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Black Country Women’s Aid: Learning and Development Administrator

Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking. Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions. All services are client and needs led.

Job Title: Learning and Development Administrator
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours per week), based in Sandwell
Salary: £20,849 – £22,099
Closing date: 4th July 2022

All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?

We are looking for an organised and efficient Learning and Development Administrator to assist with the day-to-day administration within the team.

This is a great opportunity for someone who has excellent communication skills, a strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritise their workload.

The Role:

You will assist within the administration of the staff intranet, collating and inputting information into news templates, monitoring feedback surveys and reporting functionality issues to the Learning and Development Specialist. The post holder will coordinate internal and external training requests, including booking rooms or scheduling online training links, sourcing trainers and distributing training feedback forms.

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If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you. Click here for more information about this role.

Please contact recruitment@blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk if you are interested in applying for this position.

CVs will not be accepted.


Black Country Women’s Aid: IRIS Advocate Educator

Black Country Women’s Aid (BCWA) is an established charity working across the Black Country and wider West Midlands providing accommodation and community support services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual abuse and human trafficking. Services range from advocacy, civil remedies, support in court, individual and group support and access to a range of therapeutic interventions. All services are client and needs led.

Job Title: IRIS Advocate Educator
Position available: 1 full-time position (37.5 hours), based across the Black Country
Salary: £25,590 – £27,671
Closing date: 04 July 2022, however, will close earlier if sufficient suitable applications are received

All interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams

Is this you?

We are looking for a confident, organised and compassionate individual be part of our IRIS service. The post holder will deliver domestic abuse training, work in partnership with health and other agency professionals and provide emotional and practical support, risk assessment and safety planning to standard and medium risk clients.

The Role:

IRIS is a specialist domestic violence and abuse (DVA) training, support and referral programme for general practices. The IRIS Advocate Educator provides in-house domestic abuse training and ongoing consultancy for general practice teams and is an advocate to whom patients can be referred for support. As an Advocate Educator, you will provide tailored practical and emotional support to clients referred by trained GP practices.

You will be part of a national network of IRIS Advocate Educators who deliver training to local GP practices to raise awareness of domestic abuse and improve early identification.

Click here for Job Description.

If you are self-driven, conscientious, hardworking with lots of ambition we would love to hear from you. Click here for more information about this role.

Please contact recruitment@blackcountrywomensaid.co.uk if you are interested in applying for this position.

CVs will not be accepted.


Black Country and West Birmingham CCG Annual General Meeting

You are invited to the Black Country and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group AGM. This will be a virtual meeting on Monday, 27 June 2022, 4.30 pm – 6.30 pm. The event will be streamed live via Microsoft Teams

The organisation will be reflecting on its work in the past year and sharing financial accounts.

Members of the public are welcome to submit any questions they may have to bcwbccg.gb@nhs.net before the day.


New Black Country Support After Suicide Service

A Black Country Support After Suicide Service was launched on Wednesday, 1st June, 2022.  The new service will provide support for the next of kin and close family members, of any age, including children and young people, who are bereaved by suicide in Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton.  

The core opening hours will be Monday to Friday 10.00 am – 6.00 pm.  However, support will also be provided up to 8.00 pm, weekdays or at weekends, so that you can access the service at a time that suits you best.

More information


Community Transport Minibus hire and MIDAS Training

Community Transport is a multi-regional, registered charity, which has been operating in local communities since the 1960s. One of the many things in which they specialise is accessible passenger transport with the added CT touch!

The organisation works regularly with schools, local authorities, West Midlands Ambulance Service, and many community groups in their operating regions of the Midlands and the North-East of England.

The MIDAS trained drivers are fully equipped to transport passengers of varying degrees of mobility. Undergoing strict background checks, the friendly and professional drivers take passengers to and from their destination safely, in comfort and ease.

If you use your own transport or wish to hire one of CT’s vehicles on a self-drive basis, the charity can offer accessible and standard MIDAS training to ensure that your nominated driver is driving to a safe operating standard.

Community Transport have sites based in Sandwell, Birmingham, Bilston, and Coventry covering the West Midlands and Newcastle, covering the North-east.

Bilston Office: 01902 491 209.   Manager:  Sue.cozens@communitytransport.org  Admin: Catherine.ranson@communitytransport.org

Coventry Office: 02476 691 433.  Manager: Shaun.loakes@communitytransport.org  

Birmingham Office: 0121 771 1520 1520.  Manager: Rafal.piecha@communitytransport.org  Admin: Tom.kelly@communitytransport.org

 

MIDAS Training

For MIDAS related enquiries, please contact the trainers for more information.

Richard Figg on 07889 417 029  Richard.figg@communitytransport.org or

Anil Heer on 07974 626 841 Anil.Heer@communitytransport.org

Visit the website

 


How much do you know about Black Country Mental Heath?

Black Country Mental Health started in 1976 as Dudley Association for Mental Health and over the years has morphed into the current name.

The charity was established to promote the preservation and maintenance of good mental health as well as assisting with the recovery of and providing support for those people experiencing emotional or mental distress in the Black Country, (The Metropolitan Boroughs of Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhampton) and such other areas as the board of Trustees shall from time to time define.

The organisation’s core work includes:

  • Peer mentoring groups around anxiety and depression meeting face to face either in the evening, daytime, or evening group via Zoom.
  • Oliver’s Legacy groups for anyone affected by suicide face to face meeting early afternoon or early evening.
  • Loss bereavement group face to face for loss of the individual through dementia or natural causes.
  • Female only face to face evening group for anyone who has experienced a trauma.
  • Horticultural project managing a Walled Garden and glasshouses.
  • Drop in Place of Welcome Sundays between 3.00 pm & 5.00 pm.
  • Support telephone line 7 days  a week, 10.00 am till 11.00 pm
  • Regular telephone calls to support people, daily, weekly, or less frequently.

Black Country Mental Heath work with primary schools to train pupils as peer mentors to support their peers with anxiety issues and to work with teaching and support staff.  Volunteers always welcomed to help in the office, fundraising, support or help to run groups.

Call 01384 685060 or 07951580792.  Email: enquiries@blackcountrymentalhealth.org.uk

Visit the website at www.blackcountrymentalhealth.org.uk

 


Engagement Opportunity regarding the new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital

Midland Metropolitan University Hospital in Smethwick is opening in 2023. Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust want to make it easier for patients and visitors to find their way around the hospital. The Trust want to explore with you what would work best for you, perhaps the use of maps on your phone, signs in the hospital, volunteers to point you in the right direction, or a combination.

The Trust would like to make sure it has listened to your ideas and suggestions of what would work for everyone visiting the hospital.

You are invited to join one of two workshops being held in March 2022. There will be an opportunity to look at examples of what exists elsewhere in the country and seek your views on what would be most helpful to you when visiting the hospital.

In-person Workshop: Tuesday 15th March 2022 at 10.00 am,  at Lodge Road Community Centre, Lodge Road, West Bromwich B70 8PJ

To book a place onto this face to face workshop please email swbh.engagement@nhs.net or call 0121 507 2671 or book directly via Eventbrite.

Online Workshop: Wednesday 16th March 2022 at 2.00 pm.  To book a place and receive the link to the workshop, please email swbh.engagement@nhs.net or call 0121 507 2671 or book directly via Eventbrite.

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust hope that you are able to join them at one of the workshops.


£1.8 million paid out to good causes by easyfundraising!

Voluntary organisations in our region are receiving a share of £1.8m in donations.

Thousands of good causes are able to update their facilities, buy new equipment, and improve their services, thanks to fundraising website easyfundraising and their low-maintenance approach to fundraising. Through the easyfundraising platform, 6,000 online retailers including Sainsbury’s, eBay, Amazon, M&S, Just Eat and Argos will donate to third sector organisations for free.

To take advantage of this free income stream for your organisation, find out more here: http://efraising.org/ESEu7uhKtU


Hip Arthritis project, Black Country and West Birmingham CCG

Healthier Futures Academy, part of the Black Country and West Birmingham CCG, is focused on improving healthcare services through gathering intelligence and listening to patients’ experiences. Healthier Futures are currently undertaking a patient feedback project exploring people’s experiences of NHS treatments and care for Hip Arthritis in Sandwell and Walsall, to see if and how these might be improved.

Last year the NHS undertook an analysis of the Hip Arthritis treatments received by patients from different backgrounds. This found differences in the number of patients being referred from primary to secondary care for Hip Arthritis based on affluence/deprivation, with more patients from affluent backgrounds being referred than those from more deprived backgrounds.  It also found that patients from more affluent backgrounds are more likely to have Hip Replacement surgery.

Healthier Futures want to understand the reasons behind these trends and why people from different socio-economic backgrounds are not accessing the same levels of treatment.

They are interested in speaking with patients from a range of ‘socio-economic/class’ backgrounds to explore and compare experiences. This intelligence will help NHS senior managers decide if there is anything that can be done to improve Hip treatment and enable people from a greater range of backgrounds to receive secondary care.

Healthier Futures are planning to recruit patients and conduct interviews from February to April.

If you would like to discuss the project and take part in an interview please contact:

Rosalind Smithson at rosalind.smithson@nhs.net or call 07977 947438 or

Bruno Barbosa at bruno.barbosa1@nhs.net or call 07977947401.

Further information


Black Country Healthcare Learning Disabilities Webinar: 17th February 2022

The Black Country Healthcare Foundation Trust will be hosting a Learning Disabilities Webinar on Thursday, 17th of February, 10.00 am to 11.30 am.

This event will be an opportunity to find out what the Black Country Healthcare has to offer to support people with learning disabilities and an opportunity to ask questions from clinical experts during the Q&A session.

Your Zoom joining details will be sent out to you closer to the event.

Black Country Healthcare Foundation look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Find out more about the webinar and register here.


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