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Ideal for All Service Recognition

Local Charity Ideal for All are delighted to announce they have been shortlisted in the prestigious national ERSA Employability Awards 2020 as one of only four Disability and Health providers.

Ideal for All (IFA), which is run by and for disabled people, recently celebrated National Employability Day 2020 by showcasing their integrated health, wellbeing and specialist employment support across social media, in collaboration with Future Excel, the Business Development and Employability Specialist.

A great end to the day’s events, Ideal for All were announced as just one of four shortlisted organisations for the ERSA Disability and Health provider of the year sponsored by ICONI software.

The Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) is the representative body for the employment support sector. The award recognises an employment services provider who has demonstrated exceptional commitment in supporting job seekers with disabilities and health conditions to achieve sustained employment. CEO Khatija Patel said, “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for such an acclaimed national award for our specialist support, delivered in partnership with Disabled people. It means so much to all of us to be recognised for the difference we make against such strong competition. A huge well done to all of those shortlisted this year, please join us in celebrating our combined achievements.”

The winners of the Awards 2020 will be announced Wednesday 22 July, 5 pm-7 pm via online video conference compered by Lucy Clayton, entrepreneur and author of  ‘How to Go to Work’. More information about ERSA’s Employability Awards 2020 can be found here.

Ileys Community Association seeks Part-Time Office Administrator

Ileys Community Association, a registered charity based in Smethwick, is seeking to appoint an experienced part time Office Administrator to provide support and co-ordination of the organisation’s administrative systems and procedures.

The post is for 17.5 hours per week, on a salary of £8,190.00 p.a. (£9 per hour).  The post is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund to November 2022. Continuation beyond this date will be dependent upon securing further funding.

Ileys was formed in 2008 by members of the local Somali Community to provide much needed support to their community. Today it provides a wide range of support services to people from over 17 different nationalities across  the Smethwick and surrounding area, from its base at Victoria Park Skills Centre.

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Please email info@ileyscommunity.org for an application form.

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on 10th July 2020.

Female Support Caseworker needed at Birmingham Methodist District

Adavu is a project of the Birmingham Methodist District which responds to modern slavery in the West Midlands. The main area of work is offering long-term support and advocacy for adult survivors of modern slavery. The charity would like to invite applications for a Female Support Caseworker.

The post carries a salary of £18,368 per annum (initial appointment until December 2021) for a 32 hour week. The post holder will be based in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, but will be required to travel to meet with clients and attend appointments across the West Midlands policing area.

Aspects of the role include:

• To support adult victims/survivors of modern day slavery when facing transition, primarily due to exiting 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.

• The Support Caseworker will 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.

• The post holder will 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. An element of the work will involve 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. The office is staffed Monday to Friday 9 am -3 pm.

The closing date for applications is 10 am on Monday, 29th June 2020. Interviews will be held via Zoom on Friday, 3rd July 2020.

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Murray Hall seeks Children Centre Workers

Murray Hall Community Trust (MHCT) is a voluntary organisation and registered charity. Established in 1994, Murray Hall is one of the leading health and wellbeing charities in the Black Country and Birmingham and specifically Sandwell. The trust is also responsible for the delivery of Children Centre Services within the Rowley and Tipton areas of Sandwell.

Murray Hall would like to invite applications for two Children Centre Worker posts, one with lead responsibility for DV work with children and families.

The posts are for 37 hours per week on temporary fixed term contracts until 31 March 2021.

To find out more about the roles, pay and how to apply, click here.

Applications close at 9 am on Friday, 5 June 2020.

Chief Executive Officer sought for One Walsall

One Walsall is the voice of the voluntary sector in Walsall, supporting local not-for-profit organisations such as community groups, charities and social enterprise. One Walsall is looking to appoint a full time Chief Executive Officer to succeed the current successful CEO, who is moving on to a new post after several years in post.

The successful candidate will bring a proven track record of both operational and strategic leadership within the charitable sector, relationship building as well as the capacity to motivate and inspire. Working with a committed group of Trustees you will be a capable, energetic, sensitive and creative leader who has recent experience of working at a senior level within the Voluntary sector. One Walsall has a small management team, so you need to be equally happy working alone and as an effective team player providing strong line management and support.

Please note, the current vacancy is being filled by Davina Lytton as Interim CEO, who will not be applying for the permanent position.

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact Davina via email davinal@onewalsall.org or telephone 07951 874 552.

Visit the website to download full job description and person spec.

The closing date for applications is 5 pm on Sunday, 14 June 2020.

Two temporary positions at Murray Hall

Murray Hall Community Trust, one of the leading health and wellbeing charities in the Black Country, Birmingham and specifically Sandwell, is seeking to recruit to two fixed term posts.

The Trust invites applications for a Creative Therapeutic Services Project Assessor and a Children and Young People’s Worker. Both fixed term contracts end on 31 December 2020.

For full details, including job summary, pay and how to apply click here.

Applications close at 9.00 am on Thursday, 28th May 2020.

Communications Officer and Office Manager posts 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. It is an independent charity providing support to help local voluntary and community organisations develop and sustain their activities and engage residents in voluntary action.

The organisation consists of a small, energetic team committed to our aim of supporting a strong voluntary and community sector and inspiring local social action.

One Walsall would like to invite applications for the following posts:

Communications Officer – £26,000 (pro rata)
Office Manager Maternity Cover – £25,000

Click on links for full details, including how to apply.

Applications for both vacancies close on 18 May, 2020.

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.

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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.

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