B6, Birmingham

£21,000 - £25,000 per year

Contract, Part-time, Full-time

Birmingham Settlement

Job Description

Ladywood Neighbourhood Network Scheme - background

Neighbourhood Network Schemes’ (NNS) are Locality and Constituency based networks designed to engage and develop services for older people (aged 50+) – connecting people, groups and places at a neighbourhood level.  The NNS approach is integral to the new ‘Community Social Work’ model and examples investment in ‘Prevention First’ through Adult Social Care Services.

NNS will support older people by increased ‘social participation’, ‘healthier lifestyles’, ‘maximised income’, independent living’ and ‘support for carers’.

Birmingham City Council has commissioned Birmingham Settlement, Karis Neighbour Scheme, Nechells POD and Soho First CDT to deliver NNS outcomes for the Ladywood Constituency comprising the wards of Aston, Ladywood, Nechells, and Soho.

Project Support Worker x2

21 Hours per week (flexible)

£21k per annum (pro rata) + contributory pension scheme

25 days A/L (pro rata) – initial contract to 31 March 2021

As part of our partnership we are now seeking two Project Support Workers to be employed by and based at Karis Neighbour Scheme (Ladywood Ward) and Soho First CDT (Soho Ward). The Project Support Workers will be responsible for the effective gathering and sharing of information within their ward and more widely across the Ladywood Constituency. This will include:

· Development and updating the NNS asset register

· Mapping and engaging with community groups and services

· Developing contacts, links and relationships between locality social work teams and community assets

· Increasing older people engagement; working with others to improve access and services, identify gaps in   provision, and share learning.

The post holders will work as part of a small Ladywood Constituency Team to keep updated on, and contribute to city wide NNS developments and innovation activities.

While some experience of working in the community sector and with older people would be helpful, more important are organisational and communication skills along with a ‘can-do’ approach, flexibility and ability to understand and respond to the needs of others.

Project Coordinator – Neighbourhood Network Scheme

35 Hours per week

£25k per annum + contributory pension scheme

25 days A/L (pro rata) – initial contract to 31 March 2021

In addition to the Project Support Workers, we are also seeking a full time Project Coordinator to be employed by and based at Birmingham Settlement (Aston). The Project Coordinator will carry out the same duties as the Project Support Workers, but will carry additional responsibility for coordinating the project including development of delivery plans, preparing reports and returns, and overseeing the day-to-day running of the project.

Experience of working in the community sector is a requirement along with excellent organisational skills, ability to ‘get things done’ and a good understanding of the needs of older people along with project management skills including impact monitoring and reporting.

All roles present an excellent opportunity to work in partnership on a progressive project resulting in positive impact on the lives of older people at a grassroots level.

Closing date: Noon on Thursday 30th May 2019

Interviews: Thursday 6th / Friday 7th June 2019

Birmingham Settlement is committed to Equality of Opportunity and

welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Registered charity number 517303