The Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire Council for Voluntary Service and Action Limited



Date:  7th July 2020

                             Issue: 73


Due to the outbreak of Covid-19, the Links Board of Directors has made the decision to temporarily close the office until further notice in order to minimise any potential risk to our staff and VCS group representatives in support of the official attempt to slow down the pandemic. If there are any changes, we will keep you informed.

Please note that the staff will be working from home and can be contacted on the details below during our usual office hours 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Friday. Our email address will still be monitored as normal.

Sandra Pink (Advice & Project Manager) – Email: Mobile: 07889 726846.
Jon Wynn (Administration & Information Worker) – Email: Mobile: 07493 209255
Martin Conlan (ICT Support Worker) – Email:
Sushri Wells (Freelance BME Engagement Co-ordinator) – Email: Mobile: 07876 617050 (For BME Engagement Forum Enquiries)
James Lee (Chief Executive) – Email:

We will keep you updated as we receive more information.

Summer Activities for Children in Chesterfield Survey

Are you organising summer activities for children and families?

We would like to hear about them so that we can spread the news.

If you would like to be included please complete the survey below.

Help Needed in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire Survey

We know about the community groups that operate and the good work that you all do.  Sadly, we understand that many of you have had to close down due to the Coronavirus crisis.

We are now mapping the help that is available in your residential area. 

However, there are still people needing help, mainly for shopping, collecting prescriptions, someone to talk to; and they could be your neighbours. 

Are you doing this in your local area or do you know of any people who have got together and are offering neighbourly support to people in need?

We would be grateful if you could complete this survey so that you can be added to the list of help in Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire.

Link to survey here -

Chesterfield COVID-19 support directory

Comprehensive directory providing details such as:

  • national and local resources
  • support on how to stay active as well as health and wellbeing information
  • where to get home food deliveries as well as emergency food provision
  • personal and business financial support and guidance
  • resources for children and parents

The directory can be accessed here -

Please use the contact link at the top of the page to suggest corrections or contributions to the information in the directory, making sure you select ‘other.’


Included in this bulletin:

Just Mingle Poster

News from North East Derbyshire District Council - Food Collection Points

News from North East Derbyshire District Council - Children Play Areas

Deaf-initely Women

First Art

Census 2021 Job Alert

Chesterfield Borough Council - Job Advert

Job opportunity - Community Chesterfield Project Manager

Vacancy Available

Building Your Brand - Free training & support

News from North East Derbyshire District Council - Food Collection Points

Across the District NEDDC have been working with parish councils and set up food collection points for residents to drop off tinned items along side tea and coffee. A full list can be found in the Food donations press release. The locations, days and times can be found below:


  • Wingerworth Parish Hall – 12pm to 2pm
  • Holmewood - Abundant Life Christian Centre, Tibshelf Road - 12 - 2pm


  • Stonebroom Pavillion – 12pm to 2pm
  • Grassmoor Community Hall - 12pm to 2pm


  • Ashover Parish Hall – 12pm to 2pm
  • North Wingfield Resource Centre - 12pm to 2pm


  • Eckington Civic Centre - 12pm to 2pm
  • Clay Cross Area Housing Office - 12pm to 2pm


  • Dronfield Leisure Centre - 12pm to 2pm
  • Tupton Village Hall - 12pm to 2pm
  • Holymoorside Village Hall - 9.15am to 11.15am

News from North East Derbyshire District Council – Children Play Areas

The Government announced that playgrounds may reopen from 4th July 2020. However, this does not mean all playgrounds will reopen from that date. NEDDC have created a iCovid-19 Playground information list (.pdf | 400kb) and will keep you updated on any changes. If the playground in the list does not show it is open, please don't use the equipment.  

Are you ready to apply for Census 2021 roles? See details below about roles now open.


Census engagement manager

 £18.87 - £24.56

Locations throughout England and Wales

You will:

  • drive local engagement, build relationships and inspire others
  • work with councils and diverse communities to help make Census 2021 a success in your area
  • build trust and encourage participation in the census, ensuring the data it subsequently provides is representative of everyone
  • use your negotiation, organisation and people skills to lead and ensure the maximum number of people complete the census.

Login to Census Connect to Apply

Apply for this role

If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact

The Census 2021 Recruitment Team


We are looking for a climate change officer.


Reference: CBC200163
Salary details: £31,371 - £32,878 per year
Job term: Permanent
Appointment type: Full time


The climate change officer will lead the council through the current climate emergency, shaping our services to consider the environment, biodiversity and climate change as a priority. 

Closes: Sunday 26 July 2020

For more details or to apply,

Do you want the opportunity to work for a successful, dynamic and innovative organisation that champions the work and changing needs of the health related Voluntary and Community Sector in Derbyshire?

So why not work for Us!

Derbyshire Voluntary Action is an independent charity and specialist infrastructure organisation for the health and social care voluntary and community sector.

COMMuniTY CHESTERFIELD is an exciting 3-year initiative, which is 18 months in and has already developed innovative opportunities for the University of Derby and Chesterfield’s Voluntary and Community Sector to work collaboratively together in ways that will strengthen Chesterfield communities.

We are seeking to recruit a maternity cover Project Manager to lead the COMMuniTY CHESTERFIELD team, over the next nine months building on the current achievements and developing the project further. 

Project Manager (Maternity Leave)

30 hours per week – 0.8 FTE

£29,909 FTE + 5% pension contribution

Will guide the project further, building on current achievements, exploring new opportunities, building and maintaining new and existing relationships with the University of Derby and the Community Groups. Will head up an extremely collaborative and passionate team of three. The role will also have an eye to the future and work with colleagues on funding to see the project continue beyond its current funding period. 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 26th July 2020

Interview date: provisional date 11 August 2020

For an application pack please call 01246 555908 or email

Application forms are also available on our website:

Vacancy Available


Office Manager – part time 20 hours a week over 5 days

£19,000 pro rata – initially for a 12 months period with a possibility of extension

Bolsover Woodlands Enterprise Ltd has an exciting opportunity for an Office Manager to join our friendly and motivated team based in Bolsover.

The successful applicant should have an understanding of working with people with learning difficulties, excellent accounts, administrative experience and be able to manage an office.


Closing date:  27th July 2020 with interviews 5th August.

Job description available from

Further information from

Community Chesterfield in partnership with Well Read PR and our Brand Design Intern from the University of Derby present


A Free Interactive Online Project for  Chesterfield Voluntary Organisations:


Building Your Brand:

a Training and Support Project


Thursday 16th July 10.00am-12.00pm

with focused follow up

towards your branding objectives


Booking Essential

Does your organisation need a brand refresh? A new logo? The tools to have a consistent, recognisable impact across all of your marketing?

We are offering you the chance to work with Kate Dawson, marketing expert from Well Read PR and Hayley Beaumont, Brand Designer Intern from the University of Derby, based at Community Chesterfield; to refresh or create the templates and tools you need to take your marketing to the next level.

This incredible opportunity is fully funded by the Community Chesterfield project.

To take advantage of this offer you will need to commit to:

 A two hour training session on producing your design brief.

 Some follow up work on preparing your design brief, with a virtual support meeting of 15 minutes.

 A further meeting or two and collaboration with Community Chesterfield’s very own designer.

Using the brief you have been supported to write by Kate, Hayley will then produce for you the building blocks of your brand!

If you'd like to book a space on the course, please click below

Eventbrite will confirm your booking by email, then closer to the date we'll be in touch with a link and the details you'll need to attend.

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Offices 1 & 2, Lower Ground Floor of Town Hall
No. 1 Rose Hill East
Chesterfield, S40 1NU

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Tel 01246 274844