Groundwork WM Volunteer Scheme – Call for volunteers!
As a charity, Groundwork West Midlands works alongside local communities, public bodies, private companies and other voluntary sector organisations to support local communities.
We have over twenty years' experience of delivering bespoke projects that use the environment as a catalyst for building a more sustainable future. Every year we deliver hundreds of projects across the West Midlands, helping improve the quality of people's lives, their prospects and potential and the places where they live, work and play.
We work towards a vision – of a society of sustainable communities, which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper. Creating those sustainable communities means developing initiatives, which cut across economics, social issues and the environment. Our work is diverse, but all of it helps to achieve our vision. We create real change. That means carrying out work locally, regionally and nationally that:
- Builds people's skills, resilience and improves job prospects
- Redesigns our neglected open spaces for twenty-first century use
- Helps people make their own decisions about their area
- Motivates and develops our young people
Volunteers have always been at the heart of what we do, and we have many project based volunteers, but we want to reignite our wider volunteer scheme for people who want to work across a number of our projects for a specific period of time.
We are looking for volunteers who can work in a team or independently, can use their own initiative, are up for a challenge and creative. If you would like to commit anywhere from 1 -3 days a week to volunteering with us for a minimum of 3 months and would be interested in tasks which could include research, bid preparation, community engagement, delivering activities and much more this could be the scheme for you. You will need to be able to easily access one of our three office bases (Tipton, Coventry or Stoke on Trent).
Interested in the opportunity? Please send your CV and an email with details of your preferred volunteer days, length of volunteering and office base to Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information feel free to call 0121 521 5664…. We shall then hold informal interviews with those candidates we feel right for the scheme.
Please click here to read a case study from one of our volunteers.
This round of applications closes 30th August.
Health & Wellbeing Project Officer
Salary: £18,260 per annum
37 hours per week (occasional evening and weekend working)
Based in Tipton with regular travel across the West Midlands Region
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 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 have a commitment to the health and wellbeing of all our staff.
We are looking for an experienced project officer to assist in the delivery of a range of health and wellbeing projects and informal education aligned to the Public Health and Wellbeing agenda. You will need to have a broad understanding of the economic and social needs of residents living in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
As part of this role you will:
- Carry out health checks, making appropriate referrals where necessary;
- Deliver health and well being projects, ensuring they meet the minimum standards as well as the needs of clients and partners;
- Work with the line manager to build constructive relationships with key customers;
- Develop and maintain close links with all sectors of the community and local employers;
- Ensure the smooth running of our programmes and in the interests of sustaining business relationships;
- Ensure all volunteers and trainees are trained to the required standard;
- Be alert to the safeguarding of young people and children, raising any issues and concerns;
Experience of delivery of informal education is essential as well as working in partnership with public, private and voluntary sectors, particularly related to health and wellbeing.
You must have a Level 2 qualification in Nutrition and Weight Management or similar subject. Regular travel across the region is required for this role so you must have a full driving licence and access to your own vehicle.
If you are interested in applying then please complete the applicaiton form below or contact Groundwork West Midlands to request an application pack:
Email: email@example.com Tel: 0121 530 5514
Job Description & 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: Monday 29th August 2016
Interviews will be held week commencing 5th September 2016