Friday, 16 March 2018

Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service - Recruitment Vacancies

To see the current vacancies including:

Crew Managers
On call Firefighters

please click HERE

Cheshire West & Chester - Bulky Item Collection

This service is offered to domestic households only.

How much does it cost?

  • £15 per item
  • A discounted rate of £10 per item is available for those in receipt of a state pension or council tax reduction (excluding single person discount).
When you make your request online you will be asked to pay online using a credit or debit card. Please note that payments are non-refundable.

NAAFI Break Drop-in - Next Drop in Thursday 22nd March 2018 - Ellesmere Port Central Library

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Lego Club - Upton Library - Wednesdays 3.30-4.45

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List of Job Vacancies - British Forces Cyprus - 16th March 2018

To see the latest job vacancies
advertised in Cyprus

Please pop into the HIVE ....

National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port - Annual Boat Gathering - 30th March - 2nd April 2018

Easter Boat Gathering at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port
Dozens of boats from around the country will be heading to the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port for the annual Easter Boat Gathering. From Thursday 30th March -Monday 2nd April 2018.
Further details can be found HERE

An Introduction to Pensions for Serving Personnel

See the Army Transition Information Sheet on PENSIONS at this link

Chester Poppy Memorial Walk - 12th May 2018

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To commemorate the centenary of the ending of World War one, and raise money for the Poppy
Appeal we’re inviting you and hundreds of others to take part in a sponsored 5 mile walk around the
historic city of Chester.

The walk will take in WW1 memorials and important sites. It will be animated by real life 'WW1 Soldiers', you'll be kept busy with a quiz on the way round - and everyone taking part gets a unique goody bag as a souvenir!

Come on your own, with young or old family members, or gather a team of friends. Even dogs are welcome. Wheelchair & buggy friendly route.

It will be a grand day out for everyone, and help to remind us all of the sacrifices made by Cheshire people who did not return.

For further information or to book tickets, 
please click HERE

Wedding Fayre - Brook Mollington Banastre Hotel - Sunday 18th March 2018 12-4pm

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Brook Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa Chester, Parkgate Road, Mollington, Chester, CH1 6NN.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Tatton Park, Knutsford - Science Explorer Challenge - Sat 17 & Sun 18 March 2018

Become a science explorer and solve a perplexing challenge at the Farm! Evil Dr. Bovine has arranged a number of tricky activities and only those who solve them all will receive their prize. Bring your family, work as a team and show Dr Bovine that he is simply no match for you! This activity is offered as part of British Science Week 
Cost  FREE (but normal park and farm admission applies) 
Further details can be found HERE

Starbucks has jointed forces with Defence Discount Service

Starbucks gives back to everyday heroes with new discount programme

Starbucks has joined forces with Defence Discount Service to give back to everyday heroes, by offering a 10% discount off their total bill* from 14 March 2018.

To sign up to Defence Discount Service, visit:  or use its free mobile app for iPhone and Android.

Video Guide to BriSCA F1: Part 1 - Stadium Racing
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.
To register/Login please click HERE

Tickets for Troops - Thirty Seconds to Mars - Manchester Arena - Saturday 24th March 2018

ickets 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.
Click HERE to register/login

Storyhouse Chester - Listings

To see a list of activities and events
at Storyhouse
please click

FREE Arts & Craft Activities - Storyhouse Chester - Sat & Sun 17 & 18 March 2018

Drop in every Saturday and Sunday to get creative… make, build, paint, draw or just get messy!
Arts & Crafts takes place 11am – 3pm.
This takes place in the Den, and are free to drop in to anytime.
Further details can be found HERE

Rethink Mental Illness - Chester Support Group - Monday Drop in Groups

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Chester PLUS, 1 The Mount, Boughton, Chester, CH3 5UD.

Further information can be found HERE

Career Transition Partnership - Employment Bulletin - March 2018

To see the latest employment bulletin
please click HERE

Little Birdhouse Art Market - Saturday 17th March 2018 - Free Entry

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Football Coaching for Children - 12 Weekk Football Course - Queens Park High School - Wednesdays

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Pathfinder March Issue Now Available

Pathfinder March Issue Now Available
The March issue of Pathfinder International magazine is now available. The latest issue has all the regular features such as Resettlement news, pension advice from the Forces Pension Society and information from the Officers’ Association about careers in HR. READ HERE

Royal Humane Society

Do you know someone who has put his or her life at risk to save, or attempt to save, another person, or someone who has carried out a successful resuscitation?

Do you know someone who has saved a life by timely first aid, such as stopping arterial bleeding?

If so, you should be aware of The Royal Humane Society - a charity that grants awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life and also for the restoration of life by resuscitation.

Awards may be granted to those who have put their own lives at risk to save or attempt to save someone else. The awards granted for these acts of bravery include bronze, silver and gold
medals and testimonials on vellum or parchment.

Anyone can make a nomination to them and they would like to hear from you (further details can be found at

Safeguarding Children

As parents – or relatives, teachers and other adults responsible to children’s safety – we want our children and those we look after to be healthy and happy … and to develop well both physically and mentally. Above all, it’s also instinctive that we want kids to be safe.

