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‘Digital Helpers’ Open Evening

 Tuesday 16 November 5pm-6.30pm at Central Library, Bolton

We’re looking for people who enjoy using digital devices with good digital skills, who are also willing to help others to learn too.

The open evening is an opportunity for people to come and find out what is involved in being a Digital Helper, the benefits of volunteering and the support they would receive in doing this volunteer role.

Register here to attend the open evening and/or find out more about the volunteering opportunity

If you have any questions please contact Jen Rudd on 01204 332731

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Film Commission, Breakdown Bolton CIC (deadline: 28 Aug 2020)

Artist Brief: The film can be made about any topic and in any style.  This can be an abstract fine art piece, documentary, storytelling, etc.  It does not have to be related to your mental health, though you are welcome to address these experiences. It is open to artists at any stage in their career. The three films will be shown during an exhibition and at two events which are currently scheduled at HOME Manchester and Bolton Library and Museum Services.  These locations could potentially change due to the impact of Covid-19.

Requirements:  To be considered you must identify as having lived experience of mental illness or substance misuse.  Films must be a minimum of 10 minutes long (unless it is a stop motion animation film) and be a new commission, not an existing film. 

Budget:  There is a budget of £300. You can claim this as a wage if you are self-employed or we can buy you some materials or equipment for those who are not self-employed.

Must live in Greater Manchester.

Deadline 28th August 2020

Contact: Jennifer Gilmour


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Job Opportunities: Gawthorpe Textiles Collection

Gawthorpe Textiles Collection in Lancashire have two vacancies, as follows:

Job Opportunity: Gawthorpe Textiles Collection
Job title: Commercial Development Officer
Salary: £29,120 pro rata
Location: Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Nr Burnley, BB12 8UA
Hours: Part-time 18 hours per week
Contract: Fixed-term to September 2021
Closing date: 4 August 2020

Working alongside the GTC Director, this new role will support the charity to develop its commercial potential. GTC is seeking a self-motivated and proactive individual with strong interpersonal skills, experience in commercial development and marketing to develop GTC’s income generating activity. A small range of products and licensing opportunities have been developed over the past 2 years and GTC now seeks to consolidate and build on this activity. There is also significant untapped potential within the collection to create new commercial opportunities through offering talks, workshops and curatorial services. The key duties of the post will include:

Identifying, prioritising, developing and marketing commercial activities.

Contribution towards the production of commercial development strategies and plans.

Audience development work including research, product testing and evaluation with stakeholders and representative audiences.

Product development – liaising with manufacturers, contemporary artists and makers.

Maintaining the GTC sales website ( and developing promotional content for both the website and social media.

Ordering and distributing retail products and supplies as necessary.

Supporting promotional and fundraising events and activities.

For full details, click here to download the job description and person specification:–HG_jncZlssG9uahE1aOYP9s3k/view?usp=sharing

Job title: Ethical Textiles Community Engagement Officer
Salary: £32,500 pro rata
Location: Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, Nr Burnley, BB12 8UA
Hours: Part-time 16 hours per week
Contract: Fixed-term to February 2022
Closing date: 4 August 2020

Ethical Textiles is an 18 month project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
We are seeking to appoint a self-motivated individual with a good knowledge of textile craft and proven success in delivering multi-faceted community focused programmes of activity with groups and individuals from a range of ages, cultures and experience levels.

The key threads of this project will be to:

Create a vibrant and supportive cross cultural social network for residents within the local community based on shared experience and a passion for craft.

Promote intergenerational work to enable older adults to pass on skills, knowledge and expertise to younger generations.

Harness participants desire to utilise skills to make a real difference to the lives of people within the local community.

Tackle real world issues on a local level (including fast fashion, environmental sustainability and plastic pollution), demonstrating that small changes in daily life, can make a significant cumulative impact.

Connect the community with organisations (educational, commercial, environmental etc.) across the local area to build networks and influence change.

Create opportunities for young advocates to emerge who will serve as champions for sustainable activity amongst their peers.

Within this framework the successful post holder will be required to work relatively autonomously to:

Plan and deliver / coordinate two days of textile focused workshops and activities per week initially online and when possible, from Valley Street Community Centre in line with the project activity plan.

Be the lead responsible person for the health and safety of participants.

Develop networks and contacts across sectors of the community and recruit and motivate community members to achieve the project outcomes.

Gather qualitative and quantitative evaluation data.

Recruit, upskill and supervise community activity volunteers and craft ambassadors to deliver project activities and outcomes.

For full details, click here to download the job description and person specification:

Source: Museum Development North West

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Digital Producer, DaDaFest

Part Time (£30-40K pro rata)

We wish to engage a Digital Producer with a range of expertise and experience to guide and support us in producing new digital commissions as well as helping us develop new and existing work and events.

The support will cover work commissioned and presented as part of the DaDaFest International festival in November 2020 and as well as work that forms part of our longer term 2020/21 season of events

You will need to have personal or direct experience of disability and experience of engaging and working closely with partners and artists on the development, production and presentation of digital works across a variety of art forms and platforms for a variety of audiences.

As an organisation with a strong social justice ethos we are constantly striving to broaden the work that we commission, present and support so that it reflects a wider range of voices and a broader intersectionality. We are therefore actively seeking applications from people of colour who can work with us to realise this ambition 

Contract Terms and Conditions

Fixed term, freelance for 14 months with the possibility of extension.

Part-time: a maximum of 840 hours (the equivalent of 120 days at 7 hours per day) to be worked between 1 August 2020 and 30 September 2021. Specific hours and days to be agreed. The fee is £20 per hour

Further information about the job and how to apply is available here

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Freelance Fundraiser

Centre of Wellbeing, Training & Culture – Rochdale

Part-time, Commission

Rooted in the communities we serve, Centre of Wellbeing, Training and Culture (CWTC) is a registered charity which has been actively supporting and enabling the diverse communities of Rochdale for nearly 30 years.

Our core objectives are to:

1. Advance public education, understanding and appreciation of multicultural arts and media education in all its forms – using arts as a powerful tool to promote health and wellbeing.

2. Work in partnership to support disadvantaged people across Rochdale Borough through education, recreation, training and health.

Our projects includes awareness of mental health and dementia, providing accredited courses, wellbeing café, work placements and online community channel to support older people, create community champions, develop young people’s potential, and challenge stigma around mental health issues and dementia.

We require a professional fundraiser to support our fundraising strategy to generate income core funding, staff and projects.

The fees and commission is negotiable.

To apply: