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This pivotal team position offers a great opportunity supporting the day to day running of the LHM office and to support the work of the Board of Trustees and the senior management team.
2022 holds great opportunities for dynamic, forward thinking people to join the expanding staff team at Little Hearts Matter. Amidst the Covid crisis the charity focussed on providing the best support and information possible to an ever growing membership. In times of extreme stress the care and aid the charity provided was the bedrock for frightened families living with complex heart disease, and the added risks of Covid.
As the country emerges from the crisis it is time to grow the powerhouse that drives the charity whilst ensuring that the members' needs stay at the heart of the charity's work.
Applications should be submitted by covering letter and CV. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
Closing date for applications is Thursday 3rd February 2022 and interviews will be held on Thursday 17th February 2022.
Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Good Practice & Partnerships Team and Clients Access to Rights & Entitlements (CARE) Project West Midlands
London, Birmingham, Bradford or Manchester with significant home working options
Part time - 14 hours per week
Permanent - with initial funding for two years
We’re looking for a Partner Development Project Coordinator to increase access to justice in the West Midlands by offering developmental support to 6 – 12 asylum, refugee and / or migrant organisations on a one-to-one and regional basis.
The role is part of an exciting partnership between two Refugee Action teams – the Clients Access to Rights and Essentials (CARE) Project West Midlands and Good Practice and Partnerships (GPP).
Building on our existing initial organisational needs assessments, the Partner Development Project Coordinator will co-create individual development plans / agreements and provide bespoke support packages with and for the partner organisations. Their focus will be in 3 main areas:
- Develop - Supporting partners to develop their immigration advice models and / or legal literacy practice, whilst working closely with the Frontline Immigration Advice Project (FIAP) to enable them to access training and support.
- Amplify - Working with partners who would like to increase the engagement of Experts by Experience into their own service offers by supporting them to access the Lived Experience Exchange Programme (part of Explore Adapt Renew – a Good Practice and Partnerships project).
- Collaborate - Creating local / regional networks to increase peer support, referral pathways and collaboration between organisations who provide legal advice. Exploring the viability of piloting a Community of Practice in the West Midlands.
To succeed in this role you will have:
- Understanding of the wider needs, hopes and experiences of asylum seekers and refugees in the UK, combined with a particular-focus on their legal immigration advice needs.
- Understanding of how to assess organisational needs and how to provide high quality development support to a range of organisations (from grassroots to small and medium sized), including identifying needs and working towards solutions.
- Experience of development work that is empowering, preventative and / or asset-based; enabling communities of people or organisations to gain confidence, skills and resilience.
- Excellent networking and partnership-building skills, with the ability to initiate and maintain effective networks.
- Understanding of how organisations can increase the amount of asylum and immigration legal advice provision within their services, as well as local area networks / ecosystems.
- Excellent facilitation skills.
- Experience, or relevant transferable experience, of partnership working within the voluntary, legal or asylum / refugee / migrant sectors in the West Midlands; especially Birmingham, Coventry and / or Stoke on Trent.
For further details, and to apply, please visit our website.
Those with lived experience as a refugee are encouraged to apply.
Closing date: 09:00am, Monday 7th February 2022
Interviews: Monday 21st February 2022 – online via Zoom
Mental Health Support / Peer Mentor
£18,535 Per annum (£7,414 pro rata)
Up to 15 hours per week (including evenings and weekends)
12-month fixed contract
Our client has been at the forefront of helping to develop a range of supportive interventions and alternatives for individuals who are experiencing emotional / psychological distress. They are also an organisation that places high value on employing those who have lived experience and have a successful track record in the recruitment, training and support of Peer Mentors into their organisation.
They are looking to recruit a part time Peer Mentor to work closely with people who have experienced mental health difficulties and are being supported to move out of a hospital environment. You will support their discharge from the hospital setting and assist with resettlement and independence, helping them to manage their physical, psychological, and emotional health needs. Using a person-centred approach, you will focus on maintaining and strengthening the person’s wellbeing and enabling people to build personal coping strategies and resilience.
You will demonstrate a good understanding of lived experience of mental health, in particular the social determinants that sustain and improve psychological and physical well-being and maintain independence. With an empathic understanding, you will demonstrate knowledge of managing difficult situations and the individual recovery journey. Excellent verbal, written and IT skills are essential along with the ability to liaise with professionals and local community networks. A good working knowledge of local facilities, organisations and resources is also required in this post.
Their people are key to the success of the organisation and we are recognised as both a Mindful Employer as well as achieving Gold standard success in Investors in People. They welcome applications from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.
