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Mini Bus Driver wanted at St Albans Community Association

St Albans supports members of the local community with a range of activities that improves their quality of life. They also run a daily luncheon club.

The charity is seeking to hire a part-time mini bus driver for the centre’s lunch club and day care service transport provision, including routine safety checks on the vehicle.

Salary: 16 hours per week, £9.00 per hour
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Monday & Friday (8.30 am – 5.00 pm with half an hour lunch)

Duties will include:
• Operating the routes, collecting vulnerable and elderly clients from given pick-up points along the route and delivering them to St Albans; collecting them from St Albans and dropping them back at the given points.
• Responsible for the health and safety, comfort and welfare of pupils and staff.
• Carrying out daily and weekly vehicle checks, and to carry out basic maintenance.
• Reporting any vehicle defects, faults, incidents and accidents
• Ensuring the vehicle is in a clean and roadworthy condition before and after use.
• Refuelling vehicles as required.
• Covering for absent colleagues.
• Maintaining company image; working attire should be worn at all times and kept in a clean and tidy condition.
• Working within health and safety guidelines and other guidelines that may be issued from time-to-time
• Working within the constraints and guidelines as set out in the Minibus Drivers’ Operating Instructions.
• During holiday periods perform maintenance duties within the school as requested by the Deputy and or CEO.
• Undertaking any associated duties as required by the deputy and or CEO.

For further information, a job description and / or an application form, please call Carol Coleman or Martine Crooks on 0121 558 0018.

The closing date for this vacancy is Wednesday, 18th March.  Interviews are planned for Monday, 23rd March.


Community Offer (Two posts) at Agewell

Do you have a passion for working with people in your local community, helping them to thrive not just survive? Do you also have experience in helping people to access support in their local community?

Community Offer supports Sandwell residents over the age of 18 so applicants musts be willing to travel across the Sandwell borough.

If you have answered yes to these questions, have a full clean driving license and access to a vehicle, please help Agewell to build a stronger Sandwell by supporting people through the Community Offer Service.

To apply for these post please contact Louise Jones at louise.jones@agewelluk.org.uk.

Visit Agewell’s website


Parent Carer Engagement Coordinator for SPDC

Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children is a registered charity providing support for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) and their families in Sandwell. Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund, SPDC are looking for a passionate and committed individual to join the charity to lead their Parent Carers Together Project.

Job title: Parents Carer Engagement Coordinator
Salary: £25,000
Location: SPDC offices and various community locations
Hours: Full time – 37 hours per week.

This three year project will support parent carers to be more connected socially, building relationships with peers, creating an ‘experts through experience’ model whilst raising confidence, self-esteem and increasing resilience and coping strategies to manage daily life.

If you are creative, motivated and enthusiastic with the ability to work on your own initiative to achieve outcomes, we would like to hear from you. Sandwell Parents for Disabled Children values commitment, enthusiasm and innovative ideas. For the right person this role will be very fulfilling.

Visit SPDC’s website at www.sp-dc.org for an application pack.  Please note CVs will not be accepted.

Applications close at 5.00 pm on Monday, 16th March 2020.

If you feel that you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification and you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Diane Rai, Manager, or Linda Lloyd, Events Co-ordinator, on 0121 565 2410.

SPDC is committed to safeguarding children and young people therefore all post holders are required to obtain an enhanced disclosure of criminal convictions with the Disclosure and Barring Service.


Opportunities at Dorothy Parkes

The Dorothy Parkes Centre is a community centre based in Smethwick. The Centre opened in 2000 and was created out of the ‘Old Church’ parish hall by an innovative partnership between the Parish Church Council, Sandwell Area Health Authority, Harborne Parish Lands Charity, New Opportunities Fund and the Church Urban Fund.

The Centre is seeking to recruit to the following roles:

Community Navigator at Dorothy Parkes Centre
Sessional Youth Worker
Community Navigator at Sandwell Community Hubs

Please click here for full information about the vacancies, including salary, length of contract, job description, person spec and application forms.

Applications for the Community Navigator roles close at 4 pm on Wednesday, 11th March 2020.
The sessional worker post is a rolling post.


Administrator (ESOL) and Reception Cover at Brushstrokes

Brushstrokes is seeking to recruit a part-time Administrator (ESOL) and Reception Cover for their office in Smethwick.

Hours per week: 14 Hours per week
Salary: SCP 13-15 £16,935.00 – £17,595.00 per annum, pro rata.
Term: Fixed contract from 01.04.2020 to 31.03.2022

You will provide administrative support to the project and specifically for the effective delivery of Brushstrokes English Language Course. Previous experience in an administration role is essential, together with working with refugees, asylum seekers or vulnerable migrants. You will also provide reception cover when required, therefore, the ability to listen and respond appropriately to general enquiries is also essential.

Brushstrokes is a partnership project established in the year 2000 between Father Hudson’s Care (FHC), the Infant Jesus Sisters, the parish of St Philip Neri and the Sisters of our lady of charity of the good shepherd. The project aims to meet the specific needs of newcomers to the area including refugees, asylum seekers and migrant groups.

Please visit www.fatherhudsons.org.uk for an application form or e-mail personnel@fatherhudsons.org.uk quoting post reference number P1351.

