Category : Active Communities

Hope, Change and Grow

Join the panel….

Ever considered yourself as the next Simon Cowell, Craig Revel Horwood, Karen or Claude from apprentice or even a dragon from Dragons Den?

Here’s an exciting opportunity to come join a judging panel and help choose the best person to connect your community!

Active Communities are holding an assessment day for a Local Community Action Officer. Potential candidates have been shortlisted, interviews have been scheduled and now we need your help!

We’re looking to ensure local people play a key role in the process to make sure we get the right person for the job and are looking for local people to join the panel.

The Local Community Action Officer will be working in and with the citizens of Shard End, Smiths Wood, Kingshurst, Fordbridge, Chelmsley Wood, Glebe Farm and Tile Cross.

The role will revolve around organising and motivating people to get involved with local community activities, including social, civic and physical activities.

The Assessment day takes place on: Tuesday 26th February from 9.30am up until 1pm at Shard End Wellbeing Centre (B34 7RD). We want volunteers to join a community panel to hear pitches from candidates and score them. The day will also include an opportunity take part in a group activity which will be facilitated by the potential candidates. To help you get a better idea of the role requirements we have also included the job pack PDF below.

The day includes free hot lunch (vegetarian) from 12-1pm and we will re-in burse any travel expenses on the day – bus tickets/car mileage. If transport is a big barrier for you we can also arrange someone to come and collect you!

If you are interested in getting involved please contact us before 21st February by emailing or calling us on 0121 728 7030. Please leave a name, your location and phone number and we will call you back to confirm!

13th February 2019  |  Adeel Khan

Active Communities in Meriden Park

Birmingham’s Markets Valued

Active Communities Pilot in Birmingham and Solihull awarded £9.72* million national lottery grant from Sport England

An innovative partnership involving a range of organisations across Birmingham and Solihull has secured £9.72m* of National Lottery funding from Sport England to deliver Active Communities a new vision to tackle physical inactivity in Birmingham and Solihull, reaching the population of over 450,000 people.

4th February 2019  |  Tina Bold

Hope & Change in Sparkbrook & Balsall Heath

Local Community Action Officer


The Active Communities project is looking to employ a Local Community Action Officer to work in and with the citizens of Shard End, Smiths Wood, Kingshurst, Fordbridge, Chelmsley Wood, Glebe Farm and Tile Cross.

Salary – £22,000 – £25,000 a year (36.5hrs a week/flexible/secondment)

21st January 2019  |  Marcus Belben

Meriden Park – A place where children can do their thing

One Hundred Years of Representing Birmingham

Birmingham played a key role one hundred years ago in women gaining the vote – ‘Represent’ is a new community heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to explore the impact on the lives of Birmingham’s people now and then.

14th December 2018  |  Marcus Belben

Mince Pies and catch up in Handsworth

Join us for Mince Pies and a Crowd Catch Up in Handsworth.  The Active Communities team would like to invite you to a festive gathering to help shape the community activity plan that has been designed to address the top issues you voted on earlier this year.

Tuesday 18th December 2018,6.00pm-7.30pm, 
Play Centre attached to Handsworth Wellbeing Centre, 
Holly Road, Birmingham, B20 2BY

12th December 2018  |  Dee Manning