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ISSUE 165

DECEMBER 10, 2007

EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE COUNCIL’S AWARD-WINNING STAFF MAGAZINE

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Three wins and two second places at the Local Government Yorkshire and Humber Making a

Difference Awards for East Riding of Yorkshire Council PAGE 3

RECRUITMENT

Career hunting? Five pages of East

Riding of Yorkshire Council and

arvato jobs in this issue

STARTING ON PAGE 11

REGARD FOR

BIODIVERSITY

New duty to consider

wildlife while you work

PAGE 9


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Close to the edge

The caption competition this edition

features Alan Menzies, director of

planning and economic regeneration, on a

wet and windy cliff top at Ulrome.

Alan is being sheltered from the elements by a

chivalrous member of the IdeA peer review team,

which visited the council in preparation for the

next Comprehensive Performance Assessment.

To enter, think up a caption and send it to

grapevine.comps@ eastriding.gov.uk or The

Grapevine, HG115, County Hall, Cross Street,

Beverley, HU17 9BA.

The closing date is Wednesday, December19.

The winner will receive a one-day leisure pass

donated by East Riding Leisure.

If you have a photo of colleagues you think

would make a good caption competition, email it

to the.grapevine@eastriding.gov.uk or send it to

the postal address above.

The Grapevine caption

competition is sponsored by

OBE for Richard

CHILDREN’S Trust manager Richard

Vickers has been to Buckingham Palace

to accept his OBE from Her Majesty the

Queen.

Richard was nominated by civil servants

from the Department for Education and

Skills (DfES) policy team in London, with

whom he has worked for about four

years.

He began working with them following

the East Riding’s designation as a

Pathfinder Children’s Trust and continued

to help them develop commissioning

guidance for local authorities.

Richard said:“I enjoyed the experience,

CONGRATULATIONS to Beverly Goodall,

customer services team member and Timothy

Williams, development control officer who

were married at Rudstone Walk, South Cave

on Saturday, September 1.

The couple, who live in Hutton Cranswick,

honeymooned in New York.

They have two children, Joshua and Chloe.

particularly the morning spent meeting

the other people attending the honours

ceremony.

“People were drawn from across the

world and from different fields. What

stands out for me was meeting a

politician from St Helena, the manager of

a refugee centre, a soldier receiving the

Military Cross for action in Iraq and

Michael Eavis, the promoter of the

Glastonbury Festival, who was being

honoured for services to music.

“My family met him after the ceremony

but we did not come away with tickets

for next year’s Glastonbury.

“I was nervous meeting the Queen,

particularly as you are on public display

and being filmed. The Queen asked

about areas of work and was interested

in the changes over the past few years.”

Hutton Cranswick couple marry

NEW YORK HONEYMOON: Beverly and

Timothy on their special day

CAPTION COMPETITION

HONOUR: Richard Vickers receives

his OBE from HM the Queen


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Outstanding achievement

East Riding of Yorkshire

Council has been

honoured with three wins

and two second place

achievements at the Local

Government Yorkshire and

Humber Making a Difference

Awards 2007.

This is an outstanding

achievement in an awards

ceremony with only 10

categories.

People management award

First place was achieved in

the “people management

award” for Making Caring

Count. This category was

based on achievements in areas

such as recruitment and staff

development.

Making Caring Count

focused on recruiting and

retaining children’s social

workers through increasing the

number of graduate trainees,

launching a promotional

campaign and by helping

existing employees to gain

further qualifications.

Brigette Giles, head of

resource strategy, said: “The

campaign was used to raise the

profile of social care and it has

resulted in a reduction in

vacancy levels from over 50

per cent to around 10 per cent.

“The organisational

development team fully

deserves this accolade as every

member of the team is making

a difference.”

Working together to

improve award

First place was awarded to

Three for the Road in the

“working together to improve”

category. This award looked

for successful collaboration

with external partners in order

to improve service provision.

Three for the Road focuses

on reducing duplication in

passenger transport services

through partnership with the

ambulance service, community

transport providers and local

authorities.

Nigel Rowe, transportation

services manager, said: “This

project has seen new initiatives

enthusiastically identified and

efficiently improved. Winning

the award has been a terrific

boost to all involved.”

Making the connections

award

The Stamford Bridge Major

Maintenance Programme

achieved first place in the

“making the connections”

category. The award was given

for effective communication

with the local community,

partner groups and the

workforce on a project or

campaign.

The main bridge in Stamford

Bridge was in need of

maintenance that would

involve the closure of part of

the main route from York to

Bridlington. The programme

involved communicating this

need to the community and

others affected such as the

emergency services and

businesses.

Nigel Leighton, head of

infrastructure and facilities,

said: “We are delighted to

receive this award. It

recognises the commitment of

all involved to engage closely

with the community on a

range of complex issues

relating to an essential part of

the council’s highway

network.”

The council also achieved

two second place awards for

East Riding Leisure in the

“outstanding contribution”

category for employee or team

of the year and also for the

Older Workers Employment

Network (OWEN) project in

the “looking beyond our

shores” category for transnational

working.

Leader of the council,

Councillor Stephen Parnaby,

said: “Once again when East

Riding of Yorkshire Council

services are tested with other

councils we come out on top.

I am really proud of the staff

who make these achievements

possible, and also for the

residents who benefit from

these services.”

For more information about

the Local Government

Yorkshire and Humber or the

Making a Difference Awards

visit www.lgyh.gov.uk.

Photographs from the event

are on the intranet.

WINNERS: From top, the

Making Caring Count team;

the Three for the Road team;

the Stamford Bridge team

and engineers John McCann

and Mike Ball also from this

team. Look North presenter

Clare Frisby compered the

event and each award was

presented by a sponsor. On

the cover, from left, Patrick

Mackey, Margaret Martin,

Mike Featherby, Steve Baker,

Jo Shores, Dave Waudby,

Brigette Giles, Cllr Stephen

Parnaby, Rachel Julian, Nigel

Rowe, Cllr Jonathan Owen,

Cllr Felicity Temple and Nigel

Leighton


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Making caring count

The organisational

development team has been

making a difference with

colleagues from the council and

partner agencies by tackling a

serious staffing problem head on.

The council’s workforce strategy

identified social care as a “service

critical” area, with recruitment and

retention difficulties so severe that

it would impact on our customers.

The East Riding’s situation was

not unique. Nationally, there has

been a marked increase in reports

of recruitment difficulties. In a

survey of council HR departments,

68 per cent reported problems with

recruiting and retaining children’s

social workers. Forty per cent said

they had the same difficulties with

home care workers.

Locally, partners worked

together to draft a plan of action

which aimed to:

• Resolve chronic vacancy levels

• Activate a local marketing

campaign

• Improve knowledge about the

sector

• Generate efficiencies.

National research highlighted

that the best ways of recruiting

social workers is to either “grow

your own” or to attract students

through the provision of practice

placements.

Jo Shores, organisational

development manager, said: “The

council recognised that there

needed to be support for existing

staff who were aspiring social

workers as part of a grow your own

approach. A number of staff are

SERVICE CRITICAL: The organisational development team with Jo Shores, back row, centre

now supported each year in

undertaking their degree in social

work.

“Coupled with this was the need

to increase the number of practice

student placements, which has been

achieved.

“The organisational development

team established a social worker

recruitment pool which they

actively promote at university and

careers events. Applications for

social work posts are encouraged

throughout the year, with formal

advertising for the pool on a

quarterly basis.

“The importance of providing

realistic information about the

social care sector was also

recognised. This was achieved

through presentations and

literature. The team secured

external funding and developed a

poster campaign to raise the profile

of social care. A health and social

care prospectus, providing useful

information about working in the

sector, was also produced and the

council’s graduate trainees were

brought on board to develop an

emotive DVD to generate interest

in ‘making a difference’ through a

career in social care.

“The team used these materials

in schools, colleges, universities

and at general recruitment events.”

The results of all these proactive

initiatives are very significant.

Figures show that social worker

vacancies in the East Riding over

the past 12 months have gone

down from 50.7 per cent to 10.6

per cent. Managers attribute the

huge improvement to the effective

recruitment of newly qualified

social workers together with the

social work pool.

The wider picture in the area is

also much more encouraging, with

the number of students enrolling

for social work courses in further

and higher education sharply

increasing, which in turn leads to

more candidates applying for posts

advertised by the council.

The work of the organisational

development team in successfully

turning round a real staffing

headache in a key line of work

reflects the Striding Ahead theme

of “Developing our Organisation”

and specifically securing and

developing a quality workforce.

The Making Caring Count

campaign won the People

Management award in the recent

Local Government (Yorkshire and

Humber)“making a difference”

awards.

Striding Ahead themes

• Engaging with residents and communities – Huw Roberts, director of

environment and neighbourhood services

• Reshaping service delivery – Barry Adams, director of corporate policy and

strategy

• Developing our organisation – Sue Lockwood, director of corporate

resources

• Working together – Alison Waller, assistant director of children, family and

adult services

• Investing in our future – Nigel Pearson, chief executive


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More Post Office

cuts?

More cuts in the number of

branch post offices in the

East Riding are in the

pipeline after the Post Office

announced a second tranche of

proposed closures for the East

Riding.

The one new East Riding post

office scheduled for complete

closure is Marine Drive,

Bridlington.

However, branches at

Melbourne, Burton Fleming,

Huggate, Wetwang and Barmston

are scheduled for closure to be

replaced by outreach facilities

with limited opening times of

between two and 10 hours a week.

In addition, Post Office

services currently operating one

day a week at Rudston and

Sledmere are set to be reduced to

two hours a week.

East Riding councillors have

been at the forefront of the

campaign and have authorised use

of the council’s customer service

centres, libraries and leisure

centres to gather in letters of

response to pass on to the Post

A GOVERNMENT minister

visited Hedon to meet victims

of the summer floods and see

how the flood recovery work

has progressed.

Phil Woolas MP, Minister of

State at the Department of

Environment, Food and Rural

Affairs (Defra), right, met

residents from Westwick and

Poultney Garth. Some of the

residents are living in caravans

or on the first floor of their

homes, awaiting completion of

repair works. Other have been

able to return home.

Mr Woolas was accompanied by

council leader Councillor

Stephen Parnaby and Nigel

Pearson, chief executive,

together with Graham Stuart,

MP for Beverley and

Holderness, and the Mayor of

Hedon John Ledger.

