From The Grapevine

16 March 2014

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2017 Summer Scheme

24 July 2017

Our Summer Scheme funded by BBC Children in Need starts on Monday 24th July and will run for 6 weeks until 1st September 2017. We will close with a Showcase event and BBQ on Saturday 2nd September 2017. Contact the team to enrol now.

Rosebud Year 4 Team: Project Worker Position

11 May 2017

We are recruiting project workers to take on ad-hoc work across the Listening Ears charity. Responsibilities will include admin, direct engagement with vulnerable service users, providing one-to-one support, providing a listening, non judgemental ear, report writing, and project support work.

Rosebud Year 4 Team: Admin Assistant Position

11 May 2017

Listening Ears is a charity organisation based in Greenwich dedicated to providing emotional, health and wellbeing support for the most vulnerable people in the community. We are a community focused charity organisation, with a passion for women and girls as well as people who are isolated, depressed or excluded. We offer a range of services ranging from counselling to drop-in sessions, workshops, befriending and outreach programmes. We reach a diverse cross-section of people and our service users range from age 5 to 99! Listening Ears is recruiting for its young women’s project, Rosebud Centre. An admin assistant is required to provide efficient and well-rounded support to the Listening Ears team, thus enabling the organisation to deliver a high level of service to all of its users. We are recruiting an admin assistant who will have direct engagement with vulnerable service users, providing a listening, non judgemental ear.

Key Responsibilities:

Skills:

Education:

Experience

Special Job Circumstances

Job Type: Part-time Salary: £8,500.00 to £9,360.00 /year Required experience:

Rosebud Year 4 Team: Youth Worker Position

11 May 2017

Listening Ears is a charity organisation based in Greenwich dedicated to providing emotional, health and wellbeing support for the most vulnerable people in the community who are isolated, depressed or excluded. We offer a range of services ranging from counselling to drop-in sessions, workshops, befriending and outreach programmes. We reach a diverse cross-section of people and our service users range from age 5 to 99!

Listening Ears is recruiting for its young women’s project, Rosebud Centre. A youth worker is required to provide efficient and well-rounded support to the Rosebud team, thus enabling the organisation to deliver a high level of service to all of its users.

Main purpose and scope of the role

  • To provide a safe and welcoming environment for young girls up to 19 years old during the residential programme
  • To empower young girls to build their confidence and resilience they need to achieve their aspirations
  • To effectively deliver personal, social, emotional and educational development programmes that meet the girls’ needs and enable them to overcome their fears, challenges and barriers
  • To encourage them to build positive and healthy relationships through innovative programmes for the prevention of abuse within adolescent relationships
  • To engage with the young women through one-to-one, mentoring and group activities while away from home
  • To encourage them to build positive and healthy relationships by learning to embrace others regardless of their differences in culture and ethnicity and ability

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • To work directly with the Project Coordinator and other members of the team to ensure that the project objectives are met
  • To contribute to the planning, delivery and implementation of activities during the residential programme
  • To engage directly with the young girls and develop their personal, social, emotional and educational knowledge and skills
  • To contribute fully in all aspects of project delivery
  • To undertake all administration relating to own work, including initial assessment, monitoring and evaluation as well as report writing
  • To gather and record information using the appropriate systems
  • To adhere to safeguarding and child protection guidelines and report any concerns using the appropriate procedures
  • To maintain a high level of professionalism while discharging responsibilities at all times
  • To carry out any other duties as requested according to the needs of the project as a whole.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £10,400.00 /year

Required experience:

  • Youth Work: 2 years

Rosebud Year 4 Team: Project Manager Position

11 May 2017

Listening Ears is a charity organisation based in Greenwich dedicated to providing emotional, health and wellbeing support for the most vulnerable people in the community. We are a community focused charity organisation, with a passion for women and girls as well as people who are isolated, depressed or excluded. We offer a range of services ranging from counselling to drop-in sessions, workshops, befriending and outreach programmes. We reach a diverse cross-section of people and our service users range from age 5 to 99!

