Author Archives: Halyna Soltys

  1. [CLOSED] We’re Recruiting: Mind Our Future Gwent Project Team

    by Halyna Soltys | 3rd Aug 2022

    ProMo-Cymru is recruiting staff to deliver the Mind Our Future Gwent project. 

    ProMo-Cymru Vision

    ProMo-Cymru works to ensure young people and communities are informed, engaged, connected and heard.

    How We Work

    We work collaboratively to make links between people and services using creativity and digital technology. Supporting the third and public sectors to imagine, test and create better services.

    ProMo works with communities through communications, advocacy, cultural engagement, digital and media production. Our work is informed by over 20 years of delivering digital youth information projects. We share this knowledge through training and consultancy, forming long term partnerships to benefit people and organisations.

    ProMo is a registered charity and social enterprise; our profits are invested back into our community projects.

    About Mind Our Future

    Working hand-in-hand with lead delivery partner Newport Mind, our project partners and young people over a period of 5 years, we will be designing new approaches for the prevention and early intervention of mental health problems in young people living in Gwent. 

    As a valued member of the ProMo-Cymru team, you will deliver the exciting and innovative Mind Our Future Gwent project. Placing young people at the centre of influencing and delivering meaningful change to child and young person-focused mental health services in Gwent, you will work in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders including young people, Newport Mind, Local Minds in Gwent and Gwent Youth Services throughout the lifetime of the project.

    The Mind Our Future project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

    Jobs Available

    ProMo-Cymru is recruiting 3 new posts to help deliver the Mind Our Future Gwent project: 

    Mind Our Future Gwent Project Manager

    ProMo-Cymru is looking for an organised and experienced Project Manager to lead on and coordinate the delivery of the National Lottery-funded Mind our Future Gwent project. 

    Full-time (35 hours per week)

    Part-time /job share applications are welcome

    Starting Salary £31,301

    Permanent contract (subject to funding)

    Mind Our Future Gwent Project Officer 

    ProMo-Cymru is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Project Officer to support the delivery of the National Lottery-funded Mind our Future project. 

    Full-time (35 hours per week)

    Part-time /job share applications are welcome

    Starting Salary £23,471

    Permanent contract (subject to funding)

    Mind Our Future Gwent Communications Officer

    ProMo-Cymru is looking for a creative Communications Officer to assist in the delivery of the National Lottery-funded Mind our Future Gwent project. 

    Part-time (7 hours per week)

    Starting Salary £20,376 – £21,448 (pro-rata)

    Permanent contract (subject to funding)

    Information For Applicants

    Please submit a statement detailing how you meet the criteria in the person specification, along with an up-to-date CV to: pat@promo.cymru

    If you have any questions related to the posts, email Arielle: arielle@promo.cymru

    Closing date: Tuesday 23rd August 2022 at 5pm.

    Interview dates: Monday 5th September, Wednesday 7th September, and Thursday 8th September 2022.

    Estimated start date: Monday 10th October 2022. 

    Our project partners, Newport Mind, are also hiring staff to support Mind Our Future Gwent. See the vacancies offered by Newport Mind.

  2. Introducing Charlie – Kickstart Scheme

    by Halyna Soltys | 7th Jun 2021

    We would like to introduce you to our new Kickstart employee, Charles Fender.

    At ProMo-Cymru we support the development of skills for young people and help to grow new talent. Meet Charlie, who we’re employing as a Social Media and Admin assistant through the Kickstart scheme. The scheme is run by WCVA to support us and develop her skills in digital media and content creation.

    About Charlie

    After completing sixth form, Charlie moved to Cardiff to pursue a bachelor’s degree in media production. Throughout the course, he was given the opportunity to explore all avenues of the industry through film, television, music, radio, and social media. It became apparent early on that his passions included directing, producing, and editing different kinds of online content. Some of his highlights included creating music video productions and producing a live-streamed music event throughout the final year of his bachelors.

    Charlie carried this through to his master’s degree in Cultural and Creative Industries at Cardiff University. He chose this course in hopes of expanding his knowledge and applying theoretical skills to the practical ability he picked up during his bachelors. This is where Charlie developed a fine interest in elevating his social media skills to carry further into his career as a graduate.

    How has the Kickstart Scheme supported Charlie?

    Charlie’s role at ProMo-Cymru is supported by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). WCVA are supporting voluntary organisations to access the UK Government Kickstart Scheme. It provides fully subsidised jobs for young people across the UK. As part of the Kickstart Scheme, employees will receive the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week. ProMo-Cymru will be increasing this wage to ensure it meets the Real Living Wage.

    Charlie says: “After what felt like a forever long search for the right graduate role during such an uncertain time for many, I came across the position to be a part of the social media team at Promo-Cymru which I can happily say I am now a part of. I look forward to expanding my knowledge within this industry to the best of my ability and feel very privileged to be in a graduate role with such exciting prospects”.

    If you’d like to check out some of the work that takes place at ProMo-Cymru check out our Projects pages.

  3. Introducing Hallie – Kickstart Scheme

    by Halyna Soltys | 2nd Jun 2021

    We would like to introduce you to our new Kickstart employee, Halyna (Hallie) Soltys.  

    At ProMo-Cymru we support the development of skills for young people and help to grow new talent. Meet Hallie, who we’re employing as a Content Writer and Producer through the Kickstart scheme. The scheme is run by WCVA to support us and develop her skills in digital media and content creation.  

    Image of Hallie new content writer and producer on the Kickstart scheme. Long brown hair, smiling face, rainbow striped jumper.

    About Hallie

    Hallie is a first-class Psychology graduate from Cardiff Metropolitan University with experience in digital media, marketing, and communications. During the beginning of the third and final year of Hallie’s bachelor’s degree, she completed a placement at ProMo-Cymru within the Multimedia and Communications team. After finishing the placement, Hallie continued to volunteer with ProMo-Cymru one day per week to create content primarily for TheSprout.  

    Hallie was halfway through her third year of university when we first went into lockdown. During this time she moved back to Nottingham to be closer to her family. Despite this, Hallie continued to be in touch with ProMo-Cymru and offered support remotely towards numerous projects.  

    Due to the pandemic, finding a graduate position was extremely difficult after graduating in June 2020 and competition was high. Hallie continued to volunteer part-time with ProMo-Cymru whilst searching for positions to gain further experience in the industry.  

    A few months later, Hallie was onboarded as an employee of ProMo-Cymru as part of the Kickstart scheme. Hallie’s new role as a Content Writer and Producer means she is responsible for planning, creating, and publishing content across multiple projects at ProMo-Cymru. 

    Quote from Hallie about her Kickstart role at ProMo-Cymru: I’m so happy to be part of such a supportive, fun, and inclusive working environment where I learn something new every day and I am encouraged to flourish

    How has the kickstart scheme helped Hallie? 

    Hallie’s role at ProMo-Cymru is supported by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). WCVA are supporting voluntary organisations to access the UK Government Kickstart Scheme. It provides fully subsidised jobs for young people across the UK. As part of the Kickstart Scheme, employees will receive the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week. ProMo-Cymru will be increasing this wage to ensure it meets the Real Living Wage.  

    Hallie says: “The Kickstart Scheme allowed me a wonderful opportunity to work and gain experience in a field that I love in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Working for ProMo-Cymru after my voluntary journey with them is a dream come true. I’m so happy to be part of such a supportive, fun, and inclusive working environment where I learn something new every day and I am encouraged to flourish”.  

    If you’d like to check out some of the work that takes place at ProMo-Cymru check out our Projects pages