Mr Woolas said:“I learned a lot

from my visit to Hull and the

AT THE FOREFRONT: Councillors Stephen Parnaby and Jane

Evison at Lockington Post Office

Office consultation team.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby,

leader of the council, said:

“Thousands responded to the

closure proposals announced by

the Post Office in October but

we must continue the fight and

keep up the pressure.

“I urge people to get involved

and send out a clear message that

the East Riding values its post

offices and wants them kept.”

Proforma letters which people

can use to add their own

East Riding. I applaud the

efforts of the councils, the

Environment Agency and

emergency services who pulled

together to deal with the

devastation that was caused by

the summer floods.

“The opportunity to meet

residents and councillors in

Hedon was extremely valuable.

The courage, determination

and community spirit they

displayed in coping with the

severe damage that's been

done to their homes really

impressed me.

comments are available at the

council venues, but note that the

deadline for responses to the

latest closure proposals is January

17, 2008.

The address to write to is:

Adrian Wales, Network

Development Manager, c/o

National Consultation Team, Post

Office Ltd, FREEPOST

CONSULTATION TEAM, No

stamp is required. Response can

also be sent online by emailing

consultation@postoffice.co.uk

Government minister meets flood victims

Councillor Parnaby said:“We

were pleased to welcome Mr

Woolas to the East Riding to

show him how the floods

affected people in Hedon and

the critical importance of the

drainage system in this area of

the East Riding.

“The visit was also an

opportunity to explain how

services coped and responded

and to discuss lessons learned

from the experience in this

part of the East Riding.

“The impact of the floods in

Hedon is being throughly

assessed as part of the East

Riding’s on-going flood review.

“The council has also provided

information about this area.”

Around 6,000 homes in the

East Riding, including 350

council properties, were hit by

storm damage and flooding as a

result of the torrential weather

on June 25.

New post for Mike

Mike Furbank,

right, area

relationship

manager, is now

the head of

improvement

and learning.

Mike, who was

formerly a

teacher at

Beverley

Grammar

School, has been in the school

improvement service for 10 years.

He said:“I look forward to working with

schools in the coming months and years

to continue the excellent work that has

seen such improvements in performance

of children in the East Riding.”

The former head of improvement and

learning, Philip Holmes, is now the

assistant director for children and young

people services.

Credit certificate

Tony Margetts,

right, is shown

with the

certificate of

credit in

commissioning

and purchasing

for public care

from Oxford

Brookes

University.

He completed the course, which

included a teaching element and two

assignments, in the summer.

Tony is the substance misuse manager

for East Riding Safe Communities and

leads on the commissioning of drug

treatment services.

Your culture views

Staff are encouraged to have their say on

culture in the East Riding by completing

a questionnaire aimed at finding out

about their cultural interests, what

activities they take part in, and what

improvements they would like in the

cultural life of the area.

The questionnaire is part of the East

Riding Cultural Partnership’s cultural

activities study “Somewhere to go,

something to do.”

The questionnaire can be found in the

“have your say” part of the council’s

website at www.eastriding.gov.uk/consult

Click on “current consultations” and go

to “somewhere to go, something to do”.

Hard copies of the questionnaire are

also available from libraries, leisure

centres, museums and customer service

centres.

All completed questionnaires will be

entered into a prize draw, with the

chance to win a three-month leisure

centre pass as top prize and tickets to

various cultural attractions and events

on offer as other prizes.

The consultation will run until the end

of the year.


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6 CMT TEAMTALK

Monday, November 26

Monday, December 3

Dog control orders

Following the introduction of the

Clean Neighbourhoods and

Environment Act 2005, dog control

orders provide the opportunity to

replace the previous system of

byelaws for the control of dogs and

also the Dogs (fouling land) Act 1996

which has also been repealed.

Through consultation and particularly

with town and parish councils, the

council hopes to be working in

partnership with local communities in

the implementation and enforcement

of dog control orders.The

consultation includes identifying land

owned by town and parish councils as

well as recognising that they have the

power to enforce dog control orders

once implemented.

For further information ring Sue Herne,

animal and pest control manager,

(01482) 396185.

Minister of State,

Department for

Environment, Food and

Rural Affairs

Phil Woolas, Minister of State,

Department for Environment, Food

and Rural Affairs, visited the East

Riding today meeting John Ledger,

Mayor of Hedon, and residents in

Hedon affected by the flooding in

June.The Minister was accompanied

by the leader of the council,

Councillor Stephen Parnaby and chief

executive, Nigel Pearson, who briefed

the Minister on the council’s recovery

programme as well as the overview

and scrutiny review, which is under

way. Following the visit to Hedon the

Minister then met the Environment

Agency along with Alan Menzies,

director of planning and economic

regeneration.

VISIT: From left, Phil Woolas,

Stephen Parnaby (at back), John

Ledger and Nigel Pearson

For further information ring Alan

Menzies, director of planning and

economic regeneration, (01482)

391603.

Budget conferences

The annual series of budget

conferences concluded today in

Bridlington. Budget conferences have

also been held in Beverley and Goole

as well as one held for young people

at Longcroft School and Performing

Arts College.The feedback from

delegates has been very positive with

very detailed and vigorous debates

taking place during the workshop

sessions on spending priorities.

Delegates have reported that the

conferences have been exactly what

they wanted and found them to be

very informative.This year’s budget

conferences have included both the

Humberside Police Authority and

Humberside Fire Authority which has

added an additional dimension in

explaining the budget process and the

elements of the council tax.

For further information ring Steve Button,

head of finance, (01482) 394100.

Local Government

Yorkshire & Humber –

Making a Difference

Awards

The awards ceremony was held on

Thursday, November 29 and the

council achieved first place with the

following entries:

• People Management:Award for

People Development and

Learning: Life Changing Work:

Making Caring Count

• Working Together to Improve:

Award for Collaboration

through Partnership Working:

Three for the Road

• Making the Connections:

Award for Effectively

Communicating with Local

Citizens, Partners and/or the

Workforce: Stamford Bridge

Major Maintenance

and came second with the following

submissions:

East Riding Leisure

• Older Workers Employment

Network (OWEN project)

Public Services Awards

– transport: service

delivery, Transport

Award

The council was runner up in the

Guardian Awards for its community

transport initiative that has improved

access to transport.

CMT congratulated all of the teams.

Library Christmas

promotion

Library and information services are

helping to solve Christmas present

problems with their latest

SOLVING PROBLEMS: Borrow

a book and get discount on gifts

promotion. Staff will be visiting

council offices during the week with

library books to borrow and high

quality gifts that will offer some new

present ideas. Better still, people who

borrow a book can get a 25 per cent

discount off all their purchases.A

selection of new library stock that

members can borrow plus full sales

displays will be on show at the

following places and times:

• Wednesday, December 5, from

9.30am to 4pm in the Council

Chamber, Goole council offices.

• Thursday, December 6, from

9.30am to 3pm in the Council

Chamber, Bridlington Town Hall.

• Friday, December 7, from 9.30am to

4pm in the new training room,

Skirlaugh council offices.

For further information ring Dick

Primmer, (01482) 39 2500.

Managers are reminded to use Teamtalk and other Grapevine articles as part of their team briefings


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Children take the

lead

Children and young people

took the lead in their

schools and at County

Hall, Beverley, for the first

national “11 Million Takeover

Day”.

Sir Al Aynsley Green, the

Children's Commissioner for

England, called on the public,

private and community sector to

celebrate the importance of the 11

million children and young people

in England by supporting the 11

Million Takeover Day.

The aim was for young people

to think about ways they would

do things differently, or changes

they would make to their school

or area.

Pupils at Withernsea High

School focused on design projects

to improve interior and exterior

areas of the school.

Each year group had a specific

area to design and the school

launched a blog, where pupils

were able to vote for their

favourite designs.

At County Hall, young people

found out how council services

are run and got involved with

decision making.

A group of young people

reviewed and evaluated the

council’s commitment to Hear by

Right.

Hear by Right is a set of

standards for councils to aim for

School heating advice

HEADTEACHERS and site

managers are being reminded

to check their school heating

system before school

buildings are closed for the

holidays.

Heating systems should be

left in an operable mode to

automatically protect school

services and buildings against

frost damage over the

Christmas and New Year shut

down period.

The following issues should

MUCH TO OFFER: Pupils at Withernsea School taking part in 11

Million Takeover Day

Picture courtesy of Terry Bearpark

in involving and engaging children

and young people in local

democracy, which have been

developed by the Local

Government Association and the

National Youth Agency.

The draft standards will now be

circulated for consultation and

will demonstrate the council’s

ongoing commitment to its

children and young people and

the contribution they can make.

be addressed:

• Optimiser controls should

be turned to the “holiday”

position on the three-way

switch.

• Pumps, boilers etc should

be electrically switched on

and not manually isolated.

• If the primary fuel is oil or

coal, ensure adequate

storage is provided before

the shut down period to

maintain operation if the

plant is automatically

Two young people were also

involved in interviews for a youth

worker.

Jackie Brewis, youth service

manager, said: “It is important

that children and young people

have as many opportunities as

possible to contribute to real

decision-making processes. They

have much to offer and can make

a real difference in how services

are shaped and delivered.”

activated by frost

protection controls.

• It is advisable to arrange

periodic visits to sites to

carry out a visual

inspection.

Any identified problems can

be reported to building and

related services, on

emergency call-out number

07967 146164.

For clarification of the above

issues or more information

contact an area engineer.

Gardening equipment

Students at Longcroft School are asking for

donations of old gardening tools,

equipment, manure and wellies for their

gardening club.

Students are also appealing to local farmers

who may be able to donate and deliver any

excess manure.

If you have any spare gardening equipment,

tools or wellies that you would like to

donate, or have some farm manure you

could deliver please ring Matt Henderson

at Longcroft on (01482) 862171 ext 236.

Westfield award

Westfield Primary School, Cottingham, is

the first primary school in the East Riding

to be awarded the Financial Management

Standard in Schools.

A great deal of work went into achieving

the standard.

The school wishes to thank the schools

finance team for their help and support.

Cooking up a treat

Jamie Robson, a pupil at Headlands School,

Bridlington, won the local heats of “Future

Chef” at Selby College on November 13.

