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Active Communities Women’s Development Worker Required

Our Friend’s at Moseley Road Baths are recruiting to an interesting freelance post which may have your name on it, info below.

  • Active Communities Women’s Development Worker (freelance) at Moseley Road Baths
  • 18 month post
  • £15 per hour, 46 weeks a year

The Worker will set up and run ‘Chat & Splash’ and ‘Family Fun’ Days for local women.

MRB has won funding from The People’s Health Trust’s ‘Active Communities Fund’ to put in place women’s ‘Chat & Splash’ sessions plus ‘Family Fun’ half day sessions from November 2019 aimed at neighbourhoods across Balsall Heath.  MRB is looking for an enthusiastic part time worker to set up and run the project.

Chat & Splash will run weekly for 18 months and will last for 2 hours.  The first hour will be the ‘Chat’ part and will involve activities chosen by the group, such as arts and crafts.

The ‘Family Fun Days’ will run during the school holidays and there will be 7 a year.  These will be primarily for the ‘Chat & Splash’ members’ families involving pool time along with refreshments and arts/games activities afterwards.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Setting up the project supported by designated Trustee and MRB General Manager
  • Publicising the project, alongside local partners in Balsall Heath
  • Planning and facilitating the ‘Chat’ part of the session
  • Organising and facilitating the Family Fun days
  • Setting up an informal monthly Steering Group
  • Carrying out quarterly user satisfaction surveys and six-monthly focus groups
  • Collecting and maintaining the relevant data for Active Communities
  • Working alongside a nominated Trustee on the biannual reports to Active Communities

If you believe you have the skills and qualities to organise and run this exciting programme in one of Birmingham’s most active community buildings, we want to hear from you.  Please visit www.moseleyroadbaths.org.uk/active-communities-opportunity for the full job description, person specification and guidance on how to apply.

If you would like to talk to us before making the application, please contact Cath Gilliver (Trustee) at cath.changeagent@gmail.com

 

Salary: £15 per hour (self employed), 46 weeks per year, 18 month contract
Closing date: 5pm on 9th October 2019
Anticipated Interview dates: 11th October 2019
Application forms to be returned by email to: recruit@moseleyroadbaths.org.uk

All applications to be accompanied by application form and supporting statement.

 

 

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Advocate Vacancy

We sometimes get asked to circulate job opportunties, here’s one from Independent Advocacy – The role is based in Solihull.

Independent Advocacy is an organisation whose vision is to “Innovate ways to empower people to live fulfilling lives”. We operate four delivery hubs, one of which is our Advocacy and Influence Hub. This hub delivers issue based advocacy services as well as looking to influence change at both an individual, group and systems level.

We have the following exciting opportunity.

Advocate
Part Time:  Full Time

Location:  Solihull with occasional travel throughout Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull

Starting Salary (pro rata):  Scale 5/6 (£21,074 – £23,866), depending on experience

We are looking for an individual who shares our passion to give vulnerable people a voice in expressing the outcomes they wish to achieve in their daily life.

As a general advocate you will undertake a variety of work as part of an experienced team of advocates and contribute to the development of our services.

You will have an accredited qualification in advocacy i.e. The City and Guilds Diploma or Certificate in Advocacy,

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Practical experience working as an advocate (formally or informally)
  • Experience of using case management systems
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
  • Good Knowledge of Adult Social Care, Health and Children’s Services
  • Good IT skills.

Interested?
To obtain an application form, full role descriptions and person specifications, please request an information pack by emailing us at recruitment@independentadvocacy.org, or telephone Claire Evans on: 02476 970736.

To apply:
Please send your completed application form, which is included in the information pack.
CV’s will not be accepted.

All applications should be emailed to: recruitment@independentadvocacy.org

Please note that the closing date for this post is Tuesday 2 April 2019.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 15 April 2019.

Please note that this role is subject to a Disclosure and Barring check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are committed to equality of opportunity as an employer

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Community Enterprise for Success

News about CEFS

The Community Enterprise for Success programme, supported by Solihull Council, Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP and part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, ends on 31st March 2019.

Over the course of 2.5 years, CEFS has provided business advice, consultancy and training to over 65 individuals from more than 50 organisations in the Borough to increase their sustainability through trading activity and is currently supporting a cohort of six social enterprise start-ups.

Given the level of economic uncertainty, a similar package of enterprise support for VCSE organisations is not expected in the foreseeable future. We are therefore encouraging organisations to access the 12 hours of fully funded bespoke consultancy while it is available.

We are accepting a final round of registrations which is open until 28th January 2019 from organisations who have not already received support. Please complete the attached form and email to info@disecic.org so that we can check your eligibility. We are also accepting expressions of interest from start-ups.

If you are already on the programme, we advise you to note the timescales above and continue engagement with our advisers to progress agreed workplans.

Development in Social Enterprise will continue to operate in Solihull and look at funding options to work with organisations who are unable to pay for our services. We hope the programme has had a positive impact for your organisation and we look forward to working with you in the future and wish you every success.

