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Community Connect Foundation: Part-time Community Engagement Officer

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

Hours per week: 22.5

Salary: £24,360 Pro rata

Contract: 12 Months

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

For an application pack please contact 0121 565 3311 or email

If you would like further information about the role, contact Soyfur Rahman on the above number.

Applications close at 12.00 pm Monday, 6th June 2022.

National Lottery Community Fund: Funding Officer

The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK.  It supports people and communities to prosper and thrive.

National Lottery players raise an incredible £30 million a week for good causes. This money funds projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage and enrich lives through arts, sports and culture. The Community Fund are proud to be one of 12 distributors responsible for awarding this funding across the UK.

The National Lottery Community Fund is looking to recruit a Funding Officer for the Midlands and would like to invite applications.

Salary: £25,282 – £26,282 + generous benefits

Hours: 37 per week

Term:  Permanent

For the full job description and instructions on how to apply, please see here.

Applications close on the 5th of June 2022.

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

• 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.

• 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
• To oversee the preparation of bids to obtain funding for both existing and new initiatives.
• To report to the BoT quarterly, providing financial reporting, activity reporting, evidence for key
recommendations, and assurance around highlighted risks;

• 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

• 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 Applications should then be received by Friday 27th May 2022. Interviews on afternoon of 6th June and morning of 8th June 2022

St Albans Community Association: Pre-school Assistant

St Albans has a fantastic pre-school provision called Junipers Pre-school, catering for up to 80 children per day for children aged 2 – 4 years of age.  They require a competent person to perform the role of pre-school assistant, alongside a skilled and passionate team.  This is a very busy and varied environment providing inclusive pre-school care and education.

Hours: 30 hours per week covering Monday to Friday term time between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm.

Responsible to: Pre-School Manager and Deputy Manager

See here for person specification.

If you feel you have the relevant skills and qualifications to fulfil this role, please contact Samantha Oakley or Martine Crooks on 0121 558 0018, or email for an application form at

Brushstrokes: Employment Adviser & Refugee Advice Worker

Brushstrokes Community Project is an award-winning project delivered through the regional charity, Father Hudson’s Care.  The project is well established with a proven track record in supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Sandwell and the surround areas.

Brushstrokes would like to invite applications for the posts of:

Employment Adviser.  Hours: 37 hrs per week (Maternity cover Up to 12 months). Salary: SCP 22 – 23 (£22,539- £23,195 per annum)

Refugee Advice Worker. Hours: 18.5 hours per week (Fixed term to December 2023).  Salary:  SCP 19-21 (£20,673– £21,976)

For job descriptions and details on how to apply, see here.

Applications close the 6th June 2022 and 30th May 2022 respectively.


Black Country Together: Two Communities Connectors

Black Country Together CIC was founded in 2013 by the four Councils for Voluntary Service in the Black Country with the aim of increasing levels of funding coming into our sub-region and fostering greater co-operation and collaboration between voluntary organisations and local statutory agencies, both within and across borough boundaries.

Black Country Together CIC has two exciting new opportunities for people who are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of their community and are experienced in grassroots community engagement.

Salary:   £26,511 – £27,741

Hours:    37 per week

Contract:       Fixed Term for 24 months (with possible extension subject to performance and funding)

Location:       Wolverhampton and Dudley


For full details of the role and how to apply, click here.

Applications close at 10 am on Friday, 13th May 2022.

Interviews: Friday 20th May (locations to be confirmed) – please reserve this date if you apply.


St Albans Community Association: Dementia Support Adviser & Community Navigator

St Albans Community Association is a medium-sized charity, based in Smethwick, providing a wide range of services to the local community. The charity prides itself pride on a warm, welcoming environment, with caring staff, who understand the needs of those who use their services.

St Albans is looking to fill vacancies for a Dementia Support Adviser at £11.00 per hour and a Community Navigator at £10.00 – £11.50 per hour.

For further details, including how to apply for the positions, please see here.

The vacancies will be closed once sufficient applications are received.


ASCE: Part-time Admin & Bookkeeping Assistant

Asbestos Support Central England is a registered charity, based at Allison Street, Birmingham, set up to help people with asbestos related diseases and to campaign for the safe removal of asbestos.  The organisation would like to invite applications for a part-time Administrator & Bookkeeping Assistant.

Salary: £20,444 pro rata

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: 18.5

Location:  Allison Street, Birmingham B5 5TH

Job Summary: To help a small team deliver vital support to those with asbestos related diseases.  Tasks include admin and bookkeeping, answering the helpline, checking emails, and tracking cases.

Applications close 10 am on Wednesday, 18th May 2022.

For a full job description and further information click here.

Brushstrokes: Operations Manager

Brushstrokes Community Project is an award-winning project delivered through the regional charity, Father Hudson’s Care. The project is well established with a proven track record in supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Sandwell and surrounding areas.

Brushstrokes are looking for an Operations Manager who will prioritise putting these values into practice. The successful candidate will be committed to working with and supporting people from differing social and cultural backgrounds.

Salary: SCP 32-36: £30,989 – £34,354 per annum.   Hours per week: 37 hours

The post holder will commit to the project ethos of ‘welcoming the stranger’ along with the Charity’s values: to show compassion, respect individuals and uphold their dignity, work with optimism, challenge inequalities and discrimination, provide a quality service to achieve positive outcomes, strive to work together and enable people to reach their full potential.

For a full job description, details about an informal discussion and instructions on how to apply, click here.

Applications close on Monday, 12th May 2022. 

Interviews will be held the 20th May.

Jigsaw Events: Admin Assistant

Jigsaw Events, a registered charity, is looking to recruit an admin assistant with excellent administration, organisation, and communication skills to join the team. Jigsaw provides social and leisure opportunities for people with a learning disability in Sandwell.

Applicants should have relevant experience, a working knowledge of MS Office, be a strong team player and able to communicate verbally and in writing with people with a learning disability.  The post is for eight hours per week, which may increase to meet the needs of the charity.  The pay is £12 per hour.

You’ll be responsible for providing general and administrative duties, and occasionally answering the phones and greeting members to the office. You’ll be assisting with organising meetings, recording bookings and payments for trips and updating a database. In addition, you’ll be undertaking routine financial processes and help with other duties as directed.

Key Requirements:

  • You will need to have good and accurate literacy, numeracy, and administrative skills.
  • You will also need good keyboard skills.
  • It is important you have good communication skills and can work on your own initiative.
  • Good planning and organising skills are key for this role and you should be used to working under pressure to meet deadlines allowing flexibility and resilience.

Please submit your CV as an expression of interest to  A job description and application form will be emailed to you.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 26th May 2022.

Jigsaw Events is an equal opportunities employer, applications are considered on merit and welcomed from all sections of the community.

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