Employment and Skills - July 2016

July's bulletin looks at the impact of Brexit, the Many Hands report presenting findings from extensive research into challenges face by Voluntary and Community sector working in Employment and Skills.




July 2016

Dear Colleague

I wanted to introduce myself as LVSC's new Employment and Skills Policy & Project Manager.

I'm looking forward to working with you all.

I do hope you find the ebulletin of use, and if there is anything you want me to include for future editions, then please get in touch!

All the best

Jonathan Slater

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Impact of Brexit

Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) released a statement on the EU referendum leave result, in terms of its impact on ESF funded projects in the UK. To view the full statement, please follow this  link.

Access Europe Network have also produced a briefing on the impact of Brexit on EU funding.

Finally NCVO have done a briefing on the wider implications for the voluntary sector following the vote to leave the European Union.

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'Many Hands'

LVSC has published a report 'Many Hands' that presents the findings of a research project examining the employment and skills challenges facing individuals, existing employability support, and the voluntary sector organisations active in this area in the capital. The report also list recommendations on how the London voluntary sector should be involved in the design and delivery of employment support services. It was produced by our previous Employment and Skills Policy & Project Manager Nehal Bradley-Depani. To download a copy, please follow this link.

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State of Human Rights

The Human Rights Alliance is collecting evidence from civil society organisations about the state of human rights in Great Britain to feed into the United Nations Universal Periodic Review process happening next year. Deadline for submissions has been extended to 6th July. To submit please follow this link.

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London Deputy Mayor for Skills

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan last week appointed Jules Pipe CBE to his top team as deputy mayor for planning, regeneration and skills. Jules Pipe will work on key priorities for the Mayor, including major regeneration projects across the capital, providing young people with skills for their future careers, and ensuring London's infrastructure needs are delivered to benefit all Londoners. To read the full press release please follow the link.

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Stepping Stones Fund

LVSC are inviting all interested charities and social enterprises in the Greater London area to an information session about the Stepping Stones Fund, a £1m social investment readiness grant programme of City Bridge Trust and UBS. It is taking place on 6th July 9:30am - 12:30pm. For more information and to register, please follow this link.

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Managing Redundancy and Restructure

The aim of this practical LVSC course is to raise the awareness of employers about employment legislation and good practice in the workplace. It is taking place on 21st July 10am -1pm at our offices. For more information and to register, please follow this link.

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Managing short-term and long-term sickness absence

Aim of the LVSC course is to increase manager's confidence and ability to manage staff absence. It is taking place on 24th August 10am - 1pm at our offices. For more information and to register, please follow this link.

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Youth Innovation Fund

The GLA held a 'Youth Innovation Fund and Team London Volunteering ESF Briefing Event' at City Hall on 27 June 2016. Links to the presentation, Q&A and GLA ESF Mailing List can be found here.

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Women's Resource Centre

Are advertising for the position VAWG Consortium Coordinator. Deadline is 6th July. For further information, including how to apply, please follow this link.


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