Friday, 30 June 2017

3 day Temporary Road Closure - Merton Road, Ambrosden - Friday 7th July 2017


Employment Opportunity - Fit Kit Studio Toning & Beauty Salon








***********WANTED***********
Fit Kit  Studio Toning & Beauty Salon are on the lookout for some new beauty therapists to join their team!
If you are NVQ 3 qualified call us in the first instance on 01865 251891

ER - Easy Resettlement - Summer Edition 2017



 
The summer issue of Easy Resettlement magazine is out now...
Easy Resettlement is now the number one armed forces resettlement publication as we offer more employment opportunities for our readers than any other publication. Each issue is distributed to all service leavers by BFPO to ensure everyone gets a free copy. In addition to the hard copies it is sent out via an Email blast to our subscribers as well as having an easy to read online version on our website, you can even download back issues to your desktop www.easyresettlement.com/magazine/
We are proud to announce our partnership with DSEI who run the largest Defence and Security Expo in Europe, the event is free for military personnel and it will be taking place between the 12th-15th September at the Excel arena in London. You will be able to pick up free copies of the summer issue at this event.
You may have heard our Sales Manager, James Atkins, on the Hal Stewart BFBS show earlier this month, if you missed it and would like to listen to what we are doing to help our readers simply click this link http://www.easyresettlement.com/bfbs/
We are especially proud to announce some new partnerships with companies who will be offering employment opportunities to our readers through our magazine. These include The AA, Aspire Defence, Amazon Web Services known as AWS, Civil Nuclear Constabulary and Jaguar Land Rover. These are a welcome addition to those already recruiting our readers such as The East of England Ambulance Service, Maritime Transport and KLM UK Engineering. Each issue we include a Franchising for Veterans feature with the BFA giving some valuable insights in to what makes a good franchise, some great franchises that have already recruited veterans and service leavers include Action Coach, Chips Away, Gas Elec and Snap on Tools.
Take a look at the summer issue to read some great case studies. Finally we will be attending various events where we get the chance to speak with our readers, these include the CTP and Security Cleared Jobs Expos as well as the DSEI event. Please do come along and speak with the team and let us know what else you would like to know about in future issues.
All of this is only possible thanks to our advertisers so please mention our magazine when speaking with anyone. Also join our social media groups, subscribe to the magazine for free and let any friends and family know about how we can help.

OxOnArts.info - Employment Opportunity - Technical Manager

Technical Manager (Full or part-time)

Salary / Fee: 
£26,000 pro rata
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 19 July, 2017
Old Fire Station Logo
Arts at the Old Fire Station is seeking an experienced Technical Manager to join our growing Arts Venue in the heart of Oxford. Hosting over 300 shows per year as well as our own productions, we support early to mid career artists, as well as welcoming established small scale touring. Sharing our building with Crisis Skylight Oxford, we work with our partners to create inclusive public spaces. If you have a professional and approachable manner, brilliant technical and project management skills, and would like to work with a small friendly team we would love to hear from you. see our website for more details www.oldfirestation.org.uk/vacancies
Contact Details: 
Becca Vallins
Recruitment@oldfirestation.org.uk
Old Fire Station
40 George Street Oxford OX1 2AQ

Actors wanted for Script-in-Hand reading

Actors wanted for Script-in-Hand readings

Salary / Fee: 
Expenses
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
One of the projects we do in Living the Drama (www.livingthedrama.co.uk) is an advanced playwriting course for the older aspiring playwrights (supported by AgeUK Oxfordshire). Every other week a couple of their short plays are performed script in hand, by actors, so they can see their plays 'lifted off the page' and learn from the experience.
The dates for the script in hand readings are: July 4th (2.30 - 3.30), July18th (2.30 - 4.30), Aug 1st (2.30 - 4.30), August 8th (2.30 - 3.30). We meet in the hall at Florence Park Community Centre and the actors arrive around 2.15.
You do not need to be professionally trained (although it helps!) but some experience of acting is preferred.

Contact Details: 
If you're interested, please contact Carolyn Lloyd-Davies on carolyn@livingthedrama.co.uk or call her on 077 822 59471 and we can chat further.

