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Sandwell Young Carers: Young Carers Promotion Officer

Sandwell Young Carers is a registered charity providing services to children and young people, aged 5-18 years, living in Sandwell, whose lives are affected as a result of caring for a dependent family member.

If you would like to make a real difference to the lives of the young carers of Sandwell, then please take a look at the vacancy below to see if you have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to join us.

We are looking to recruit – Young Carers Promotion Officer – £19,077 pa (35 hours per week)

The post holder will be required to undertake development work with schools, colleges, and other educational settings. This post will also include working with GP’s, Primary Care Teams and other health and social care settings, all to help them identify and offer support to young carers within Sandwell.

• The above position requires the post holders to be flexible, sensitive, child-centred, trustworthy, and reliable, have experience of working with both children and young people and able to work to the organisation’s policies and procedures.

• The organisation will be closing the vacancy on receipt of suitable applications.
Therefore, it is recommended that if you are interested, to complete and submit an application with immediate effect.

• You can do this by emailing ellen.hardwick@sandwellyc.org.uk for an application pack.

• We regret to advise that we are only accepting online applications at present to prevent delay in appointments.


Creating Safe Communities – Briefing for the Voluntary Sector

SCVO and Sandwell Safer Partnership would like to invite you to a briefing session for your organisation to find out more about how we can work together to keep communities safe in Sandwell.

Find out more about some of the local priorities there are for community safety and some of the support that is available for people.

Have discussions with others around what makes a safe community and what part you, your organisation and us working together can play.

Tuesday 5th July – 9.30 – 12.30pm – YMCA, 38 Carter’s Green, West Bromwich, B70 9LG

To book a place please view – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/creating-safe-communities-briefing-event-for-the-voluntary-sector-tickets-345618914477


West Smethwick Enterprise CIC: Chief Executive Officer

West Smethwick Enterprise Family Centre is a community-based organisation with an aim to improve outcomes for children and families.

We currently provide high quality Pre-School facilities for children aged between 2-5, across 5 locations in Smethwick and Ladywood, Birmingham, as well as family support services for children and their families within the local community, stay and play sessions and a supported child contact centre.

We are also building local professional capability for the Early Years sector itself through pioneering partnerships with Higher Education providers. This initiative is primarily driven through our Centre of Excellence, based in Ladywood, Birmingham.

As WSE’s Chief Executive, you will be responsible for leading and growing a sustainable, resilient and agile organisation, capable of delivering an ambitious strategy; growing talent and capability; building successful partnerships with a wide variety of entities and attracting suitable investment.

Reports to: West Smethwick Enterprise (WSE) Board of Trustees (BoT)
Location: A total of 5 sites in Smethwick and Ladywood, Birmingham
Hours: 2 days/week (16 hours)
Salary: £63k/per annum (actual of £26k per annum + pro rata benefits)
Term: Permanent

Principal Accountabilities

Leadership
• To be a key voice and ambassador for WSE to key stakeholders, existing and potential partners, our families and our communities;
• To lead the organisation internally through high quality guidance, support, challenge and direction setting;
• To develop a robust talent and succession strategy;
• To manage any HR related escalations as required.

Strategy
• In conjunction with the BoT, to take overall responsibility for setting and articulating strategic direction at WSE.

Partnership and development
• To maintain and develop strategically significant partnership and identify/develop new partnership
opportunities which enables WSE to meet its strategy and objectives;
• To raise the profile, reach and positive impact of WSE through a pro-active approach to business
development;
• To oversee the preparation of bids to obtain funding for both existing and new initiatives.
Reporting
• To report to the BoT quarterly, providing financial reporting, activity reporting, evidence for key
recommendations, and assurance around highlighted risks;

Finance
• To monitor cashflow and projections to ensure that the business remains financially sustainable. Make plans and adaptations accordingly, if our financial position weakens.
• Management of finance outputs, controls & monthly reviews

Operations
• Oversee the compilation and delivery of the annual delivery plan and meeting of KPIs which you will agree collectively with the BoT and other commissioning bodies

Governance and compliance
• In consultation with the BoT, to ensure that the WSE overall governance structure, policies and procedures are appropriate, effective and consistently implemented.

