Elite Coaching Solutions

Elite Coaching Solutions (ECS) require NGB Qualified Level 2 Coaches to deliver their varied Physical Development sessions in Bolton and Preston.Coaches will undertake mentoring and training in the first two weeks of working with the company, to allow you to observe and be observed before moving on to delivering sessions alone.

You will then undergo coach observations on a monthly basis to aid development. Sessions include:

  • Sporting Breakfast Clubs
  • Dinnertime Intervention Clubs
  • After School Clubs (All Sports)
  • Tailored Sports Premium Curriculum Programmes (Teacher CPD, Skills Identification Programmes etc)
  • SEN Children Programmes
  • Physical Phonics

ECS have a large number of hours available for appropriate candidates. Starting salary will be £10 per hour, with a view to this increasing if the candidate matches ECS’ high standards in the first three months of employment.

Coaches must have use of a vehicle, as the role involves to travel to and from venues across Preston and Bolton.

For further information please email Calum Aspen or Tel: 07738 963607.

Seasonal staff job vacancies at Blackpool Zoo


We are seeking enthusiastic, motivated staff aged 16 or over, to join our team throughout the Summer season, 2015. Full training will be given but a smile and positive attitude is a MUST!!

– Catering Team members – General duties include food prep, serving, clearing tables and money-handling.

– Retail Team members – Duties include merchandising and money-handling.

– Admissions Team members – Greeting the visitors, queue control and money-handling.

– Grounds Team members – Keeping the grounds litter free, emptying bins, looking after the car park and general garden duties.

– Play Barn Team members and Party Hosts – Duties include monitoring the welfare and safety of children within the play barn, reception work and catering.

– Activities Team members – Including supervising our inflatables, mini golf, mini diggers and balloon-selling.

– Face Painter – Photo Opportunities Team members – Train Driver for the Miniature Railway

Closing Date : 27th March, 2015

Please complete an application form (available in person from our reception or print one by clicking the link below), and return to Mrs Anita Bubbins, Personnel Manager, Blackpool Zoo, East Park Drive, Blackpool, Lancashire. FY3 8PP or by email to anita.bubbins@blackpoolzoo.org.uk

To download the application form – click here


BSI Student Research Projects


BSI is always looking at new ways we can encourage students to study and research standards. This year, we would like to invite students to join a pilot project, which will see us supporting those who wish to take on the challenge of resolving a live business issue.


What is it?
As students decide what they would like to base their final projects and dissertations on, we would like to encourage and support students who have an interest in researching standardisation. We are offering students the opportunity to work on live issues that we have identified a need for further research and information on.

How will it work?
Students are invited to apply to work on the three attached briefs. BSI will offer support by connecting students to contacts that can help them with their research and being available for interviews and guidance throughout the process. There will be no remuneration for students taking part.

Due to the workload of staff involved, there is a limit to how many students we can support. Students wishing to apply will need to email newell.hampson-jones@bsigroup.com, stating which project they would like to work on and sending a CV with a brief statement detailing how they would approach the project (1,000 words max). BSI will confirm who we are able to support with these projects by March 13th.

Research Question 1
Comparing sustainability achievements of organizations – a possibility or a pipedream?

As more and more companies are developing their own environmental/sustainability strategies and report in different ways, it is becoming increasingly difficult for investors to quickly compare the sustainability credentials of different organizations.
This research project should identify what guidance, tools and methodologies are available to organizations to set their strategies and plans, and produce their reports (eg GRI, CDP, Integrated Reporting Initiative). It should explore the limitations and relative merits of each approach and consider how to develop a common approach to environmental/sustainability strategies, plans and reports that would be beneficial to industry and investors alike.
Support from BSI
BSI staff available for interview, access to BSI contacts.


Research Question 2
Is there the opportunity for consolidating or benchmarking sustainability schemes in the travel and tourism industry?

Within the travel and tourism industry there are many labelling schemes that offer assurance of the sustainability credentials of the organizations claiming compliance or given certification. Efforts to align these schemes have been already been made, not least through the Global Sustainable Tourism Council Recognition and Approval schemes, which aim to assess and verify the alignment of a scheme’s standard with the GSTC criteria.
There is considerable published research into sustainability labelling and certification but what we’d like to know, in terms of the UK market, is
1) what benefit would companies operating in the outbound tourism sector see in the development of a rigorous, consensus-based international standard, carrying the ISO brand, that established either
a) a standard that recognises companies that operate more sustainably in the tourism industry, or
b) a standard for schemes, meaning that conforming schemes would be operating to an independent, internationally agreed standard;
2) what benefit would companies operating in the inbound tourism sector see in
a) the development of either of the international standards described in 1) or
b) the development of a British Standard for companies to operate sustainably in the UK tourism industry.
We’d particularly like to know how companies might perceive the benefit of these standards in their business-to-business and business-to-consumer relationships, and whether they’d be willing to become involved in the standards’ development.
Support from BSI
BSI staff available for interview, access to BSI contacts


Research Question 3
Is there an appetite for sustainability of the food and hospitality sector?

