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Two Volunteer Coordinators sought 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.

One Walsall are seeking motivated and experienced individuals who share its values to become their first ever, place-based Volunteer Coordinators. The aim of these two new roles is to enhance One Walsall’s offer for both Walsall residents wishing to volunteer and the voluntary and community sector recruiting volunteers.

Salary: £21,000 per annum (plus 3% pension contribution when matched by employee)

The Coordinators will be place-based within respective communities, covering the four geographical areas of the borough between them. They will also work closely with One Walsall’s Development Officers who cover the same territory.

This structure will enable voluntary sector and community groups to forge close working relationships with their designated coordinator; the coordinators, in turn, will develop an in-depth knowledge of their local area’s volunteering needs and opportunities.

The Volunteer Coordinator posts will establish, support and grow the volunteer network across the borough. They will help organisations to understand the importance of robust volunteer recruitment processes and the requirements of different roles (e.g. DBS checks). The coordinators will support organisations to:

– Assess their need for volunteers
– Re-imagine service delivery that effectively utilises volunteers
– Develop processes for volunteer advertising, recruitment, training, induction and retention
– Promote their services and the value of volunteering via a variety of mediums
– Access support via Corporate Social Responsibility opportunities by building relationships with local businesses

The post holders will be responsible for providing advice, practical support and training to organisations involving volunteers, working with business and others to identify and develop resources to support volunteering and managing the staff delivering support to people seeking volunteering roles. Key attributes include:

• Experience of successful volunteer recruitment and coordination
• Experience of working with a wide range of voluntary and community organisations
• Developed knowledge of the law and policy landscape of volunteering in the UK
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to pass on knowledge to others through training and one-to-one support
• Ability to work under own initiative and a solution-focused approach to achieve results.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Sarah Taylor, Health and Wellbeing Manager on 01922 619 840 or saraht@onewalsall.org.

Application Packs, including large print copies, may be requested by emailing recruitment@onewalsall.org.   See job description and person spec.

The closing date for applications is 5.00 pm on Friday 9th October 2020.  Interviews to be held on Monday 26 October 2020

Further information can be found on the  website.

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


Active Lifestyle Community Connectors required to work across the Black Country

Black Country Together CIC has two exciting new opportunities for people who are passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of their community and are experienced in grass roots community engagement. Salary: £21,050. Hours: 30 per week. Contract: Fixed Term for 15 months.

The Black Country has some of the highest levels of physical inactivity nationally with the lives of Black Country residents determined by a unique set of characteristics including high levels of deprivation, low skill levels and high unemployment and health inequalities.

This exciting programme, funded by Sport England and Black Country Consortium Ltd, will trial new approaches in eight wards across Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. The programme seeks to create strong links within and across communities, understand what is needed to remove barriers to physical activity and, as a result, improve residents’ general health and well-being.

These new Community Connectors will carry out a variety of outreach activities to engage with people living within priority areas that evidence the lowest take up of any physical activity. The successful candidates will bring experience of working with a wide range of both voluntary and community organisations and public bodies. The posts will need to test new approaches to encouraging people to becoming more physically active and contributing to a healthier, more prosperous Black Country.

The posts will work across the North Black Country (Walsall and Wolverhampton) and South Black Country (Sandwell and Dudley), focused primarily in the eight priority ward areas, but with a requirement to work and travel across the area.

Closing date: Monday 5th October 2002 (midnight)

Interviews: Monday 19th October

For further information, including job description and person specification and to apply, please visit the website.

Activity Lifestyle Community Connectors x 2 Posts

Due to continued remote working, we are doing all possible to minimise the requirement for application forms to be posted out. If you are unable to download an application pack, please contact One Walsall via email recruitment@onewalsall.org

For more information, please contact Davina Lytton on 01922 619 840.

About Black Country Together CIC:
Black Country Together CIC was founded in 2013 by the four Councils for Voluntary Service in the Black Country with the aim of increasing levels of funding coming into our sub-region and fostering greater co-operation and collaboration between voluntary organisations and local statutory agencies both within and across borough boundaries.

Web: https://blackcountrytogether.info/


Activity Lifestyle Community Connectors x 2 Posts



Help to Claim Advisers required at Citizens Advice Sandwell

Citizens Advice presently deliver a project called “Help to Claim” which offers end-to-end support to help people make a new Universal Credit claim and be ready for when their first payment arrives. To this end, Citizens Advice Sandwell is seeking to recruit two Help to Claim Advisers. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a great charity and an innovative project.

Hours: Full Time/Part Time
Salary: £20, 000 – £21, 589 (pro rata)
Contract: Permanent (funding confirmed until March 2021)
Location: Sandwell and Walsall

The organisation is looking for enthusiastic and motivated people, who have a good knowledge of the welfare and benefits system and excellent customer care skills, to join the team.

The Advisers will be working directly with people who are submitting Universal Credit claims. You will provide support with form filling, evidence checking, improving digital skills and simple budgeting and payments.

Formal qualification is not required as training will be provided.   However, you will need a good standard of English, a significant level of IT skills and a high degree of accuracy.

You will spend time working in the phone/web-chat team and at local Job Centres across Walsall and surrounding areas.

Applications close at 5 pm on Monday, 31 August 2020.  Interviews will be held on Monday, 7 September.

For an application pack please email recruitment@citizensadvicesandwell.org.uk.

Senior Youth Worker required at the Dorothy Parkes Centre

An exciting and unique opportunity has arisen to work for a local charity supporting children and young people. The Dorothy Parkes Centre is a community centre based in Smethwick and offers a place of welcome and opportunity for the local community.

The Centre is recruiting a Senior Youth Worker to lead the Youth Club. The Youth Club provides young people, aged 11 – 18, with the opportunity to make new friends and enjoy experiences in a safe environment whilst enhancing personal and social development. This contract is a fixed term  until 31 July 2022. The pay is £11.46 per hour for a 12 hour week.

For further information and instructions on how to apply, click here.

Recovery Worker and Floating Support positions at Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope is a leading national mental health and wellbeing charity that champions change, promotes positive mental health and wellbeing, and delivers valuable services to the communities it serves.

Kaleidoscope is looking to recruit to the above positions. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.  For full job description, salary details and to download an application form, please click on link.

Recovery Worker

Floating Support Worker

Applications close at 5 pm on Tuesday, 18 August 2020.

Father Hudson’s Care seeks Deputy Community Projects Manager

Father Hudson’s Care (FHC) is the social care agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham. They require an enthusiastic Deputy Community Projects Manager to assist the Head of Community Projects to lead, manage and support the Community Projects Department. The post holder will be based in Coleshill, Warwickshire.

The Community Projects are local partnerships and collaborations, diverse in provision and size, are delivered by staff and volunteer teams and provide a breadth of services including social support, information and guidance, practical help and accommodation. Father Hudson’s Care reach out to those who need support – asylum seekers, refugees and migrants, older people, people who are homeless, people with disabilities, people suffering poverty, deprivation and those who are marginalised. Projects include Tabor House in Birmingham, Young at Heart in North Staffordshire and Brushstrokes in Sandwell.

Successful candidates will have experience of delivering and managing services in community settings and of line managing staff, including managers and senior staff. An excellent communicator and team player, you will be able to work independently on your own initiative and be responsive and flexible to the constantly changing environment of delivering charitable services in the community.

The post holder will need to have experience and skills in partnership/collaborative working, fundraising, managing budgets and report writing.

With an understanding of the issues faced by the diverse client groups, the successful candidate will be committed to working with the disadvantaged across the Archdiocese of Birmingham, therefore an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring service is essential for the successful applicant.

For further details and an application form, please visit see Jobs on the website or email personnel@fatherhudsons.org.uk quoting post reference number P1365.

Applications for the post close on 16th August 2020. Interviews will take place on the 26th & 27th August 2020.

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.

See job description.

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.

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