The closing date for applications is 27th February 2020. Interviews will be on 6th March 2020.


Centre Manager wanted to join the team at iSE

Social Enterprise Development organisation iSE is seeking an experienced Centre Manager to continue the success of the Sparkbrook Women’s Enterprise HUB (WEH).

Location: Women’s Enterprise HUB (WEH) Sparkbrook, 249 Ladypool Road, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, B12 8LF

Salary: £30,500 per annum pro rata

Hours of work: 30 hours per week

Following a refurbishment in 2016, the HUB offers inspiring office units, co-working space and a place to meet and access support to develop women-led businesses for women in the local community. iSE is keen to continue to develop the HUB as a local facility for women-led businesses and deliver associated projects to support engagement, start up and business growth.

Download the full job description from the website, here.

Questions about the role should be directed to Mariam Yate on 0121 0121 663 1711 or email mariam.yate@i-se.co.uk

Applications by CV and covering letter to iSE CEO sarah.crawley@i-se.co.uk

The application deadline is 9.00 am Wednesday, 4th March 2020. Interviews will be week commencing 16 March.

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Opportunities at Sport 4 Life

School isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pass exams, get a job or find your purpose. Sport 4 Life UK is a charity that gives young people the life skills needed to move into education, training and employment through sports themed personal development services. The charity would like to invite applications for two posts:

Sports Leadership and Sport Trainer
To deliver accredited Sports Leaders UK qualifications (potentially plus others) and sport engagement sessions for young people aged 11-29 years, across a variety of community and school settings.
For a job pack click here.

Employability Trainer
To deliver training programmes on social action and employability (including employer-led training – e.g. mock interviews) for young people aged 11-29 years across a variety of community and school settings
For a job pack click here.

The deadline for both applications is Monday, 2 March 2020.

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BUDS require an Activity Coordinator

Better Understanding of Dementia for Sandwell (BUDS) is an independent Charity which provide services for people diagnosed with dementia, their carers and families within the Borough of Sandwell.

The main focus of this role will be to ensure people living with Dementia have the opportunity to socialise, receive support and take part in a variety of stimulating activities. The hourly rate is £10.83 per hour.

You must have compassion and demonstrate a commitment to the services delivered by BUDS and people living with Dementia.

In addition to other duties, you will:

• Be required to coordinate a programme of stimulating activities tailored to individual needs and preferences.

• You must have a minimum of one year’s work experience in the health and social care sector for older people.

• Be willing to work towards QCF (NVQ) Health and Social Care relevant qualifications and other training opportunities.

• Work at various venues within Sandwell Borough and Dudley Borough. Usual working hours are 12 per week with extra hours available to provide cover for other Staff leave.

The post will be subject to a basic DBS check. Please note CV’s are not accepted.

Applicants are invited to request an application pack. Telephone 0121 565 3721, email info@buds.co.uk or write to BUDS, George Road Community Church, Hope House, 142 George Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 9LN.

For an informal discussion please contact Sharon Crowley, Services Manager: 0121 565 3721 or email sharon.crowley@buds.co.uk

The closing date for applications is 4.00 pm on Thursday, 27 February 2020.


Fundraising and Marketing Officer at Options for Life

Options for Life, based in Oldbury, is a not for profit charitable business, providing a range of innovative opportunities for people with learning disabilities. The charity is looking to recruit a Fundraising and Marketing Officer.

Salary: £22,000 pro-rata
Hours per week: 25
Term: Permanent

If you are a motivated, committed individual looking for your next challenge and would like to be a part of Options for Life’s future, then this may be the job for you.

You should be a creative, confident and energetic individual, able to engage and motivate supporters in generating income and raising the profile of the charity.

You should also be a ‘can do’ team player who is driven and strives to work to excellent standards.

If you feel you match these requirements, Options for Life would very much like to hear from you. A full application pack, including application form and job description, is available from the website. Please click here. Do not send CVs.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 26th February. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 3rd March.

 


Brushstrokes seeks Immigration Adviser

Brushstrokes Community Project, based in Smethwick, is looking to recruit an experienced Immigration Adviser. You will deliver immigration advice to OISC standards and provide casework support service to clients whose status affects access to housing, health, welfare benefits and social care.

Salary: SCP 26-28 £24,034.00 – £25,628.00 per annum, pro rata.
Hours per week: Up to 33.5
Term: Fixed contract until March 2023

The post holder will be located in Smethwick but will frequent outreach locations, as well as support other advisers delivering immigration advice at a drop-in service in Oldbury.

The successful candidate will either be a qualified solicitor, or have OISC level 2, with knowledge of current asylum and immigration law and entitlements to welfare benefits, housing, health and social care. You will understand the issues faced by recent migrants and be able to work with individuals from differing social and cultural backgrounds.

You should be familiar with casework management systems, OISC audit requirements with experience of supervising paid or volunteers advisors and a commitment work to the project’s ethos of ‘Welcoming the Stranger’.

On appointment, an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service will be undertaken. For a discussion about the role please contact Dave Newall direct on 0121 565 2234.

Visit www.fatherhudsons.org.uk for an application form or e-mail personnel@fatherhudsons.org.uk quoting post reference number P1347

Applications close on Sunday, 23 February 2020. Interviews take place on Friday, 28 February 2020.


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