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Vacancies at ACE Project CIC
ACE Project CIC based in the East of Birmingham has 2 vacancies that for their 2 day a week day centres. ACE project have been delivering activities and lunch for people over 50 in Ward End and Bromford for over 3 years and are looking to recruit new staff.
Please see attached 2 job adverts – Activity Co-ordinator and Cook. Application forms are available on ACE project website – www.aceprojectcic.org.uk (under the about us tab) or interested candidates can contact Charley on 07595 333 469 for an application form.
Activity Co-ordinator
ACE PROJECT CIC – Birmingham Location: Bromford & Ward End Day Centres Hours: Part-time (2 day per week) £7.50 – £8.00 an hour (DOE)
Full enhanced DBS paid and Training & Development
Sessional Cook
Job reference: ACECOOK01 Hours: 12 per week Sessional Rate: £7.50 an hour
Location: Bromford & Ward End, Birmingham
Digbeth
Full or part time:
Part time
Salary:
£18,000 pro rata
Hours per week:
7.5

As part of our development LWM has identified the need for support in core admin and communications duties, both amplifying what we do and increasing our collective capacity to develop our ideas.
The role purpose is to manage LWM’s administration and to develop a communications strategy to help LWM increase its profile and link more widely with others.
We are a small organisation, with currently two coordinators job-sharing a 4 d/w role and some freelance associates. The coordinators are responsible for strategy, development and delivery, reporting to our board and working closely with our associates.
You will be enthusiastic about fairer, more decentralised and less unequal economics, and the role localisation can play within that. You will be keen to use your skills to help us to communicate this as well as providing organised administrative support.
LWM is currently delivering the fourth phase of a groundbreaking project under the name of Localising Prosperity, funded by Barrow Cadbury Trust. After the initial fixed term of 2 years, any continuation and remuneration of the post will depend on the collective efforts of the LWM team. For the right candidate, this role could develop to suit your strengths and interests.
The positive value of diversity is integral to LWM’s purpose and values and this is reflected in our approach to recruitment. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, who are currently under-represented in our small team.
Application deadline: 9am Thursday 1st February 2018.
Interviews: Thursday 15th February 2018 during the day.
JERICHO FOUNDATION IS ADVERTISING:
Apprenticeship Vacancies
We are currently recruiting 16-24 year olds to become apprentices in our social enterprises:
Catering (Nechells)PrintRecyclingReUse
An apprenticeship at Jericho includes 30 hours of work a week at the national apprenticeship minimum wage of £3.30 per hour. You will receive on the job training and undertake Maths, English and IT Functional Skills and a level 2 NVQ with one of our partner colleges.
Applications can be made by CV to patrick.masih@jericho.org.uk. Please ensure you state which vacancy you are applying for.
Visit our Apprenticeships page for more details.
Work Placements (coming soon)
We will be recruiting 16-29 year olds to take part in 2 weeks’ work experience in a Jericho social enterprise.
At Jericho we train, support and develop talented people in the east of Birmingham. We’re truly passionate about introducing young people to the world of work and helping ambitious newcomers into the industry to fulfil their dreams.
We have a range of opportunities to sink your teeth into and take advantage of. Join us and we’ll help you to shape the career path that’s right for you. We currently have work placements available in the following social enterprises:
CateringCleaningConstructionLandscapingPrintReceptionRecyclingReUse
In addition to valuable training and experience, successful participants will receive:
Free TravelFree PPE & UniformLunch ContributionEmployability Workshop
For information, here are the additional eligibility criteria:
Applicants must live in East Birmingham: Acocks Green, Bordesley Green, Hall Green, Hodge Hill, Moseley & Kings Heath, Shard End, Sheldon, South Yardley, Sparkbrook, Springfield, Stechford &Yardley North or Washwood Heath.
Applicants must not be registered on work programme.
NEET (Not in employment, education or training)
Applications can be made by CV to don.graham@jericho.org.uk or if you would like further information just call Client Support on 0121 647 1960.
VOLUNTEERING
Moseley Road Baths CIO seeks new chairperson to take the plunge..!
We are seeking a chairperson for Moseley Road Baths CIO to take forward our exciting and challenging community swimming venture as part of the restoration of a much loved and highly significant heritage building.
Our group of dedicated volunteers has been working together for the last two years on this exciting project to secure a future for swimming at Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath. That group is now becoming the Moseley Road Baths CIO and is seeking a new chair to take them to the next level of its development.
You will need to have:
governance experience
an enthusiasm for, knowledge of and commitment to our mission and purpose (see below and business plan)
excellent collaborative working skills
to be open to different perspectives and committed to diversity
to have the intention to be available for a term of at least three years.
The role is voluntary, with expenses reimbursed where appropriate.
Click on the links for a full CIO Chair role profile, and our business plan. Note that the CIO is pending approval from the Charities Commission soon and until then we’re operating as a CIC.
This is an exciting opportunity to help initiate and develop a new future for Moseley Road Baths through a community-run swimming operation. If you are interested, please contact the current chair Karen Leach for an initial conversation before applying. You can then send your CV, along with a short covering email outlining why you are interested and how you meet the skills profile, to keepswimming@moseleyroadbaths.org.uk.
The deadline is 18th December 2017.
We are also seeking one or two new directors, ideally with skills in HR or pool/leisure management, so please do contact us if this may be of interest, too. For more information, full Chair profile, and business plan for the Baths go to: http://www.friendsofmrb.co.uk/mrb-cio-chair/
We look forward to hearing from you!
