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Big Advice Day Social

Big Advice Day Social

Small Charity Week is coming up between Monday 20th and Friday 24th June 2022. Here 4 Bradford District and Craven Communities (Here 4 BDCC) are hosting a series of online events and workshops throughout the week. These will be on topics like safeguarding, social media and funding. 

With the pandemic putting a stop to any in-person events and networking opportunities for the last couple of years, we wanted to welcome you all back with a social event, face-to-face!

The Big Advice Day Social is a free event for the voluntary and community sector in Bradford District and Craven. An opportunity to network and make connections with other groups and individuals in an informal evening setting. Get and give advice on shared challenges.

The event will see a number of voluntary and community groups come together, recognising that the experts in this sector are largely yourselves! Hosts and members of the Here 4 BDCC consortium, Community Action, Participate, HALE and the VCS Alliance, will also be in attendance to answer any specific questions you may have or signpost to further support.

When and where is the Big Advice Day Social?

The event will take place on Tuesday 21st June from 17:00 to 19:30 (last entrance at 19:00) at the Rooftop Café, Kala Sangam, Bradford, BD1 4TY. There will be a buffet and drinks provided.

Numbers are limited, please make sure you book your place so you don’t miss out. You will also be asked about any dietary requirements and access needs upon booking.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the event, please email sarahm@cabad.org.uk or call 07422 966142.

To see the full calendar of events for the week, visit our events page

As we return to in-person events, we are mindful that Covid-19 has not gone away, therefore we will be keeping windows and doors open (weather dependent) for increased ventilation; and encouraging attendees to keep a social distance. While face coverings are not mandatory, you are welcome to wear one.

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Meet the Buyer, West Yorkshire:

Local Authorities across the West Yorkshire region are looking to hold a Meet the Buyer event to encourage local suppliers to engage.

They are very interested in hearing from local suppliers to help shape this meet the buyer event. This will make sure they are as beneficial as possible. They have put together a survey to gather this feedback.

If you are a Local Authority supplier then this survey is the right place for you to have a say. An example would be a community group that is paid to provide a day opportunities service; or a private sector construction business.

You will be asked about any previous knowledge or interactions you’ve had with the public sector procurement process in West Yorkshire, as well as how the process could be made easier. Think about if you have bid on public sector contracts in the past, and how you found the process – could it have been easier? If you haven’t bid on any contracts before then think about why not and what might have made you feel more empowered to apply.

The deadline to complete the survey is Friday 18th February 2022 so be quick!

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Language Development Workers

BHT Early Education and Training are looking to appoint Language Development Workers.

Salary: Starting salary £19,000 as a ‘Trainee LDW’. (Must pass 6 month probation period) Rising to £19,541 following successful 12 months training period.

Hours: 37.5 per week (FT applicants only)


Do you have excellent communication and listening skills and enjoy working with both adults and children? BHT Early Education and Training are looking to appoint Language Development Workers to work across the Bradford District alongside our staff teams and other professionals, delivering a variety of early intervention and preventative services and activities to support young children in their language and social development within homes, Primary Schools and Early Years Settings.


Parents play a central role in our work, which is delivered in partnership with them: a strong commitment to this approach is essential. You must also be able to demonstrate commitment to the on going development of your own skills and knowledge.


You may not have previously worked in a language support role but you will undergo a full training programme during your probationary period.
You will have a minimum of a level 3 or equivalent qualification in working with children, a minimum of 2 years’ experience of working with children aged 0-5 and their families is essential, as is a full drivers licence and use of a vehicle.


These posts are funded through Better Start Bradford which is a community-led partnership programme working with families to help give children the best possible start in life. The programme covers Bowling and Barkerend, Bradford Moor and Little Horton, due to the diversity of these communities we would welcome bilingual applicants.


To discuss the role in more detail please contact Rebecca Heald on 01274 470142 or to request an application pack please contact 01274 730415 or admin@bhtearlyed.org.uk


Successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and must sign up to the update service, both at their own cost.


Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 21st January 2022 and Interviews will take place week commencing 31st January 2022.
This is a fixed term contract until 31st May 2024 that may be extended subject to external funding

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Make Sure it Adds Up – Critical Thinking

The Make Sure It Adds Up campaign aims to get more people from across the Bradford District to practice and promote ‘critical thinking’ when receiving and sharing uncertain information either online, in person, or over instant messaging apps.

Critical thinking might be described as the ability to reflect and think independently. When we think critically, we’re able to safely and respectfully question ideas and assumptions rather than simply accept them.

Toolkit and Resources

As part of the campaign there is a toolkit and other resources that you can download to help you understand critical thinking and share the campaign and its messages with others. Download from: https://bradfordforeveryone.co.uk/make-sure-it-adds-up/

Campaign event

Thursday 9th December 10.00am to 12.00pm at Tapestry Arts Bradford, BD4 9NW

This will be a chance to:

· Hear more about the Anti Rumour and Critical Thinking Strategy and Make Sure It Adds Up

· Learn how you can support the campaign and sign up to support.

· Find out more about the training toolkit and how this can be used in a range of settings to learn more about critical thinking.

Visit https://bradfordforeveryone.co.uk/event/make-sure-it-adds-up-media-campaign/ to find out more.

Training for the Voluntary Sector

Community Action are organising free training for the voluntary sector This will:

· Introduce you to the topic of critical thinking

· Explore critical thinking as an alternative to myth-busting

· Understand why it is important and relevant to you as a voluntary sector organisation

· Introduce you to new tools and resources that have been devised

· Discuss how you can use these tools in your organisation (staff, volunteers and the young people and/or adults you work with)

We will be running an online training session on 18th January 2022 from 2-4pm. Book online

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