Suave Agency – Digital Websites and Design – 2 roles

Suave Agency

Suave Agency is an ego free zone with a friendly and supportive approach to collaboration. We want to create the best work possible and to always improve so that each new project is better than the last.

Read more about us at http://suave.agency/

Graphic Designer

We’re looking for a talented graphic designer to join our growing company on a 1 day a week placement, working from our creative studio space in Rosegrove, Burnley.

What we’re looking for:

A positive, pro-active, can-do attitude

Someone obsessed with details but gets the bigger picture too

A talented designer with strong creative ideas

Highly experienced with the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop)

Someone passionate about design

 

Projects you’ll be working on:

Web UI & UX design

Print & packaging design

Branding & identity

Communications & campaigns

Iconography

+ More exciting work

 

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Front-End WordPress Designer/Developer

We’re looking for a talented individual who knows how to build websites using WordPress. We want you to join our growing company on a 1 day a week placement, working from our creative studio space in Rosegrove, Burnley.

What we’re looking for:

A positive, pro-active, can-do attitude

Someone obsessed with details but gets the bigger picture too

A talented designer with strong creative ideas

Highly experienced with the WordPress and associate plugins (Visual Composer, Yoast SEO + More)

Someone passionate about design

 

Projects you’ll be working on:

Website design & development using WordPress

SEO implementation

+ More exciting work

East Lancashire Hospice – Many Roles

Blackburn College and University Centre has been working with East Lancashire Hospice to secure a number of work placement opportunities for our current students. The roles available are:

 

  • Maintenance support -Work with maintenance in carrying out ad hoc and planned maintenance works,

    which could include:

    ·         Organising furniture and equipment for meetings

    ·         Assisting with legionella checks

    ·         Arranging seasonal decorations

    ·         Cleaning windows, air conditioning vents and strip light covers etc

    ·         Assisting with fire equipment checks

    ·         Painting walls / woodwork

    ·         Working in the garden and grounds

    ·         Power washing garden paths

  • Catering Support -·         Work with catering staff preparing light meals, salads and sandwiches

    ·         Serve meals in the hospice restaurant

    ·         Wash pots and support catering team in cleaning the kitchen , serving and dining areas

    ·         Prepare Tea and Coffee trolleys for meetings and education

  • Administration -·         Taking telephone enquiries

    ·           Inputting data onto a database

    ·           Photocopying

    ·           Filing

    ·           Ordering stationary

    ·           Working on reception

  • Technology Champion -·         Review  databases and spread sheets to identify ways of streamlining data collection and reporting

    ·         Hold workshops showing staff , volunteers and patients  how to use  technology such as Facebook, skype, Instagram and internet shopping applications to support promotion of hospice services , allow people to keeping in touch with those important to them and enhance their lives

    ·         Provide one to one support with staff and patients in using technology as described above

    ·         Produce simple how to guides for using applications as described above

    ·         Suggest technological solutions that may streamline work or enhance patient experiences working with Senior managers to roll out their use

  • Making Memories -·         Using effective communication and interpersonal skills, engage with patients and those that matter to them in order to better understand their personal preferences and so help quality of life.

    ·         Work with individuals and groups supporting creative/therapeutic activity under the direction of registered nursing staff. This may include:

    –          Reading aloud from books and other media of interest, using appropriate, engaging tone and expression

    –          Supporting selection of music/talking books and being present where appropriate to enable enjoyment of these.

    –          Leading or participating in table games of particular interest or significance to patients and families

    –          Supporting individuals or small groups to create memories and legacies through a variety of media including memory boxes, cards, letters, videos and craftwork

    –          Developing and/or supporting diversional activity on an individual or group basis including for example film afternoons and seasonal events

    ·         Support hospitality by preparing hot and cold drinks for people where requested to do so during planned activity

  • Friendly Faces -·         Meet and greet patients and those that matter to them, ensuring they feel welcome and comfortable whilst awaiting clinic appointments, offering company and refreshments where appropriate to do so

    ·         Prepare for, greet and make welcome any new patients attending the hospice and orientate them to our facilities in keeping with agreed standard

    ·         Develop own awareness of available hospice clinical services and provide service information leaflets (where not already provided), noting and reporting any queries raised to clinical staff

    ·         Provide a supportive presence when escorting patient, visitors and professional staff to hospice departments (this might include patients being transferred by ambulance to the Inpatient Unit)

    ·         Develop understanding of the hospice reception volunteer role and their valuable contribution to hospice services

    ·         Contribute to reception activity including for example the transfer of mail / parcel deliveries to hospice departments

    ·         Support clinical staff in the maintenance of clinical rooms, corridors/waiting areas in keeping with specified standards

    ·         Participate in debrief/reflection sessions to share and learn from experiences

    ·         Develop own communication skills and an empathetic ear whilst working with staff, patients and those that matter to them.

  • Supporting Complementary Therapy Provision (Ages 18+) -·         Develop own communication skills and an empathetic ear whilst working with staff, patients and those that matter to them.

    ·         Prepare and maintain the therapeutic environment in keeping with specified hospice standards and requirements

    ·         Work with groups of individuals supporting therapeutic activity under the direction of CT practitioners. This may include:

    –          Participating in the delivery of CT lead therapeutic group work for those patients attending the hospice creative and support therapy department

    –          Supporting the provision of restorative therapeutic support sessions for staff on an individual or small group basis

    –          Contributing to the provision of therapeutic support for those that matter to our patients

    –          Contribute to service development discussions and evaluation processes regarding CT provision

    ·         Support hospitality by facilitating the availability of hot and cold drinks where appropriate to do so during planned activity

 

This is a fantastic opportunity for suitable students to gain valuable work experience from September / October 2017.

 

Students need to complete an expression of interest form here: https://www.blackburn.ac.uk/eastlancshospice/ they will then be sent an application form in Microsoft word format which needs to be returned to Placements@blackburn.ac.uk within three working days of receipt. Students therefore need to be checking their emails regularly.

 

Closing Date for Applications will be Monday 19th June.

 

Any Questions should be directed to Sean Starkie:

 

Email: sean.starkie@blackburn.ac.uk

Tel: 01254 292375

Volunteers and stewards Needed….

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Volunteers and stewards Needed….

The first National Festival of Making happens in Blackburn, Lancashire on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May, 2017. see here: https://festivalofmaking.co.uk/

We always welcome volunteers especially for stewarding the event or getting involved with set up, it can be great experience for those interested in a future in events, festivals or creative industries. Let us know you are interested in volunteering at the event by filling out this online form.

Anyone interested will need to be available to attend a 1hr training session on the 4th May at 5.30 and the volunteering will take place in various locations and sessions in Blackburn town centre on the 6th and 7th May.

People do not need to commit to the full 2 days – even 2 hours of support will be a great help.

You can also ring us on 01254 583957 to leave your contact details and state that you wish to volunteer for the Festival of Making.