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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.

BBO Progression Coach

BBO Progression Coach

15 hours per week

Salary £21,422 per annum pro rata

Location: Burton with travel as required


We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has proven work experience with a range of unemployed young people and adults in a targeted environment.

This role involves working in a target driven environment so it is essential you can manage your time and prioritise your workload effectively in order to meet given targets.

As part of this role you will:


  • Seek out employment opportunities at new and existing sites of employment;
  • Identify and deal with complex customer barriers to employment;
  • Identify training and ‘route ways’ to employment;
  • Support and manage a caseload of customers;
  • Engage customers in activities and help them progress into sustainable employment;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with individuals referred, undertaking interviews, compiling CV’s, support with applications forms etc;
  • Deliver relevant accredited and non-accredited training as required;
  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with partner organisations, employers and funding bodies.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records.
  • Report regularly to your line manager on your performance.

You must have proven experience of developing productive relationships with partners and external agencies and are able to provide high quality employability focused assessment.

 This role will require regular travel across the region 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 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 visit for an application form or contact Groundwork West Midlands to request one to be sent to you:
Email:  or Tel: 0121 530 5514

Job Description/Person Specification

Recruitment of Ex Offenders Policy

Closing date: 23rd April 2019

An Enhanced DBS check will be carried out for this post.

Community Project Officer

Community Project Officer
Salary: £18,260 per annum
37 hours per week (regular evening and occasional weekend working)
Based in Tipton with regular travel across the West Midlands Region


Let’s Play Project Officer Job Role

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual with a play work, early years, school or other educational background to join our friendly Let’s Play team.

The ideal candidate would have experience of working with children and will be aware of how to deliver outdoor play activities that are both safe and engaging. They will also have knowledge of how to plan and develop these free play sessions. This job role will involve completing project monitoring and evaluation data; ensuring all paperwork is kept up to date, inputted accurately, in a timely manner, and to the standard required by funders and stakeholders. Also desirable is experience of working with other community and voluntary organisations and developing partnerships.

This role will involve regular evenings and occasional weekend work and will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

About Groundwork West Midlands

Groundwork West Midlands is a registered charity with a track record of working in the local community to support local people and places. It is also one the regions foremost environmental regeneration charities and has extensive experience of delivering successful environmental and community projects.

We deliver programmes in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders including local authority, third sector, and housing partners.

About Let’s Play

Since 2017 the Let's Play team at Groundwork West Midlands has been delivering play activities to children in Sandwell. Let’s Play is aimed at children aged 6-12 years old (up to 16 with additional needs) and all sessions are free to access, open to all and take place after-school and throughout school holidays. We currently deliver nine play sessions a week. Sessions are child led, and typically comprise a range of activities including:

  • Creative activities (weaving, clay work, kite making)
  • Nature based activities (mini beast hunts, tree identification, making bird feeders)
  • Formal team games (football, rounders)
  • Informal team games (relay races, parachute games)
  • Exploratory games (scavenger hunts)

We also provide a variety of play equipment to allow children and young people to develop their own independence through play.

As well as offer a range of high quality play sessions, Let’s Play also aims to:

  • Enhance children’s learning and self-confidence
  • Allow parents/carers to better integrate into the local community
  • Develop partnerships amongst key local organisations/stakeholders.

If you are interested in applying then please complete our application form and return. Further details and an application form is available from our website: or by contacting 0121 530 5514 

Job Description/Person Specification

Application and Equal Opportunities Form

Recruitment of Ex Offenders Policy

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

No agencies please.  

Closing date: 1st May 2019

Interviews commencing 14th May 2019