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Citizens Advice Sandwell Best Practice Lead – Universal Support Service Opportunity

Citizens Advice Sandwell are looking to recruit a Best Practice Lead

The Best Practice Lead will have:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to deliver presentations and build relationships with staff at all levels.

Proven ability to influence and negotiate with senior managers, executives and external stakeholders.
Experience of analysing , presenting complex information and communicating informed recommendations

Citizens Advice is set to deliver a new service called “Universal Support – 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.

As part of this, the organisation is setting up a network of Best Practice Leads to gather and share learning about how Universal Credit and the Help to Claim service is performing, develop relationships with relevant local stakeholders and share ideas and best practice.

The role will work across a Jobcentre Plus district area to improve people’s experience of Universal Credit and Universal Support as well as feed into the wider Best Practice Lead network and work of national Citizens Advice.

Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: £25,000 (pro- rata)
Contract: Permanent (funding confirmed until March 2020.

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

Please note CV’s will be not accepted.

Closing date: 12.00 25th January 2019
Interview date: 6th February 2019

 


Citizens Advice Sandwell Office Manager Job Opportunity

Citizens Advice Sandwell is a busy charity with six offices across the Borough, plus a number of outreach sites. They offer advice and support to around 13,000 people a year and have over 50 staff.

Citizens Advice Sandwell seeks an Office Manager with significant experience of providing administration support to senior management or Board level roles. Applicants should have:

• Experience of running a busy office, managing incoming enquiries and supervising the work of others
• High levels of attention to detail in written communication and practical application.
• Skills in running events, media and recruitment campaigns.
• Skills in establishing good relationships, negotiating contract terms with suppliers.
• Experience in managing facilities and estates functions would be an added benefit.

This is a permanent contract of 37 hours per week and the post carries a salary of £21,500. The successful candidate will primarily be based in West Bromwich, but some travel around the Borough will be involved.

This role will play a key part in the smooth running of the organisation, to make sure that people have the systems, resources and support they need to carry out their roles. Citizens Advice Sandwell have a management team and a Board of Trustees. You will be your responsibility to ensure the Board of Trustees have timely and relevant information to carry out the governance of the organisation.

This is an exciting opportunities to be a part of a great charity and an innovative project.

For an application pack or more information please email recruitment@citizensadvicesandwell.org.uk. Please note CV’s not accepted.

Closing date: 25th January 2019
Interview dates: 4th February 2019

 


Brushstrokes is looking for an Immigration Adviser

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. Working with Sandwell Council, Sandwell Citizens Advice and Sandwell Advice Providers Network, this post will enable the charity to increase access to free immigration advice in this area.

Brushstrokes is seeking to appoint an experienced Immigration Adviser to deliver immigration advice to OISC standards and casework support service to individuals whose status affects access to housing, health, welfare benefits and social care. Delivering advice at the centre and outreach locations, you will also support other advisers delivering immigration advice at a drop-in service in Oldbury.

Hours worked per week: 37 Hours per week preferred but part time hours considered
Salary: SCP 26-28 £24,034.00 – £25,628.00 per annum.
Term: 1 Year Fixed Term Contract with potential to extend

Successful candidates will be either a qualified solicitor or have OISC level 2, have 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 and OISC audit requirements. You should also have experience of supervising paid or volunteer advisers. It is important that you are committed to the project’s ethos of ‘Welcoming the Stranger’. An Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service will be requested by FHS if appointed.

For a discussion about the role and hours of work, please call 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 P1282.

The closing date for applications is 27th January 2019.  Interviews will be held on 4th February 2019.


Wellbeing & Recovery Worker for SACMHF

Sandwell African Caribbean Mental Health Foundation provides a range of services for African and African Caribbean adults recovering from mental ill health. The Charity is currently looking for an Outreach Support Worker to join the team, to deliver a range of interventions, including one to one outreach support.

Salary: £10,086 per annum
Hours per week: 21 hours over 3 days

The post-holder will predominantly support Black African, Caribbean and Black dual heritage adults experiencing or recovering from severe mental illness, their families and carers. You will take the lead on supporting the development of a user led carers group and their activities.

The post holder will need to have experience or personal experience of working with this client group, knowledge of the issues that may characterise the experiences of Black African, Caribbean Black dual heritage and BME adults who are recovering from mental ill health would be helpful.

Click here to see the job description.

For an application pack contact the Office & Finance Manager on 0121 525 1629 or send an email to info@sacmhf.co.uk CV’s will not be accepted.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon on Monday, 21 January 2019.

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 31 January 2019.


Agewell seeks Dementia Navigators

Agewell CIC (working in partnership with Dementia Pathfinders CIC) is currently recruiting for the following job vacancy to support clients with dementia and families, pre and post diagnosis living in Sandwell.

Dementia Navigator x 2 posts based at Agewell 30 hours per week – 12 months fixed term contract

Salary per annum £15,194

How to apply: please email info@agewelluk.org.uk or call 0121 796 9333 for full job description and person specification. Please send CV including any relevant information working in the area of dementia support work. Closing date 18th January 2019.


Activities Co-ordinator required at St Albans Community Association

St Albans Community Association, provides a wide range of services to the local community. The organisation is looking to recruit an Activities Co-ordinator.

