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Opportunities at Health Exchange

Health Exchange was formed in Birmingham in 2006, with the aim of creating a dialogue with the community about health and wellbeing.

The organisation’s guiding belief was, and remains, that everyone should and could be empowered to take positive control of their own health and wellbeing.

Health Exchange is looking to recruit to three vacancies. Please click links for full job description and instruction on how to apply.

Link Worker – Birmingham based
£19,000. Full-time

Link Worker Supervisor – Sandwell based
£21,000. Full time

Health and Wellbeing Partner Supervisor – Birmingham based
£21,000. Full-time

The closing date for all three vacancies is 12 October, 2019.


Accords seeks Support Workers for Rough Sleepers

When you see someone sleeping rough because they do not have a place to call home, how does it make you feel? Does it makes you stop and think “I wish I could help” if so, this opportunity might be perfect for you.

Full Time | 35 hours | Walsall and Birmingham areas | £10.00 per hour

Accord is one of the largest housing and social care organisations in the Midlands. They offer job opportunities within residential care homes and also within the community. Accord also currently provides 13,000 affordable homes and health and social care to 80,000 people. This while employing nearly 4,000 employees.

About Housing First
Instead of providing homeless individuals with temporary or emergency accommodation and supporting them whilst they find a permanent home, the Housing First Model flips this around and aims to provide permanent accommodation first before creating an intensive personalised support plan to help individuals get back on their feet.

About the role
As a Support Worker you will provide person centred support to our service users to help them to retain their tenancy in line with the principles of the Housing First model. You will manage a caseload of up to 4 individuals who are likely to have a diverse range of support needs.

Your working day will vary depending on the needs of your service users. Your day might be spent accompanying someone to attend appointments, carrying out well-being checks or liaising with other agencies to facilitate access to support. For more information about the responsibilities of this role, please read through the Job Description which you will find on the website: https://accord.amris.com/

This opportunity is offered as a two year contract with the possibly of becoming permanent.

Ideally, you will have experience in housing, social care, criminal justice or a related field and knowledge of Housing First principles and philosophy. Above all, you will understand the importance of treating individuals with respect and be non-judgmental. A driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential, as you will be required to travel and work across all sites within the service delivery area.

Accord can offer you
A great place to work with friendly and supportive teams
The opportunity for you to learn, develop and progress
A generous package of terms and conditions, including:
• Guaranteed contracted hours
• Occupational sick pay
• Free DBS check
• A `refer a friend` £250 payment.

If you have any questions, please contact the Recruitment Team 0121 500 2015.

Applications closed on 12 September 2019.


Centre Administrator required at Dorothy Parkes Centre

The Dorothy Parkes Centre in Smethwick would like to invite applications for a Centre Administrator vacancy.

Salary: £8.76 per hour
Location: Smethwick
Hours: 32.5 per week (Monday – Friday)
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

The Centre Administrator’s role will be to ensure a proper flow of office procedures and support the Chief Executive Officer by carrying out common office duties. You will maintain a positive and friendly company image by acting as the first line of contact to visitors, in person, online and via telephone. The hours will be 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate strong communication and customer service skills, IT skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office programs. You must also demonstrate an understanding of key factors affecting the sustainability of small community projects and have experience of working with diverse communities.

To apply for this vacancy please submit a completed application form (available from the Centre or the website www.dorothyparkes.org), to the Chief Executive Officer via email ceo@dorothyparkes.org or by post to Dorothy Parkes Centre, Church Road, Smethwick B67 6EH.

Please note that all posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS check and associated references.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.
Interviews will be held on Monday, 30 September.

If applicants have not heard from the Dorothy Parkes Centre within a week after the closing date, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Development Worker for Just Finance Black Country

Looking for a challenge with the potential to make a real difference?  When a distressing life event (such as bereavement) coincides with a financial cost (such as funeral expenses), people who are financially precarious can quickly end up in unmanageable debt. Just Finance Black Country has secured a grant to develop new ways of intervention that can become the basis for a long-term programme. To this end, Just Finance Black Country would like to recruit a Development Worker.

The post is for 35 hrs per week, for nine months (possible extension depending on funding)

Established in 2014, Transforming Communities Together is a joint venture between the Diocese of Lichfield and Church Urban Fund, working on social and financial inclusion, health and wellbeing, and community cohesion and integration.

You will have an entrepreneurial spirit, experience in financial inclusion, and be a team player who can develop new ways of working. In return TCT offer a supportive structure and high levels of autonomy with the opportunity to impact people’s lives.

The closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday, 23rd September 2019.
Interviews will be held on 4th October in Walsall.

Please see https://tctogether.org.uk/resources/tct-job-osd for more information and to apply.


Sessional Youth Worker required at Dorothy Parkes Centre

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen for a Sessional Youth Worker at a local charity supporting children and young people. The Dorothy Parkes Centre is based in Smethwick and offers a place of welcome and opportunity for the local community.

Salary: £8.76 per hours
Location: Smethwick
Hours: Tuesday evenings
Responsible to: Senior Youth Worker
Contract: Three years – starting September 2019

The club will provide young people, aged 11 – 18, with the chance to make new friends and enjoy experiences in a safe environment, whilst enhancing personal and social development.

Applicants will be committed to working with young people and have experience of working with them in variety of settings. They should be enthusiastic, friendly, and approachable and be able to inspire and maintain effective relationships. It is important that applicants have the ability to work as part of a team and be able to use their initiative to carry out tasks independently.

