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日期: 2011年3月18日,星期五,上午2:06


Mar 17, 2011
Issue 104

Happy St Patrick’s Day! This e-bulletin is packed with all the latest RISE and social enterprise news including…

• Read all about the highly successful Leadership Summit, presentations are available online for those who missed the event.
• Career development opportunities at the Social Enterprise Mark Co, Age UK Gloucestershire, Opportunity Plus UK & FRANK Water.
• Read RISE’s response to the Heart of the South West LEP prospectus.
• Don’t miss the launch of Cascade’s ‘Ethical Ventures’ programme on the 12th April in Taunton. Pop along to learn more about social enterprise, take away useful information and network with colleagues in the sector.
• Discover more about RISE’s work supporting the development of new social enterprises in health and social care.

• Wondering what social enterprise events are happening throughout the region? Check out the comprehensive events listings at the bottom of this e-bulletin.

Don’t miss news as it breaks – subscribe to our RSS newsfeed to stay up-to-date. We hope you find this update interesting and varied but not too long. We welcome any feedback, so if you have any news or comments, please let us know.

Latest News:

Celebrating the Leadership Summit

Hailed as ‘a great event’, RISE (as a member of the Social Enterprise Leadership Partnership*) celebrated the end of the pilot Pioneer programme, which provides a brand new course for leadership development in social enterprises. See the photos on the Rise Flickr here and download the presentations too.

Keynote speaker was Floyd Woodrow, who provided inspiration on leadership and self discipline. Floyd was thought-provoking giving the attendees a chance to consider how leadership works for individuals and organisations. David Wheeler of Plymouth University Business School provided an insightful reflection on the development of social enterprise over several hundred years and how future economic, social and environment factors were likely to impact on plans for further development of the sector.
Read More…

Job vacancy at the Social Enterprise Mark Co: Finance Director

The Social Enterprise Mark Company is the only authority that certifies genuine social enterprises. They are currently looking for a Finance Director who will play a pivotal role in helping the company achieve its aspirations. The right person will have a strong financial commercial grounding, but with an understanding and ethos for the social enterprise world.

The position will be based in Exeter, Devon and is for 2 days per week, salary c£50,000 pro rata.

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2011. Interviews will be held week commencing 11th April 2011. Please email delphineg@socialenterprisemark.org.uk for an application form (a CV alone is not sufficient).

How third sector groups can dramatically reduce training costs

Free event on Friday 8th April, 10-1pm Exeter, Devon

My Learning Pool are launching the brand the new e-learning modules in the South West and Cosmic ethical IT are co-hosting this launch event to share news of other cost saving software services especially for VCOs and Social Enterprises.
Read More…

Ethical Ventures ‘A Different Way of Doing Business’

Introduction to Social Enterprise & Launch of Cascade’s Start-up Training Programme.

Tuesday 12th April, 9.30am – 12.30pm at Somerset College Conference Centre, Wellington Road, Taunton TA1 5AX
Read More…

RISE response to the Heart of the South West LEP prospectus

The Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership published its draft prospectus on Monday 14th February 2011. The LEP covers the geographical area of Devon and Somerset and includes Plymouth and Torbay. Responses were invited via an online response form to a number of set questions. The deadline was Friday 24th February. Due to the very limited time to formulate a response we at RISE concluded that it would not be possible to consult the RISE membership and pull together a collective response.
Read More…

Proving Our Value – Draft Expression of Interest questions

The South West Forum Proving our Value project will be undergoing a commissioning process from March 30th, for 5 research contracts across the region.
Read More…

Working with new social enterprises in health and social care

RISE is providing a range of support to senior managers currently working in the NHS to help with the set-up of new social enterprises. By raising awareness of the key issues and providing specialist support in the business planning and staff engagement processes, RISE is dispelling myths around the move to social enterprise from the NHS. RISE and its associates have been advising on the next steps for the implementation of new business plans and is pleased to be able to offer this service to emerging social enterprises working in health and social care.