Please CLICK HERE to visit the "get safe online" website

ABF - Photo Competition 2019

Clocks Go Forward on Sunday 25th March 2018

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BT Transition Force Careers Event - Stoke on Trent - Tuesday 27th March 2018

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Transition Force can help you find the role, company and industry that's right for you.  This event is aimed specifically at armed forces leavers, veterans and their spouses / partners.
To find out further details or to register, please click HERE

Holy Week & Easter Special Services at Chester Cathedral

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Service Families Hot Topics - March 2018

See the Mar 18 edition of the Service Families Hot Topics newsletter at this link:

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Veterans' Gateway Newsletter

See the Veterans' Gateway Newsletter
at this link:

Upton Dramatic Society Presents Death in High Heels - Upton Village Hall - 21st-24th March 2018

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Cheshire Constabulary - Recruitment Vacancies for Police Staff

Police Staff - Temporary HR Assistant
Police Staff - CSI Team Leader - Forensic Investigation
Police Staff - Head of Finance, Operations & Governance, Warrington
Police Staff - IT Developer, IT Service, Winsford
Police Staff - Mobile Cleaner - Various Locations
To see a list of all vacancies, including the above
please click HERE

Civil Service Jobs - Ministry of Defence - Telford

DIO Administration Assistant     

The Administrative Assistant will be part of the Estates support staff based at Donnington who provides an administrative and technical support service to a busy surveying team and to the wider LMS community.

The Administrative Officer will be part of the Estates support staff based at Donnington who provides an administrative and technical support service to a busy surveying team and to the wider LMS community. 

Civil Service Jobs - HM Prison & Probation Service - Vacancies at HMP Risley, Warrington

Band 6 Equalities manager     

The job holder is responsible for leading on the provision of advice on equality issues within the establishment, ensuring compliance with legislation. 

This is a non operational job with line management responsibilities. 

Day to day, you’ll help to create a safe, secure environment where rehabilitation is supported and encouraged. In return, you’ll receive a secure job and rewarding career, as well as great training, excellent benefits and the chance to change lives for the better.

Civil Service Jobs - Government Statistical Service - Summer Student Placement (16 posts available) - Closing Date 2nd April 2018

Are you interested in a challenge that will put your statistical skills to the test? 

Apply now for this exciting opportunity to spend your university Summer Placement at the heart of Government. 
Further details can be found HERE

Civil Service Jobs - Defence Electronics & Components Agency - Technical Apprentice Deeside - Closing date 23 March 2018

Defence Electronics & Components Agency (DECA) is a Trading Agency of the Ministry of Defence and provides expert in-house maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade services for the through life support of UK armed forces Air and Land systems. Vacancies exist for civilian Technical Apprenticeships at DECA, Sealand, North Wales. 
For further details please click HERE

Monday, 12 March 2018

CarillionAmey has produced fact sheets to help customers living in service families accommodation.

The following factsheets are available on their website. Please use the link below to access them.

· Problems with your heating?

· Utility Bill Management – move in

· Utility Bill Management – move out

· Furniture Service

· Vital Safety Inspections

· Safety in the home

· Running a business in your Service home

· Pets in your Service home

· Protecting your family and Service home in winter

· Additional Needs Adaptations (move in)

· Additional Needs Adaptations (living in)

· Damp and Mould

AWS Community Support Easter Programme 2018

Quest Resettlement - March 2018

Jupiter Hotel / Mecure Chester Abbots Well - Vacancies for Staff

Mercure Chester Abbots Well require the following staff:

Food & Beverage Supervisor
Food & Beverage Attendant
Room Attendant

Further details can be found HERE

An Evening with Mozart - Chester Cathedral - Saturday 17th March 2018 at 7.30pm

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Tickets for this are available here:

Words for Well-being - A fortnightly creative well-being session - next session Thursday 15th March 2018

A creative well-being session for people who are experiencing stress in their lives, or are part of the recovery community, or those who want to pursue some self-help through creative writing, inspired by listening to poetry and stories together.
For further information, please click HERE

Theatre Clwyd, Mold - Craft Fair - Sunday 18th March 2018 10am-4pm

Join us for our 2018 Craft Fairs, showcasing local crafts, food & drink!
Further details can be found HERE

Militaria & Aviation Fair - Sunday 18th March 2018 - Hooton Park, Ellesmere Port

Indoor Car Boot Sale - Sunday 18th March - Northwich Memorial Court

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Friday, 9 March 2018

G4S Recruitment - Employment Vacancies

G4S has current vacancies in the Chester area for:  Service Engineer, Security Officers, Area Relief Court Security Officer, Cleaning Operatives and other positions.

For further details, please click HERE

Port Sunlight River Park Tuesday Health Walk - Next Walk Tuesday 13th March 2018 10.30-11.30am

A short, friendly walk with a choice of two routes from 1-2 miles around this new park with exciting views of Wirral and the Liverpool Waterfront. The shorter route will be flat and accessible but the longer route will have inclines.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to complete a registration form before your first walk.
Further details can be found HERE

Nature as Therapy - FREE event at Countess of Chester Country Park - 12th March 2018 1.30-3.30pm

Whether you want to make new friends, have an interest in healthy park activities or want to learn more about your local country park join us for 2 hours in beautiful surroundings to relax and unwind.