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



Date:  5th August 2020

                             Issue: 94


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:

ACCA Online Arts & Crafts

Sport England

Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service (DAAS) Information

Census 2021 Jobs

Job Vacancy - Development Worker (Social Prescribing)

First Art

2 Free Trainings in August: Leadership & Relationship Mapping

Barrow Hill Community Trust Consultation

Crossroads Derbyshire - Senior Accommodiation Worker

Chesterfield Borough Council - Equality & Diversity Annual Report

Arts & Crafts Online Session - THURSDAY 6TH AUGUST, 2020

@ 12:15 PM

ACCA offers a free online Arts & Crafts Club to those that want to remain active, creative and look after their well being during the current pandemic.  This online Arts & Crafts session will consist of creating Arts & Crafts items in your own homes with the guidance of Theresa via Zoom.  Craft item to be made this week will be a face mask. Items will be posted to all those who attended the last session. To ensure everyone who wishes to take part is able (please email/ text if interested). The Arts & Crafts session will last for one hour and will include a catch up.


* For the second session you will need the following: A piece of material,    scissors, pen/ pencil, needle and thread.


Happy crafting!


Topic: ACCA's Zoom Arts and crafts

Time: Thursday Aug 6, 2020 12:15 PM London


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 845 8502 2393

Passcode: 5xb1A0


If you encounter any issues whilst trying to log on please contact Lud on 01246 208 052 or Clarissa on 07483 415 432.




First Floor, Dents Chambers, 81 New Square, Chesterfield, S40 1AH

Telephone: 01246 206514

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Twitter: @alcadvice


Working in partnership with Derbyshire Recovery Partnership


STAND to; Alcohol Services Dedicated to Derbyshire’s Ex-Forces Community

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If you’re ready help make Census 2021 a reality, come and join us.

Click link below about roles now open..

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Organisation: High Peak CVS

Salary: Salary £24,313 pa Working hours 37 per week.


Fixed Term for 12 months (option of extending dependent on funding).

Job Share/Part Time can be Considered

Location: High Peak CVS Office, Whaley Bridge (although extensive travel across the High Peak will be required)

High Peak CVS is a charitable organisation that supports community and voluntary groups across the High Peak area of Derbyshire. An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Development Worker leading on Social Prescribing across the High Peak (excluding Glossopdale) to join our small and dedicated team.

The post will be based at the High Peak CVS office in Whaley Bridge although travel throughout the High Peak will be required. Building relationships with the Primary Care Network is essential and the main role will be to develop and deliver a Social Prescribing service in the High Peak that will link patients referred from GP surgeries with appropriate services and support from the voluntary, community and non-profit sector.

The successful candidate will report to the Chief Executive Officer.

Previous experience of working in a charity and/or health care environment would be beneficial to your application but not essential. We are particularly keen to hear from anyone that has a background in one or more of the below areas (but this is not essential and other backgrounds will be considered):

- Children and Young People

- Mental Health

- Long Term Care Management

- Dementia Care

- Emotional Health and Wellbeing

- Finance and Benefits,

- Housing,

- Employment,

- Social Care

This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role for an organisation who do great work. An information pack and application form can be downloaded from  or email:

The closing date for all applications is: Monday 7 September 2020 at 5pm.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 21st September and Thursday 24 September.

Please note that CV's will not be accepted but can be included alongside a completed application form.

Due to the number of expected applications we cannot offer feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

Community Chesterfield present

Next two FREE Sessions coming up for

Chesterfield Voluntary Organisations &

St Helena Campus University of Derby:


Leadership Skills Training

Thursday 6th August 9.30 - 11.30am


Relationship Mapping Training

Wednesday 12th August 9.30 - 11.30am


Booking Essential

Two FREE online courses for Chesterfield Community & Voluntary Third Sector organisations

and for staff and students at St Helena Campus, University of Derby

funded for you by ‘Community Chesterfield’ - putting the UNI in COMMuniTY!




Leadership Skills Training

Join this short session to think about your leadership skills and how to maximise your strengths as a leader. Improve your confidence to inspire those around you and understand what value you bring to any situation. Develop your best qualities and take home some top tips on how to share your vision with those around you.


Relationship Mapping Training

Relationship mapping is a good way to evaluate the organisations and individuals within and around your organisation who can bring huge benefits to the work that you are doing. At this short session, learn a simple way to analyse and evaluate your relationships and take home ideas and tools to improve them in the future.


Course Leader

Both these courses will be delivered by Jenny from ‘Community Chesterfield’. Jenny has over fifteen years working in the third sector in key management and relationship building roles, for both small and large organisations including ‘Pathways to Health’ ‘British Red Cross’ and ‘National Trust’. In that time she has prioritised working collaboratively as a leader with disparate stakeholders. Over the past five years she has also worked as a trainer, delivering training to volunteers, staff at both a local and regional level.


If you'd like to book a space on either or both these courses,

please click below as indicated.


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

Senior Accommodation Worker

Organisation: Crossroads Derbyshire

Salary: £24,799 37 hrs

Crossroads Derbyshire provides domestic abuse services to adults, children and young people in the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales.

This post offers excellent prospects for the right candidate. You will provide leadership to the Harmony Project team which offers a confidential accommodation and support service to girls and young women aged 16 to 24 years.

Flexible working hours will be required to meet the needs of the post and you will need the use of a car and a current driving licence as you will be required to travel.

This post is open to women only (Exempt under the Equality Act 2010, pursuant to schedule 9 part 1)

Deadline of Monday 10 August at 9.30 am for completed applications.

To view annual report please click link below

CBC Equality & Diversity Annual Report

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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