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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Tros Gynnal - Temporary Service Manager

North, Mid and West Wales 
Tros Gynnal Plant is looking for a temporary Service Manager to cover North, Mid and West Wales from 01.01.17 – 31.05.17.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager to oversee a number of advocacy services and to contribute to the senior management of a dynamic organisation.
For more details and an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Durrant on 01545 571865. 
Place of work and number of hours to be agreed. Secondment requests will be considered. 
CLOSING DATE for receipt of completed applications forms: 12 DECEMBER 2016, 12:00hrs
Applications are welcome from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability or racial origin. Tros Gynnal Plant welcomes applications from Welsh speakers.  Application pack from, email: or telephone:  029 2039 6974. 

Play Radnor - Development Officer Vacancy

Play Radnor wish to appoint a Play Development Officer. Utilising the capacity of the new Play Hub development in Llandrindod Wells the Play Development Officer will help communities to bring about social change and improve the quality of life for children, young people and families in the area.  

More information can be found attached - Job Advert Development Officer.

Exciting Opportunity for Research Assistant

We are looking for a Research Assistant to help us with our work. This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding researcher. The vacancy is now open on the Cardiff University website – The vacancy reference is 5469BR.

The successful candidate will work alongside our Research Associate Dr Daria Luchinskaya and the programme director Michael Trickey. The Programme works closely with UK and Welsh think tanks such as the Institute for Fiscal Studies, the Health Foundation, the Public Policy Institute for Wales and we are planning to add more organisations to this list in the future. The Programme’s goal is to produce independent and high quality evidence and analysis which can be trusted and informs public policy and debate in Wales about public services and public finances. The Research Assistant will have opportunities to contribute to publication in high quality journals and achieve a significant impact on policy decisions. Hosted by Cardiff Business School, Wales Public Services 2025 is a unique partnership between Cardiff University and five national bodies.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Keep Kids Safe - New toolkit for organisations

Children in Wales, in partnership with Public Health Wales, 
has developed a new child safety toolkit for 2017
Aimed at reducing unintentional injuries in the under 5's, this exciting new toolkit provides your organisation and practitioners with all of the resources needed to deliver a whole year of child safety information and advice to parents.
The toolkit includes attractive, printed calendars for your parents and a USB stick for your organisation. The USB resource is divided into months, with each month directly supporting the calendar messages parents will see on a daily basis.  For each month there is a team briefing, a step-by-step interactive group session plan, handouts, poster downloads, twitter feeds, text messages and face book uploads.

 Cost: From £245  

For more information, please visit:  

Mae Plant yng Nghymru, mewn partneriaeth â Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru, wedi datblygu pecyn offer diogelwch plant newydd ar gyfer 2017
Y nod yw lleihau anafiadau anfwriadol ymhlith plant o dan 5 oed, a bydd y pecyn offer newydd cyffrous hwn yn rhoi i'ch sefydliad a'ch ymarferwyr yr holl adnoddau angenrheidiol i gyflwyno blwyddyn gyfan o wybodaeth a chyngor diogelwch plant i rieni. 
Mae'r pecyn offer yn cynnwys calendrau printiedig deniadol i'ch rhieni a ffon USB ar gyfer eich sefydliad. Mae'r adnodd USB wedi'i rannu'n fisoedd, gyda phob mis yn ategu'n uniongyrchol y negeseuon misol bydd rhieni'n eu gweld ar y calendr bob dydd. Ar gyfer pob mis mae brîff tîm, cynllun cam wrth gam ar gyfer sesiynau grwp rhyngweithiol, taflenni dosbarthu, posteri i'w lawrlwytho, trydariadau, negeseuon testun a deunydd i'w lanlwytho i facebook.

