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Student Christian Movement Vacancies
SCM is seeking to employ a Fundraising Officer to start as soon as possible. The post will be based in Birmingham, and is part time (28 hours per week) with a salary of £22-24,000 depending on experience. The role involves developing our fundraising strategy to expand regular giving from individuals and churches, and to encourage legacy donations. The post holder will also be responsible for working with the National Coordinator to develop the fundraising strategy for Trusts and Funds. The successful candidate will be someone who is energised by building relationships, communicating effectively and being part of a team. Experience of fundraising is essential.
We also have a vacancy for an SCM Connect Project Worker to start in September, based in Birmingham. The post is part time (28 hour per week) with the possibility of becoming full time (funding dependent), with a salary of £20-22,000 depending on experience. The role involves developing our outreach to 16-18 year olds and growing our network of Link Churches, chaplaincies and student contacts. The post holder will also be responsible for delivering SCM’s communications strategy and coordinating our social media. The successful candidate will be someone who is energised by meeting new people and building relationships, and can encourage and enthuse others. Experience of Christian youth work would be an advantage.
The closing date for applications for both posts is 5pm on Wednesday 2nd August. Interviews will take place the week beginning 7th August. Further information, including details of how to apply, can be found at www.movement.org.uk/jobs
Youth Worker: Shirley Baptist Church
Are you passionate about seeing young lives changed?
Are you enthusiastic, creative and have a heart for bringing young people to Jesus?
Shirley Baptist Church is looking for a youth worker to join our team and grow this exciting ministry!
We long to see young people give their lives to Jesus and start their adventure with Him. Our youth work is varied and vibrant, seeking to provide opportunity for youth to engage with different groups across the week no matter where they are in their walk with God.
We are looking for someone to take our youth work forward, implementing our vision and taking us beyond where we currently are. You will be involved in the oversight of the youth work, supporting both youth and leaders. We see you being involved in, teaching, building relationships, evangelism, and most importantly, showing the young people what it is to be a follower of Jesus.
You will be working alongside our current leadership team, our Minister, our Family & Children’s Specialists, along with the support of dedicated volunteers and other staff.
We see the youth ministry as a fundamental part of our work at Shirley Baptist Church in spreading the gospel message. We believe that God has more to do at Shirley Baptist Church and that He has an exciting work for us to carry out with the young people. If you believe that you are the person that God is calling to this role, then please contact our church office at email@example.com to receive a full information pack and application form or call 0121 733 8089.
You will be required to present legal proof of your right to work in this country. Any appointment will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a DBS check. It is an occupational requirement for the post-holder to be a committed Christian.
Closing date: Friday 11th August 2017
Shirley Baptist Church, 144 Stratford Road, Shirley, B90 3BD
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
Find out more at www.cpas.org.uk/jobs
Part-time Casual Verger: St Martin in the Bullring Church
St. Martin in the Bull Ring Church is looking for an enthusiastic person to cover the duties of a Verger at weekends. This is likely to include working all day Saturday and Sunday afternoon (totalling 15 hours). The role is likely to be required two weekends a month and is based at the Church supporting the various activities that take place in our busy City centre location.
A full job description plus supporting information can be found on the website of St. Martin in the Bull Ring Church at: www.bullring.org
Salary: £8.45 per hour
Contact Paul@bullring.org for more information
Part-time Bookkeeper/Accounts Assistant: Betel UK
Betel of Britain (Birmingham) is a self-funded Christian charity offering help to those seeking to change their lifestyle and break free from addiction and homelessness. We offer a long term restoration programme, which is free of charge, where individuals become part of our family orientated residential community and are involved with the various aspects of works in our charity businesses which funds our centre.
We are seeking an experienced individual to assist on a part-time basis with the day to day financial duties of our charity at our office at Windmill House. Own transport essential as the site is not served by public transport. The post initially would be 5 hours each morning, Mon-Fri. You will need to be well-versed with accounting practices, be highly accurate, computer literate and know how to operate accounting software (ideally – Quick Books) along with MS Office.