Jamie had only six days to prepare and

practise a two-course meal for two people

in an hour and a half, on a £5 budget. Jamie

won a cookery book and a place in the

regional final to be held in Manchester in

the new year. He has been appointed a

mentor chef, Peter Conlin, from

“Malmaison” in Leeds city centre.

Jamie hopes to become a chef and

eventually own his own restaurant when he

finishes school. Ian Wormald, assistant head,

said:“This is a superb achievement and we

wish Jamie all the best in the regional

heats.”

Wilberforce winners

At the end of the “Wilberforce 2007

Slavery and Abolition” project in schools

across the East Riding, each school was

invited to submit a portfolio of the work it

had done.

Two schools have been selected as the

winners of the Hull Trains Prize for

excellent projects, they are Quay Primary,

Bridlington, and St Martin's Primary,

Fangfoss.

Each school will be awarded a certificate

and cheque for £200.

Achievement award

Congratulations to Chris Abbott,

headteacher at South Hunsley School, who

was awarded the local government and

overall Woman of Achievement award for

her work at the school.

She was nominated by school catering

manager Nadia Linguard who felt Chris’s

outstanding drive, motivation, business

acumen and care for students should be

recognised.


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Return of rewards

for reading

Ahugely popular scheme

which rewards people for

reading is back after tens of

thousands of people took

advantage earlier this year.

People who borrow books and

other items from the council’s

libraries can earn free swims at

participating leisure centres and

free admission to two of the most

popular visitor attractions in the

area.

Councillor Jane Evison, the

council’s portfolio holder for

leisure and culture, said: “The

voucher scheme was immensely

popular during its first run at the

start of this year, bringing in

thousands of new library

members.

“I’m sure it will be just as

popular this time round and I

would encourage people to start

collecting their vouchers now.”

Until March 31, 2008, each time

a new or existing library member

borrows two or more books or

other items, they can get their

voucher stamped.

Customers must collect three

stamps on one voucher before

they can use it to claim their

reward.

Each completed voucher entitles

one person to a free swim at the

council’s participating leisure

centres or admission to Sewerby

Hall, near Bridlington, and Skidby

Mill, near Cottingham.

The vouchers are valid until

March 31, 2008.

Lesley Veail, a library assistant

Community empowerment

workers graduation

POPULAR: Lesley Veail relaxes with a book at Sewerby Hall

at North Bridlington Library, said:

“The voucher scheme proved to be

very popular with library users and

lots of people asked if we would

be doing it again.

“We received lots of positive

comments about how much they

enjoyed the activities and, of

course, lots of people were reading

more.”

Library membership is quick

and easy to set up by calling at any

library or registering online.

For more information, visit

www.eastriding.gov.uk/libraries or

call your local library.

The swimming pools at Francis

Scaife Leisure Centre,

Pocklington, and the Pavilion

Leisure, Withernsea, may not be

open for the full duration of the

voucher offer due to

refurbishment works but vouchers

can be used at other pools.

More details will be announced

soon.

COMMUNITY empowerment

workers have celebrated

graduation in the postgraduate

diploma in community

development awarded by Leeds

Metropolitan University.

The workers, who have been

trained in community

development theory and

practice, were recruited in June

2006 as part of the community

empowerment Humber Rural

Pathfinder trial.

Managed by the Humber and

Wolds Rural Community

Council in partnership with the

council, this is an innovative

trial that seeks to develop a

new model for engaging rural

communities and promoting

improved access to skills

training, employment and

other key services.

Bill Oldridge, project manager,

said:“The workers have helped

groups to access funding and

training, use email and Internet

and undertake research to

design and write policies and

constitutions.

“This is a fantastic

achievement.The workers can

now assist groups with social

accounting procedures, which

will enable them to measure

and report on the impact of

their services and activities on

the local community.”

Community development in

the East Riding has meant that

the project has been able to

build up the confidence and

skills of many groups and

individuals. Community

development strives to enable

people to choose paths that

have a positive impact on the

quality of their lives.

For further information, visit

www. humberruralpathfinder.

co.uk and follow the link

through delivery trial to

community empowerment.

The initiative is supported by

Yorkshire Forward and partfinanced

by the EU and UK

government through the East

Riding Leader+ programme.

FANTASTIC ACHIEVEMENT: Members of the empowerment project

and ESF apprenticeship scheme collect their diplomas at St George’s

Hall, Bradford. Bill Oldridge is fourth from left

Don’t miss out on a wide variety of

staff discounts and special offers,

from beauty treatments and holiday

discounts to days out and cheaper

taxi travel

For more information click on “staff benefits”

on the Insight homepage


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NEWS 9

Consider wildlife while

you work

The council now has a new

duty to consider wildlife

when doing its job.

As from October last year, all

public bodies including local

authorities must have regard for

“biodiversity” in carrying out their

functions.

Biodiversity is an abbreviation

of biological diversity and

represents the variety of plant and

animal life and the habitats in

which they live.

This duty was introduced

through the Natural Environment

and Rural Communities Act.

David Renwick, biodiversity

officer, said: “The council can

meet the duty by making sure it

has the right baseline information

on wildlife to make informed

decisions.

“It is also important that we

have the right policies and plans in

place to help guide these decisions.

“We can work with our partners

to conserve and enhance wildlife

by carrying out projects and

undertaking surveys.

“Most council services have an

effect on biodiversity and it is our

challenge to ensure we consider

biodiversity when we make

choices about service delivery,

whether this includes space for

wildlife in the management of our

land and estates, or whether to use

recycled paper in council offices.”

The East Riding of Yorkshire

Biodiversity Action Plan is the

primary way the council and its

partners will co-ordinate, prioritise

and plan action towards

conserving and enhancing wildlife

in our area.

Action plans will be produced

BIODIVERSITY: Volunteers undertake a botanical survey of a roadside

verge as part of the East Riding of Yorkshire Country Mile Project

for key habitats and species and

targets set to enhance them.

The council and partners will

sign up to actions to conserve,

manage and enhance these habitats

and species.

A habitat survey of the East

Riding is being undertaken to

establish how much of each

habitat we have, where it is and

where the best examples are. We

can then decide how much more

of each habitat we need and where

this might best be placed.

Staff wanting to do their bit for

the environment can check out the

council’s Sustainable Home Guide

at www.eastriding.gov.uk/

environment/sustainability/

homeguide/

Guidance on the new duty is

available at www.defra.gov. uk/

wildlife-countryside/biodiversity/

index.htm For further

information, call David Renwick,

the council’s biodiversity officer,

on (01482) 391718, or email

david.renwick@eastriding.gov.uk

Charity to gain from

workforce survey

ONE in three staff have

completed this year’s workforce

survey – and more responses

mean a larger donation to

charity.

Staff completing the

questionnaire are asked to

nominate from a list of

charities the one they would

like to receive a donation.

The charity with the most

nominations is currently

Yorkshire Cancer Research with

Age Concern in second place.

Lynda Featherby, Investor In

People adviser, said:“The

amount donated will increase

according to the final response

rate so make sure you

complete the questionnaire.

“The response rate is currently

at 33 per cent with some 1,900

replies being received.

“We are hoping to achieve at

least 50 per cent which would

give a donation of £700 to the

most nominated charity.

“The donation will rise from

£500 for 40 per cent to £1,000

for more than 70 per cent.”

The response rate last year was

38 per cent.

A running percentage of the

response rate is on the intranet

home page were there is also

access to the questionnaire for

those who have not completed

one through the global email

link or by completing a paper

copy.

All responses to the

questionnaire will be dealt with

electronically and no-one has to

give their name, just their

service area.All staff should

complete the survey except

casual and arvato staff.

Anyone with queries about the

workforce survey can call Lynda

Featherby on (01482) 391230.

Cottingham Croxby Christmas tree

PUPILS and staff at Cottingham

Croxby Primary School have been

celebrating around an outdoor

Christmas tree this year, as their

school is still housed in temporary

accommodation following the

summer floods.

The outdoor Christmas tree,

which was donated by a local firm,

is the focal point for celebrating

the spirit of Christmas at the

school.

In June, the whole school was

devastated by the flooding.

Following an initial period of

placement at Hull University, the

school returned in September to

temporary accommodation on the

school field.

The contractors, staff and children

have made every effort to deal

with the difficult change of

circumstances, which will continue

until the school is fully reinstated

at Easter.

The Croxby Christmas Fair took

place using the mobile temporary

accommodation and outdoors

around the Christmas tree.

FOCAL POINT: The outdoor

Christmas tree

Parents, children and friends of the

school made the evening a great

success, and the money raised will

go towards other funds for

replacing much needed resources

that were lost in the flood.

The tree will once again become

the focal point for the Croxby

Christmas Carol Concert on

Wednesday, December 12, at

6.30pm where a brass band will

accompany the children and

parents to create a festive

atmosphere. Everyone is welcome.


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10 NEWS

Education award

The East Riding adult education Service is

celebrating after being awarded the Matrix

Quality Standard for information, advice

and guidance services, and the Charter

Mark standard for customer service.

Betsy Kerr-Delworth, adult education

officer, said:“A consultation exercise with

staff and learners resulting in the redesign

of the service programme was recognised

as good practice in both Charter Mark and

Matrix assessments.

“All staff worked very hard to meet the

exacting standards required to attain these

prestigious awards which give formal

recognition of the quality of the council’s

adult education service.”

Bursary awards

Congratulations to two members of staff at

Hallgate Infant School who were finalists in

the National Bursary Awards.

Barbara Caws was nominated for the

category of cook of the year and Michelle

Fee was nominated for pupil supervisor of

the year.

Both women won their regional heats to

qualify for the national final, which was held

in London.

Despite not winning, both were in the top

three nationally and were awarded

distinctions. Both were awarded with an

engraved glass teardrop.

Library birthday party

North Bridlington Library will be holding a

birthday party on Wednesday, December

12 to celebrate five years since it opened.

The library, in Martongate, will be open

from 9am to 8pm and throughout the day

there will be free tea, coffee, juice and

birthday cake for visitors.

There will also be a range of special events

and displays.

Shoe box appeal

The youth achievement group at King’s Mill

Special School, Driffield, chose to take part

in the Christmas shoebox appeal this year

and packed up shoeboxes with toys and

gifts for needy children. Thanks to the

generosity of staff, parents and friends 206

boxes have been sent to other countries

via the Beverley-based charity Real Aid.

