Category : Activities



Exciting New Community Action Officer roles at The Active Wellbeing Society

The Active Wellbeing Society are looking for passionate and enthusiastic individuals to help inspire and encourage communities in Birmingham to become more active.

The new roles aim to organise and motivate people to get involved with local community activities, including social, civic and physical activities. As Local Community Action Officer you will be leading on and helping communities bring about social change and improve the quality of life in their local area.

Four Local Community Action Officer Roles have been created with recruitment deadlines as soon as this Monday! The first two roles with deadlines on 8th April include work in areas such as Sparkbrook, Alum Rock, Bordesley Green, Heartlands, Small Heath, South Yardley, Tysley & Hay Mills, Yardley West & Stetchford, Washwood Heath and Balsall Heath West, Bordesley & Highgate, Ladywood, Nechells, North Edgbaston.

The Active Wellbeing Society are looking for individuals with creative ideas, diverse range of community connections and the ability to motivate and inspire communities.

The roles have been created in order to deliver the ambitions of Sport England’s Active Communities Programme. Birmingham and Solihull are one of 12 Local Delivery Pilots across England that are looking at innovative ways to reduce the levels of inactivity in our most disadvantaged communities.

The postholder will be employed by The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) which is an independent community benefit society and works with some of the poorest communities in Birmingham & Solihull to improve people’s health and wellbeing through physical activity.

Deadline for receipt of applications is 9am on Monday 8th April for the following two roles:

Local Community Action Officer for Sparkbrook, Alum Rock, Bordesley Green, Heartlands, Small Heath, South Yardley, Tysley & Hay Mills, Yardley West & Stetchford, Washwood Heath. Assessment days and Interviews will be held on 23rd & 24th April.

Local Community Action Officer for Balsall Heath West, Bordesley & Highgate, Ladywood, Nechells, North Edgbaston. Assessment days and Interviews will be held on 2nd & 3rd May.

If you would like to apply, please submit a video (no longer than 3 minutes) to jobs@theaws.org that gives us a flavour of how you would work to improve the happiness of local people and shows how you have the skills and connections to answer the questions below (the more creative the better!)

For any queries please contact ActiveCommunities@theaws.org or phone 0121 728 7030.

For other roles visit: https://theaws.co.uk/jobs/

3rd April 2019  |  Adeel Khan




Trafalgar Park Active Communities

Trafalgar Pocket Park

At the end of last month on Wednesday the 20th of March; The Active Well-being Society supported The Accord group to host a community sports and natter day at Trafalgar Road, pocket Park in Balsall Heath/Mosley. The event was centered on creating a discussion with residents to hear their priorities and to find out more about Active Communities.

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2nd April 2019  |  Dominic Gill




Global Clean Air from Birmingham to Seoul





Bosworth and why our playing fields matter





Easter Activities





Join the Panel

Active Communities are holding assessment days for Local Community Action Officers for different areas of Birmingham. Potential candidates will have been shortlisted, interviews scheduled and now we need your help!

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18th March 2019  |  Marcus Belben




Youth strike for Climate Change





Drawing thoughts at Shard End Library

We were at Shard End Library at half term making willow wands and drawing portraits with Caricaturist Ben Jones while we chatted. It was a great way to get to know people, find out what they thought about their local area and learn how to make willow wands. Here are some of the comments and great illustrations from the day – thanks to staff at the Library and everyone who took part.

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5th March 2019  |  Marcus Belben




Join us and make International Women’s Day count….

International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated every year on March 8. It’s a day where women are recognised for their achievements and an opportunity to push for more gender equality.

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1st March 2019  |  Adeel Khan




5 things you can do that can help you quit smoking

To quit smoking is a huge challenge….like seriously huge, but it’s something thousands of people do everyday and so can you!

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1st March 2019  |  Adeel Khan