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The Stroke Association seeks Volunteer Office and Administration Support

The Stroke Association is looking for a volunteer to provide office and administration support at their Sandwell Information, Advice and Support Service based in West Bromwich. On average, the hours will be between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm Monday-Friday but details will be discussed and confirmed during the application process.

The volunteer will undertake general office duties such as answer the telephone, take messages, file, type and help to organise the office so that it runs efficiently. You will produce and prepare mailings, information packs and resources for services, events or meetings and carry out data input and other computer based administrative tasks. You will conduct internet based research as well as assist the Administrator with delivery information to Sandwell General Hospital.

The role might be for you if:
• You are able to use office equipment and relevant computer software.
• You are able to communicate effectively in writing, over the phone and in person.
• You have an ordered approach to administrative functions.
• You are thorough, with a good eye for detail.
• You are able to work without direct supervision.

If you are interested in the role please contact Karen Lethbridge on Tel: 01527 903903 or email

Visit the Stroke Association’s website.

Opportunities at Citizens Advice Dudley

Citizens Advice Dudley Borough is a charity that offers free, impartial and independent advice to over 15,000 people per year, resolving 55,000 advice issues to diverse communities across the Borough, many of whom often have complex support needs or complex casework issues. The agency is recruiting to the following posts:

Money Advice Caseworker
Hours: 29 hours per week
Salary: £21,277 to £23,118, depending upon experience SCP24-27 (pro rata)
Closing date: Midday Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Generalist Advice Caseworker
Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £21,277 to £23,118, depending upon experience SCP24-27 (pro rata)
Closing date: Midday Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Business Development Manager
Hours: 24 hours per week
Salary: SCP 30-32 £25,984 – £26,804 pro rata, depending upon experience
Closing date: Midday Friday, 14 April 2017.

If you are enthusiastic and committed to making a difference to the lives of others and interested in any of the above posts, please contact Citizens Advice Dudley Borough for an application pack via email on

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Wanted: Chair of Board and Trustee for Relate Birmingham

Relate Birmingham is a local independent charity and leading provider of relationship support. They aim to help individuals, parents and families build better relationships by delivering a range of services, including counselling, groups, education and training and professional development.

Relate Birmingham have recently grown and diversified its services and now operate across most of the West Midlands and South Staffordshire.

The charity is seeking to appoint a Chair and Trustee. Please click here to download a pack. Applications for both posts will close on Friday, 7 April 2017.

For more information about this role contact Ruth Levesley, Chief Executive at or call on 0121 643 1638.

For more information about Relate Birmingham visit or

CARES requires Carer Support & Development Worker (SWBHT)

The Carers’ Advice & Resource Establishment, Sandwell (CARES), was established in 1986 to provide information and advice to carers and the people they care for within the borough of Sandwell.

CARES is seeking to recruit a Carer Support & Development Worker (SWBHT).

25.9 hours per week (0.7 full time equivalent)
APT&C Scale 6 Pt. 26 – £23,166 p.a. (pro rata – paid monthly)
Fixed Term – to 31 December 2018 (subject to funding)

Working with other members of CARES’ Staff Team the successful applicant will be required:-

To develop and provide a pilot Carer Information and Support Service for adult carers of patients of Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals Trust in both acute and community settings.

To undertake work with SWBHT staff and volunteers, both clinical and non-clinical, in acute settings and with Sandwell SWBHT staff, volunteers and patients in community locations to help them identify and offer support to carers within the communities of Sandwell and West Birmingham.

You must have the ability to listen effectively to and understand the needs of carers and to respond to their needs and concerns. An appropriate knowledge and experience of providing emotional and social support to carers, relevant knowledge and experience of NHS Hospitals and Secondary Care, Primary Care settings, LA Social Care and the voluntary sector is required. You should be able to manage effectively an individual caseload and be familiar with the development and operation of referral protocols, have an understanding of Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding policy and practice, and be able to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

A valid UK driving licence and daily access to a motor vehicle will be required to undertake the duties associated with this post.

For further details and an informal conversation about the post, please contact
Geoff Foster, Chief Executive Officer, at or
telephone 0121 558 7003.

CV’s will not be accepted. Applicants must complete a CARES’ Application Form.

The closing date for applications will be 9.00 am on Monday, 23 January 2017.

The above post is funded by Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust Charity.

Relate seeks a Counsellor and Business Support Assistant

Relate Birmingham is an independent charity and a member of the national Relate Federation. Relate work to help individuals, parents and families in the West Midlands and South Staffordshire to build better relationships by delivering a range of services, including counselling, groups, mediation, education and training and professional development.

The charity is recruiting the following posts:

Counsellor – Domestic Violence and Abuse Service (Wolverhampton)
Salary: £26,000 p.a. pro rata
12 hours per week (including one evening)
Fixed term contract: initially for 12 months

There is a vacancy for an experienced Counsellor to set up and deliver a new service, providing free, confidential counselling and support service for victims of domestic violence and abuse in Wolverhampton to help them recover and move on with their lives.

This project is a partnership between Relate Birmingham and the Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum and the service is funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, initially for a 12 month period.

You will act as main point of contact for the service, building relationships with the Wolverhampton Domestic Violence Forum partnership, IDVAs and other local organisations to identify referrals. You will deliver up to 9 hours each week of one to one counselling and group work to victims of domestic violence and monitor and report on outcomes for clients.

The successful applicant will be a qualified counsellor, with relevant experience providing counselling and group work in a similar role or environment and an up to date knowledge of domestic violence and abuse. You’ll have good interpersonal and networking skills, good IT skills and experience of project/service delivery and reporting.

