Partnership Liaison Officer

PARTNERSHIP LIAISON OFFICER

Salary: £26,317 – £27,905 pro rata

30 hours per week – 12 months fixed term

Another exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team. You will be seconded to our team here at Middlesbrough Environment City, and you will provide a number of essential services within our organisation. These services will help us to run smoothly on a day-to-day basis.

Responsibilities will includ: Organising and delivering public awareness-raising events, liaising with partner organisations, making arrangements for meetings, managing the charity’s finances and assisting with the delivery of MEC’s annual project programme, amongst other duties as and when required.

The person we are looking for is someone with a good understanding of charity accounting, particularly using Sage, as well as having experience of community engagement, events organisation and office management. Previous experience of managing staff, trainees or volunteers, as well as knowledge of charity and company accounting rules and charity legislation, is desirable for this post.

Please be aware that the above post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 30th May 2019 by 12 midnight.

View Person Specification and Apply Here

Hearty Beats Forest School

 

Hearty Beats – The Project

Hearty-BEATS (Better Eating and Activity Through Schools) is a project which helps primary schools run activities promoting healthy hearts and lifestyles to pupils and their family members. This will be achieved through a variety of activities addressing healthy food within the school setting and at home, cooking skills, urban farming, physical activities, and the offer of health checks to family members.

Hearty Beats Forest School

The Hearty Beats Forest School is a service available for schools to help teachers, pupils and parents get in touch with nature. We have run these sessions in the past, and have always received positive feedback for the experience provided for everyone. Our hands on training and organised sessions will help children and teachers glean a number of skills, as well as experience a number of activities, in a friendly environment.

From fire-lighting to safely utilising tools, teachers, pupils and their parents alike can benefit from these practical sessions. It will help them to develop social skills, and will also provide a safe environment in which to meet new friends, united in common interest in the environment. All will be encouraged to explore their environment and try new things, helping to boost their confidence. The experience outdoors will also provide an avenue to boost their physical and mental health by getting in touch with the natural wonders that surround them.

Contact

You can contact either Nicky or Emily for more information. They can be reached:

By Phone

01642 579839

01642 579820

By E-mail

nicky.morgan@menvcity.org.uk

emily.mcgregor@menvcity.org.uk

 

Hearty Beats Gardening Club

Hearty Beats – The Project

Hearty-BEATS (Better Eating and Activity Through Schools) is a project which helps primary schools run activities promoting healthy hearts and lifestyles to pupils and their family members. This will be achieved through a variety of activities addressing healthy food within the school setting and at home, cooking skills, urban farming, physical activities, and the offer of health checks to family members.

Hearty Beats – The Gardening Club

For schools with a school garden, or who are interested in helping their pupils to grow, Hearty Beats are offering a new Gardening Club. Middlesbrough Environment City are always ecstatic to see the younger generations grow in regards to the environment, and helping them to grow their own plants and vegetables is the perfect first step to fostering an interest in all things gardening.

It will help to plant the seed of knowledge within their minds, developing their understanding of nature and how their food grows. It will also provide them with a suitable and friendly environment that will help them to expand their social skills and meet new friends through a mutual interest in gardening.

Contact

You can contact either Nicky or Emily for more information. They can be reached:

By Phone

01642 579839

01642 579820

By E-mail

nicky.morgan@menvcity.org.uk

emily.mcgregor@menvcity.org.uk

 

Affordable Warmth Advisor

AFFORDABLE WARMTH ADVISOR

Salary: £19,613 to £21,121  37 hrs per week – Fixed term to March 2021

This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably experienced person to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable, lonely and isolated people over 50 in Middlesbrough, through the provision of home energy efficiency advice and support.

You will provide general home energy efficiency advice to people over 50 in a range of venues including people’s homes, community venues and public events. Adopting a holistic approach, you will engage with people over 50 to identify any additional factors that might impact on their loneliness and isolation. In addition, you will provide training to front-line staff and community organisations, with a focus on engaging the health & social care sector. Raising awareness of the issue of fuel poverty and making them aware of how to make referrals for help.

With previous experience of providing one-to-one advice and delivering training in community settings, you will be person focussed with a commitment to delivering excellent person-centred service.  Previous experience in home energy advice is desirable but not essential as appropriate training can be provided.

If you feel that you have the skills and attributes for this position, then we would like to hear from you.  For further details, please contact Middlesbrough Environment City on 01642 579820 or email info@menvcity.org.uk. The programme is funded by the National Lottery through the National Lottery Community Fund.

Closing Date: 5pm – Wednesday 29th May 2019

Application Form AW Advisor

Ageing Better JD and PS Affordable Warmth Adviser Final_

 

Warm Homes Engagement Officer

Warm Homes Engagement Officer

Salary: £19,613 to £21,121  30 hrs per week – 2.5 year fixed term

A great opportunity to work across the Tees Valley, raising awareness of the Warm Homes Programme and helping to tackle fuel poverty.

