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Administrator and Co-ordinator required at Smethwick CAN

Smethwick (CAN) Church Action Network, is seeking to recruit two new staff members to join their dedicated team. Alongside the existing food bank, allotment, Community Café and Places of Welcome, Smethwick CAN is launching Smethwick ChangeSpaces (a new co-working space) and a food hub (incorporating a community owned food pantry).

Smethwick CAN Administrator
Hours: equivalent to 3 days per week)
Salary: £10,800 per annum (equivalent to a full-time salary of £18,000)

The post holder will provide administrative, financial and operational support for Smethwick CAN, with the main focus being the set up of the new Food Hub.  You will also be responsible for volunteer recruitment and support for the new co-working space.

This is an exciting, varied and key role for the charity and associated social enterprises / cooperative businesses.

Smethwick Food Bank Coordinator
(Hours: equivalent to 2 days per week)
Salary: £7,200 per annum (equivalent to a full-time salary of £18,000)

Smethwick food bank provides an essential service feeding families in crisis. Although it is hoped one day to be able to close or significantly reduce this service, there is sadly still a huge need to provide support to individuals and families facing hardship. Your role will be to oversee the operation of food bank providing support to staff, team leaders and our amazing volunteers.

Both posts will be based at Smethwick ChangeSpaces (Trinity Street, Smethwick)  the new co-working hub, to be launch next month.

Job descriptions and person specifications forms for both roles are available by emailing director@smethwickcan.org or can be downloaded from the Smethwick CAN or Smethwick Food Bank Facebook page. You can also download them from  http://bit.ly/scanjobs19

Please email your CV and a covering letter (indicating which post(s) you are applying for) to director@smethwickcan.org outlining your suitability for the role based on the job description and person specification. Exceptional candidates may be considered for a full time role that combines both posts.

The closing date for application is 5:00 pm on Monday, 3 June 2019.

Interviews will take place on 10 & 11 June 2019.


Community posts for Partner Organisations in Smethwick

Friends and Neighbours in partnership with St Albans Community Centre, seeks to recruit a Community Co-ordinator and Outreach Worker.

The partners are looking for a confident team of staff to work on an innovative project over an 18 month period. It starts from the basis that if residents are facilitated to come together and look at changes they want to see, and then, with practical support they can lead the change process to benefit individuals, groups and neighbourhood, and, at the same time, develop toolkits, a set of practical everyday life resources, with the community that can be used by others to improve their lives & 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.
See Job description and personal spec

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 through a series of workshops, designed to result in usable tools and approaches to problem solving, which improve their lives and build community resilience. See job description and personal spec.

A Car Driver is essential both posts

Please send CV via email to community@friendsandneighbours.org by Thursday, 6 June. Please state the position applying for in subject bar.

Successful CV applicants will be e-mailed an application form by 10th June. The closing date for the return of application forms is 12 noon on Wednesday 26th

Interviews will be on:

Monday 1st July for Community Co-ordinator
(Anticipated start date Monday 5th August 2019)

On Thursday 25th July for Outreach Worker
(Anticipated start date Monday 2nd September 2019)


Part-time opportunities at Yemeni Community Association

The Yemeni Community Association in Sandwell Ltd (YCA) are pleased to announce they have secured funding from the Big Lottery Fund – Reaching Communities, to deliver its ‘Wellness for All’ programme and as a result are recruiting to fill three vacancies.

Two Part-Time Community Development Officers (22.5 &15hrs p/w)
£24.377 per annum (pro-rota)

One Part-Time Administration worker (16 hrs p/w)
£8.320 per annum

The ‘Wellness for All’ programme aims to deliver a programme of activities with the overall aim of promoting English language skills, employability abilities and enhanced mental wellbeing. The successful candidates will be available to work three set days a week (on occasion some weekend and evening working may be required).

For Job description and person specification please email Ragih Muflihi at info@yca-sandwell.org.uk specifying the vacancy you wish to apply for.

The closing date for applications is 31 May, 2019


Spring Housing Association seeks Arabic Speaking Coordinator

Spring Housing Association has an ideal opportunity for a refugee/asylum seeker support worker, or similar, with some experience and wishing to develop competency in training, partnership work and project coordination. Spring is committed to supporting the post holder to develop and succeed through consultancy inputs, mentoring and training.

Role: Lifehacks Coordinator (Arabic Speaking)
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Hours per week: 37.5 (job share and secondment considered)

You will take ownership of the pilot Life Hacks learning programme and drive it forward. You will co-ordinate the programme day to day and personally deliver training across one site in Birmingham and one other site to be agreed (West Midlands). We expect up to 20 learners to participate during the pilot. Most will be Arabic speakers and so an ability to speak and understand basic Arabic is essential. The programme will run initially for one year and we are offering a 12 month contract. Continuation will be conditional on performance and funding.

The Life Hacks (Foundation Life Skills) programme is focused on mental and physical wellbeing, beliefs and values, rights and responsibilities, personal safety and risk (drugs and alcohol, e-safety, anti-social behaviour, consent, hate crime, knife crime, CSE, county lines), Asylum and status.

The Life Hacks (Practical Life Skills) programme is focused on various practical areas of personal safety, wellbeing, tenancy and work readiness: housing and tenancy; nutrition and food; healthy life styles; sexual health and relationships; money management; household skills; making a home; security and safety; community; preparation for work; phone calls & appointments.

Development of the Life Hacks training resources themselves is being commissioned separately, but you will have opportunity to input into content, approach, testing and revision and particularly as the programme rolls out and may require changes.

As part of the commitment to make Spring a great place to work, a comprehensive reward and benefits package is offered.

Spring Housing Association takes safeguarding of vulnerable people seriously. Applicants will be subject to Safer Recruitment Checks.

Please read carefully through the comprehensive application pack and contact Spring on 0121 663 1443 if you have further questions.

Application pack available at https://springhousing.org.uk/jobs/

Closing date: 9:00 am on Wednesday, 29th May 2019


Spring Housing Association seeks Community and Digital Support Coach

Spring Housing Association is looking to recruit a full-time Community and Digital Support Coach, to form part of a new core staff team of three, plus volunteers. Together, you will provide high quality support to our tenants and local community members around all aspects of digital and finance inclusion and through volunteering and community action projects.

Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Hours per week: 37.5 (job share & part-time considered)

You will need to be a people person who wants to make a difference, promoting opportunities and sharing your skills and experience with a passion to see others learn and move forward in their own understanding. You will have lots of scope to create different, impactful activities.

If you feel excited by the opportunity and have the attitude and related know how needed to build something to be proud of, then you are encouraged you to apply.

As part of the commitment to make Spring a great place to work, a comprehensive reward and benefits package is offered.

Please read through carefully the comprehensive application pack and contact Spring Housing Association on 0121 663 1443 if you have further questions, or if you require a printed version.

Download the Application Pack from https://springhousing.org.uk/jobs/

The closing date for applications is 9:00 am, on Thursday, 23rd May 2019.

Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.


Brushstrokes seeks Project Coordinator

Brushstrokes is an award-winning project in partnership with Father Hudson’s Care, The Infant Jesus Sisters and the parish of St Philip Neri, Smethwick. The project is well established with a proven track record in supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Sandwell and surrounding areas. Brushstrokes is leading on the project with three partners to deliver information and advice to vulnerable EU Citizens on the EU settlement scheme. The project is funded by the Home Office for a period of 12 months.

Salary: SCP 23-27 £21,865 – £24,824 per annum
Hours: 37 Hours per week (part-time considered)
Term: 12 months Fixed Term Contract

Brushstrokes is seeking to recruit a Project Coordinator to support the delivery of this new project. Successful candidates will understand the rights of EU citizens and the EU settlement scheme and have experience of coordinating and delivering partnership projects.

You will have experience of providing advice and promoting services to vulnerable clients in community settings. You must be familiar with casework management systems, and be able to deliver training and supervision to staff and volunteers. You should possess strong monitoring and evaluation skills and a commitment to work to the project’s ethos of ‘Welcoming the Stranger’.

An Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be requested by Father Hudson’s Care if appointed.

For a discussion about the role you can call 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 P1306

The closing date for applications is Monday, 27 May 2019.
Interviews will be held on Friday, 31 May 2019.


Female Support Worker (Maternity Cover) at Birmingham Methodist District

Birmingham Methodist District would like to recruit a Female Support Worker, to cover maternity leave, at the Jericho Foundation, Balsall Heath, Birmingham. The Support Worker will work as part of the Adavu project, offering long-term support and advocacy for adult survivors of modern slavery. There are currently two support workers.  See www.adavu.org.uk for further information.

Salary: £17,868 p.a. (initial appointment for 9 months, with a possible extension to 12 months)
Hours:  32 hours per week (0.8 FTE (Full Time Equivalent)

You will:

• Support adult victims/ survivors of modern day slavery when facing transition, primarily due to transition from 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.

• 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.

• 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.

• Have an element of work facilitating a regular client drop-in session which will be a Birmingham venue to be confirmed.

Please e-mail info@adavu.org.uk for an application pack or ring 0121 647 1960 and ask for Adavu: (Note: the office is staffed 9 am -3 pm Monday to Friday).

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on Monday, 27th May 2019. Interviews will be held on Mon 3rd June 2019.

This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).  The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check with barring information before starting the post.

 

 


Trident Reach helping to overcome barriers to education and work

Trident Reach is part of the Building Better Opportunities Project, on the Family Matters strand, across the Black Country.

The project delivers one to one, and group support, to people wanting to overcome barriers to get back in to education, training and work or self-employment.

Trident Reach deliver in Sandwell and Dudley and can visit people in community venues close to them, to meet their needs. They are also able to sign post to the many more partners on the project or other agencies and organisations, as appropriate.

Please contact the team on 0121 226 5810.


Project Coordinator required at Brushstrokes

Brushstrokes is an award-winning project in partnership with Father Hudson’s Care, The Infant Jesus Sisters and the parish of St Philip Neri, Smethwick. The project is well established with a proven track record in supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in Sandwell and surrounding areas. Brushstrokes is leading on a project with three partners to deliver information and advice to vulnerable EU Citizens on the EU settlement scheme.

Brushstrokes require a Project Coordinator to work with the team to support the delivery of this new project. Successful candidates will understand the rights of EU citizens and the EU settlement scheme and have experience of coordinating and delivering partnership projects.

Salary: SCP 23-27 £21,865 – £24,824 per annum
Hours per week: 37 (part-time considered)
Term: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

You will have experience of providing advice and promoting services to vulnerable clients in community settings. You must be familiar with casework management systems, have an ability to deliver training and supervision to staff and volunteers, strong monitoring and evaluation skills and possess a commitment work to the project’s ethos of ‘Welcoming the Stranger’ .

An enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be requested by FHC if appointed.

For a discussion about the role you can call 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 P1305

The closing date for applications is 6 May 2019. Interviews will be held on 10 May 2019.


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 hr@optionsforlife.info.  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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