Closing date for application is Wednesday 26 January 2022
Interviews will take place on Monday 7 and Wednesday 9 February 2022
£18,639 per annum
East Team 1 x 18.75 hours per week
South & West Teams 6 x 37.50 hours per week
Our client is a leading provider of mental health services in Birmingham and the West Midlands.
They are looking for experienced and enthusiastic people to work in a supportive coaching capacity as key workers within their Support Services in the West of Birmingham. The service is broken down into four area teams. As a Support Worker/Coach, you will be leading on the delivery of support for those experiencing mental health difficulties. They have designed the support to be local, responsive and collaborative with a mixture of one to one support and group support.
You will be engaging with service users either in their own homes or in their local community to ensure that the support offered enables them to continue to enjoy stability in their accommodation.
All of their service users have aspirations and wishes and it will be your role to ensure that you support people to achieve these. This is not something they as a service expect to do alone. You will be working in a holistic way and ensuring that local organisations are a strong part of their delivery model.
Whether you are working one to one or with a group of service users your focus will be on recovery and your day is likely to be a mixture of working in this way, but also making sure that they retain close and effective links with local organisations and the local community.
You will also work alongside service users who have made the step into volunteering and Peer Mentoring and therefore you will be utilising their experience and motivation to create a service which both respects service users and encourages participation.
You will have experience in the mental health field, with experience of supporting people to be in control of their lives. You will also be able to demonstrate the ability to work with strong values and work within a recovery approach.
If you feel that you meet the requirements of this position they would like to hear from you.
If you wish to apply please provide a detailed explanation of how you feel that you meet each of the values, attributes and experience required for these positions.
Benefits include an attractive defined contribution pension scheme, Paycare which offers employees affordable cover for a range of healthcare treatments, an Employee Assistance Programme which includes free counselling and a comprehensive training programme.
Our client's people are key to the success of the organisation and they are recognised as both a Mindful Employer as well as achieving Gold standard success in Investors in People. They welcome applications from people who have experienced mental health difficulties.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 30 January 2022
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 15 & Wednesday 16 February 2022 via Teams
WMRSASC is an established, thriving and growing charity providing specialist services to individuals and families affected by sexual violence. We are looking to recruit an Adult Counselling Team Leader to support the management and development of our dedicated team of counsellors. The ideal candidate will have a sound background of working in this sector and experience of managing or leading a team.
The post holder will be based in either our Worcester or Hereford office, depending on location of applicant.
The main purpose of the role is to:
Work in co-operation with the counselling services manager, mentoring and supporting the counselling team and volunteers to deliver services offered by WMRSASC to any person who has experienced sexual violence of any kind.
- Support the development of service provision
- Support the management team where required
- Provide mentoring and support training for counsellors and placement counselling
- Contribute to the development of policies and procedures
- Support inductions for newly recruited staff
- Support assessment and quality assurance reviews
- Undertake administrative duties associated with the post
- Support client group work
- Support and attend peer group skills sharing of resources
- Support CYP counselling service
- Manage an agreed caseload
You will need to hold a Level 4 or equivalent in counselling/psychotherapy and have current membership and registration with a recognised professional body such as the BACP.
WMRSASC offers a comprehensive training package, ongoing CPD and Clinical supervision. We also offer optional membership to a private health scheme and 3% employer pension contributions.
Annual leave is currently 26 days plus 8 days statutory holidays per annum to be calculated pro rata to hours worked. (Increases to 31 days from the April following five year’s continuous service).
West Mercia Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people, and adults. All successful candidates are required to have a current Enhanced DBS check with WMRSASC before any offer is confirmed.
Closing date: 20th February 2022.
Contract type Permanent
Hours 37.5 per week
Salary £30,229 per annum
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£26,501 - £30,476 p/a - Successful candidates should expect to be appointed at the starting point of the salary scale. A higher salary will only be considered for exceptional candidates with strong evidence of relevant experience.
Full-time (35 hrs p/w), fixed-term contract until 31st March 2023
Are you an empathetic, collaborative and highly organised individual with a strong track record in successfully supporting young people into sustainable employment? Do you have a proven ability to organise others to reach their targets?
If so, St Giles is looking for an Employment Advisor to join us and lead a small team of caseworkers and Peer Advisors, to provide a tailored one to one high-level service of engagement, advocacy and support
About St Giles
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others.
About this exciting opportunity
As our Employment Advisor, you will be working in partnership with DWP to deliver a skills and employment mentoring-led service for NEET young people (18–30-year-olds) who are involved in youth violence, gangs and criminal activity. Our service will take a strengths-based approach, developing a support/training plan to help the clients to identify their skills and the areas they would like to develop. A central focus will be to support young people to engage with DWP initiatives/courses and to understand the benefits and support available to them.
