Ladywood Neighbourhood Network Scheme – background
Neighbourhood Network Schemes’ (NNS) are Locality and Constituency based networks designed to engage and develop services for older people (aged 50+) – connecting people, groups and places at a neighbourhood level. The NNS approach is integral to the new ‘Community Social Work’ model and examples investment in ‘Prevention First’ through Adult Social Care Services.
NNS will support older people by increased ‘social participation’, ‘healthier lifestyles’, ‘maximised income’, independent living’ and ‘support for carers’.
Birmingham City Council has commissioned Birmingham Settlement, Karis Neighbour Scheme, Nechells POD and Soho First CDT to deliver NNS outcomes for the Ladywood Constituency comprising the wards of Aston, Ladywood, Nechells, and Soho.
Information about the partner organisations can be found on their respective websites:
Project Support Worker x2
21 Hours per week (flexible)
£21k per annum (pro rata) + contributory pension scheme
25 days A/L (pro rata) – initial contract to 31 March 2021
As part of our partnership we are now seeking two Project Support Workers to be employed by and based at Karis Neighbour Scheme (Ladywood Ward) and Soho First CDT (Soho Ward). The Project Support Workers will be responsible for the effective gathering and sharing of information within their ward and more widely across the Ladywood Constituency. This will include:
• Development and updating the NNS asset register
• Mapping and engaging with community groups and services
• Developing contacts, links and relationships between locality social work teams and community assets
• Increasing older people engagement; working with others to improve access and services, identify gaps in provision, and share learning
The post holders will work as part of a small Ladywood Constituency Team to keep updated on, and contribute to city wide NNS developments and innovation activities.
While some experience of working in the community sector and with older people would be helpful, more important are organisational and communication skills along with a ‘can-do’ approach, flexibility and ability to understand and respond to the needs of others.
For an informal discussion about any role, in the first instance please
Saran Layal on 0121 250 0752
For an application pack, please click on the link below:
Closing date: Noon on Thursday 30th May 2019
Interviews: Thursday 6th / Friday 7th June 2019
Birmingham Settlement is committed to Equality of Opportunity and
welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Registered charity number 517303