Key Features
• Senior Management Team of a Director of Children’s services and 2 Children’s Services Managers;
• 33 staff and a number of volunteers, student placements and kickstart placements;
• Turnover range £500k-£1m;

Application Process
If your skills and experience closely match the principal accountabilities described, please request a full Job description from Laura Richmond at l.richmond@wsenterprise.co.uk. Applications should then be received by Friday 27th May 2022. Interviews on afternoon of 6th June and morning of 8th June 2022


We Want to Hear from Residents

Sandwell Council are currently undertaking a Needs Assessment about Alcohol and other Drugs.  As part of the Needs Assessment we are consulting a host of stakeholders- most important is that we hear from Sandwell residents.

Alongside future planned focus groups we are hoping to seek feedback and views via the below online survey:https://wh1.s napsurveys.com/s.asp?k=165105825594

The survey is aimed at everyone – not just those who currently/ever used but to hear from residents impacted by drug or alcohol use including the impact on the wider community and environment.

The survey closes on the 20th May 2022

 


Introduction to the Voluntary Sector – 28th June 2022

Did you know there are over 1,000 voluntary and community (VCS) groups operating in Sandwell? Are you in a new role and would value an overview of the vast range of services available to help and support Sandwell residents? Or are you new to the area or part of a newly formed community group and would like to find out more about other groups and organisations delivering activities locally?

This session is informal and open to anyone who feels they have a limited knowledge of the VCS in Sandwell or would like to improve their knowledge and also find out about SCVO’s support offer.  

This is the sixth session we have held and feedback has been extremely positive “I’ve increased my knowledge about the services out there and how SCVO can help to support me to find out more”.

The session will cover:-

Information about the range of VCS organisations in Sandwell

What is Sandwell Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)?

How can SCVO support your organisation grow and thrive into the future?

How you can keep up to date with local developments and help to shape and influence local decisions.

Book your place – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-the-voluntary-sector-28th-june-2022-tickets-308486209557

The session is taking place on Tuesday 28th June 2022, 11.00am – 12.30pm through Teams. Once you have secured your place through Eventbrite, a separate e-mail with joining instructions will be sent to you nearer the date.

If you need any further information please contact Leona Bird, Strategic Engagement Officer at SCVO leona@scvo.info.


Important Information about £150 Energy Bill Rebate

What do I need to do?

If you already pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit and you live in a property in bands A, B, C or D, you don’t need to do anything.

The rebate payment will be made into your bank account. Payments will start to be made from April.

If you don’t pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit, we’ll be in touch. And if you don’t pay Council Tax, we’ll also contact you as you will need to apply for the £150.

Council Tax bills for the 2022/23 financial year are being sent out now. Direct Debit is the quickest and easiest way to pay Council Tax, and the best way for most people to get the rebate. If you’re not already paying by Direct Debit, you can set up a Direct Debit online.

If you’re not sure which Council Tax band your home is in, you can check it online.

What if I don’t live in a Band A to D property?

If you live in a home in Bands E to H, there will be a discretionary scheme that you may be able to apply to. Information about this will be shared on the council website.

In the meantime, please don’t call us about this scheme.

Do keep an eye on the council website for updates.

More information

You’ll find details on eligibility and updates on how we will contact those who don’t pay by Direct Debit on our website.

If you’re not a Sandwell Council Tax payer but you’re signed up for these emails, you can find out more about the scheme on the Government website. Your local council will be in touch if you are eligible for the rebate.


Expressions of Interest – Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is for exceptional groups of volunteers who are making a positive impact in their community and benefiting others through their work. We are looking for volunteers who have taken the initiative to create, lead and drive forward the work of their organisation and are doing this in a way that is truly distinctive and excellent.

If your Organisation is interested in applying for this exceptional award then please let me have your expressions of interest by no later than Friday 13th May 2022 by emailing:Comm_Partnerships@sandwell.gov.uk

Once I receive the expressions of interest I will be inviting all those interested to a virtual workshop via Microsoft teams on:

Save the date Tuesday 14th June 2022 at 2pm for 1.5 hours where the Mayor of Sandwell will open the meeting, and the Deputy Lieutenant John Wood will go through the process of the nomination form and the support provided to each group via a presentation.

Please ensure that you read all the information to see if you qualify (see below links for the QAVS)
https://www.gov.uk/queens-award-for-voluntary-service
https://qavs.dcms.gov.uk/


New Early Help Website Launched

A new website has been developed and launched for all staff and volunteers working with children, young people and families across Sandwell, whether in a school, charity/community group, police or health services.

The website focuses on providing practitioners with information, resources, training opportunities and access to a portal of local targeted services.   Run through the Sandwell Early Help Partnership, the website aims to bring down barriers around access to support; build confidence between partners and encourage partnership working to ensure the needs of children, young people and families are met at the right time.