You will ensure that relevant evidence and data is collected and processes as part of the project evaluation are understood and followed, plus work with the team leaders, managers and external evaluators to assess standards of evidence and improve the effectiveness of the data collected. Establishing excellent partnership working with key organisations, employers and partners and line managing volunteer Peer Advisors are also essential duties.
As an organisation that works with children and adults at risk we are committed to safeguarding, protecting and promoting the safety of our clients.
What we are looking for:
- Strong experience of working on a target-driven project
- The ability to engage and holistically support young people who face multiple barriers to employment
- Knowledge of and commitment to safeguarding practices and policies, and ability to promote safeguarding of vulnerable participants and colleagues.
- In-depth knowledge of the issues faced by the client group in accessing and sustaining employment and methods that result in positive outcomes
- Experience of working to high standards of evaluation processes
- Level 3 Advice and Guidance qualification, or equivalent
- Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building and prioritisation abilities
- Impressive communication skills, both verbal and written
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervisions, season ticket loan and much more.
St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.
Closing date: 11pm, Sunday 23 January 2022. Interviews: Tuesday 1 February 2022.
For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button.
This is a full time post providing support to the Grants function at University Hospitals Birmingham Charity (‘UHB Charity’), the official NHS Charity for the four hospitals of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust - Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, Heartlands Hospital, Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital.
UHB Charity is dedicated to improving the experience of patients, their families and the staff who care for them.
The Charity raises funds to support patients of the four hospitals by providing new and innovative equipment, funding research and supporting patient and family welfare projects.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham in particular has a world class reputation, and specialises in cancer treatment, organ transplantations and trauma care. It is also home of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, where the UK’s military patients are treated.
Heartlands Hospital has a specialist neo-natal unit and very busy children’s and maternity units.
Good Hope Hospital and Solihull Hospital serve the towns of Sutton Coldfield and Solihull.
The post offers flexible working from home and the opportunity for office working at any of our four hospital sites as suits the job holder and line manager.
The Grants Assistant will work closely with other members of the hospital charity, in particular the Office Manager and Charity Chief Executive, to efficiently administer the grant making programme for the hospital charity.
Working as part of a team the post holder will have specific responsibility for accurate inputting of charitable orders, checking suitability of grant requests, correspondence with suppliers and procurement teams.
The post holder will also learn how the Charity proactively seeks feedback on its grant programme, and will be actively involved in sending out and obtaining grant review forms and passing on interesting case studies to the Charity’s communications team.
Working as part of a team the post holder will also be involved in accurate data inputting of donations, fundraising and Gift Aid claims and correspondence with donors and fundraisers.
This role would suit someone looking to gain experience in a grant making organisation.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Home based in Leeds (serving mainly wider West Yorkshire areas)
Plus frequent local and regional travel, occasional UK-wide travel and overnight stays.
Anne Frank Workers are the front-line delivery posts for all the education programmes of the Anne Frank Trust UK, leading our workshops, training our peer educators and mentoring our ambassadors in schools and communities across the country. This is a varied, exciting and demanding role for highly organised professionals with a deeply held commitment to equality and the skills to engage 10 to 15-year-olds in a structured, creative journey of learning and empowerment. If appointed, you will joining a dedicated team of people who are inspired by Anne Frank, passionate about young people and committed to empowering them to challenge prejudice.
- Factual CV (1 or 2 pages).
- Supporting statement saying why you would like the job and how you meet each of the points on the person specification below (up to 4 pages).
Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022 at 5pm
Tasks and Responsibilities
- To be outcome-focused and highly organised in planning and carrying out a varied portfolio of educational work, aimed at empowering young people (usually aged 10 to 15) with the knowledge, skills and commitment to challenge all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
- To be pro-active, methodical and determined in booking Anne Frank Trust programmes into schools and community settings, and to maintain close working links with key schools and partner organisations.
- To lead inspirational classes and workshops in schools, in community venues and online – teaching about Anne Frank, the Holocaust and all forms of prejudice today; challenging stereotypes; building anti-discriminatory values; and developing skills in recognising and responding to prejudice.
- To train young people as peer educators so that they share their knowledge and values with their schools and communities, e.g. as guides to Anne Frank exhibitions or by running activities based on Anne Frank’s Diary.
- To train small groups of peer educators as Anne Frank Ambassadors, drawing on their personal views and experiences of prejudice to produce creative responses to Anne Frank, and empowering them to disseminate their anti-prejudice messages as effectively as possible.