DVAP helpline

A new confidential helpline for victims and

survivors of domestic violence and abuse is

now available on (01482) 396330.

The number, which is an East Riding Safe

Communities initiative, provides a contact

point for anyone who is experiencing or

has experienced domestic violence or

abuse.

Callers can ring between 9am and 5pm for

information and advice, or just to talk

confidentially to someone without the

need to give their name.

Messages can also be left outside these

times.

The service can also provide information

and advice to friends and relatives of

victims and survivors.

A better place to work

Focus on council support for staff with caring role

IN an organisation the size of the

council, there will be a large

number of employees who have

some form of caring

responsibilities. Often people don’t

recognise these additional

responsibilities because it becomes

part of their day-to-day life.You

might be surprised to learn that 50

per cent of women will take on a

caring role by the time they reach

the age of 50. For men, the figure is

35 per cent by the time they are

73.

There are a range of facilities that

the council as your employer can

provide to assist you in your role as

a carer and maximise the support

available.

Who is a carer?

The term refers to you if you look

after or provide regular help to a

family member, partner or friend

who has a disability, a special need,

is frail or has a physical or mental

illness.

The East Riding Of Yorkshire carers

support service offers free

information, advice and emotional

support.As a carer, the service can

provide you with information on

your rights, benefits, health related

issues and other services and

Send a cow instead of a Christmas card

STAFF or teams who have decided to

donate the money they would have spent

on Christmas cards or secret santa to

charity are being invited to send the

money to a council-wide “sponsor a farm”

scheme.

The collection for the farm in Africa is

being co-ordinated by Brian Clarvis,

contracts and review officer.

The money will be sent to the Send a Cow

Organisation which will use it to sponsor a

farm with support for a whole year.

To sponsor a farm the council must raise

£2,000.

Brian said:“This is about contributing to a

project so we know what a difference our

money has made.

“If we don’t raise the full £2,000 any

money raised can be used to buy a whole

range of livestock.”

To support the campaign, donations

marked with your team name should be

sent to Brian Clarvis, KF36, County Hall,

Beverley HU17 9BA.

Copyright © 2004-07 Age Concern

organisations that may be of benefit

to you as a carer.

As an employee of the council, if

you register with the carers

support service you can access:

1 Free carers UK membership

2 Carer’s passport to leisure card

3 Free training courses designed

to support you in your caring

role

4 Internet shopping service (if

the person you care for is 60+)

5 Free fire safety check and fire

alarm fitting where required.

6 You will also receive a quarterly

newsletter and invitations to

carers’ events.

7 Organised local support

groups.

There are also a number of human

resources policies and procedures

that could assist you balancing your

work and caring responsibilities.

These can be found on the intranet

under Directorates/Corporate

Resources/Human

Resources/Policies, Procedures,

Guidelines and Forms/

Alternatively, if you don’t have

access to the intranet, please speak

to your line manager.

A free phone telephone advice and

information line operates Monday

to Friday where you can speak to a

support worker who can provide

you with information on your role

as a carer.

The free telephone number is 0800

917 6844.

SPONSOR A FARM: Make a difference in Africa

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EXTERNAL JOBS Deadline for advertising jobs: December 17, at 5.30pm 11

This council is pursuing equality of

opportunity in employment

The council is committed to safeguarding

and promoting the welfare of children and

vulnerable adults

Children, family and adult

services

Care Co-ordinators (2 Temp Posts)

£18430 (point 21)

BRIDLINGTON & DRIFFIELD

We seek two people to join our team for 6 months backfilling

for people on professional training courses. This opportunity

might suit newly qualified social workers seeking adult care

management experience. An interest in assessing adults in

need of community care services within the council’s

eligibility framework is required, as is an understanding of the

social care and health legislation. You must also be able to

formulate care plans, multi task, deal with crises and be IT

literate.

Based at Bridlington/Driffield for 37 hours each per week.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: ADS0046-50.

Closing Date: 20.12.07. Interview Date: 3.1.08.

Community Nursery Nurse

£18430 (point 21) GOOLE

We seek an enthusiastic, self-motivated person to work within

the Children’s Centre Team, based at Kingsway Children’s

Centre, Goole for 37 hours per week. Duties include:

• carrying out initial visits to all new parents in the area

introducing them to the children’s centre

• developing joint working arrangements with other

professionals working with young children and their

families providing support services

• maintaining records and preparing reports as required which

will contribute to evidence gathering demonstrating the

effectiveness of the centre

You will have achieved a level 3 Childcare qualification

NNEB, BTEC or equivalent together with at least two years

experience of working in an early years setting. Experience of

supporting parents and an understanding of, and commitment

to, working with parents as first educators of their children is

required. Knowledge of the local area together with issues

affecting local families is essential, as is a full clean UK driving

licence and access to a vehicle.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: INS0846. Closing Date: 20.12.07.

Cover Supervisor

£16217 (point 17) pro rata HESSLE

Required from January 2008 at Hessle High School to

supervise classes during the absence of subject teachers.

Experience of working with young people is essential,

however full training and support will be provided.

Hours: 33 per week, term time only.

Further details of the school and post are available from Mr

DJ Rose, Hessle High School, Tranby House, Heads Lane,

Hessle, HU13 0JQ to who applications should be made by

letter of application and CV. Post No: HESSLEHIGHCS.

Closing Date: 21.12.07.

Contract & Monitoring Assistant

£16217 (point 17) BEVERLEY

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in the

Supporting People Programme in the East Riding of

Yorkshire. Based within the Children, Family & Adult

Services Directorate, you will be responsible for collecting,

collating and analysing performance data and producing

reports.

Key responsibilities include undertaking an annual needs

mapping exercise, preparing benchmarking data, supporting

regional and national benchmarking activities and

coordinating the quality assessment framework submissions.

You will be educated to at least GCSE standard, have a sound

financial and IT background together with experience of

performance monitoring and recording.

Based in Beverley for 37 hours per week.

For an informal discussion please contact Tracy Freeman,

supporting people team manager, tel (01482) 396118.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: ADS0658. Closing Date: 22.1.08.

Interview Date: 8.2.08.

Technical Assistant (Job Share)

£15153 (point 14) pro rata BRIDLINGTON

We seek an enthusiastic and motivated person for this newly

established post to join the busy Adult Care Management

Team in Bridlington.

Duties include monitoring data validation and providing

feedback to staff/team leader, ensuring that care management

staff enter information on the Social Services database,

attending performance management meetings to provide

information and reporting back to the team and producing

reports for the team leader.

RSA Stage II Word Processing or equivalent is essential,

together with a good standard of education, written and

verbal communication skills and excellent IT skills including

use of spreadsheets. An understanding of the Care

Management process would be desirable. You must be able to

work under pressure to tight deadlines.

Hours: 18.5 per week, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and

Friday.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: ADS0780. Closing Date: 22.1.08.

Interview Date: 13.2.08.

Teaching Assistant - Level 2 (P/T)

£15153 (point 14) pro rata POLLINGTON

Required as soon as possible at Pollington Balne CE Primary

School for 27.5 hours per week, term time only. We seek a

person to work with two class teachers, assisting with

intervention groups and display work at our friendly village

school. A recent First Aid qualification would be

advantageous.

Application form and further details available from Pollington

Balne CE Primary School, Balne Moor Road, Pollington,

Goole, DN14 0DZ, tel (01405) 861916 or

email: pollington-balnece@eastriding.gov.uk

Post No: POLLINGTONTA. Closing Date: 31.12.07.

Interview Date: 11.1.08.

Teaching Assistant - Level 2 (P/T Temp)

£15153 (point 14) pro rata HESSLE

Required as soon as possible at Hessle Penshurst Primary

School to support a child with a statement of special

educational needs. Under supervision and in co-operation

with teachers, you will provide specific assistance and support

to the individual child. Experience of working within a similar

environment would be advantageous and certification in First

Aid is highly desirable.

Temporary specific purpose contract with an anticipated start

date of 8 January 08 until July 08 (in the first instance).

Hours: 26 per week over 5 days, term time only.

Please contact the school if you require any further

information.

To apply please send a letter of application and CV to:

Headteacher, Hessle Penshurst Primary School, Winthorpe

Road, Hessle, HU13 9EX, tel (01482) 648808.

Post No: PENSTA2. Closing Date: 18.12.07.

Cook in Charge (P/T)

£15153 (point 14) pro rata BEVERLEY

Required at Molescroft Primary School, Beverley for 26.25

hours per week plus optional overtime, Monday to Friday,

term time only. We seek an enthusiastic person with a good

team approach, together with drive commitment and a caring

attitude. Catering experience and relevant qualifications

706/2 and a minimum of a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate are

essential.

You will be responsible for the day to day management of the

school meals kitchen, which will include stock management,

preparation, cooking and service of food, including special

diets (if required) to children and staff, supervising catering

employees and maintaining strict hygiene standards.

This post would ideally suit an already established caterer

with good supervisory and budgetary skills, who can work to

a high standard on your own initiative meeting deadlines.

For an informal discussion please contact Mr M Loncaster, tel

(01482) 861762.

Application form and further details available from

Molescroft Primary School, tel (01482) 861762 or email

molescroft.primary@eastriding.gov.uk

Post No: MOLESCROFTCC. Closing Date: 14.12.07.

Interview Date: 19.12.07.

Home Care Assistant (P/T Temp)

£14197 (point 11) pro rata BRIDLINGTON

Duties include personal care and social/domestic tasks for a

wide group of service users in their own homes, enabling

them to achieve maximum independence, which may include

children and families. You should have experience of caring

and be able to work unsupervised. Numeracy and literacy are

essential, as is the ability to be non-judgmental and work with

awareness of confidentiality, using a flexible and individual

approach. The opportunity to complete NVQ Level 2 in

Direct Care is available and you will be expected to complete

the qualification if you have not already achieved it. The

ability to travel across a wide geographical area is essential for

which an allowance will be paid.

Based in Bridlington for 30 hours per week, to be worked

flexibly as part of a current rota operating from 7.00am -

11.00pm including weekends and Bank Holidays covering

maternity leave until September 2008.

For an informal discussion please contact Christine Byers, tel

(01262) 400133.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: ADS0284A.

Closing Date: 18.12.07.