Applicants must clearly demonstrate an understanding of safeguarding and child welfare issues and a commitment to sustain the service and meet objectives and targets.

The post consists of flexible work of unsociable hours, which may include occasional weekends.

Please note that all posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS check and associated references.

To apply for this vacancy please submit a completed application form (available from the Centre or the website www.dorothyparkes.org) to the Chief Executive Officer via email ceo@dorothyparkes.org or by post to Dorothy Parkes Centre, Church Road, Smethwick B67 6EH.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday, 11 September 2019.

If applicants have not heard from the Dorothy Parkes Centre within a week after the closing date, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


Event Invitation – Career pathways on the Strategic Road Network

Highways England connects the country. They plan, design, build and future-proof England’s major A roads and motorways. That involves a lot of people, with a huge range of skills and experience, spanning technology, construction, the environment, corporate support services and many more.

Highways England would like to invite you to come and meet them and their supply partners and industry experts, at this year’s Highways UK on 7 November at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre. It’s free to attend this flagship event for the roads sector, where you will have access to a full conference programme with insight and inspiration from sector leaders. There’s also a major exhibition and networking area plus innovation showcases.

Go along to find out more about the roads sector and the breadth of career opportunities.

Highways England are keen to develop links with pre-employment organisations and those who offer careers advice to a diverse range of clients so are targeting individuals and organisations who offer these services.

Highways England will also be holding a welcome address for 100 careers advisers and representatives from pre-employment organisations at the beginning of the day.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis for this meeting, so if you would like to take part please select this option on the order form. You are still welcome to attend the event without taking part in the welcome meeting.

Click here to register via Eventbrite


Volunteers wanted for British Transport Police Scrutiny Panel

The British Transport Police is looking to recruit Volunteers willing to assist with the British transport Police Hate Crime or Domestic Abuse Scrutiny Panel. The Panel is designed to improve policing of hate crime and domestic abuse.

The British Transport Police is the police department that covers the rail network throughout the UK and the Scrutiny Panel would look at crimes investigated throughout the country by BTP.

The purpose of the Panel is to impartially review a random selection of reported related crimes. Its aim is to determine whether the police response was appropriate to the circumstances of the report, with the information available at the given time. It is not intended to apportion blame. However, decision maker explanations may be required to rationalise actions taken or not taken.

The Panel is scheduled for the following potential dates:

23rd – 27th September 2019
30th September – 4th October 2019
21st – 23rd October 2019

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer on the panel, please email the Vulnerability Unit at VulnerabilityUnitBirmingham@btp.pnn.police.uk as soon as possible.


Dorothy Parkes seeks a Centre Administrator

The Dorothy Parkes Centre is a community centre based in Smethwick. It is a registered charity and offer a place of welcome and opportunity for the local community. Dorothy Parkes have a great opportunity for an individual to join as a Centre Administrator and play a key role in the development of the Centre.

Salary: £8.76 per hour
Hours: 32.5 hours per week

The Centre Administrator’s role will be to ensure a proper flow of office procedures and support the Chief Executive Officer by carrying out common office duties. You will maintain a positive and friendly company image by acting as the first line of contact to visitors, in person, online, and via telephone. The hours of work will be 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate strong communication and customer service skills, IT skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office programs. They must also demonstrate an understanding of key factors affecting the sustainability of small community projects and experience working with diverse communities.

To apply for this vacancy please submit a completed application form (available from the Centre’s website www.dorothyparkes.org) to our Chief Executive Officer via email ceo@dorothyparkes.org or post to Dorothy Parkes Centre, Church Road, Smethwick B67 6EH.

While Dorothy Parkes would like to contact all candidates, unfortunately, this is not possible. If you have not heard from the Centre a week after the closing date, your application has not been successful.

Please note that all posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS check and associated references.

The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 1st August, 2019.
Interviews will be held on Monday 12th August


Opportunities at Sport 4 Life UK

Sport 4 Life UK provides the opportunity for young people (aged 11 to 29) to prepare for and move into sustained education, employment, or training, by improving their employability and key life skills, through its sports-themed personal development services.

Following the implementation of a new delivery model, Sport 4 Life UK is hiring for a number of operational roles, as well as a new Business Development Manager.

For full details about each role and ‘Job Pack’, please click on this link.  Please note the closing date for submission of applications differ.

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Cranstoun Sandwell seeks to recruit Engagement and Recovery Worker

Cranstoun Sandwell provides a range of services for those affected by drugs and alcohol. The preventative and self-help approach of the service compliments the established treatment and recovery interventions delivered across the Borough ensuring the service caters for all levels of need.

Cranstoun Sandwell seeks to recruit an Engagement and Recovery Worker, to be based at their office on the Oldbury Road in, Smethwick.

Salary range: £19,554 – £27,905 per annum
Hours per week: 35 hours
Term: permanent

You will be responsible for delivering all elements of substance misuse work including, case management, needle exchange, outreach, group work, access and engagement as well as other associated duties. You need to be committed to the recovery agenda, encouraging clients to utilise their recovery capital within their community and have group-work experience. There will be a requirement for evening work on Wednesday evening until 8 pm on a rota basis.

The skilled and compassionate staff work closely with services users and their families to change and save lives. They combine proven expertise in treatment and recovery with innovative approaches and actively involve those they help in improving the design of the services we provide.

Please note CVs will not be accepted. The post will be subject to a DBS Disclosure

Cranstoun Sandwell welcome applications from all sections of the community.

To download an application pack, visit www.cranstoun.org

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Cranstoun Sandwell is a Registered Charity.


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