Vacancies

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.

Community Engagement Co-ordinator: Yardley Wood Baptist Church

20 hours per week, salary £12,500pa, 2 years fixed term initially

Do you have a passion for churches to creatively engage with the needs of people in their local community? Yardley Wood BC currently runs a number of projects through which the church aims to express the values of the kingdom of God, including an Education Centre run in partnership with the national charity TLG, the Sparkhill foodbank in Yardley Wood, a Place of Welcome and Parish Nursing.

We are recruiting a new member of our team to support these ministries. Working alongside our minister, leadership team, and the dedicated volunteers who lead these projects, you will help support their day-to-day running, ensuring team members are well trained and resourced so that our church offers ‘best practice’ service which is shaped by the needs of local people. Our aim is to continuously improve these projects, meaning that another part of this role will be remaining aware of the latest developments in mission and community engagement, to inform the work being done by our church.

For a full job description, and application form please go to the website www.ywbc.org.uk

There is a Genuine Occupational Requirement that the successful applicant be a practising Christian and member of Yardley Wood Baptist Church.

Closing date for applications: Friday 29 September.

Minister in the Working World: West Bromwich Deanery

We are looking for someone who will embed ministry amongst working people within the life of the churches in the West Bromwich Deanery by:

  • Workplace chaplaincy
  • Developing contacts with businesses to create new openings
  • Working with local churches to support working people
  • Integrating chaplaincy with church life

The churches of the Anglican Deanery, and existing workplace chaplains, will encourage and support you to grow professionally and spiritually.

West Bromwich is a varied and thriving area of small and medium businesses, facing the changes and challenges of the modern economy.

Full Time: 40 hours per week – Salary £23,900

For information contact:

Revd Bill Mash, Team Leader, Black Country Urban Industrial Mission
Tel: 01902 710407, [email protected]

Closing Date: Friday 29 September 2017

Client Engagement and Support Worker: Narthex

Do you want to bring Postive Futures to the unemployed & those wanting access to a job club & provide help with their CV. Do you have an outgoing personality that can talk to employers about clients looking for work or vacancies they may have that need filling? Narthex has a great job opportunity for YOU! Along with some other local charities, we have secured commissioned funding to deliver the ESIFPOSITIVE
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.

THIS IS A FIXED TERM CONTRACT: DURATION: UNTIL 30 SEPTEMBER 2019

You will be part of a team responsible for the successful delivery of the Positive Futures Project.
You will have experience in supporting economic growth in disadvantaged communities, which will include specifically engaging with local employers to identify employment opportunities. You will also work with clients who wish to gain further skills through voluntary work or training initiatives in preparation for work.
Your role will focus on running a job club, engaging, inspiring, assessing, and supporting jobseekers to develop their employability and basic skills. You will help set up the job club facility from scratch to deliver job search and job preparation sessions.
You will be managing local volunteers and updating admin systems required to ensure maximum quality of service.
If you think, you are the person we are looking for please contact me, 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 5th October 2017.
Interviews: Tuesday 10th October 2017
Start Date: As soon as possible

ReUse Supervisor (Training and Admin): The Jericho Foundation

£17000-£19000
37.5 hours excluding lunch breaks, working up to 4 weekend shifts every 4 weeks
ReUsers, Norris way, Sutton Coldfield,  Birmingham, B757BB,   To  attend regular meeting at Jericho HQ, Balsall Heath. May be required to work at other Jericho sites across Birmingham

The Jericho Foundation works to help individuals who experience significant personal or occupational barriers to employment, training or social inclusion to overcome these barriers in order to become skilled, fulfilled and employed. We aim to achieve these goals through training and work experience in our range of social enterprises.

The Jericho Reuse Centre is one of Jericho’s 8 social enterprises. The ReUsers is a Charity Department store and receives unwanted items as donations, sorts and price them in order to retail the donated items of furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac, books and other relevant items direct to the public in our local community.  At the ReUsers clients and staff to receive the relevant training and support in order to become skilled fulfilled and employed.

The role will be mostly office based focusing on the Training, mentoring, scheduling  and the admin side of the role, but with some emphasis on fulfilling the role of a Retail Supervisor. The right candidate need to be available to work flexible working days, working up to 4 weekend shifts every 4 weeks.

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Closing date: 6 October

Client Support Officer- Equiano Project: The Jericho Foundation

£19.5k – £21k per annum
37.5 Hours per week, excluding breaks, Monday – Friday
The salary can be paid on a pro rata basis for part time working
Various sites in and around central Birmingham.  Office base will be at Jericho Foundation, 196-198 Edward Road, Balsall Heath. B12 9LX

The Jericho Foundation works to help individuals who experience significant personal or occupational barriers to employment, training or social inclusion to overcome these barriers to become skilled, fulfilled and employed. We aim to achieve these goals through training and work experience in our range of social enterprises

The primary role of the Client Support Officer is to provide guidance, support, work experience and training to a number of clients on Jericho contracts. You will be part of a committed and enthusiastic team who will work with you to provide every possible assistance to clients to help them overcome their barriers to social integration, training and sustainable employment.

You will have specific responsibility for working on the Equiano project and will manage a caseload of clients who are survivors of Modern Slavery.

Whilst the position will be based at Jericho’s offices in Balsall Heath you may also be asked to work off site, at Jobcentres, Outreach projects, jobs fairs or community events as part of the role, as well as travelling between Jericho’s Birmingham based social enterprises.

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Closing Date: 6th October

Catering Supervisor: The Jericho Foundation

£8 per hour
30 Hours per week, excluding breaks, Monday – Friday 7am start
West Midlands Fire Service, 99 Vauxhall Road, B7 4HW

The Jericho Foundation works to help individuals who experience significant personal or occupational barriers to employment, training or social inclusion to overcome these barriers to become skilled, fulfilled and employed. We aim to achieve these goals through training and work experience in our range of social enterprises

The primary role of the Catering Supervisor is to help the Senior Catering Supervisor run the bistro. You will prepare food for both the breakfast and lunch services and, in support of the Senior Catering Supervisor, supervise and train a small team of apprentices and volunteers.

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Closing Date: 6th October

Project Manager: Hope Community, Heath Town, Wolverhampton

37 Hours per week
Salary, £30,305 – £33,581 per annum

Over the last 30 years Hope Community has reached out to the most vulnerable and isolated members of the community in a disadvantaged area of Wolverhampton. Our aim is to integrate and help build a successful multi-cultural community where the gifts of each individual are recognised, appreciated and valued. We seek out those most in need through outreach and provide a range of services for all; children and young people, families, women, older people, refugees and asylum seekers, through groupwork and 1:1 tailored support programmes.

We require an enthusiastic Project Manager to lead and develop this successful charity. Candidates will have experience of leading, developing and co-ordinating services, staff and volunteers in a community setting; along with the ability to network, secure funding and manage budgets. An excellent communicator and team player, you will be self-motivated and organised and able to work independently using your own initiative.

Visit www.fatherhudsons.org.uk for an application form or e-mail [email protected] quoting post reference number P1176

Closing Date 9th October 2017 – Interviews 23rd and 24th October 2017
Registered Charity No: Hope 1139362 Father Hudson’s Care 512992

Reuse Retail Supervisor: The Jericho Foundation

£17,000 – £19,000 P/A
37.5 hours excluding lunch breaks, including  some weekend shifts
The Jericho Foundation (ReUsers)
ReUsers, Norris way, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B757BB, may be required to work at other Jericho sites across Birmingham

The Jericho Foundation works to help individuals who experience significant personal or occupational barriers to employment, training or social inclusion to overcome these barriers in order to become skilled, fulfilled and employed. We aim to achieve these goals through training and work experience in our range of social enterprises.

The Jericho Reuse Centre is one of Jericho’s 8 social enterprises. The ReUsers is a Charity Department store and receives unwanted items as donations, sorts and price them in order to retail the donated items of furniture, clothing, bric-a-brac, books and other relevant items direct to the public in our local community.  At the ReUsers clients and staff receive the relevant training and support in order to become skilled fulfilled and employed.

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Closing Date: 13th October

Development Worker Birmingham – Social Media: Unlock

Unlock – a small national charity – in partnership with St Peter’s Saltley Trust, are looking to recruit a suitable person to work the equivalent of one day per week. You will work with churches and church groups in Urban areas across Birmingham, helping people to explore the Bible in ways which change lives (and communities). This project specifically seeks to explore the use and potential of Social Media to facilitate urban Bible engagement.

The Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) regulations 2003 section 7.2 applies. Salary – £9.50 per hour.

Interviews – 13th November with a starting date to be agreed.

For more information, contact the Unlock National Office, Handsworth Parish Centre, Handsworth Road, Sheffield, S13 9BZ, [email protected], 0114 293 9060.

Applications close at the end of Monday October 23rd.

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.   

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] http://www.bch.nhs.uk/non-clinical/chaplaincy

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: http://www.cigb.org.uk/chaplaincies/