Opportunities

Work for Birmingham Community Matters

We are delighted to be recruiting.

Having secured a Reaching Communities England grant from the National Lottery Community Fund, we have hired a Development Coordinator to advance the model and approach of our small Birmingham charity.

We are now looking for a Development Assistant.

If you are not yet familiar with BCM, please browse our website to learn about our work in supporting small community groups.

To attract the right applicants, we have aimed to make the working arrangements as flexible as possible. The role is home based, although it may be possible to arrange hot-desking space if necessary. We will support the successful candidate to develop their skills.

As with the Development Coordinator role, the contract is for three years, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. There is no guarantee that the posts will continue beyond the current secured funding, although BCM will be looking for opportunities to raise further funds.

You can learn more and find out how to apply by downloading the job description and application form:

> BCM Development Assistant role description

> BCM Development Assistant application form

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 23 October, with a provisional date for interviews set for Wednesday 6 November.

The job description also contains contact details for BCM’s Chair in case you would like to chat informally about the role and where you feel your strengths are.

Volunteer with BCM 

As well as recruiting for paid employees, we are looking for experienced helpers to ‘micro-volunteer’ (just a couple of hours every now and again) by offering face-to-face support at our BCM surgeries across Birmingham.

In return we offer you the chance to be part of our evolving charity in its infancy, benefiting from networking and learning opportunities created by our events. As our motto goes: “Everyone has something to learn and everyone has something to teach”.

If you are interested in volunteering with BCM please send an introductory email to info@birminghamcommunitymatters.org.uk, briefly outlining your experience within community or volunteering organisations, and where you may like to help within BCM. We look forward to hearing from you.

Trustees wanted

Do you have the knowledge, skills, enthusiasm and experience we’re looking for to help BCM make a positive difference to local communities?

We would love you to consider becoming a BCM trustee.

In order to ensure the proper strategic management of its activities, finances and employment of staff, BCM is delighted to be recruiting for trustees to strengthen its existing board.

We’re looking for trustees who have knowledge, skills and experience in:

* Financial management
* Human resources
* Marketing
* Social media
* The private sector.

We also need trustees who are able to represent:

* BCM users, helpers and sectors
* Birmingham’s geography and demography.

We recognise the importance of your own professional development. Resources are available to our trustees, supporting you in the role and to meet training costs.

In return for your time and skills, you will benefit from being part of a small Birmingham charity in its formative years, which has the potential to strengthen communities and create positive change from grassroots level.

If you are interested in becoming a BCM trustee please read:

>BCM_Responsibilities of Trustees_March 2017

>BCM_Role of the Board_March 2017

>BCM_Governance Principles_March 2017

>our latest annual report and accounts.

Then send an introductory email to info@birminghamcommunitymatters.org.uk, briefly outlining your experience within community or volunteering organisations and what you believe you could contribute to the role of trustee for BCM. Prior to any formal application, you will be offered the opportunity to have an informal discussion with an existing BCM trustee.

Page last updated in September 2019.