Current Employment Vacancies:
NHCVS Breakaway Special Needs Playschemes and Saturday Clubs
are looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals to join our team during School Holidays and Saturdays.
Salary: up to £10.00 per hour
Location: Stevenage and Letchworth Garden City.
Please visit our website for job descriptions and application form.
We are actively recruiting new members for our Board of Trustees, to bring their experience and knowledge
to the table in supporting and guiding NHCVS moving forward.
Our monthly e-bulletin is filled with up-to-date information about funding opportunities, training and events, and any other news we think is relevant to our members.
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Our past E-bulletins are available to download below.
Herts Life Articles
We write a monthly Charity of the Month column in the countywide magazine, Hertfordshire Life.
Tony spent his career in the Civil Service, working in the Inland Revenue, the Treasury, and latterly the Department for Work and Pensions. Since taking early retirement in 2013 he has been a Trustee, and Company Secretary, of North Herts & District Citizens Advice Bureau. Tony was elected to the NHCVS Board of Trustees at the September 2016 AGM and was elected Chair in November 2016.
Alex has a background in public sector housing, community development, performance management with experience of both statutory services and the voluntary sector during his career, having managed a range of community development, housing, corporate performance, and HR issues. Alex has also worked on many governance issues for an inner London Housing Arms Length Management Company.
In North Hertfordshire, Alex was for several years the Treasurer of the North Herts Samaritans and is currently a volunteer for the North Hertfordshire Citizens Advice Service where he has assisted with both face to face work at Reception and with a range of fundraising activities. Alex was elected to the NHCVS Board of Trustees at the September 2016 AGM. This is the second time Alex has served as an NHCVS Trustee
David joined the Board in 2008 and also runs the Royston and District Community Transport Scheme. This service offers door-to-door transport for people living in the Royston area who are unable to use conventional public transport and do not have the use of a car.
Micheal has been involved with NHCVS since 2007 and is now our Treasurer. Michael is also involved with the Letchworth Arts Centre and North Herts and District CAB and has an interest in local politics as a former Councillor for Letchworth East.
Sue Ross founded a support group called Lifegeta in 2009. Lifegeta addresses the emotional needs of people effected by life changing acquired conditions such as stroke, head injury, MS etc. She has been involved with CVS since 2012 and her reason for becoming a trustee is that she wants to see how the CVS works from the 'inside' so she can be a more effective guidepost, as well as being part of such a valuable organisation.
Andrew Phillips is a resident of Hitchin and retired from the civil service in 2011. His interests are:
Rotary Club of Hitchin Tilehouse - Joint Secretary
North Herts Charity detector Group - He founded the Group in 1982 and is Chair
Management committee of the Civil Service Club in London
He has many other interests ranging from railways to social media.
Michael worked in housing and mental health for many years. He is now Chief Executive of Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North and is thrilled to be able to work to extend services for vulnerable people and carers. He is also a board member of Wheelchair Dance Sports Association. Michael's other interests include travelling, the Arts and his allotment. Michael is passionate about the voluntary sector and what energy and solutions it has to offer our many social challenges.
Hannah has had a career in fundraising for the past 15 years including being Deputy Director at North Herts CVS for six years (2008-2014). Hannah is currently Head of Community Fundraising and Volunteering at national Charity Willow and has previously been a trustee for Headway Hertfordshire. Hannah is a resident in North Herts and passionate about volunteering and community development.
Justine worked for the John Lewis Partnership for 16 years in a variety of management roles. Having moved into the Third Sector she worked for Bridge Builders Christian Trust for 12 years both as Finance & Administration Manager and a member of their Leadership Team. A year ago, Justine decided upon a complete career change and thoroughly enjoys being a Teaching Assistant at a local primary school in Stevenage. After recently gaining a Distinction for her foundation degree in Charity & Social Enterprise Management, Justine has decided to continue studying for a BA(Hons) in the same subject. Justine is married with two grown up children who are currently both at university. In her spare time she enjoys cycling with her husband on their tandem, competing in Time Trials and planning long distance challenges such as cycling from North to South Devon. Justine is a member of Oak Church Stevenage and volunteers for them in a number of different roles.
This policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and organisation (North Herts CVS). Furthermore, the way this North Herts CVS processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
Whilst using our website, software applications or services, you may be asked to provide personal information (name, address, email, account details, etc.).
We will use this information to administer our website, applications, client databases and marketing material.
We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.
Further, by providing telephone and email details, you consent to North Herts CVS contacting you using that method.
You have the right at any time to request a copy of the personal information we hold on you.
