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SCVO is recruiting…

Are you someone who has a real passion for developing business support systems, has a competence and confidence in advanced use of a range of IT packages and who is able to demonstrate experience to that effect?

Are you an effective communicator and able to relate effectively to a wide spectrum of stakeholders?

Are you looking for a satisfying role within a fast-paced and dynamic charity making a real difference within the local community?

Then YOU might be just who we are looking for!

SCVO seeks to appoint a high-calibre individual who will play a key role in supporting the SCVO team by providing a range of business support functions that enable the development and growth of SCVO’s activities. 

The role is a key point of contact for communications; including an effective and welcoming front-of-house function and daily administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer, SCVO senior management team and the Board of Trustees.

SCVO is looking for a self-confident, self-motivated and adaptable individual, who has excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, and can evidence a strong attention to detail. We’re also looking for someone who can take a lead on key business support functions, developing existing and new systems/approaches and supporting colleagues with their implementation.

The successful candidate will be able to work to tight deadlines, and adaptable to changing priorities and circumstances.

Remuneration: a competitive package that includes:

  • Salary: £13,746 – £14,587 per annum(depending upon experience) plus contributory pension scheme to which eligible employees will be auto-enrolled.
  • Working hours: 25 hours per week(5 hrs per day Mon-Fri – within the scope of 9.15am – 2.45pm)
  • Holidays: 28 days per annum, plus bank holidays (pro rata)

If you would like to have an informal discussion about this opportunity, please call Stuart Ashmore (Operations Manager/Deputy CEO) on 07703 823226.

Deadline for applications:      Monday, 10th August 2020 at 12 noon.

Interviews to be arranged during the period w/c 17th August 2020 and beyond.

Click HERE to download the Job Description and Person Specification (pdf format)

Click HERE to download the Application Form (Word doc format)

Click HERE to see SCVO’s 2019 Annual Review

Click HERE to download SCVO’s 2018/19 Annual Report & Accounts

Please email applications to SCVO at:

**Please Note** – we are unable to accept postal applications as our offices are currently closed and the SCVO Team is working remotely. If this is likely to cause difficulties with submission of your application, please contact Stuart Ashmore on 07703 823226.

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SCVO strives to be an equal opportunities employer
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Community Navigator Openings at Citizens Advice Sandwell

Citizens Advice Sandwell are delivering E.U citizens support project which provides very practical advice and hands-on support to settled migrants that may be affected by the process of the UK leaving the European Union.

Community Navigators will help vulnerable individuals and families to access local services and support agencies. The Community Navigators will be able to assist with processes that may need to be completed in order for individuals and families to remain, work and be an active part of the community. Accessing services can prove extremely difficult for families and individuals who are facing the pressure, stress, and uncertainty that Brexit may cause.

Community Navigator (E.U Citizens Support Project) – Must be able to speak a European Language.

Community Navigators

We are looking for creative, resourceful, enthusiastic and empathetic individuals who have effective written and verbal communication skills. They will need to be motivated and willing to help others and work across the Sandwell Borough

Candidates must have experience of living or working in a diverse community.
Experience of supporting families /neighbours and or friends and have had or still have involvement in community groups and activities.

There will be a requirement for candidates to be able to work on their own and also as part of a team. Candidates may also be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of individuals and families they will be supporting

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a great charity and an innovative project.

Salary: £16,835 pro rata per annum
Hours: 16 hours per week Fte
Contract: Fixed Term till March 2021
Closing date: Monday 13th July 12 noon
Interview date: Friday 24th July 2020

For an Application Pack or more information (CV’s not accepted)
please email:

Buttons Community Cafe Vacancy

The Oak Tree Centre is looking for the right person, with the right skills and ethos to join the team of staff and volunteers. The Centre is to relaunch its community cafe to enable their vision to be good on every level.

Position: Cafe Manager
Salary: £16,000 per annum
Hours: Based on 30 hours
Working hours: 8.30am – 3pm Monday – Saturday covering 4 days PLUS the additional 4 hours spread across the other days as you see fit. There may be times that you will be required to work out of hours events and attend meetings including evenings and weekends.

Closing date for application: 9th July 2020
To request an application pack and return the completed pack please email

Ileys Community Association seeks Part-Time Office Administrator

Ileys Community Association, a registered charity based in Smethwick, is seeking to appoint an experienced part time Office Administrator to provide support and co-ordination of the organisation’s administrative systems and procedures.

The post is for 17.5 hours per week, on a salary of £8,190.00 p.a. (£9 per hour).  The post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to November 2022. Continuation beyond this date will be dependent upon securing further funding.

Ileys was formed in 2008 by members of the local Somali Community to provide much needed support to their community. Today it provides a wide range of support services to people from over 17 different nationalities across  the Smethwick and surrounding area, from its base at Victoria Park Skills Centre.

See job description.

Please email for an application form.

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on 10th July 2020.

