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Female* Support Worker for Pregnancy Matters™ in Walsall

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of young women and their children?

If so we have a vacancy for a female* Support Worker in Walsall

We aim to provide a creative, flexible and fun approach to meet each person’s needs and to ensure they feel valued, respected and cared for.

About the job
If you have a genuine passion for working with young women and their children and a desire to learn, we can give you the training to succeed and develop.
Applicants will be required to cover the helpline for three hours per week.

About you
You will have empathy and understanding of the needs of young people dealing with pregnancy or bringing up a young child, and the barriers they face. You like being around and working with young people. You can show us you have experience of or the ability to provide high quality support whilst managing challenging situations. You will be committed to the organisation’s ethos and bring enthusiasm and willingness to practical tasks. You can demonstrate an ability to maintain appropriate and professional boundaries with service users at all times.

You should have basic IT skills, excellent interpersonal skills and understand the importance of working within equal opportunities, safeguarding and confidentiality guidelines. You should be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. You should have good life skills and some knowledge of this field would be beneficial but not essential.

Life is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only.

(*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)

For further information or application form please visit our website CVs submitted must also provide a covering letter setting out your skills and experience matching the Job Description.

Contract: 15hrs per week
Location: Walsall
Salary: £16,672.44 pro rata
Closing date: 1St September 2017
Interview Assessment day: TBC

For more information please email Life at

Yemeni Community Association Seeks Project Worker

The Yemeni Community Association in Sandwell (YCA) is a community based organisation that seeks to represent and meet the needs of vulnerable communities in Sandwell but in particular specialises in delivery to the Yemeni and other Arabic speaking communities. The YCA does this by providing services over and above those available in the mainstream sector, and also by acting as an interface between the community and various service providers.

YCA is looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Project Officer to support those furthest from the labour market through a Building Better Opportunities (BBO) project called Building Reachable Individual Dreams Gaining Employment & Skills (BRIDGES) funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund.

Salary: up to £17,007.84 per annum

Working Hours: 27 hours per week – Part time

Contract: Temporary until 31st December 2019 (Subject to initial 3 months probationary period)

Closing Date:

The successful applicant will provide an employment and career service to individuals (aged 25 years and over) that are either unemployed or economically inactive. They will provide clients with tailored support; enabling individuals to address any barriers they may be experiencing in order to support them into further education/training, employment or closer to work through activities such as job searching, CV writing and confidence building.

YCA is looking for someone:
• Who is self-motivated and a good communicator with high quality inter-personal skills.
• Experience of effectively managing a portfolio of clients – arranging appointments, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating their needs, barriers and progress.
• Flexibility to accommodate clients and be prepared to meet with clients at their homes, the office and other community settings.
• Proven experience in working within an advisory role or employment work.
• An understanding of the issues affecting long term unemployment and knowledge of the services and facilities available to customers.
• Necessary administration skills and proficiency in MS Office.
• Experience of working with voluntary and community groups in particular BME communities.

For a job pack and details on how to apply please visit

For additional help, please contact Ahmed Alkash on 0121 525 3909 or by email at

Closing date for return of application: 9:00am – Tuesday 29th August 2017

Two positions at Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trusts

The Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trusts works to create a Living Landscape in Birmingham and the Black Country for the benefit of wildlife and people.

With more than 800,000 members, the Wildlife Trusts are the largest UK voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK’s habitats and species, whether they be in the countryside, in cities or at sea. Collectively we manage over 2,300 nature reserves covering more than 90,000 hectares.

Locally The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country works to conserve biodiversity, improve the environment and raise awareness and understanding of wildlife issues. We have over 7,500 members and have projects, nature reserves and environment centres across the area.

The organisation now invites applications for it latest vacancies. Please click the links for a full job description including Person Specification and salary. The Application Forms (downloadable) are to be returned by email at by 5 pm on Friday 8th September.

CVs will not be accepted.

Fundraising and Development Manager
Senior Administrator and Business Support Officer

One Walsall seeks Development Officer and Communications Officer

One Walsall is the voice of the voluntary sector (VCS) in Walsall. They have been supporting not for profit community groups, charities and social enterprises for over 30 years.

Following a recent redevelopment programme, they are now moving forward with an exciting new delivery model and suite of services.  To help deliver these services, One Walsall invites applications for the roles of Development Officer and Communications Officer.  Full job descriptions, person specification and application forms, can be found on here.

The closing date both vacancies is Friday, 25 August 2017.


Part-time Enablement Worker

Sandwell Visually Impaired (SVI) has a vacancy for a part-time Enablement Worker. The eighteen hours a week post is for someone who will offer practical assistance to help SVI provide services to people living with sight loss. The contract is for 12 months.

The right person will have good interpersonal skills, be empathetic, offer assistance in an empowering way and will encourage and value the aspirations and potential of visually impaired people. You will be required to encourage visually impaired people to become more actively involved in SVI.

Duties will be varied. You will offer sighted support at events, help organise information and promotional activities and set up and run member meetings. You will also be expected to facilitate conferences and market campaigns and generally offer a helping hand.

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a job where no two days are the same.

For a full outline of the position, application form or to chat about the role call 0121 525 4810 or email

This post is funded by the Big Lottery Awards for All Programme.



PAPYRUS seeks a Community Suicide Prevention Worker (West Midlands)

PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to prevent young suicide, which is the biggest killer of young people under 35 in the UK. The charity offers a range of training sessions and talks to help raise awareness in schools, colleges, universities, community groups, prisons and other networks.

PAPYRUS is looking to recruit a Community Suicide Prevention Worker to coordinate and support the delivery of community projects in the West Midlands region.

HOURS: Full time (36 hours per week) and part time hours available
SALARY: NJC Scale 26-28 (£23,398 – £24,967) + 3% Pension contribution
CONTRACT: 12 months and 6 months
LOCATION: West Midlands Regional Office with travel across the region as required

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on Wednesday, 16 August 2017. Interviews will take place on Thursday, 24 August.

Please click here to view the full Job Description and Person Specification for this role.

Applicants are asked to complete the online Application Form and send it to CVs will not be accepted.


Exciting new project to help people into work – soon to go live

Do you wake up in the morning and rush headlong into the day, motivated by the difference that you can personally make in the world? Do you understand the importance of work and the vital role it can play in the lives of those with heath conditions or disabilities? 

Do you take pride in what you do and can you think creatively about how different organisations can work together to deliver a better service? Are you happy to talk with employers and help match people into meaningful work?

If this sounds like you, then you might be ideal for the new Employment Specialist roles with Thrive Into Work.  The Thrive Into Work Project is being commissioned by NHS Wolverhampton, on behalf of the West Midlands Combined Authority. People are being sought to work across the following geographical areas:

• Wolverhampton
• Dudley
• Birmingham South Central
• Sandwell and West Birmingham

The role will deliver supported employment to people with health conditions or disabilities using the Individual Placement and Support Model (IPS), in a primary care setting (working at GP and other primary care premises).

The aim is to help service users into paid work.

About You
• You are not expected to know everything about IPS
• You should have experience of talking to employers and helping people into work
• Possess great communication skills and the ability to build relationships with everyone from the frontline up to CEO level
• Have negotiation skills and commercial acumen
• Have drive passion and commitment
• Have proven ability to build rapport with people
• Have boundless enthusiasm, excellent teamwork and the ability to work in a target driven environment
• Have strong written skills/verbal/organisational skills

To register your interest please click here and log your details.

A formal recruitment process will be run over August/September by the Providers selected to deliver the service.

People with disability are encouraged to register.

Your information will be passed onto third parties for the purpose of getting in touch with you about the Employment Specialists vacancies.

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

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