- To provide mentoring to a caseload of Anne Frank Ambassadors, usually out of school hours, supporting them through a journey of learning and empowerment from induction to alumni support when they turn 16.
- To be imaginative, collaborative and practical in organising and supporting events and projects with Anne Frank Ambassadors and their communities, including local Anne Frank exhibitions, regional multi-school training days, and an annual national conference.
- To plan, deliver and monitor all work to meet the targets set by the Trust’s funders and operational plans, and to implement the Trust’s curriculum, quality standards, values and policies.
- To achieve excellent practice in working with young people, notably by focusing on ambitious but realistic learning objectives, by maintaining a balance of warm engagement and clear boundaries, by identifying any safeguarding or welfare needs, and by making appropriate referrals to other agencies.
- In all aspects of the role to give a high priority to equality and diversity, notably in the reach, content and impact of educational activities.
- To keep thorough records of all activity on the Trust’s databases, and to be proficient in gathering data for evaluation, e.g. by encouraging young people to complete questionnaires
- To use manual handling skills when necessary, e.g. to carry, set up and dismantle educational exhibitions made of pop-up banners.
- To assist occasionally with fundraising, e.g. by contributing ideas to grant applications or by supporting young people to speak at donor events.
- To undertake a continuous process of professional development and self-reflection, participating in training, and keeping up to date with best practice especially in education about prejudice and in youth empowerment.
- To be managed through close two-way communication with line manager, including monthly one to one Support & Supervision sessions and an Annual Appraisal.
- To be a collaborative team member with the Anne Frank Workers and other colleagues, participating in staff meetings and contributing to the development, cohesion, productivity and team fun of the organisation as a whole.
- To undertake other tasks commensurate with Anne Frank Worker role, especially as led by the empowered Anne Frank Ambassadors.
All applications to the posts will be assessed on the following criteria:
- Educated to at least degree level, ideally with a relevant professional qualification, e.g. teaching or youth work.
- Full driving licence.
- Substantial experience of running learning activities with groups of young people, including aged 10 to 15.
- Experience of engaging with and meeting the needs of disadvantaged young people and/or those with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
- Experience of providing pastoral or emotional support.
- Experience of working successfully as part of a team.
- Experience of keeping records and writing reports.
- Knowledge of best practice in teaching and/or youth empowerment.
- Familiarity with the needs and issues experienced by young people, their families and communities.
- Sound understanding of safeguarding.
- Understanding and ideas about how to challenge prejudice and discrimination.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Highly developed organisational skills, able to meet deadlines and manage a varied workload.
- Ability to identify, initiate and sustain effective relationships with other professionals and organisations.
- Ability to use initiative and develop new projects or ways of working.
- Strong literacy, numeracy and IT skills.
- Manual handling skills, e.g. for carrying and using pop-up banners.
- Excellent presentation skills – able to present clearly and inspire an audience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills that demonstrate a balance of warmth and boundaries.
VALUES AND PERSONAL QUALITIES
- Enthusiasm for Anne Frank and the work of the Trust, including a commitment to the Trust’s strategic direction to greater youth empowerment and creativity.
- A deeply held belief in equality and diversity.
- Passionate commitment to the wellbeing and empowerment of young people.
- Creativity, energy, a can-do attitude to solving problems, with a willingness to learn.
- Willingness to travel regionally and across the UK, and to work evenings and weekends when required.
- Access to a car
- Enhanced DBS check on appointment
- If working from home, an appropriate working space
At the Anne Frank Trust UK we are strongly committed to equality of opportunity in recruitment and employment. We aim for a diverse workforce and inclusive work practices. As an anti-prejudice education charity, we positively value the insights of staff who have lived experience of prejudice or discrimination.
If you would need adjustments or specific support to carry out any of the tasks or responsibilities in the job description – e.g. because of disability or a characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010 – you are welcome to state this during the recruitment process. We will see this as a positive request and can then let you know how we will respond.
If you believe that you may be unfairly disadvantaged in meeting any of the points of the person specification or if you need any specific help during the recruitment process – e.g., again, because of disability or a characteristic protected under the Equality Act 2010 – you are welcome to state this in your application. We will see this as a positive request and can then let you know how we will take it into account or what support we can offer.
• Factual CV (1 or 2 pages).
• Supporting statement saying why you would like the job and how you meet each of the points on the person specification (up to 4 pages).
• Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
About the role:
The recruitment team is an award-winning team responsible for sourcing, selecting and hiring diverse individuals who have the potential to become excellent social workers on the Frontline programme. There are two attraction managers co-leading a team to build the pipelines of prospective applicants, securing c. 3700 applications and subsequently 452 participants for the programmes in 2022 and 2023. This will directly impact the organisational aim to have 4,000 impactful fellows by 2025.
