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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 26 February, 2020.  Interviews to be week beginning 2 March.

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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.

Sport 4 Life seeks Employability Mentor

Sport for Life seeks to appoint an Employability Mentor. The brief is to deliver the Sport 4 Life mentoring service for young people aged 11-29 years, across a variety of community and school settings.

Salary: £23,500 pro rata
Hours: 18 to 25 per week
Term: Fixed for five months (extension subject to pending funding)
Location: Sandwell/ Birmingham (with potential to be West Midlands wide).

Main duties include:

• To provide structured employment and personal development themed mentoring to young people to achieve both outcome and non-outcome progressions
• To deliver an intensive outcome-focused offer, addressing barriers to work and supporting them into sustainable employment, education or training
• To establish and maintain positive and supportive relationships with young people, whilst ensuring caseload capacity targets are achieved
• To contact, communicate and support young people based on S4L mentoring procedures and processes
• To manage your individual delivery budget and ensure budget lines are monitored and adhered to.

Click here for full job description and person specification.

The closing date for applications is 9th February.  Interviews will be on 14th February.

To apply, applicants should send a covering letter and CV to jobs@sport4life.org.uk

Fundraising Manager Vacancy at Creative Black Country.

Creative Black Country (CBC) on behalf of Black Country Together is looking to appoint a Fundraising Manager.

This is an exciting time of development for Creative Black Country as it expands its programme beyond Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton into the borough of Dudley following a four-year funding award from Arts Council England. The successful applicant will be part of small, dynamic, talented and well-networked team delivering high impact projects to a region of 1.1 million people.

CBC is led by a Core Consortium of Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations, Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council,  One Walsall and Dudley Council for Voluntary Service (working as Black Country Together CIC) Multistory, Black Country Touring and Black Country Living Museum (which are all Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations). This consortium brings together the community and voluntary sector and the expertise of professional arts producers with a long-standing commitment to the Black Country’s creative and cultural ecology and a depth and breadth of knowledge of leading contemporary arts practice.

Key principles of the role:

To work with Creative Black Country to develop and increase its fundraising activities, identify further opportunities to grow its work for 2020 and beyond, and to raise the profile of the work that CBC delivers.

Salary :

  • NJC spinal points 20-31 (£32,029- £33,799 per annum) pro rata at 3 days a week and depending on experience; 6% employer contribution pension

For an informal conversation, contact Jenny Smith (Creative Director – Maternity Cover) 07967 187 822 or Sajida Carr (Director of Operations and Development) 07793 244 031.


  • Closing date: 12th February 2020 at 12 noon.
  • Interviews : 27th February 2020


We request no contact from recruitement agencies. Previous applicants need not apply.

Funding Officer wanted at One Walsall

One Walsall provides infrastructure and support for the borough’s voluntary and community sector organisations in Walsall. The Charity would like to recruit a Funding Officer to join the small energetic team.

Hours: 37 per week
Salary: £26,000 per annum
Term:  12 months fixed with potential to extend based on performance and funding.

The Funding Officer would be responsible for supporting voluntary sector organisations in Walsall to develop project ideas from initial thoughts into submission of high-quality bids. The post holder will work closely with One Walsall’s Development Officers who support organisations around their structural governance and capacity.

The successful candidate will be required to maintain a strategic overview of current and future funding opportunities for both internal and external use, from which a funding digest can be created.

Please click here for further information, job description, person specification and detail on how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 4 pm on Friday, 7th February 2020.

St Albans seek Finance Officer

St Albans Community Association provides a wide range of educational, recreational, social welfare and leisure activities for a diverse clientele, including elderly and disabled people and young people. Also a daily luncheon club open to the community.

St Albans would like to invite applications for the role of Finance Officer.

Salary band: £11.50 per hour
Hours: 18 hrs per week (preferably Mon/Wed/Fri but can be discussed)
Location: Smethwick
Accountable to: CEO
Post term: Permanent
Annual leave:  Five weeks pro rata

Click here for job description and person specification.

If you feel you have the required skills and experience and should like to be considered for the role, please forward your CV to HR@stalbans-cc.co.uk 

All CVs must be received by Monday, 20 January 2020. Late submissions will not be considered.

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