Friday, 26 May 2017

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service Did You Know Survey

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Public Consultation

Did you know that as a Service they have already saved £9 million - ​nearly 20% of our budget since 2006?

They have achieved this by changing the way some stations are crewed and by refining some of their business processes. To date they have been able to make savings without negatively impacting on the services they deliver.

Even though they have already achieved this, there is no avoiding the fact that they are entering an even more challenging financial future. They know that as a public sector organisation they are going to have to play their part by looking for further efficiencies. They also know that this may mean making some difficult decisions.

They want to know whether you think your Fire and Rescue Service provides good value for money. Your feedback will help us shape the future of the services we provide. They would like to invite you to get involved in the debate and share your opinions on the value you place on their services and what they should do to protect them.

To find out more and take part in their online survey​ please visit their website

PAVO Training - June and July 2017

There are still places available for our courses running in June and July 2017; we have a range of courses for staff and volunteers as well as individuals.

Upcoming courses:
Monitoring and Evaluating
Volunteer recruitment, selection and induction
Budgets, Cashflow Forecasting and Management Accounts
Working Together for Service Delivery

Please find attached our training course schedule for June and July 2017.

Please feel free to share this with your contacts.

If you have any queries or if you are looking for bespoke training, please email

Volunteers Week - bus route

Thursday 1st June                                                                                         
Machynlleth at CAMAD office                        10:30 am - 12:30 pm                     
Llanfyllin at Community Shop                         1:30 pm – 2:30 pm                 
Welshpool at Town Council Office                 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm                

Friday 2nd June                                                                                  
Knighton location VB                                      9:45 am - 11:45 am               
Presteigne at the Day Centre                         12:30 pm - 2:30 pm                
Llandrindod Wells at the Lake                        3:15pm – 5:00 pm                  

Monday 5th June                                                      
Newtown various locations                            10:00 am – 2:00 pm                
Rhayader at the Elan Hotel                            3:00 pm – 5:00 pm                  

Tuesday 6th June                                                                                    
Ystradgynlais   at the Volunteer Bureau         10:30 am - 12:30 pm             
Brecon at the COOP                                       1:45 pm - 3:45 pm                  

Wednesday 7th June                                                                         
Hay on Wye at the COOP                               10:00 am – 12:00 pm              
Crickhowell at the Volunteer Bureau             1:00 pm – 3:00 pm                  
Builth Wells at the Gro carpark                      3:30 pm – 5:00 pm 

All Volunteer Bureaux and Community Supports are involved and working with PAVO have arranged many activities to run alongside the bus.

Each event is different working with local groups -  Example - one event has an icecream van sitting by the PAVO bus and the VB will be bringing Parents and children, there will be face painting and other fun activities going on!

Wales Cancer Network Survey

Survey of third sector organisations around engagement, experience and involvement of people affected by cancer.

Wales Cancer Network are currently scoping and running a survey looking at the extent and barriers to patient experience, engagement and involvement of people affected by cancer both within the health boards and within third sector organisations. Please could you complete the short online survey for us (closing date 9th June). The survey is aimed at the organisations who support people affected by cancer and not people affected by cancer individually.

Click on the link or cut and paste the link into Outlook it takes you directly to the survey:

The Future Development of the Nest scheme

PAVO Vacancy - Community Connector

PAVO is seeking to recruit to the following post:-

Community Connector - Base will be in Hay-on-Wye or Talgarth working 28 hours per week (Flexible working considered)

The post holder will support adults, as part of integrated community based health and well-being support services, to access local community services and activities and services provided by the public, private and third sectors, by "brokering" their access to these services and working with the individual to find bespoke solutions to meet their personal needs. They will support people to access the right support, first time, in the right way and seek to empower them to build their own networks of support within their community.

Salary:- £19,971.20 per annum (£24,964 pro rata) funded until 31st March 2018

Closing date for applications: 16th June 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Interviews will be held 22nd June 2017 in Llandrindod Wells

Applications Packs are available below or tel:01597 822191

Application Form

Job Description

Terms and Conditions

Equal Opportunity Form

Cwm Taf UHB: Independent Member Vacancies

The Chairman of Cwm Taf UHB has asked that the current vacancies being filled by the Welsh Government Public appointments office, in relation to Cwm Taf UHB be circulated (a requirement of the Public Appointments process). These posts close 31 May 2017.