All posts by Andrew Glover

Monitoring Officer – Selnet Recruitment

Due to internal promotion Selnet are looking to recruit a Monitoring Officer to work on the Building Better Opportunites Projects in Lancashire. The Building Better Opportunities projects for Lancashire aim to support people who are furthest away from the job market back into work or training by providing intensive tailored support to reduce or remove barriers to work.  The project beneficiaries are supported by a partnership of support providers primarily from the VCSE sector organisations (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector).

This role will undertake the monitoring and compliance checking of all documentation associated with the delivery of these projects. Working closely with all members of the BBO team and undertaking all aspects of monitoring for this project. The post holder will liaise with project delivery partners, review claims information submitted and ensure evidence is recorded and compliant with rules and regulations determined by joint funders; Big Lottery Fund (BLF) and European Social Fund (ESF).


The successful candidate will be subject to a six month probationary period and it is anticipated the post will be funded until December 2019.

Interested applicants can find the Job Description, Job Specification and Application Form below or request them by emailing or calling 01772 200690.  The application form should be returned for the attention of Donna Sadler at Selnet Ltd, Unit F28, Preston Technology Management Centre, Marsh Lane, Preston, PR1 8UQ or via email to

*Please note CV’s will not be accepted*

Your application will be assessed against the Job Description and Specification.  

  • The post is full-time (37 hours per week)
  • Salary£20,136
  • Application deadline Monday 28th August 2017
  • The post will commence on the successful candidates earliest available date


Relevant Documentation

BBO Monitoring Officer – Job Description REVISED June2017

BBO Monitoring Officer – Job Specification REVISED June2017

SELNET Application for Employment 2017


Selnet is a company limited by guarantee. Company number 05671228.




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EU Funding Briefing for Lancashire

Due to high demand following our event in July, Network for Europe and Selnet are pleased to be delivering a second European Funding Briefing Event on 9th August from 2pm – 4.30pm in Preston.

Please note that tickets are limited and we recommend booking promptly to avoid disappointment. (If you are no longer able to attend after having booked, please contact me so that I can make the place available to another member.)


Who should attend

This event will provide a comprehensive update on ESF and ERDF, with an opportunity for questions and discussion. Anyone considering applying for European Funding or involved in delivering EU funded programmes who was not present during the July briefing.

European funding for Lancashire – what’s happening?

Despite Brexit, Britain has guaranteed local European Funds (ESF and ERDF) until 2022. Find out what is happening here in Lancashire, and how it affects the Third Sector.


Existing projects, including the Lottery supported BBO.
Live calls – the three ERDF calls.
Possible future calls.

Changes in Current Programmes

Proposed changes to the ESF and ERDF Programmes, the restructuring of ESF staff, latest on outputs and results.


Measuring what is being delivered.
The new ERDF Summative Assessments for each project, and the guidance to be issued. Counterfactuals!


Delivery is most important, not collecting receipts.
How Europe’s focus on simplification and cutting bureaucracy can benefit our projects.

What’s Next

What will be available to support Inclusion projects once the current ESF funding is complete? Get an update on the latest discussion, and find out how to stay involved. Learn more about the VCSE Brexit Project in The North:







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Looking to Grow?

Funded business support is available, talk to us:

Selnet is working with Boost, Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, to deliver professional, impartial business support to ambitious companies across the county.

Boost helps business to grow and develop through advice, support and access to funding. Our role is to connect enterprising Lancashire businesses with these funded programmes, including mentoring, business masterclasses, product development, leadership development and accessing finance.


How we can help

Selnet’s delivery team will work with your business to identify growth opportunities and introduce you to the best support programmes to help you achieve your goals. With so much support available, this impartial and professional advice can save your business time and ensure that the support offered is relevant and valuable to your business.


Who we can help

The support is targeted towards companies (private and social enterprise) that are business-to-business and already trading.

Collectively, the team holds over 180 years’ experience of helping organisations just like yours.


For more information and to access support please contact Selnet on 01772 200690 or email .

We look forward to hearing from you.




