Current Vacancies

Local Community Action Networks (LCAN) Lead

Job Title: Local Community Action Networks (LCAN) Lead
Salary: £30,000 to £45,000
Responsible to: Programme Lead
Location: Birmingham with travel across Birmingham and Solihull
Hours of Work: 36 ½ hours per week. Flexible working will be required
Contract Permanent

Local Community Action Networks (LCAN) are a fundamental delivery structure in the Active Communities model, providing the coordinated network reaching unusual suspects and inspiring co-creation and plugging them into ‘the whole system’.

In the same way the LCAN Lead will need to ensure that LCANs are adding value to existing networks and not just re-enforcing existing power bases. The LCAN Lead will oversee the development of the LCANs in the Active Community priority areas and line mange the cohort of LCAN officers working operationally in each priority area. This will include overall coordination of the LCANs with each of the LCAN officers respectively. They will ensure that the LCAN officers are facilitating and supporting their relevant LCAN, and they will ensure a consistency in terms of general approach across the six areas.

They will work closely with representatives from the six networks to bring out wider learning and feed it into the other work streams and into the sponsors group/ core group as appropriate. They will act as a conduit between place-based working and the workpackages and workstreams delivery and we expect them to work closely with the workstream lead officer to ensure that outcomes don’t become siloed.

This role will also ensure the facilitation and flow of funding through the LCANs through co-creation into the community and by connecting opportunity into the programme aims and the programmes of work within the Workpackages and Workstreams. The LCAN Lead will also take an overall lead supporting LCAN officers with relationship management within each LCAN including expectation management, brokering, negotiating and co-creating community interventions.

Read full job description: LCAN Lead JD

How to apply

If you would like to be considered, please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you are the right person for the role to jobs@theaws.org FAO Steve Rose.

Closing Date: 12 noon on the 09/02/2020 

Interviews likely to place mid-February. 


Learning and Innovation Lead

Job Title: Learning and Innovation Lead
Salary: £30,000 – £45,000
Responsible to: Programme Lead
Location: Birmingham with travel across Birmingham and Solihull
Hours of Work: 36 ½ hours per week. Flexible working will be required
Contract: Permanent

The Active Communities learning and innovation lead will ensure that there is a greater focus on quality assurance and evaluation of practice occurring either deliberately as planned or arising as innovative or hybrid practice through the community co-creation.

They will need to then connect what is being observed in the Active Communities programme delivery with national and international practice learning and evaluation.

In so doing offering back to the programme ways to amplify or add value to emerging learning and innovation. The learning and innovation lead will work with Operations Lead, LCAN Lead and Workstream Lead to develop and recommend recorded practices to ensure a quality control and fidelity of delivery where practice is being scaled.

It will be important that the Learning and Innovation lead take a lead in helping the Programme Lead to construct a Learning and Innovation evidence trail in support of programme stage 3 conversion proposals to Sport England.

The Learning and Innovation Lead and will need to work closely with the insight and evaluation workstream and the Storyteller. The role is not a hands on delivery role and will need to be able to observe and lift learning and innovation from practice into empirical, recorded and reflective insight and learning to support the programme growth and adaptation as well as out to stakeholders and partners and into the national learning.

They will be directly line managed by the Programme Manager and will provide support to the wider stakeholder landscape. They will also work closely with the LCAN lead officer to ensure that community grants are being used effectively and the relevant learning and outcomes are captured and shared effectively.

Read full job description: Learning and Innovation Lead – JD 

How to apply

If you would like to be considered, please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you are the right person for the role to jobs@theaws.org FAO Steve Rose.

Closing Date: 12 noon on the 09/02/2020 

Interviews likely to place mid-February. 


Community Activator

Job Title: Community Activator
Salary: £17,000- £25,000 dependent on role and experience
Responsible to: Cluster Manager / Project Specific Lead (TBC)
Location: Birmingham
Hours of Work: Up to 36.5 hours per week (TBC with individuals). Flexible working will be required across evenings and weekends

Key Responsibilities include:
1. Delivery across all Active Streets initiatives including: WILD, Active Streets Schools, Active Streets Kitchen, LDP, Deliberative Democracy, Holistic Interventions, using a sustainable approach.
2. Delivery across Active Parks interventions.
3. Delivery within the Bikes projects, including both Big Birmingham Bikes and Bike Banks as appropriate.
4. Engagement and collaboration with communities and partner organisations in the delivery and promotion of active citizenship within a cluster
5. Ensuring that delivery mitigates or removes the barriers to participation in the hard to reach areas

Read full job description: Community Activator JD

How to apply

If you would like to be considered, please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you are the right person for the role to jobs@theaws.org FAO Cluster Managers. Please note that your application will not be considered without a covering letter.

Application deadline: 2nd February 2020 9pm
Interviews:
14th February 2020
Disclaimer:
You will need a clean, valid driving license.


Bikeability Instructor

Job Title: Bikeability Instructor
Salary:
£19.33 per hour for Lead Instructor and £17.33 per hour for Assistant Instructor.
Responsible to: Bikeability Manager
Location:
Working across Birmingham in both school and local community settings
Hours of Work:
Flexible

Are you passionate about cycling? Are you already a trained Bikeability Instructor? Would you be interested in joining our Bikeability team at The Active Wellbeing Society? You will be putting your enthusiasm for cycling to good use as part of our team, delivering a range of Bikeability courses across Birmingham.

The skills you need are:

– Good communication skills
– Motivated
– Able to work well with children
– Must be willing to work within the local community as well as in schools

How to apply

This is an ongoing recruitment process. If you would like to be considered, please send your relevant background information to explain why you are the right person for the role to bikeability@theaws.org. 


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