Voluntary and Community Sector Support Vacancy – Solihull

Solihull SUSTAiN are recruiting a Sector Development Officer

£25,060 pa (37 hours per week)

Main duties

  • to provide one-to-one advice, information and guidance to Solihull’s Voluntary Sector to enable it to sustainably improve the quality, quantity and diversity of services it provides to local people and communities.
  • to support voluntary organisations to successfully apply for financial assistance through a range of grants, tenders and commissioning opportunities as well as assisting them to refresh and develop their business plans.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion please contact:

Alan Crawford (Infrastructure Services Manager) on 0121 711 3148 or 077955 61943

To apply download the application information:

Or you can request an application pack from Steven Breese on stevenb@solihull-sustain.org.uk or phone 0121 711 3148.

PLEASE NOTE: CVs will not be accepted.

For more information on the organisation please visit www.solihull-sustain.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 26th May 2014. Interviews will be held on Friday 6th June.

If you have not heard from us by Friday 30th May, please assume that your application has not been successful.

Voluntary Sector Infrastructure support is one of four strands of work delivered by ‘The Colebridge Trust Ltd’ under the banner of Solihull SUSTAiN. Colebridge Trust Ltd is a Registered Charity, Company Limited by Guarantee and member of Locality.

RBS Inspiring Youth Enterprise Awards Open

The Royal Bank of Scotland has opened the next funding round of its Inspiring Youth Enterprise programme to support not-for-profit organisations that help young people (aged 13 to 30 years ) start their own business.

The maximum grant of £50,000 (deadline 16/09/13). The RBS Inspiring Enterprise programme offers resources to support the inspiration of entrepreneurs including in particular young people, women and social enterprise: http://www.inspiringenterprise.rbs.com/

Good Luck.

Free Support for Health and Social Care Organisations

  • Are you an innovative organisation delivering healthcare services?
  • Do you currently deliver healthcare services in Coventry, Warwickshire and/ or Worcestershire?
  • Would you like to deliver healthcare services in Coventry, Warwickshire and/ or Worcestershire?
  • Would you like to engage and work in partnership with NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups?
  • Would you like to develop your business case to access: commissioned contracts; procurement opportunities; match funding or partnership opportunities?
  • Would you like to be an ambassador championing engagement between the third sector and the NHS, disseminating your learning?


If so, The Young Foundation and NHS Arden Commissioning Support have launched a new programme for social ventures working in healthcare in the Midlands. Our aim is simple: to help connect high potential social ventures with NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to deliver innovative solutions to local health problems in Coventry, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. To understand how we will do this, our approach, application process, support offer, our expectations of you and why we think you should apply please see the attached information.

To request an application form please contact Eleanor Capell via email (Eleanor Cappell eleanor.cappell@youngfoundation.org), supplying the following details: Your name; email; contact number; organisation and your role/ title.

Deadline to submit ideas and proposals is 5pm on Tuesday 20th August 2013

Who should apply?

  • Charities, both large and small
  • Community and voluntary groups
  • Co-operatives and mutuals
  • Foundations and trusts
  • Housing associations
  • Social enterprises
  • For profit organisations that have a primary social purpose clearly written into their Memorandum and Articles

Organisations can submit multiple applications, if you have more than one idea/ proposition. Engagement and participation with the programme is free of charge.

Safeguarding Children Voluntary Sector Half Day Conference

The Local (Solihull) Safeguarding Children’s Board has organised a conference specifically for the Voluntary & community Sector.

This half day conference is aimed at managers who work in voluntary & community sector settings which employ staff (including volunteers) to work with children/young people.

When on 3rd July 2013.

For more information see


or to book this course go to