Knowsley Community & Voluntary Services


Leadership. Ingenuity. Sector Social Growth

Daneway Foundation

The Daneway Foundation, is administered and managed by the Community Foundation for Merseyside.

The Daneway Foundation aims to improve the lives of young people aged between 11 and 25 years of age. It wishes to fund projects that support socially disadvantaged young people. It wishes to give them opportunities to improve their life chances and to become active and engaged citizens in their own communities.

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ESF Community Grants – 1 to 1 Surgery on 27th April 2017 (am)

Are you thinking of applying for the ESF community grants – Round 3?

Tom Youds – Grant Administrator from WEA has agreed to hold 1 – 1 surgeries for Knowsley Groups on the morning of the 27th April 2017.

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Ahoy There! Volunteers Wanted!

The Kirkby and North Liverpool Sea Cadets are looking for adults age 18+ who are enthusiastic, reliable and want to work with young people. If you have boating/outdoor adventure skills then all the better but if not, they offer fantastic training opportunities to volunteers enabling you to gain a variety of new skills and confidence. No prior experience is needed.

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Funding to Support the Development of Small Charities and Social Enterprises (UK)

The Fore Trust has announced that the next funding round to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies will open for registrations on the 24th July 2017.

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Bright Ideas Fund!

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund aims to give your community group the support and tools to start setting up your community business. It will also give your group the early stage finance that you need need to carry out consultation with local people and feasibility studies to develop a community business idea the community wants and needs.

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We are Knowsley CVS.

We provide leadership to the voluntary, community, social enterprise and faith sector to influence local sector social growth.

On this website you will find information about our full range of services, on-line links and resources to help you from starting up your group to helping you grow and develop, advice on funding, news from across the sector to inspire and encourage joint working, a jobs board if you are looking to change and something for the weekend in our events section, as well as much more besides.

Sefton CVS HR, Governance & Compliance Officer

Grade:                 £30,000 – £35,000 per annum, depending on experience.

Location:             Sefton CVS Head Office, Waterloo, Borough of Sefton

Hours:                 35 hours per week

Accountable to:   Chief Executive of Sefton CVS

Closing date:       9am on Tuesday 2nd May 2017

Job Purpose:                     

  • To preserve the integrity of the organisation by ensuring that it stays on an ethical and legal course at all times.
  • To ensure the organisation is fully compliant with and continuously adheres to, all external Regulatory and Legal standards.
  • To advise and guide the CVS Board, the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team on all regulatory matters both external and internal.
  • Specifically, to manage the organisation’s Human Resources (HR) function and ensure that the appropriate HR policies and procedures are in place within the scope of best practice and the law.
  • Work alongside the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team, to develop and implement a progressive HR strategy which ensures the organisation recruits and retains the right people and develop and engage the workforce to deliver the highest standards of performance.
  • To ensure the organisation operates and functions at all times within the internal in-house policies and procedures and for enforcing and maintaining the required standards of external and internal compliance with UK regulations in all aspects and levels of our business.
  • To act as the central reference point and the management lead internally in providing guidance on compliance matters.
  • The post holder will be supportive of other members of the management team and provide qualified advice and guidance on matters that fall within the remit of compliance and governance.

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Trustee/Director Family Voices = Family Choices Ltd

Family Voices = Family Choices Ltd are looking for Trustees/Directors

Family Voices = Family Choices Ltd are an ambitious Knowsley based organisation currently developing its services to deliver activities for children and young people aged 5 – 13 years of age. They are now looking for new Trustees/Directors.

Family Voices = Family Choices Ltd is a Charitable Company that started in 2011 to develop and deliver universal activities and services for children and their families aged 0 – 11 years of age.

Their impact over the last six years has been significant, working in collaboration with partner agencies to deliver activities and services in accordance to needs and interests. The organisation has delivered activities to over 1000 families aiding in the identification of early intervention, supporting the learning and development needs of children and young people, reducing anti-social behaviour incidents and increasing accessibility to affordable out of school activities.

The organisation is going into a period of rapid growth and development as it aims to increase its impact across a larger geographical area and increase activities and support for children and young people. As part of these plans Family Voices = Family Choices Ltd is seeking to recruit additional Trustees/Directors. Family Voices would like to develop a Board of Trustees/Directors to reflect the diverse communities it serves.  In addition we are seeking to recruit the following personnel and disciplines to the Board of Trustees/Directors:

Strategic Leadership – individuals with leadership skills that will organise the Board of Trustees/Directors and keep members focused on the charitable company’s purposes in order to provide greater public benefit. You will have demonstrable experience of voluntary sector organisations, strategic planning and social policy.   You will provide support, supervision and appraising opportunities to the Senior Member of Staff.

Legal – individuals from a legal background who would be able to support the charitable company in navigating legal issues also specific experience in Human Resources would be desirable.

Finance – individuals with demonstrable experience in financial planning and accounting skills to help ensure that Family Voices = Family Choices Ltd is a resilient and sustainable organisation.

Marketing/PR – individuals with a background in PR, Marketing and Communications to bring skills to the Board around developing our brand identity and public image.

If you have knowledge, skills and experience that could benefit the organisation and you’re interested in applying for a trustee position with Family Voices, send your CV and a short letter illustrating why you are interested in the role and the value you can bring to the board of trustees.

Full role descriptions and Annual Report are available on request.

Deadline for applications: Friday 28th April 2017.

In return for your commitment you will be part of an ambitious growing organisation, moving Family Voices = Family Choices Ltd forward during a period of transformation.

If you are interested in any of these roles or would like any further information please contact:

Jane Houghton 0151 443 4531 or email

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