Julie Harris, Chief Executive of RISE stated:
“Whatever motivation exists to develop new social enterprises in the health sector, it is important to understand that they do present a major opportunity to preserve the ethos of our National Health Service, which we all feel passionate about, and to develop new and highly successful models of social enterprise. With our support and the support of other social enterprises, we can help them become thriving social enterprises.”

“In order for these social enterprises to truly succeed there is a responsibility on us all – the wider movement – to get involved and help them to develop and flourish. We are calling for the support from leaders in the social enterprise sector to make sure understanding of social enterprise grows inside these organisations, as there is no-one better to articulate the challenges and success.”

“Dealing with the unions and wider staff perceptions on the issues associated with social enterprise as a preferred option has been very revealing. In my opinion, there are some issues which will exist whether the organisation stays in the public sector, moves into private sector or becomes a social enterprise – for example TUPE and in particular protection of existing pensions. The pensions issue is one which will have to be addressed; it is not specific to a decision to move into social enterprise.”
Read More…

Green Graphic Design business named ‘Co-operative of the month’

Southampton-based graphic design company, Total Coverage, has been named ‘Co-operative of the month’, after completing an initiative to become greener and reduce their carbon footprint.
Read More…

Your opportunity to invest in a greener future for Cornwall with Community Power Cornwall

A pioneering co-operative venture to develop small to medium scale community owned renewable energy installations in communities across Cornwall has taken a major step forward with the launch of Community Power Cornwall’s first share issue.
Read More…

Finding an Ethical Approach to School Improvement: Headteachers Pioneer Brand New Providers’ Marketplace

A brand new ethical marketplace run by schools for schools launches at the Education Show on the 17 March, seeking to carve out a new path for school procurement in response to the Government’s overhaul of the schools system as set out in its November 2010 white paper.
Read More…

WANTED: Non-Executive Director at Age UK Gloucestershire

Age UK Gloucestershire is keen to develop new ways of generating income to support its charitable work, including commercial activities. They are currently seeking a non-executive director with the appropriate strategic vision and skills to join the Board of their subsidiary trading company in order to help develop this approach. Age UK Gloucestershire are particularly keen to find someone with experience in the retail sector, ideally the charity retail sector, but a broader range of business experience would be considered.

To apply or to find out more please contact Christina Snell, Chief Executive Officer on 01452 422660 or christina.snell@ageukgloucestershire.org.uk

Job vacancy at Opportunity Plus UK Limited

Programme Manager
Salary: £24k pa
Hours: 9am-5pm Mon-Fri (2 Year Fixed Contract)
Closing Date: 21st March 2011
Read More…

New social media management service will help social enterprises grab attention online

Birmingham-based social enterprise Citizen Enterprises CIC is set to help social enterprises boost their online profiles with the launch of a dedicated Social Media Management Service, SMMS. Believed to be the first of its kind, the new service is designed to simplify the use of online social media marketing tools such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
Read More…

Make A Difference this March and get up to £5,000 with Live UnLtd

Live UnLtd is on the hunt this March to find as many young people as possible who want to make a difference to their communities and beyond! ‘Mad March!’ has been created to make sure young people from across the UK are getting the chance to put their ideas into action.

As part of ‘Mad March’ Live UnLtd are particularly interested in ideas that unlock unused or under-utilised spaces for young people to practice their cultural, creative or sporting passions.
Read More…

FRANK Water Projects are looking for a Fundraising Manager

A dynamic young Bristol charity is looking for its first full-time Fundraising Manager.

Full time, 37 hours per week
Salary: £20,000 per annum
Read More…

Upcoming Events:

Event Date: Mar 23, 2011

SW – Introducing Social Enterprise

Location – Torquay

Baffled by the Big Society?

