February 2022

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SPDC: Activities Coordinator

Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children is a registered charity providing support for children and young people with SEND and their families in Sandwell.  SPDC is look for an Activities Co-ordinator to join the team to develop and expand their successful Activities Programmes.

Salary:     £23,080 – £24,491 per annum (pro rata for part time work)

Hours:      Negotiable between 22.5 – 37 hours per week

Location: SPDC offices and various community locations

If you have experience of working with children and young people with SEND and their families, excellent organisational skills, are creative, motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to work on your own initiative to achieve outcomes, SPDC would like to hear from you.  SPDC values commitment, enthusiasm and innovative ideas and for the right person this role will be very fulfilling.

Please visit the organisation’s website at www.sp-dc.org for an application pack.

If you feel that you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification and you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Linda Lloyd, Operations Manager, on 07852 843470.

SPDC is committed to safeguarding children and young people therefore all post holders are required to obtain an enhanced disclosure of criminal convictions with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of the shortlisting process.

Applications close at 12 noon on Monday, 21st March 2022.

Community Advocacy Survey 2022

Do you refer service users to the Community Advocacy Service delivered by Powher?

If so, the Commissioning Team in Adult Social Care, Sandwell MBC,  is conducting a consultation with service users, and staff who work in or refer to this service, and we would appreciate your views on this service using the short form below

The form should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.

The consultation will run until 9 May 2022.

Community Advocacy Survey 2022

Funding to support disabled and disadvantaged children

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to small, registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK.  The Toy Trust fund:

  • helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering
  • supports children through awful experiences
  • encourages achievement through adversity
  • purchases vital equipment
  • provides care
  • bolsters existing initiatives
  • initiates brand new projects
  • and satisfies basic needs.

Groups that have carried out some form of effective fundraising by themselves are particularly encouraged to apply.

The next deadline to apply is mid-June 2022 for the July meeting of Trustees.

More information

Funding to enable disadvantaged young people reach their potential

Registered charities (including schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25), can apply for funding of up to £10,000 through the Ironmongers Company’s grants programme.

Projects must meet all of the following criteria:

  • For children and young people under the age of 25 who are disadvantaged
  • Consist of educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills
  • Have clear aims and objectives to be met within a planned timescale

The Company is particularly interested in enabling primary age children to develop a strong foundation for the future. Projects could, for example:

  • support special educational needs,
  • address behavioural problems
  • promote citizenship, parenting or life skills.

Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience.

The next deadline for applications is the 31st July 2022.

More information

“Patients in waiting” for hospital treatment – how could the wait be improved?

“Patients in waiting” for hospital treatment – how could the wait be improved? Join the final on-line conversation:

Healthwatch Sandwell have been listening to patients experiences of waiting for hospital treatment.

There have been good outcomes but also Covid impacts, delays, cancellations and people feeling lost or forgotten within the systems. Views have been shared on what is needed to improve the patient experience.

To share your experiences or views please join the final on-line conversation: “Patients in waiting” for hospital treatment – how could the wait be improved?

Date: 2nd March 2022

Time: 2 pm – 3. 30 pm

Location: online via Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82212054044

Community Connect Foundation: Community Engagement Officer

Community Connect Foundation provides a wide range of services to the communities of Smethwick. They have secured funding to provide a service aiming to engage and capacity build disadvantaged people, particularly minority ethnic communities living in the area.

They are seeking a Part-time experienced Community Engagement Officer to develop and support capacity building activities with BAME communities, particularly the Bangladeshi community
residing in Smethwick.

The ideal candidate will be a good communicator, have substantial experience of working with hard-to-reach groups, have a good understanding of issues facing disadvantaged BAME communities and, preferably, be able to speak Bangla (desirable).

Part time: 22.5 Hrs per week
Salary: £14,567 Per annum (£7,540.19 – Bridges; £7,026.50 – Non-Bridges)
Contract: until 31/12/2022

You can download the Job description/Person Specification HERE (pdf)

For an application pack, please contact: 0121 565 3311 or email: info@ccfoundation.org.uk

If you would like further information about the role, please ask for Soyfur Rahman on the above number

Closing Date: 12.00pm Friday, 11th March 2022

This post is part funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund


Citizens Advice Sandwell & Walsall: Debt Advice Worker

We are looking for two Debt Advice Workers to join the Sandwell & Walsall team to provide a specialist debt advice service to our clients.

You will be responsible for assessing and prioritising client needs and providing practical help and advice by calculating, negotiating, drafting/writing letters and making calls on the clients behalf. You will act as a point of contact for clients whilst negotiating on their behalf with third parties.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and capable individual to join the Sandwell & Walsall team providing essential support to clients across Sandwell & Walsall.

Hours: 37 hours per week / 30hrs per week
Salary: £26,273
Contract: Fixed Term until January 2023 (Funding dependant)
Closing Date: Wednesday 09th March 2022
Provisional Interview Date: Wednesday 16th March 2022

To apply for this vacancy please visit our website
www.citizensadvicesandwell-walsall.org and complete the application form highlighting your suitability for the role. If you require a reasonable adjustment or other assistance to apply for this role please contact the Recruitment Team at recruitment@citizensadvicesandwell-walsall.org or call 07841 599390. Please note CV’s will not be accepted. Come and join an organisation where 84% of our people recommend us as a good place to work.

Voluntary and Community Sector Briefing – Climate Change

Following on from the award-winning COVID Vaccination Leaders Programme, Sandwell Council have obtained funding to expand this approach to the field of climate change.

The briefing is being held on Wednesday 6th April from 2.15pm – 4.15pm through Microsoft Teams.  Further joining instructions for the session will be sent to you once you have confirmed your place.

Please attend this briefing to find to gain:-

  • a brief overview of climate change issues
  • some tips on how to engage residents in climate change discussions
  • ideas on actions individuals and organisations can take in this important agenda.

We want to learn from our community-led approach in dealing with the pandemic to see how we can evolve our approach to climate change – where all nations, organisations, communities and individuals will need to act to reduce our emissions as well as to prepare for our present and future climate.

To confirm your place please book through this link – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voluntary-and-community-sector-briefing-climate-change-tickets-262432060357

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust: Communications and Engagement Officer

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a talented Communications and Engagement Officer to join a supportive and friendly team. 

Salary: £25,655 – £31,534      Term: 12 months fixed-term/secondment

You will be supporting a wide range of communications and engagement activity across the Trust, including internal and external campaigns, social media, content management, media management, event support and much more.

If you are looking to develop your skills and make a difference then this is the role for you!

Visit current vacancies at the Trust to view the job description and to apply.

Applications close on Tuesday, 1st March 2022.


Creative Academies Network: 22 exciting opportunities

Creative Academies Network work with the local community and young people within Sandwell and the Black Country to build a strong future by offering creative opportunities in arts, sports, mentoring and education projects.

If you’re looking for a new challenge in a creative, energetic non-profit organisation, take a look at the range of exciting vacancies at Creative Academies Network.

Please click or full details.


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