Should you wish to receive a copy of this, or would like to be removed from our database,
or see more information on Subject Access Requests (SAR’s)
Information collection and use
How do we collect information?
North Herts CVS collects information in three possible ways:
- When you directly give it to us (“Directly Provided Data”)
When you sign up for our e-bulletin or one of our mailing lists, sign up for membership, use one of our services or communicate with us, you may choose to voluntarily give us certain information – for example, by filling in text boxes or completing registration forms. All this information requires specific informed consent via opt-in.
- When you provide us with information for processing in conjunction with legal obligation or contract.
There are circumstances in which you may provide us with personal data to fulfil a legal obligation or contract, for example the processing and submission of a Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS), in which we would have to collect and verify the information, before sending the form off for processing by the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- When you give us permission to obtain from other accounts (“User Authorised Data”)
Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for other online services such as web browsers, you may give us permission to obtain information from your account with those other services. For example, this can be via social media or by choosing to send us your location data when accessing our website from your smartphone.
How long do we keep your data for?
North Herts CVS will not retain your personal information longer than necessary.
We will hold onto the information you provide either while your account is in existence, or as needed to be able to provide the services to you, or (in the case of any contact you may have with one of our staff members) for as long as is necessary to provide support related to your enquiry or requested service.
If legally required or if it is reasonably necessary to meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce our Terms and Conditions, we may also retain some of your information for a limited period of time as required, even after you have closed your account or it is no longer needed to provide the services to you.
North Herts CVS will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information,
gathered as a result of filling out the site registration form, to anyone.
Personal Data will ONLY be provided to a partner organisation with your express, specific permission, for legal or contractual purposes only
(i.e. Personal Data put in a DBS application, when the application is sent to the Disclosure and Barring Service for processing).
Choosing how we use your data
We understand that you trust us with your personal information and we are committed to ensuring you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself.
With respect to the information relating to you that ends up in our possession, and recognising that it is your choice to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we commit to giving you the ability to do all of the following:
- You can verify the details you have submitted to North Herts CVS by contacting our Information and Communications Officer (see https://www.nhcvs.org.uk/about-us/meet-the-team ).
- Our security procedures mean that we may request proof of identity before we reveal information, including your e-mail address and possibly your address.
- You can also contact us by the same method to change, correct, or delete your personal information controlled by North Herts CVS regarding your profile at any time. Please note though that, if you have shared any information with others through social media channels, that information may remain visible, even if your account is deleted.
- You are also free to close your membership with us through our Information and Communications Officer. If you do so, your membership will be deactivated. However, we may retain archived copies of your information should we be required by law or for legitimate business purposes (including to help address fraud and spam).
- You can always feel free to update us on your details at any point by contacting our Information and Communications Officer, with the updated piece of information and what it is replacing
(E.g. Hi, my name is XXXXX, I’m registered on your E-bulletin, my new email is __________, it was previously
_____________, can you please update my details.)
- You can unsubscribe from receiving marketing emails from us by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email. Once you do this, you will no longer receive any emails from us.
- If you are subscribed to more than one of our mailing lists, and wish to remove your details from all of them, please email us directly and request the removal of your details from all our mailing lists.
Please note, we are constantly reviewing how we process and protect data. Therefore, changes to our policy may occur at any time. We will endeavour to publicise any changes.
This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
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Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Most of the cookies we set are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave our website or shortly afterwards.
We use anonymous session cookies (short-term cookies that disappear when you close your browser) to help you navigate the website and make the most of the features.
This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it.
The software will save a cookie to your computer’s hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information.
Should users wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive, they should take necessary steps within their web browser’s security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
NHCVS has a number of funding streams which enable us to provide a range of services and support to voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage.
- Our work as a Centre for Voluntary Service is made possible by a grant from North Herts District Council and from Stevenage Borough Council.
- The North Herts and Stevenage Volunteer Centre is supported by grants from North Herts District Council and Stevenage Borough Council.
- The #Team Herts Volunteering project is supported by grants from Hertfordshire County Council.
- The North Herts and Stevenage Community Transport Schemes are funded by a grant from Hertfordshire County Council and the North and East Herts CCG.
- Rental of the NHCVS Furniture Link Scheme Showrooms is sponsored by the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.
- Our Breakaway Saturday Club and Holiday Playschemes are funded by Hertfordshire County Council.
- Stoneyhall Community Centre is leased to NHCVS by Clarion Housing Group.
- The work of NHCVS is also made possible by a number of other smaller grants and income streams.
- Herts Help@Home is a Herts Help service delivered through a partnership of Watford & Three Rivers Trust and North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service, working together with other local voluntary agencies.
- We also provide DBS services as an umbrella body to a wide range of partners.