This FREE workshop is your chance to find out more about Social Enterprise, what it means and whether it could be right for you.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 23, 2011

SW – Green Hall event

Location – Burrington Village Hall

See Burrington Hall’s new installations in action.

• Renewables experts on hand to answer your questions
• Explore possible sources of finance

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 24, 2011

SW – Social Enterprise Training – Financing your community enterprise

Location – Spreyton Village Hall, West Devon

This course includes

• Introduction to Social Enterprise model
• Legal structures and trading
• Business planning & funding strategies

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 24, 2011

Cornwall – Informal one-to-one advice clinic for social enterprises

Location – Liskeard

If you run a social enterprise or established community organisation and need good advice to develop your ideas further, here is an opportunity for a free one-to-one chat with a qualified adviser. The advisers are social enterprise specialists and will provide no obligation, practical advice on how to grow your organisation to the next stage. Appointments can be booked for one hour throughout the day.

Find out more.

Event Date: Mar 29, 2011

SW – Spring into Spring

Location – Watson Hall, Tewkesbury

Interested in the production of local food, climate change, peak oil and
community resilience?

This is an event promoting the importance of Local, Organic, Seasonal and Healthy food.

Guest Speakers…
• Molly Scott Cato – Reader in Green Economics at Cardiff School of Management
• Elaine Brook – Ecologist, writer & photographer

Break out workshops…
• Tewkesbury Transition Town
• Permaculture & Organic Food
• Growing your Own – Question Time
• Community Supported Agriculture
• Peak Oil & Climate Change

Find out more.

Event Date: Apr 06, 2011

SW – Solution-focused conference at the Eden Project: Motivation, hope and change in tough times

Location – Eden Project, Cornwall

This conference has plenty for everyone who works with people in whatever context. And it has something for all of us in 2011 as we face uncertainty and major change for ourselves and in our organisations, our communities, our society and beyond.

Here’s a chance for you to meet people in the south-west region who work or live solution-focused – or wish to do so – and to learn about the approach or further develop your solution-focused thinking and practice.

Find out more.

Event Date: Apr 08, 2011

SW – How third sector groups can dramatically reduce training costs

Location – Exeter

This event will show how you can greatly reduce your internal staff training costs whilst maintaining skill levels and loyalty, using the brand new 20+ e-learning modules created specifically for the third sector.

My Learning Pool are launching the brand new e-learning modules in the South West and Cosmic ethical IT are co-hosting this launch event to share news of other cost saving software services especially for VCOs and Social Enterprises.

Find out more.

Event Date: Apr 12, 2011

SW – Ethical Ventures ‘A Different Way of Doing Business’

Location – Taunton

Introduction to Social Enterprise & Launch of Cascade’s Start-up Training Programme.

• Learn more about social enterprises – what we do & how we do it!
• Guest speakers: Julie Harris (RISE) & Muhammad Ali (CEMVO)
• Successful Somerset social enterprises – short case studies
• Find out more about the ‘Ethical Ventures’ training programme
• Meet the trainers and other social enterprise business advisors
• Lots of free information to take away
• Great networking opportunity (& delicious refreshments!)

Find out more.

Event Date: Apr 16, 2011

SW – From the roots…and up!

Location – Taunton

A free learning event and celebration, providing advice and ideas for thriving green spaces.

An opportunity for community groups to:

• pick the brains of green space buffs in expert ‘surgeries’ covering topics such as: developing a constitution, managing volunteers, health & safety and community involvement
• share learning in a relaxed setting
• hear about this year’s Planting Places winners – see www.plantingplaces.org.uk

Come along to get practical advice, inspiration and to cross-fertilise your ideas!

Find out more.

Would you like to join? RISE is a membership organisation and is open to anyone based in the region who is interested in the social enterprise agenda in South West England. For organisations that provide information, advice and support to social enterprises, RISE provides an enhanced level of membership, called RISE Additions. RISE Additions provides discounts and benefits, including to RISE training and Business Advice Network.

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