A little bit about you:
We are looking for someone experienced in Attraction Management with a strong belief in and enthusiasm for Frontline's aims and missions.
You will need experience in:
- Managing attraction strategies, sourcing talent and building a brand across university and career changer audiences.
- Advertising and marketing campaigns.
You can find out more about this role in our job pack.
We believe that diversity makes for a stronger team and want our organisation to better reflect the communities we serve. Therefore, we are actively seeking applicants from ethnic minority backgrounds for this role. We are also a disability confident employer and welcome applicants with disabilities. Please let us know how we can make the recruitment process more accessible for you by emailing our People team which is found on our current opportunities page.
We only accept applications through our non-biased recruitment website, Pinpoint.
The National Lottery Community Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK – we support people and communities to prosper and thrive.
National Lottery players raise an incredible £36 million a week for good causes. This money funds projects and activities that transform communities, protect our heritage and enrich lives through arts, spots and culture. We are proud to be one of 12 distributors responsible for awarding this funding across the UK.
Thanks to National Lottery players, last year we were able to award over half a billion pounds of life-changing funding to UK communities, supporting thousands of projects making a real difference to people’s lives.
Over eight in ten of our grants were for under £10,000 going to grassroots groups and charities across the UK doing great things to support their communities, during a particularly tough time.
We also distribute non-National Lottery funds, working closely with Government on funding for important issues, such as tackling loneliness, multiple and complex needs, mental health and distributing Dormant Accounts money.
Over the last five years we’ve awarded a total of £3.4 billion, of which £2.7 billion is National Lottery money.
We fund things that matter – whether helping communities respond positively to national, regional or local priorities, or helping the UK achieve its big social ambitions. Our grants range from £500 up to multi-million-pound programmes – supporting people and projects to do extraordinary things and bring great ideas for their community to life.
About the Role
We are excited to be recruiting for a People Advisor to join our People Team. Are you passionate about creating an excellent employee experience? Then you could be our new People Advisor.
Reporting into an experienced a Senior People Business Partner, you’ll be accountable for coaching, facilitating and supporting management teams across the Fund to proactively resolve a variety of People-related matters.
A generalist role, you will become involved in all aspects of the People agenda and work with the Senior People Business Partners to focus on identifying and leading on key initiatives which will make a real difference to out managers and leaders.
You will collaborate with our People specialists in ED&I, Recruitment and ER to develop our employee experience and well-being.
You will be a credible People professional who can demonstrate your ability to use your knowledge and experience to help identify improvements within People policies and procedures, providing recommendations for change.
A supportive, inclusive team-player with a focus on both personal and team learning and development, with a continuous improvement mindset, you will demonstrate a passion for creating an excellent employee experience and role-model the Fund’s values which contribute to an inclusive culture.
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 Hours per week
Location:Birmingham or Newcastle office, we are homeworking currently but hybrid working moving forward
Interview: W/C 31st January
- CIPD qualification or working towards
- An excellent knowledge of HR processes, procedures and employment law
- Excellent stakeholder management skills, collaborative and able to challenge and influence as appropriate
- Previous experience as a generalist People Professional
- Evidence of having successfully led on People based projects
- Works inclusively, to utilise expertise of wider People team and promote the People team to the wider organisation
- Commercially astute, with the ability to tailor approach based on business priorities
- Proactive decision-making and problem-solving skills, ability to use initiative and work autonomously with a solutions-focussed approach
We seek to develop our staff and offer a wide range of personal development opportunities.
We offer a wide range of generous benefits including:
- Generous annual leave and company pension scheme
- Flexible working to support staff with their work/life balance, taking into account things such as caring responsibilities, worship and attendance at religious festivals
- Enhanced paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Season ticket and cycle to work loans
- Paid volunteering leave
How to Apply
Visit our jobs page on The National Lottery Community Fund website for full details and to apply.
Communities in the UK come in all shapes and sizes. National Lottery funding is for everyone – we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and work hard to ensure our funding reaches where it is needed.
We also believe our people should represent the communities, organisations and individuals we work with. We are committed to being an inclusive and great place to work, and recognise our people come from diverse backgrounds. As such we particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and from different socio-economic and educational backgrounds.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We welcome applications from disabled people and will proactively make reasonable adjustments if needed through the recruitment process and during employment. This can be related to a physical and mental health conditions.
We are also proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion, supporting our commitment to being a great place to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) staff.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.