New Choir For Those That Can't Sing!

Yes you read it correctly A brand new Social Singing project is about to be launched and it`s aimed at all those people who love to sing BUT who have been told by others or who believe themselves that they can`t sing.

WHY START A CHOIR FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN`T SING?

Firstly Irene Anderson and Paul MacDermott, who will be running the choir believe that EVERYONE can sing given some basic skills, practise and a lot of encouragement.

Singing is SO good for you. It helps with breathing, posture, confidence, makes you feel happier and singing in a group helps develop friendship and camaraderie.

Singing is not just for the chosen few who can read music or who have had their voice trained, everyone should feel the joy that belting out a great song can bring.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE CHOIR?

A very warm, friendly environment with no judgement, no auditions and no expectations of any previous knowledge of music.

Learning great, toe tapping, popular songs taught in a way that anyone will be able to quickly learn.
Lots of laughter, fun, encouragement and support.

Nobody giving a hoot how your voice sounds because everyone is in the same boat.

ARE YOU UP FOR THE CHALLENGE?

Irene and Paul already run Linskill Community Choir consisting mainly of people who had never sung before, and have held several workshops for` non singers` They know how nervous people can feel but also have seen the real difference singing in a choir can make to all they have worked with. You will be in safe hands!

NOW is the time to make a change, join us in the choir that can`t sing and let`s see what we can achieve together.

HOW DO I JOIN?

We will run an initial 6 week course at Linskill Community Centre North Shields starting Wednesday 1st June 7.15pm, lasting an hour.
Only £35 for the full course.

Opportunities to join with Linskill Community Choir in singing at the Summer Fair will be available to those who want to perform at the end of the 6 weeks.

So are you ready? Maybe you can`t sing but that doesn’t mean you shouldn`t sing.

For more information and to book your place phone Irene on 0191 257 1357

Maintenance Supervisor Vacancy

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Job Vacancy

Maintenance Supervisor (16 Hours)

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust (LNTCDT) has a vacancy for a part-time Maintenance Supervisor to operate from its premises at the Linskill Centre, North Shields.

The successful candidates will have a background in maintenance / or a skilled trade. Duties will include maintenance of the Linskill Centre, setting out of facilities within the Centre, general health and safety and security of the building. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in a similar role.

The post is 16 hours per week £7.20 per hour (£13,853 per annum pro rata).

All job offers with LNTCDT are conditional on satisfactory DBS check, references and a probationary period of three months.

The closing date for this vacancy is Thursday 2nd June at 5pm and interviews will be held on Thursday 9th June 2016.

For more information and an application pack please contact Kerry Steen on 0191 257 8000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Please Note: We do not accept CV's as part of our recruitment process.

Director Needed for Linskill Trading Ltd.

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Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust, a charity providing a wide range of community support functions, has recently established a wholly owned trading subsidiary named Linskill Trading Ltd. The trading arm now hosts the Linskill Centre’s catering, events and casual room hire functions of the charity and we are advertising for a volunteer Director to join the Board of the trading arm.

We are looking to recruit the new Director to help establish and grow the trading arm and support the management team. The ideal candidate will have a commercial background and experience in the catering/drinks and events industry. If you think you have relevant skills and experience, and could volunteer approximately 5 hours per month to help support the North Tyneside community - we would like to hear from you!

For more information or an informal chat please contact Simeon Ripley, the Trust’s Chief Executive on 0191 257 8000 or email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vote for Linskill

Yorkshire Building Society

The Linskill Centre has been nominated by The Yorkshire Building Society for the 2016 Charity Choice campaign in North Shields. For a two week period from May 9th to the 21st votes can be cast for local charities and the one with the most votes will receive £500!

We hope that you can spare the time to pop into the North Shields Branch and vote for Linskill.

We would like to thank Yorkshire Building Society for considering us. 

North Shields Town Trail Due to be Launched

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The Linskill Centre has been a key partner in creating a new town trail for North Shields connecting the Memorial Garden located at the centre with other key sites across the town.

The Trail has been designed by North Shields Chamber of Commerce in part to increase the number of visitors to the town with a lot of support from North Tyneside Council, the Beacon Centre Management, schools, colleges and voluntary groups from North Shields.

The date and time for the launch of the North Shields Town Trail a 2.7 mile walk linking many of the towns key sites starting and finishing at the Beacon Centre including Northumberland Square, Linskill Memorial Garden. Northumberland Park and the Old Low Light on the Fish Quay has now been confirmed and it will be held on Tuesday 22nd of March at 11am at the Beacon Centre with the event opened by the Elected Mayor and Deputy Young Mayor.

The Linskill Centre will be part of the official launch and invite the community that uses the centre to join us at the launch event. Copies of the route will be available from the Linskill Centre, you can find more information by clicking here.

Linskill Book Fair 2016

Calling all books! If you are a book and would like to new owner – then bring yourself to Linskill Centre and we’ll find you a new home!

Linskill Centre is calling out for old unwanted, previously read and no longer loved books to be donated for their Book Fair image 1forthcoming Book Fair. So empty that book shelf to make room for some new reads – and donate them to the cause.

Linskill’s Book Fair is an annual event which raises an estimated £6,000 per year towards the running of the Centre.

The annually Book Fair presents over thirty thousand second hand books There are books for every taste - from children’s book to crime fiction, autobiographies to travelogues, and all things in between. From paperbacks to hardbacks, novelty books to local history – and the odd first edition or rarity waiting to be found.

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This year we are looking to make it an event bigger and busier three-days, and are hoping to pack even more books into the large hall than on previous years. So please help by donating your old reads.

The event itself is a book-worms delight – if you don’t donate, you can come along and buy - 50p for a paperback and hardbacks for £1.00. They’re cheap enough, but it all adds up and makes a huge difference to help with the centre’s running costs.

Linskill Centre is managed by Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust and receives no grant assistance for the Local Authority to deliver its services. Funds raised by the book fair is an important contribution towards the Centre’s annual income.

So please help either by donating books or come along to Book Fair which will be running from Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th April.

Linskill Nursery Plans a New Sensory Room

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Linskill Nursery is working with North Shields Rotary Club to raise £7000 to secure the new equipment for a new sensory room at the Linskill Centre, North Shields. The room, once complete, will be accessed and enjoyed by both other service users at the centre and the children attending the Nursery.

The Rotary Club is holding their annual Spring concert on 15th May from 2pm at Christ Church, North Shields to raise funds for this exciting project.

A sensory room is a place where children gain confidence by doing things that interest them at their own pace. It is a room designed to help children to use all of their senses, the benefits vary from child to child; although all gain from the experience. A sensory room offers a secure and a relaxing environment designed to stimulate primary senses and it can encourage children to express feelings in a therapeutic and calm atmosphere. It helps children find out about themselves whilst having fun and more importantly, allows them to move freely and communicate in ways they may never have been able to do before. They can explore different textures.

Shirley Robinson, Nursery Manager highlighted ’Young children can benefit from using a sensory room to develop fundamental sensory skills needed in later life. The sensory room will benefit all children within the Linskill Nursery regardless of what age and we currently have over 100 children attending Linskill Nursery with this hopefully increasing in the near future.’

The Nursery is delighted to be working in partnership with the Rotary Club to raise funds for this project.

Tickets for the concert can be bought in advance from Linskill Nursery for £5.00 each (£4.00 concession) or are available for £6 on the door.

Linskill Nursery celebrates their Ofsted rating.

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Events & Fundraising Deputy Vacancy

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Events and Fundraising Deputy

Linskill and North Tyneside Community Development Trust (LNTCDT) have a vacancy for an Events and Fundraising Deputy to support the events and fundraising departments from its premises at the Linskill Centre, North Shields. The role involves developing the Linskill Centre into a recognised venue for events, arts, culture and music.

The successful applicant must have experience in event management and fundraising. Strong ICT skills and proficient in the use of common office software is essential for this role.

Experience in sales, hitting targets and communicating effectively, is also essential for this role.

The post is 37 hours per week) £7.59 per hour (£14,603 per annum).

All job offers with LNTCDT are conditional on satisfactory CRB check, references and a probationary period of three months.

The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 11th March at 5pm and interviews will be held on Tuesday 15th March 2016.

For more information and an application pack please contact Michelle Gascoigne, Operations Manager on 0191 257 8000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Please Note: We do not accept CV's as part of our recruitment process.