July 2015

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Part Time Administration for PAPYRUS

PAPYRUSPAPYRUS, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of emotional wellbeing in young people, is seeking an Administrator.  The part time role (18 hours per week/2.5 days) is for a fixed term of 12 months will be based in their West Midlands Office in Birmingham.  The salary is NJC Scale spinal point 8 (£13,871 per annum pro rata – £6,935).

The role will provide support to all aspects of the office’s work, such as administration of training courses, events and workshops, marketing, and more. The successful applicant will be responsible to the Regional Development Officer and work closely with the other team members in this exciting post, which offers an opportunity to learn and develop new knowledge and skills in a wide range of areas.

Click here to the full job description, person specification and application form.  The job reference number is PAP028.

Please return completed applications to admin@papyrus-uk.org with the word ‘APPLICATION’ in the subject line.

The deadline for submission is 12 noon on Wednesday, 19 August 2015.   Interviews will be  held on Thursday, 3 September.

 

 

 


Spotlight on Sandwell Crossroads

Sandwell CrossroadsTell us what you do
Our charitable focus is in providing family respite care and support at home.  We also provide a range of advice and guidance to signpost family carers and the people who they are caring for.   The range of services dovetails so is holistic and person centred, with the aim of providing quality innovative care.

What is your proudest achievement?
We offer an inclusive range of services i.e., 24/7 support service, training for family carers in their own home, reducing the risk of injury and unnecessary hospital admissions.  These skills are transferrable when finally their caring role has come to an end that can be used in the work place to build a worthwhile career in care.  We are now providing specialist services throughout Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

What is your experience of support received from SCVO (if relevant)?
They are very supportive. They keep us informed with the political and local agenda for health and social care commissioning and changes. They bring people together and facilitate lots of interesting discussions and debates so are very valued by the voluntary sector.

What is the most valuable lesson you have learnt about working with people in Sandwell?
Sandwell is a very different area to the rest of the country, which is diverse and interesting.  It is essential when assessing people who use our services to be respectful and a good listener and understand their daily living needs so these can be implemented and maintained, as a quality outcome.

What are your plans for the future and some of the challenges you face?
We want to make sure that we are sustainable and can continue to deliver our services and respond to what the market needs. The challenge is funding. We would like to continue our bereavement service if funding will allow, as this service helps with the transition of a caring role, enabling people back into work, that also reduces isolation and increases wellbeing.

How can SCVO help to support your organisation in the future?
Their communication and information is vital to our sector and a best friend to us all, helping us survive through difficult times.

For further information 0121 553 6483 or view their website: www.sandwellcrossroads.org


Community Arts Apprentice for Creative Black Country

Creative Black CountryCreative Black Country is looking for an enthusiastic Community Arts Apprentice who has an interest in Community Arts. The successful applicant will support the Team with administration, social media and marketing and event management, to ensure that all activity within the project runs smoothly and professionally.

The role involves supporting the team in planning, coordinating, marketing, evaluating and documenting the work of Creative Black Country. As part of the Apprenticeship, you will complete an NVQ and gain a wide range of marketing and project management skills.  The post will be a 37 hour week with a weekly wage of £101.01.

Instructions on how to to apply and information about the purpose of the role, core duties and responsibilities can be found on the Creative Alliance website.

Candidates who have achieved a degree level qualification will not be eligible for this apprenticeship position.

The deadline for applications is  5 pm on Tuesday 01 September 2015

For further enquiry please contact Esther Lisk-Carew on 0121 525 1127 or email esther@creativeblackcountry.co.uk.

 


Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG – AGM Invite

Sandwell & West Birmingham CCGYou are invited to Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group’s AGM.  Taking place on Thursday 3 September 2015 from 6pm until 8.30pm.

The AGM will be a chance for you to find out about how they are making a difference in Sandwell and West Birmingham.  To speak to GPs, staff and patient representatives.  To find out more about how they used public money 2014/15 to buy local healthcare services.

The AGM is taking place at West Bromwich Albion Football Ground, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B71 4LF.

To book a place please telephone 0121 612 1447 or e-mail swbccg.engagement@nhs.net  Find out more from their website


Volunteers Wanted

Volunteering OpportunitySandwell Arts Festival is looking for volunteers for this year’s arts festival on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August.

The Festival is hosting international performers, dance, circus and more…can you help?

Stewards for the events are needed to help to keep crowds at a safe distance from the equipment and ushering. Expenses can be paid, eg, travel and lunch – and there will be a green room for tea/coffee.

Times required on both days are 10:30am – 1pm and 2pm –  4pm.

If you are interested, please contact Esther at Creative Black Country – info@creativeblackcountry.co.uk or telephone 0121 525 1127.

 

 


Voluntary Sector Breakfast Meeting Invite

post - Partnership Support - discussion2Are you a Voluntary and Community Group based or working Sandwell?  Do you want an opportunity to meet with other people on a very informal basis and promote and share information about the services and activities you offer?

Please join us on Thursday 10th September from 7.30am – 9.00am at RSPB Sandwell Valley nature reserve, 20 Tanhouse Avenue, Great Barr, B43 5AG. Tea, coffee and croissant provided!

If you are interested in attending, please confirm your attendance by e-mailing mazeline@scvo.info or telephone 0121 525 1127 by Monday 7th September 2015.


A New Home for Agewell

AgewellAgewell are pleased to announce that from the 23rd July they have a new premises in the heart of the community in Old Hill.

Deborah Harrold, Chief Executive Officer of Agewell said, “we are really excited to be setting up our first community hub which will enable Agewell to work more closely with older people in the community.  In the near future we will be exploring opportunities for new group activities and also look at hosting a range of services delivered by different organisations from the venue”.

