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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:                          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

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.

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 to our Chief Executive Officer via email 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

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

Cranstoun Sandwell is a Registered Charity.

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.


Community Coordinator and Outreach Worker sought for Smethwick

Soho Victoria Friends & Neighbours in partnership with St Albans Community Association, are seeking to recruit a Community Coordinator and Outreach Worker for the EPIC ‘Right up Your Street’ Project based in Smethwick.

The Partners are looking for a confident team of staff to work on this innovative project over a 20 month period. It starts from the basis that if residents are facilitated to come together and look at changes they want to see, they can lead the change process to benefit individuals, groups and neighbourhoods. With support to develop toolkits, and a set of practical everyday life resources, the community can improve their lives and build community resilience.

Community Co-ordinator (20 months fixed term contract)

To ensure that the results of outreach work with groups of local residents is turned into marketable toolkits and workshops, which residents, partners and local organisations can use to improve their lives & build community resilience.

Job Description
Personal Spec
Application Form

Applications close: 12 noon, Wednesday 26 June
Interviews date: Monday, 1 July
Anticipated start date: Monday 5 August.


Community Outreach Worker (16 months fixed term contract)

To create a programme of outreach work, which draws in local residents and enables them to articulate issues and concerns they would like to address. This will be done through a series of workshops, designed to result in useable tools and approaches to problem solving, which improve their lives and build community resilience.

Job Description
Personal Spec
Application Form

Applications close: 12 noon, Wednesday 26th June
Interview date: Thursday, 25 July
Anticipated start date: Monday, 2 September.

Completed application forms should emailed to

Please note it is essential for applicants applying for these posts to have the use of a car.


Volunteer Coordinator for Wildlife Trust

The work of the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is underpinned by a long history of volunteer participation – from the genesis of its urban wildlife movement to the wide range of volunteer activity happening today.

To order to continue to offer the best possible experience, the Trust is looking for a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator to lead and develop this area of our work, supporting people through all stages of their volunteer journey and establishing best practice throughout the organisation.

Term: 3 days per week (0.6FTE)
Salary: £23,087 FTE per annum, actual salary £13,852

For further details and link to application documents click here.

The deadline for applications is 10 am on Monday, 15th July 2019.

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