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Openings for Project Officer and Project & Performance Officer at Sandwell Consortium

Sandwell Consortium is company limited by guarantee and Community Interest Company that will carry out activities that benefit the people of Sandwell and its environs.

The organisation, based in the Greets Green Access Centre, Tildasley Street, West Bromwich, is looking to recruit to two vacancies: Project Officer and Project and Performance Officer. The salaries are £8,324.32 and £23,000 per annum, respectively.

For full job descriptions and how to apply, click here.

Applications for both posts close at 12:00 pm on Monday, 2nd November 2020.


Debt Adviser Required – Sandwell and Walsall Citizens Advice

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a charity that is a member of a national brand. Join a growing organisation that excels in delivering a great service to clients and cares about employees. Become a part of a team that puts excellence and clients at the forefront.

Citizens Advice Sandwell and Walsall are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Debt Adviser, to work in a busy office and across local outreach sites. The ideal person will have knowledge of undertaking in-depth debt advice work for clients with multiple debts and providing comprehensive specialist debt advice.

The Debt Adviser must be flexible with their approach to work, target driven, able to work well under pressure while maintaining high quality and standards in all aspects of their work.

A positive manner in addition to good organisation and time management skills is important. The ideal person must have excellent communication skills to enable them to advocate for clients with the aim to achieve results. The candidate must be willing to work as part of a team, use their initiative to work independently and develop external partnerships.

It is vital they can carry out and monitor their own casework and related administrative tasks, with minimal supervision. Accuracy is essential, as well as meeting deadlines. Travel across Sandwell and Walsall will be required.

Hours: 37 hours per week – full time
Salary: £25,335 pa.
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: Monday, 2nd November 2020 at 5.00pm
Interview date: Tuesday, 10th November 2020

Interview and Test: – Please note there will be a test on the day of the interview.

Please note that due to the volume of applications we will only respond to applicants who are shortlisted for interview.

If you enjoy a challenge and think you have the skills in addition to knowledge to do this role, then please contact us to obtain an application pack for this post. Please email: recruitment@citizensadvicesandwell.org.uk


Invitation to Tender – Consultant in Housing

Legacy WM was established in 2010 and became a registered charity in 2011. To reflect its growth and ambitions for the future Legacy WM registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in 2018. The focuses of the organisation are heritage, wellbeing, arts and community cohesion.

Legacy WM would like to save nine Georgian houses for future generations to appreciate and to generate an income through rental that will help with their future sustainability. The nine Georgian houses are Grade II listed buildings, built approximately 250 years ago. The houses are owned by a local person who has agreed to give the organisation first refusal for purchase.

Legacy WM has set ambitious targets to become a Housing Provider and is seeking a consultant to develop a business plan and financial viability assessment.

For further information, please email Aftab@legacy-wm.org.   If you prefer you can call 07861 310802.

The closing date for applications is 12 pm on Friday, 30th October 2020.

 


Transforming Communities Together is hiring

Transforming Communities Together (TCT) is a charitable joint venture between the Church Urban Fund and the Diocese of Lichfield and is part of the Together Network of 19 independent joint ventures across England. The charity was established in 2014 to build capacity and resilience in communities in Staffordshire, northern Shropshire and the Black Country.

Transforming Communities Together (TCT) is recruiting for two new roles: Welcome Facilitator (Black Country) and Welcome Buddying Co-ordinator (Black Country) to their Places of Welcome team.

Places of Welcome (PofW) is one of several projects run to promote and safeguard health and wellbeing, also including Bringing People Together (which connects people safely via on line platforms or phone), Dementia Friendly Churches and mental health support and first aid. The project also work to address the underlying causes of poor health and inequalities including poverty, homelessness, modern slavery and social exclusion.

If you are interested in either role, please complete the application form and email to Helen Titterton at helen.titterton@tctogether.org.uk by 5 pm on Friday, 30th October 2020.

Interviews will take place via Zoom.
Provisional dates for this are Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th November 2020

For full job descriptions, details of pay and to how to apply, click here.

 


Bearwood Community Hub is hiring!

Bearwood Community Hub is a community hub designed by local people but as a minimum the vision includes: co-working space (main income generator) and social enterprise incubator, flexible creche for children of freelancers, community collaboration and connection space, community kitchen, sub-leased office space.

 

The Hub needs someone who (working with Programme Director Sally Taylor) can:

  • Take responsibility for managing and delivering community projects that:
        • reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on people in our community, especially those who are isolated or excluded

        • support our community to replicate, build on or create initiatives that make Bearwood and wider Smethwick an even kinder and more inclusive place in which to live

  • Help make the creation of Bearwood Community Hub CIC a reality, through meaningful involvement of local people and developing great links with local businesses and stakeholders.

