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SHARP: Service Development Manager

Sandwell Homelessness and Resettlement Project works with young people who are homeless and in need of accommodation.  SHARP is looking for a new Service Development Manager to support and advise Project Managers and to take forward the development of services.

Salary: £33,000 pro rata, with the potential to rise to £34,250 upon completion of 6-month probationary period.

Hours: Part-time 18 hours per week.

You will be experienced at a senior level, working in a housing, homelessness, or similar context. You will work closely with the Board and Business Manager to ensure that existing services are the best that they can be and to develop new services in keeping with the organisation’s strategic development objectives.

Please see here for job description.

If interested, please email Swarnjit Vagree, Business Manager, at swarnjit@sharpuk.org a copy your CV together with a covering letter describing why you believe you would be suitable for this role

Applications close at 5 pm on Sunday, 16th October.  Interviews will be on Wednesday, 26th October

 


Building Bridges: Roles in the Easy Read Team

Building Bridges Training is an independent social enterprise based in the Black Country, which makes a difference to the lives of people with a learning disability through co-delivering training, easy read, and research. Due to increasing demand for easy read services the organisation is looking to increase their team and is recruiting for the following roles:

  • Producing text into easy read language
  • Proof reading and editing
  • Supporting people with a learning disability to select images and check the text
  • Graphic design

Easy read information, sometimes referred to as information in an accessible format, is aimed at people with a learning disability who have difficulties reading complex text.  You can find out more about our easy read service by watching this YouTube film

  • Typically, an easy read document contains minimal text, using simple words and short sentences.
  • Pictures and photographs are used to also help the reader to understand the content. These are usually placed to the left of the text.
  • It is also presented in a simple format, generous spacing and uses larger font.

The documents that are commissioned to put into an accessible format are typically reports, but also consultations, strategies, HR documents and letters. Please see an example here.

Building Bridges will pay an agreed hourly rate, on a self-employed basis, depending on the role and skills needed. Most roles are ‘work from home’, except for the support role with Building Bridges members which is done in the office near to Blackheath, West Midlands, B62 9LB. Hours are flexible and variable dependent on demand, however, most clients require the job to be delivered yesterday!

If you would like to know more information, please get in touch liz@building-bridges-training.org and send your CV.

Selected applicants will be invited to attend a half-day meeting in October to find out more about easy read, the roles in the team and have a go alongside Building Bridges members.

 


Froglife: Project Assistant

The Project Assistant role is crucial to the delivery of Froglife’s project ‘Coalface to Wildspace’ in the West Midlands. The project will raise awareness and support action to conserve reptiles, amphibians and their habitats.

Duration:  Fixed term contract to 1 December 2025

Salary:     £24,000 per annum

Hours:      35 hours per week (days will be flexible; working hours will include evenings and weekends)

Office:      Working from home in West Midlands

The project is specifically tailored to reach communities and individuals that are currently not engaged in nature conservation.

More information about the post and how to apply can be found here.

The deadline for applications is 9 am on Monday, 10th October 2022.  Interviews will be on Thursday, 20th October.

Visit the website.


Brushstrokes: Resources Coordinator

Brushstrokes is looking to appoint a Resources Coordinator. Salary: SCP 21-25 (£21,976.00 – £24,697.00 per annum). Hours: 37 per week.

You will be someone who understands the needs of refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants. You will have experience of working in a community, faith or voluntary sector setting and be able to effectively manage food and non-food resources provision.

You will have a strong commitment to equality and inclusion and ability to put clients at the centre of the advice process. Strong organisational skills combined with your IT and record keeping skills will ensure the smooth delivery of advice to refugees in Sandwell.

If you’d like more information on this post, contact david@brushstrokessandwell.org.uk or call 07464928690.

Please visit www.fatherhudsons.org.uk to download a recruitment pack or email Alison Evans, HR Adviser, at Alisonevans@fatherhudsons.org.uk to request an application form. Alternatively, call 01675 434000 quoting the reference number P1593.

Applications need to be submitted by Wednesday, 28th September 2022.  Interviews will be held on Monday, 3rd October.


Sandwell Visually Impaired: Part-time Volunteer’s Coordinator

Sandwell Visually Impaired CIO (SVI) is recruiting for a new Volunteer’s Coordinator.  The position is for one year. The hours will be twenty-four per week and the salary £22,126, pro rata.

