Nominations Open for Jersey Heart Awards 2017. Deadline 8th January.

Public nominations are now open for Jersey’s first Jersey Heart Awards, organised by the BHF Jersey Branch to recognize Islanders playing a leading role in the local fight against cardiovascular disease, Jersey’s biggest killer. There are several categories up for public nomination, each recognizing important life-saving roles within the community. From individuals who have had to use quick thinking to administer CPR to save someone’s life (Local Life-Saver Award) or a local living with cardiovascular disease that has taken on a personal challenge to prove that heart disease won’t win (Heart Champion), to individuals encouraging healthy life choices within the community (Healthy Heart Ambassadors), young ambassadors (Young Heart Hero) or those offering vital support to Islanders through difficult times (Heart Supporter).

The deadline for nominations is Sunday 8th January when the panel of judges will whittle down entries to a shortlist of finalists for public vote. Award winners will be announced at the Jersey Heart Awards Gala Dinner being hosted at the Pomme D’or Hotel on Saturday 4th March 2017.

Nominations can be made through the BHF Jersey website along with full details about each category and the Gala Dinner, visit

Disability Discrimination Legislation Conference.
Jersey is working towards introducing Disability Discrimination Legislation that will see the rights of people with a disability protected through local law and policy. To inform discussions around this important legislation Enable Jersey has invited esteemed academic Professor Anna Lawson to the Island.
The discussion will cover:
Enabling power of the law; why is disability discrimination law important to people with a disability?
Law in action; what is it likely to mean for employers, businesses and the wider community?
How effective is the law in other jurisdictions, and how can we ensure we get it right for people with disabilities in Jersey?
Senator Routier will open the event with an overview of the work being done by the States of Jersey in the lead up to the introduction of the legislation.
Question and answer session will follow presentation.
About Anna Lawson
Anna is Professor of Law and Director of Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds. She is recognised internationally as a leading academic in the field of disability, equality and human rights. She has played lead roles in a range of interdisciplinary national and multinational research projects, for example, for the NHS England, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the European commission. Her research is extensively published; she has delivered papers in over 30 countries and regularly advises national and international organisations on disability issues.
Anna participated in the ad hoc committee which drafted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, currently works with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (as a member of the statutory Disability Committee for England, Scotland and Wales), China Vision and plays an active role in several other disability organisations.

Music in Action Outreach Officer

Music in Action is looking for a skilled and motivated individual to help the running of the Music in Action Outreach programme of events for 2017. The role involves 10-20 hours a week over around 30-40 weeks a year with breaks around school holidays.

Your role in supporting the Director, Jersey Sings and the Liberation Festival Board will include:
• Preparing the relevant paperwork and systems to ensure that this operation runs smoothly.
• Maintaining education and outreach database
• Engaging with the Jersey Music Service, Primary and Secondary Schools, Specialist schools, Hospices, Hospitals and disadvantages groups to organise visits by musicians and attend events.
• Liaising with venues, schools and teachers
• Preparing & disseminating schedules
• Attending sessions when appropriate
• Writing a report for each session, monitoring numbers and obtaining feedback for each workshop.
• Mentoring “back to work” placement students.
• Liaising with musicians (where appropriate)
o Obtaining brief biographical details
o Confirming arrangements

There are 4 projects that that this role would be involved in:

Meet the Music Outreach Programme Dates Jan, May and October 2017
Help to organise outreach events to run between 5th – 13th May 2017. This will involve contacting Hospices, Hospitals and Care Homes, and liaising with the Jersey Music Service about schools concerts.

BBC Ten Pieces Educational Outreach Project Date 11th – 12th May 2017
Invite schools to participate in this event
Liaise with schools
Maintain database of responses
Help allocate tickets

Jersey Sings Project Event Date 13th – 14th June 2017
This role would liaise with the schools and charities involved in the project and ensure that they are kept up to date with the project. Support with ticket allocations and carry out research for parts of this project.
Managing social media for Jersey Sings under direction of Jersey Sings Director

Managing “Back to workers” Outreach Project
Managing “back to workers” and other persons brought on to assist in the Jersey Sings project and also assisting on the Liberation Festival project.

Person specification:
Keen to gain experience in administration skills
An interest in the arts preferable
Full driving license highly desired
Willingness to work occasional evenings for committee meetings or events or briefings

The post pays a salary commensurate with experience.