OxOnArts.info - Voluntary Opportunity - Editor, Oxfordshire Local History Journal

Editor, Oxfordshire Local History journal

Salary / Fee: 
n/a - this is a voluntary post
Closing Date: 
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
OLHA journal
The Oxfordshire Local History Association (OLHA, www.olha.org.uk) is for everyone interested in the history of our county. We foster and promote the study and publication of local history and act as an umbrella organisation for local history groups, of which there are more than eighty in Oxfordshire. We also campaign to preserve and improve services for Oxfordshire local historians. Members of OLHA receive our highly-respected journal once a year, containing articles by Oxfordshire local historians on a wide range of topics. The current editor of the journal wishes to retire after many years in post and so we are looking for a replacement. The job involves collecting suitable articles and commissioning book reviews, editing these in collaboration with their authors, liasing with the printer over layout and design, proof reading the final draft, and sending out the journal to members with the help of the membership secretary. The post holder would become a member of the OLHA committee which meets four times a year in Oxford. The journal is published once a year and this can be at any time of year to suit the post holder. Examples of past editions of the journal can be seen at http://www.olha.org.uk/journal/. For further information on the post and for an informal discussion please contact the OLHA chairman Tony Hadland on chair@olha.org.uk.
Contact Details: 
OLHA chairman Tony Hadland, chair@olha.org.uk, 01367 870403.

OxOnArts.info - Voluntary Opportunity - Editor, Oxford Local History Newsletter

Editor, Oxfordshire Local History newsletter

Salary / Fee: 
n/a - this is a voluntary post
Closing Date: 
Saturday, 30 September, 2017
The Oxfordshire Local History Association (OLHA, www.olha.org.uk) is for everyone interested in the history of our county. We foster and promote the study and publication of local history and act as an umbrella organisation for local history groups, of which there are more than eighty in Oxfordshire. We also campaign to preserve and improve services for Oxfordshire local historians.
Currently members of OLHA receive a monthly e-bulletin but we would like also to publish a fuller newsletter, in both printed and electronic form, and we are looking for someone to edit and produce this newsletter. The job would involve collecting suitable articles on current topics of interest to Oxfordshire historians and editing these in collaboration with their authors; writing some content, for example on forthcoming exhibitions and events; laying out the text and images using suitable software; liasing with the printer over production; proof reading the final draft; and sending out the journal to members with the help of the membership secretary. The post holder would become a member of the OLHA committee which meets four times a year in Oxford. The newsletter would be published three times a year, ideally in March, July and November (twice a year might also be acceptable).
For further information on the post and for an informal discussion please contact the OLHA chairman Tony Hadland on chair@olha.org.uk.
Contact Details: 
OLHA chairman Tony Hadland, chair@olha.org.uk, 01367 870403

AFF - Job Board - West Midlands Co-ordinator





AFF is currently seeking a Co-ordinator for the West Midlands area (including but not limited to Birmingham, Bramcote, Donnington, Kineton, Lichfield, Stafford, Tern Hill). Read more
AFF Co-ordinators in the UK cover specific geographical regions. Co-ordinators assist Service families with enquiries and concerns, helping families access the right services and support. The role involves representing the families’ viewpoint to the chain of command and local authorities and attendance at meetings within the area.
The role is community- and home-based, reaching families and other contacts through visits to stations within the area and via e-mail, phone and Facebook contact.
The post is part-time with flexible hours (15 per week) and paid on an hourly basis. 

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Test your driving skills in the Orchard Centre, Didcot - F1 Grand Prix Challenge - Saturday 1st July 2017


Earth Trust - Summer Picnic - Sunday 2nd July 2017




Help celebrate the Earth Trust's 35th birthday at this year's Summer Festival!
There's lots to look forward to, including:
  • Make your own smoothie on the smoothie bike
  • Mini melodeon workshops
  • Campfire cooking
  • Party games
  • Live music and family ceilidh
  • Craft a party hat
  • 'Guess the weight of the cake' competition
  • DIY face painting
  • And more...!
Bring along a picnic or enjoy some delicious local food from Poem Tree Cafe or the Coopers Oxford Pork barbecue. And in proper birthday party style, everyone gets to take home a party bag!
 