ANAWIM WELCOMES VOLUNTEERS
Anawim is a voluntary sector organisation based in Birmingham which provides support services to women and their children at its Centre in Balsall Heath and in the community. Our key objective is to help women overcome problems or obstacles that adversely affect their lives, with the overriding aim that they achieve their goals and reach their full potential. Anawim works through:
RehabilitationPrisonOutreachMental HealthCounsellingFamily ServiceEarly InterventionsDomestic ViolenceMoney Advice
Volunteering is about giving your time to a good cause. You don’t get paid, but get the chance to use your talents, develop new skills, and experience. You will have a feeling of self-worth which comes from making a difference to other people’s lives, as well as your own.
Volunteering allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand networks, and increase your social skills.
Anawim recruits, trains and support volunteers that are able to:
Deliver and observe group discussions and coursesMentor individual womenHelp at the centre preparing lunch, chatting to women, sorting out the food and clothes bank and general administration dutiesHelp with form filling, computers, CV writingAccompany women to appointmentsHelp with street and community outreach
Anawim is looking for volunteers and mentors to work in the Centre and with women in the local community. Volunteering/mentoring can be a very rewarding introduction to the work that we do as well as an opportunity to build on knowledge for those with a relevant professional background.
If you are interested please contact us:
0121 440 5296
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is seeking volunteers…
Support@Home Volunteer opportunities
Reports To: Head of Family and Carer Support Team / Support@Home Lead
Location: In the patient’s home
Hours: Flexible – generally 2-6 hours per week
Making a Difference: to provide a home support service for patients of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.
The help given by a ‘Support@Home’ volunteer will mean a great deal to patients and their families and carers who are finding it hard to cope. Your help as a volunteer could help improve the quality of their lives at what is a very difficult time
Key Duties:
You will…
· Provide support for the patient in coping with the effects of their illness and how it impacts on their day to day life.
· Support isolated patients and where appropriate offer a ‘sitting service’ to provide respite so that carers can go out or complete tasks.
· Help if requested with setting up appropriate services (meals delivery services, domestic help, gardening help, prescription delivery service etc.)
· Accompany patients to appointments or outings where desirable/ necessary.
· Help to contact services and organisations for information and advice where appropriate.
· Support patients’ families/ carers for a limited period after the person has died.
Will the role suit me? YES, if you are…
· Someone with good listening and communication skills.
· Able to understand the effects of a patient’s illness and how it impacts on them and their families/carers.
· Someone who is practical and resourceful.
· Able to work in a positive and professional manner.
What can Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice offer me as a volunteer?
· Membership of a friendly, professional, multi-disciplinary team.
· Full training and ongoing development within the volunteer role.
· A chance to use your skills and experience to support others in need.
If you would like to know more and be considered for this role please download the role specification, volunteer enrolment form and equal opportunities monitoring form by clicking on the links below:
Volunteer Enrolment Form
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form
Completed forms should be emailed to: recruitment@birminghamhospice.org.uk or posted to Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Park, Birmingham, B29 7DA for the attention of the HR Department.
If you would like any more information please feel free to get in touch: 176 Raddlebarn Road, Selly Park, Birmingham B29 7DA | Tel: 0121 472 1191
Charity Trustees Needed
Solihull Action through Advocacy (SAtA) is an independent advocacy charity with around 20 staff, a team of volunteers and an exciting future. As advocates SAtA is passionate about the rights of some of the most vulnerable in society and specialise in working with people with a learning difficulty. We also currently hold the Local Authority contract to provide Care Act advocacy for older people.
Our CEO is leaving in September after seven successful years in the role and we are busy recruiting her replacement. We have a new strategy that plans an expansion in our geographical reach while building on our specialist expertise.
We want to strengthen the Board of Trustees to help us lead the strategy.
Specifically we are looking for people with the following expertise:
Fundraising
Marketing
Human Resources
Strategic Management
The Trustees commit to attend Trustee meetings six times per year, currently held on a Tuesday evening at the charity’s offices in Marston Green as well as an occasional away day. All Trustees will complete an induction programme.
If you are interested in the above voluntary role please contact Debbie Powell at debbie@solihulladvocacy.org.uk to arrange an informal conversation in the first instance.
ANSWERS TO QUIZ QUESTIONS
Executed 7. The first two 8. True
9. 15 10. No 11. Last two. 12. Good Friday 13. Prince of Wales 14. Restricted the King’s powers
15. True 16. 1918 17. St. Helena and the Falklands 18. Armada 19. Lutyens 20. 4 years
21. 1960’s 22. Literature 23. By-election 24. Art Award
How Many Did You Get Right?
24/24 Not only can you stay here. You can be our Pub Quiz captain. Even if you cheated…..
18-24 Well done Citizen Can
>18 Gonna have to do the re-sits
DRIVING THEORY ANSWERS……
1. b 2. b. 3. b 4. c 5. a 6. c 7. c 8. c 9. d 10. c. 11. b 12. c 13. a 14. a 15. a 16. b 17. a 18. b 19. b 20. a
Did you get 17 right? Super, you can now go on to the hazard recognition test, and even the practical!
ANTIQUES CHALLENGE ANSWERS…….
1. Paper clip 2. Snuff box 3. Vesta (match) box 4. Paper knife 5.Dip pen (advertising) 6. Ink stamp/seal 7. Pen brush or wiper
8. Travelling inkwell 9. Blotter 10.Propelling pencil 11. Pencase and inkwell (‘qualamdam’) 12. Ruler 13. Ink bottle
14. Book mark 15. Stamp box. Winners were: A.Johnson and H.Morell identifying 13 out 0f 15 items correctly.

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