Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Join us here for Darnall Forum's AGM on 6 pm Wednesday 4 October

Darnall Forum's AGM will be held at the Forum's office at 6 pm on Wednesday 4 October. Please join us to hear
  • about the work of the Forum
  • how our post office is getting on and what it's future might be
  • what has happened about IKEA's undertaking - as part of the Planning process for their new store - to recruit local people
Who can come? 
Anyone who lives or works in Darnall, Attercliffe, Acres Hill and the parts of Handsworth below The Parkway.

How you can help
Please forward this post to your friends, family and neighbours.

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Who Owns Darnall Post Office?

The way into Darnall Post Office
Darnall Forum Trading, which runs Darnall Post Office, is a wholly subsidiary of Darnall Forum. The Post Office has won national and regional awards for sales and customer service. 

Our main purpose for running the post office is to promote the regeneration of Darnall Centre as a commercial and retail hub - somewhere people come to shop and do business - and to meet the needs of local residents and small businesses who would otherwise have to travel a considerable distance to find another post office.  

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Opening for a Customer Service Consultant / Counter Clerk Darnall Post Office, Sheffield

An excellent opportunity, has arisen for someone willing to work flexibly for a minimum of 16 hours per week on a rota between 8.15am - 5.45pm over 5½ days, at Darnall Post Office.
The main duties are
·       serving customers
·       selling Post Office products and services,
·       cash handling and stock taking
·       advising customers on other Post Office related matters
·       general customer service and retail duties
Any keyboard, EPOS and proven communication skills with the public would be of great benefit.
The appointee will be able to work quickly and accurately in a busy environment with patience and a helpful, friendly manner. These are essential attributes. 
Cash handling experience, and previous experience working in a post office, are also desirable, but these are not essential attributes.
Please submit CVs (on no more than two sides of A4) by Sunday 13 August.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15 August.
Please contact neil@darnall.org.uk for further information and an application pack.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Thank you to Newground Together for helping us support 32 local jobseekers

Our employment adviser has been on long term sick leave since 1 January. The colleague who covered for her doesn’t have the same experience of supporting people with job searches. Nonetheless, with the help of Newground Together, the Brelms Trust and the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, we were able to support 32 local jobseekers who would otherwise have received no locally based support.
11 of our service users either had no UK work experience or needed further training to be job ready for the areas of work they were interested in. Most were seeking employment support to comply with Job Centre Plus requirements for qualifying for JSA. Six were enrolled into IT training, one into ESOL classes and four into volunteering (two of them with us). Five found permanent employment after receiving one-to-one support and three more were helped to move from temporary or part-time to permanent or full-time employment.
We invested considerable resources into helping Ikea to engage local residents onto their recruitment programme for a new store which they are opening in East Sheffield and where offering jobs to local people was a condition of their planning consent. According to their publicity there are 480 new job opportunities. We put forward 9 applicants for the recruitment process, of which 3 reached the final assessment in a three stage process. We are also aware of 17 young people who were local applicants but did not receive any support from us because they were aged 19 or under. To the best of our knowledge only three of these younger applicants got beyond the first stage and none was successful. We are seeking feedback.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Driving Theory Course Starts Wednesday 26 April

Do you need to apply for and sit your Driving Theory Course? Would it help if you could practise the spoken and written English you will need for the test, or the computer skills needed to complete the simulated driving test?

Join our ten week driving theory course (two sessions per week, on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, here at the Forum).

If English is not your first language, spoken and written English to at least Entry Level 3 is a requirement for this course.

To find out more please contact zahira@darnall.org.uk or neil@darnall.org.uk, or phone 0114 249 0099. The office is not always open but if we are there we will be happy to give you more details or enrol you for the class.

This course is being funded through Sheffield City Council and on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency and the European Social Fund.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Reserve YOUR Place on Our Free Confidence Building Course, Starts 12.30pm Friday 28 April

Don't miss out! Places are already filling up and it's such a shame when we get last minute phone calls about courses and have to turn people away.
Free confidence building course starts 12.30pm Fri 28 April. Booking essential.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Pictures of our Women's Day Event

Collage of pictures from our Women's Day event [1]
 About 200 women and children attended today's women's event which we held in Tinsley!
Collage of pictures from our Women's Day event [2]

Collage of pictures from our Women's Day event [3]