Archive for Current Vacancies

08 May 2017

Police Recruitment Opportunity

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South Wales Police are currently seeking suitable candidates for their CKP (Certificate of Knowledge in Policing) course which is scheduled to start during June 2017. This qualification is currently an essential requirement for anyone wishing to apply to South Wales Police as a regular Constable. Under the provisions afforded by the Equality Act 2010, funding for this course will be made available to eligible candidates from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds.  

A Spokesperson from South Wales Police said, “We remain hopeful of running this course in Swansea again, however, this is wholly dependent on the volume of interest we receive. We’ve struggled on previous courses to secure sufficient numbers to ensure that the course remains financially viable.”

Please canvass your friends, associates or service users to ensure that any interested persons have the chance to apply for this fantastic opportunity? There are currently 20 spaces remaining on this course. It’s important that BME individuals from our local communities are supported and developed towards achieving their full potential. 

This will be the final CKP course as guidance received from the Home Office requires that all forces in England and Wales move towards a graduate entry scheme.  At this time, we don’t have any further details of how that process will look, or the impact it may have on some of our diverse community members.   

If you require any further information regarding this opportunity please contact Swansea Bay REC (Tel: 01792 457035) or email South Wales Police   

13 Dec 2016

Magistracy Recruitment Campaign 2017

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Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunal Service has just launched a campaign to recruit Magistrates in 2016/17. It is a wonderful opportunity for people from different walks of life to bring their life experiences to Magistrates Benches across Wales.

“Magistracy is a voluntary commitment and requires a comprehensive understanding of how society functions as well as personal integrity amongst other qualities . Despite the common belief that it may require you to have legal qualifications, it does not”, said Mr Taha Idris, CEO of Swansea Bay REC who is a Magistrate himself. He went on to add, “there is a need for people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities to come forward to be considered and I would encourage them to apply if they think they have the necessary skills”.

This recruitment campaign will be open from 1 December 2016 until 28 February 2017

The leaflet attached to this post gives further details of who to contact if you wish to be considered for the position. If you have difficulties in accessing the poster please email: or telephone 02920 474346. Alternatively you can access this information from their web page at: WWW.GOV.UK/become-magistrate


21 Apr 2015

Recruitment Opportunity with South Wales Police

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South Wales Police in partnership with Swansea Bay Regional Equality Council  held a recruitment workshop on Thursday 23rd April from 6.30pm-8.00pm in Swansea University, Fulton House, Room West SA2 8PP

These workshops provided an opportunity for participants to understand the recruitment process, speak to PCSO’s about the role, and ask questions they had about South Wales Police as an employer. Please see further details by clicking on the link given below:

PCSO Event Leaflet – Swansea (English)

Applications will be received by South Wales Police from Monday 27th April,  closing date for applications is Monday 11th May 2015.

30 Jul 2013

Community Voice – A Big Lottery Fund Initiative

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Swansea Bay REC’s lead, in partnership with Ethnic Youth Support Team and African Community Centre, to tackle health inequalities through a Big Lottery Fund project has started to generate activities which is hoped to have a lasting impact.

This latest project has been masterminded by Swansea Council for Voluntary Services in combining a number of individual and consortia bids for the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Voices initiative. SBREC and its two partners are aiming to tackle black and minority ethnic communities’ section of our population in Swansea. The project is due to actively commence very shortly and the SBREC partnership is advertising to fill certain posts with people who will carry through this 3 year project. Please see the link below for information on the vacancies.

16 Nov 2012

A Little Help from Job Centre Plus

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Department for Work and Pensions have announced that on 19 November 2012, they will launch ‘Universal Jobmatch’ – a new, free* online job posting and matching service.

This new online service will improve their recruitment service for both companies and jobseekers by speeding up the recruitment process, making it quicker and easier for companies to find suitable jobseekers.

Anyone looking for work will be able to set up an account, and create a CV or upload CVs they already have. The new technology will automatically match their CVs and skills to suitable jobs that are posted by companies on the new service.

From 19 November, companies will need to post all their jobs online using Universal Jobmatch, as it is replacing the current Jobcentre Plus vacancy services – Employer Direct, Employer Direct Online and Job Warehouse.

After posting a job, companies will receive a list of suitable jobseekers, ranked by best match first. They can then select the jobseekers they want to apply and invite them to apply online.

Universal Jobmatch will be accessed via GOV.UK which is replacing Businesslink, Business Gateway in Scotland, and Business Wales, and also replaces Directgov for jobseekers.  It will be available in Welsh and English.

Please see their frequently asked questions for more information

11 Sep 2012

English Language Courses (ESOL)

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The Workers Education Association (WEA) has received a major funding boost from the Home Office and European Funds in order for them to provide English language classes in the Swansea Bay area. They are now looking for suitable individuals who can develop their work in coordinating activities for the classes to commence forthwith. Said Elaine Topping, the area Coordinator for WEA, “We are looking for Development Workers for the European funded Regional Essential Skills Project and the Home Office funded ‘English skills for Integration and Learning’ project”. Salaries will be in the region of £21,719 to £27,112. Anyone interested should email WEA directly at or telephone WEA’s regional offices.

 The new project workers will supplement WEA’s capacity to offer even more English language classes in the area. Currently WEA works in close partnership with Swansea Bay REC to deliver a variety of courses, both at SBREC’s premises in Grove House, Swansea as well as WEA’s own premises in Orchard Street and other community venues.

Swansea Bay REC’s Chief Executive, Taha Idris, OBE has been complementary about the partnership that has achieved so much in the past. He has repeated called for the extension of English language provision in order to enable people to positively contribute to the society that they have made their home. SBREC are due to restart all their courses in partnership with WEA very shortly. He asked for members of the communities to contact SBREC offices (Tel: 01792 457035) as soon as possible to ensure that they can be placed on one of the courses.