There have been a number of visible initiatives in the food and hospitality sector aimed at improving the industry’s performance in sustainable development, and so enhancing its reputation. For example the Sustainable Restaurant Association http://www.thesra.org/ and ‘Go Green with Gram’ http://www.gogreenwithgram.co.uk/ an initiative from a major refrigeration manufacturer.
We’d like to know how much uptake there is of industry-led quality assurance schemes, whether the industry would see benefit in moving to a universal, formal, standard, and whether leading players and associations would be willing to become involved in its creation
BSI staff available for interview, access to BSI contacts

East Lancs Hospice Vacancies


job vacancies

Current job vacancies:

Volunteer vacancies:

Want to know what it’s like to work or volunteer at the hospice? Click here for our ‘Day in the Life’ section.

Could you consider becoming a volunteer? Take a look at our volunteer application form. Fill this in if you’re looking for a permanent volunteer position or would like to help now and again at our many events.

Volunteer application form

Child Action North West Jobs

Application packs are available with each vacancy by clicking on the links. Alternatively, to request an application pack you can either email humanresources@canw.org.uk or call Human Resources on 01254 244700. Please state the role that you are interested in, along with your full name, address, post code, email and contact number.

Sessional Therapeutic Counsellors – EHWB Service, Greater Manchester £10.50 per hour £7.29 per hour training rate 06/02/2015 31/03/2015
Therapeutic Counsellor (Sessional) Hourly rate – £10.50 Direct Work – £7.29 Training Rate 05/02/2015 Posting Always Open
EBISS Sessional Worker (Enhanced Bail Information Supervision & Support) £8.00 per hour 9am – 5pm weekdays £9.00 per hour evenings and weekends 27/08/2014 Posting Always Open
Support Worker (Sessional) – Greater Manchester £8.50 per hour (direct work) – £7.07 per hour (training) 23/05/2014 Posting Always Open

Child Action North West – Volunteers

We are always in need of volunteers to help us carry out the work we do. If you have a few hours spare each week, or would even just like to help us occasionally to fund-raise or support our events then we would love to hear from you.

We would also like to hear from anyone who hosts fund-raising events in their organisations and would like to hold an event on our behalf. Also, if you are an adrenalin junky or take part in endurance events, then we have places available in some great participation events like the Bupa Manchester 10k and would love to have you on the team.

To find out more or if you are interested in any of the listed opportunities, email us: volunteer@canw.org.uk

Here are some of our Volunteer Opportunities – click on any for more information

Volunteers Required

RETRO: Pixel Lust II will take place in Blackburn next month


RETRO games art exhibition Pixel Lust will return to Blackburn for a second time next month.

Pixel Lust II will run from March 16-29, and will, like its predecessor, take gamers back in time with a selection of original work by local artists, alongside vintage consoles and retro games.

On display will be everything from the ZX Spectrum to the Philips Videopac G7000, a console partly built in Blackburn.

Gamers can also get a blast from the past with classic titles such as Manic Miner and Donkey Kong or battle it out at a gaming party for the coveted golden joystick.

Gaming-inspired crafts such as the Stitch a Sprite workshops will take place at the Blackburn is Open-backed event as well as jewellery, electronics and programming workshops.

Music event Beats of Rage II will include 8-bit DJs and live jazz interpretations of classic video game tunes.

But perhaps most importantly for organiser Alex Martindale the exhibition will feature artwork inspired by computer graphics including paintings, screen prints, graphic illustrations, installations and pixel art.

Alex, said: “A lot of My friends who are artists from Blackburn have been influenced by this era of video games and I want to explore the link between the games and art,” said Mr Martindale.

Other events will include Tech Jam, an open source electronics event for people wanting to start “home brew” projects as well as an introduction to basic coding for youngsters with Scratch software.

Pixel Lust II, 16-29 March, Blackburn Is Open, 65 King William Street. Volunteers/sponsors wanted, email info@pixellust.co.uk