On the gate: £6 adult, £3 child, £15 family
Online: £5 adult, £2 child, £12 family

Pay on the gate or book discounted tickets online (until 5pm on Saturday 1st July).

For more details about the Earth Trust and it's events, and to buy tickets online 
please follow this link

Abingdon & Witney College Open Days


To find out more please follow this link

Our Community - Our Community Covenant - Second Edition


To view and read the complete document - please follow this link

Amicus Trust - Support for Veterans


RLC Open Day - Saturday 8th July 2017


Free Attractions in London



Make the most of your stay in the city with these free London attractions.
From London's exquisite parks, to world-class museums such as the Natural History Museum, historic houses, stunning art galleriesand free activities for kids, there are some amazing free experiences to be had in London. 
The range of free London attractions is incredible. 
Where else in the world can you meet dinosaurs and creepy crawlies, see portraits of Tudor monarchs, travel back to the Battle of Britain, see Darwin's walking stick and the Lord Mayor's 18th-century gold coach, all without spending a penny?

For a full list please visit

VISIT LONDON FREE-ATTRACTIONS

Alice Day at Oxford Covered Market - Saturday 1st July 2107



On July 1st at Oxford Covered Market, from 10:00am to 5:15pm, prepare yourself for a mesmerising day of street theatre, live music, circus skills and free family fun across Oxford, in celebration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Take part in the Cheshire Cat Trail. Find all of the Cheshire Cat’s Grins that are placed in various shop windows and businesses throughout Oxford.
You are also in with a chance to win some amazing prizes when you complete the scavenger hunt!

Dress up as the Cheshire Cat and follow a scavenger hunt around town, join a hedgehog protest, look out for some confused playing cards and play croquet with the Queen of Hearts if you dare!

A2Dominion to host sixth annual Bicester Bike Day - Sunday 24th July 2017



Date: Sunday 24th July 2016
Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
Venue: Annex Field of Bicester Community College (behind Bicester Leisure Centre), Queens Avenue (the field is being cleared by A2Dominion in preparation for the event)
Cost: Free
What is the event about? Bicester Bike Day is an event for the town organised by A2Dominion in partnership with range of local partners designed to promote cycling as a fun and safe way to travel and to bring the town together at the start of the school holidays to celebrate the summer!  Now in its 5th year, the Bike Day, which in the past has attracted 400 people, offers something for everyone.
To sign up online for the cycle sportive go to www.leisurecentre.com/change-gear-cherwell
With the bike just days away, this is the exciting line up:
10am: ‘Tour de Bicester’ family treasure hunt-style cycle ride
12.00pm – 3pm: Cyclo Cross Racing:
1200 – 1210 – Under 8/10
1220 – 1235 – Under 12
1245 – 1305 – Under 14
1315 – 1345 – Under 16/adult
1400 – 1445 – Come and try (any age)
12.30pm: 5-10 mile Cycling UK beginners’ bike ride
From 12.30pm: Delicious BBQ served
2.30pm: Ladies Breeze ride sets off
3pm: Event finishes
Throughout the day:
  • Watt bike challenge
  • Climbing wall
  • Toddlers’ inflatable activity centre
  • Face painting
  • Pedal powered bikes
  • Penalty shoot out
  • Police bike security coding
  • HGV driver’s view of the road
  • Crafts
  • Refreshments

Didcot Railway Centre - Teddy Bear Picnic - Sunday 9th July 2017

Teddy Bears' Picnic in partnership with the Ronald McDonald House Charity
Sunday 9th July 2017
10:30–17:00

Lots of things to see and do, including:
Train rides on our Main Demonstration Line and Branch Line. Ride as many times as you like, with trains running regularly throughout the day. All rides included in your admission price.
Ride behind our own ‘Teddy Bear’ diesel engine.
Teddy Bear displays – keep an eye out for all our Teddy Bear friends as you walk around the Centre. Take a look in our Carriage Display, where the bears have made themselves very comfortable.
Teddy Bear Trail.
Children’s entertainments and competitions in the Picnic Area with Teddy Crump
Teddy Bear Colouring competition in the Science Learning & Railways Exhibition.
Visit our Museum, Air Raid Shelter and the interactive displays in the Science, Learning & Railways Exhibition.
Meet Didcot’s own Chipper the Squirrel.
Spitfire & Hurricane Flypast at 13.20 weather permitting.