Administrative Assistant

£14197 (point 11) pro rata MELTON

Required at South Hunsley School, Melton for 37 hours per

week, term time only plus 5 days.

You will support the Head’s PA and HR Manager, and the

post will provide a training opportunity to develop in both

roles. A good working knowledge of computer software

packages including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook are

essential.

Application form and further details available from the

school, tel (01482) 631208 or via the website at

www.shs.eriding.net Post No: SHUNSLEYAA.

Closing Date: 14.12.07.

Information Assistant - Attendance

£14197 (point 11) pro rata DRIFFIELD

We seek a person to join the School’s Information Services

Team, based at Driffield School. Key duties include:

• updating student attendance system records

• liaising with parents, students, teaching staff and the

education welfare officer regarding attendance issues

Excellent communication and ICT skills are required, as is an

organised and highly accurate approach to work. In addition,

you will be a team player able to work under pressure to strict

deadlines in a busy school environment.

Hours: 37 per week, term time only plus 5 additional days.

Application form and further details can be downloaded from

the school website at www.driffieldschool.net or contact Liz

Kellett, HR Officer, email office@driffield.e-riding.sch.uk or

tel (01377) 253631 ext 235. Post No: DRIFFSCHIAA.

Closing Date: 20.12.07. Interview Date: 7.1.08.

Teaching Assistants - Level 1 (3 P/T Posts)

£14197 (point 11) pro rata HESSLE

• 1 post x 11 hours per week, term-time only

• 2 posts x 12 hours per week, term-time only

Required as soon as possible at All Saints CE Junior School,

Hessle, to support small groups of children with learning

difficulties.

Ideally you will have experience of working within the

primary education sector, with children with learning

difficulties. Good numeracy and literacy skills are essential

and a Teaching Assistant’s qualification or similar would be an

advantage.

Application pack available from Mrs Ros Mallinson, All Saints

CE Junior School, Northolme Road, Hessle, tel (01482)

648082 or email office@allsaints-jun.eril.net

Post No: ALLSAINTTA1. Closing Date: 8.1.08.

Interview Date: 17.1.08.

Teaching Assistants - Level 1 (2 Temp Posts)

£14197 (point 11) pro rata

MARKET WEIGHTON

• Post No: MKWTA1 - 32.5 hours per week, term time only

supporting a child in the Foundation Unit until Easter 2008.

• Post No: MKWTA2 - 30 hours per week, term time only

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EXTERNAL JOBS

working within Key Stage 1 until July 2008.

Required for January 2008 at Market Weighton Infant School.

We seek friendly, enthusiastic and motivated people to join a

caring and dedicated team. Experience of working in a school

environment is preferred and further details/visits to the

school are welcome by appointment.

Application form and further details available from Market

Weighton Infant School, Princess Road, Market Weighton,

YO43 3EY (SAE please) or in person from the school.

Closing Date: 21.12.07. Interview Date: w/c 7.1.08.

Caretaker

£13062 (point 9) POCKLINGTON

The Governors of Pocklington Community Junior School

seek an enthusiastic, hard working person from early 2008 to

work 37 hours per week, 6.30am - 10.00am & 2.30pm -

6.15pm together with some evening lettings. The school has

a high standard of cleanliness and the person appointed will be

expected to achieve and maintain this standard.

Application form and further details available from

Pocklington Community Junior School, 65 Kirkland Street,

Pocklington, YO42 2BX, tel (01759) 302224.

Post No: POCKJUNC. Closing Date: 12 noon 21.12.07.

Deputy Matron (P/T)

£2537 (point 14) PRESTON

Required at South Holderness Technology College, Preston

for 7.5 hours per week,

1.5 hours per day, Monday to Friday, term time only. We seek

a qualified first aider to provide first aid cover and deputise for

the matron at lunchtimes.

Application form and further details available from the

college, tel (01482) 899315 or email Vacancies@shtc.org.uk

Post No: SHTCDM. Closing Date: 17.12.07.

Adult Education Tutors (P/T Temp)

From £11.06 - £22.04 per hour - dependant

upon qualifications & type of course

WITHERNSEA & SOUTH HOLDERNESS

Health & Wellbeing; ICT; Sage Accounts; Counselling;

German; Spanish; Italian; Education & Training; Skills for

Life; Interior Design/Window Dressing; Science Based

GCSE Studies.

Required from January 2008 - enthusiastic and knowledgeable

tutors, various days and times available, 10-30 weeks

depending upon subject. A full teaching qualification

appropriate for working with adult learners or agreement to

work towards such a qualification is essential. Relevant Level

3 (minimum) subject qualifications desirable. You will be

required to use RARPA in the delivery of this course and

expected to attend appropriate training to meet these

requirements.

For an informal discussion please contact Jayne Wilcock, tel

(01964) 614145 or Gwynneth Moffatt, tel (01482) 897534.

Application pack available at www.recruiteastriding.co.uk or

by telephoning (01482) 391202 - 24 hour job line.

Post No: WAECDEC07TU. Closing Date: 19.12.07.

Interview Date: 4.1.08.

ICT Technician (P/T)

£8.40 per hour (point 17) BILTON

Required at Bilton Community Primary School for 12 hours

per week, Tuesday to Friday mornings. We seek a person to

manage the school’s Apple computer system, supporting

teaching staff and children. You will effectively maintain the

school’s main computer suite, two satellite suites and class

based interactive whiteboards, computers and laptops.

Application form and further details available from Mrs Gray,

School Office, tel (01482) 811342. Post No: BILTONICTT.

Closing Date: 17.12.07. Interview Date: 21.12.07.

Senior Midday Supervisor (P/T)

£7.36 per hour (point 11) BEVERLEY

Required from 8 January 2008 to join a supportive team at St

John of Beverley RC Primary School, for 7.5 hours per week,

1.5 hours per day, Monday to Friday, term time only.

Duties include:

• supervising 3 midday assistants

• ensuring a secure, safe environment for pupils during

lunchtimes

• making sure good order is maintained by our pupils

• providing help and assistance to any injured or distressed

children, first aid support is readily available

• operating fairly the lunchtime queuing system

We seek a friendly but firm, hardworking and flexible person

to help and assist pupils in ensuring good order is maintained

both in the playground and dining hall.

Our school has a strong Catholic ethos, which you will be

required to support.

Application form and further details available from the

school, tel (01482) 882487 or email stjohnofbeverley.primary

@eastriding.gov.uk Post No: STJOHNSMS.

Closing Date: 17.12.07. Interview Date: 20.12.07.

Teaching Assistant - Level 1 (P/T)

£7.36 per hour (point 11) BRIDLINGTON

Required as soon as possible at Headlands School &

Community Science College, Bridlington for 15 hours per

week, 11.00am - 2.00pm, Monday to Friday, term time only.

We seek an experienced and enthusiastic person to support

internal truancy management and supervise students on site

during the lunchtime period.

Application form and further details available from the

school, tel (01262) 676198.

Post No: HEADLANDSTA. Closing Date: 20.12.07.

KELDMARSH PRIMARY SCHOOL,

BEVERLEY

Senior Midday Supervisor (P/T)

£7.36 per hour (point 11)

Required from January 2008 to work 7 hours 30 minutes

per week, 11.45am - 1.15pm, Monday to Friday. We seek

a friendly, trustworthy person to lead a dedicated team of

lunchtime supervisors. Post No: KELDMARSHSMS*

Midday Supervisor (P/T)

£6.37 per hour (point 7)

Required for January 2008 to work 6 hours 15 minutes per

week, 11.45am - 1.00pm, Monday to Friday. We seek a

friendly, trustworthy person to join a dedicated team.

Post No: KELDMARSHMS*

* Application form and further details available from

Keldmarsh Primary school, Woodmansey Mile, Beverley,

HU17 8FF. Closing Date: 14.12.07.

Interview Date: w/c 17.12.07.

Midday Supervisors (4 P/T Posts)

£6.37 per hour (point 7) BEVERLEY

Required as soon as possible at Longcroft School &

Performing Arts College, Beverley for 1 hour 15 minutes per

day, Monday to Friday, term time only.

You will join one of our two teams of supervisors, under the

direction of a senior midday supervisor overseeing pupils in

the 11-16 age range during the lunch break. Duties include:

• ensuring a secure, safe environment for our pupils who are

on the premises during lunchtime

• making sure good order is maintained by our pupils in the

allocated areas of the school, various areas are allocated on a

rota system

• providing help and assistance to any injured or distressed

children, first aid support is readily available

• operating fairly the lunchtime queuing system

You will have a firm, patient and helpful personality, and be

able to relate to young people with a variety of needs and

backgrounds. All potential applicants are welcome to visit the

school to meet with the senior supervisors to see what the

work involves.

Application form and further details available from the school

website at www.Longcroft.eril.net, email School@Longcroft.

eriding.net or tel (01482) 862171.

Post No: LONGCROFTMS1-4. Closing Date: Open.

Interview Date: during Dec 07 & Jan 08.

Midday Supervisors (P/T)

£6.37 per hour (point 7) BRIDLINGTON

Required as soon as possible at Bridlington School Sports

College, for 6.25 hours per week, 12.15pm - 1.30pm, Monday

to Friday, term time only. You will join our team of midday

supervisors working under the direction of a senior midday

supervisor during lunch breaks. Duties include supervising

students in the 11-16 age range in the dining hall and around

the school site. You will have a firm, patient, helpful

personality and be able to relate to young people with a

variety of needs and backgrounds.

Application form and further details available from Michelle

Brannick, tel (01262) 672593 or email

brannickm@bscampus.net Please note that the latest request

for an application pack will be 12noon on 20.12.07.

Post No: BRIDSCHMS. Details will remain on the school

website at www.bridlingtonschool.eril.net until the Closing

Date: 4.1.08. Interview Date: w/c 7.1.08. If you have not

heard from the school by 11.1.08 you can assume you have

not been short listed on this occasion.

Midday Supervisor (P/T)

£6.37 per hour (point 7) SIGGLESTHORNE

Required as soon as possible at Sigglesthorne CE Primary

School for 5 hours per week, 12noon - 1.00pm, Monday to

Friday, term time only. A firm, patient helpful personality is

essential and duties include:

• ensuring a secure, safe environment for pupils on the

premises at lunchtime

• providing help and assistance to any injured or distressed

children

Application form and further details available from

Sigglesthorne CE VC Primary School, Main Street,

Sigglesthorne, HU11 5QA, tel (01964) 533770 or email:

sigglesthorne.primary@eastriding.gov.uk

Post No: SIGGLESTHORNEMS. Closing Date: 21.12.07.

