Founded in 1899, Birmingham Settlement is one of the oldest charities in Birmingham.

Part of a movement of social reform activists outraged by the plight of the poor in the 19th century, originally Birmingham Settlement’s work concentrated on providing support to women and families in the seriously deprived St Mary’s area, now known as Newtown. Now our breadth of work is much wider and reaches more communities in Birmingham. We are now based in the heart of Aston but also have a new hub in Kitts Green which serves the Hodge Hill community and deliver services on an outreach basis across Birmingham.

Person specification

Birmingham Settlement is seeking to recruit an energetic, self-motivated and committed Community Health & Wellbeing Worker to cover maternity leave. Based in Aston, the successful candidate will support our work in developing people and places.

We are looking for someone with experience of supporting and mentoring individuals to develop personal skills. They need to be respectful, open, and sensitive to others’ history and experience; and sensitive to local cultures and languages.

The right candidate with be resilient and able to take challenge and criticism and cope with negative and apathetic attitudes and have an understanding of empowerment and disempowerment with a willingness to explore the root causes of issues affecting people in communities.

Please download the Job description for the full person specification criteria.

About the role

Working closely with individuals and groups, the Community Health & Wellbeing Worker will have a particular focus on supporting individuals to overcome health related barriers to get to the point where they can access and take part in our wider programmes of activities.

A key part of the role will also be the development and implementation of innovative community-based programmes; helping to establish partnerships and networks, supporting individual and community development through volunteering, advice, support, and social action that addresses community priorities, local improvements and opportunity.

This maternity cover position presents an exciting opportunity for the right person to make a significant contribution to the work of the Settlement and the people we serve.

How to apply

Visit our website to learn more about what we do at Birmingham Settlement.

Go to our vacancies page to download the

Applications will need to be submitted via email only to

For an informal discussion about the role please call Saran Layal on 07458 306 100.

Closing date: Noon on Monday 8th March 2021

Interviews: Wednesday 17th March 2021

Birmingham Settlement is committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Registered charity number 517303