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Sandwell Consortium looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Project Coordinator

Sandwell Consortium is looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Project Coordinator to lead the development of the Sandwell Language Network – establishing a new project focusing upon the following key elements:

Establishing a partnership of community based providers
Providing training/capacity building to develop the provision of ESOL
Facilitating a network of stakeholders
Identifying existing community provision
Overseeing the allocation of funds for community projects
Monitoring the effectiveness of projects delivered.

Salary: £28,000
Hours: 37 per week
Term: 12 months
Location: West Bromwich

Please click here for more details, job description, person specification and how to apply.

Applications will close at 12 pm on Monday, 29 July 2019.

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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Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust needs Senior Education Officer

Do you have what it takes to create nature friendly schools across Birmingham and the Black Country? Can you inspire the next generation of school children to connect with nature?

The Birmingham & Black Country Wildlife Trust is looking for an experienced educator to lead the Trust’s schools programme, engaging teachers and pupils to participate in our activities and develop their own outdoor learning provision.

Salary: £24,615
Term: Full time
Contract: Permanent

For further details and link to application documents click here.

The deadline for applications is 10 am on Monday 29th July, 2019

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Invitation to Tender: Creative Director (Freelance Maternity Cover)

Creative Black Country, (CBC) on behalf of Black Country Together, are looking to appoint an experienced interim Creative Director to jointly lead CBC with the Director of Operations and Development.

Creative Black Country (CBC) is led by a Core Consortium of Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations, Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council and Walsall Voluntary Action (working as Black Country Together CIC), Multistory and Black Country Touring (Arts Council England National Portfolio organisations).

This consortium brings together the community and voluntary sector and the expertise of professional arts producers with a long-standing commitment to the Black Country’s creative and cultural ecology and a depth and breadth of knowledge of leading contemporary arts practice.

For more information, including the key principles of the role and the fixed fee, click here.

The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Friday, 25th July 2019.

Cranstoun Sandwell needs Administrator

Cranstoun Sandwell invites applications for a competent and experienced Administrator to support the delivery of drug and alcohol services in Sandwell.

Salary range: £18,426 to £19,171 per annum pro rata
Hours per week: 35 hours per week
Term: Fixed for 12 months

Based on the Oldbury Road, in Smethwick, you will be required to carry out general administrative and reception duties, as well as contributing to the performance reporting for the service. You will support the team by providing high quality and comprehensive customer relations.

You should have experience in general team administration, maintaining an efficient reception area, ensuring excellent customer service is provided when greeting visitors and answering the telephone. You will be able to work to deadlines, and be confident in dealing with partnering professionals and clients, as well as coordinating and supporting colleagues in their administrative work.

You will also be required to provide evening cover of one day a week until 8 pm, on a rota-basis.

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

Cranstoun Sandwell welcome applications from all sections of the community.

To download an application pack, visit

The closing date for applications is Friday, 26th July 2019.

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

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

Cranstoun Sandwell is a Registered Charity.

Community Engagement Officer for Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trust aims to reconnect the people of Birmingham and the Black Country with our amazing natural environment.

As the Community Engagement Officer, your role will be to inspire and support people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about, enjoy and care for our urban wildlife. Working at sites and community settings across the conurbation, you will develop projects with community groups, deliver creative outdoor learning sessions with schools and run health and well-being in nature courses for people from diverse backgrounds.

Term: Full Time
Salary: £20,365

For further details and link to application documents click here.

The deadline for applications is 10 am on Monday, 15th July.


Community Coordinator and Outreach Worker sought for Smethwick

Soho Victoria Friends & Neighbours in partnership with St Albans Community Association, are seeking to recruit a Community Coordinator and Outreach Worker for the EPIC ‘Right up Your Street’ Project based in Smethwick.

The Partners are looking for a confident team of staff to work on this innovative project over a 20 month period. It starts from the basis that if residents are facilitated to come together and look at changes they want to see, they can lead the change process to benefit individuals, groups and neighbourhoods. With support to develop toolkits, and a set of practical everyday life resources, the community can improve their lives and build community resilience.

Community Co-ordinator (20 months fixed term contract)

To ensure that the results of outreach work with groups of local residents is turned into marketable toolkits and workshops, which residents, partners and local organisations can use to improve their lives & build community resilience.

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Applications close: 12 noon, Wednesday 26 June
Interviews date: Monday, 1 July
Anticipated start date: Monday 5 August.


Community Outreach Worker (16 months fixed term contract)

To create a programme of outreach work, which draws in local residents and enables them to articulate issues and concerns they would like to address. This will be done through a series of workshops, designed to result in useable tools and approaches to problem solving, which improve their lives and build community resilience.

Job Description
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Applications close: 12 noon, Wednesday 26th June
Interview date: Thursday, 25 July
Anticipated start date: Monday, 2 September.

Completed application forms should emailed to

Please note it is essential for applicants applying for these posts to have the use of a car.


Employment Opportunity – Black Country Near Neighbours Coordinator

Looking for rewarding work that makes a real difference?

Near Neighbours brings people together from diverse backgrounds and faiths, building co-operation, to change places and communities for the better.

Established in 2014, we are looking for a new Near Neighbours coordinator for the Black Country to further develop this work.

You will be a natural networker, familiar with faith motivated community development projects, and have a passionate commitment to promote positive attitudes to religious and ethnic diversity.

For further details of the post, and how to apply, download the Job Description and Person Specification details from the link below:



Closing date: 10th June, 10am,  Interviews: 17th June, Walsall.

Could you be Head of Finance at Options for Life?

In 2018, Options for Life celebrated 30 years of providing high quality care and is actively planning for its future. The last 18 months have seen exciting changes at the charity and new ways of working have been implemented. There is a clear focus on the voice of the participant to ensure the quality of their experience is top priority. A new dynamic leadership team and an enthusiastic staff team are making a huge difference.

Options for Life would like to invite applications for the post of Head of Finance.  You will be a key member of the Senior Leadership Team and play a critical role in ensuring the organisation’s continued success in delivering the next exciting and challenging phase of its new strategic plan.

Salary: £35,525 per annum, pro-rata
Hours per week: 22.5 hours

The successful applicant will manage all aspects of finance, including all internal reporting and regulatory compliance obligations, financial planning and to continuously assess business risk factors in support of SLT/Board decision-making.

You must be able to demonstrate a successful track record of leading and delivering on both strategic and short-term financial planning.

You will be required to prove your eligibility for UK employment and must undergo an enhanced DBS check, paid for by Options for Life.

Application packs are available from  For an informal discussion contact Nicola Thomson, CEO, on 0121 544 6611.

The closing date for applications is 4 pm on Tuesday, 14 May 2019.

Interviews will be on Wednesday, 29 May 2019.

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