Listening Ears is recruiting for its young women’s project, Rosebud Centre. A youth worker is required to provide efficient and well-rounded support to the Listening Ears team, thus enabling the organisation to deliver a high level of service to all of its users.

We are recruiting a Project Manager who will have direct engagement with the team and our vulnerable service users to provide a listening, non judgemental ear.

Job Purpose:

To provide a safe place for young girls between the ages of 11 – 19 to be themselves, talk and be listened to without being judged. To develop new resources, with the input of the girls, that will prepare them for womanhood.

To develop initiatives and partnerships that will not only encourage young people to participate in positive activities but build strong links between them and their local community.

To empower them to develop new skills, build on existing ones and enhance their economic, psychological and social development with workshops and training on:

  • Confidence Building and Personal development
  • Healthy Eating
  • Weight management and cookery

They will also engage in various activities including:

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Jewellery making
  • Performing Arts
  • Group Discussions
  • Sports
  • Competitions
  • Group Activities
  • Team Games

The Project Manager will be responsible for the strategic development, planning and delivery of the Rosebud Centre project to ensure that it meets its long term goals in line with proposed outcomes.

  • Ensure that all work undertaken is participative and actively challenges exclusion and encourages young people’s aspirations.
  • To ensure that the Academy critically analyses the negative messages about relationships, beauty and sexuality that youths are exposed to through the media, internet and their peers.
  • To build positive and healthy relationships and develop innovative programmes for the prevention of abuse within adolescent relationships.
  • To address underlying issues that put young girls at risk of offending or becoming NEET.
  • To empower the girls to build the confidence and resilience to achieve their aspirations.

Main Responsibilities:

  • To manage day-to-day activities of the project, ensuring that policies and procedures are appropriate and adhered to. To ensure that all equipments are properly maintained and oversee the smooth running of all facilities.
  • To acquire local knowledge and develop a meaningful dialogue with young people in the area, with the purpose of assessing and working towards meeting their needs of personal and social development.
  • To develop and maintain a varied and viable programme of sports, arts and recreational activity for young people that promotes the development of the mind, body and spirit.
  • To work hand in hand with our young girls to ensure their ideas are incorporated into the planning and delivery of sessions, projects and activities.
  • To manage and promote the development of innovative approaches to the delivery of youth work that explores and encourages the girls’ participation at all levels.
  • To seek to expand the range of services offered by the Rosebud project.
  • To initiate and implement projects involving work with the young girls to raise their confidence and skills and give them opportunities.
  • To develop effective working partnerships with local and national statutory and voluntary organisations including the police, children’s services within the local authority, local churches, schools etc.
  • To use a multi-agency approach to improve relationships with existing partnerships and service providers associated with the project.
  • To organise strategic partnership events and workshops.
  • To be involved with the development of relevant publicity materials required for planned programmes, promote the activities of the project including regular market research, promotions, advertisement and publicity.
  • To assist the Project Coordinator in the recruitment of staff, sessional workers and volunteers, and to carry out inductions and performance appraisals and work review.
  • To ensure that checks are carried out for all sessional workers and volunteers.
  • To manage logistics and budgets for each programme in consultation with the Coordinator, including invoicing as required and keeping an overview on all associated costs.
  • To identify new funding streams, raise funds and assist with the management of existing funding streams to ensure the finance security of the project.
  • To draw up reports for management and funders as required.
  • To assist in drawing up of the annual budgets and to be responsible for the necessary financial controls to stay within the budget.
  • To carry out recruitment, supervision and training of volunteers, including responsibility for full volunteer guidance compliance.

This Job Description is a reflection of the current position and the post-holder is expected to view it as a guide rather than an exact description of all duties and responsibilities. It may be subject to variation from time to time.

Equal Opportunities

Listening Ears operates an Equal Opportunities policy and expects staff to have a commitment to equal opportunities policies in relation to employment and service delivery.

