SHARE Summer Newsletter!
The Summer issue of SHARE News is now available for you to look at, with lots of information on what SHARE is doing – around Modern Apprentices, our Networks and qualifications; changes at SHARE and our up and coming courses. Just click on the picture to read.
Human Trafficking – What Should You Know?
SHARE is hosting a members’ complimentary 1 hour session on the 8th of September @ SHARE from 11am – 12noon followed by a light lunch (£35 for non-members). The hot topic is Human Trafficking as more and more things are happening right in our communities. The session will look at what it all means, how you would look for signs in your area and what should you do if you suspect anything. The speakers will come from the Police National Human Trafficking Unit in Scotland. Places will be limited, so please book early.
The Vital Factor - Factoring Conference
Thursday, 17 September 2015, 09:15 - 16:30 Grand Central Hotel
The annual conference is a great opportunity for housing professionals to network, share good practice, listen to relevant and topical presentations and participate in workshops. The full programme for the 2015 Conference will be available shortly - watch for details.
This is THE factoring conference of 2015, brought to you by the Scottish Factoring Network partners, SHARE, SFHA, and GWSF.
SHARE's new Learning Guide is out now!
SHARE’s Autumn / Winter Guide to Learning & Development is now available. Packed full of accredited courses, a wide range of tried and tested open courses (which can be delivered in-house and tailored to your own organisation) and a number of brand new courses, SHARE's guide has something for everyone. The learning opportunities set out in the Guide will help staff and Committee/Board members develop their knowledge and skills to deal with the challenges facing the sector.
To download the Guide click here
Or click here to read the Guide online:
You can download parts of our Learning Guide, just click the one you want to have a look at:
Remember if you can’t see a course you want, get in touch and we’ll organise it!
SHARE's 2015 AGM
SHARE’s 2015 AGM on 18 June was a well attended event which showcased SHARE’s work. Read more about the AGM and see some of the photos of the evening here
SHARE's Learner of the Year
……..the price you see is the price you pay
…….you get it for half-price!
Funding support is available through Flexible Training Opportunities from Skills Development Scotland and is available for the vast majority of our courses.
Flexible Training Opportunities could get you up to £3,000 towards employee training costs – as long as you employ less than 100 people. SDS will refund up to 50% of an employee’s training activities – up to a maximum of £1000 per employee. This funding can be used for qualifications (including the CIH Level II Qualification), masterclasses, workshops.
This could help you ensure your employees get the skills they need to excel in and helping your organisation excel along with them.
For more information call Skills Development Scotland directly on 0800 783 6000 or click here.
SHARE/EVH HR Conference
Delegates embarked on ‘the long road to happiness’ at the Glasgow City Hall on June 10. To read more about the 10th annual HR event and see some photographs of the day click here
SHARE has Modern Apprentice opportunities available for Housing and Business Administration at Level II.
SHARE has been awarded a contract from Skills Development Scotland for Modern Apprenticeships in Housing and Business Administration at Level II.
Are you thinking of developing a younger member of staff or are you looking to recruit someone new, if they are between the ages of 16-24, why not consider a Modern Apprentice?
SHARE members have priority, so if you are interested please get in touch with Olwyn on 0141 550 7597, to discuss your individual requirements.
SHARE appoints new Director
Alan Ferguson has just been appointed as SHARE’s Director. He was the Director of the Chartered Institute of Housing Scotland from 1993 until late 2014. Before that he was a lecturer on the part-time and full-time housing studies courses at Stirling University.
Alan started his career as a community worker and worked for seven years with a range of tenant and community groups and federations. He has also worked in housing policy and spent a year with the Strathclyde Campaign for Investment in Council Housing for a year
A previous Board member of Link Group, Scottish Council for Single Homeless, PATH Scotland, Govanhill Community Development Trust and Cube Housing Association, Alan is currently a Committee member of Southside Housing Association and has recently become Chair of its factoring subsidiary. He is also Chair of the Existing Homes Alliance Scotland and represents the Alliance on the Joint Housing Policy Delivery Group and the Scottish Fuel Poverty Forum.