We’re Hiring!

Childcare Practice Leader

25 hours per week (8.30am – 1.30pm, Monday to Friday)

Greenway Women’s Group are seeking to appoint a motivated individual to join our award-winning Childcare Team in a Childcare Practice Leader role providing care, learning & development for children under the age of 4.

The successful applicant will take lead responsibility by way of active participation, in conjunction with the Childcare Managers, in providing a caring and stimulating environment, which meets the individual needs of all the children attending our setting.

Essential Criteria:

  • Recognised Childcare qualification to QCF Level 3 or equivalent, plus 1 year’s experience in working with children under 4years of age or working towards a QCF Level 3 qualification.
  • Experience of providing and planning and implementing a structured play environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, with children and adults.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills and a willingness to work flexible hours.

For more information, including job description, criteria and application pack, please visit:

https://www.communityni.org/job/childcare-practice-leader-1

Completed applications should be returned to:

Jodie Wilson, 19-23 Greenway, Belfast BT6 0DT

Or emailed to: childcare@greenwaywomenscentre.org

Closing Date: Friday 15 March 2024 at 12 noon.

Please Note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Access NI and Health Declaration Checks prior to commencement of employment.

JobStart Opportunity at Greenway!

Childcare Assistant* (25 hours per week)

(*This is a JobStart scheme position)

  • Are you unemployed, aged between 18-24 years old and in receipt of benefits (eg UC/ JSA/ IS/ ESA)?
  • Or, are you unemployed, aged between 18-24 years old, not in education or training and not in receipt of benefits?
  • Are you interested in a career in Childcare???

We currently have a Childcare Assistant position available through the JobStart scheme!

We are seeking to appoint a motivated individual to assist our Practice Leaders with the care, learning & development of children under the age of 4. The successful applicant will be required to work within a number of day care rooms, with children from birth to three years.

For more information on the role, including job description and essential/desired criteria, please visit – https://www.jobapplyni.com/Vacancy/VacancyDetail?Id=1633457

To apply:

  • If you are on UC contact your Work Coach via your Journal;
  • If you are in receipt of JSA, IS or ESA phone a Work Coach on 0300 200 7807;
  • If you are 18-24 years old, unemployed, not in education or training and not in receipt of benefits phone 028 9072 6788
  • Closing Date: 1/3/24

Please Note: The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Access NI and Health Declaration Checks prior to commencement of employment.

Check out the latest Greenway Newsletter:

March 2024

Women Breaking Barriers

Greenway Women’s Centre is part of the Women Breaking Barriers NI project, delivering programmes to support women who are economically inactive and currently not seeking employment. So, if you would like to get back into work but don’t know where to start maybe we can help!

Women Breaking Barriers* is a new programme designed to equip women with the skills necessary to overcome personal barriers to employment and education, by engaging economically inactive women in an employment support programme with specialised training and intensive wrap-around support.

Weekly Sessions at Greenway:

Monday – Friday, 11.30am-1.30pm

*Eligibility criteria apply: This project is for women who are currently not in paid employment and not required to seek work as part of a benefits package.

For more information on Women Breaking Barriers at Greenway Women’s Centre please contact Greenway’s Training & Education Officer, Helen Smyth.

Telephone: 028 9079 9912

Email: training@greenwaywomenscentre.org

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

For more information on the Women Breaking Barriers project please visit: https://www.womenbreakingbarriersni.com

Women’s Empowerment Programme

The Women’s Empowerment Programme at Greenway is a free, women-only project which aims to provide practical and positive work-based opportunities for women on their way to employment or training.

The programme includes:

  • Personal Development
  • Essential Skills Courses
  • CV Training
  • Interview Techniques
  • Volunteering Opportunities

Weekly Sessions at Greenway:

Monday – Friday, 9.30am-11.30am

This Programme is funded through Halifax Foundation Northern Ireland

For more information on the Women’s Empowerment Programme at Greenway Women’s Centre please contact Greenway’s Training & Education Officer, Helen Smyth.

Telephone: 028 9079 9912

Email: training@greenwaywomenscentre.org

Greenway Childcare Services

At Greenway we offer high quality, affordable Childcare services for pre-school children from birth until their fourth birthday, alongside WCCF Funded Day Care and Sponsored Day Care.

We also offer Childcare provision for students and volunteers attending Greenway Women’s Centre and intervention services by way of respite care and parent/carer support sessions.

Greenway Childcare Services are currently available Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 1.30pm, with Private Day Care Sessions available for only £4.50 per hour.

To book Day Care Sessions, register future interest or get more information on Childcare at Greenway Women’s Centre please contact Greenway’s Childcare Co-Managers, Jodie Wilson & Natalie Horrocks.

Telephone: 028 9079 9912

Email: childcare@greenwaywomenscentre.org

WCCF Funded Childcare at Greenway Women’s Centre

At Greenway we provide WCCF Funded Childcare for pre-school children, from birth until their fourth birthday.

Criteria for WCCF Funded Childcare:

  • Have you returned to work within the last 12 months following a period of unemployment* OR are you currently in training or education and in receipt of Income Support, Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based) or ESA?
  • Have you got a child/or children under the age of 4?
  • Are you struggling to find part-time childcare?

If you have pre-school aged children and you have EITHER returned to work within the last 12 months following a period of unemployment* OR are currently in training or education and in receipt of Income Support, Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance (income based), or ESA we may be able to meet your childcare needs.

If you meet the criteria above Greenway Women’s Group may be able to offer you FREE** Childcare Monday to Friday from 9.30am, for up to 4 hours per day!

*Please Note: This does not apply when returning to work following Maternity Leave.

**WCCF Childcare Provision funded by Department for Communities

For more information on WCCF Funded Childcare at Greenway Women’s Centre please contact Greenway’s Childcare Co-Managers, Natalie Horrocks & Jodie Wilson .

Telephone: 028 9079 9912

Email: childcare@greenwaywomenscentre.org

Support from Greenway Women’s Centre

Support from Greenway Women’s Centre is available Monday to Friday.

You can contact Greenway staff by email:

Or, alternatively, you can reach us by telephone on 028 9079 9912.

Greenway Family Support Services

Greenway Women’s Centre Family Support Services are available each weekday between 10am and 1.30pm.

For more information please contact Greenway’s Centre Manager, Lindsay Cooper.

Telephone: 028 9079 9912

Email: manager@greenwaywomenscentre.org

Greenway Women’s Centre Community Consultation and Survey Report

Greenway Women’s Group recently commissioned a Community Consultation Survey to gain insight into the importance and value of Greenway services in supporting women and their families. We were delighted with the number of responses we received and are grateful to everyone who took the time to complete the survey.

In the current climate of cuts and uncertainty around funding every response was vital to enable us to gauge the needs of our service users and the level of support required in an evidence-based manner, while also showing the impact a reduction in our services would have on families in our local and wider community.

The Greenway Women’s Centre Community Consultation Survey Report will be used as part of our continued efforts to highlight the significance of the services we offer at Greenway Women’s Centre and to act as an indicator of service need to help inform any future funding applications.

Thank you again for your support!

Greenway Women’s Centre Community Consultation Survey Report

Live Life Covid Aware

At Greenway Women’s Centre we provide a wide range of services for different groups of all ages and there may be service users, staff or volunteers within the Centre who are particularly vulnerable to infection so we ask everyone attending Greenway Women’s Centre to play their part in helping to minimise the risk of spreading infection within our community. By working together we can help to keep everyone as safe as possible.

Thank you for your continued support.

Greenway Women’s Group