Hours of Work: Min 27 hours per week
Salary: Starting at £8.00 per hour
Annual Leave: 5 weeks per year pro-rata
Responsible to: Lunch Club & Day Manager

Job Summary
The Activities Co-ordinator will engage with all users of the ‘Lunch Club’ and Day Care clients, which caters for adults of 50 plus. You will be everyone’s friend, be motivational and encourage clients to participate in activities. You will promote social inclusion and interaction between users of the different services within the Centre.

The right person will ideally hold a Health and Social Care qualification and have experience of working with older people in a community environment. You will help integrate those who usually face isolation into ‘the family’ at the Centre.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Organise an activities programme that will maintain interest and progression over a period of time
• Identify the needs of the collective group and individuals and tailor the activities to suit them
• Recruitment and management of volunteers.
• Engage with agencies and organisations for referrals.
• Encourage involvement from the local community to attend your activities
• You will need to be a committed, patient and caring person with a sense of humour and a positive outlook on life.
• You will also need to be highly motivated and have excellent communication skills to deliver your activity programmes to a range of people.
• You will need to be able to work with and support carers and families.
• You will need to be able to work well in a team and liaise with other staff, volunteers and other Organisations within the Centre.
• The main aim is to improve the intellectual, physical and overall health of the people within the centre.

If you are interested in the vacancy, please send a CV to info@stalbans-cc.co.uk or call Carol on 0121 558 0018, for further information.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 18 January 2019.


Head of Quality at Options for Life

This year Options for Life celebrated 30 years of providing high quality care and is actively planning for the future. The last 12 months have seen exciting changes at the charity. New ways of working have been implemented, with a clear focus on the voice of the participant, to ensure the quality of their experience is top priority. A new dynamic leadership team and an enthusiastic staff team are making a huge difference.

Join Options for Life on its journey. If you are a motivated, committed individual looking for your next challenge and would like to be a part of the charity’s future, then this maybe the job for you. Are you a ‘can do’ team player who is motivated and ready for a new challenge? Options for Life look forward to receiving your application.

As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will play a critical role in delivering the next exciting and challenging phase of the new strategic plan. You will be responsible for the quality of services delivery as well as developing and supporting the staff team.

Ideally, you will have gained management experience in a care or education setting and can demonstrate a successful track record of implementing innovative solutions to meet needs of individuals.

The salary is £35,000 for a 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

The successful applicant will be required to prove their eligibility for UK employment and must undergo an enhanced DBS check paid for by Options for Life.

For an informal discussion contact Steve Hoy, Chief Executive, on 0121 544 6611

Closing Date: 5.00 pm on Monday, 7 January 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 17 January 2019

Application packs are available to download at www.optionsforlife.info


Community Link Offers for One Walsall

One Walsall is recruiting Community Link Officers (four posts) to support individuals with complex health and social care needs to access the support of voluntary and community organisations and make social connections.

Salary: £20,000
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: 2 years fixed term

The role, often referred to as “social prescribing”, will involve:

• working with health and care professionals to identify those who would benefit most from support within their local community,

• supporting people to create their own wellbeing plan, focused on non-clinical aspects of mental and physical wellbeing, and supporting them to engage with local community activity to meet their needs and desires,

• working with One Walsall’s Development Team to maintain an up-to-date database of local community activity and supporting local voluntary and community groups to deliver safe, inclusive and high-quality activities.

The posts will be embedded within Walsall’s new multidisciplinary place-based health and care teams and join our integrated approach to the provision of health and care services in Walsall.

For full job spec, duties, application form and how to apply, click here.

Closing date: Monday, 10 December 2018.


Immigration Adviser 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. Working with Sandwell Council, Sandwell Citizens Advice and Sandwell Advice Providers Network this post will enable us to increase access to free immigration advice in this area.

Brushstrokes require an experienced Immigration Advisor to deliver immigration advice to OISC standards and casework support service to individuals whose status affects access to housing, health, welfare benefits and social care. Delivering advice at the centre and outreach locations, you will also support other advisors delivering immigration advice at a drop-in service in Oldbury.

Salary: 24,824 per annum
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: 1 year fixed, with potential to extend

Successful candidates will be either a qualified solicitor or have OISC level 2, have 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.

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’. An Enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service will be requested by FHS if appointed.

For a discussion about the role you can call 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 P1273.

Closing date: 21 December 2018.  Interviews: 10 January 2019.


Get involved in Funny Things as a Performer

Funny Things are seeking comedians, performers, workshop leaders and artists to collaborate with us and the communities we are working with, to make Wolves laugh with Funny Things 2019.

If you have a funny act, performance, event, artwork, activity or comedy workshop that you would like to propose for Funny Things 2019, please contact us detailing:

-what you are proposing
-the target audience
-what kind of space you would need for it
-any technical requirements you may have
-length of performance or workshop (if applicable)
-examples of previous work, or the proposed activity if you have it
-enclose your CV /LinkedIn profile /a website or ready-made showreel – whatever is easiest and quickest for you to show track record
-what fee or box office split you are requesting

Deadline for proposals is 31st January 2019

Send Applications to: Project Administrator, Creative Black Country

Email: info@creativeblackcountry.co.uk

Post: 1st Floor Landchard House, Victoria Street, West Bromwich, B70 8EX

Next Steps:

• We will confirm receipt of all applications by email within 5 working days

• We will respond to shortlisted proposals by 28th February 2019


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