Midday Assistants (P/T Casual)

£6.37 per hour (point 7) BEVERLEY

We seek friendly, trustworthy people to join our caring and

dedicated team as soon as possible at St John of Beverley RC

Primary School on a casual basis, Monday to Friday therefore

flexibility is required. Responsibilities include supervising

pupils at lunchtime, assisting with lunchtime duties reporting

to the senior lunchtime supervisor.

Application form and further details available from the

school, tel (01482) 882487 or email stjohnofbeverley.

primary@eastriding.gov.uk Post No: STJOHNBEVMA.

Closing Date: 17.12.07. Interview Date: 20.12.07.

Midday Supervisor (P/T)

£6.37 per hour (point 7) EASINGTON

Required from January 2008 at Easington CE (VC) Primary

School for 6 hours 15 minutes per week, Monday to Friday,

term time only. We seek a well-motivated, adaptable person

to join our team of supervisors providing effective supervision

at lunchtimes. You will be actively involved in organised

activities such as positive play and will work with a team of

young play leaders.

Application form and further details available from the

Admin Office, Easington CE (VC) Primary School, High

Street, Easington, HU12 0TS (SAE please), tel (01964)

650214 or email easington.primary@eastriding.gov.uk

Post No: EASINGTONMS. Closing Date: 17.12.07.

Interview Date: 19.12.07.

Corporate policy and strategy

Marketing Officer - OWEN (P/T Temp)

£22845 (point 28) pro rata BEVERLEY

We seek a marketing professional to join our corporate

communications team. You will specialise in marketing for

the OWEN (Older Workers Employment Network) project,

assist the planning & economic regeneration directorate and

provide marketing support for the project manager and team.

We would like to hear from you if you possess the following:

• experience of working in a marketing environment and

developing marketing strategies

• an understanding of market research techniques

• experience of public/private sector partnership working,

detailed event management, copy writing skills and website

maintenance

• educated to A-level standard

• excellent communication skills and knowledge of the local

area

A relevant marketing qualification is desirable as is a basic

DTP and design skills. You will also be flexible in your

approach to working hours, possess a full, clean driving

licence and have access to your own transport for work use on

a regular basis.

Based at 33 Lairgate, Beverley for 20 hours per week, covering

maternity leave until December 2008 with the possibility of

an extension until March 2009.

For an informal discussion please contact Angela Dixon,

principal marketing officer, tel (01482) 391447.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: COM0006.

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Performance Officer

£20736 (point 25) BEVERLEY

We seek an enthusiastic and motivated person to join the

Performance Team, based at County Hall, Beverley for 37

hours per week. The key role of the team is to support the

council’s drive for improvement through the development of

robust performance management systems. With specific

responsibility for children’s services, your main aim will be to

support continuous improvement through the provision of an

excellent information and analysis service.

You will have achieved a good standard of education,

preferably to NVQ Level 3, have excellent IT skills and be

able to analyse, interpret and present qualitative and

quantitative information, enabling managers to report

effectively against their targets.

The ability to meet deadlines and effectively prioritise your

work is essential and experience of relevant education systems

including EMS is desirable.

If you are committed to the provision of accurate

information, have an eye for detail and the tenacity to

question when data does not look right we would like to hear

from you.

For an informal discussion please contact Kate Grantham, tel

(01482) 392450.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: PPE0048. Closing Date: 20.12.07.

Interview Date: 11.1.08.

Corporate resources

Investment Analysts (2 Posts)

£34140 (point 42) GOOLE

East Riding Pension Fund is administered by East Riding of

Yorkshire Council and is currently valued in excess of œ2.1bn.

It serves over seventy employers and 70,000 members in the

Humber region, with investment of the fund shared between

the internal team and a major city institution. We seek two

ambitious individuals to join the existing team, which has a

successful record of active management.

You will have practical experience and knowledge of

investment analysis and institutional portfolio construction

(UK and European markets preferred), a relevant degree or

professional qualification and be looking to develop your

skills. As part of a team of nine, it is essential that you are

flexible to contribute to all functions, although your main role

will involve managing research, with visits to brokers and

companies to identify suitable investment opportunities.

You should also be willing to take responsibility and deputise

for the portfolio manager. In return we offer a competitive

package including relocation assistance, performance related

pay, training/study support, 27 days leave and the opportunity

to join the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Based at Council Offices, Goole for 37 hours each per week.

For an informal discussion please contact Steve McManus or

Tony Stothard, tel (01482) 394148.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391201 -

24 hour job line. Post No: FIN0134/5.

Closing Date: 18.1.08.

Deputy Registrar of Births, Deaths &

Marriages/Deputy Superintendent Registrar

(P/T)

£16217 (point 17) pro rata BEVERLEY

East Riding Registration & Celebratory Services seeks a

person to undertake a full range of duties, based at the

Registration Office, Walkergate House, Beverley.

Responsibilities include issuing copy certificates, registering

births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships. Additional

duties include attesting notices of marriages/civil partnerships

and conducting a wide range of ceremonies.

A good standard of education together with experience of

working in a customer-focused environment is essential. You

should be able to follow technical/statutory instructions and,

ideally have a working knowledge of statutory regulations for

births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships.

You must be flexible, accurate, smart in appearance and be

able to pay attention to detail. The ability to travel to other

registration offices and venues when required, at any time

including weekends and public holidays is essential.

The service is undergoing change at a rapid pace therefore you

must have the experience, skills, drive and enthusiasm to

improve and expand our business.

Hours: 18.5 per week, together with regular, additional

weekend and Bank Holiday work. There will be a need to be

available at short notice at any of the Registration Offices

throughout East Riding of Yorkshire.

For an informal discussion please contact Patricia Mann,

superintendent registrar, tel (01482) 393600.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: SPS0258. Closing Date: 21.12.07.

Support Services Assistant - Level 3 (P/T Temp)

£14197 (point 11) pro rata BEVERLEY

Required to provide clerical and administrative support to the

Pathway Team, based in Beverley. Duties include using

computer programmes including Microsoft Word, Microsoft

Excel, Lotus Notes, Swift (ICS) database system, IPP,

Masterpiece and other software packages. Duties include

maintaining financial records, inputting onto databases, filing,

processing invoices, ordering equipment and answering

telephone calls. You should be enthusiastic and committed to

providing a quality service where teamwork plays a vital role

and possess a good standard of education together with

excellent keyboard and IT skills. Good communication skills

are essential, as is the ability to maintain confidentiality and

deal with sensitive material.

Based at Flemingate, Beverley for 30 hours per week, 6 hours

per day, Monday to Friday for 12 months.

For an informal discussion please contact Celia Jarvis, tel

(01482) 396672.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: SPS1019. Closing Date: 24.12.07.

Interview Date: 10.1.08.

Cycling Instructors (2 Casual Posts)

£7.36 per hour (point 11)

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

East Riding of Yorkshire Council delivers a well-established

on-road cycling training course, which is offered to every

primary school child in years 5 or 6 (aged 10/11).

Required from February 2008 at various schools for various

days and hours, however applicants who are only able to work

mornings, afternoons or certain days due to other

commitments will be considered.

You will be enthusiastic, motivated, imaginative and possess

good communication skills. The ability to work as part of a

team is essential, as is experience of working with children or

helping in a school environment. Cycling knowledge or

experience of delivering similar courses would be

advantageous although not essential, as training will be given.

You should be physically fit and able to work flexible hours

during term-time. Due to the peripatetic nature of the post

you must have a full current driving licence and access to your

own transport.

For an informal discussion please contact Jocelyn Watson,

assistant engineer - cycling, tel (01482) 395574.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391201 -

24 hour job line. Post No: INF0817. Closing Date: 21.12.07.

Caretaker (P/T)

£6.77 per hour (point 9) EASTRINGTON

Required at Eastrington Primary School for 25 hours per

week, 7.30am - 9.30am and 3.00pm - 6.00pm, Monday to

Friday. Experience preferred but not essential as full training

will be given.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391206 -

24 hour job line. Post No: INF0884. Closing Date: 21.12.07.

Interview Date: w/c 31.12.07.

Caretaker (P/T)

£6.77 per hour (point 9) WARTER

Required from 28 January 2008 at Warter Primary School for

20 hours per week, 7.30am - 9.00am & 3.30pm - 6.00pm,

Monday to Friday, working split shifts. Experience preferred

but not essential as full training will be given.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391206 -

24 hour job line. Post No: INF0668. Closing Date: 4.1.08.

Interview Date: w/c 7.1.08.

Passenger Assistants (Casual)

£6.77 per hour (point 9)

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

We seek caring and responsible people to work “as and when

required”, escorting pupils with special needs between home

and school and vulnerable adults between home and day

centres.

For an informal discussion please contact Debbie Hudson, tel

(01482) 395523.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391201 -

24 hour job line. Post No: INF0049.

School Crossing Patrols (P/T)

£6.77 per hour (point 9) HESSLE & ANLABY

Required at various sites including Hessle and Anlaby, on a

term time only basis. Full uniform and training will be

provided and standbys are required for all sites.

For an informal discussion please contact Margaret Milburn,

school crossing patrol officer, tel (01482) 395704.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: INF0073.

Cleaners (Various P/T Posts)

£6.00 per hour (point 4)

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

We seek cleaners at the following locations:

• Post No: INF0254 - Brough Primary School for 10 hours

per week, 3.45pm - 5.45pm, Monday to Friday.

• Post No: INF0305 - Rowley Little Weighton Primary

School for 8 hours per week, Monday to Wednesday,

3.30pm - 5.00pm and Thursday and Friday, 3.30pm -

5.15pm. Closing Date: 31.12.07.

• Post No: INF0545 - Market Weighton Youth Centre for 10

hours per week, 6.30am - 8.30am, Monday to Friday.

Closing Date: 31.12.07.

• Post No: INF0405 - Market Weighton Depot for 15 hours

per week, 4.30pm - 7.30pm, Monday to Friday.

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EXTERNAL JOBS

Closing Date: 31.12.07.