Data Protection

Listening Ears processes personal data about young people, staff, contractors and other people that it deals with. Personal data is processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Criminal Records Disclosures and Safeguarding Children

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure CRB check for all successful candidates.

Listening Ears actively promotes a culture of safeguarding children within the organisation. As such, each member of staff is expected to carry out their role with the children’s welfare in mind. This will involve child protection training in accordance with their role, and learning who to contact (and what course of action to take) if they have reason to be concerned about the welfare of a child or youth. Listening Ears is committed to ensuring that all staff are supported while doing this.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £36,400.00 /year pro-rata

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Project Management: 2 years

Rosebud 2016 Summer Scheme

15 July 2016

Summer is here! Our summer school programme at Rosebud Centre for Girls will run for 4 weeks in August 2016 with a variety of workshops ranging from Jewellery Making to Music, Dance, Fitness / Self-Defence, Drama, Fashion Design and Baking. The workshops are for young women and girls only, under 20 years old.

To take part, participants must register with us prior to their session. Our summer scheme costs £50 per week per participant and will run from 12noon – 6pm Monday to Friday. Payment includes lunch.

Call the Rosebud team on:
079564 27194 / 079040 86222 / 077989 23657 / 0208 0011 782 / 0203 583 3032

Our summer scheme dates are: Monday 1st August to Friday 26th August 2016.

Dates & Times 12noon – 4pm 4pm – 6pm
Mondays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd August 2016 Creative Media Group Activities
Tuesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd August 2016 Jewellery Making Group Activities
Wednesdays 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th August 2016 Music Group Activities
Thursdays 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th August 2016 Drama Group Activities
Fridays 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th August 2016 Cooking & Baking Group Activities

 

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Mothering Our Daughters

3 September 2015

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Rose Garden Workshop

Mothering Our Daughters (Rose Garden) is our forum for parents of teenage girls to come together to share and discuss parenting styles, tips and stories about raising young girls. These sessions are open to both mothers or fathers of girls within and out side the Rosebud project. The sessions run quarterly and the next session is scheduled for Saturday 26th of September 12 noon to 4pm at Clockhouse Community Centre.

Baby&Me Programme

3 September 2015

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A weekly drop in session for young women with babies to come together and bond with their new-born. A space to connect with like-minded individuals to interact, share and discuss; navigate the journey of motherhood in a supportive environment. The first session will take place of Rriday 4th September 12 noon to 3pm. This introductory session will give you an idea of what’s to come when the sessions take off fully later this year.

Summer Scheme

11 July 2015

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For those not attending the summer residential programme, we have a 6-week programme in place at Rosebud Centre. The planned workshops include Graffiti Arts, Fashion Design, Personal Development, Life Skills, Cookery Club and Music Production. Only £1 a day!

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Summer Residential Programme

10 July 2015

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UPDATE: RESIDENTIAL NOW 1 WEEK ONLY 10TH - 16TH AUGUST 2015

Our summer residential scheme is a one-week programme is specially tailored to meet the needs of our young women and will include Personal Development, Independent Living Skills such as Budgeting, Shopping, Finance Management, Cooking and Housekeeping as well as lots of fun!

Parents can be assured that their girls will have a fantastic time during this one-week break which will include healthy homemade meals, refreshments, treats and various activities and workshops. This break from home will allow us to work closer with the girls to develop their confidence and independence through mentoring in a home environment away from home.

Rosebud will have exclusive use of the beautiful period property, Malt House in Kent. We are asking parents for a contribution of £150 as well as a refundable security deposit of £50 per person. This contribution will go towards half of the costs of accommodation, meals and transport, with Rosebud covering the rest of the costs.

The deadline for registration and payments is Wednesday 5th August 2015. Payment should be made by either Bank Transfer or by Cheque issued to ‘Listening Ears’ Following registration and payment, participants will receive more information about the residential including a kit list detailing what to bring.

