News! National Volunteers Week - Nominations Open!

National Volunteer's week is upon us and although all our original plans cannot go ahead we can still celebrate and thank our volunteers through digital means.

BCVS will be running a social media campaign all through the week thanking volunteers as individuals, as a whole and as corporate supporters.

How can I get involved?

You can either nominate a "star volunteer" who you would like to be thanked by sharing their name, a photo (if possible) and 2 short sentences on why you wish to mention them, or you can say a generic thank you to all your volunteers, or both.

Just send your nominations and/or your generic thank you messages by close of 30th May to - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Up to 10 individuals/messages will be "starred" on our social media pages each day that week. 


*Please make sure that you have asked gained all correct GDPR permissions before sending the nominations in.

If you are using a social media campaign yourselves please use the following hashtag: #ThankyouBolsoverDistrictVolunteers


News! Mental Health Awareness Week

This years Mental Health Awareness Weeks theme is 'kindness'.

Throughout the current pandemic we have seen communities and colleagues demonstrating huge amounts of kindness by supporting each other through this challenging time.

But it's important to remember that you also need to be kind to yourself.

Click here to find out more about the campaign and the support available. 

Funding! Action Grants Last Round Deadline

The final round of Action Grants closes 31 May.


For some groups the money could help them get back on their feet when the COVID-19 pandemic is over.

The grants are mostly up to £500 but there are a small number of £5,000 and £10,000 grants also available in the final round as well. There are 4 categories to apply to - community safety, youth activity, physical activity, and sport and community activity. Please note that there are no £500 grants left in the community activity category. 

Where grants have been awarded in previous rounds for activities that were due to take place this year but have had to be cancelled, the money can be carried over until 2021.

Employment! Temporary Jobs and Opportunities

Feed the Nation Campaign
Find out more - (April vacancies are filled)
Applicants can apply for roles May onwards through the Alliance's Ethical Labour Portal: 


Transport and Logistics
self-employment opportunities -
self-employment opportunities - 
Markham Vale
FLT, Warehouse and production opportunities - 
DSF Production operatives 
Public Sector Jobs including temporary DWP AO roles in Jobcentres 


March 2020 has been busier than the Christmas period and supermarkets have employed thousands of temporary workers to help with demand. There are still vacancies.

Find a job site (security, cleaning an store assistant jobs) 
Indeed job site 

See company websites:
Amazon - Positions in 21 of their 22 Fulfilment Centre sites. The Regular application route is via the website

B&M - Recruiting high volumes of warehouse operatives, HGV drivers and other roles for their Bedford warehouse. They also have a small number of store vacancies which can be found here.

Boots - Only recruiting pharmacy, pharmacy support and supply chain roles can be found here.

CO-OP - Team leader and warehouse operative roles available here

Encore - Food and warehousing roles available, click here for more. 

Iceland - Home delivery driver roles are available and can be found here

Lidl - 4 week fixed term contracts are available at some locations, click here for more.

Morrisons - Range of hourly paid temporary roles can be found here

Poundstretcher - Number of senior posts across their business, for more info click here.

Sainsbury's - Positions available UK wide, applications are found here

Staffline - Nationwide recruitment campaign to support the UK's essential services (food supply, retail and delivery) For more information and how to apply click here

Tesco - Positions available across the UK. For application click here

Waitrose - Few vacancies, click here



Mercury - Delivering training to the Security Sector and have many jobs for people with SIA licenses across the UK. Anyone who is interested needs to register here. Mercury will verify details and provide access to a library of opportunities. 


Level 1 and 2 Online Retail Course - How to register 
The course runs for 2 weeks (Mon-Fri) from the 27th April - and new courses start every Monday thereafter. 

The learner will work with a dedicated Tutor by a mix of calls and via emails. They will set assignments which can be opened using Microsoft Office and will ask the learner to return the work each day. They will be sent feedback each day and you can also request a video call for one to one tutoring and support. 

Overview of the course:

Retail, Wellbeing, Equality and Diversity.
- Certificate in the Principles of Maintaining Personal Well-being at Work
- Award in Introduction to Employment in Retail
- Understanding Security and Loss Prevention in a Retail Business
- Understanding the Handling of Customer Payments in a Retail Business
- Understanding the Control, Receipt and Storage of Stock in a Retail Business
- Award in Equality & Diversity 

To register please follow the link - 


Connect 2 Employment 
Faye Harding (Managing Director)
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Employment and Benefit Support link to for information 













News! Free Skills Tool Kit

A Skills Toolkit has been launched, which is the government's response to enable people who are unemployed or furloughed to develop their workplace and digital skills. 

The website groups training in, 'beginner', 'intermediate' and 'advanced' courses and takes the learner to the relevant training provider offering this. All training courses are FREE. 

The link to the website can be found by clicking here.


News! Bolsover Together Newsletter

The Bolsover CVS offer has taken shape this last few months and has been working really hard during the current COVID-19 situation.

Sign up to the Bolsover Together Newsletter here - 


News! Derbyshire Law Centre Here For You

We are open for business and are here to provide you with free confidential advice on issues regarding housing, debt, immigration, employment, discrimination and one-to-one personal navigator service. 

We have assessors ready to take your call who will be able to arrange a call back from a Legal Advisor or Solicitor, if required. 

All face to face appointments are temporarily suspended, however, telephone appointments are available and these will be arranged by our assessors. 


We are available to take calls Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4:30pm on:

Tel: 01246 550674

Freephone: 0800 707 6990

SMS/Text: 07781482826

Text Box: 018001 01246 550674

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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