Park and Warley Weekly Digest 23.9.22

Hello!  Here is a quick update of some of the latest opportunities in Park and Warley that you might be interested in.

Let’s do Business event  – rescheduled date

We postponed the Let’s do business due to the period of national mourning last week. We’re sorry if this caused inconvenience to your week. We’re pleased to confirm that Let’s do business will now be held on Wednesday 12th October.

The workshops from Monday 12th September will remain in the same order and be run on Wednesday 12th October. The workshops on Tuesday 13th September will no longer be running. If you would like more information on recruitment and how the Employment hub can help your business, you can get in touch here. If you had booked to see Business Start-up, West Yorkshire, you can get in touch with the Start-up manager here.

Venue: The event will take place at University Business Centre, Piece Mill, 27 Horton St, Halifax HX1 1QE. 

How to book: If you registered for the original event you will have received an email from us asking to confirm your booking for the rescheduled event. If you haven’t done already, please check your emails and get back to us so we can secure your place. There’s is no need to order a new ticket.
If you haven’t registered previously and would like to, please follow the link to Eventbrite where you can see more information on each workshop. 
Please note: There are two workshops running in the morning and two in the afternoon. You may only register for one morning workshop and one afternoon workshop
To book onto the event please click on the here Let’s do business Tickets, Wed 12 Oct 2022 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

Nominations are open for the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards

It’s time to nominate a community spirit champion.
The Community Foundation for Calderdale host the Community Spirit Awards celebrating the often unsung champions who work in our community, often in extremely challenging situations. This is an opportunity for us to thank you and give recognition to the Not-for-profit organisations, groups and individuals who give of their time and energy doing brilliant work to make Calderdale a nicer place to live.
This is your chance to nominate a person or organisation that you think deserves recognition for going above and beyond, a true community champion.
You can nominate an individual, your own charitable organisation, or nominate a charitable organisation that you think deserves recognition.
Voting closes 30th September 2022. 
The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 24th November 2022 at The Venue, Barkisland.

Visit: for more information.

What’s On – Activities and Events

Calderdale Food Gathering

“The Calderdale Food Gathering is taking place Thursday 29 September from 1.00-7.00pm at Halifax Borough Market. The event, which will be hosted by Calderdale Food Network, will provide a platform for networking and collaboration by bringing all those involved with food together to celebrate positive actions and inspire commitment to the establishment of an equitable and sustainable regional food strategy.

Key themes:

●      Calderdale Good Food Movement – working together to establish a culture where healthy, affordable, sustainable, local food is accessible to all
●      Calderdale Food Charter – tackling the climate and nature emergency by promoting sustainable local food production and consumption
●      Sustainable Food Places Bronze Award  – a celebration of achievement and the pathway to silver
●      A  Food Strategy for Calderdale –  developing an integrated approach to establishing a sustainable food strategy for the region.
●      Local Produce Marketplace – an opportunity to sample and buy local produce and get to know the wonderful producers and traders in Calderdale

Calderdale Employment Hub – Get Organised for 2023!

Are you a parent or carer of a child in Year 11? Do you know what options are available to them after school?

Come join Calderdale Employment Hub on Tuesday 11th October and explore what careers, apprenticeships, 6th forms and colleges have to offer!

This is a free event for parents of children in year 11.

Time:  3.30pm to 7pm

Venue: Shay Stadium, Shay Syke, Halifax. HX1 2YT

For more info, visit

Children’s Centre Winter What’s On Timetable flyer attached

Lots of free fun for families with children aged 0-8 years old this winter. .
For more information call 01422 252022 or visit

This Weekend! King Cross Park Fun Day & Grand Final

Saturday 24 September from 2pm at King Cross Park RLFC

Fun day for all the family followed by the Rugby Grand Final. Stalls 2pm – 6pm including; inflatables, face painting, BBQ, tombola, hang tough, raffle plus many more!
Live music from Jimbo Lynch from 4pm followed by the build up from 6pm of the Grand final in the club house

Have your Say – Local Plan

Our final public consultation on Calderdale’s Local Plan which covers changes (known as ‘main modifications’) has begun.

Calderdale’s Local Plan identifies development areas for economic growth and sites for new homes across the borough over the next 15 years. It also includes policies to protect the natural environment and address the challenge of climate change.

This 8-week consultation is a chance for you to have your say on the proposed changes to the Local Plan.

The Council will consult on the Main Modifications of the Local Plan from Friday 12th August until Friday 7th October 2022 (5pm).

Read the Local Plan documents and take part here

Cost of Living

Fuel Vouchers

Through partnership with ‪@fuel_bank  the HOT Employment Team can provide £30 fuel vouchers for people using pre-payment meters. If you are a local service providing support to individuals who need this help, please get in touch with Lisa or Jo on 01422 347392

Room in Roof insulation

Low-income households with attic bedrooms can apply for ‘room in roof’ insulation, making your attic room warmer and reducing energy bills.

Contact Eclipse Energy to find out more 01422 414850. Calderdale Council is proud to run this scheme with Better Homes Yorkshire ‪@BH_Yorkshire

Budget like a Boss!!!!

