Students Put Candidates To The Test

Once again, students were asked to interview candidates for a job opportunity at Pennine Magpie.

Our recruitment process involves 2 panels of judges; a Management Panel and a Student Panel.
Both panels develop a number of interview questions and use a simple scoring process for each response.
Results from the student panel are fed back to the management panel. Scores from both panel are added together to find the right candidate.

We believe it is important for students to have a say in the recruitment process, as our students are at the heart of everything we do.

The successful candidate is someone who appeals to both management and students.

 

We are Hiring!

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Enablement Team Supervisor who will be responsible for the day to day supervision of the Pennine Magpie support service at our base in Ovenden, Calderdale. This is a full time permanent position.

For more information, please download the forms below:

Job Advert Supervisor

Person Specification  Supervisor

Job Description Supervisor

Diversity Monitoring

Application Form

 

Please note, we are not accepting CV’s. To apply for this position, download and complete the above forms and return to:

Pennine Magpie, Unit 15, Calderdale Business Park, Club Lane, Halifax, HX2 8DB

Alternatively you can return via email to:

katrina.atkins@penninemagpie.co.uk

Closing date for Applications: Monday 1st of October 2018 at 12pm

Interviews will take place on the 10th of October 2018

Our annual BBQ goes Western

Our annual BBQ gives us a chance to meet and greet family, friends and carers of our students; and a good excuse to dress up!

Our students come first; and so we also use this event to collect feedback, which is valuable for how we shape the future of our service.

A huge thank you to all who joined us in this fun day and to Bubba’s Smokin’ Hog Roast for delivering an amazing BBQ once again!

 

Pennine Cruisers

We have been enjoying ourselves on leisurely cruises along the canal.

The boat trips are a relaxing way to get out in the fresh air and enjoy lunch in a different environment.

We learn about the canal boats and the local wildlife.

Our students even had a go at driving the boats.

A big thank you to the Safe Anchor Trust at Mirfield who provide the service.

The trust is run by a group of volunteers who take small or large groups on trips up and down the canal.

Flower Market

Pennine Magpie are holding a weekly stall throughout May, down at the Woolshops in Halifax town centre.

We are selling the lovely flowers, that have been grown and nurtured for, in our very own garden and poly tunnel.

Plants for sale include Antirrhinum, Dianthus, Mimulus and Marigold.

We also have our exclusive logo Tote Bags on sale too!

The stall is running every Tuesday between 9.00am-3pm right outside Marks and Spencers.

Come along and get your hands on these lovely flowers before they sell out.

Staff Team Building Weekend

A strong team is what enables Pennine Magpie to bring the very best to our Students.
We feel it is important to share knowledge, opinions and expertise in all aspects of how our centre is run.

Our CEO, Amanda, planned an Away Weekend in Buxton for staff to discuss the important details of how to shape the future of Pennine. And because we love to have fun here, there were lots of fun team building challenges to keep us laughing.

Duke of Edinburgh Licensed Organisation

We are excited to announce that Pennine Magpie has received their Duke Of Edinburgh License.

This means we are now registered as a licensed organisation to provide Duke Of Edinburgh Awards for Bronze, Silver and Gold.

“To complete a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, young people volunteer in their communities, learn a skill, get fit and plan and undertake an expedition, fulfilling six to 18 months of challenging activity. Through this sustained, meaningful activity, young people develop key life and employability skills, such as self-management, problem solving, team working, communication and confidence.”

For more information or to show your interest, please email admin@penninemagpie.co.uk

‘Princes Trust Calderdale’ Volunteer at Pennine Magpie

The team from Prince’s Trust Calderdale spent 2 days volunteering with us last week.

They came along to support our students and get involved with our activities to learn more about what we do here.

Our students and staff really enjoyed their company and appreciated their support.

 

The group joined us over a couple of days to help support our students in the many activities that we provide here.

Not only did they support our students and staff, but they also got a chance to see the amazing talents that are students have.

 

Volunteering with Pennine is a great way to learn more about what we do and to give a little back to your community.

If you are an individual or organisation who would like to volunteer with us, then please contact us on 01422 383550.

 

To learn more about the Calderdale Princes Trust programme, then please click on the link http://www.calderdale.ac.uk/courses/view/princes-trust-team-programme

December 2018

Pennine Magpie would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We had lots of fun at our Christmas Party with dancing, singing and mince pies!

The drama group performed a special singalong act also.

A big thank you to Halifax RUFC for letting us host the party at their club.

November 2017

Halifax Magpies hosted a Mixed Ability Rugby Taster Day at their club.
It was a great opportunity to learn more about what is involved in the game and how it benefits people in different ways.
Pennine Magpie is a sponsor and some of our students play for the team.
If you would like information on how to get involved or join the team, please contact Halifax Rufc

You can contact the club by clicking on the underlined link above to visit their Facebook page.
You can also phone them on 01422 365926.

Snowtubing

The snow may not have arrived yet, but that did not stop us from taking on a bit of winter sport fun.

Some of the students have been Snowtubing at the Halifax Ski Slope Centre.

There were plenty of screams, cheers and laughter as they went speeding down the slope in their tubes.

A few of the students were a bit unsure of the height, but they faced their fears and gave it a go.

All reached the bottom of the slope with big smiles on their faces.

Independent Travel

Ben has completed his independent travel training at Pennine Magpie. He now travels from home in Shelf by bus to and from the Pennine Centre. This involves changing buses in Halifax.

Supporting Local Events

Pennine Magpie dance group Magpie Movers have lots of performances at community events this year. These include, the Beat It Nightclub, Shelf Gala, Neighbours Day, birthday parties and Care Home visits.

Supporting Canal Trust

We have been on lots of barge trips run by the Safe Anchor Trust. The Trust was set up to provide access to the canals for special needs groups. The students really enjoy the trips. We have more planned over summer. Thank you to the wonderful volunteers at Safe Anchor Trust.