We’re Hiring!

Lifeskills are looking for a Volunteer Co-ordinator to join their friendly Bristol team. The role is part-time, 9am-3pm, weekdays during term-time only. This is a fixed term contract, starting ASAP and finishing on 20th July 2020. The salary is £18,402 to be pro-rated to reflect term-time working.

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 28 January, 2019 – 16:00 

The role will involve:

  • Advertising for and recruiting new volunteers, including creating promotional material such as flyers and using social media
  • Co-ordinating and supporting volunteers
  • Carrying out a variety of administrative tasks, including helping with phone and email enquiries
  • Working as part of a small team to ensure that the Lifeskills Centre runs smoothly
  • When necessary, guiding small groups of primary school children through the Lifeskills Centre

To apply, click here

Please fill out the application form in full and send it to [email protected]

If you have any questions about the role, feel free to contact us

Lifeskills Wins Healthy Lifestyle Award

Last week, Lifeskills won the Healthy Lifestyle Award at the Bristol & Bath Health and Care Awards 2018. General Manager, Andy Townsend, and Chair, Kevern Jenkin, attended the event on Wednesday 24th October. We are very pleased with the result and would like to thank the organisers as well as our many supporters and volunteers.

Dame Mary Perkins Visits the Lifeskills Centre

In September, co-founder of Specsavers Dame Mary Perkins (DBE) came to visit the Lifeskills Centre and the Specsavers shop front on Green Cross Road. Specsavers have been sponsoring Lifeskills for over 3 years. Every year, we educate over 11,000 children about how to stay safe in their everyday lives and avoid accidental injury. This work is invaluable, and could not continue without the support of organisations like Specsavers. Thank you, Mary! We hope you enjoyed your tour of the Lifeskills Village.

Lifeskills Open Doors Day

On Saturday 15th September Lifeskills will be opening its doors to the public for Bristol Open Doors Day. This is a rare opportunity to see our fantastic, realistic safety centre where we teach vulnerable groups in the West of England the skills they need to live safer, happier and more independent lives. We will have stalls from the RNLI, Network Rail, the Fire Service and more, as well as games, tours, crafts and activities. The Centre will be open from 10am – 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Entry is free.

Follow the link to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/210189506346765/

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lifeskills Summer Challenge: A Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Lifeskills Summer Challenge event on 13th and 23rd August. We had a blast! There were some fantastic potato people, excellent tea-bag throwing and amazing tower-building. We are very grateful to all of the volunteers who helped out and made the event so much fun. We look forward to the next activity day… Watch this space!