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

Expressions of interest invited for Better Start Bradford Projects

Better Start Bradford is looking for organisations to deliver key projects we will be putting out to tender in July. 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 EOI to tender for the project they are interested in. Tendering for Better Start Bradford projects is restricted to voluntary and community sector organisations.

Project 1 – Baby Steps
Baby Steps is a targeted intervention for pregnant women and their partner/supporter where the family is deemed to be vulnerable. It was developed and licensed by the NSPCC and is a manualised programme based on group sessions with some back up one-to-one support. The courses start around 28/30 weeks of pregnancy with 6 antenatal sessions and 6 postnatal sessions. Providers should have appropriate experience.

Contract period 5 years delivery including 3 months set-up from Nov 1st 2017

Contract value £ 923,500 total for 5 years

Project 2 – Breastfeeding support project
The Breastfeeding support project will provide one-to-one support for new mums in their home as soon as possible after the birth. The supporter will offer help to establish and sustain breastfeeding. In addition the project will work with local communities and organisations in the Better Start Bradford area to develop a breastfeeding friendly community. Providers should have experience of delivering a similar project.

Contract period 3 years delivery plus 3 months set-up from Nov 1st 2017

Contract value £ 469,000 total for 3 years 3 months

Project 3 – HAPPY
HAPPY (Healthy and Active Parenting Programme for early Years) was developed by Born in Bradford and it aims to reduce obesity in children through targeted parenting classes for pregnant women with follow-up postnatal sessions. Providers should have experience of delivering Family Links courses and of working with detailed evaluation of a project

Contract period 3 years delivery plus 3 months set-up from Nov 1st 2017

Contract value £ 163,500 total for 3 years 3 months

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 (EOI). Please complete our EOI form and let us know basic details of your organisation and we will add your name to the list.

EOI – Baby Steps Breastfeeding support project HAPPY (MSWord)

EOI – Baby Steps Breastfeeding support project HAPPY (PDF)