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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.

Community Project Assistant

Fixed term from September 2018 – March 2020

17.5 hours per week – £7598.98 per annum

Regular evening working across Sandwell

Groundwork West Midlands are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to assist in the delivery of the Let’s Play project. The project entails the delivery of after-school and holiday sessions across Oldbury, Tipton and Wednesbury, targeting 6-12 year olds (and up to 16 year olds with additional needs). Sessions regularly take place outdoors, predominantly in parks and open spaces.

Normal working hours will be Monday to Friday 2:30 – 6pm during term time. Hours / days worked will vary over non term time periods. This role will involve regularly working evenings.

You will need to have experience of working with children and young people and good communication skills. Experience in the delivery of informal / play activities to diverse groups across various settings will also be essential, as well as a positive professional attitude.

As part of this team you will:

  • Support the delivery of after-school and holiday sessions.
  • Provide safe, creative and appropriate play opportunities for 6-12 year olds (up to 16 year olds with additional needs).
  • Be alert to the safeguarding of young people and children, raising any issues and concerns following the correct policies and procedures.

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, 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.


How to Apply 

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

No agencies please. 

CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing date: Midday on Tuesday 28 August 2018 

Provisional interview dates: Week commencing 3 September 2018

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Youth Worker

Salary: £10,857 per annum (FTE: £18,260)

22 hours per week

Based in Tipton with regular travel across the West Midlands Region

This job role is funded by the National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Heritage Lottery Fund invests money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about.

Groundwork West Midlands are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work on our exciting new Kick the Dust: Future Proof Parks programme, which aims to increase young people’s involvement in historic parks and heritage landscapes. As a Youth Worker, you will deliver Groundwork’s mission of supporting young people to improve their prospects and reach their potential by planning, organising and overseeing community programmes and 1-1 support. You will facilitate youth-led activity (focusing on community volunteering) to support the personal, social and emotional development of young people and the groups involved in managing heritage spaces.

You will need to have a broad understanding of, and interest in, community and youth work, along with effective administrative and organisational skills and an ability to prioritise your own work programme.

As part of this role, you will: 

  • Lead the HLF-funded Kick the Dust: Future Proof Parks programme and facilitate increased participation of young people in heritage green space activities.
  • Lead young person engagement through outreach and partnership working, seeking to build participation in new locations during each year of the project.
  • Build constructive and professional relationships with young people with the aim of supporting their personal and social development.
  • Deliver training and development activities for young people to enhance their skills and future prospects.
  • Support community groups and VCS organisations (particularly friends groups) to adopt practices that will encourage more young volunteers to participate.

Experience in planning and delivering activities would be beneficial, alongside a positive attitude and desire to work as part of a team.  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, 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.


How to Apply 

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

No agencies please.  CV’s will not be accepted

Closing Date: Midday on Monday 3 September 2018

Provisional Interview Date:  Tuesday 11 September 2018

More information: