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Healthwatch seeks Community Outreach Lead

Healthwatch are now looking for an energetic and committed full-time Community Outreach Lead. Someone who is keen to make a difference to the lives of Sandwell people by ensuring that health and care services are geared to their needs.

Salary: £18,000 – £21,000 dependent upon experience
Work Pattern: 37 hours per week

The organisation wish to appoint a high performing individual, who will enhance the Engagement Team and annual plan of community outreach activities. The successful candidate will be required to engage with individuals, voluntary groups and organisations to enable people to share their views, concerns and suggestions about health and social care services and ensure their views are properly represented to commissioners and providers of health and social care services.

To find out more about the role and a for a copy of the application form, click here.

The closing date for applications is 23 August 2019.


SCVO is recruiting for a Growing Participation Officer

Are you a real ‘People Person’ with a passion for getting people involved (in a practical way) with their local communities?

Are you able to work with a wide range of organisations, groups and the public – to promote the value of community participation and volunteering?

Do you have a passion for digital platforms and social media, as a tool to getting people and groups more connected for mutual benefit?

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 team who will play a key role in supporting our aims of increasing volunteering activity and resident participation throughout the Sandwell borough.

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 is a new role within the SCVO team, building on the established foundations of our general capacity development work, to help community groups and charitable organisations to increase their visibility and welcome, so that more residents may benefit from formal and informal volunteering experiences.

SCVO is looking for a self-confident, creative and adaptable individual, who is able to create effective engagement amongst a wide range of contacts. 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 23 – 25 (New Scale) (£26,999 – £28,785)  plus 6% employer contribution stakeholder pension.
  • Working hours: 37 hours per week (with 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 12 noon on Monday, 2nd September 2019. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 16th September 2019.

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

Click HERE to download the application form (please note…this is a pdf form…in order to type into, and save, the document it will need to be downloaded and then opened in Adobe Reader, NOT a web browser. If you experience any difficulties you can find a Word version HERE.)

Click HERE to download SCVO’s 2018 Annual Review.

Click HERE to download SCVO’s 2017/18 Annual Report & Accounts

Click HERE to ’11 Facts about Sandwell’s VCS’

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


Exciting opportunities at Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisations (CBO)

The Confederation of Bangladeshi Organisations would like to invite applications for a Project coordinator and an Outreach Officer for Building Brighter Futures (BBF), a five year project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

Project Coordinator
Salary: Starting £23,000 (pro rata)
Hours: 30 per week

This position requires an enthusiastic, creative individual to support the successful delivery of the Building Brighter Futures -BBF project. As dynamic and enthusiastic person, you will have the required drive, passion and determination to ensure BBF delivers specified outputs, maximising the use of the centre as a one stop shop to achieve a range of outcomes for the diverse community.

You should be able to demonstrate relevant experience and have a successful track record of delivering family focussed quality outputs/outcomes in a community setting. You must also be able to sustain and develop services at the centre through partnership working. To redirect services and identify new funding is also a key requirement of the post.

Outreach Officer
Salary: Starting £22,000 (pro rata)
Hours: 18 per week

As successful candidates for this role, you will be able to demonstrate relevant client-facing and outreach experience and have a successful track record of delivering family focused quality outputs. You will work in partnership with professionals and the wider community to develop and maintain professional relationships. You will plan, deliver and monitor family-focused services and activities.

For an application pack please email shabud@cbo786.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday, 23 August, 2019.

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Just Finance Black Country require a Development Worker

Looking for a challenge with the potential to make a real difference? When a distressing life event (such as bereavement) coincides with a financial cost (such as funeral expenses), people who are financially precarious can quickly end up in unmanageable debt.

Just Finance Black Country, a project of Transforming Communities Together (TCT), has secured a grant to develop new ways of intervention that can become the basis for a long-term programme. To that end, Just Finance Black Country is looking to recruit an Overcoming Shocking Debt Development Worker.

Salary: £22,500, with pension, for nine months (£30,000 FTE)
Hours: 35 hours per week for nine months

You will be an entrepreneur with experience in financial inclusion, a team player who can develop new programmes.

Established in 2014, Transforming Communities Together (TCT) is a joint venture between the Diocese of Lichfield and Church Urban Fund, working on social and financial inclusion, health and wellbeing, and community cohesion and integration.

For further details of the post, and how to apply, please download the Job Description and Person Specification details and Application Form available from the website.

The closing date for application will be 9 am on Tuesday, 27th August 2019.

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 5th September, in Walsall.


SCVO is recruiting for a Community Partnerships Coach

Are you a real ‘People Person’ with a passion for working with local people and communities in order to build and grow individual and community resilience?

Are you able to create effective engagement amongst people and communities of diverse backgrounds?

Are you able to be a catalyst to such interactions? …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 the work already delivered in the first year of the programme, which focuses on bringing together individuals, community groups and voluntary organisations to consider community needs and develop new projects, services or activities to address these needs; looking at new ways of building capacity and confidence amongst the most vulnerable and marginalised in our local communities and growing community resilience.

SCVO is looking for a self-confident, creative and adaptable individual, who is able to create effective engagement amongst people and communities of diverse backgrounds. The successful candidate will be a self-confident, creative and adaptable individual, likely having experience as a trainer/facilitator and who can adapt their training/facilitation style to that of their audience – delivering bespoke training and support that meets the identified needs of the audience. 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 25 – 28 (New Scale) (£28,785 – £31,371) pro rata plus 6% employer contribution stakeholder pension.
  • Working hours: 0.6 fte on 37 hours per week (with flexible, regular out-of-hours working)
  • Holidays: 28 days per annum, plus bank holidays (pro rata)

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 12 noon on Monday, 2nd September 2019. Interviews will take place during the week commencing 16th September 2019.

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

Click HERE to download the application form (please note…this is a pdf form…in order to type into, and save, the document you will need to open it in Adobe Reader, NOT a web browser. If you experience any difficulties you can download a Word version HERE.)

Click HERE to download SCVO’s 2018 Annual Review.

Click HERE to download SCVO’s 2017/18 Annual Report & Accounts

Click HERE to ’11 Facts about Sandwell’s VCS’

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


Dorothy Parkes seeks a Centre Administrator

The Dorothy Parkes Centre is a community centre based in Smethwick. It is a registered charity and offer a place of welcome and opportunity for the local community. Dorothy Parkes have a great opportunity for an individual to join as a Centre Administrator and play a key role in the development of the Centre.

Salary: £8.76 per hour
Hours: 32.5 hours per week

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 of work 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. They must also demonstrate an understanding of key factors affecting the sustainability of small community projects and experience working with diverse communities.

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

While Dorothy Parkes would like to contact all candidates, unfortunately, this is not possible. If you have not heard from the Centre a week after the closing date, your application has not been successful.

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

The deadline for applications is midday on Thursday 1st August, 2019.
Interviews will be held on Monday 12th August


Opportunities at Sport 4 Life UK

Sport 4 Life UK provides the opportunity for young people (aged 11 to 29) to prepare for and move into sustained education, employment, or training, by improving their employability and key life skills, through its sports-themed personal development services.

Following the implementation of a new delivery model, Sport 4 Life UK is hiring for a number of operational roles, as well as a new Business Development Manager.

For full details about each role and ‘Job Pack’, please click on this link.  Please note the closing date for submission of applications differ.

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Cranstoun Sandwell seeks to recruit Engagement and Recovery Worker

Cranstoun Sandwell provides a range of services for those affected by drugs and alcohol. The preventative and self-help approach of the service compliments the established treatment and recovery interventions delivered across the Borough ensuring the service caters for all levels of need.

Cranstoun Sandwell seeks to recruit an Engagement and Recovery Worker, to be based at their office on the Oldbury Road in, Smethwick.

Salary range: £19,554 – £27,905 per annum
Hours per week: 35 hours
Term: permanent

You will be responsible for delivering all elements of substance misuse work including, case management, needle exchange, outreach, group work, access and engagement as well as other associated duties. You need to be committed to the recovery agenda, encouraging clients to utilise their recovery capital within their community and have group-work experience. There will be a requirement for evening work on Wednesday evening until 8 pm on a rota basis.

The skilled and compassionate staff work closely with services users and their families to change and save lives. They combine proven expertise in treatment and recovery with innovative approaches and actively involve those they help in improving the design of the services we provide.

Please note CVs will not be accepted. The post will be subject to a DBS Disclosure

Cranstoun Sandwell welcome applications from all sections of the community.

To download an application pack, visit www.cranstoun.org

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Cranstoun Sandwell is a Registered Charity.


Employment Law, HR and Health and Safety – Are You Up to Date?

Sandwell Consortium would like to invite you to an unmissable event for local business owners.  Join their expert HR and health and safety speaker at this brief but invaluable event which will enhance the way you run your business by giving you the knowledge and advice to resolve any employee challenge.

The event is taking place on Monday 15th July 2019, 9.30 am – 12.45 pm at Yemeni Community Association, Greets Green Access Centre, Tildasley Street, West Bromwich B70 9SJ.

Find out how to manage work related health problems like stress, depression, and anxiety in your business.  Discover why leading UK businesses have appointed mental health first aiders’ at work. Get practical advice on protecting your workers’s mental health and learn how to reduce sick leave, boost moral and made productivity soar.

You will also learn how to:-

  • Review contracts, handbooks and other essential employment documents.
  • Deal with staff behaviour performance, attendance, and attitude.
  • Handle health and safety, risk assessment, fire safety policy and procedures.
  • Understand the six fair reasons for dismissal to help avoid tribunal procedures
  • Manager gender balance, employment status, and pay

This event is FREE and is exclusively for business owners and directors, so places are in high demand.  Please move fast to reserve yours today.

To book your place please view alternatively e-mail events@peninsular-uk.com and quote 44390C


Community Engagement Officer for Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trust aims to reconnect the people of Birmingham and the Black Country with our amazing natural environment.

As the Community Engagement Officer, your role will be to inspire and support people of all ages and backgrounds to learn about, enjoy and care for our urban wildlife. Working at sites and community settings across the conurbation, you will develop projects with community groups, deliver creative outdoor learning sessions with schools and run health and well-being in nature courses for people from diverse backgrounds.

Term: Full Time
Salary: £20,365

For further details and link to application documents click here.

The deadline for applications is 10 am on Monday, 15th July.

 


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