These highly recommended courses delivered by Noah’s Ark and Calderdale Adult Learning, which includes lunch and travel expenses!

  • Budget Like a Boss –29 Sep and 6th Oct, 13th and 20th Oct, 10th and 17th November and 8th and 22nd December at the Noah’s Ark Centre.
  • Book on a Budget Like a Boss – 26th and 3rd Oct, 24th Nov and 1 Dec at the Outback, Jubilee Children’s Centre.

Contact 01422 364664 or email

Health and Wellbeing

Grants Available for Tackling Mental Health Inequalities

Healthy Minds is working in collaboration with Rethink Mental Illness to tackle mental health inequalities in Calderdale and to shine a spotlight on the organisations which work with those who do not usually access services.
We are offering grants of up to £15,000 for a 12-month long project which should expand or improve mental health services which are available to parts of the community who do not currently access them.
To be eligible you need:

  • To be a local VCSE organisation
  • A business or charity registration and bank account
  • Experience of working with the people or community you wish to support with this grant

If you are interested in applying, please get in touch with Kiah Hamilton-Adams at for a copy of the application form. Any questions you may have can also be directed to Kiah.

Find out more

Halifax Opportunities Trust – Digital Skills Course

The Halifax Opportunities Trust Inclusive Integration Team is here to support you with a range of services and courses to help you settle in, gain skills and build connections.

Digital Skills

·         Build your computer confidence and learn skills that will help you at home and work. You will learn:
·         Typing & editing
·         Creating documents
·         Using the internet
·         Sending emails
·         Online Safety

Register here

Let’s get Greener together flyer attached

Greener Together is a new and exciting programme launched in Calderdale to help you get green for a brighter future.

Learn Green Skills

·         Professional qualification in landscaping (LANTRA) and Facilities (City and Guild Level 1 Introduction to facilities service)
·         Real work experience
·         Support with uniform (PPE) and kit to complete training
·         Travel costs covered

Green Life Skills with our partner HOTS there will be a number of green life skill day courses running from wild seed planting to upcycling

Find out more and

Green Living with ever increasing fuel and living costs our Green Energy Advisor will be able to help develop strategies to save and money with simple technologies around the home.

For more information on all the offers available please refer to the flyer above or contact Newground on 0330 555 5560 to get involved Email:

Adults Training Catalogue course guide attached

Whether you’re looking to go back into work, develop in your current tole or start a new journey, Calderdale College can help.

From full-time study and apprenticeships, to degrees and short courses, there is something for everyone, whatever you’re looking to achieve. Our flexible training courses can also be delivered on evenings and weekends to fit around your busy schedule, and many of them are free!

See attached course guide for more info.

HOT Early Years Career Progression

Through our Learning Service, we are able to deliver nationally recognised qualifications through work-based learning apprenticeships in education and business. And, as an employer, we support our own employees through their learning journeys to help them reach their career development goals.

Hannah Gaukroger joined the Trust in 2014 and, through the support of teams throughout the organisation, has found a new path that builds on existing Early Years skills and qualifications.

Learn More

Do you want to improve your IT skills?

Calderdale Adult Learning is running beginner IT courses form Brighouse Library, Elland Library and King Cross Library.

Contact them on 01422 392820 or email for more details.

CalderdaleCreates Launches new Training & Events programme.

The key partnership for culture in Calderdale is excited to announce a new series of network events & industry training events that is live from September onwards. The events and training specifically cater to the sector in Calderdale coming out the priorities identified in the cultural strategy ‘Where Creativity Flows’ and link in with the Culturedale brand. 

Full programme.

Confidence for Work

Many people are finding it hard to get back into work following the pandemic. The Confidence for Work course from Calderdale Adult Learning will help you to build your confidence whilst providing support and encouragement to get back into the world of work.

Starting 13th October

You will learn:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Mindfulness
  • Identifying skills and qualities
  • Target setting
  • Build your confidence

More info here

For Business and VCSE

How to get your products into Morrisons – Insight for BAME founders.

Morrisons Meet The Buyer Event on Wednesday 5 October at WM Morrisons Headquarters, Bradford.

Is your organisation a food or drink producer with a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic founder? If so, Morrisons wants to work with you!

In 2017 we launched our search for the Nation’s Local Foodmaker’s to source more producers of known and locally loved products to sell to our customers. The campaign has supported over 1,500 products to launch from over 300 small suppliers. More recently, we launched a second programme for new suppliers, Growing British Brands, to launch more products from up and coming challenger and innovator brands.

In both these programmes we aim to work with the most dynamic entrepreneurs and founders from a diverse supply base and would like to invite you to hear more about our opportunities to supply Morrisons and the support we offer.

To encourage more applications from founders of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic heritage, this session will provide insight into the Growing British Brands process from the Morrisons team and Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, founder of The Black Farmer will share his experiences growing his multi-award winning brand.

To find out more and register for your FREE place, please click here Working with Morrisons – Introduction for BAME founders Tickets, Wed 5 Oct 2022 at 16:30 | Eventbrite

Xmas Markets!

We know it’s only September but Christmas markets require some planning!

