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£715,000 grant to boost Sheffield construction jobs

Sheffield has been awarded £715,000 by the Department of Education to train a new generation of young people to fill skills shortages in the construction industry. The grant, from the Construction Skills Fund, will enable Sheffield Council to create a local training hub, called the Building Block, which will open later this month and aims to train up to 650 young people for an expected 250 local jobs created by 2020. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Yorkshire unemployment second highest in the UK

Hundreds attended a job fair at Sheffield Town Hall as new figures show unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber region has risen by 5,000 and ranks second highest regional rate per head in the UK. According to the Office of National Statistics UK unemployment has increased slightly for the first time in two years. The UK-wide rate of unemployment rose from 4.3% to 4.4% for the three months to the end of December with 1.47 million now classed as out of work. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!

Doncaster makes shortlist

Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, has offered support in a bid to secure a new college in South Yorkshire.

The College would offer apprenticeships to young people and give them skills to help build the planned HS2 high speed rail line. The line would connect London Euston station to the Midlands, North West England and Yorkshire, almost halving commute times from Sheffield to London. The bid, from Doncaster, has been short-listed by the government as one of four possible locations for the HS2 college alongside Derby, Birmingham and Manchester.

If Doncaster bid was successful, the college would be equipped with cutting-edge technology and state of the art facilities. It would also provide training courses for the specific requirements of the rail project, which is expected to generate more than 2,000 apprenticeships.

As a Sheffield MP, Nick Clegg has written to the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills to outline his support for the bid.  In his letter, Nick Clegg MP states that the region – in particular Doncaster – is the “spiritual home of British railways” with the Flying Scotsman, Sir Nigel Gresley and The Mallard all being built there in 1923, 1937 and 1938 respectively.

The high speed service would have trains running from London St Pancras twice a day with a commute time of 1 hour 09 minutes.

Job opportunities

Want to work in Sheffield’s new cross-platform media operation?

We’re recruiting Enterprise Advisor(s), a Technical Manager, and a Head of News.

Our goal is to establish an inclusive and sustainable local media service which will inform, educate and entertain – encompassing television, radio, and our website, that shows what is vibrant and distinctive about Sheffield, that meets the public interest in local news and information, and that offers a platform for local opinion and creative expression.

With a planned launch date for Sheffield Live! TV of autumn 2014 on Freeview, and a news operation starting from July via our new website and through Sheffield Live 93.2FM, we now need to recruit some talented, passionate staff committed to help make our vision become reality.

Closing dates for all of these roles is 19 May 2014.

Head of News (SLTV)

Full time. Salary, according to experience, in the range £26,000 to £32,000 per annum. 

Sheffield Live TV (SLTV) is the new local television channel for Sheffield co-located with Sheffield Live community radio and part of a new cross platform media offer for the local community. News programming will be at the heart of the new cross platform approach with regular bulletins on both radio and TV, a flagship early evening local TV news programme and a news feed to web and mobile.

The Head of News will be responsible for leading a team of radio, TV and online news reporters including news journalism apprentices, student reporters and community correspondents. They will build a network of sources including hyperlocal news partners and will build relations across the city with the public and private sector and with neighbourhood-based and specialist organisations.

Download the job description including person specification here:

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Technical Manager (SLTV)

Full time. Salary, according to experience, in the range £24,000 to £30,000 per annum. 

SLTV is a partner in Digital Media Exchange (DME), a project managed by a consortium of partners and part funded by the European Union through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-2013. DME is designed to promote jobs and enterprise by supporting digital media entrepreneurs to engage in cross-platform production for radio, television, web and mobile, building on existing infrastructure previously supported by ERDF and benefiting from investment in a new local television channel for Sheffield.

The Technical Manager will provide support in the use of studio and mobile audio visual equipment and facilities as part of the delivery of Action 3 of the Digital Media Exchange (DME) project, including induction and supervision of new users, coordination of technical assistance, assuring the smooth functioning of equipment and software and maintaining production, broadcast and network systems.

Download the job description including person specification here:

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DME-JD-SLTV-Technical-Manager (pdf)

ERDF Logo Landscape Colour JPEGThe Digital Media Exchange is supported financially by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the 2007-2013 Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme.

Enterprise Advisor (SLTV)

Part-time. Salary, according to experience, in the range £30,000 to £36,000 per annum for full time equivalent, pro rata to hours worked. Self employed candidates are welcome to apply.

The Enterprise Advisor will provide specialist audio-visual enterprise support for the delivery of Action 3 of the Digital Media Exchange (DME) project (see details above), providing one-on-one and group mentoring and coaching support to audio-visual enterprises.

Download the job description including person specification here:

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DME-JD-SLTV-Enterprise-Advisor (pdf)

ERDF Logo Landscape Colour JPEGThe Digital Media Exchange is supported financially by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the 2007-2013 Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme.

How to apply

Please download the job description,  including person specification, essential and desirable requirements, and terms, for the role you are interested in from the links above.

Apply for the above roles by submission of CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and motivation, with examples of similar work undertaken for other clients and a minimum of 2 referees.

Applications should be sent to: jobs@sheffieldlive.org including the job title as reference.

Deadline for applications: 19 May 2014

We may, in the future, have other roles available – please get in contact via jobs@sheffieldlive.org if you have skills and experience you can offer.

We are also recruiting for the following apprenticeships: Production Assistants, Apprentice Journalists, Technical Assistants.

Further information on apprenticeships is available by writing to: apprentices@sheffieldlive.org