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Office Manager Post at SAFS Care

SAFS provides a range of quality health and social care services in Sandwell, Birmingham and neighbouring boroughs. SAFS manage the Windmill Community Centre, in Smethwick, and is seeking to recruit an Office Manager.

Are you an organised, motivated individual looking for a new opportunity in a dynamic environment? SAFS are looking for such a person who will be responsible for the smooth operation of the executive functions of the organisation. This will include governance (board and subcommittees), some HR functions (such as inductions), office management and team diary support.

Hours: 9 am – 5 pm
Contract: Permanent and Full-time (37 hours).
Holidays: 28 days
Salary: £26k to £28k

The role includes acting as a personal assistant for the CEO and some administration support to senior management. The successful candidate is likely to have significant experience of working at a senior level in a busy working office and centre environment. You should have a proactive and problem solving mindset.

An NVQ Level 4 or 5, or equivalent, in business administration, is desirable and at least 5 years’ previous experience in office management and administration. If you are able to offer your expertise as an Office Manager, SAFS would like to hear from you.

Please submit your CV in the first instance. An application form will be required to be completed thereafter. The closing date is Friday, 6th December 2019. Interview date to be confirmed.
Please note the closing date may be sooner than the date stated, if sufficient a number of applications are received.

SAFS take the safeguarding of children and adults seriously and all staff will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and references.

For information and an application form please contact SAFS offices on (0121) 558 2198 or email admin@safscare.org.  Visit the website www.safscare.org to find out more about the charity.


SCVO is Recruiting for a Community Partnerships Coach

Are you a ‘People Person’ with a passion for working with local people and communities in order to grow the resilience of individuals and within communities?

Are you able to creatively develop ideas into fundable projects by supporting voluntary and community organisations across Sandwell?

Are you able to act as a catalyst in your work with others? …to nurture and grow individuals and groups into delivering their ideas, but then to “gracefully withdraw into the background”.

If so, you could be just the person that we’re looking for!

SCVO seeks to appoint a high-calibre, creative individual to join our Development Team, who will play a key role in supporting our aims of building the capacity, sustainability and resilience of the local Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS).

SCVO is an independent charity that takes a lead role in strategic representation on behalf of the local VCS, and provides a range of development support services to sector organisations within the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell.

This important role within the SCVO Development Team builds on work already delivered in the first year of our ‘Building Resilience in Sandwell’s Communities’ programme, and seeks to support the development of creative proposals across Sandwell’s six towns that will become fundable projects aligned to the Sandwell Vision 2030.

SCVO is looking for a self-confident, creative and adaptable individual, who is able to facilitate effective engagement amongst people and communities of diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will have experience working in the VCS, and be able to assist the delivery of activities supporting residents that are ‘owned’ by the community.

The individual will also be capable of developing the programme over time; working with SCVO’s Operations Manager to move it forward in response to identified needs.

Remuneration: a competitive package that includes:

  • Salary: NJC SCP 24 – 27 (2019-20 scale) (currently £27,905 – £30,507) plus 6% employer contribution stakeholder pension.
  • Working hours: 37 hours per week (including flexible, regular out-of-hours working)
  • Holidays: 28 days per annum, plus bank holidays

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this opportunity, please call Stuart Ashmore at SCVO on 0121 525 1127

Deadline for applications is 10am on Monday, 9th December 2019. Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 18th December 2019.

Click HERE to download the job description and personal specification. (pdf document)

Click HERE to download the application form (Word version)

Click HERE to download SCVO’s 2019 Annual Review.

Click HERE to download SCVO’s 2018/19 Annual Report & Accounts

Click HERE to download the ’11 Facts about Sandwell’s VCS’ report.

Applications can be:

  • emailed to SCVO at: stuart@scvo.info                          or
  • posted to: SCVO, 1st Floor, Landchard House, Victoria Street, West Bromwich B70 8ER.

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SCVO strives to be an equal opportunities employer.

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Registered charity no. 1071514.           Company no. 03570517

BWA recruiting for Project Lead and Project Workers

The Bangladeshi Women’s Association (BWA) works in the north of Sandwell. The charity seeks to meet the social and economic needs of disadvantaged peers, young people and families in Tipton.

Project Lead
Post: Anti-Poverty Programme- The STEP Project Lead (1 Post)
Salary: £21,840.
Hours of Work: 30 Hours per Week
Length of Contract: Five Years fixed term contract.

The Project Lead who will have the overall responsibility for sustainable development and success of the Tipton Anti-Poverty Programme.