We are scheduled to leave the Clockhouse at 10am on 10/8/15 and depart from Kent at 4pm on 16/8/15.
Point of departure: Rosebud Centre for Girls Clockhouse Communtiy Centre, Woolwich Dockyard, London SE18 5QL

May 2015 Half Term Activities

7 May 2015

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This half term, activities at Rosebud range from Life Skills to Confidence Building, an exciting day trip to visit the BBC's Radio 1 studios, film screenings and Creative Media exploring Filmmaking, Photography, Animation and Sound Design. As always, our workshops are free for girls aged 19 or under.

Monday 25th May 2015: Closed (Bank Holiday)
Tuesday 26th May 2015: Life Skills Workshop (11am - 4pm)
Wednesday 27th May 2015: DiscoverMe/Confidence Building (11am - 4pm)
Wednesday 27th May 2015: Open Mic Performance at the Link Thamesmead (6pm - 7.30pm)
Thursday 28th May 2015: DiscoverMe/Confidence Building (11am - 4pm)
Thursday 28th May 2015: Self Defense (4pm - 7pm)
Friday 29th May 2015:  Visit to BBC Radio 1 & 1 Extra Studios (9am - 2pm)
Friday 29th May 2015:  Movie Screenings at Rosebud (11am - 4pm)
Saturday 30th May 2015: Creative Media (11am - 4pm)

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2015

6 February 2015

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Rosebud Centre for Girls is hosting a special event to celebrate this year's International Women's Day. The historic date is 8th March annually but our event will take place on Saturday 7th March from 12noon - 4pm at Clockhouse Community Centre. The event will include performances and talks from inspirational women in the Greenwich community. Guests will also be treated to a range of international cuisine from around the world. Registration is free. Contact the Rosebud team on 02080011782 or 07956427194 to reserve your place.

February 2015 Half Term Events

3 February 2015

Feb 2015 Half Term

This half term week is a very special one at Rosebud because it includes a weekend trip away! We have an exciting list of activities scheduled as outlined below:

Monday 16th Feb 2015: Life Skills workshop with Andy Watson
Tuesday 17th Feb 2015: Jewellery Making workshop with Brenda Mason of Hughy Bee JewelleryWednesday 18th & Thursday 19th Feb 2015: NCS Challenge participatory workshop (St. Paul's Academy)
Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd Feb 2015: PGL Weekend Residential at Marchant's Hill, Surrey

October 2014 Half Term Programme

1 October 2014

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Annual Showcase Event

27 August 2014

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The Rosebud Annual Showcase Event is scheduled to take place at Woolwich Town Hall on Saturday, 30th August 2014 12noon – 4pm. This event is a celebration of our successes and achievements over the past year. Attendance by invitation only.

Chibok 100

15 June 2014

Chibok 100 is our participatory project with artist Sarah Peace to mark 100 days (14th April – 23rd July 2014) since the disappearance of 200+ schoolgirls from Chibok village in northern Nigeria. We are creating video and written content and volunteering to take part in Sarah’s installation piece. Sarah is passionate about activism through art and community engagement and she will be leading a small team of volunteers to mount the installation off-site next month.

(June 2014) We have received donations of girl’s clothing from British Heart Foundation for use in the installation.

(July 2014) We have acquired planning permission for the artwork at Epping Forest.

(18th July 2014) The installation went up today. The final piece is quite different (no dresses, just burkas / hijabs, which the missing girls were last seen in, in the video released by Boko Haram).

(Watch the short speeches by Rosebud members aged 10 – 14 during the planning workshop session with Sarah talking about what education and freedom means to them.









Summer Events

6 June 2014

upcoming events

Registrations now open for Summer events at Rosebud Centre. Friday Movie Marathon, Mothering Our Daughters Workshop, Showcase Auditions, Fashion Show, Musical Theatre, NCS Challenge, Creative Media and Arts and finally, the big Launch party. Sign up here

Rose Magazine Launch

17 March 2014

rose-magazine

Our Fashion Design workshops have led to the creation of a brand new online magazine created, designed, illustrated and edited by Rosebuds. Rose Magazine will be fully launched on 29th March 2014 at www.rosemagazine.co.uk