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Omega have opportunities for a General Manager and Grant Fundraisers

Omega, the National Association for End of Life Care, work hard to raise standards in end of life care by supporting caregivers looking after someone with a terminal illness, people who are themselves end of life, and those who have been bereaved. Omega would like to invite applications for the following:

General Manager 
Salary £25,000-£30,000

This is a fantastic, full-time opportunity for a versatile, experienced Office Manager with strong people and project management skills.

Equally, the role might be suitable for someone wishing to consider a Chartered Manager degree (Level 6) or an Operations of Departmental Manager (Level 5) apprenticeship.

You will provide executive assistance to the Director and will work closely with the Finance Officer and the Director of Programmes. This a varied role working with colleagues from across the organisation on a range of different projects. You must therefore, be someone who enjoys being at the heart of everything, who can lead and inspire an enthusiastic, experienced admin team co-ordinating the work of a growing national charity.

You will be resourceful, thoughtful and collaborative and must have strong ICT skills, experience of supporting colleagues working remotely and be able to plan and efficiently implement change. Communications skills and business acumen would also be useful.

Based in Shrewsbury you will be responsible for three offices on two sites and will also provide support for colleagues working from home and help to organise events and activities across the West Midlands and beyond.
Like to learn more about this position?

To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV and a letter setting out what motivated you to apply to thomas@omega.uk.net. Alternatively, for a confidential preliminary discussion, call Thomas Memery on 01743 245088.  Applications close at 5.00 pm on 20th July 2021.


Grant Fundraiser (up to 3 posts)
£21,000 – £30,000

Could you help Omega communicate the change they make to people’s lives? Do you have a passion for writing, and can you adapt your message for your intended audience of grant-making foundations and other funders?

Could you help Omega tell its story using words and data?

Are you target-driven and could help the organisation to grow?

Omega welcome applications from candidates with grant fundraising, copy-writing or technical report writing experience or relevant commercial, academic, communications or marketing backgrounds.

The starting salary is dependent upon experience and will be subject to regular review. Omega intend to make a full-time appointment and create up to two part-time vacancies based in their Shrewsbury office.

There may be an opening for an exceptional candidate with limited grant fundraising experience but who can demonstrate that they are a good team player and have what it takes to make progress quickly. Omega may also be able to accommodate an element of flexible working; geography need not be a barrier.

Send a detailed CV and a covering letter describing your motivation to apply and details of your current salary. Please contact Thomas Memery, Director, on 01743 245 088 or thomas@omega.uk.net, for an initial conversation.  Applications close at 5.00 pm on 20th July 2021.



Development Manager position at wMUCH

Looking for a new challenge in an exciting role that will contribute to new housing solutions for the West Midlands? West Midlands Urban Community Homes (wMUCH) is a hub for knowledge and expertise that exists to inspire and support a new wave of community led housing and is seeking a Development Manager

The Development Manager will lead the organisation and help to deliver on the organisation’s ambitious objectives over the next couple of years. This person will be the Lead Officer, part of a two person staff team and overseeing a pool of associate Community Led Housing Advisers.

The individual will play a vital role in continuing to establish the advice service and wMUCH as the go-to hub for community led housing support, nurturing and building our network and securing a sustainable future for the organisation.

This is a diverse role, leading a small, young and ambitious organisation. This work would suit an enterprising, adaptable and resilient candidate with a proactive and can-do approach to their work.

Salary: £40,600

Contract: This is a full time role, but we are keen to consider a range of options that might work for great candidates, which could include part time, job share and secondment opportunities.

Term: The role will be on a fixed term basis to December 2022 initially, with a possibility of extension.

Location: wMUCH works on a home working/ agile working basis. There may be opportunities to spend some time working at the office locations of founding members in Birmingham. wMUCH works primarily across Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall, Wolverhampton and can also work in the surrounding areas. Staff should be flexible to travel to different locations across our areas of operation and the ideal candidate will have knowledge these areas.

Apply: Application is by cover letter and CV. wMUCH welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds, ages and identities.

Full details of the role and the application process can be found here.

Applications close 12 noon on Monday 5th July, 2021.

Creative Black Country are looking for a Maternity Cover Programme Coordinator

Creative Black Country are looking for a Programme Coordinator (Maternity cover) to support the delivery of their programme, which is about ‘Making the most of the Black Country through arts, culture and creativity’ and includes activities, events, general operations, reporting, arts and cultural sector development opportunities with and for communities across the Black Country.

The role will provide administrative support to the Directors and, where relevant, the CBC team. It will also act as a key link and liaison with the CBC extended team of arts advisors and creatives, creative partners and stakeholders and the wider community. A key element of the role will be to create and develop online content to increase CBC profile. This will include, but not be limited to, maintaining, creating and delivering administration systems such as finance, marketing, recruitment, schedules, databases, evaluation and research.

Job Title: Programme Coordinator (Maternity Cover)

Contract: 9 months

Preferred start: early August 2021.

Probation Period: 1 month

Salary: NJC spinal points 18 – 20 (£24,982 – £25,991) depending on experience; 6% employer contribution pension (When matched by employee).

Location: Main office facilities will be located at SCVO (Landchard House, Victoria St, West Bromwich, B70 8EX) and occasionally at Black Country Living Museum offices (Tipton Road, Dudley, DY1 4SQ). Remote and/ or working from home will feature as part of the role.

Responsible to: Director of Operations and Development (DOD)

Hours of work: 37 hours per week. This team will operate a flexible hours policy with a “Time Off in Lieu of overtime” (TOIL) system. The role will require some flexibility, e.g. occasional evening and weekend work.

Holidays: 19 days plus bank holidays. The holiday year runs April to March.

You can find out more information, including how to apply and the key closing / interview dates by downloading the following documents:

Thrive into Work Webinar on 21 June 2021

A new, fully funded, employment support service is being launched in the West Midlands from 1 July 2021. Come to this free webinar, on Monday, 21 June: 10.00 am to 11.30 am, to find out more.

The webinar will help you understand what employment support resources are available and how to access them. The event is for individuals who want to find employment support for themselves, or organisations who support individuals to find employment.

The Thrive into Work employment service is based on Individual Placement and Support (IPS) principles. The West Midlands Combined Authority are excited that they are now able to expand the service, so that more people can benefit from this type of employment support.

Who should attend?

Register your attendance here.

Support Worker – Citizens Advice Sandwell & Walsall

Citizens Advice Sandwell & Walsall is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Support Worker to work within a busy team of volunteers and staff. The Support Worker will oversee the functioning of the reception area, welcoming and triaging clients who visit our office.

The ideal person will have excellent customer service skills, be well organised and able to work under pressure whilst maintaining high standards in all aspects of their work.

Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £18,073 (per annum)
Contract: Permanent (subject to satisfactory probationary period)
Location: Sandwell & Walsall (incl. home working).  Main office base Smethwick.

If you require any reasonable adjustment or other assistance to apply for this role, please contact the Recruitment Team at recruitment@citizensadvicesandwell-walsall.org or call 07841 599390.

To see the full job description/personal specification and application form, visit the website here.

Please note CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 5.00 pm on Wednesday, 16th June 2021.
Provisional Interview Date: Thursday, 24th June 2021.


Age UK seeks to appoint a Volunteer Manager

Age UK Birmingham and Sandwell is a dynamic and expanding charity that provides a range of services and programmes for people aged 50 and over.  They are seeking an ambitious, enthusiastic and engaging individual to join the organisation to support their expanding services in line with organisational strategy.

Salary: £26,000 + benefits
Hours: 37 per week

Job Purpose
Volunteers are at the heart of the services that Age UK provide to older people and the core purpose of this role is to lead and co-ordinate the delivery of Age UK Birmingham and Sandwell’s volunteer engagement strategy.

This will include recruitment, development and retention of volunteers to ensure that there is a pool of reliable and experienced volunteers to support the activities of the charity. You will also design and implement evaluation systems to demonstrate the impact of the volunteer programme.

For full job description, application form and information on how to apply, click here.

The deadline for applications is 14th June 2021. Interviews on 23rd and 24th June.

Murray Hall Community Trust have opening for a Finance Support Officer

Murray Hall Community Trust in Tipton is an established charity providing a range of innovate services for children, families, young people and adults.  The organisation would like to invite applications for a Finance Support Officer.

Salary: Point 27, £23,417 per annum
Working hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Sandwell (working across multiple sites)
Contract: Currently to 31.03.2022 subject to continuation funding

Murray Hall will offer:
• 28 Days annual leave + 8 days bank holiday (pro rata for part time employees)
• Auto-enrolment into a workplace pension scheme
• Access to Employee Assistance Programme.

You should have:
A qualification in Finance or Accounting to level 3 AAT or equivalent and good standard of education, GCSE Grade C or equivalent in English & Maths. Not for profit knowledge and experience is essential.

For further details about the role and how to apply, see here.

All applications must be submitted before the closing date of Friday, 25th June.

Interview date to be confirmed.

Come and join Sandwell Employment Support Network!

The Employment Support Network (ESN) is a group of employment support advisers who meet four times a year, working together to:

– Share information and good practice
– Share opportunities
– Identify gaps in provision/emerging themes
– Share resources and tools
– Find ways to address some of the barriers to employment

Our next meeting will be at 10am on 17th June 2021 via Microsoft Teams. Come and hear about:
– Updates from key partners (Sandwell Council and DWP)
– ESF Community Grant opportunities
– Local regeneration programmes

To receive the meeting invite please email Adele Smith adele_smith@sandwell.gov.uk

Just straight Talk would like to appoint a Digital Buddy Lead within Dudley

Just Straight Talk is a Community project based in Coseley, Dudley. They work to support people by providing the practical help and motivation they need to turn their lives around and reach their life goals. To that end, Just Straight Talk would like to recruit a Digital Buddy Lead to work on the Digi Dudley Project.

Salary: £22,000
Contract terms: 18 months fixed term
Location: Dudley

The purpose of the role is to provide the older population, services and groups within Dudley borough with the resource, confidence and skills to become digitally involved and included for the long term.

The increasing move towards online activities, appointments, training and meetings have now been further exacerbated with the Covid 19 pandemic.
These challenges have meant a reduction in the opportunity to have social face to face contact.

For many of the older age population there is an significant risk that they may be further “left behind “becoming more isolated and alone and unable to access services or local/ community activities.

As the JST Digital Buddy Lead you will help unleash the power of technology to ensure that older people are not excluded from the digital world.

Read the full requirements of the role here.

To apply, please email info@juststraighttalk.org for an application form.

The deadline for return of applications is 5.00 pm on Monday, 14th June 2021.

Office Manager Position at One Walsall

One Walsall provides infrastructure and support for the borough’s voluntary and community sector organisations, and brokerage for people seeking volunteering roles. They are an independent charity providing support to help local voluntary and community organisations develop and sustain their activities and engage residents in voluntary action.

One Walsall are seeking an exceptionally well organised and experienced Office Manager to support the organisation’s effective operation through provision of day-to-day administrative tasks.

Hours: 25 per week
Contract type: Permanent (subject to continuation funding)
Salary: Actual £16, 892 (FTE – £25,000) plus 3% employer pension contribution subject to minimum employee contribution.

The role will involve maintaining and overseeing office and administrative systems and undertaking basic finance and HR functions. The role also provides administrative support to the CEO and Management together with secretarial support for the Board of Trustees and subcommittee meetings.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Experience of delivering a wide range of administrative functions, using online systems and processes.
• Excellent organisational skills and ability to manage a varied workload.
• Excellent record keeping skills and experience of producing accurate minutes from meetings.
• A flexible working attitude that supports the smooth running of a busy team.
• This post is key to maintaining the smooth running of the organisation. The successful candidate will have a flexible approach to work and be prepared to help out with a wide range of duties as typical within a small workforce.

To see the full job description and application form, click here.  For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Manjit Dehal, CEO, on 01922 619 840 or manjitd@onewalsall.org.

Applications close at mid-day on Monday, 7th June 2021   Interviews to be held on Tuesday, 15th June.

Please note that, unless restrictions change, these interviews will be held face-to-face.

Due to limited resources, feedback to applicants will only be supplied to those candidates who are interviewed.


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