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Magistrates: What’s it like being a justice of the peace?

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BBC News menu Magistrates: What’s it like being a justice of the peace? By Jenny Rees BBC Wales home affairs correspondent 30 August 2019 Wales Phillips was a corporate lawyer who started her career in nursing Most of us will hope never to set foot in one, but thousands end up appearing in court each year. What is it like in Wales’ 14 magistrates courts – and how are they working? In the final piece in our series, we look at the magistrates themselves. “We need to dispel this myth that it’s only for retired people.” Agnes Xavier-Phillips has just […]

Great opportunity home based part time

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Women’s Aid Make a Change Project Officer Women’s Aid is the national charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. Over the past 44 years, Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping and coordinating responses to domestic violence and abuse through practice, research and policy. We empower survivors by keeping their voices at the heart of our work, working with and for women and children by listening to them and responding to their needs. We are a federation of over 180 organisations who provide just under 300 local lifesaving services to women and children across the country. […]

Opportunity – vacancy – domestic abuse worker

NEXT Link Female* Black, Asian, Minority & Ethnic (BAME) Crisis Response Worker (including Eastern European) Salary: Point 24: £22,401 (rising to £22,911 on 1st April 2019) Contract: Permanent Hours: 37.5 Location: Bristol Established in 1999, Next Link is the leading provider of domestic abuse services to women and children in Bristol and South Gloucestershire. At Next Link we are committed to providing holistic, empowering and personalised support and advocacy to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. With a focus on survivor’s safety and recovery; we believe the provision of flexible support tailored to survivors need’s can be transforming, helping to […]

Opportunities – dancers this is for you!

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  CASTING DANCERS FOR BBC TV PERIOD DRAMA Looking for 8 Male and 8 Female African/West Indian American/Caribbean dancers in Bristol or willing to travel to Bristol. The style of dance is 1960’s jazz/swing. The scenes are in two different nightclubs in London with a speakeasy theme. Choreography on the 4th will be simple allowing time for a rehearsal for the 5th which will be high energy with the potential of aerials. Improvisation will be essential. You will be taught several linking steps, turns and aerials to aid improvisation. Needs to be available 4th, 5th February with a potential fitting […]

Opportunity – Princes TRUST

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Hiya all Referral Partners, yes YOU .. Don’t keep this to yourself , please help get the youth get off the streets , a wide variety of opportunities and courses available below for males & females. Do You Know a Young Person who is 16-30 and NOT in Education, Training or Employment? The Prince’s Trust are offering all these FREE courses: *1. Get Started with Make-up (16-25)* Work with industry professionals to explore different beauty techniques and learn about manicuring, skin care and make-up techniques. Work with industry professionals to explore the process of Photography. South London Taster Day: 12th […]

Apprenticeships – opportunities

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Bristol City Council, desire to see young people doing well whatever their chosen career path. If you are interested in doing something..else… please take a look at this.. @educationgovuk’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/educationgovuk/status/1085827818532032512?s=08 https://mobile.twitter.com/educationgovuk

National Teachers Conference The Grand Hotel

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Held in Bristol this weekend.   Hundreds of black teachers spent the weekend discussing poignant topics pertaining to their chosen profession as well as barriers to becoming bame teachers.   Nationally currently there is a huge under representation!!! Being an ex bame teacher myself, I can certainly see the benefits of coming together in this way.   Working in Bristol as a teacher you are most definitely in the minority and although many of our schools have a rising diverse population in and amongst them all, with some inner city schools reporting a majority of bame families and children. The […]

House of Parliament Christians on the Left Mentoring Programme Launch

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I am delighted to be co facilitating this year long Christian mentoring programme of 20 incredible individuals who have political aspirations launched on 15th October 2018. Attended by Stephen Timms MP, Jonathan Reynolds MP, Rosie Duffield, Alex Cunningham, Marsha De Cordova MP, Eleanor Smith MP and many more who are supporting including last year’s intake. It was an honour to hear the personal journeys achieved in such a short period of time. I am especially looking forward to observing the development of this year’s intake as they also commence their exploration of the political arena…who knows …we could have a budding PM […]

Let’s increase diversity here in the South West

Magistrates Bench Diversity – Recruitment Criminal justice has among the lowest proportion of senior staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Current research reveals that in the Avon and Somerset Magistracy we currently have  a severe under representation of BAME Magistrates and Magistrates from working class backgrounds, in direct relationship to the populations that we are serving. Analysis  following  a government-commissioned  report by the Labour MP David Lammy found that people from minority backgrounds are more likely to be jailed for certain crimes than those who are white and that they are over-represented at almost all stages of the criminal […]