Community Council Clerk (part time)

Bradford Trident Community Council seeks a highly motivated and enthusiastic person to take on the post of part time Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer as soon as possible. The ideal candidate will be someone with good organisational and communication skills who can work efficiently and effectively under pressure and on his/her initiative

Time spent by the Clerk on council business varies, but is currently 16 hours a week with 12 full Council meetings a year (approx.)

Previous local government experience is desirable but not essential.

Salary (dependent on experience) is paid in accordance with the National Joint Council recommendations plus reasonable expenses.

Duties include:

  • acting as advisor to the council;
  • minute taking;
  • compilation and dealing with all correspondence, (ability to use e-mail is necessary);
  • accounts
  • Maintaining all information of expenditure and income, making payments, preparing quarterly financial review documents and preparing the annual budget document
  • Completing the end of year accounts on behalf of the Community Council.
  • maintaining the Community Council website
  • The post holder will work from office/home and will be required to attend evening meetings.
  • willingness to undertake training in all aspects of local authority administration.

If this role appeals and you feel you have the necessary skills and experience we’d be delighted to hear from you

Application packs are available via e-mail

Closing date for applications Friday 19th May 2017 and interviews will be held the following week.

Better Start Bradford, Programme Facilitator (Maternity Cover) from July 2017

Better Start Bradford are looking to recruit a Programme Facilitator. The aim of the role is to embed the Better Start Bradford approach and projects in Children’s Centres and VCS partner organisations across the area by co-ordinating the successful implementation of the BSB portfolio. You will also be a positive role model with staff, volunteers and parents; demonstrating enthusiasm for the Programme and being positive about change.

You should be experienced in working with children and families, respond well in a fast changing environment, be flexible, think strategically and be ambitious for improvements to services for families with young children. You will embrace the challenges of partnership working and welcome an opportunity to use learning to drive change in organisational cultures.

In line with community need it is desirable that you speak one or more of the following languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Slovakian, Polish or Hungarian.

This post may be subject to a secondment opportunity with agreement from partners (please seek permission from your line manager before applying).

• The deadline for applications is 9am on 26th May 2017
• Interviews are planned for w.c 5th June 2017

Please download the application pack and supporting documents here:

1. Job advert Description Specification and Background info

2. Person spec May 2017


4. BRADFORD TRIDENT Equality and Diversity recruitment monitoring

To request an application pack via email, or for any questions please contact:
Fareeaa Moughal or Guy Dove ( or 01274 513220)


Better Start Bradford – Bradford Doulas project
Locality Officer

SCP 24-25
Initially a 1 Year Post (secondment welcome)

Action for Community Ltd (ACL) is a registered charity that aims to support people to access training and employment, tackle poverty and adopt healthier lifestyles, including reducing health inequalities. The charity is based at Carlisle Business Centre and the Bradford Volunteer Doula Service is one of ACL’s key projects. Bradford Doulas delivers across Bradford City CCG wards and has now won a further contract to support pregnant women and their families in the Better Start Bradford area, delivering the Bradford Doulas project.

We train Bradford women to qualify as CERTA accredited volunteer doulas to provide non-judgmental, consistent, tailored information and physical and emotional support 6-weeks before the birth, during labour and 6-weeks postnatal.

As a locality officer, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the project. Your responsibilities will include:
– Recruiting new trainee volunteer doulas, and managing and arranging appropriate training for existing volunteer doulas.
– Matching doulas to mums that are referred to the service appropriately, carrying out initial risk assessments visits within the home and assessing the needs of mums and families.
– Liaising and networking with statutory and voluntary sector partners for marketing support, maintaining referrals to the service and ensuring appropriate support is provided for doulas, mums and their families.
– You will have experience of working in the health or social care sector and/or the VCS in a health and social care setting with knowledge around pregnancy and childbirth and perinatal care.
– You will also have experience of supervising volunteers and of working with a diverse population, including BME communities. A good understanding of confidentiality, child protection and domestic abuse is required. You will also have confidence in collating monitoring information and data gathering in order to compile reports for funding bodies.

For a full job description, service specification and application pack please contact:
Kauser Rauf, or tel: 01274 223201
This opportunity is also available as a secondment; however please speak to your employer before applying.
Closing date for applications is 12 noon on: Friday 28th April 2017
Interviews will take place Friday 5th May 2017

Locality officer – job advert