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Vacancies in the West Midlands

Here you can find a list of all the current vacancies in the West Midlands and details on how to apply below.

If there are no vacancies, check out all Groundwork vacancies across the country on our main careers portal.

Cook and Eat Well Volunteers

The Cook and Eat Well team have some opportunities available for people interested in volunteering with us.

Roles include providing support to session leaders during cooking courses and taster events, logging data and general administration tasks.

We are looking for motivated individuals who enjoy working with diverse communities and have an interest in cooking and healthy eating.

Volunteers will be given ongoing training and supervision to support learning and development.

To register please email or register through our website

Community Project Officer

Community Project Officer

Salary: £18,260 per annum
37 hours per week

Based in Tipton with regular travel across the West Midlands Region

Groundwork West Midlands are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our busy Community team. As a Community Project Officer you will assist in the development and delivery of a range of projects across our core areas of work, including; Community Engagement; Environment; Sustainable Education; and Affordable Warmth. 


You will need to have a broad understanding of, and interest in, community and environmental issues, along with the economic and social needs of residents living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.  Experience in planning and delivering activities is vital, alongside a positive attitude and desire to work as part of a team.


As part of this role you will:

  • Deliver community, environment and education projects, ensuring they meet the minimum standards as well as the needs of clients and partners.
  • Work with the line manager to develop, build and maintain constructive relationships with all sectors of the community and local employers.
  • Ensure the smooth running of our programmes and in the interests of sustaining business relationships.
  • Encourage feedback from clients after delivery of sessions / projects and respond accordingly.
  • Be able to work to deadlines, ensuring monitoring return forms are completed promptly and accurately.
  • Be alert to the safeguarding of young people and children, raising any issues and concerns following policies and procedures.


You must also have effective administrative and organisational skills and be able to prioritise your own work programme. Regular travel across the region is required for this role, so you must have a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle.

At Groundwork West Midlands we pride ourselves in being a family friendly organisation and offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours, a health cash plan scheme, a generous workplace pension, life insurance, parking and free refreshments. We are committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce.

Along with its IIP and Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation, Groundwork West Midlands was placed 73 in the Times Top 100 Not for Profit Companies 2015, 1 Star Best Companies and has a commitment to the health and wellbeing of all our staff.

If you are interested in applying then please complete the application form below or contact Groundwork West Midlands to request one:
Email: Tel: 0121 530 5514  

Application Pack

Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Job Description and Person Specification

Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy

An Enhanced DBS check will be required prior to commencement in post

No agencies please.  CV’s will not be accepted

Closing date: Thursday 27th October 2016


Board Member Vacancy

Groundwork West Midlands - Interview dates:  29th November – 1st December 2016

Groundwork is a national environmental regeneration charity, working with partners to improve the quality of the local environment, the lives of local people and the success of local businesses in areas in need of investment and support.

Board Member vacancy (Unpaid but expenses covered)

Groundwork West Midlands was established in February 2009 following the decision to merge all

Groundwork Trusts in the West Midlands region.  We are currently looking to recruit new Trustees to join the Board.

As a Trustee you will be responsible for the overall governance of Groundwork West Midlands.

Committing a minimum of one/two days per month, your principal duties will be attendance at late afternoon quarterly meetings of the Groundwork West Midlands Board, working with fellow Trustees to set strategic direction of the organisation, providing guidance, support and challenge to the senior management team, and also promoting the charity’s work through occasional attendance at external events, and influencing key partners and stakeholders.

Applications are invited from individuals with good communication skills and a knowledge or interest in community development, regeneration, sustainability, social policy and diversity issues.

All sections of the community are positively encouraged to ensure our Board reflects the communities in which we work.

The position offers an excellent opportunity to be part of a friendly, forward thinking organisation and to help us improve the lives of the most vulnerable communities in local areas. 

Along with Investors in People (IIP) and Workplace Wellbeing Charter accreditation, Groundwork West Midlands was placed 73 in the Times Top 100 Not for Profit Companies 2015.

Additional detailed Trust information can be found at:

Please apply enclosing a CV to:  Caroline Irish, Company Secretary, Groundwork West Midlands, Groundwork Environmental Centre, Dolton Way, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 9AL

or email

If you would like to discuss the position please contact June Campbell, Chair on 07740 202243

or Jon Cotgreave, Director on 01782 829905