Some of the general duties will include:
• Processing sales invoices, receipts and payments
• Balancing and reconciling of accounts
• Distributing and receiving of petty cash transactions and processing them
• Dealing with financial paperwork and filing
The above role may develop to include other duties (eg entering accounts payable) within the finance office, and, in the future, an additional two or three afternoons, as the charity develops. This post would suit a very meticulous and organised person who has a good amount of experience in bookkeeping and is comfortable to work on their own.
The post is not suitable for a smoker due to the nature of the ministry.
Guideline pay rate: £10.00 per hour
For further details please contact Jim Regan by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org attaching a CV.
Betel of Britain, Windmill House, Weatheroak Hill, Alvechurch, West Midlands, B48 7EA. Registered Charity no: 1081462
Fast Track Internships (2017-18): TLG
If you are a graduate and looking for a great opportunity to gain some experience in the working world, then why not look at coming to work for one of the most exciting and fastest growing charities out there! TLG’s paid internship is a unique leadership opportunity, guaranteed to fast track your career by 11 months of big investment and development. We are looking for those with bags of energy, who want to learn, and are very excited by TLG’s mission: to help churches support UK’s most disadvantaged children in their education. It promises to be a hugely rewarding year and we hope that many of our interns will find opportunities to stay in TLG beyond the year.
We offer two routes on the Fast Track Internship:
Are you interested in teaching? Or a career working with disadvantaged children and young people? We are keen to find some excellent teachers / practitioners in the making, so if you want to get a year of practice under your belt, come and join us! There are placements available in TLG Education Centres across the UK, which partner directly with churches to work with young people struggling in their education. We guarantee that our unique training package, working alongside our senior managers will be hugely beneficial. We also provide an option of a two year internship including a teaching qualification, paid for by us.
If you’re interested in what it takes to become a future charity leader or manager then come and join us at our National Support Centre in Bradford. You will have the opportunity to work alongside our senior managers, understanding what it takes to roll out TLG’s vision on a national level. With opportunities to work alongside a range of teams, this unique placement provides huge scope for growth and experience in a number of areas: fundraising & partnerships, marketing, leadership, HR, people development, sales, communications, operations, etc.
We are looking for individuals who have a strong and vibrant Christian faith. TLG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, including to volunteers, to share this commitment. The successful applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check.
Closing date for applications is 21st July 2017
In addition to those listed below a range of different opportunities to volunteer can be found on Thrive Together Birmingham’s recruitment website page.
Springfield Project Sparkhill: Gardening allotment volunteers
Would you like to get fit and make a difference by helping us on an allotment on Tuesdays?
These allotments are linked to the Springfield Project and are used by children and adults. The Springfield Project has a passion for our local community. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space in which people from diverse backgrounds can meet and receive support. The Project developed from St Christopher’s Church’s vision for supporting families in the local area and wishing to share God’s love in our community.
We would like people who are willing to dig and get involved. No experience needed but you need to be reasonably fit. You would be joining an active team who garden on Tuesdays in all weathers. Hours are flexible and reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.
For more information and an application form contact Rosalyn Clare at email@example.com or phone 0121 777 2722
Springfield Project Sparkhill: Seedlings Play and Stay Group Volunteer
Would you like to help at a missional stay and play group?
The Springfield Project has a passion for our local community. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space in which people from diverse backgrounds can meet and receive support.
The Springfield Project developed from St Christopher’s Church’s vision for supporting families in the local area and wishing to share God’s love in our community. One of the ways we do this is the Seedlings Play and Stay group. Led by Christian volunteers who are ably assisted by volunteers of all faiths and none, Seedlings gives children an opportunity to play and learn with their carers in a welcoming and safe environment. It is open to pre-school children and their carers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.
Volunteers are needed to help set up at the beginning and tidy down at the end, model good play practice with children, talk to parents, help wipe tables and give out snacks and drinks, help get bikes and scooters out, sing and do actions, etc. Seedlings is very popular and busy. Reasonable travel expenses are reimbursed.
For more information and an application form contact Rosalyn Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0121 777 2722.
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
- 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 you wish to have an informal chat about the role please call the Chair, Rev Lee Plummer on 07590 606425.
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: email@example.com 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?
Contact Kerry for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: http://www.cigb.org.uk/chaplaincies/
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 Paul Mahon our Head Teacher using the contact details below.
All volunteers have to comply with YWBC national child protection policies
email@example.com phone: 0121 474 5412