01 January 2018
GDA 10th Anniversary
Guernsey Disability Alliance
2018 is the GDA's 10th anniversary. We will be planning a series of events during this year and also evolving as we focus on raising awareness and changing attitudes around disability in the Community and Businesses (not primarily the government).
what have we achieved in 10 year - find out more http://disabilityalliance.org.gg/blog/2017/06/10-years-gda/
find out more on our news blog http://disabilityalliance.org.gg/blog/
or social media
05 January 2018
Vacancy for Deputy Manager- Victim Support and Witness Service
Bailiwick of Guernsey Victim Support and Witness Service LBG
The Bailiwick of Guernsey Victim Support and Witness Service Charity, based within the Royal Court building, has a vacancy for a part-time ( 21 hours per week) Deputy Manager to deputise for the Manager ensuring the smooth running of the service. Salary- £17,472 gross per annum (fte £30,784 gross per annum)
Training will be provided for all aspects of this very rewarding post.
For further information or an application pack, please email Amanda or Marilyn email@example.com
11 January 2018
GSPCA 2018 Guided Tours & Special Birthday Tours
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)
During the school breaks we run a series of guided tours at the GSPCA and we have now planned for 2018 with some special tours for the children. You can also book a tour for a special event or birthday. For details on special tours please see below.
This is your opportunity to visit behind the scenes at our Animal Shelter in St Andrews and see the work being carried out.
We ask for a minimum donation of £7 per person and £5 per child, or £20 for a family of four or £18 with an Islands Mum card. In 2018 we have some themed tours which are £20 per child or £17.50 with an Islands Mums card.
The tours take around 80 minutes and you get to see in many of the departments, interact with some of the friendly residents and a variety of species. The special tours can take a little longer.
Tours are a maximum of 20 people per tour, so please book early. The special tours are also a maximum of 20.
Some of the animals you will have the chance to see will be cats, rabbits, birds, hedgehogs, dogs looking for homes and some of the other wildlife.
If you would like a certificate as a gift then please do get in touch for more details
Here are the dates planned for 2018, if you would like to book now please follow the same guidelines as above.
Monday 19th – Friday 23rd February 2018 Guided Tours each day at 2pm each day
Wednesday 28th March 2018 2pm Guided Tours
Thursday 29th March 2pm Guided Tour
Good Friday 30th March 2pm Guided Tour
Easter Saturday 31st March 2pm Guided Tour
Easter Sunday no tour planned
Easter Monday 2nd April 2pm Guided Tour
Tuesday 3rd April 2pm Guided Tour
Wednesday 4th April 2pm Guided Tour
Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June 2018 Guided Tours each day
Monday 23rd - Friday 27th July 2018 2pm each day Guided Tours
Monday 29th October – Friday 2nd November 2018 Special Halloween Guided Tours each day £20 per child (£17.50 with Island Mums Card), prizes for best costumes & fun games room (children must have a guardian/parent)
Boxing Day 27th - 31st December 2018 2pm each day guided tours
Please book your placement early to avoid disappointment.
To book please call 01481 257261 or via the paypal link - https://www.paypal.me/DonateGSPCA
Please note if you book via paypal please indicate the date and time tour you would like as well as the names of those attending.
Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "Due to a fantastic response last year we have planned guided tours at the GSPCA during 2018 for the school breaks and some weekends."
"If you would like to see behind the scenes and the many animals here at the Animal Shelter then book by calling on 257261 or online via our paypal link."
"We would like to thank all that have attended the tours and for the wonderful feedback we have received."
Birthday, Special & Tours Booked As An Event
If you would like to bring a private group or party to the GSPCA for a visit and tour at the Animal Shelter we can arrange this in advance.
We ask for a minimum donation of £80 for a group (this is for 8 children and 2 free adult places) and an additional £5 per person with groups larger than 8 (restrictions do apply with children to adult numbers).
We can provide a birthday or gift pack if the tour is for a special occasion.
We have a large events room, tables, chairs, projectors, speakers with mic, and a number of toys or things for children on request.
For details on room hire please check out - http://www.gspca.org.gg/services/room-hire-gspca
Why not make it a full event and arrange for food, a cake or more all of which can be delivered through http://www.kiddiescatering.biz
Some extras could include
Party Food can be Supplied by Kiddies Catering
Surprise Adoption for a year of an animal pen - minimum donation of £25 for an adoption pack for a year to include a plaque at the GSPCA
Room hire is available in a spacious room next to toilet facilities
Games with prizes can be supplied on request
Hire of giant animal, minion or Olaf suit
Other bespoke packages available
Guided tours of the Shelter on average take about between 60 - 90 minutes and it is your opportunity to see behind the scenes, although for animal welfare reasons there are areas that are unable to be viewed.
If the event is for a special occasion the birthday or lucky individual will receive special treatment and be allowed some unique experiences holding and possibly feeding some of the animals in our care.
