The Great British Spring Clean 2019





Join the Panel

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
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
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 activecommunities@theaws.org 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.

4th April 2019  |  Marcus Belben




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





HFE and The Active Wellbeing Society working together to make exercise inclusive for everyone

HFE are the UK’s leading provider of personal training courses and a wide range of fitness qualifications including sports massage, GP referral, Pilates and yoga. This year, they have launched a new programme, the much-requested Level 3 Award in Programming and Supervising Exercise with Disabled Clients, or simply Level 3 Exercise for Disabled Clients. Recognised and supported by the fitness industry’s original awarding body, YMCA Awards, this qualification has the potential to positively impact countless numbers of lives.

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12th March 2019  |  Tina Bold