John Nightingale is 76 years old and received a bike from The Big Birmingham Bike project a few years ago. Now John is looking to take part in the 100 mile Velo Birmingham in May on his Big Birmingham Bike. Read his guest blog below……(more…)
#LitterHeroes across Birmingham are making a difference to help improve the environment on our own doorstep. As part of a month of litter picking #GBSpringClean aims to inspire 500,000 people to help safely dispose of litter from our streets, parks and beaches, recycling as much as possible. I joined two local groups to find out more…(more…)
Active Communities are employing more staff, 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!
We want 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.
One Local Community Action (LCAN) Officer will be working with citizens in the following areas:
- Kingstanding, Perry Common, Stockland Green, Erdington, & Gravelly Hill
The Assessment day for the LCAN officer to work in these areas will be on the 16th May, 9.30am-2.30pm.
Another LCAN officer will work with citizens in the following areas:
- Billesley, Brandwood & Kings Heath, Druid Heath & Monyhull, Highter’s Heath
The Assessment Day for the LCAN officer to work in these areas will be on the 30th May, 9.30 am-2.30pm.
We are also still looking for panel members in two more areas of Birmingham.
The roles will revolve around organising and motivating people to get involved with local community activities, including social, civic and physical activities.
We want local volunteers to join community panels 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 PDFs below:
We will reimburse 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 9th May by emailing email@example.com or calling us on 0121 728 7030. Please leave a name, your location and phone number and we will call you back to confirm!
Once selected you will be sent venue details and agenda for the day.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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/
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.(more…)
Juyoung Lee is from Seoul on a student placement with a particular interest in Clean Air – she writes about her experiences with us monitoring our air:(more…)
We talked to Andy Warmington from Inclusive Sports about Bosworth Wood playing fields, and why they’re so important.(more…)
FREE Easter Activities from Big Birmingham Bikes
Monday 15th April to Thursday 18th April
Children’s learn to ride a bike/ Bikeability Sessions
*Shard End Wellbeing Centre and Small Heath Wellbeing Centre(more…)
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!(more…)
Young People from across Birmingham and the World are once again striking on Friday 15th March 2019 calling on our government to declare a climate emergency and prioritise the protection of life on Earth, taking active steps to achieve climate justice.(more…)