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Female Support Worker: Anawim Women’s Centre

Location: Anawim Women’s Centre

Salary: £8.97 – £9.58 per hour + £60 per sleep-in

Hours: 20 hours per week on a rolling shift pattern to include evenings, weekends and bank holidays

Job Purpose: This is a 3 year fixed-term position for a Female Support Worker to work at Dawn House, a purpose-built, residential accommodation at the Anawim Project in Balsall Heath Birmingham.

You will provide a support service to women upon release from prison who will be housed at Dawn House for up to a maximum of 6 months. During this time they are enabled and encouraged through mutually supportive relationships to maximise their independence.
As a Support Worker you are required to ensure that the environment is a safe and secure space for the women to gain skills to move on and manage their tenancy.
Together with the women’s caseworkers you will offer the necessary support to enable the women to be successful in shared living taking into account their abilities, aspirations and goals to maximise positive outcomes.
You will be required to work in shifts on a rota basis; this will include weekends, bank holidays and sleep-in duties.
For a recruitment pack telephone 01675 434018 quoting post reference P1165 or e-mail [email protected]

Closing Date for applications: Friday 18th August 2017

Interview date: TBA

Client Engagement and Support Worker: Narthex

Narthex has a great job opportunity for the right applicant. We are part of a collective group of organisations who together have secured commissioned funding to deliver the ESIF-POSITIVE FUTURES PROJECT. This post is part funded by the European Social Fund. This project is to support unemployed people into work & source volunteering and training opportunities.

Fixed term contract: 11th September 2017 – 30 September 2019

The post holder will be part of a team responsible for the successful delivery of the Positive Futures Project.
The successful applicant will have experience in supporting economic growth in disadvantaged communities which will include specifically engaging with local employers to identify sustainable employment opportunities. You will also work with participants who wish to gain further skills through voluntary work or training initiatives in preparation for work.
The role will focus on engaging, inspiring, assessing, and supporting jobseekers
and economically inactive people to develop their employability and basic skills. You will help set up a job club facility to deliver the job search and job preparation sessions across sites.
Be an integral part of the wider Positive Futures Delivery Team. Supporting and administrating client engagement and employability support services. Managing local volunteers and updating admin system required to ensure maximum quality of service.
If you think you are the person we are looking for please contact Nigel on [email protected] using the term ESF Vacancy in the email subject line.
Salary: £23.000 PA plus contributory pension
Closing date: 5.00pm August 24th 2017
Interviews: Tuesday 5th September 2017
Start Date: Monday 11th September 2017 (start date some flexibility)

Marketing Officer: CPAS (Coventry)

We’re on the look-out for a new team member with the gifts, passion and digital know-how to help CPAS take a big step forward in our use of social media, video and other online marketing activities. We’ll also need you to be able to think strategically, plan well and deliver effectively across new media and through more traditional channels.

CPAS is an Anglican evangelical mission agency working with churches in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Closing date: 28 August
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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.   

St Christopher’s Church: Youth Internship Role

We are looking for an intern for the academic year 2017/ 2018.

St. Christopher’s Church is an Anglican church with a vibrant youth outreach and discipleship programme. The church is located in a very diverse community, which is Springfield, Birmingham. Within this diverse and multi-faith community, the church partners with the Springfield project in supporting families and children living within the neighbourhood of Springfield and Sparkhill.
The church runs a ‘vibrant mid-week’ discipleship and friendship programme for young people aged 10 – 18 years. It’s a time for youth to invite friends, play games, music and engage in themed discussions. We also have a dedicated time for Encounter sessions and retreats including corporate worship, adventure outing, retreats and summer camps.

Our Internship programme is designed to equip and facilitate an individual’s growth in confidence, Christian faith and leadership. We aim to provide opportunities for Christian service and opportunities for developing skills that will stretch beyond the internship year.

If you are aged between 18 and 25 and are looking to offer between 6 months to a year of your time to Christian service as you grow in faith and Christian character please contact us for a chat and possible internship placement. We are placed in a diverse and multi-faith community and we are committed to serving young people and encouraging them in all aspects of their Christian faith formation and identity. This internship is starting this September 2017 till July 2018. The successful intern will be provided with accommodation and extra support needed for working and serving alongside our dedicated team of passionate staff and volunteers.

If all this excites you, please contact us ASAP about applying for this role.
The role is scheduled to start in September and so applicants are encouraged to send their inquiries about the internship via email [email protected] or via text message to Douglas on 07511803478

The successful candidate will be part of a team of youth leaders running a number of youth outreach programmes, friendship groups and encounter sessions aimed at supporting community youth from different backgrounds as they grow and explore their faith identity.
For more information about weekly rhythms of activities and programmes,
Please check the flyers attached here and here

Birmingham Children’s Hospital Chaplaincy Team: Volunteer secretarial / administration support

1- 2 sessions per week

The Chaplaincy team is looking for someone to come and support the work of the Chaplaincy team.  The work will involve some light and basic office duties: word processing, mailings, ordering materials etc.  The hours would be very flexible and the work could grow with the individual.  You should ideally have some computer / word processing experience and enjoy working as a part of a motivated team.

We have a vibrant ecumenical and multi faith team and we provide religious, spiritual and pastoral care to the children, their families and the staff of the Hospital.  We are on-site between 8 am and 4 pm on weekdays.  We have a Christian Chapel, a Muslim Prayer room and a quiet room. Our volunteers have their own support and training structure and are also invited to all team meetings and events.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact the Senior Chaplain, Rev Paul Nash on 0121-333-8526 or [email protected]

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: