Vacancies & Opportunities

Featured Opportunities

Exciting local Construction work experience opportunity with ISG

Company name


ISG St Margaret’s Primary School, Whalley Range
What does the company do? Construction
Name of person who is responsible for WE at the company Larene Linley
Contact details of person named above Larene Linley | Project Skills Coordinator | Northern | Construction | ISG
Building 1, Exchange Quay, Salford Quays M5 3EA
Tel: 0161 836 1800 Mob: 07812 672073 Email: larene.linley@isgplc.comTo applyPlease send CV directly to
Full address where WE will take place St Margaret’s, C of E Primary School, Withington Road, Whalley Range, Manchester M16 8FQ
WE job title


Construction Site Operative
Hours and days for WE


Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm, for up to 2 weeks

From 31/7/17

Is a CRB check necessary? No
What date can the WE start? 31/7/17
What will the WE duties be?

N.B. Please include as much detail as possible to allow the most suitable candidates to be referred.


Trades experience available

  1. General labouring


Working with experienced trades, an opportunity to gain confidence, site skills and insight into trade of choice:

  • Working as part of site team
  • Working within all site Health and Safety Guidelines
  • Working with tools of the trade


  • Mentoring from experienced trades people
  • a reference will be provided
  • registration with a local construction recruitment company could be arranged.


Duties will involve working outdoors in all weathers, suitable clothing will be required.


Person Specification Aged 18 + a current CSCS test certificate is required, all other items of PPE will be provided.


Own safety work boots, and a keen interest in construction and health and safety.


Please note rigger boots are not allowed on ISG sites

Support with CSCS practice tests is available on request.

No automatic alt text available.

Job role: Play worker (Permanent/Temporary/Casual)
Start date: 6th September 2017 – Owl Club, Oswald Road Primary School

Description: We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to provide a safe, friendly, relaxing, free play learning environment for children. Ensuring children are supervised and observed whilst providing a wide range of activities, including creative arts and crafts, cooking, sewing, drama, outdoor play and games.

Compulsory/Ideal requirements:
• Experience working with Early Years Foundation Stage and Curriculum (Ofsted).
• Level 2/3 NVQ or Diploma in Play work
• Experience of working with 3-11 year olds in a play environment
• Clear DBS
Pay rate: £9.60 per hour, term time only

Following Vacancies’ Available

Play Worker
Early Birds (before school club) working with children aged 3-11 years.
6hours and 15minutes per week, 7.45am – 9am Monday to Friday

Play Worker
Owl Club (After school club) working with children aged 3-11years.
15hours per week, 3pm-6pm Monday to Friday

Play Worker
Owl Club Little Owls (After school club) working with EYFS children aged 3-5 years.
15 hours per week, 3pm-6pm Monday to Friday

Play Workers
We are also looking for some casual/bank staff who we can call upon as and when needed to work every now and then.

We are happy to combine posts and have one applicant cover both positions of Early Birds and Owl Club.

For further information and an application form, please email:
The closing date for application is: 10am – 7th July 2017, interviews commencing 10th July 2017.

“Owl Club is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a probationary period and satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check”

All posts are covered by the Childcare Act 2006 and are subject to receipt of a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure for regulated activity and reference checks.

The Community Learning Festival is an exciting and free event happening at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Brooks building on Tuesday, 25 July – Thursday, 27 July 2017, 12 – 6pm.

The festival is a celebration of the diversity of learning happening in the local area. It’s a chance for community learning providers and University projects to come together and enjoy the facilities at the Brooks building for a series of lively and interesting events.

The Community Learning Festival is a celebration of the learning and diversity in the local area.

The aim of the Community Learning Festival is to unite the local community over three themed days of free activities hosted by the Faculties of Education and Health, Psychology and Social Care with a wide range of community partners.

It will be a pleasure to host you in the Brooks building, built as a central hub of community activity for Hulme and its surrounding areas. As one of the University’s key pillars, the community is central to all Manchester Metropolitan University activity. We would be delighted if you could join us on these three special days that will continue to strengthen the bond between the University, our local partner organisations and the individuals living within our community.

We will also provide a free lunch to all attendees at 13:00.

MMU Brooks Building

47 Bonsall Street


M15 6DP

Register for your free ticket for activities here:


Apprenticeship in Business & Administration
University of Manchester
Reference 29,311
M13 9PL

If you want a career in a large, exciting organisation with lots of prospects, the University of Manchester is waiting to hear from you!

The University of Manchester is offering exciting Apprenticeships in Business & Administration providing administrative support within the Faculty of Science & Engineering as a member of our Professional Support Services.
These are important roles where you will gain experience in a wide range of activities such as dealing
with customers, providing support for events and meetings, handling post and email, providing reception cover, maintaining filing systems, performing basic finance tasks and much more.

Duties may include:
• Managing data, photocopying, faxing, filing and word processing.
• Sending and receiving of email.
• Dealing with internal/external post.
• Dealing with customers both face-to-face and via the telephone.
• Providing reception cover, and meeting/greeting visitors.
• Maintaining filing systems.
• Assisting with preparation for meetings, including arranging catering.
• Carrying out basic finance duties.

The Post Holder will be expected:
• To be a flexible and supportive member of the team.
• To maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
• To attend and take part in team meetings and regular reviews with Line Manager.
• To prepare for and attend assessment meetings and participate in relevant training programmes as required by the University.
• To adhere to Health and Safety Regulations and the University’s Policies and Procedures.

Qualifications Required
GCSE Maths and English at grades A – Care preferred
• A good level of literacy and numeracy.
Skills Required
• IT skills (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, internet), although training will be provided as necessary.
• An openness to gaining experience of effective team working in a professional business environment.
• A willingness to work hard and a desire to learn new workplace skills.
• An interest in meeting new people and supporting the work/study of both academics and students.

Personal Qualities
• Good timekeeping (hours of work 9.00am-5.00pm with 1 hour lunch break).
• Smart appearance.
• Professionalism.
• Maintenance of confidentiality.

Hours: 35.00
Hourly Rate: £5.47
Weekly pay: £191.37
Working Week: Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Closing Date: 07-Jul-2017

For more information, or to apply for this apprenticeship please call 0161 233 2656 and quote reference ‘29,311 – The Works’

Mancunian Way - The ASB Reduction Charity

We are looking for a new Project Manager to drive forward our ground breaking homeless project, Change4Good.

Are you up for a challenge?

Can you make a difference? Do you want to join Team Amazing?

C4G Project Manager Job Advert 2017.

C4G Project Manager Job Advert 2017

C4G Project Brief April 2017

Jobs & Training Opportunities


Jobs from GMCVO Website

Assistant Director – Insight & Public Affairs

Trustee and Volunteer Vacancies

People and Culture Committee Member (Non-Trustee)
Time Commitment: 4 Committee meetings per annum, Annual Strategy Day and occasional availability to provide advice and guidance in between meetings if necessary.
Location: Manchester

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

Manchester Community Central Jobs

Job Opportunities
 BAME Organisational Development Worker at Macc
Salary: £24,646 – £26,276 pro rata, Hours: 35 hours per week
Deadline: Friday 14 July 2017, 12:00


Shop Manager at Age UK Manchester
Salary: £15,729 per annum, Hours: 35 hours per week
Deadline: Friday 7 July 2017

Read more

Part Time Trafford BME Mental Health Service Co-ordinator at the Pakistani Resource Centre
Salary: £20,930 per annum (pro rata), Hours: 21 hours per week
Deadline: Monday 10 July 2017, 16:00

Read more

Training Opportunities
HIV Awareness for African faith and community leaders
Date & Time: Wednesday 12 July 2017, 9:30 – 16:30
Venue: Longsight Library

Read more

Grant Funding
Date & Time: Tuesday 5 September 2017, 9:30 – 12:30
Venue: Regional Athletics Arena (GreaterSport)

Read more

Bid Writing: The Basics
Date & Time: Thursday 7 September 2017, 9:00 – 11:30
Venue: Manchester

Read more

ILM Level 5 Award in Leadership
Date & Time: Thursday 7 September 2017 – Thursday 14 December 2017, 9:30 – 12:30
Venue: Regional Athletics Arena (GreaterSport)

 Manchester City Council  Work and Skills Team Weekly Bulletin


Sign up now with Volunteer Centre Manchester
If your organisation works in Manchester and involves volunteers, you are encouraged to register with Volunteer Centre Manchester.
Register with Volunteer Centre Manchester
Register your organisation – Click here to register your organisation
Register as a volunteer – Click here to register as a volunteer
Volunteer DBS (CRB) checks
DBS Manchester and Salford provides a quality and professional DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking service and Safe Recruitment advice centre. DBS Manchester and Salford is provided by Salford CVS. For further information click here or contact 0161 787 7795, or email:
Volunteer Centre Manchester’s training page
Click here to see what we’re running


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

Contact 881 3744 for details…

Back in September!

 If you’re a Twitter user, please follow the new Work and Skills Team twitter account for news of upcoming events, vacancies, apprenticeships and other opportunities open to Manchester residents.


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

Social Care Workers, Shift Leader, Care Assistants, RGNs, Family Support Workers
Various hours
Salaries: competitive rates of pay
These posts are ongoing vacancies
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.







Check ‘Generating Opportunities’ for volunteering, training/employability related news

Visit Jobcentre plus in Manchester –  @JCPinManchester on Twitter for alerts to new and current jobs/advice/opportunities – opportunities across 10 councils

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.

Do you live or work in Manchester?
Thinking about starting your own business or already trading?
Need advice at a time and place that suits you?

Help is at end with a free online advice, information and networking service.

Live chat is available MondayFriday between 9am and 7pm (excluding public bank holidays). All enquiries left outside of these hours will be responded to first thing the next working day.

This service can be used alone or in conjunction with face to face services delivered by organisations such as the Business Growth Hub or Prince’s Trust

Create your account now by visiting



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)

pss logo

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


Department for Work & Pensions

Follow us on  @JCPinManchester  /  @JCPinCheshire  /  @EmployerSuite.  

home instead


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:

A5 Rec poster Train 2up S Manc k version

CAREGiver Job Description and Person Spec v2014.2 (1)

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

          @EmployerSuite / @JCPinManchester  /  @JCPinCheshire