BVSC is Birmingham’s premier voluntary sector support organisation. We work to:
Provide people with opportunities to make a positive difference to their communities,
Provide voluntary and community organisations with the resources to help them achieve their goals,
Champion the voluntary sector as an influential force for positive change.
Please see our website for more information on the work we do.
BVSC is the Lead and Accountable body for two of the Big Lottery Fund’s Fulfilling Lives programmes, Talent Match and Supporting people with multiple needs. Talent Match seeks to support young unemployed disadvantaged people aged between 18 and 24 years. Supporting people with multiple needs will be working with service users and organisations to shape how services are delivered to vulnerable people.
Coach/Mentors are required to support the integration of young people into the Talent Match project through the provision of Coaching, Mentoring and Motivational services. You will have experience of supporting and motivating young people and knowledge of coaching and mentoring frameworks. Although it is not essential for the successful candidate to have a formal coaching and/or mentoring qualification, we are looking for individuals who are willing to commit to working towards and gaining a formal qualification within the first 12 months of employment.
Energy issues remain central to our society. From rising fuel bills and fuel poverty to concerns about extreme weather and climate change, how we use energy has major impacts. Research clearly shows how saving energy in our homes and workplaces can have significant health benefits as well as saving money.
Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.At http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/resources/default.aspx you can find a Churches Action Guide, Islam and Fairtrade and Jewish Action Guide, plus lots of other helpful materials. Each of us is a consumer – we can all help make a difference.
The annual International Day of Peace was observed around the world on 21 September. We'd love to hear how you marked the day.The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples and all over the UK people of different faith traditions met to show their support. Were you part of the London Flights4Peace across the Thames on 22 September? If you were there tell us about your experiences.