 

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Chief Officer ASAN – Job Vacancy

Chief Officer (PT – 15 hours per week)

All Saints Action Network

£45,000- £50,000 (pro rata): Dependent upon experience and knowledge

All Saints Action Network (ASAN) is a Wolverhampton based charity that manages several ground breaking  social  enterprises and delivers a range of community services which all contribute to improving the quality of life for people living and working in the All Saints area of Wolverhampton.

ASAN wishes to appoint a Chief Officer, this is an exciting and challenging role that will drive forward our various social enterprises enabling the organisation to progress towards  its ambitious vision and objectives.

To apply you will need drive, enthusiasm and experience of applying entrepreneurial skills in a community environment. You’ll be able to lead strategically and to develop the organisation.

Call 01902 877530 or visit ASAN’s website (www.asan.org.uk)  to download the summary job description.

To apply please submit your CV in the first instance with a short covering letter to info@asan.org.uk explaining how you meet the requirements of the position.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 28th September 2017.

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Solihull’s VCSE is Ready for Success

R4SDirectoryVCSE organisations working in Solihull are celebrating their achievements on Development in Social Enterprise’s Ready for Success project. The project followed our successful Community Enterprise for Success programmes of support for local VCSE organisations and has been funded by Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council’s transformation directorate.

The Ready for Success project is part of “Solihull Together for Better Lives” which aims to transform social care and health services to increase choice, control and independence by ensuring health and social care services meet current and future needs. 23 organisations took part in the bespoke programme of support designed to ensure organisations were prepared for future commissioning and procurement of services (tender ready).

In March 2016 organisations attended and awards ceremony to recognise their achievements and saw the formal launch of the Health and Wellbeing Networking Directory. Karen Murphy, Assistant Director, Public Health and Commissioning thanked the group for engaging with the six month business development programme. Karen continued “We know that the process of commissioning and procurement can cause anxiety for smaller local organisations, and not be a pleasant experience if ill prepared. Procurement practices have traditionally tended to favour big organisations and we hope programmes like this will go some way towards levelling the playing field. We are committed to investing in our local providers and this piece of work has flagged up learning for us too, things we can do better. Above all, we see you as our partners and thank you for the work you do.”

David Lane, Chief Executive at Development in Social Enterprise said: “Since last October we have worked closely with organisations delivering a wide range of services including advice and guidance, advocacy, mental health, recovery support, and therapeutic indoor and outdoor activities. There was a genuine desire amongst the group to identify and address development areas, explore business opportunities and build relationships with one another for the benefit of service users.”

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Business Development Manager – Job- Solihull

SoLO Life Opportunities “Embracing Disability, Empowering Lives”

Business Development Manager. An exciting new opportunity has arisen within SoLO for the right person to join our Senior Management Team – are you that person? We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident, high achieving individual with marketing and bid writing experience at a senior level.

But we want more than this!  The right candidate would need to have a passion for ensuring that people with a learning disability are given an equal chance in life.  He or she would have experience in managing teams of people and have the ability to inspire, motivate and direct the current marketing and fundraising team.  He or she would need to demonstrate evidence of successful fundraising and bid writing with an understanding of how the voluntary sector works.

If appointed, you would become part of an exciting new programme of development, have the satisfaction of working in an environment which makes a difference to people’s lives and gain significant job satisfaction.

This appointment is subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

The post is a one year funded post, part time initially, starting at 25-30 hours a week (with opportunity to grow to full time and permanent), salary £18.18 an hour

For further information please contact Janet Down on 0121 779 3865 or by email Janet@solihullsolo.org  alternatively you can view the vacancy and download an application form from our website at www.solihullsolo.org

Due to nature of funding, the deadline for applications is 2nd May, 2016

Interviews will be held on 5th or 6th May.

 

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Solihull Carers Job Opportunities

Carers Contact Learning Disability Worker – Adult Team (Funding until March 2016) – 30 hours – £21,200 pro rata

Peer Mentoring and Befriending Project Worker – Young Carers Team

Volunteer Co-Ordinator for Peer Mentoring and Befriending Project – Young Carers Team

Young Carers Sessional Worker – Young Carers Team

 

Applicants must have
Please find application form and job description under Jobs & Volunteering at www.solihullcarers.org, email centre@solihullcarers.org or telephone 01217881143
CLOSING DATE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: Monday 21st September at 9am.

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Solihull Voluntary and Community Sector Conference 2015

Just a short post to highlight that the Voluntary and Community Sector Strategic Reference Group (VCSRG) in Solihull have announced their annual conference date.

The conference with a theme of “what should the local sector look like in five years time” is to be held at The Ramada Hotel, Solihull Town Centre on Thursday 17th September starting with refreshments at 5.00pm and closing at 8pm.

The guest speaker for the conference is Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council’s CEO Nick Page.

To book please visit Solihull SUSTAiN by clicking here

Might see you there!

 

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