Below are copies/links of vacancies for volunteering and job opportunities sent by email to BCT for wider advertisement. BCT does not take responsibility for the content or accuracy of information.

Senior Administrator (Part-time): Christ Church Selly Park

Christ Church Selly Park, Birmingham, is seeking a Senior Administrator (Part-time) to help co-ordinate all aspects of church life, manage a busy church office, provide strategic leadership in planning and facilitate the effective running of our church building.

Hours: 25 hours per week to include some evening and weekend meetings and Sundays.
Salary: £14,600

For more information, see the website or contact Revd Geoff Lanham, Christ Church, 953 Pershore Road, Selly Park, B29 7PS. Job description and application form can be found on our website:

Tel: 0121 471 2379

Closing date: 23 February 2017

National Coordinator (maternity cover): Student Christian Movement

Salary: £29,000 – £31,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience.
Hours: 28 hours a week
Contract: Maternity cover for up to 12 months
Location: Birmingham

Do you want to help students find inclusive communities and churches where they will be supported to grow in faith and discipleship? Do you share our vision of a vibrant and growing student-led movement committed to deepening faith, seeking justice, celebrating diversity and working for Christian unity?

SCM is looking to appoint a National Coordinator (temporary maternity cover) to provide strategic leadership to SCM’s work, represent the movement at a national level, lead and manage a small staff team and develop and maintain successful partnerships with churches, funders and other stakeholders.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Monday 27 February 2017
Interviews to be held: Week beginning 6 March 2017
Start date: May 2017
If this is something you wish to explore further please visit our website at to download an application pack, or email

Director of Spirituality and Chaplaincy: Methodist Homes

Download the job description

Candidates should apply for this role through our website at using reference code UAFMH.
Click on the ‘apply’ button and follow the instructions to upload a CV and cover letter, and complete the application and equal opportunities monitoring* form.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 27th February 2017.

Growing Younger Youth Development Worker: Church of England Birmingham

This is a unique opportunity for experienced Christian youth workers/ministers. We are looking for someone who can build positive relationships quickly and can communicate well; to join us in an unfolding adventure to engage, envision, equip and empower a variety of churches in their mission with young people.
It’s an exciting time to join a growing team, specifically seeking to develop over 50 new expressions of youth ministry, train hundreds of volunteers and be part of thousands of people across the diocese to respond to the love of Christ.

View the job description and more information here

Closing date: 27th February

Growing Younger Youth Project Manager: Church of England Birmingham

Church of England Birmingham is committed to supporting youth ministry in every one of our parishes. This youth ministry will look different in every context, but will share a common passion to connect, support and disciple young people in lively and personal faith. With support from Church Commissioners strategic development funding, and wider funding sources we are making a significant investment in core staff to serve our parishes in this common commitment. To begin the next exciting phase of Growing Younger, we are seeking a Youth Project Manager to develop and deliver an exciting new model of youth ministry.

Job description and application forms available here

Closing date: 27th February

Bank Staff for St Martin’s Tea Lounge

We are looking for bank staff to cover permanent staff’s annual leave within the Tea Lounge and meeting rooms business. For the right candidate, this could extend into seasonal Saturday work. Hours could be flexible to fit around school runs etc. Duties would include: food and drink preparation, manning the till, setting up and cleaning after events and meetings, and general cleaning (this is not an exhaustive list). Pay would be £8.25 per hour.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, and a cover letter detailing why you would like to be considered for the role to

Volunteer opportunities

In addition to those listed below a range of different opportunities to volunteer can be found on Thrive Together Birmingham’s recruitment website page.   

Acacia Family Support: Trustee

Acacia Family Support  is a Christian charity that supports mothers and families affected by antenatal and postnatal depression across Birmingham. Our unique, community based support services rely mainly on volunteers and are delivered from our four centres across Birmingham (Northfield, Walmley, Kingstanding and Saltley).