The STEP Project Lead will be committed to connecting low-income families to anti-poverty services delivered from two community centres, Tipton Muslim Community Centre and the Jubilee Park Community Centre, in Tipton.

The Project Lead will set up the project and work collaboratively with the community, voluntary, public and the private sector agencies to deliver a coordinated anti-poverty programme.

Project Workers
Post: Anti-Poverty Programme- The STEP Project Worker (2 Posts)
Salary: £10,296
Hours of Work: 18 Hours Per Week
Length of Contract: Five Years fixed term contract.

The role of the two-part time Project Workers will be to connect low-income families to anti-poverty services delivered from the two community centres.

The first stage of engagement will be undertake a triage assessment with families, which will determine the priority for participation in the services on offer. The Project Workers are expected to build a sustainable working relationship with residents, so they can assist them to improve their social and economic conditions towards a prosperous future.

For an application pack please contact Kam Kaur, Area Employment Advisor, SMBC. Email Kam1_Kaur@sandwell.gov.uk. Tel. 0121 569 3074
You may call in person at Tipton Muslim Community Centre, Wellington Road, Tipton DY4 8RS.

Closing date for applications is Friday, 29 November 2019.

Openings for Volunteering Manager and Telephone Adviser at Age UK

Age UK Birmingham and Age UK Sandwell are local independent charities sharing a common goal and base of operations with more than 65 staff members. They help more than 7500 local older people every year, offering activities, events, advice and information.

The organisations are looking to recruit a Volunteering Manager and I&A Telephone Adviser, and invite applications for these roles.

Please click here for full details

The deadline for applications for both vacancies is Monday, 2 December 2019.

Projects & Performance Officer – Sandwell Consortium

Sandwell Consortium are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Projects & Performance Officer whose role will be to manage and support effective, efficient and high quality programme and project service delivery of employment support, ESOL , Advice and other community based services across Sandwell and the Black Country to those most in need and hardest to reach.

In particular we are looking for someone to support the management of Big Lottery & European funded Building Better Opportunities, Bridges and Family Matters, employment support programmes and Sandwell Council funded ESOL and Advice programmes.

The Consortium delivers primarily through its member organisations, and you will be responsible for supporting, managing and monitoring member delivery.

We are looking for someone:

  • With experience of and skills in planning, managing and monitoring projects and programmes with a range of targets, outputs, and outcomes to time and quality standards
  • With the ability to process financial claims and monitor project budgets
  • The ability to manage multiple priorities and plan workload to meet tight deadlines.
  • Who is self-motivated, excellent communicator, and used to working in multi-disciplinary –multi agency partnerships.

Salary: £21,000 – £23,000 per annum

Working Hours: 37 hours per week (19 hours on Bridges and 11 hours on Family Matters). This post is part funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery Community Fund

Length of Contract: Until March 2022

Location: West Bromwich, B70 9SJ

For an informal chat call Rezina Choudhury, Operations Manager on 0121 533 2668.

Job description and person specification is available on our website: www.sandwellconsortium.co.uk

Please telephone 0121 533 2668 if you have any questions

To apply: Please send a comprehensive CV and a supporting letter (maximum three sides of A4) demonstrating your relevant skills and experience and how you meet the person specification.

Please submit applications by email to recruitment@sandwellconsortium.co.uk

Closing Date 5:00 pm Monday 11th November 2019

Receptionist / Administration Assistant for 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. Current services include, general advice and support, the new arrivals pathway; Early Action and Asylum Guides projects; immigration advice, EU Settlement project and a Settling Well project. These services are delivered from the centre in Smethwick, at satellite sites and through outreach.

Term: Permanent
Salary: SCP 13-15 (£16,935 – £17,595 per annum, pro rata)
Hours: 22.5 hours per week (Mon – Fri 9 am – 1.30 pm)

The successful candidate will act as the first line contact with the general public and other organisations, via the telephone and in person. You will also provide administrative support to the project and specifically for Brushstrokes’ health awareness and screening sessions. You should have experience of working in a similar role, and a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

You will be committed to working with people from differing social and cultural backgrounds and committed to the project’s ethos of ‘Welcoming the Stranger’.

A Basic disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be requested by FHC, if appointed.

Visit www.fatherhudsons.org.uk for an application form or e-mail personnel@fatherhudsons.org.uk, quoting post reference number P1336

The closing date for applications is Friday, 1st November 2019.

Interviews will be on Friday, 15th November 2019.

Lots happening at Sandwell Connexions!

When was the last time your checked out Sandwell Connexions?  There are lots  happening.