Angel Lakha, the Sandwell Early Help Partnership Co-ordinator, is encouraging all local practitioners to visit the site www.sandwellearlyhelp.info to take a look.  Angel is inviting all practitioners to share the website with others if they find it useful and to provide any feedback on how the site can be improved.

If you provide targeted support (by this we mean that a referral into your service is required by a local agency/professional/volunteer working with a young person) and would like to list your support on our Targeted Support Portal, or if you would like to contribute any news, resources, training opportunities or guides, please contact Angel earlyhelp@scvo.info or 07587 136072


Health and Social Care Forum Invitation

Are you a Voluntary and Community Sector Organisation delivering services in the area of health and social care?

If the answer is yes, you may be interest in the Voluntary Sector Health and Social Care Forum.  SCVO facilitate an independently Chaired Forum for groups to come together around every 8 weeks (currently being held virtually through Teams).  The main aims of the Forum are to:-

  • ensure the views of the Voluntary and Community Sector are heard by statutory partners
  • enable meaningful dialogue to take place on issues that affect the Voluntary and Community Sector and their service users
  • help to build relationships and networks between the voluntary sector and statutory partners
  • be better informed around emerging priorities and developments

If you are not currently receiving invitations to this Forum but would like to, or if you would like to discuss this further, please contact Leona Bird, Strategic Engagement Officer – leona@scvo.info or telephone – 07401 255 787


Handsworth Association of Schools: Finance & Admin Officer and Project Officer

Finance and Administration Officer

Salary: £ 260 per week £13,520 (FTE £487.50 per week, £ 25,350 p.a (dependant on skills and experience)

Hours: Part-time hours: 20 hours per week, (with attendance at some evenings across the academic year) days and time to be negotiated

Location: Based at HAOS Office, Welford Road, Birmingham, with flexibility to travel schools sites and other relevant venues (post Covid)

Job Type: One-year fix term contract (subject to funding)

Deadline for Applications: Friday 15th April 2022

Start Date: May 2022

Handsworth Association of Schools (HAOS) is looking to recruit a Finance & Administrative Officer who will bring enthusiasm, drive and expertise to this role, reporting into the management and Trustees of Handsworth Association of Schools. To support strong financial and administrative processes within the organisation through effective implementation of policies, systems and robust internal controls.

About us:

Handsworth Association of Schools are one of the host organisations for the Green Influencers project. Handsworth Association of Schools (HAOS) is a charitable network of over 20 primary and secondary schools which exists to improve the life chances, family health, well-being and social integration of multi-ethnic families in Handsworth Birmingham. Our member schools are in the wards of Handsworth, Handsworth Wood, Lozells, Birchfield and Soho, all in Perry Barr Constituency Locality. We work with schools to support them with citizenship programmes, children’s learning projects, for over 10,000 families. We also provide conference facilities, staff training and transport services, as well as developing family support projects to support families in poverty, to overcome barriers to their progress, and help build stronger relationships between communities and lead to community action. Like many organisations since the Covid 19 crisis began we have been unable to offer the same services, so we have adapted to meet the current needs of our children and families and now also provide a foodbank service to support our most vulnerable families.

To learn more about HAOS please visit our website: haos.org.uk

The role:

Handsworth Association of Schools (HAOS) is looking to recruit a Finance & Administrative Officer who will bring enthusiasm, drive and expertise to this role, reporting into the management and Trustees of Handsworth Association of Schools. To support strong financial and administrative processes within the organisation through effective implementation of policies, systems and robust internal controls.

The postholder will maintain accurate and transparent record keeping and will have full responsibility for entering all transactions within the accounting software (QuickBooks). They will take responsibility for updating all accounting records and other financial and administrative records as required. The role will have a strong emphasis on following robust processes and controls with a commitment to integrity, transparency, learning and continuous improvement. There will also be an administrative element to the role which will require the supporting the general office management of day to day operations.

About you:

The post holder will support specific projects as agreed with the Office Manager, you will need good organisational skills and a passion for working with a wide range of colleagues and other stakeholders to ensure the successful management of our organisation finance and administration. You will have strong experience of managing projects, good knowledge of the issues impacting on children and young people in our area and a strong track record of delivering results on target.