• Post No: INF0219 - Woldgate School, Pocklington for 10

or 20 hours per week, 6.30am - 8.30am and/or 4.00pm -

8.00pm, Monday to Friday.

• Post No: INF0558 - Goole Adult Education Centre,

Council Offices, Goole for 12.5 hours per week, 5.30pm -

8.00pm, Monday to Thursday and 5.30pm - 7.00pm, Friday.

Occasional Saturday work and emergency call outs will be

required. Closing Date: 21.12.07.

Interview Date: w/c 31.12.07.

• Post No: INF0387 - Carnaby Depot for 10 hours per week,

4.00pm - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Closing Date: 21.12.07. Interview Date: w/c 31.12.07.

Experience preferred but not essential as full training will be

given.

Application packs for all cleaner posts available by

telephoning (01482) 391206 - 24 hour job line.

Environment and

neighbourhood services

YOT Team Leader - Resources

£30598 (point 38) SKIRLAUGH

East Riding YOT seeks a highly motivated person to manage

a multi disciplinary team within the service. Duties include

day-to-day management of a team of specialist staff including

substance misuse, parenting, Connexions and health staff. As

part of the YOT Management Team, you will jointly be

responsible for the effective operation of the service, ensuring

that we are meeting our targets, as well as contributing to the

wider crime prevention agenda. You will also take a lead role

in training, development and quality assurance.

The ideal person will have:

• experience of working within the criminal justice system

• a social work, youth & community work qualification, or a

relevant qualification from one of the statutory partner

agencies

• experience of managing and supervising staff

• experience of working with children and families

• effective communication skills

Based at Council Offices, Skirlaugh for 37 hours per week.

For an informal discussion please contact Darren O’Neill,

YOT Manager, tel (01482) 396623.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: HPP0209. Closing Date: 4.1.08.

Interview Date: 22.1.08.

Assistant Resource Officer - Development

£15153 (point 14) WILLERBY

We seek a conscientious, well-motivated person to join the

Service Development Team within Environmental

Operations, based at Willerby Depot.

Duties include assisting in the provision of a service to the

public on all activities relating to the development of

Environmental Services including refuse collection, recycling,

street sweeping and grounds maintenance.

Additional duties include producing performance monitoring

reports and assisting in submissions for quality standards such

as Charter Mark and Green Flag awards. Experience of

cemeteries administration systems is desirable, as is the ability

to provide relief cover for the cemeteries officer.

Experience or knowledge of an Environmental Services

environment is desirable, as is the ability to work on your own

initiative and as part of a team.

Hours: 37 per week, Monday to Thursday, 8.30am - 5.00pm

and Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm.

For an informal discussion please contact Paul Palmer,

resource officer, tel (01482) 395864.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: STR0232. Closing Date: 20.12.07.

Interview Date: w/c 7.1.08.

Swimming Coach (P/T)

£10.75 per hour (point 25) PRESTON

We seek an enthusiastic, motivated, committed person to join

the team at South Holderness Sports Centre, Preston on

Tuesdays, 5.00pm - 6.30pm teaching Swimming. You will

possess a relevant ASA qualification Level 2 or equivalent,

however Level 1 will be considered, especially if you have

experience.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391201 -

24 hour job line. Post No: CUL0541. Closing Date: 22.1.08.

Zoo Assistant (P/T)

£6.77 per hour (point 9) SEWERBY

Required at Sewerby Hall & Gardens for a minimum of 14

hours per week, Saturday and Sunday, however additional

hours may be required to cover for absences including annual

holiday leave and special events. Reporting to the head

zookeeper, you will assist in maintaining the health and well

being of animals and the cleanliness of zoo areas, paying

particular attention to animal welfare practices and zoo

licensing requirements. Additional responsibilities include

covering for the head zoo keeper/assistant head zookeeper

during periods of absence. This post is subject to a CRB

check. We are also considering appointing an additional

assistant zookeeper on a casual basis.

PLEASE STATE CLEARLY ON YOUR APPLICATION

FORM IF YOU ALSO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR

A CASUAL AND PERMANENT POSITION.

Vacancies for internal candidates

THE following vacancies will be advertised only in The

Grapevine and will appear on the following page(s).

If no suitable applications are received, posts will be

advertised externally and applications will be invited from

both internal and external candidates.Applicants for

internal vacancies must ensure that their application clearly

states that they are currently employed by the council.

Please apply online at eastriding.gov.uk or telephone the

job line number in the advertisement. If you have

any questions regarding these policies, please

contact Andy MacRae, recruitment and resources team,

tel (01482) 391210.

For an informal discussion please contact Martin Burnhill, tel

(01262) 673769.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: CUL0722.

Closing Date: 21.12.07. Interview Date: 17.1.08.

Customer Services Assistant -

Operations Assistant (P/T)

£6.37 per hour (point 7) BRIDLINGTON

Do you love the theatre, have great customer service skills and

knowledge of theatre and conferencing work expectations?

We have an opportunity, initially based at 3Bs entertainment

centre in Leisure World, which will be relocated to The Spa,

upon completion of the refurbishment.

Duties include front-of-house/ushering and technical sound

and lighting operation during shows. Some knowledge of all

of the above is desirable, together with a full clean driving

licence and a first aid certificate. Good communication skills

and evidence of being able to work as part of a team are

essential.

You will also assist with the setting up and cleaning up of all

functions, therefore, physical fitness is important.

Hours: 16 per week as and when business dictates both during

the week and at weekends and evenings. Knowledge of health

and safety is desirable but not essential, as training will be

given.

For an informal discussion please contact Toni Compston, tel

(01262) 606715.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391201 -

24 hour job line. Post No: CUL0673. Closing Date: 23.1.08.

Interview Date: 4.2.08.

Bar & Catering Assistants (Casual)

£6.37 per hour (point 7)

VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Are you motivated, lively, fun loving and enjoy a busy

environment? Would you like to work with a great team of

people and enhance your career prospects? We could have the

job for you!

We seek enthusiastic individuals to join our busy bars and

catering team. Work will be on a casual basis and will involve

catering or bar work for various regional functions. Work will

be based at Bridlington, Beverley, Goole, Hornsea or Anlaby

and you will be required to provide your own transport,

however travel expenses are negotiable. If you join our team,

you will receive a very attractive rate of pay and benefits

including 25% off any meals whilst working. Full training will

be provided and a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate is desirable

but not essential.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391203 -

24 hour job line. Post No: CULPOOL3.

This council is pursuing

equality of opportunity in

employment

The council is committed

to safeguarding and

promoting the welfare of

children & vulnerable adults

Children, family and adult

services

Team Leader - Learning Disabilities

£28172 (point 35) DRIFFIELD

The residents living at Millside, Driffield have very complex

profound/multiple disabilities including severe learning

disabilities. The aim of the home is to assist people in

developing as full a life as possible within the local

community.

For the past four years social services have worked in

partnership with the Humber Mental Health NHS Trust in

providing intensive care and support for people at Millside. In

order to meet the modern agenda Millside is changing and the

partnership with health is changing too. This is a period of

significant change for the home.

We seek a person who has experience of working with people

who have very complex and profound disabilities. Duties

include overseeing issues around change and managing a small

residential home with a range of issues including budgets,

staffing, policies and procedures. You should also be willing

to undertake the responsibilities of becoming a registered

manager under CSCI regulations.

In addition, you will have an understanding of the current

agenda in Learning Disability Services and be able to make a

significant contribution to the overall provider services

management team.

Hours: 37 per week, predominately Monday to Friday,

however some weekends and shift work will be required.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: ADS0786. Closing Date: 19.12.07.

Interview Date: 7.1.08.

Care Co-ordinators (1 Temp & 1 Job Share)

£18430 (point 21) pro rata for Job Share

POCKLINGTON

• 1 post x 37 hours per week, temporary

• 1 post x 18.5 hours per week, Monday, Tuesday and

Wednesday AM

The Adult Care Management Team in Pocklington is

responsible for assessing the needs of adults who may require

social care due to disability or frailty. The teams produce and

monitor care plans and commissioning services within the

eligibility criteria.

You will work closely with in-house providers, private

providers and health professionals in co-ordinating the care

plans. Additional duties include undertaking standard

assessments supervised by assessment officers.

Experience of working with service users in a Social Services

or similar setting is required and it would be beneficial to have

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Vacancies for internal candidates

THE following vacancies will be advertised only in The

Grapevine and will appear on the following page(s).

If no suitable applications are received, posts will be

advertised externally and applications will be invited from

both internal and external candidates.Applicants for

internal vacancies must ensure that their application clearly

states that they are currently employed by the council.

Please apply online at eastriding.gov.uk or telephone the

job line number in the advertisement. If you have

any questions regarding these policies, please

contact Andy MacRae, recruitment and resources team,

tel (01482) 391210.

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This council is pursuing

equality of opportunity in

employment

The council is committed

to safeguarding and

promoting the welfare of

children & vulnerable adults

made a contribution to the care planning and monitoring

process. An understanding of care in the community is also

required.

Good verbal, written and basic IT skills are essential, as is a

full driving licence and the ability to work under pressure.

Please state clearly on your application form which post you

wish to apply for.

For an informal discussion please contact Pam Mellor, tel

(01759) 304699.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: ADS0030-35.

Closing Date: 20.12.07. Interview Date: w/c 7.1.08.

Community Nursery Nurse

£18430 (point 21) GOOLE

We seek an enthusiastic, self-motivated person to join the

Children's Centre Team, based at Marshlands Children's

Centre, Goole for 37 hours per week. Duties include:

• developing and running play sessions for children and their

parents within the centre

• developing joint working arrangements with other

professionals working with young children and their

families providing support services

• maintaining records and preparing reports which will

contribute to evidence gathering demonstrating the

effectiveness of the centre

You will have achieved a level 3 Childcare qualification

NNEB, BTEC or equivalent and have at least two years

experience of working in an early years setting. Additionally,

experience of supporting parents, together with an

understanding of, and commitment to working with parents

as first educators of their children is required. Knowledge of

the local area and issues affecting local families is essential, as

is a full clean UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: INS0847. Closing Date: 20.12.07.

Care Co-ordinator - Childcare (Temp)

£18430 (point 21) SKIRLAUGH

You will join a busy childcare team whose main duties include

initial and core assessments, long-term planning for children

within the looked after system, those who are subject to care

proceedings and the management and progression of child

protection plans.