Find a Career with the help of Connexions Sandwell, Black Country IMPACT, NOVA, Skills UK, Juniper Training, Nacro and SAFL. Providers will be available to give great advice to help start your career journey. Find a Career will be at the following venues:

Tuesday, 29 October 1 – 3 pm: Wednesbury Town Hall
Wednesday, 30 October: 2 pm – 4 pm: Hampstead Library, Great Barr
Thursday, Thursday 31 October 12 noon – 2 pm: Glebefields Library, Tipton.

Looking for training, jobs or apprenticeships? Then do not miss Bright Futures. Every Monday and Wednesday 11 am – 1 pm at One Stop Shop, Oldbury Council House. Pop in and have a one to one chat and receive careers information.

Black Country IMPACT and Connexions Sandwell also offer short courses to help improve skills.

If you are aged between 16 – 29 years, not in education, employment or training and would like to know more about Find a Career, Bright Futures or taking a short course, then contact Sandwell Connexions on 0121 569 2955.

Opportunities at Health Exchange

Health Exchange was formed in Birmingham in 2006, with the aim of creating a dialogue with the community about health and wellbeing.

The organisation’s guiding belief was, and remains, that everyone should and could be empowered to take positive control of their own health and wellbeing.

Health Exchange is looking to recruit to three vacancies. Please click links for full job description and instruction on how to apply.

Link Worker – Birmingham based
£19,000. Full-time

Link Worker Supervisor – Sandwell based
£21,000. Full time

Health and Wellbeing Partner Supervisor – Birmingham based
£21,000. Full-time

The closing date for all three vacancies is 12 October, 2019.

Accords seeks Support Workers for Rough Sleepers

When you see someone sleeping rough because they do not have a place to call home, how does it make you feel? Does it makes you stop and think “I wish I could help” if so, this opportunity might be perfect for you.

Full Time | 35 hours | Walsall and Birmingham areas | £10.00 per hour

Accord is one of the largest housing and social care organisations in the Midlands. They offer job opportunities within residential care homes and also within the community. Accord also currently provides 13,000 affordable homes and health and social care to 80,000 people. This while employing nearly 4,000 employees.

About Housing First
Instead of providing homeless individuals with temporary or emergency accommodation and supporting them whilst they find a permanent home, the Housing First Model flips this around and aims to provide permanent accommodation first before creating an intensive personalised support plan to help individuals get back on their feet.

About the role
As a Support Worker you will provide person centred support to our service users to help them to retain their tenancy in line with the principles of the Housing First model. You will manage a caseload of up to 4 individuals who are likely to have a diverse range of support needs.

Your working day will vary depending on the needs of your service users. Your day might be spent accompanying someone to attend appointments, carrying out well-being checks or liaising with other agencies to facilitate access to support. For more information about the responsibilities of this role, please read through the Job Description which you will find on the website: https://accord.amris.com/

This opportunity is offered as a two year contract with the possibly of becoming permanent.

Ideally, you will have experience in housing, social care, criminal justice or a related field and knowledge of Housing First principles and philosophy. Above all, you will understand the importance of treating individuals with respect and be non-judgmental. A driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential, as you will be required to travel and work across all sites within the service delivery area.

Accord can offer you
A great place to work with friendly and supportive teams
The opportunity for you to learn, develop and progress
A generous package of terms and conditions, including:
• Guaranteed contracted hours
• Occupational sick pay
• Free DBS check
• A `refer a friend` £250 payment.

If you have any questions, please contact the Recruitment Team 0121 500 2015.

Applications closed on 12 September 2019.

Centre Administrator required at Dorothy Parkes Centre

The Dorothy Parkes Centre in Smethwick would like to invite applications for a Centre Administrator vacancy.

Salary: £8.76 per hour
Location: Smethwick
Hours: 32.5 per week (Monday – Friday)
Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer

The Centre Administrator’s role will be to ensure a proper flow of office procedures and support the Chief Executive Officer by carrying out common office duties. You will maintain a positive and friendly company image by acting as the first line of contact to visitors, in person, online and via telephone. The hours will be 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Applicants must be able to clearly demonstrate strong communication and customer service skills, IT skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office programs. You must also demonstrate an understanding of key factors affecting the sustainability of small community projects and have experience of working with diverse communities.

To apply for this vacancy please submit a completed application form (available from the Centre or the website www.dorothyparkes.org), to the Chief Executive Officer via email ceo@dorothyparkes.org or by post to Dorothy Parkes Centre, Church Road, Smethwick B67 6EH.

Please note that all posts are subject to a satisfactory DBS check and associated references.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.
Interviews will be held on Monday, 30 September.

If applicants have not heard from the Dorothy Parkes Centre within a week after the closing date, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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