Guided tours of the Shelter is your opportunity to see behind the scenes, although for animal welfare reasons there are areas that are unable to be viewed.
We do ask that there is 1 adult per 8 children.
For a booking form to enquire about availability please complete this form - http://gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/Birthday%20booking%20form%20Jan%202018.pdf
If you are interested please email your form to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the GSPCA Manager Steve Byrne on 01481 257261 to discuss details.
Island Mum cardholders can receive a 10% discount on special tours, please see this link for details - http://islandmums.com/guernsey/gspca-birthday-parties/
11 January 2018
Sporting Achievement Awards
Cystic Fibrosis Guernsey
CF Guernsey is sponsoring the guest speaker, Tim Wotton, at the Guernsey Sports Commission 'Sporting Achievement Awards' 2017 being held in the David Ferguson Hall at Beau Sejour on 11th January 2018 beginning at 6.30p.m.
Tim Wotton is an award winning author, communications consultant, international public speaker who played field hockey for England as a youth and who just happens to suffer from Cystic Fibrosis and CF related diabetes.
12 January 2018
Tim Wotton is a guest on the JKT show
Cystic Fibrosis Guernsey
Born in 1971, Tim has lived in South London for the last twenty years and is married to Katie with a son Felix. Tim is a full-time communications consultant, award-winning author, international public speaker and has played field hockey for England. His eyes and heart have been opened by his health struggle with cystic fibrosis (CF) and CF-related diabetes which has been a huge factor in his life, but not one that defines it. Tim was told from an early age that he would not live beyond his 17th birthday. One of the oldest survivors of this crippling disease, How Have I Cheated Death? is a diary of his 39th year, a countdown to the illusive 40. Tim’s memoir won the ‘Best Achievement’ award at the 2015 UK People’s Book Prize.
18 January 2018
Guernsey Bereavement Counselling Service
The Guernsey Bereavement Service has rooms for hire at Kingsland House. There are two counselling rooms plus a medium sized meeting room. Contact us for further details
22 January 2018
Vacancies at the GSPCA - Full Time, Part Time and Casual - Animal Care & Charity Shop Posts
Guernsey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA)
At the GSPCA Animal Shelter in St Andrews we have two permanent and two casual posts which we are currently looking to recruit individuals with excellent customer and animal care skills.
Working for the GSPCA is a diverse and often challenging position with great rewards from the 3000 animals we help through the doors 24/7 each year to the community we serve here in Guernsey.
The posts currently advertised are –
Full Time Animal Care Assistant (with Animal Collection Officer, Reception & Night duties) Post – Primarily Kennels & assisting on other animal departments
Weekend Animal Care Assistant (with Animal Collection Officer, Reception & Night duties) Post – Primarily Hedgehog/Wildlife & Ambulance Duties
Casual Animal Care Assistant (with Animal Collection Officer, Charity Shop, Reception & Night duties) Post – the hours for this post are offered to meet the operational needs of the Shelter and are mostly on the weekend
Casual Charity Shop Post - the hours for this post are offered to meet the operational needs of the Shelter
To download an application pack please click here http://gspca.org.gg/sites/default/files/application_ACA_pack_January_2018.pdf
Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said “With over 500 animals in our care and 3000 through our doors each year we never know what challenges we will face.”
“Last year we saw a huge influx of reptiles and with the recent bad weather the start of 2018 has meant an increase in injured and sick wildlife at the GSPCA.”
“Sadly one of our kennel assistants Teresa is moving back to the UK and we will all miss her, hence the full time post which is primarily kennels but as with any role at the GSPCA we can work in any department if the needs arise.”
“Applicants don’t necessarily need experience with animals but good interpersonal skills are essential as every role at the GSPCA we work with the community and public.”
Each pack includes an Information Summary Sheet on Terms and Conditions, Person Specification, Application Form and Job Description.
Please read through the pack and complete the application form.
Completed application forms to the GSPCA Animal Shelter and must be received by 1700hrs Monday 22nd January 2018.
A short list will be drawn up as soon as possible and those invited for interview will be informed by Tuesday 22nd January, 2018.
Those applicants who have not been contacted by that date will have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
The interviews are planned for Thursday 24th January, 2018.
To see more about the work of the team please visit our website www.gspca.org.gg
24 January 2018
Committee members needed
Channel Islands Air Search
The Guernsey Friends of Air Search are a small group of fundraisers and we need to increase our numbers with some new faces. If you would like to help us attend events, organise fundraisers and help out at events such as the Classic Car Show, or the Runway Run, please get in touch.
25 January 2018
FrOGs (Friends Of Grow) are looking for committee members and volunteers to help support the invaluable work of GROW Ltd. So if you have some free time and would like to help organise events and fundraising, please get in touch. Please call Eddie Higgins or Carol Brehaut on 01481 721865 to find out more.