Agewell’s new address is 3-4 Trinity Centre, Halesowen Road, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 6HU.

If you are interested to find out more about Agewell’s services or future opportunities for utilising their new venue, please contact Louise Jones – 0121 796 9333 or e-mail louise.jones@agewelluk.org.uk

 

 


Office Space Needed

Fry Housing TrustFry Housing Trust, is a charitable organisation and part of the Accord Group. It has recently secured funding from the Local Authority to deliver a Domestic Violence Perpetrator Programme for a two year period and are seeking office space.

Ideally, Fry Housing Trust would like accommodation for four staff (with secure retention of paperwork), together with a training room for up to 15 people, in either West Bromwich, Soho and Victoria, Smethwick or Princes End, Tipton.

In addition, they require a further training room (for up to 15) in two of the above areas for use one day per week.

If you have office space that you feel meets their requirement, please contact Tracey Garbett on 0121 500 6490.

 


Business Planning and Marketing Officer

BUDS

BUDS (Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell) seeks to hire a Business Planning and Marketing Officer. This is a permanent contract (subject to 3 months probation period), based in Sandwell and the surrounding area.  The post will initially be for 20 hours per week, with a view to increase in future.  The salary is £24,000 per annum pro rata.

This position offers the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to develop his or her career in the fields of business planning and marketing.

BUDS aims to improve the quality of life of people experiencing dementia and their family carers in Sandwell. BUDS was established in 2008 by the trustees of Harborne Parish Lands Charity, a local charity with extensive experience in providing supported living accommodation for older people and for grant making to organisations and individuals. BUDS is now a Registered Charity and a Limited Company in its own right and has developed the following services in response to local need:

• Befriending Service
• BUDS Clubs
• Carer Support Service
• Advice & Guidance
• Training & Development

Main Purpose of the Job
To develop and manage any updates to a five year Business Plan to take BUDS forward and support and develop key dementia services. A key element in the role will be in shaping and executing a marketing and fundraising strategy of the organisation to support the Business Plan.

Main Duties
• Own and manage the BUDS business plan
• Develop and implement marketing and funding strategy for BUDS
• Keep up-to-date with local, regional and national funding opportunities
• Work with statutory bodies, corporate bodies and donors to maximise funding opportunities
• Lead new fundraising initiatives, with the aim of increasing income to improve sustainability of BUDS
• Create and manage a budget tracking tool
• Produce marketing literature, press release and newsletters
• Develop opportunities to raise public awareness, promoting BUDS
• Play an active role in strategic reviews and contribute to the plan of the organisation
• Work with General Manager to keep Policies and Procedures up-to-date

Skills and Experience
• Relevant experience in similar field and/or qualifications in economics, business or marketing
• An understanding of the needs of people with dementia and their carers
• Ability to create and manage business and marketing plans
• Experience of applying for funding/grants or wider applications
• Ability to develop a finance monitoring and reporting system
• Ability to prepare reports for and engage with senior members of the team
• Good organisational and IT skills
• Ability to work as part of a team

Personal Attributes
• Able to travel within Sandwell and surrounding areas
• Self-motivated
• Able to show empathy for people with dementia and their families
• Flexible approach to working hours this may include weekend or evening time

Click here for application form.  Completed forms should be be emailed to info@buds.co.uk.  For further information contact 0121 565 3721.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 9 August 2015.  Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 24 August.

 

 


Dementia Training Officer

BUDSBUDS invites applications for a Dementia Training Office to be based in Sandwell and surrounding area.  The permanent contract (subject to 3 months probation period) will initially be for 20 hours per week, with a view to increase in future.  Salary £22,000 per annum pro rata.

This position offers the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to develop his or her career in the field of training.

BUDS aims to improve the quality of life of people experiencing dementia and their family carers in Sandwell. BUDS was established in 2008 by the trustees of Harborne Parish Lands Charity, a local charity with extensive experience in providing supported living accommodation for older people and for grant making to organisations and individuals. BUDS is now a Registered Charity and a Limited Company in its own right and has developed the following services in response to local need:

• Befriending Service
• BUDS Clubs
• Carer Support Service
• Advice & Guidance
• Training & Development

Main Purpose of the Job
To facilitate a range of dementia training courses, workshops and conference presentations to all communities, health and social care sector and BUDS staff and volunteers. Review and evaluate the training programme in line with best practice and evaluation feedback and follow guidance from Business Planning and Marketing Officer. There is also a requirement to travel extensively within the Sandwell and West Birmingham area.

Main Duties
• Own and manage the BUDS training programme
• Facilitate dementia training in a range of different environments including, Social Care, Local Authorities, Local Businesses, Local Community
• Provide dementia and other relevant courses to BUDS Staff
• Provide induction and training to BUDS Volunteers
• Provide regular updates and reports
• Maintain records and evaluations reports
• Ensure and improve the quality of course delivery
• Write and develop new course material

Skills and Experience
• Relevant experience in similar field and/or relevant training qualifications
• Experience of delivering training and presentations
• Experience of monitoring and evaluating training
• Good organisational skills and IT skills
• Ability to work as both as part of a team and independently

Personal Attributes
• Able to travel within Sandwell and surrounding areas
• Self-motivated
• Able to show empathy for people with dementia and their families
• Flexible approach to working hours this may include weekend or evening time

Click here for application form.  Completed forms should be emailed to info@buds.co.uk.  For further information contact 0121 565 3721.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 9 August 2015.  Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 24 August.

 


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