Better Start Bradford is looking for organisations to deliver key projects we will be putting out to tender in September. Better Start Bradford is a Big Lottery funded project, working in the three Bradford wards of Bradford Moor, Bowling and Barkerend and Little Horton to improve outcomes for children aged 0-3, including pregnancy. We have developed a new approach to tendering supported by eMBED and we will invite all organisations who respond to this Expression of Interest to tender for the project they are interested in. Tendering for Better Start Bradford projects is restricted to Voluntary and Community Sector organisations who are legally constituted.

Project 1 – Cook & Eat.
Cooking for a Better Start is part of the Eat, Live, Love theme of Better Start Bradford. The intention of the project is to offer practical cooking sessions to increase confidence in preparing healthy meals and improve the families’ knowledge of healthy meals. This project will also aim to engage parents into the full range of projects offered in the theme through signposting to enhance their knowledge and parenting behaviours further. The project will be offered across the Better Start Bradford (BSB) area to parents of children under 4 years of age and delivered by HENRY core trained facilitators with practical cooking, food hygiene and facilitation training in community venues with cooking and crèche facilities.

Contract period Three years delivery plus three months set-up from 1 January 2018

Contract value £110,000

Project 2 – Forest Schools

Forest Schools is a project that aims to engage very young children (0-3’s) with the natural environment. Forest School activities will be delivered by a qualified level three, Forest Schools practitioner and supported by trainee practitioners as a programme of ten sessions over a ten-week period. The year one programme will focus on environmental activities targeted at three year olds, initially in nursery settings and then in suitable outdoors settings. It is proposed that the FS programme will be rolled out to families with children aged 0-3 over the following two years. Year one of the project will be used to test the viability and benefits of offering a FS programme for children in the 0-2 age group. Suitable outdoors settings include local neighbourhood greenspaces, parks, woodlands, community gardens and other potential locations. We are looking for a provider to deliver the initial pilot phase and work with BSB to develop and expand the programme in years two and three.

Contract period Three years delivery plus three months set-up from 1 January 2018

Contract value £200,000 subject to review after Year One

Project 3 – Pre-Schoolers in the Playground

The PiP programme aims to increase levels of physical activity and reduce levels of obesity in pre-school children aged 18 months to 4 years old by changing the culture of school playgrounds. The programme has been developed by researchers at the Bradford Institute for Health Research, University of York and University of Durham. PiP is a ten-week programme of six facilitated 30 minute sessions that will be offered to all children under four years and their families. Three programmes per school will be offered over an academic year. Whilst it is anticipated that it will benefit families where they attend schools to drop off older siblings the programme will also be open to all families in the local area. Year one of this project will be a pilot phase delivering programmes in two schools within the BSB area. We are looking for a provider that can co-ordinate delivery in the first instance and work with BSB to expand the programme in years two and three.

Contract period Three years delivery plus three months set-up from 1 January 2018

Contract value £52,000 subject to review after Year One

In the first instance we want to hear from organisations who wish to be included on the tender list for these contracts. Full details of the contracts will be included in the Invitation to Tender. The Invitation to Tender will only be available to organisations who have submitted an Expression of Interest. Please let us know basic details of your organisation and we will add your name to the list

The closing date for Expressions of Interest is 22 September 2017.




Vacancy for Finance Assistant Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship towards AAT Accounting Qualification

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to learn and train in your chosen career as well as earning a regular pay packet. You will be given first-hand experience and learn the majority of the skills needed on the job, whilst also studying AAT Accounting on day release to work towards AAT Accounting Qualification

Salary £16,300 pro rata

6.6% pension contribution

plus contribution towards 3 years of AAT college and exam fees.

Request more information and an application pack from Becci on or 01274 768060

Deadline for applications is 9am on 21st August 2017, interviews will be held on 24th August 2017 (date to be confirmed)

Vacancy for part time Clerk to Community Council

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 12 noon, Monday 31st July 2017 and interviews will be held at the end of the week.

Vacancy for Childcare Practitioner

Bradford Trident (Park Lane Pre School) is looking to appoint  a Childcare Practitioner with relevant Level 3 or above qualification to work with children aged between 2-5 year olds.  This post is temporary for 30 hours per week from 30th October 2017 to 20th July 2017 and then subject to review, wage £8.45 per hour.  Applicants must have at least two years experience of working in a child care setting.

For an application pack, please email