Wednesday, 28 October 2015

MyStaffs App

Get ready to access all your council services on the move. The ‘My Staffs App’ is free and is available on Apple devices, android and Google platforms. Download it now on your device from the Apple App store and Google Play.

What is the MyStaffs app?We understand just how busy life can get for lots of our residents. So, to lend a helping hand, we have come up with a much quicker and easier way in which customers can talk to us.

MyStaffs is a new mobile app which can be downloaded for free and is accessed using a smartphone or tablet.
So, whether you need to report an issue, make a transaction, or request information, simply download the free app and access key services anytime, anywhere.
You can even specify your location so that you receive information about the services which just apply in your area.
What’s more is that the app doesn’t just feature key county services but some at district and borough level too, which means you can access everything all in one place, at the touch of a button.
So far, we have partnered up with South Staffordshire, Lichfield and Tamworth to deliver this service.

What's available on the app?

Services available through the app include:
  • School Term Date Information
  • School Closures
  • Childcare
  • Advice and information for parents of under 5s
  • Local Venues and Attractions
  • Waste Services
  • School Meal Menus and Pricing
  • Registration Services
  • Council Tax Information (only available in Lichfield and Tamworth)
  • Roads and Highways
So, if you’re always on the go – save time today and download the MyStaffs App for Apple and Android devices.

Friday, 23 October 2015

The Victory Services Club - Launches a new Dining Experience

After an eight-month period of extensive reconstruction and refurbishment, the Victory
Services Club opened the doors of its fabulous new Club Dining Room and Grill to members
and their guests on Saturday 10th October 2015. The new space, which is fully air
conditioned, features three distinct areas, in which all meals will be taken in the ground floor
of this lovely building. The contemporary Coffee Bar area will serve fresh Lavazza coffee
and pastries all day. This is also suited to those seeking an early morning quick breakfast ‘on
the go’. The design of the dining facilities fully complements the style of the Club with a
strong artistic focus on military subjects and iconic London landmarks. The main dining
space is divided into two areas by a beautiful glass wall showing a hand-drawn impression of
the frontage of the Club. The bespoke lighting and the state of the art sound system really
adds to the overall ambience of this outstanding restaurant.

The Grill will offer a more casual atmosphere where Club classics such as the VSC Burger
can be ordered. The Grill menu includes a different Club Dish every day for the great price of
just £9.95; an example of this will be one of the traditional classics, such as Shepherd’s Pie.
Members will also be able to select platters, salads, fresh fish dishes which is available all
day and enjoy the ever-popular Steak Night, every Monday.

The Club Dining Room will offer high quality dining in a sophisticated modern setting, where
separate a la carte; lunch and pre-theatre dining menus will be available. This area also
has an impressive ‘wine wall’ which adds further to the sense of quality and service which,
together with value, are the Club’s trademarks. The restaurant will continue to offer
outstanding value for money, which was one of the project’s primary objectives. Members
can enjoy two courses for only £16.50 from the lunch and pre-theatre menus in the Club
Dining Room including, for example, Smoked Salmon Roulade & Loch Fyne Salmon Mousse
and Paupiettes of Plaice with Crab Mousse.

This dining experience really does cater for all, with its ingenious design it provides
everything under one roof for its members, serving everything from a la carte dining through
to a quick coffee and pastries on the go.

Victory Services Club was established in 1907 and is a tri-service, all ranks Members’ Club
for currently serving and retired members of the Armed Forces and their families. The Club
has two charitable objectives: to provide a place for serving and ex-serving personnel to
meet; and to support serving or ex-serving personnel who face hardship or distress,
including those wounded as a result of operational service by providing Respite & Welfare

The Club offers a truly unique Club atmosphere offering excellent service and value for
money, impressive accommodation, varied dining options and events.

For more details visit the website at

Thursday, 15 October 2015

JCCC films and app launched

Does your family know who to contact in the Military if you are faced with an emergency at home? Download the new Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) app ‘MOD ICE’ to guide you through the most common types of family emergency and how JCCC can help. Two new JCCC briefing films are also available to watch, download and follow key messages.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme

Future nursery owners or childminders are being encouraged by the Government to apply for a chunk of £2 million that has been allocated to help them set up their own businesses.
The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme has been introduced to boost the provision of childcare in England and to incentivise entrepreneurship. The Scheme allows people to apply for grants of up to £500 to help start a new nursery or childminding business, £1000 for a new childminding business that will provide care for disabled children and £1000 for a new nursery, out of school club, or childcare on domestic premises. The scheme is available to those new enterprises setting up in England only and the grant is designed to cover start-up costs such as insurance, training and equipment etc.
Applications are required before the end of Dec 2015.

 For more information please visit

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

CarillionAmey - Heating Check

Before the cold weather sets in check your heating is working correctly. If you have an issue call the CarillionAmey Helpdesk on 0800 707 6000 option 1.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

M&S Workplacement Programme for Veterans and Service Leavers

The programme comprises the following elements:
Taster day: 
M&S and The Royal British Legion provide an initial taster day prior to the placement, where you can find out more about M&S and the roles on offer. You will attend a mini interview and take-part in various activities.
Accredited training and work placement: 
During the programme you will complete two-weeks of accredited training and work placement in an M&S store or at the M&S distribution centre in Castle Donington. This two-week training and work placement is unsalaried but travel and meal expenses will be met. Regular feedback and guidance will be provided via a dedicated buddy/coach or manager to ensure you are gaining the most from the placement.
Evaluation and post-programme support: 
If you successfully complete the training and work placement programme, you will be given priority consideration for available vacancies in that role. The work placement accreditation remains valid for six months.
To register your interest for a taster day and work placement please complete the registration form.

Click here for more information on these roles
You must be available for Taster day
Castle Donington distribution centre: 7th October 2015
2 week work placement
Castle Donington distribution centre: 12th October 2015

Click here for more information on these roles
You must be available for Taster day
Leeds Royal British Legion Pop-in centre: 29th September 2015
Manchester Royal British Legion Pop-in centre: 9th October 2015
Further taster days in September/October in Manchester and London areas
2 week work placement
North Yorkshire store: 5th October – 16th October 2015
Manchester: mid October 2015
Further work placements in October 2015 in Manchester and London areas

Click HERE for more information and to register

Twycross Zoo - Vacancies!!

Love animals and enjoy delivering high quality customer service?
We are currently recruiting for seasonal Guest Services and Retail Assistants. If you are 16 or over, have excellent customer service skills and would like to experience working in the fantastically unique environment that is Twycross Zoo, then please visit our website for details and information on how to apply HERE