Friday, 30 June 2017

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Civvy Street - The Royal British Legion Employability Service

CivvyStreet are The Royal British Legion’s online Employability service which is available at As well as a wealth of information about funding, careers and employment, registration provides beneficiaries with a personal account with access to several interactive services such as an online CV builder, thousands of current job vacancies, funding such as The Royal British Legion Employment Support Grant Scheme and a mentoring service.

Did you know that if a spouse or partner needs assistance with funding to complete a course leading to employment, they can also apply for funding as well as access all the other services.  Please tell them about CivvyStreet and ask them to register at

For more information, please visit the website and be sure to visit our Twitter & Facebook pages for up to date posts about CivvyStreet.

Our Community - Our Covenant

See the 2nd Edition of the Covenant Report HERE

The Countryside Code

Please respect the local community and other people using the outdoors. Remember your actions can affect people’s lives and livelihoods

To read the Countryside Code, please click HERE

StoryHouse Chester - Moonlight Flicks Open Air Cinema - 4th July - 26th August 2017

Moonlight Flicks is back! Chester’s only open air cinema returns to the picturesque Roman gardens from 4 July to 26 August, with over 35 screenings of nine different films.

To book tickets & for further information, click HERE

The Volunteer Magazine for The Reserve Forces & Cadets in the North West - Summer 2017

To read the on-line version, please click HERE

National Cycle Network - Chester to Connah's Quay

This route connects the historic city of Chester to the Wharf at Connah's Quay. The path takes you along an old railway line and is an attrative ride from the north side of Chester out into the Wirral's rich arable farmlands.

A copy of the route can be found HERE

Cheshire West & Chester Council - School Readiness

For help preparing your child for school please see the West Cheshire Children’s Trust School Readiness booklet below. School readiness can mean different things to different people. The aim of the booklet is to provide an understanding of how parents, carers and practitioners can help children to be ready for school.

Click HERE to see the booklet

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Three Strikes are planned on Merseyrail in July (8th, 10th and 23rd)

There will be three more 24-hour walk-outs on Merseyrail services next month, union bosses have announced.
Staff who are in The Rail and Maritime Transport union (RMT) will strike on Saturday, July 8, Monday, July 10 and Sunday, July 23. Train services between Chester and Liverpool will be affected.
Details can be found HERE

Health for Life at the Countess of Chester Country Park - FREE Activities

Further details can be found HERE

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Sodexo - General Cleaner Vacancy - Dance School, Chester - Apply by 27th July 2017

Experienced cleaning operative required to clean to a high standard within a Dance and Drama school environment. Competitive rate of pay for the right candidate.

For further information or to apply, please click HERE

Cheshire West & Chester School Term Dates 2017-2018

The local authority is responsible for setting dates for community and voluntary controlled schools. In the interests of consistency for families across the borough, the Council would recommend the adoption of these dates by voluntary aided, foundation, academy and free schools.

If you require a printed copy, please ask the HIVE or
To see a copy the school term dates, please click HERE

Work Experience Programme for anyone aged 16-24 - August with British Gas....Manchester or Leeds

For more information about career
opportunities with British Gas visit:

Little Troopers Treasures - NEW APP

Record your face, your voice and capture the beautifully illustrated book pages to well-known stories from Harper Collins Children’s Books, your child can then watch and listen over and over again to your recordings. 
Additional feature of a memory box where special messages can be recorded and saved for those days and occasions that might be missed.
Although we believe all ages will love using Little Troopers Treasures, the app has been designed with Little Troopers under 9 years old in mind.

The Royal British Legion Poppy Shop

Poppy Shop is the online store for The Royal British Legion and all purchases made from the Poppy Shop help to fund the work of the Legion, providing practical support and advice to Service personnel, past and present, and their families.
The Legion spends nearly £1.4 million a week delivering health and welfare support so every penny helps. Please include a donation when you reach the checkout.
More information about The Royal British Legion and its work can be found on the Legion's website at and in the video below:

Skills & Employability Programme for 15-24 year olds in Chester

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Further information can be found HERE

Monday, 26 June 2017

AFF Reassures Families of Fire Safety in Multi-storey SFA

AFF reassured about housing safety for Army families

Following the tragic incident at Grenfell Tower in London, the Army families Federation (AFF) has approached the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), to clarify whether multi-storey Service Families Accommodation (SFA) features any external cladding, which would potentially present a fire risk.

Safety assured
DIO checked the position of this issue and were able to inform AFF that multi-storey buildings are predominantly brick construction. The external wall insulation used on recent energy efficiency upgrades to military housing has also been confirmed as meeting all relevant building and fire regulations.

AFF Housing Specialist Cat Calder said, “Ensuring the safety of our Army families is paramount and AFF has received assurances of safety from all relevant parties involved. DIO has also advised us that a review will now be carried out of all non-habitable areas such as stairwells, plant rooms and communal areas, to confirm the safety of the Army families living there.”

