Cornerstones Development Project

Here’s a great opportunity with one of our Members, Community Music Wales;

Do you have an idea for an innovative music project? Can you capture the beating heart of a community and find creative new ways to strike a chord with musicians?

CORNERSTONES is an exciting new development programme for fresh thinking and passionate individuals ready to kickstart a career in community music.

We are looking for Wales-based applicants from all walks of life (18+) to receive comprehensive training in project management and participatory practice, while developing skills in:

+ Project planning

+ Developing and setting outcomes

+ Budget/ financial management

+ Funding including ACW, trusts and foundations Partnership and networking

+ Business admin

As well as receiving mentor support and networking opportunities, you will also receive funding to help turn your ideas into dynamic and deliverable new projects.

Community Music Wales is a national arts charity, working across the creative landscape of Wales.

Cornerstones is funded by Arts Council Wales and the Youth Music Incubator Fund

Deadline for applications is 1st September 2021. For an application pack please contact,

DEADLINE EXTENDED – Mapping and Evaluating the Youth Work Sector

The Faculty of Life Sciences and Education at the University of South Wales is offering the opportunity for a candidate to complete a study of “Mapping and Evaluating the Voluntary Youth Work Sector for Wales”

Annual Stipend: £11.8k p.a
Application Deadline: Sunday 29th of August 2021

This is a funded MbyRes, including a generous stipend and tuition fees, with well-resourced circumstances for a successful scholarship.

Here is an exciting opportunity to conduct a research study which could lead to entirely new approaches in the voluntary youth work sector.

The selected candidate will apply their knowledge on the sector, research skills and ambition to assist in mapping and evaluating the voluntary youth work sector. This opportunity will allow the student to develop transferable knowledge and skills in this most exciting and active field of criminology/social science.

The project is backed by CWVYS. You can find more information here;

KESS 2 Mapping and Evaluating the Voluntary Youth Work Sector for Wales – MRes Scholarship

Adult Learning Wales is Recruiting for Tutors

The Youth Community and Playwork Team at Adult Learning Wales is recruiting for Part Time Associate Tutors to teach on the Youth Support Worker Qualifications.  They deliver these qualifications to youth workers across Wales.  There is a good demand for their courses and there is a need to expand the pool of part time tutors.

To apply you will need to be Professionally Qualified Youth Worker to Level 6 and have a minimum Teaching Qualification at Level 3.

All course materials have been written and approved.  Tutors will need to plan delivery and assess learning.  If your application is successful, you will join the Youth Community and Playwork Team of Tutors and Adult Learning Wales Tutors.

If you are interested, you can find out more in this document. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact;

The closing date is 5pm on Wednesday 25th of August 2021.

The application pack is available at; 

Exciting young person talent scheme with the BBC

Here is a message from the BBC who would like to share details of an “incredible opportunity for young people” – aged 18-24 – in Wales to work with the BBC and to potentially get their faces on national news;

The scheme allows young storytellers – aged 18-24 – (can be people who shoot their own YouTube, TikToks, write newsletters, host radio shows, basically anything in the media, or who are training to work in the media) to get involved in the BBC’s coverage of climate change issues ahead of COP26 – with a place for two reporters with ideas from Wales, with at least one being Welsh speaking.

It’s an incredible opportunity both for the young people and for us, with the chance for the reports to feature both across our outlets, and network, but also a range of special BBC programming for COP26 and Our Planet Now.

The deadline is September 5th for applicants, and they will need to have a strong idea for a story, and pitch it to our newsdesk.

  • The scheme is open to content creators – so influencers, instagrammers, youtubers, reporters, etc – and those interested in working in the media, who have original ideas about environment and climate change related stories.
  • It is part of a UK-wide scheme with 22 reporters chosen from different nations and regions.
  • The successful candidates will get the chance to work with our journalists and producers to produce original stories about sustainability and climate for our programmes and online outlets in the lead up to and during the UN Climate Change Conference of Parties in November. They will also get access to careers guidance.
  • They will get training with BBC staff and have an individual mentor to help train them and support them as they create and report on stories for our outlets.

If people could share this information on their socials I would be really grateful, the tweet is here:

A link to a story talking about this amazing opportunity can be found here:

And in Welsh here:

And people can apply