Cost: O £245

I gael gwybod mwy, ewch i:  

Monday, 28 November 2016

Disability Powys - Development Manager Job Vacancy

18 hours a week (£25,350 pro rata), based in Llandrindod Wells

We have an exciting opportunity for a new Development Manager. This new
three-year post will support the Board develop, plan and implement a new
strategic vision. Initially helping to develop the current draft business plan
to give it focus and set achievable timescales. Then to manage the delivery of
the plan, working with staff, the board and volunteers. The post holder will
enable the organisation to take on and manage new projects and opportunities to
make a larger and lasting impact for disabled people here in Powys. The ideal
candidate should have experience of management, enthusiasm and commitment to
equality and it is desirable that they have a lived experience of disability

Please contact the officer for Job Description and application pack or more
Closing date – Jan 13, 12 noon Interviews - w/c 23 Jan
Email Phone 01597 824059

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Save the Date!


Following on from feedback and comments at the recent PAVO  AGM that the network recognises it is important to come together to share information and engage with each other we would like to invite you to

“2017 – What is in store for the new year?”

Wednesday 21st December, 10am – 1pm

PAVO, Unit 30 Ddole Road, Llandrindod Wells.

There will be a festive welcome, mince pies and presentations from both a national and local perspective, a chance to discuss what you hear and to take time to get to know each other better.

To Book please call: 01597 822 191 or email :

We are mindful of the short notice for this event but do hope you will be able to join us. More information will be forthcoming shortly.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Statement on New Additional Learning Needs Fund.

The Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language has today issued a Written Ministerial Statement announcing a new Additional Learning Needs Innovation Fund.
The full statement is available on the Welsh Government’s website:
For more information on the Additional Learning Needs transformation programme please visit

Monday, 21 November 2016

Children and Young Peoples Partnership - Update on Current Situation

The Children and Young Peoples Partnership - Update on Current Situation

As some of you will be aware, the implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing Act led to the introduction of the new Powys Regional Partnership Board in April 2016; which combines the partnership responsibilities previously held by the Health & Social Care Integrated leadership Board and the Children and Young Peoples Partnership. This has led to a need for various changes in partnership arrangements and groups which is ongoing.

Also, this period has seen the creation of a new grouping, the Children's Services Transformation Board. This is a purely PCC body (albeit one to which some partners are invited) that has oversight of changes to internal service arrangements by PCC Children's Services.

Whilst the work initiated and supported by the Children and Young Peoples Partnership has continued during this time, the Partnership itself has not met for some months. This is because proposals for new arrangements are currently being developed by Partnership officers for the future role of the Partnership and/or its functions. PAVO anticipates that these proposals will be tabled for consideration at the next meeting of the Regional Partnership Board on 16 December 2016.

The Children and Young Peoples Partnership has over the years performed a valuable role in developing a multi-agency approaches and practices to address the needs of children and young people and PAVO considers that it is essential that any new or revised arrangements allow this approach to continue and to be strengthened.

Once the proposals for new partnership arrangements are shared with the Regional Partnership Board PAVO will be seeking your views and response to them.

In the meantime if you have any questions or comments please feel to contact us on 01597 822 191 or

Friday, 18 November 2016

White Ribbon Day -

Powys White Ribbon Day
10.00am to 12.00am, Friday 25th November                                   
Powys County Hall, Llandrindod Wells.

As a White Ribbon Authority, Powys County Council and partners are committed to preventing domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women.

November 25th is White Ribbon Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It is a chance for us all to show our support to survivors and to make the White Ribbon pledge never to commit, condone, or remain silent about men's violence against women.

We will be show-casing some of the dedicated work that goes on every single day in Powys to combat abuse. There will be a series of very brief presentations and a chance to network with organisations including Barnardos, Calan DVS, Creu Cymru, Dyfed-Powys Police, Hafan Cymru, Montgomeryshire Family Crisis Centre, PAVO, the Spectrum Project and White Ribbon Ambassadors. Chris Davies MP will also be giving his support. 

Here is the full programme:

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Here is the latest news from Play Wales

The latest copy of Play Wales is now available . 

The articles include 
Make time for playing out in the community
Advocacy ideas to overcome barriers to play
Playing out and about – Maisie and her mother Katie