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Jobs at Birmingham Asian Resource Centre

Birmingham Asian Resource Centre has been operating continuously since 1977. It is staffed by multilingual workers from across the BAME communities. It is managed by elected representatives of the local communities.

We serve some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the City and aim to support and empower people who face multiple disadvantages.

The majority of the communities we serve are Asian and from other BAME communities. We strive to cater for their needs by providing a broad range of support services that are delivered in community languages, and which is anchored with a deep understanding of our communities cultural norms and aspirations.

We have recently secured funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver a 3-year project to run a programme to help the BAME communities, especially elder’s over 60 and their carers (19+) to manage and deal with low level mental health, anxiety and depression, complementing and supporting the work done currently by the primary health care services, to prevent conditions from worsening and preventing individuals from being hospitalised short or long term. Also to improve quality of life, by delivering health and well-being, skills development and welfare benefits advice work.

We are now seeking to recruit the following 4 posts: –

Project Coordinator - £26,000 pa – 35 hours per week

The Project Coordinator will have overall responsibility for the management and direction of the organisation’s development and delivery of projects. The post holder’s responsibility will include: –

  • To manage and coordinate all activity of Birmingham Asian Resource Centre, its staff and partnerships.
  • To lead the organisation’s strategic development ensuring it meets its aims, objectives and responsibilities to funders.
  • To provide overall strategic management and leadership of Birmingham Asian Resource Centre using an entrepreneurial approach, and working with the Management Committee to ensure the continued long term financial sustainability of the organisation.
  • To determine, develop and implement a fundraising strategy to achieve annual revenue fundraising income targets and capital programmes to support the delivery of services needed by communities .
  • To develop relationships and networks with a wide range of statutory bodies, voluntary and community organisations and private sector organisations.


( please see the full Job description for details)

Health Development Worker : £12,342 pa - 24 hours per week

The primary aim of this job is to Improve health and wellbeing through reduced weight, more effective ways to avoid and manage diabetes, more effective COVID-19 safety measures and vaccine take-up  and greater openness in addressing mental health issues. And to provide a range of health and wellbeing activities to people aged 60+ and their carers.

 

The tasks of this Job will include organisation of appropriate activities such as exercise classes, lifestyle and health advice and diabetes awareness workshops. All approaches will be designed to empower and enable people to take the lead in self-management of their mental health and wellbeing.

 (Please see the full Job description for details)

Skill Development worker: £12,342 Pa—24 hours per week.

The primary aim of this job is to improve English language and IT skills of our service users by organising appropriate ESOL training and Basic digital skills Training. and to provide a range of health and wellbeing activities to people aged 60+ and their carers.

The tasks of this Job will include organisation of appropriate ESOL training and Basic digital skills training for our service users and to organise activities which will lead to reduction of isolation and improvement of confidence of our service users.

( please see the full Job description for details )

Welfare benefits Advice Worker: £12,342 pa - 24 hours per week

The primary aim of this Job is to develop and provide comprehensive welfare benefits advice services to the service users of the centre, and To provide a range of support and wellbeing services to people aged 60+ and their carers.

The tasks of the Job will be to provide a comprehensive, accurate and reliable welfare rights advice service on social security and benefits direct to the users of the centre in person at advice surgeries, by telephone and letters and by home visits, when needed.

(please see the full Job description for details )

To apply for one of the post please send your CV with a personal statement explaining your suitability for the job  and your abilities to perform the tasks of the Job as described in the relevant  Job description: to,

barc@asianresource.org.uk

Deadline for applications Friday 3 December 2021 , 5pm.

Interviews will be held soon after the closing date