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Creativity Works Preston

33 Shepherd Street

Steve Egan

Tel: 07946 612666






The Creativity Works Preston Production Centre is based upon the Danish Production school model.

CWP offers an alternative form of education to people of all ages who need or prefer to learn in a different way to the traditional education system that is predominantly academically based to one that is project-oriented and provides individualistic tuition. The crux of the learning environment and pedagogy is learning through doing; practical work and the solving of tasks in a working community aimed a real production and marketing of goods and services. We offer bespoke training courses in Hair & Beauty, Food & Nutrition, Teaching & learning, Media and Music, Sport and maths & English.

We offer a pre 16 programme to referral agencies such as Schools, Lancashire County Council Missing Education team, Youth Offending team and any agency responsible for young people aged 14-16, with places available for up to 40 young people. We offer a post 16 Programme with places available for up to 50, students.





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Inter Madrassah Organisation

Unit 11, Business Development Centre
Eanam Wharf

Stephen Jones

Tel: 07973 860717







A grassroots charity based in the heart of Blackburn. We have been operating since 2006 and work with young and old people in supporting them on various health & wellbeing, education & employability and Sports & Development.

Our work got recognised in 2016 by her Majesty and we were awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Services.

Our strength is in engaging with BAME, Assulym and Refugee community and we as an organisation are big in engaging and supporting all.





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Pukar Disability Resource Centre

3-5 Oakham Court

Younus Khan

Tel: 01772 822700







Pukar is a registered voluntary organisation that has been supporting people for over 20 years. Supporting people with disabilities, carers, vulnerable adults, people seeking employment. We work with organisations to promote education, provide Information advice & guidance. We are placed in the heart of Preston. We are able to support people who’s first language is not english. We work to promote independance and wellbeing. Our approach is person centred.





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Wonderful Things

Contacts: Kate Crane and Julia Ansell

Tel: 07875 968528






Wonderful Things provides innovative extra-curricular activities to children, delivered out of school hours, but within the safe environment of primary schools and local venues. Project Managers ensure a particularly wide spectrum of themes to the activities, so that children are inspired and motivated to engage in challenging activities that they would not usually have access to.

Activities range from the arts (eg: Pirate Dance Day, Theatre Day, being a DJ) to science and technology (eg: Lego Day, Forensic Science Day, Skills Day) to the outdoors (eg: Forest Day, Crazy Sports Day) the practical (Baking Day, Journalism Workshops) and the unusual (Parliamentary Day, Didgeridoo Day!) These opportunities inspire the children and feed into their social and academic attainment, and the impact of this has been commented on by both parents and educators.



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The Growing Club

45 Meadow Park

Contact: Jane Binnion

Tel: 01524 752723





About Us

After successfully running The Growing Club, a 12 month business growth club for women in business, we launched the CIC to provide training and support to women in the community who are interested in running their own business.

  • We are focusing particularly on socially excluded women
  • Women survivors of DV
  • Women leaving prison
  • Lone parents
  • Unemployed
  • Women with disabilities



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Urban Organic (UK) CIC

Contact: Alan Hulme

Tel: 0796 700 5330






Urban Organic (UK) CIC, Blackpool, is a social enterprise that was created to harness the therapeutic ability of gardening to improve wellbeing in people who would otherwise be socially excluded. Operating across the Fylde we engage, socialise and inspire people to make real changes to their diet, the way they buy food, their environmental awareness, their mental health and their ability to engage with and inspire others.





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Ribcaged Productions Ltd

16 Church Street

Owen Phillips

Tel: 01200 429256




Ribcaged Productions Ltd is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. We are an award-winning theatre company which works extensively with children and young people on drama events and projects. Our work in schools, as well as being focused on theatre, art and entertainment , also provides workshop opportunities to work on and consider current social issues. In secondary schools we have worked on funded projects on Dealt (drugs misuse), Debt (debt management) and Consent (on sexual health). We are currently engaged on a major project to establish a multi-use community hub in the Clitheroe area to work with other charities in one large property, thereby bringing together a wide-range of activities to provide community support, and engagement.



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