Halifax Borough Market is looking for traders who would be interested in trading with them over the Christmas period

Interested? Then send your details to us at or give the office a ring on 01422 393584

Calling local Businesses!

Are you interested in having a volunteer to support your business for a few hours a week?

Magpies are looking for local businesses to join their employability scheme.

They would like to match our members with work experience in something they are interested in, whether that be fashion, radio, cooking etc, so we are looking for businesses across all industries.

Magpie members will come fully supported by a support worker for the duration of their volunteering.

If this is something you would be interested in, please contact us on 01422 383550 or email

Support for Small & Medium Sized Businesses

Do you own a local business? Thinking of starting your own business? Call in and say ‘Hi’ to the Place Development Team at one of our Library Drop-in sessions – no appointment needed just pop in with any questions about your business.

The types of support we can offer your business include, but are not limited to:

  • Staff – recruitment, training, staff well-being
  • Visitors – promote trade and tourism, support with visitor offer
  • Accessibility – open up your business to be inclusive for all, the Purple Pound
  • Digital – advocate digital & skills, social media marketing, advertising
  • Green Economy – sustainability, climate emergency, saving energy

Drop in at:

  • King Cross Library – Last Thursday of every month 5 – 6pm
  • Northowram Library – 1st Tuesday of every month 10-11.30am
  • Hebden Bridge Library- 1st Wednesday of every month 10.30 – 12pm
  • Todmorden Library – Every Friday 10.30 – 12pm
  • Beechwood Road Library –  Every Thursday 10.30 – 11.30am
  • Elland Library – 1st Wednesday of every month 10 – 11am
  • Rastrick Library – 1st Wednesday of every month 11.15 – 12.15pm
  • Sowerby Bridge Library – Every Friday 10am – 12pm
  • Brighouse Library – Every other Thursday 10.30am – 12pm(drop ins this month 8th & 22nd Sept)

Latest Vacancies

Vacnacy! Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service – Asylum Seeking and Trafficked Women’s Caseworker

(Maternity cover – 26 hours per week, to include Mondays for up to 13 months)

 The starting salary is NJC scale point 22 (currently £27,513.93) pro rata.

CLOSING DATE: 09:00 Monday 26th September 2022

If shortlisted, interviews will be held: Wednesday 28th September 2022

Who are we looking for?

Come and join Bradford Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Survivors Service. In this role, you will ensure the provision of high-quality, person-centred, advice and advocacy support for people in a range of complex and crisis related situations. Reporting to the RASTW Advocacy lead, you will work very closely with colleagues as part of a diverse and dynamic team and liaise with external stakeholders to get the best outcomes for our service users. The role is currently conducted as a combination of face to face and remote casework.

This role might be for you if you are committed to actively advocating for Refugee, Asylum Seeking and Trafficked women to access their rights and overcome barriers to a safe life in the UK. You have experience providing sensitive, safe and empowering support to distressed people in vulnerable situations. You’re a team player who’s comfortable within what can sometimes be a busy and demanding environment.

We especially welcome applicants with lived experience from women who will contribute to the diversity of our organisation, including Black, Asian & Minoritised women and disabled women.

This post will be based at our Bradford City Centre office/working from home /other locations as required

PLEASE NOTE: BRC & SASS offers services to women and girls who have experienced sexual violence within a women-only safe space.  It is an occupational requirement under the Equality Act 2010 (Schedule 9, part 1) for this post to be filled by a woman. 

Previous applicants to this post need not apply.


CLOSING DATE: 09:00 Monday 26th September 2022

If shortlisted, interviews will be held: Wednesday 28th September 2022

Vacancies! North Halifax Partnership – Various

Early Years Practitioner Vacancies
North Halifax Partnership Sure Start Children’s Centres are excited to be recruiting for qualified and unqualified early years practitioners to work in our Children’s Centres in Calderdale. FIND OUT MORE

Staying Well Worker

Based in the Neighbourhood team at Kevin Pearce Children’s Centre

 14.5 hours per week (maternity cover till August 2023)

£25,481 pro rata FIND OUT MORE

Site Supervisor
Based at Creations Children’s Centre
37 hours per week (worked flexibly over five days between the hours of 7am and 7pm)
£20,353 pro rata with a generous annual leave allowance FIND OUT MORE

Sessional Work
We have sessional members of staff who are available to work and cover when they are required. This type of work may suit your lifestyle – there are no set hours, it is casual work based on your availability. This covers all areas of work – Administration, Reception, Childcare, Cook, Cleaner, Caretaker and Domestic. You give us your availability and we work around you! FIND OUT MORE

Vacancies! Calderdale College

Vacancies! Calderdale College Apprenticeships

HOT Jobs!

Through Halifax Opportunities Trust’s strong and longstanding relationships with employers and many years of experience in helping people find meaningful work, we are able to support you with your employment journey.

Click here for current vacancies available, throughout Calderdale, in various roles and industries.

If you are interested in applying for any of the roles below please send your CV and cover letter to or contact Jo on 07891 956062 stating which vacancy you wish to apply for, or simply click on the ‘More info’ button below each role.

Have a great weekend!

Inclusive Economy Team

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