Contact AFF
If families are at all concerned about safety in their SFA, they should contact housing maintenance and repairs contractor CarillionAmey (CA) directly on 0800 707 6000 or contact AFF’s Housing Specialist Cat Calder on

To find out more about AFF’s work in support of Army families, visit

Friday, 23 June 2017

AFCU - Contact magazine - Summer 2017 edition

Copy available at the HIVE
click HERE to read the digital version

Tickets for Troops - Haydock Park Race Course/RHS flower Show Tatton Park/Tobogganing at Tamworth

Tickets for Troops provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces for a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events. The service offers serving personnel and those medically discharged from the forces since 2001, the well-deserved opportunity to enjoy an event of their choice with their friends and families.

For further details and to register, click HERE

Get Safe Online - Switched on Parent

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Further information about how to keep children safe online this summer can be found HERE

Cyber Bullying & Safety Facts

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Scam e-mail - Fake BT bills

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This is a Fake BT bill that's being received in emails. It downloads Dridex banking malware without a webpage being opened

BT will never send you an email with an attachment

Further information about Phishing emails and how to report it click HERE

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Cheshire Police - Apprenticeship Scheme - Recruiting for Level 2 Business & Administration Apprenticeship

Cheshire Constabulary offers a number of apprenticeship schemes where people can develop their skills in a diverse and dynamic environment, gaining valuable experience of working within a large organisation while earning a salary.

To find out more, please click HERE

Cheshire Police - Recruiting for Police Constables

Working as a Police Constable is an exciting and rewarding career with the chance to explore academic and vocational opportunities.
As a police officer your job will be to reduce crime and the fear of crime, and promote confidence among local people that the police understand and are prepared to deal with the issues that matter most to them.
To find out more or to apply, click HERE

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

The Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The government is committed to supporting the armed forces community by working with a range of partners who have signed the covenant. The covenant is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.
For more information please visit Armed Forces Covenant.

ER Magazine - Summer 2017

The summer issue of Easy Resettlement magazine is out now...

Easy Resettlement is now the number one armed forces resettlement publication as we offer more employment opportunities for our readers than any other publication. Each issue is distributed to all service leavers by BFPO to ensure everyone gets a free copy. In addition to the hard copies it is sent out via an Email blast to our subscribers as well as having an easy to read online version on our website, you can even download back issues to your desktop

We are proud to announce our partnership with DSEI who run the largest Defence and Security Expo in Europe, the event is free for military personnel and it will be taking place between the 12th-15th September at the Excel arena in London. You will be able to pick up free copies of the summer issue at this event.

Defence Discount Service - Nissan are Offering Discount on their New Cars, Available in all Nissan Dealers!

Friday, 16 June 2017

NHS Jobs

Jobs include:

GP Receptionists - Connah's Quay and Chester
Apprentice Support Secretary - Countess of Chester
Support Secretary - Countess of Chester
Catering Assistant/Porter - Countess of Chester
Team Adminstrator - Chester
Assistant Housekeeper - Chester

Please see HERE for a list of all jobs within North West/North Wales

The Chester Standard - pick up point locations

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A list of pick up-point locations is shown HERE
To read the digital version, click HERE

Cheshire West & Chester Council - FREE Shopper Hopper Service

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Caretaker Vacancy - Local Primary School in Chester


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Army Fest

Supporting the UNSUNG HERO - University of Wolverhampton

Veterans' Gateway

New Veterans Gateway website is being officially launched on 20th June called Veterans Gateway.

It  is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and is made up of a consortium or organisations and Armed Forces Charities including The Royal British Legion, SSAFA - the Armed Forces charity, Poppyscotland, Combat Stress and Connect Assist.

Our connection with additional key referral organisations - both within and outside the Armed Forces sector - means we can get you to the right organisation who can help.

Funded by The Armed Forces Covenant, this is the first time a group of this kind has come together formally to deliver a service to help the Armed Forces community

Grounds Person required for The Work Zone in Lache

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Are You Aware of The Units in Your Drink?

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Recognising Childhood Illnesses

Click HERE for a visual guide

A Welfare Guide for Service Leavers - Transition to Civilian Life

The resettlement services delivered by the CTP focus very much on supporting Service leavers through the transition of leaving the Armed Forces whether that comes after just a few years’ Service or a full career spanning over 20 years. The majority of those leaving the Forces enter the civilian employment market, some take time out to study and some simply retire. Whatever your chosen pathway when you leave, there are other important factors to consider too such as looking for a home, locating schools for children, organising your finances, right down to registering with a doctor and a dentist.

To access the on-line guide, please click HERE

Monday, 12 June 2017

Lancashire County Council Looking for Ex Service Personnel

Lancashire County Council is looking to recruit 12 Ex Service Personnel (Armed Forces), to become part of its Mentoring in Schools programme for secondary schools in Lancashire.

For more information use the link below;

Walking for Health - Countess of Chester Country Park - Tuesday & Thursday

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Why not join the Countess of Chester Country Park friendly weekly walks and become more active? Every Tuesday and Thursday they meet at 1.30pm at the car park. They roughly walk to 2.5 miles at a steady pace but they do get you there step by step. It's all FREE and you can just turn up.
Find more about the activities HERE

Storyhouse - Employment Vacancies - Volunteer coordinator, bar staff/supervisor & others

Storyhouse in Chester is the country’s most exciting new arts building and organisation. The £37m theatre, library, cinema and restaurant is part producing theatre, combined arts organisation and inspirational library, opening in May. We also run great projects like Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre.

Click HERE for further details.