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The Albion Foundation recruiting for National Citizen Service positions this summer

The Albion Foundation is recruiting for National Citizen Service seasonal positions this summer. There is a Wave Leader vacancy and several Team Leader and Assistant Team Leader roles on offer.

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once in a lifetime unique opportunity for 15-17 year olds. NCS helps participants build skills for work and life: introducing them to new challenges; working in a team where they’ll create new friendships and grow as both an individual and a member of their community.

The programme operates during the summer after the GCSE exam period for 15-17 year olds in the Sandwell Area. The programme involves two five-day residential stays (Mon-Fri) and then taking part in a team project.

NCS works in 4 phases:
Phase 1: A 5-day residential programme taking part in team building and exciting activities
Phase 2: A 5-day residential programme learning life skills
Phase 3: A 10-day social action programme in the local community, including further skills sessions
Phase 4: A graduation for the young people to receive their NCS certificate

All candidates must be available for at least one of Wave.

For full details, please see links below

NCS Wave Leader
VCS Team Leader
NCS Assistant Team Leader

To discuss any of the positions, please contact 0871 271 9840.

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 for an application form or e-mail 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

Applications by CV and covering letter to iSE CEO

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 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

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 for an application form or e-mail 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

Openings at Sandwell Young Carers

Sandwell Young Carers is a registered charity providing services to children and young people, aged 5-18 years, living in Sandwell, whose lives are affected as a result of caring for a dependent family member.

If you would like to make a real difference to the lives of the young carers of Sandwell then please take a look at the vacancies below to see if you have the expertise, knowledge and skills to join us.

We are looking to recruit:-

Social Integration Support Officer – £17,802 per annum (37 hours per week)
Someone who can assist and support young carers to integrate into local community groups, projects and activities so that they can positively contribute to their local area. This post is funded through the Big Lottery Fund.

Education Support Officer – £17,802 per annum (37 hours per week)
Someone who can work with local education environments to increase attendance, raise attainment and improve the quality of life for individual young carers. This post is funded through the Big Lottery Fund.

Parent Support Officer – £8,901 per annum (18.5 hours per week)
Someone who can work with parents, encourage and facilitate participation, support parent forums and work with disabled parent networks. Provide information and support on disabled parents’ rights and care packages. This post is funded through the Big Lottery Fund.

All of the above positions require the post holders to be flexible, sensitive, child-centred, trustworthy and reliable, have experience of working with both children and young people and able to work to the organisation’s policies and procedures.

If you would like to apply for any of the above vacancies OR have any queries please email – for an application pack, stating the vacancy you are applying for.

You are required to complete an application for each post that you are applying for. As a registered charity we are unable to respond to telephone calls or meet the cost of postage.  Anyone requesting a hardcopy of the pack must provide a self-addressed envelope (C4 envelope with large 1st class postage stamp).

There are no closing dates for these posts.

Community Navigators (Brexit)

Citizens Advice Sandwell is set to deliver a new project which will provide very practical advice and hands-on support to settled migrants that may be affected by the process of the UK leaving the European Union.

The Community Navigators will help vulnerable individuals and families to access local services and support agencies. The Community Navigators will be able to assist with processes that may need to be completed in order for individuals and families to remain, work and be an active part of the community.  Accessing services can prove extremely difficult for families and individuals who are facing the pressure, stress, and uncertainty that Brexit may cause.

Community Navigators (Brexit)

We are looking for creative, resourceful, enthusiastic and empathetic individuals who have effective written and verbal communication skills. They will need to be motivated and willing to help others and work across the Sandwell Borough.

Candidates must have experience of living or working in a diverse community.
Experience of supporting families /neighbours and or friends and have had or still have involvement in community groups and activities.

There will be a requirement for candidates to be able to work on their own and also as part of a team. Candidates may also be required to work flexibly to meet the needs of individuals and families they will be supporting

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

Salary: £16,835
Contract: Fixed Term 1 year
Closing date: 31st January 12 noon
Interview date: 11th February
Hours: 37 hours per week Fte (Part-time hours considered)

For an Application Pack or more information (CV’s not accepted) please email:

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