Friday, 18 August 2017

Service Community Guide 2017-18

Service Community Guide for Wimbish & Wethersfield now available online

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Back to School Dates

Back to School Dates
JFAN : Wednesday 6th Sep
County High : Tuesday 5th Sep
Debden Primary Academy : Wed 6th Sep
(Reception Children start Tues 12th Sep at Debden Primary)
Wimbish Primary : Mon 4th Sep

Newport Primary : Wed 6th Sep
Thaxted Primary : Tues 5th Sep
Busy Bees Childcare Centre : Wed 6th Sep

Finchingfield Primary : Mon 4th Sep
Wethersfield Primary : Tues 5th Sep
Tabor Academy : Mon 4th Sep

Monday, 14 August 2017

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Vacancies At Stansted Airport Updated Monday 7th August

To apply and see full job descriptions please visit our website.
Contact Stansted Employment and Skills Academy on

Monday, 7 August 2017

School Term Dates : 2017-2018 & 2018-2019

Families Photo Shoot : October

London Stansted becomes first airport in England to sign the Armed Forces Covenant

London Stansted has become the first airport in England to sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant outlining how it will support both serving and retired military personnel and reservists.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation via businesses, charities and organisations to ensure those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
At a special event at Stansted Airport on Tuesday (July 26), the Covenant was signed by the airport's HR Director, Liz Austin, and witnessed by Lt Colonel Dawber, who was representing the armed forces.
Liz Austin, Stansted Airport's HR Director, said:
"We're proud and delighted to be the first airport in England to sign up to the Covenant. With our close proximity to Colchester Garrison and Carver Barracks we would like to increase the number of ex-military personnel working at Stansted to demonstrate our commitment to being an armed-forces friendly airport. Members of the armed services can bring real value to businesses like Stansted Airport and we recognise our duty to support those individuals who fulfill difficult roles across the world and return to civilian life."
Kristina Carrington, Regional Employer Engagement Director at the Ministry Of Defence, said:
"This is a great way for employers to highlight to their customers and the community that they support the Armed Forces. I invite every employer to get in touch to emulate London Stansted in publicly declaring their support for the military community."
Over 12,000 people work at Stansted and there are a number of former service personnel and reservists working in various roles across the airport.
Robin Challacombe, who lives in Saffron Walden, was an Army captain for nine years and is now Stansted's Engineering Operations Manager. He said:
"Upon arriving at Stansted I immediately saw and experienced the similarities of working at the airport compared to that of the military.  There are many different departments doing a great job at their specific tasks but all working towards the same goal which ultimately unites them. There is an ethos at the airport of always trying your best and helping others out, just as there is in the military."

Parish Administrator Vacancy

St. Marys, Saffron Walden has a busy and thriving Parish Office which opens every weekday morning in the Parish RoomsRun by the Parish Administrator and a team of some 15 volunteers from the congregation, the office acts as a central hub for enquiries, bookings, and parish resources as well as producing and distributing weekly and monthly publications for St Marys, the villages in the team ministry and other local churches and charities.
Following the retirement of the current post holder, we are now seeking a Parish Administrator to work for 20 hours a week, Monday to Friday, to manage the day to day running of the Parish Office and the Parish Rooms, coordinating the volunteer team and working closely with the Rectors secretary and the Weddings Coordinator.   A brief look at the work of the Parish Office will show it is very wide ranging and the committed help of experienced and newer volunteers is essential to its effectivenessThe successful applicant will be a good manager of volunteers as well as being prepared to undertake any of the work themselvesThey should have a good knowledge of church life and the ability to engage positively with a wide variety of people including clergy, congregation, users of the buildings, and the wider public.
The work of the Parish Office is a fundamental part of the churchs mission and ministry in Saffron Walden. The Parish Administrator will be working closely with many committed Christians and will often be the first person someone encounters when they contact the churchThis is an opportunity to use your gifts of management and administrative skills in Gods service.
Hours and place of work 20 hours per week in the Parish Office, including core hours 9am-12noon Monday-Friday and the team breakfast on Wednesday mornings
Suggested working pattern:
Mon, Tues, Fri - 9am -12.30pm
Wednesday - 8.15 -1.15 pm
Thursday -  9am -1.30pm
Remuneration: £9,985 pa payable monthly in arrears with 28 days holiday, including bank holidays
Download full details of the post and an application form (or as a pdf)
Closing date for applications is Thursday 31st August 2017.
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 13th September 2017.

For more information, contact the Rectors Secretary, by