OPP OF THE DAY: Helpers, 1st Halesowen Scout Group

We are looking for volunteers/helpers to develop the true potential of young people. The group is looking for volunteers/helpers to take some pressure off the Leaders and to help run/manage the Sections:
– Scouts (11 – 14 yrs) on a Monday night 7.30 – 9.15 pm
– Beavers (6 – 8 yrs) on a Wednesday night 6.15 – 7.30 pm
– Explorers (14 – 18 yrs) every other Wednesday night 7.30 – 9.00 pm
– Cubs (8 – 11 yrs) on either a Thursday or Friday night 7.00 – 8.30 pm

New volunteers will receive help/support and work with experienced Leaders at all times. You will not be ‘thrown in at the deep end’.

There will be help toward cost of any training.

Volunteering can help young people develop their true potential, so why not join us?

There are many reasons why adults choose to volunteer for Scouting. Here are some that existing volunteers have given:

“To give something back to the community: ‘I believe the kids get such a lot out of it; I just put a bit back for what the kids take out.'”

“To support the Leaders: ‘They give so much, you’ve got to give some of that back.'”

“Because volunteering is a ‘good thing’: ‘I just personally believe that you should always do some kind of voluntary workotherwise nothing would get done in this world.””

“As an enabler, so the Leader can do more: ‘If I can help Sam, our Leader, out by doing the little things, then it means she has got more time to give the kids and then they get more out of it.'”

“To develop your own skills: ‘I hadn’t used a compass since I was a Scout. After I learned how to use one again, I take one out on family walks. We get lost less than we used to!'”

“To enjoy and rediscover adventure for yourself: ‘We had a water fight at Beavers the other week, it was great!'”

When Required:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings
Occasional weekends
Commitment: Flexible/Part Time

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Sarah Reynolds
Email: sarah.reynolds@1sthalesowenscouts.org.uk

Dudley & District CABX are recruiting


Technical and Quality Supervisor

Temporary position until June 2020 with a view to being made permanent following the outcome of a current business development opportunity

Hours:              30 hours per week (minimum 15 hours per week will be considered)

Salary:             £24,184 – £26,400 dependent on experience

We are looking to recruit a Technical and Quality Supervisor (TQS) to join our existing team of three TQS’s responsible for supporting all our paid staff and volunteers in delivering high quality information and advice to residents across Dudley Borough. The workforce to be supported comprises of Information Hub Facilitators, Contact Centre Assessors, Universal Credit Advisers, Generalist Advisers and Case Workers.

This role is not a management role so people without management experience can apply but candidates will need to demonstrate that they have the skills to ensure that the technical competence and quality of advice delivered by our workforce to clients is to our highest standards.

In addition, they will support the Service delivery managers and Advice services managers in the day to day smooth running of our services.

You will:

  • Have an in-depth knowledge and background in the advice sector
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to case check generalist/specialist advisor/caseworker files
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to check client cases to ensure the advice meets the national standards required and is of excellent quality
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to give feedback to individuals, provide support and motivate staff and volunteers

If you wish to apply, please email advice@dudleycabx.org for an application pack.

For an informal discussion, please contact Nikki Saunders on 07929 343025 or via email nikki.saunders@dudleycabx.org

If you want to find out more about our organisation and our current vacancies, visit our local website at: www.citizensadvicedudley.org and our national website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Last Date for requesting an application form: Wednesday 11th March @ 3pm

Closing date: Friday 13th March @ 12pm         

Interviews: Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th March

OPP OF THE DAY: Stay and Play group helper, Darkhouse Carer and Toddler Group

We require a committed and willing volunteer to assist with running of sessions at our Stay and Play baby and Toddler group. We operate on Thursday Mornings 9.30am – 11am during term-time providing a safe place for parents/carers and their children to meet and chat/play. As the parents have the responsibility of caring for their children during the sessions any volunteer would be required to just assist and oversee the sessions.

Volunteers would be required to assist with refreshments and clearing all equipment away at the end of the session.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Kim Humphries
Email: kimhumphries10@gmail.com

OPP OF THE DAY: OPP OF THE DAY: Minibus Driver – Beacon Centre

Hours available: Driving schedules are 8am-11am and/or 14:45 -17:00 Monday – Friday although occasionally there is a need for volunteers to be called upon demand.

Purpose: To drive around the local community collecting and returning Service Users, to and from their homes.

Summary of Duties:

  • To drive around the local community picking up and dropping off service users.
  • Assist service users on and of transport.



  • This opportunity is best suited to those who have driving experience and are able to work well with others. Good communicator.
  • You will need to present a valid driving licence. You will also need to have the D1 element on your driving licence.
  • Drivers will be considered up to the age of 75 however anybody over the age of 70 will be required to undergo a medical.
  • You will gain experience of working with visually impaired people and make new friendships.
  • This role requires any potential volunteer to undergo a DBS check.
  • Good knowledge of local area. Willing to undergo training (MIDAS minibus driver awareness scheme)
  • Training is provided for all aspects of this role.



Becky Green
Email – bgreen@beaconvision.org


OPP OF THE DAY: OPP OF THE DAY: Charity Shop Retail Assistant – Beacon Centre

To provide general retail assistance within our charity shop (Sedgley, Bilston, Bloxwich, Penkridge, Cannock, Halesowen, Tettenhall and our Warehouse in Wolverhampton)

Hours available:  Any amount of time between 9am-4pm.

The role of retail assistant is split into two areas: the Shop Floor and the Sorting Office.

Summary of Duties:

Shop Floor:

  • Arranging window displays, shelves and rails.
  • Serving people on the till.
  • Customer Service.
  • Generally maintaining the tidiness of the Shop.
  • Rotate stock.

The Sorting Office:

  • Participate in receiving and sorting out donations of clothing, books and bric-a-brac etc.
  • Generally maintaining the tidiness of the sorting office.
  • Steam and price clothing.

The Role:

This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience within a retail environment.
You will be meeting new people and enjoying a very sociable atmosphere.



Becky Green
Email – bgreen@beaconvision.org