The postholder will work with statutory bodies, voluntary sector organisations and community groups, highlighting the causes and impacts of fuel poverty.  They will support organisations to make referrals for support, particularly to the Warm Homes Fund programme.

The successful candidate will have experience in delivering training and awareness-raising to community groups, volunteers and front-line staff. A proven track record in the delivery of energy efficiency programmes, including providing advice, accessing home energy efficiency measures and making referrals to partner agencies for additional support would be an advantage.

For further details, please contact Middlesbrough Environment City on 01642 579820 or email info@menvcity.org.uk.

Closing Date: 5pm Wednesday 29th  May 2019

Application Form Warm Homes Engagement Officer

Warm Homes Engagement Officer JD and PS final – Copy

 

RECIPE OF THE MONTH – MAY GINGERBREAD CAKE

Ingredients

For an 8 inch round cake tin/loaf tin OR 2 loaf tins

8oz to10oz Plain flour

2tsp to 2.5tsp ground ginger

1tsp to 1.25tsp mixed spice

1tsp to 1.25tsp bicarbonate of soda

2oz to 2.5oz soft brown sugar

4oz to 5oz margarine

8oz to10oz golden syrup

1/4 to 1/2 pint milk

2 eggs beaten

Method

Grease and line the required baking tin(s).

Melt the margarine, syrup and sugar together, mix well and set aside.

In mixing bowl sieve together the flour ginger, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda.

Add the milk to the melted syrup mixture to cool slightly before adding the beaten eggs, stir well.

Add the wet mixture to the dry ingredients and mix with a whisk, (the mixture will be quite runny).

Pour the mixture into the lined cake tin and bake in a slow over at 150c, 300f or gas mark 2 for about 1 hour to 1.25 hrs

 

RECIPE OF THE MONTH – APRIL PIZZA WRAPS

Pizza wraps are easy to make, they taste great and don’t need any additional sides as they are great on their own. For the best results make sure all the correct ingredients are prepared and you have the equipment to cook them.

Preparation time: less than 20 minutes

Cooking time: 3 to 8 minutes

Each wrap serves: Serves 1

INGREDIENTS

1 wrap

2 tsp of tomato puree

1 small cup of grated cheese

plus any additional toppings:

Ham

Peperoni

Peppers

Onions

Mushrooms

Chilli flakes

Salami

METHOD

Get a plain wrap and place on a chopping board

Add 2 tsp of tomato puree and spread it evenly across the wrap

Add a cup of grated cheese through the middle of the wrap and add any additional toppings if wanted.

Then fold the bottom of your wrap and roll it until its tightly wrapped.

Lastly put the wrap either in the over or better in the grill and leave it there for around 3-8 minutes until the outside is crisp and the inside has melted and its heated throughout.

Then it is ready to eat.

RECIPE OF THE MONTH – March Cheese Scones

The Healthy Cooking Team have been working with the Men’s Good Grub Club and this is one of their favourite recipes.

INGREDIENTS

500ml self-raising flour (2 cups)

15ml backing poweder (3 tsp)

Large pinch of salt

Sprinkle of cayenne pepper/chilli powder or teaspoon of wholegrain mustard (optional)

250ml strong cheddar cheese

15ml vegetable oil (3 tsp)

125ml milk (maybe a bit more depending on how it mixes)

1 egg

METHOD

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cayenne pepper into a large bowl. Add the cheese and mix through the flour mixture.

Beat the egg and milk together in a separate bowl and add the oil.  The oil replaces the butter/margarine which is usually used for scones.

Pour the milk/egg/oil mixture into the flour mixture and using a metal spoon or fork, mix the dough until it clumps together, but is not too dry.  If too dry, splash a bit more milk in to use up the flour.

Press the dough out on a flat clean floured surface until it is about 5mm thick, then fold it over on top of itself (this gives the finished scones the natural “break” to cut open), flatten it again, using the palm of your hand.  Do not use a rolling pin as it is too heavy and will prevent the scones from rising.

Cut out your scones by using a round cutter (you decide on the size) or if you don’t have a cutter handy use a drinking glass. Place them on a backing tray and pop them in the oven at 180c for 15 to 20 minutes.

Service with butter whilst still warm.

 

 

Gardening Services

Why not join our service

WE WILL

  • Cut your lawns front, side and rear 9 times a year between April and September
  • Trim all your hedges once a year
  • Weed spray all your paths once a year

All this from £260!

To join the scheme or find out more please ring 01642 219620

You can pay weekly or monthly by direct debit, cheque, pay pall, visa or cash.