Month: June 2016

Shifting Horizons

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Aberdeenshire Council

Shifting Horizons; Widening your approach to finding employment
27th June 2016
10.30am – 2.30pm

Mearns Community Campus
Workshops on transferable skills (SDS) and
how to improve your chances when applying for work
(Recruitment Team Aberdeenshire Council)
Volunteering (AVA)
Issues arising from being unemployed (CAB)
Mindfulness and mental health wellbeing in stressful times
Unemployed; long/short term; oil and gas redundancies
Free to all open to drop in or:
To register your interest please contact
Kristeen Barrie, Aberdeenshire Council,
Employment Support Team 01467 629278
Shifting Horizons; Widening your
approach to finding employment

Partners include:
Skills Development Scotland • NHS • Citizens Advice Bureau
• Pillar Kincardine • AVA • Aberdeenshire Council
• Kincardineshire Development Partnership and other agencies

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Place & Communities

PACE Event

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Skills Development Scotland will be holding a North East Employment and SuRGUpport Event at RGU from 10am-3pm on the 22nd June. Businesses from all sectors can exhibit at this event free of charge.

Businesses from all sectors of the economy have the chance to exhibit at the free event, being held at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen on 22 June.

The event is the fourth to be organised by the Scottish Government’s initiative for responding to redundancy situations, Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE), and forms part of the response from the Energy Jobs Taskforce.

Three jobs fairs held last year in the city attracted more than 2200 people who had either been made redundant or were facing redundancy.

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is co-ordinating the event in conjunction with a number of key partners including the Department for Work and Pensions.

As well as offering information on local job vacancies, the event will feature information and advice from a number of public sector agencies on areas including job hunting, careers advice and training opportunities.

Download the Event Registration Form

For businesses who wish to advertise vacancies but are unable to attend in person, vacancies can also be advertised at the event.

Download the Vacancy Form

Employers can also e-mail for more information.

Have Your Say.

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What are Integrated Travel Towns? aberdeenshiure

The Integrated Travel Town (ITT) project, supported by Sustrans and Paths for All, will engage with local communities to develop ideas which will inform a Masterplan of proposals which the Council will aim to deliver over the coming months and years. Want to know more? Click on the link below;

Have your say on the Masterplans at the libraries shown at the end of the video before 18th June.

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The Friends of the Grassic Gibbon Centre
Luke Robertson
In conversation with Andy Hall
grasswic gibbon
The Grassic Gibbon Centre
On Thursday 9th June at 7.30 pm

Tickets cost £10 and are available from:
The Grassic Gibbon Centre
Arbuthnott, Laurencekirk, AB30 1PB
Tel: 01561 361668
Luke Robertson is the only Scot and youngest Brit ever to complete a solo
expedition to the South Pole.

Stonehaven Folk Festival

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Folf FestivalAre currently organising their team of Volunteers for the Festival weekend (7-10 July 2016). There is a core of regular volunteers but they are always looking for new people to join the team. Duties range from helping set up the venues, stewarding concerts or workshops, selling raffle tickets, general admin duties and tidying up after the festival. Previous similar experience is not necessary but it would be helpful, for more information please contact Louise at

AVA Newsletter

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AVA Newsletter

Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action Newsletter

Full of funding, events, training and activity within Aberdeenshire Communities.

This issue:

  • Community Empowerment Act Event in Laurencekirk  on 16th June in the Dickson Hall in Laurencekirk from 9.30am to 2.30pm.
  • Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership Programme
  • Grampian Yoga Association.
  • The Cairngorms National Park Design Awards
  • AVA Wellbeing Fund 2016/17
  • BBC Children in Need Grants Programme
  • Aberdeenshire Recovery Week 2016!

. . .and lots lots more.