Author Archives: Helen Da Silva Wood

Youth Club Sports nights

Photo: woodleywonderworks

Sports nights focusing on a different sport every week including cricket, football, handball

Age: Year 6 up

When: Tuesdays – 7pm -8pm

Where: Riversmeet Leisure Centre

Cost: £1

Contact:  gillinghamyouthclub@gmail.com

Hipp Bones

Photo: Hipp Bones

A club for young people with learning difficulties, disabilities, Autism and/or additional needs living in North Dorset and neighbouring counties

Age: 11-19 (to 25 by arrangement)

When:  10am-12noon, 1st and 3rd Saturday, year-round   

Where: Gillingham Youth Club

Cost: Unknown? 

Website:  Hipp Bones

Our new Gillingham home

Office
Slade centre – stairwell

Gillingham Youth Collective has found a home at the Slade Centre in the heart of Gillingham, North Dorset.

Our new office space will be the home of our part-time Communications and Projects administrator, the place where we run our Media Maker workshops, hold steering group meetings, planning sessions and much, much more.

The Slade Centre is Gillingham’s own business and arts venue and hosts exhibitions and talks, runs an amazing range of workshops in the studio and the artist’s education room and is worth a visit in its own right.

We’ve had a lovely welcome from the Slade team and can highly recommend the coffee and cakes in the cafe downstairs which is a great environment with changing exhibitions throughout the year.

People wanting to get in touch about the project are best contacting us by email or by phone rather than dropping in.

Office
The office – empty but ready and waiting for the project to start

Join our team

We are looking for a confident and enthusiastic young person (18-23) to join us in a paid role as our part-time Communications and Projects Administrator, in Gillingham, Dorset.

It’s a great opportunity to be in at the start of our five-year project. There will be lots to learn and support and training to go with it, you’ll develop your business and administration skills and use your creativity and a range of media tools (including video) to share our news and tell the story of the project across a variety of media.

The post is one day a week plus occasional evenings and weekend workshops. Take a look at the job description and if you think it sounds like your sort of job then fill in the application form. And if you have any more questions then please get in touch using the form at the bottom of the page.

This role is funded as part of the Gillingham Youth Collective project which is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Deadline:             Friday 18 March, 10am

Interviews:           Monday 21 March

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Background and DBS checks will be required.  We are committed to diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity in our employment policies and practices.

The film that started it all…

“Covid and Me” – young presenter, Alisha

Have you seen, “Covid and Me”, the film that started it all?

“Covid and Me” is a short film made between lockdowns in 2020 by the Rendezvous. Using a young presenter who learnt to interview and present to camera (harder than it looks!) the 7 minute film explored the responses of young people in Gillingham to the pandemic.

We had made films with young people before but the response by the young people to the filming made us decide this was something we should do more of. And, after talking to Gillingham Youth Club, the rest as they say, is history…

Note: Covid and Me was funded by Dorset Council.