Children with a bear admitted free of charge.

Last admission 3.30 pm.

There is an unavoidable flight of steps to our entrance.
For more details, directions and to check our website for our Access Statement please follow this link

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Oxfordshire Mind - FREE support sessions at Vauxhall Barracks - starting Tuesdsa 4th July 2017 - 1830 - 2000


AFF Job Board - Hampshire Co-ordinator

 

Hampshire Co-ordinator

AFF is currently seeking a Co-ordinator for the Hampshire area (including but not limited to Andover, Bordon, Gosport, Marchwood, Middle Wallop, Odiham, Portsmouth, Thorney Island, Winchester Garrison and Worthy Down). Read more
AFF Co-ordinators in the UK cover specific geographical regions. Co-ordinators assist Service families with enquiries and concerns, helping families access the right services and support. The role involves representing the families’ viewpoint to the chain of command and local authorities and attendance at meetings within the area.
The role is community- and home-based, reaching families and other contacts through visits to stations within the area and via e-mail, phone and Facebook contact.
The post is part-time with flexible hours (15 per week) and paid on an hourly basis.

PLEASE HELP a Service Family raise the profile of DKMS! Register to be a Stem Cell Donor in memory of Baby Daniel on Tuesday 4th July 2017 - Vauxhall Barracks, Didcot



If you are intending on coming along 
please 
DON'T FORGET 
to Bring a form of Identification

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Thames Valley Police Alert - Police Officer Recruitment now open for limited numbers


 
Police Officer recruitment now open for limited numbers
The role of Police Officer is like no other. It can be tough and unpredictable at times but it can also be extremely rewarding and no two days are ever the same. You will work towards making life safer and more secure for those living within your local community.
You will be fully trained to protect the public, provide a reassuring presence in the community, support victims of crime and investigate complex offences using a mixture of cutting-edge technology and time-proven traditional methods.


How do I apply?


The first stage of the recruitment process is to attend an eligibility event. It's an informative session for a morning or afternoon where we will check your documents, assess whether you are eligible to apply, run through the recruitment schedule and answer any questions you may have. The schedule for these events is below:
  • Monday 3 July, 10am - 12pm, Kidlington (Oxfordshire)
  • Monday 3 July, 5pm - 7pm, Slough (Berkshire)
  • Thursday 6 July, 2pm - 4pm, Sulhamstead (Berkshire)
  • Friday 7 July, 10am - 12pm, Kidlington (Oxfordshire)
  • Friday 7 July, 10am - 12pm, Sulhamstead (Berkshire)
  • Monday 10 July, 2pm - 4pm, Kidlington (Oxfordshire)
  • Tuesday 11 July, 4pm - 6pm, Kidlington (Oxfordshire)
To book your appointment, please email 

recruitmentpoliceoff@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk with the following information:
  • full name
  • contact telephone number
  • highest qualification(s)
  • postcode of home address
  • three dates/times you can attend
Emails will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis. A member of the team will be in touch to confirm details of your appointment. Any emails received with missing information will be returned and will cause delay in booking your appointment.


For further information, including details of our eligibility criteria, please visit the force website.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Ambrosden 4 Children - Stay & Play - Thursday 29th June 2017

Stay and Play

Thursday 29th June 2017
09:30 - 11:15
£2.50 entry which includes refreshments.
At 
Ambrosden Children's Centre

Friday, 23 June 2017

Picnic on the Glebe, St Mary's Vicarage, Ambrosden - Saturday 1st July 2017


Army and You - Sizzling Summer Giveaways

To see more great giveaways and to enter please follow http://armyandyou.co.uk/enter-our-summer-2017-giveaways/

Dance Festival Volunteer - Saturday 15th July 2017

Dance Festival Volunteer - Saturday 15 July 2017

Closing Date: 
Monday, 10 July, 2017
James Wilton Dance
Are you interested in watching dance? Dancin’ Oxford (dance festival) is looking for dance enthusiasts to join our stewarding team for this year’s exciting outdoor Summer Festival event on Saturday 15 July 2017.
Dancin’ On The Green is a fantastic free event (for all the family) bringing the very best in dance to the heart of the city.. This year we have a fantastic programme planned, and we need you!
If you enjoy interacting with a wide variety of people and are interested in gaining experience of working in events, then why not consider volunteering with us. We have a job that would suit you.