The ideal person will show an understanding of and enthusiasm for Smethwick and will have worked or volunteered in a diverse community setting.

You will have:

  • Amazing people skills

  • Brilliant planning, project delivery and time management skills

  • Working knowledge of community development practices and/or a relevant qualification

  • Volunteer recruitment and management experience

  • A positive attitude and a kind heart

Bearwood Community Hub recognise the positive value of diversity.   It promotes equality and challenge unfair discrimination. They aim at all times to recruit the person who is most suited to the job and welcome applications from adults of all backgrounds, genders, ages, sexual orientations, nationalities, religions and beliefs*.

In addition, if you need support to make a strong application then please get in touch at hello@bearwood.cc and let us know what you need – we will do our very best to help. If you have a disability and meet the minimum requirements of the role, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Six months fixed term, full time, home and community based.

We are happy to consider part time job shares and flexible working.

Salary: £22,000pa (pro rata)

Closing date: Thursday 8th October 2020, 5pm

For more information about making an application, visit: https://www.bearwood.cc/were-hiring


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

 


Four posts at Rights and Equality Sandwell (RES)

Rights and Equality Sandwell (RES) is a charity that works closely with communities in the West Midlands to bring about changes that improve equality and inclusion outcomes for all people, particularly the most vulnerable.

RES is pleased to announce a National Lottery Grant award to deliver activities that will directly support communities through the covid-19 crisis.

This project will strengthen local communities understanding of the coronavirus pandemic, particularly on issues concerning:

  • Social distancing and what this means in practice
  • Good community and neighbourhood support particularly for groups identified as most vulnerable and at risk
  • Intelligence and information sharing that enables services to respond to community priorities and improves community engagement
  • Phone counselling and support across wide ranging social issues

RES is seeking to recruit for the following qualified and experienced posts for a period of 6 months from 1st October 2020 to 31st March 2021. These are:

• Project Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to be responsible for communications and reporting activities, including preparation of reports, success stories, press releases, and other internal and external program communications (£14,300 for 6 months at 22hrs per week).

Click here to read full job description.

• Community Adviser working with Eastern European communities, developing outreach and engagement activities with excellent written and verbal communication skills; English speaking and ability to speak a an Eastern European language to a sufficient standard to confidently discuss coronavirus issues in every-day terms, in that language (£12,480 for 6 months at 32 hours per week).

Click here to read the full job description.

• Community Adviser working with Black, Asian and newly arrived communities developing outreach and engagement activities with excellent written and verbal communication skills; English speaking and ability to speak another community language – one of Arabic/Swahili/Punjabi or Urdu (£12,480 for 6 months at 32 hours per week).

Click here to read the full job description.

• IT and Communications Officer requires strong IT knowledge coupled with website management and experience of social media content and messaging (£9.360 for 6 months at 18 hours per week).

Click here to read the full job description.

You will need to:

  • be eligible to work in the UK
  • be available from 1st October 2020 to 31st March 2021
  • be competent in using a mobile phone, tablet and laptop and have access to the internet
  • undertake training and attend meetings as required
  • be willing to work unsociable hours or have the flexibility to work the hours to best support the community (this will include some evening and weekend work)

Closing date for applications 13th September 2020.

Interviews held in the week beginning 21st September 2020.

Please forward your CV with supporting statement on how you meet the person specification criteria outlined above to Permjeet.panesar@rightsandequalitysandwell.co.uk by 13th September 2020.

For further details, please contact: Permjeet.panesar@rightsandequalitysandwell.co.uk
Tel: 0121 541 1775


Could You Help ROSA Support Women and Girls in the UK?

Rosa is looking for four Trustees who share our passion for making the UK a fairer, safer place for women and girls. We are committed to being representative of our society and bringing together those with a variety of skills and experiences to shape what we do and how we work.

They’re keen to hear from those who might not have previous trustee experience, or who aren’t sure their experience fits the role in a ‘traditional’ way. Most important to them is who you as a person – your values, thoughts, and knowledge of the people and issues we care about.

Having a board of trustees that reflects the communities they serve is incredibly important to them – so they’re keen to reach people from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. You might have experience in communications, research and knowledge management, fundraising, employment law or HR.

See link  https://rosauk.org/2020/08/13/rosa-is-looking-for-new-trustees/ for the full role description.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a CV to Angela Todd Drake, angela@rosauk.org, by Friday 28th August2020. The cover letter should include your interest in the role and a brief description of the skills and experience you can bring to our Board.

If you have any queries or want to discuss the role further, please email ROSA directly with your contact details and they will get back to you.


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.


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