Female Support Caseworker needed at Birmingham Methodist District

Adavu is a project of the Birmingham Methodist District which responds to modern slavery in the West Midlands. The main area of work is offering long-term support and advocacy for adult survivors of modern slavery. The charity would like to invite applications for a Female Support Caseworker.

The post carries a salary of £18,368 per annum (initial appointment until December 2021) for a 32 hour week. The post holder will be based in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, but will be required to travel to meet with clients and attend appointments across the West Midlands policing area.

Aspects of the role include:

• To support adult victims/survivors of modern day slavery when facing transition, primarily due to exiting the National Referral Mechanism associated (NRM) initial aftercare, but on occasion, offering support to beneficiaries who have not accessed NRM support but who can be identified as victims or potential victims of modern slavery.

• The Support Caseworker will have responsibility for delivering quality casework services based at Adavu’s offices at the Jericho Foundation, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, but accepting referrals from across the city and the region.

• The post holder will primarily be assisting people on an appointment basis in public places (such as a café) but will also be required to accompany clients to other appointments, or to meet clients in their homes or elsewhere as necessary. An element of the work will involve facilitating a regular client drop-in session which will be a Birmingham venue to be confirmed.

Please e-mail for an application pack. The office is staffed Monday to Friday 9 am -3 pm.

The closing date for applications is 10 am on Monday, 29th June 2020. Interviews will be held via Zoom on Friday, 3rd July 2020.

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The Albion Foundation seeks Trustees

The Albion Foundation is recruiting Trustees to join the Board. They have a number of exciting opportunities for suitably qualified and experienced candidates with specific areas of expertise to include wellbeing, promoting active lifestyles, impact and performance and equality and diversity.

The Foundation requests that applications are made by submitting a covering letter alongside a CV, by clicking “Apply for this job” to complete your details and online equality questionnaire.

Click here to see the full advert.

Applications close at 5 pm on Friday, 5th June.

Murray Hall seeks Children Centre Workers

Murray Hall Community Trust (MHCT) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity. Established in 1994, Murray Hall is one of the leading health and wellbeing charities in the Black Country and Birmingham and specifically Sandwell. The trust is also responsible for the delivery of Children Centre Services within the Rowley and Tipton areas of Sandwell.

Murray Hall would like to invite applications for two Children Centre Worker posts, one with lead responsibility for DV work with children and families.

The posts are for 37 hours per week on temporary fixed term contracts until 31 March 2021.

To find out more about the roles, pay and how to apply, click here.

Applications close at 9 am on Friday, 5 June 2020.

Chief Executive Officer sought for One Walsall

One Walsall is the voice of the voluntary sector in Walsall, supporting local not-for-profit organisations such as community groups, charities and social enterprise. One Walsall is looking to appoint a full time Chief Executive Officer to succeed the current successful CEO, who is moving on to a new post after several years in post.

The successful candidate will bring a proven track record of both operational and strategic leadership within the charitable sector, relationship building as well as the capacity to motivate and inspire. Working with a committed group of Trustees you will be a capable, energetic, sensitive and creative leader who has recent experience of working at a senior level within the Voluntary sector. One Walsall has a small management team, so you need to be equally happy working alone and as an effective team player providing strong line management and support.

Please note, the current vacancy is being filled by Davina Lytton as Interim CEO, who will not be applying for the permanent position.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Davina via email or telephone 07951 874 552.

Visit the website to download full job description and person spec.

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on Sunday, 14 June 2020.

Two temporary positions at Murray Hall

Murray Hall Community Trust, one of the leading health and wellbeing charities in the Black Country, Birmingham and specifically Sandwell, is seeking to recruit to two fixed term posts.

The Trust invites applications for a Creative Therapeutic Services Project Assessor and a Children and Young People’s Worker. Both fixed term contracts end on 31 December 2020.

For full details, including job summary, pay and how to apply click here.

Applications close at 9.00 am on Thursday, 28th May 2020.

Citizens Advice Sandwell Recruiting Debt Adviser

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a charity that is a member of a national brand.  Join a growing organisation that excels in delivering a great service to clients and cares about employees.  Become a part of a team that puts excellence and clients at the forefront.

Hours: 37 hours per week – full time
Salary: £25,335 pa.
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 18th May 2020
Interview date: 27th May 2020

Citizens Advice Sandwell is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Debt Adviser, to work in a busy office. The ideal person will have knowledge of undertaking in-depth casework for clients with multiple debts and providing comprehensive specialist debt advice.

The Debt Adviser must be flexible with their approach to work, target driven, able to work well under pressure while maintaining high quality and standards in all aspects of their work.

A positive manner in addition to good organisation and time management skills is important. The ideal person must have excellent communication skills to enable them to advocate for clients with the aim to achieve results.  The candidate must be willing to work as part of a team, use their initiative to work independently and develop external partnerships.

It is vital they can carry out and monitor their own casework and related administrative tasks, with minimal supervision. Accuracy is essential, as well as meeting deadlines.  Travel across Sandwell will be required.

If you enjoy a challenge and think you have the skills in addition to knowledge to do this role, then please contact us to obtain an application pack for this post. Please email:

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