Following a recent skills audit, the board of Trustees are keen to recruit new trustees. We are  looking for  dedicated, enthusiastic  and suitably qualified professionals with experience in the following areas:

  • Charitable fundraising
  • HR
  • Legal
  • Charitable leadership / business development
  • Clinical governance

Working alongside our existing team of dedicated Trustees ( including the two founders of the Charity ) we are seeking experienced individuals with the above skills and experience to help us to drive forward our strategic plans for expansion beyond Birmingham.

This is an unpaid role, but you will be able to reclaim all appropriate expenses.

If this sounds like the sort of charity you would like to be part of, please download our Trustee application pack at and email to

If you wish to have an informal chat about the role please call the Chair, Rev Lee Plummer on 07590 606425.

St John the Baptist Church: Fair Trade Shop

St John the Baptist Church (centre of Halesowen) is recruiting volunteers to help one morning per month in its shop that sells fairly traded goods along with providing fairly traded tea/coffee and biscuits from 10.30am – 1.00pm each day. This is a Churches Together Halesowen project.

Closing date: 31 January

They Also Served

Volunteer to get involved with a HLF funded project by Churches Together in England that will bring alive the contributions of African and Caribbean servicemen in the First World War.

They Also Served is a HLF funded project by Churches Together in England that will bring to life the contributions of African and Caribbean servicemen and women.

Working with the Midlands African and Caribbean churches and wider communities, the project will deliver a series of talks, screenings and workshops, and produce an exhibition that will explore the experiences of the men and women that served in the British imperial forces.

The project is looking for volunteers to assist with the exhibition, writing blog entries and with hosting events.

The project is also offering a workshop in researching ancestors that served in WW1.

For more information contact Dr Angelina Osborne;
Email: or Phone: 07960944203

Adavu: Volunteer Befrienders

Adavu is a church response to the Economic Crime of Modern Slavery.

They support victims of Modern Slavery in the West Midlands. They are now looking for Volunteer Befrienders:

MODERN SLAVERY IN OUR COMMUNITIES: Slavery and Exploitation still take place in the towns, cities and rural communities in the West Midlands. Men, women and children can be trafficked for sexual exploitation, forced labour, domestic servitude, and other forms of slavery.

Adavu is a Birmingham based project of the Methodist Church (with CIGB support) which offers long term support to adult survivors of modern slavery who are making the transition into life in a local community.

VOLUNTEER BEFRIENDERS: Do you know people who could support and offer practical help to their clients?

For more info about Volunteer Befriender poster and Volunteer Role Descriptor.

Contact Kerry for more info: 0121 753 1959 ext 7

CIGB: Volunteer Workplace Chaplains

Churches and Industry Group Birmingham and Solihull (CIGB) has vacancies for volunteer workplace chaplains in our teams in places like shopping centres, the Fire Service, construction sites, and at NEC Group in locations across Birmingham and Solihull.

Volunteers receive training and support in Chaplaincy skills, connecting Chaplaincy to local churches and making sense of workplaces. Volunteer Chaplains are often established Christians who are excited at the prospect of working with God outside of the ‘usual walls’ of the Church, and alongside people of no faith and other faiths. Chaplaincy is about personal support and listening, organisational presence, and awakening people to the bigger questions of life.

CIGB is a growing, diverse, ecumenical charity, with over 50 volunteer chaplains, sponsored by Birmingham Church Leaders.

More information here:

TLG the education charity

Yardley Wood Baptist Church, Yardley Wood Road, Birmingham, B14 4LS

Can you spare any time during the week to work alongside our students, 11-16, to help them engage again with learning? We believe that learning will help them to make good choices and to live life with a purpose.
We are looking for people to work 1:1 with our students, to help them with their reading and to catch up with work or just to join in with the day. Also we could do with help with preparing and serving lunch, or maybe an hour in the morning as the students arrive to offer tea and toast. If you would like to know more or would like to come and see us in action, please speak to Alison Badger our Head Teacher using the contact details below.
All volunteers have to comply with YWBC national child protection policies phone: 0121 474 5412

More information on this opportunity can be found here
For more information on TLG visit their website