We are looking for some volunteers to:
- Assist with stewarding at the event
- Assist with artist liaison
- Be a friendly public face of Dancin’ Oxford
- Answer any questions members of the public may have regarding the event
No previous stewarding experience is necessary..
This promises to be a vibrant event with a fantastic atmosphere. So, if you'd like to see some amazing performances and be part of a great team, then this is the job for you!
The event runs from 12-4pm - volunteers would need to arrive on site by 11am.

Contact Details: 
If you're interested, please send an e-mail to: info@dancinoxford.co.uk

Thames Valley Police - Water Safety Warning

This hot weather has encouraged people to cool off in rivers, canals, ponds, quarries and lakes. Please be mindful that this can be very dangerous.

Dangers of open water:
  • The water may look calm on the surface, but there can be strong undercurrents that could pull even a strong swimmer under the water.
  • The water may feel warm on the surface, but just a few feet below the surface it can be icy cold.  The cold water can affect stamina and strength of swimmers.

Key safety tips for staying safe near water:
 
  • Alcohol and swimming do not mix! Stay out of the water if you have been drinking.
  • Never let any children swim in unsupervised areas like quarries, canals or ponds.
  • Never interfere with lifesaving equipment - you might need it yourself.
  • Swimming anywhere other than at purpose built and supervised swimming pools is highly dangerous and is not recommended, unless as part of an organised club.

Parents please make sure your children are aware of the dangers!

Step Change - Latest news

To read more about accessing you credit report 
and other financial matters please follow this link

Modern Art Oxford are looking for a Visitor Service Volunteer

Visitor Service Volunteer

Salary / Fee: 
N/A
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 16 July, 2017
We have some exciting exhibitions coming up for the summer.
Would you like to get behind the scenes?
If you enjoy art, meeting new people and working as part of a team, we would like to hear from you!
Contact Details: 
Call, email or pop in!
Phone: 01865 813812
Email: Joe Wilson - Volunteering@modernartoxford.org.uk

Are you an Artist? Are you looking for a Summer Residency Programme?

Summer Residency Programme

Salary / Fee: 
£150 materials fee / studio space provided in-kind
Closing Date: 
Friday, 30 June, 2017
Following the success of OVADA’s 2016 Summer Residency, we are offering free studio space and a small materials fee for Oxfordshire artists to take part in this year’s programme in August 2017. OVADA will select up to 4 artists at any stage of their career, including recent graduates.
The aim of this programme is to provide uninterrupted time and space for the development of new work in a stimulating creative environment. Residencies can be developed around a particular project, used as a way to experiment with new ways of working or to explore working on a larger scale in OVADA’s unique warehouse space.
The opportunity is open to contemporary visual artists in Oxfordshire demonstrating a serious commitment to their practice. This is a chance for artists to work independently in an alternative space. Priority will be given to creative practitioners who do not currently have a studio/production space and to those who can maximise usage of the space during the residency period.
The residency will provide time and space for research, experimentation, reflection, dialogue and creative risk-taking. It is important to note that there is no prescribed outcome for this residency; the opportunity is solely focused on the development of the artist’s practice rather than a completed artwork.
Residencies will take place at OVADA warehouse in central Oxford (14A Osney Lane, Oxford OX1 1NJ). The warehouse space will be loosely divided into areas based on individual artist’s needs. Please note that these are open workspaces in view of other residency artists and building-users. We anticipate that artists will informally exchange their knowledge and experiences with each other and meet OVADA’s studio artists/team in order to make new contacts.
Artists will receive £150 towards the cost of their materials at the start of the project, paid upon invoice, and will also receive free Associate Membership for one year.
For further information and application details visit our website: www.ovada.org.uk/summer-residencies
Contact Details: 

