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Your data and you

Like most organisations, we’ve recently updated our Privacy Policy to make sure it’s aligned with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). You can read Gateway’s updated policy here.

Of course, in all honesty, we’re not really expecting you to read the Privacy Policy of every single site you go to.

But we did want to point out that ours has changed, and to take the opportunity to say that we think the new regulations are a really good thing. At Gateway, we are all for transparency and clarity, ease of use, and most importantly, putting people first. And that’s what GDPR is all about.

From today, your data — that is, information about yourself that organisations like Gateway may hold — explicitly and legally belongs to you. If you use a service that we provide, or if we pass you on to another organisation for them to support you, we may “borrow” some information about you to do that, but we can’t have it. Your data is yours.

As our friends over at Inside Outcomes said on Twitter this morning, “You have gained a right. This is a good thing.”

We hope that, like us, you’re taking the opportunity to have a bit of a data clean-up — to notice and re-evaluate who holds information about you and how they might use it.

The Gateway email newsletter

You might also have spent the last few weeks unsubscribing or resubscribing to email newsletters. But did you know Gateway sends out a short newsletter every couple of weeks or so? It usually contains a link to a recent blog post, or information about our latest work, with a note from our CEO, Katherine, or our Operations Manager Jo. If you would like to receive it too, drop us a line at info@gatewayfs.org.

LIGHTEN UP PROGRAMME MANAGER

Gateway Family Services CIC is the leading provider of training and employment to the health and social care sector. Our aim is to reduce inequalities in learning, employment and health.

 

Position Title:        Lighten Up Programme Manager

Salary:                  £25,313 per annum

Hours per week:   37 hours per week 

Contract:               Permanent

 

The successful candidate must have a Minimum Level 4 Management qualification (or equivalent) or significant experience within a similar role and willingness to work towards achieving a Level 4 Management qualification.

 

You will take the lead on delivering high quality services and providing strong leadership. The role is to manage commissioned services within the West Midlands region and you will be required to manage staff and partner relationships. The role will be to manage a team of call centre staff and to ensure high quality service delivery. We are looking for someone who is highly organised with a track record of effectively managing people and contracts. You will be required to work 37 hours per week, which will include some evening and weekend working and will involve some travel across the region.

 

Please email Marisol Daley at recruitment@gatewayfs.org for an application pack, quoting the reference number GW170, or telephone on 0121 456 7820.

LU PM Job Description & Person Specification

 

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 16th December 2015.

Trainee HR and Finance Assistant (for unemployed blind or partially sighted person)

Gateway Family Services CIC is the leading provider of training and employment to the health and social care sector. Our aim is to reduce inequalities in learning, employment and health. Gateway Family Services in partnership with RNIB’s “Extending the Reach” project are seeking a:

 

Trainee HR and Finance Support Assistant GW160

 To provide administrative support to the HR Officer and HR and Finance Administrator

 21 Hours per week (to be arranged)

 £7.65 per hour

 Contract for 50 weeks

The post will include opportunities to gain experience and skills in a range of administrative functions including HR and Finance. Candidates should have or be working to attain the NVQ 2 or equivalent in Business Administration, with experience of working in an administrative capacity and excellent IT and organisational skills. Candidates should demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate in writing or verbally. Candidates should have a commitment to personal development and be able to work flexibly.

This post is part of RNIB’s ‘Extending the Reach’ Project (EtR) part funded by the Big Lottery Fund. EtR provides valuable paid work experience to unemployed blind and partially sighted people and assists them in looking for permanent employment. With EtR, trainees are employed by partner organisations and Gateway Family Services is pleased to be partnering with RNIB to offer this post.

 

To be eligible to apply, you need to be unemployed and either blind or partially sighted.

 

Trainees will need to show a willingness to commit to further training dependent on individual need up to a maximum of one day a week. The position is a fixed term contract of 50 weeks (however opportunities to secure a post within the organisation can be explored)

 

 Closing date is 5.00pm on Monday 21st July 2014

 Interviews will be held on Monday 4th August 2014

 

Trainee HR and Finance Support Assistan JD & PS

Please email recruitment@gatewayfs.org for an application pack, quoting the reference number GW160, telephone Marisol Daley or Carol Gatehouse on 0121 456 7820.

 

Lighten Up Administrator

 

Gateway Family Services CIC is the leading provider of training and employment to the health and social care sector. Our aim is to reduce inequalities in learning, employment and health.

 

Position Title:                        Lighten Up Administrator

Salary:                                    16,200 per annum

Hours per week:                   A range of working hours will be considered

 

The role will involve providing administrative support to the Lighten Up programme including handling a large volume of incoming and outgoing calls and maintaining/updating of database systems.  Applicants must have administrative experience and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience of working within a call centre environment would be advantageous.

 

Applicants for this post must be willing to work flexible hours around the needs of the service, this may include evenings and weekends.

 

Please email Marisol Daley at recruitment@gatewayfs.org for an application pack, quoting the reference number GW159, or telephone on 0121 456 7820.

 Lighten Up JD and PS

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 30th May 2014.

Lighten Up Administrator x2

Gateway Family Services CIC is the leading provider of training and employment to the health and social care sector. Our aim is to reduce inequalities in learning, employment and health.

Position Title:                      Lighten Up Administrator

Salary:                                £16, 200 Per Annum

Hours per week:                 Full time (37 hours)

The role will involve providing administrative support to the Lighten Up programme including handling a large volume of incoming and outgoing calls and maintaining/updating of database systems.  Applicants must have administrative experience and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Experience of working within a call centre environment would be advantageous.

Applicants for this post must be willing to work flexible hours around the needs of the service, this may include evenings and weekends.

For further information or to request an application pack please email marisol.daley@gatewayfs.org quoting the reference GW153, call Marisol Daley on 0121 456 7820.

Lighten Up JD and PS

Closing date for completed applications is 5.00pm on Monday 10th February 2014.

Board Member Recruitment

We currently have several vacancies on the Board of Non-Executive Directors. The Board sets the strategic direction for the organisation and provides the governance. This typically involves a commitment sharing knowledge and experience, reading monthly reports, providing feedback and attending early evening bi-monthly meetings and occasional events. If you are enthusiastic about making a difference and have good business and community knowledge we would love to hear from you. Expenses and a small remuneration will be paid.

For further information please contact Cheryl Flynn by emailing cherylf@gatewayfs.org.

Closing date for expressions of interest is Wednesday 12th February 2014 – 5pm