email: vacancies

Salary: Grade 1, Scale Point 7 – £15,420.00 per annum, pro–rata

Chorlton Park Primary is looking to recruit a kitchen assistant to work with the team to prepare and serve school meals and clean down following service.

Requirements of the role are:

1. Assist with the preparation, of meals in line with safe working practices and food hygiene regulations.

2. The serving of meals ensuring correct portion control and referring to allergen control procedures.

3. Provide a customer focused services, which are both courteous and responsive to the needs of the customers at all times.

4. Ensure compliance with food hygiene and COSSH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations at all times.

5. Actively pursue own personal development and take full advantage of training provided.

6. Undertake such duties as may be considered appropriate by the Catering Manager in line with the needs of the service.

The CLIC Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you are interested, please refer to the full job description and person specification on our website, use the application form and applicant guidance and return your completed application to the email above.

Deadline: Monday 12 June 2017
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Manchester International Festival (MIF) are recruiting now for the following temporary roles:-
Ground Transport Manager
Artist Liaison Officer
Artist Liaison Front of House & Technical Teams (open call-out)
Click the link to read more about the roles and apply. Closing dates are imminent.
MIF are also recruiting Hospitality Staff to work at the festival between 24th June and 23rdJuly.
Working hours include evenings and weekends.
Job specifications for these roles are not yet listed on the MIF website.
Applicants must simply have some hospitality experience and Bar Staff applicants must be aged 18+.
Interviews for the Hospitality roles will take place at the Jobcentre Plus Employer Suite at Manchester Town Hall Extension on Tuesday 25th April.
To apply, email your CV to
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Manchester Community Central Training Bulletin –
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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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
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  • 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.

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

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