Age UK looking for people to take part in Cowley Road Carnival

Age UK Oxforshire @ Cowley Road Carnival

Closing Date: 
Sunday, 2 July, 2017
Age UK Oxfordshire are coming to Cowley Road Carnival! For the first year, we are working in partnership to encourage more people to take part and enjoy a great day out. We have our own dedicated space, with a chance to sit down and have a cuppa. We are looking for creative ideas to run during the event that people we work with will enjoy.
If you currently run activities for older people and would like the chance to reach new audiences, then please do get in touch. If you are keen to expand your audience to older people locally, then we want to hear from you. If you enjoy drinking tea and helping people to enjoy creative activities, then we definitely need you there! We have no funds to pay for activities, but we welcome everyone who would like to kindly volunteer their time. It could be a great way for you to do some consultation about your work, make some new partners, recruit some new participants- and will be a great day out. There is no obligation to stay for the full event, you can dip in and out of our space or just come along for an hour.
If you can offer your time and ideas then please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.
Contact Details: 

AFF reassured about housing safety for Army families




AFF reassured about housing safety for Army families

Following the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in London, the Army families Federation (AFF) has approached the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), to clarify whether multi-storey Service Families Accommodation (SFA) features any external cladding, which would potentially present a fire risk.

Safety assured
DIO checked the position of this issue and were able to inform AFF that multi-storey buildings are predominantly brick construction. The external wall insulation used on recent energy efficiency upgrades to military housing has also been confirmed as meeting all relevant building and fire regulations.

AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder said, “Ensuring the safety of our Army families is paramount and AFF has received assurances of safety from all relevant parties involved. DIO has also advised us that a review will now be carried out of all non-habitable areas such as stairwells, plant rooms and communal areas, to confirm the safety of the Army families living there.”

Contact AFF
If families are at all concerned about safety in their SFA, they should contact housing maintenance and repairs contractor CarillionAmey (CA) directly on 0800 707 6000 or contact AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder on housing@aff.org.uk

To find out more about AFF’s work in support of Army families, visit www.aff.org.uk

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final – Wembley August 2017 – 40% Off – LIMITED TIME ONLY




Watch the climax of one of Rugby League’s biggest day's out at the iconic Wembley Stadium. This day is LIKE NOTHING ELSE with a full day of back to back entertainment and this August they are taking it to another level with the introduction of Club Wembley ticket access, adult tickets from £12 and junior tickets from £5.

Visit www.defencediscountservice.co.uk for details or log in to the free mobile app and search for Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final....

Toby Carvery Salutes the Armed Forces with free meal on Armed Forces Day

 
 
 
Toby Carvery is showing its support to the armed forces by offering all military personnel a free carvery on Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24th June.Toby Carvery, which operates 168 sites across the UK is inviting local armed forces personnel to enjoy a free breakfast or carvery on Saturday 24th June, as a way of saying thank you for all their hard work.
For military personnel who can't attend, local Toby Carvery's will be hosting a Veterans Breakfast Club all week from Monday 19th June, where former and current members of the Armed Forces can book to enjoy breakfast for £1.
Armed Forces Day helps the country to show its support to the men and women who represent the UK in the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force.
Toby Carvery's offer is open to all military personnel, from serving troops and reserves to veterans and cadets, and can be claimed by downloading a voucher and presenting this along with their military ID or veteran's card.
Martin Gosling, Brand Operations Director for Toby Carvery comments, said: "Armed Forces Day is a brilliant opportunity to show our thanks for the work both serving and ex-military have done for our country.
"We are proud to support our troops and can't think of a better way to thank all those involved than by giving them a roast dinner on us."

Toby Carvery has also announced its charity partnership with The Royal British Legion, which will see it support the charity with fundraising initiatives over the next two years, and has added a special charity pudding to its menus with 25p from each pudding sale being donated to The Legion. It is aiming to raise £100,000 for The Royal British Legion by the end of 2018.
To download your Armed Forces Day voucher, to book a table or to find out more about the offer, visit: https://www.tobycarvery.co.uk/offers/armed-forces-day
For more information about Toby Carvery, please visit www.tobycarvery.co.uk