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We work throughout the UK in partnership with Benevity, who are a software social enterprise, “offering innovative solutions and services to build more engaging & strategic programs that increase social and business impacts”. Our role is in the distribution of donations to charities and donor’s chosen causes within the UK.

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  • Paid Intern Opportunity with Creating Sustainable Organisations CIC

    Creating Sustainable Organisations (CIC)
    Creating Sustainable Organisations is a Community Interest Company based in South Manchester but working across Greater Manchester and beyond to help support Community and Voluntary organisations, Social Enterprises, Public Services and Business companies achieve their organisational aims.

    Internship Opportunity
    We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic person aged 18-24 to assist the senior management team. You will be involved in all aspects of the our programmes working closely with the small team of directors, staff and volunteers thus developing your own employability skills and increasing your knowledge of working across a range of thematic sectors. We are looking for an intern to help us to research and develop ways in which our 4 Steps Skills Programme could provide and extra service delivery arm to help 3rd sector organisations build the capacity of their organisation in conjunction with our own organisation. The intern will report to the two main directors but you will support the whole of our new team.

    This is a paid position for a twelve calendar week period only, with the remuneration being £3,000 for this time period.

    Your normal working hours will be between 09.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday (35 hours per week). However, this position requires some flexibility of working hours in accordance with the needs of the organisation.

    If you are interested in this position, please carefully read our CSO-Intern-Person Specand then complete our CSOCIC Intern-Application-Form and email your completed form to contact@cso-cic.org.uk along with a copy of your CV and a brief cover letter by 23rd November 2015 explaining clearly why you would like this role working for our organisation. If you are successful you will be asked to attend a formal interview. Interviews will take place week at a mutual date/time to be agreed with candidates.

    No Comments | Posted on October 30th
  • Wellbeing Dominoes – Tuesday 27th October 2015

    A one day course for group facilitators and therapists, to be trained to use Wellbeing Dominoes, a creative groupwork resource to increase wellbeing, development of which was funded by NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale, Clinical Commissioning group.

    Tuesday, 27 October 2015 from 09:30 to 16:00
    Manchester Metropolitan University
    Birley Building, Birley Campus
    Manchester, Lancashire M15 6GX

    £149.05 http://cartwheelimpact.eventbrite.co.uk?s=44289589

    Your ticket includes full training on using the resource, a nutritious lunch and a game box to take away. You will be trained in the therapeutic and creative delivery of the game as a resource you can use with your groups.
    We are only offering 10 places, participants will receive a really thorough, practical and in-depth experience, led by an Artist and and Art Therapist who developed Wellbeing Dominoes with Cartwheel Arts. You will also have a chance to explore Wellbeing Dominoes with other therapists and facilitators, sharing and discussing how the game can be used with your groups.
    More information
    A one day course for group facilitators and therapists, to be trained to use Wellbeing Dominoes, a creative group-work resource to increase wellbeing.
    What is Wellbeing Dominoes?
    Wellbeing Dominoes is a user developed resource, the development was funded by Heywood Middleton and Rochdale, Clinical Commissioning Group.
    The resource is rooted in mindfulness and connects with the 5 Ways to Wellbeing. Wellbeing Dominoes is designed to be used within groups over a fexible number of weeks, using creativity as a tool to support and develop mental wellbeing.
    We can evidence that ‘playing’ Wellbeing Dominoes within a group, over 8 weeks, increases mental wellbeing, confidence, social interaction and networks and raises self esteem.
    Wellbeing Dominoes is a flexible resource that would benefit groups of adults with mild to moderate mental health issues, volunteer groups, young people, carers groups and recovery groups.
    Why do I need training to use the resource?
    No specialist creative skills or equipment is needed to use Wellbeing Dominoes but the use of the tool must be facilitated by a trained facilitator. The groups using Wellbeing Dominoes are likely to have a degree of vulnerability. The game development was supported and reviewed by Arts Therapists and it is important that considerations such as providing a safe and confidential environment, setting clear bounderies and focus on process rather than outcomes are understood by Wellbeing Dominoes facilitators.
    The training also provides an opportunity to experience the resource through interactive ‘play’ and discuss with other facilitators/therapist how the resource could be used within your group. You will be shown past creative work made during Wellbeing Dominoes and explore how the resource was developed. Alongside this you will be able to speak to the Artist, Art Therapist and Project Coordinator, who developed this game and discuss how to tailor Wellbeing Dominoes to be used within your group.
    Finally we will provide you with a framework for collecting evidence about the effectivness of Wellbeing Dominoes in increasing Mental Wellbeing.
    Other details
    Artist Lisa Risbec, Emotional Support Worker Jodie Silverman (Also registered as an Art Phycotherapist) and Art for Wellbeing Project Coordinator Kerry Bertram will be delivering this course.
    We have 10 places available on this training course.
    We will be providing a vegetarian lunch and refreshments during the day. Please let us know if you have any dietary, access or other needs and we will do our best to accomodate these. Parking, directions and an outline of the stucture of the day will be provided to you upon purchase of your ticket.

    No Comments | Posted on September 16th

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