You will be highly organised and have good relationship skills to assist building partners and stakeholders. You will be engaging, enthusiastic and have the ability to problem solve to ensure our organisation runs smoothly. This is all year round post and will involve working afterschool, during school holidays.

We welcome applications from people who identify as being from under-represented groups in the environmental change field.

Rewards:

In return, you benefit from excellent working conditions, Pro Rata holiday per annum, flexible hours, contributory pension scheme and a welcoming and friendly environment in which to work.

For more details email: adminhas@handsworth.bham.org.uk  for an application pack.

Closing date: Closing date: Friday 15th April 2022

Please note that applications received after the closing deadline will not be considered. As part of our recruitment and selection process and commitment to safeguarding any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory disclosure report which will be provided as part of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Project Officer

Handsworth Association of Schools (HAOS) is looking to recruit a Projects Officer who will bring experience and expertise to this front-line role. As a key member of the HAOS Team, the post holder will provide support across a number of our projects and activities with children families and young people. As part of the team, you will support the organisation and delivery of a range of identified projects with children and young people both in school and during school holidays. Leading on ensuring the success of projects allocated to you, you will organise the delivery of direct activities either independently or in collaboration with third party organisations.

Supporting specific projects as agreed with the Education and Engagement manager, you will need good organisational skills and a passion for working with a wide range of colleagues and other stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of our projects. You will have strong experience of managing projects, good knowledge of the issues impacting on children and young people in our area and a strong track record of delivering results on target.

Type of Contract: Fixed Term; subject to funding
Working Hours: 15 hours per week
Salary: To be reviewed annually, commencing at 15 hrs p/w, £8,873 – (pro rata) £22,183 fte
Duration of Contract: 12 months commencing April 1st 2021 but reviewed 3-6 months prior to contract end date.

Project Officer

Salary: To be reviewed annually, commencing at 15 hrs p/w, £8,873  –  (pro rata) £22,183 FTE

(dependant on skills and experience)
Hours: Part-time hours: 15 hours per week, days and time to be negotiated
Location: Based at HAOS Office, Welford Road, Birmingham, with flexibility to travel schools sites and other relevant venues (post Covid)
Job Type: One-year fix term contract (subject to funding)

Deadline for Applications: Friday 15th April 2022

Start Date: May 2022

Handsworth Association of Schools (HAOS) is looking to recruit a Project Officer who will bring experience and expertise to this front-line role. As a key member of the HAOS Team, the post holder will provide support across a number of our projects and activities with children families and young people. As part of the team, you will support the organisation and delivery of a range of identified projects with children and young people both in school and during school holidays. Leading on ensuring the success of projects allocated to you, you will organise the delivery of direct activities either independently or in collaboration with third party organisations.

The role:

Handsworth Association of Schools (HAOS) is looking to recruit a Finance & Administrative Officer who will bring enthusiasm, drive and expertise to this role, reporting into the management and Trustees of Handsworth Association of Schools. To support strong financial and administrative processes within the organisation through effective implementation of policies, systems and robust internal controls.

The postholder will maintain accurate and transparent record keeping and will have full responsibility for entering all transactions within the accounting software (QuickBooks). They will take responsibility for updating all accounting records and other financial and administrative records as required. The role will have a strong emphasis on following robust processes and controls with a commitment to integrity, transparency, learning and continuous improvement. There will also be an administrative element to the role which will require the supporting the general office management of day to day operations.

About you:

The post holder will support specific projects as agreed with the Education and Engagement manager; you will need good organisational skills and a passion for working with a wide range of colleagues and other stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of our projects. You will have strong experience of managing projects, good knowledge of the issues impacting on children and young people in our area and a strong track record of delivering results on target.

You will be highly organised and have good relationship skills to assist building relationships with children, young people, teachers, and school stakeholders. You will be engaging, enthusiastic and have the ability to problem solve to ensure the project runs smoothly. This is all year round post and will involve working afterschool, during school holidays.

We welcome applications from people who identify as being from under-represented groups in the environmental change field.

Rewards:

In return, you benefit from excellent working conditions, Pro Rata holiday per annum, flexible hours, contributory pension scheme and a welcoming and friendly environment in which to work.

For more details email: adminhas@handsworth.bham.org.uk  for an application pack.

Closing date: Closing date: Friday 15th April 2022

Please note that applications received after the closing deadline will not be considered. As part of our recruitment and selection process and commitment to safeguarding any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory disclosure report which will be provided as part of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We believe that it is important to recognise individual differences and identities, where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture

 


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