The successful candidate will be someone who can take the lead on the development of the new volunteer’s programme. To implement a service that will support visually impaired and sighted people to undertake worthwhile volunteering across all SVI activities and services.

The right person, will have excellent organisational, planning and people skills.  Someone who shares the values of enablement and empowerment, having the ability to inspire and motivate people to recognise and develop their volunteering potential.  Sandwell Visually Impaired requires someone who can help to set in place the necessary policies and procedures to deliver an excellent volunteer’s service to the blind and visually impaired community of Sandwell.

For a full outline of the position, an application form or to chat about the role call 0121 525 4810 or email info@sandwellvisuallyimpaired.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday, 30th September 2022.   Interviews will take place the week commencing Monday, 17th October 2022.

This post is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn EPIC programme.


Froglife: Project Manager

Froglife is a British wildlife charity committed to the conservation of amphibians and reptiles and their associated habitats. The charity would like to recruit a Project Manager, to be responsible for a new project ‘Coalface to Wildspace’ in the West Midlands.

Duration: 39-month contract

Salary:    £30,000 per annum

Hours:     35 hours per week (days will be flexible; working hours will include evenings and weekends)

Office:     Working from home

The project will raise awareness and support action to conserve reptiles and amphibians and their habitats. These species have been much neglected locally and nationally.

The project is specifically tailored to reach communities and individuals that are currently not engaged in nature conservation.  We have included a range of activities to engage people of all ages with different interest levels. These activities range from taking part in creating neighbourhood wildlife corridors, virtual reality activities, building lego models, sharing memories and selecting a ‘jewel’ for speaking sculptures, using QR Code to access recordings, and attending celebration festivals.

More information about the post can be found here.

Applications close at 9 am on Wednesday, 10th August 2022.

Froglife welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including under-represented groups.

 

This post is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

 


Groundwork West Midlands: Community Project Officer

Groundwork West Midlands is an environmental charity that has been delivering environmental and community projects aimed at creating stronger, healthier communities, and greater prospects for local people for over 30 years.  The organisation would like to appoint Community Project Officer.

Salary: Starting at £19,090 (Band A £19,090 – £22,351 per annum)
Hours: 37 hours per week
Location: Tipton with regular travel across the West Midlands Region

You must be passionate about working with children and young people.  You should have experience in planning and delivering fun, engaging, high quality, safe and creative after-school, and holiday play sessions.

For the full job description and package, including how to apply see here.

Application close on Friday, 5th August 2022.


KeyRing is Recruiting!

KeyRing provides a network of support that helps people develop independent living skills and provide weekly support sessions for the member.  The charity have a range of roles from part time community support workers, community living volunteers and community connection volunteers.

If you are passionate about supporting people in the community and want a new challenge this might be the role for you!

If you are interested in any of the these roles, please contact Lucy on 07534350167or visit the website at www.keyring.org

 


Sandwell Young Carers: Short Breaks Co-ordinator

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Are you passionate about giving young carers their childhood back? Do you excel when working as part of a small team? Would you enjoy working outside of the 9-to-5 day with 5-18 years old?

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 vacancy below to see if you have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to join us.

We are looking to recruit;
Short Breaks Co-ordinator (MATERNITY COVER – 12 months)
35 hours per week – £22,669 per annum

The post holder will manage a team of sessional workers, virtual, onsite and offsite activities and
be responsible for risk assessments. You will need to hold a suitable qualification in Childcare
Development NVQ Level 3 and/or Youth and Community or equivalent.

The above position requires 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.

The organisation will be closing the vacancy on receipt of suitable applications. Therefore, it is
recommended that if you are interested, to complete and submit an application with immediate
effect.

You can do this by emailing ellen.hardwick@sandwellyc.org.uk for an application pack.

Sandwell Young Carers regret are only accepting online applications at present to prevent delay in
appointments.


Camphill Village Trust Shared Lives: Area Coordinator

Due to expansion across the Black Country, the Camphill Village Trust Shared Lives Scheme are looking to recruit three  new Area Coordinators to assist in its development. Shared Lives is sometimes described as ‘foster care for adults’ but it’s so much more than that.  Specially trained carers enable the person to take control of their life, make informed decisions and become a part of the community in which they live.

Your role is to assess and supervise the carers, carefully match each arrangement, and ensure that regulatory standards are met.

If you are interested in finding out more, then please call 01384 441505 or visit the Camphill Village Trust website.  


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