The post will be based initially at our office in Wolverhampton but there is scope to deliver from community venues in the City as the project develops.

Business Support Assistant
Salary – £20,000 pa
Fixed term contract: initially for 12 months

A confident and resourceful individual is sought to provide administrative and business support to the Chief Executive, liaise with staff and external contacts, and assist in business development, marketing, projects and contract monitoring.

The successful applicant will have relevant experience in a similar role and strong administrative, IT and organisational skills. You’ll have excellent people and communication skills and the ability to manage several pieces of work or projects at the same time. You will take a proactive approach to a broad and varied workload, and be comfortable working independently and also in a busy small team environment.

This full time post is based in our main office, near Five Ways in Birmingham, though some flexibility will be required to work occasional evenings, including attending evening Board meetings and to travel to other locations.

How to Apply
For an application pack email or download a pack from the website or call 0121 643 1638 if you have any queries.

Deadline for applications for both posits will be 1.00 pm on Monday, 16 January 2017. CVs will not be considered.

Interviews will be held on Friday 20 January 2017.

A DBS check will be required for this post.

BUDS Floating Support Officer (x2) Vacancies

BUDSBUDS aims to improve the quality of life of people experiencing dementia and their family carers in Sandwell.

BUDS was established in 2008 and is 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 support in the coordinating of a programme of stimulating activities tailored to individual needs and preferences.

• To travel to various community locations within the Sandwell area to help facilitate BUDS Clubs and provide cover.
• To initiate ideas for activities for the clubs, and to work alongside the club coordinator to implement these.
• Assisting in the support of clients with personal care needs ie feeding and toilet needs.
• To produce a detailed end of club report and supporting documentation to evidence the outcomes of BUDS Clubs.

Please view Job Description Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form

Location: Various community locations throughout Sandwell
Closing date: Wednesday 9th November 2016
Contract: Permanent (subject to 6 months probation period)
Hours: 12 per week (additional hours may be available on a weekly basis)
Salary:  £4992.00
Interview date: Friday 18th November 2016
Please contact Sharon Crowley or Charlene Knight on 0121 565 3721 or email or for more information. Applications accepted via email only.


Crossroads Care seeks Registered Care Manager

Sandwell CrossroadsCrossroads Care, Birmingham, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton, is network partner of The Carers Trust. It supports and provides information, advice and services to local people with care needs, and for those caring at home for a family member or friend. Beneficiaries are all ages, with a range of responsibilities. Crossroads Care help individuals connect with everyone and everything that can make a difference to their lives.

The charity has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Care Manager, qualified, skilled and ambitious to develop new and existing services across its area of benefit.

The role is to lead the Senior Care Management team who are responsible for Care Support staff working within the community, delivering high quality care services for the organisation. In addition, the role will be to focus on meeting the Care Quality Commission outcome compliance of “Outstanding” for the charity. This position requires a strong, sensitive management style in order to support customers who are caring for people within the community who may have a long term chronic or terminal illness.

The position is based at Crossroads Head Office in West Bromwich. The role is  37 hours per week and offers an excellent salary with company benefits to include Government Pension scheme, holiday entitlement, personal development training and performance related bonus.

If you would like to apply, please telephone the CEO on 0121 553 6483 or email
The closing date is 7 November, 2016.

Early application is advised. Crossroads Care is an equal opportunities employer

Visit the website.

BUDS Manager Vacancy

BUDSBUDS (Better Understanding of Dementia) aims to improve the quality of life of people experiencing dementia and their family carers in Sandwell.

Applications are invited for a Manager vacancy. This position offers the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to manage and develop BUDS services.

The salary is £28,000 – £30,000.

Please view for the Job Description and Person Specification

Please view for the application form.

The closing date for applications is 17th October 2016 please send completed applications to


Part-Time Play Worker required

The Branch

The BRANCH, based in West Bromwich, offers a youth club, after-school club, homework club, adult literacy classes, ESOL classes, craft course and holiday play schemes, each school holiday. Project works closely with SADWICA, Early Years and schools based in West Bromwich and neighbouring communities.

The BRANCH looking to recruit a part-time Play Worker, 3 – 6 pm Monday to Friday.
(Work hours will vary during school half term)

In this role the successful candidate will assist in the care and development of children aged 4-11 years, as part of a team, by helping in the co-ordination and supervision of agreed play and development activities, as per contractual terms. You should be able to contribute to the development of The Branch’s services for the benefit of the local community.

Applicants should hold Level II Childcare. Experience is desirable but training is available. This post is subject to DBS checks.

For further details and an application form, please contact:

Mrs Loreen Lawson
91 Beeches Road
West Bromwich
B70 6HG

Tel/Text 07854 519 995 or email

The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 October 2016.

Community Connect Foundation seeks Employment Support Officer

Community Connect FoundationCommunity Connect Foundation (CCF) provides a broad range of services to the communities of Smethwick. The Charity has secured funding from Sandwell Consortium to enable local residents to access extensive employment support services, provided by local partners.

They are seeking a full-time an experienced Employment Support Worker to develop multi-agency employment support initiatives in the Soho and Victoria ward, Smethwick.  These initiatives will help to enable local residents to move much closer to the job market and/or to secure jobs, particularly the opportunities that will be provided by the new Midland Metropolitan hospital.

The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, have substantial experience of assisting people into employment, developing partnership-orientated projects and initiatives, working with hard to reach groups and have a good understanding of barriers and issues facing by unemployed people.  The post is for a fixed term of 12 months.  The salary is up to £22,000.

For an application pack please contact 0121 565 3311 or email 

If you would like further information about the role please ask for Jalal Uddin on the above number. 

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday, 14 October 2016.

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