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Support and Supervision of Staff

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at those who are new to supporting or supervising staff or who would like to refresh their skills.


Effective support and supervision of staff involves using many skills. This course aims to equip new and existing line managers with all the tools they need. The course will cover the role of supervising, holding one to one meetings including appraisals, how to listen well to staff and provide feedback, how to motivate and dealing with poor performance.

New work club in Stafford

The Stafford and South Staffs Building Better Opportunities partnership is pleased to announce that there is an extra work club in Stafford to offer an even wide range of opportunities for local people to access advice and help that can literally change their lives. 

Arch Recruitment Open Day

Arch is holding a recruitment open day from 2pm to 8pm Wednesday 27th February at 308 London Road, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 5AB for anyone interested in working or volunteering for Arch.

Arch helps people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, victims of domestice abuse, people suffering from poor mental wellbeing and anyone struggling to maintain their independence or their tenancy.

If you or your service users are looking for a new, fulfilling challenge that makes a real difference to people's lives, then Arch may have the role for you.

Free Universal Credit training for organisations in Newcastle

Universal Credit is a payment to help with living costs and will be paid monthly. The payment is being introduced in stages across the UK and will replace the following benefits: Child Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, income Support,   income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Working Tax Credit. The payment will be introduced into Newcastle under Lyme in October 2018.

Community Enabler service - local expressions of interest wanted from organisations in Burton

Could your organisation contribute to a collaborative style approach to improve outcomes for families with dependent children in Burton-upon-Trent?

In East Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council wish to commission a consortium of providers that will deliver a Community Enabler Service focusing upon the following 4 themes:-

Thrive at Work Wellbeing Trial

Thrive at Work is a new workplace wellbeing programme that supports and encourages employers to improve the health and wellbeing offer to their employees. There are limited spaces left for the pioneering Thrive at Work trial so don’t miss out, be part of over 100 SMEs in the West Midlands who have already signed up and reap the benefits!

THE RIGHT START: Involving Volunteers

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at both paid staff and volunteers who support other volunteers within an organisation.


Volunteers are a valuable resource providing the backbone of many community organisations, and without whom, many groups would not exist. This introductory session is a great place to start learning best practice in recruiting, supporting and retaining volunteers.

Topics covered:

• Why people volunteer and the importance of motivation

Stoke Jobs Fair

The Stoke Jobs Fair is on Friday 28th September 2018, at the Best Western Plus Stoke. 

The event is between 10am and 1pm. 

Free to attend with no registration required. 

The Jobs Fair is a great way to speak with potential employers face-to-face. You can register with employers for jobs, collect info on employers, ask them questions, apply for jobs, or even have a mini interview on the day.

It is a good idea to bring up to date copies of your CV with you as between 15 -25 companies will be recruiting on the day.

New funding for skills, training and employment support in Stoke and Staffs

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Launch of the ESFA 2019-2021 Opt-in programme is being held on Friday, 7 September 2018 from 10:00am to 2.00pm at Yarnfield Park Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone ST15 0NL. This is an opportunity to look at new funding opportunities for skills, training and employment support in Stoke and Staffordshire.