Duties include working with children and young people in

need and their families, assessing parenting skills and family

functioning, providing practical support and advice working

directly with children, as well as other agencies implementing

Children in Need and Child Protection plans.

We seek a flexible, self-motivated person with excellent

communication skills who will be able to work with young

people and their families. You will also be able to work under

pressure and on your own initiative.

The ability to work as part of a team and partake in a duty

system is essential, as is the ability to recognise the need for

confidentiality whilst working with children, young people

and their families. Relevant experience is essential and a

childcare qualification is desirable. We are committed to

offering high quality supervision and support to our staff.

Based at Council Offices, Skirlaugh for 37 hours per week,

temporary to cover maternity leave for approximately 9

months.

For an informal discussion please contact Margaret

Longhorn, Team Manager, tel (01482) 396532.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: CCS0038. Closing Date: 17.12.07.

Corporate resources

Support Services Officer - Level 2 (Temp)

£16217 (point 17) BEVERLEY

We seek a highly motivated person to cover maternity leave

within the Planning & Development Control service. Duties

include supervising a team of support services assistants and

dealing with all aspects of the support function of this high

profile fast paced area. You will also be responsible for your

own PI's and will report directly to the support services team

leader. Supervisory experience together with the ability to

work in a highly pressurised environment is essential.

The following are areas where you should excel, however they

are by no means exhaustive:

• customer service

• interpersonal skills

• able to prioritise

• able to communicate at all levels

• able to work to tight deadlines

• motivation and leadership skills.

Based at County Hall, Beverley for 37 hours per week.

For an informal discussion please contact Katherine Foster,

tel (01482) 393629.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: SPS0949. Closing Date: 16.12.07.

Support Services Assistant - Level 3 (Job Share)

£14197 (point 11) pro rata GOOLE

Required to provide clerical, administrative and word

processing support to the Housing & Public Protection

Team, based at Council Offices, Goole. Duties include

maintaining manual and computerised information systems,

processing payroll/personnel documentation, payment of

creditor's invoices and general administration as part of the

Support Services Team.

Excellent communication skills are required, as is a good

standard of education together with clerical experience and IT

literacy. A flexible and positive approach together with the

ability to adapt to a changing environment are essential, as is

enthusiasm and commitment to provide a quality service

where teamwork plays a vital role. Experience of Microsoft

Office together with OCR/RSA Stage II Word Processing or

equivalent would be advantageous.

Hours: 18.5 per week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday AM.

For an informal discussion please contact Mark Bayes, tel

(01482) 396022.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: SPS0780. Closing Date: 19.12.07.

Interview Date: 9.1.08.

Environment and

neighbourhood services

Assistant Housing Management Officer - East

(P/T)

£15153 (point 14) pro rata BEVERLEY

An exciting opportunity exists for a person to join the

Housing Management Team, based at County Hall, Beverley

for 24 hours per week. You will provide an effective housing

management service to tenants and those in housing need.

Additional duties include some estate management, assisting

with allocations, void control and general housing advice

including homelessness. You will also assist in the

administration of the council's Landlords Bond Scheme.

Good oral and written communication skills are essential as is

the ability to work under pressure in a front line service post.

A good standard of education is also required as is IT literacy

and a full current driving licence, as you may spend a small

proportion of time out of the office.

For an informal discussion please contact Bill Roantree, tel

(01482) 396126.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: HPP0112. Closing Date: 19.12.07.

Interview Date: 7.1.08.

Assistant Housing Management Officer - East

(Temp)

£15153 (point 14) BEVERLEY

An exciting opportunity exists for a person to join the

Housing Management Team, based at County Hall, Beverley

for 37 hours per week, until 31 March 2008. You will provide

an effective housing management service to tenants and those

in housing need. Additional duties include some estate

management, assisting with allocations, void control and

general housing advice including homelessness.

Good oral and written communication skills are essential as is

the ability to work under pressure in a front line service post.

A good standard of education is also required as is IT literacy

and a full current driving licence, as you will spend a

proportion of time out of the office.

For an informal discussion please contact Bill Roantree, tel

(01482) 396126.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391201 -

24 hour job line. Post No: HPP0106. Closing Date: 19.12.07.

Interview Date: 7.1.08.

Planning and economic

regeneration

Business Centre Receptionist

£14197 (point 11) BROUGH

The business services team currently manages a portfolio of

business centres located across the East Riding. An exciting

opportunity has arisen to join the Business Investment

Services team at the recently converted "old flying club" on

the British Aerospace site at Brough, managing the reception

and daily activities at this new business centre.

The centre provides high quality accommodation available on

licence arrangements to new and small businesses, in addition

to a wide range of business support initiatives such as

business advice, training and information to support the

creation, development and growth of local businesses. The

business centre has conference facilities to cater for up to 100

people, advertising/promoting this facility will form a key

part of the job.

You should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, reliable, flexible

and able to deal effectively with members of the public. NVQ

Level 2 in Business Administration or equivalent is essential,

together with direct experience of working in an office

environment, good communication and interpersonal skills.

You must be able to prioritise workloads, be fully IT literate

and have a keen interest in the local area. A full driving

licence and use of a vehicle are essential.

The post is initially offered on a 3 year fixed term contract to

start January 08.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: ECD0173.

Closing Date: 21.12.07. Interview Date: 8.1.08.

Safeguarding Adults Board

(Hull and East Riding of

Yorkshire)

Technical Assistant (P/T Temp)

£15153 (point 14) pro rata BEVERLEY

The Safeguarding Adults Board team, on behalf of the Board,

co-ordinates and develops the multi-agency response to

safeguard vulnerable adults.

To further enhance the role of the team an experienced person

is required until 31 March 2009. You will principally

collate/analyse referral data, producing management reports

and also develop the Board's website with updated

information. You will be able to work effectively in a small

team and have communication skills to build effective

working relationships on a multi-agency basis.

You will have achieved a good standard of education (GCSE

Maths and English), be able to produce accurate detailed

information and preferably have experience of web based

internet sites updating.

Based at County Hall, Beverley for 18.5 hours per week,

flexible working arrangements as agreed.

Application pack available by telephoning (01482) 391202 -

24 hour job line. Post No: ADS0808. Closing Date: 20.12.07.

Interview Date: 15.1.08.


G

DECEMBER 10, 2007 ISSUE 165

16 NEWS

Beating the

black belts

Car park support assistant Peter

Wright has stunned colleagues by

coming third in his weight

category at the British Ju Jitsu

Championships in Worcester.

Peter, 24, had only been practising

martial arts for about 10 months and is an

orange belt.

But his commitment and intensive

training meant he won fights against black

belts who have been practising for years.

Peter, who fights in the 80kg weight

class, is now hoping he will be considered

for the Martial Art World Games in South

Korea.

He said: “My new year’s resolution last

year was to start competing in a sport.

“I was contemplating boxing but after

watching Ultimate Fighting

Championship on TV I changed my mind

and decided on martial arts.

“I asked my friend Steve who is a black

belt in Ju Jitsu where he trained and I

started to train there with him.”

He added: “I owe a great deal of my

success to Steve who has given me many

hours of his time sparring and drilling

submissions with me.

“I would also like to thank my

girlfriend Sallie Altoft who works for the

council. I couldn’t have done it without

her support.

“Next year my focus is on Thai boxing,

which I also train in. My instructor has

said that my first fight will be around

February time.”

WIN TICKETS TO SEE

On a Shout

A WORLD PREMIERE

BY DAVE WINDASS AND DIRECTED BY GARETH TUDOR PRICE

THURSDAY JANUARY 24, 2008 – SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16, 2008, 8PM

POST SHOW TALKBACK TUESDAY JANUARY 29

MATINEES WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30/SATURDAY FEBRUARY 9, 2PM

This storming new comic drama tells the story of the tight-knit members of a

lifeboat crew, based at The Point on the East Yorkshire coast. Round the clock,

they are on alert, ready to pull on their waterproofs and head out into the

unknown and face the danger. Sometimes they come back heroes, sometimes

they don’t come back at all…

To win a pair of tickets

to see On a Shout on

January 24, simply

answer the following

question:

What is the name of

the place where On a

Shout is set?

a; The Look b;The

Stare c; The Point

Send your answer

on a postcard,

together with your

name, address and

telephone number

to: Hull Truck

competition,The

Grapevine, Room

HG115, County

Hall, Beverley,

HU17 9BA or

email:

grapevine.comps

@ eastriding.

gov.uk by

December 20

Please remember to include your name, address and phone number on your entry.

Competition entries which don’t contain these will not be submitted. Usual

Grapevine rules apply and the editor’s decision is final.

STUNNED: Peter Wright with his British Ju Jitsu

Championship medal

White Rose award for

Hornsea Gateway

THE Trans-Pennine Trail Hornsea

Gateway project has recently won

the Royal Institute of British

Architects Community Changing

Places Award 2007, which is one

of the prestigious annual White

Rose awards.

The RIBA White Rose awards

celebrate design excellence in

architecture and the built

environment in the Yorkshire

region.

This is the second award that the

project has won. Earlier this year,

it was successful in the Yorkshire

and Humber Regional Awards

(Environment and Culture

category), a scheme organised by

Action for Market Towns.

The project has been a

community effort, spearheaded by

the Hornsea Area Renaissance

Partnership, to improve an underused

area of land at the eastern

gateway to the Trans-Pennine Trail,

adjacent to the former railway

station, a listed building now

converted to housing.

Works included imaginative

surfacing and stone seating, picking

up on the railway theme, fencing,

planting, new cycle racks, bins and

signposts.

The design incorporates stone

from the original railway turntable

and it was drawn up by council

architects to a high quality

specification that reflects the

historic location.

The project was funded by the

Langeled Fund, LEADER+, East

Riding of Yorkshire Council, and

Yorkshire Forward's Rural Target

Fund.

The Trans-Pennine Trail is the first

long distance multi-user trail in

the UK, stretching from Hornsea

on the North Sea to Southport

on the Irish Sea, a total of 214

miles.

Editorial contributions can be sent to the email address – the.grapevine@eastriding.gov.uk

Please include the article title in the ‘subject’ line of your email.

Enquiries about recruitment advertising should be directed to Julie Ostler on (01482) 391451.

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