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Community Funding Support Volunteer

210000M9 Requisition #

Volunteers: Community Funding Support Volunteer

Closing Date: 20th December 2021


Hall Green Constituency Policing Team works locally to prevent crime through both proactive and preventative interventions. We work closely and collaboratively with the local community to support them in the same mission.

The team focus on a variety of areas not limited to but including anti-social behaviour, licensing, hate crime, youth crime, school support, vulnerability and mental health. We work closely with partners to create effective preventative and reduction approaches to tackle these areas. We have a strong working relationship with our partners and are committed to developing new partnerships and provide an efficient and effective service for our communities. 

We realise that there are many members of the public with experience, skills and qualifications highly relevant to the work we do and help us in keeping the public safe and working closely with the community. We also feel that diversifying our workforce and bringing in enthusiastic, committed volunteers would benefit both West Midlands Police and our partners, as well as the wider public.

Why we need your help:

We are looking for volunteers to support small community groups access funding available to them. The funding is there to help groups meet their aims and objectives however cannot always be easily accessed. We need your help to support these groups complete their applications and bids. Volunteers will be on hand for local Community groups and active citizens to liaise with around bid writing and assistance in preparing applications. With your help we would like to create an opportunity for local people to take ownership of the development in their own communities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to assist with the following:

•    To support community groups access funding available to them
•    To work with community groups to complete funding applications and bids.

What we can offer you:

While volunteering is unpaid, there are a number of benefits our volunteers gain from their time with us:

•    Be a part of our Policing family
•    Opportunities to develop and share you skills and expertise 
•    Gaining valuable work experience and new skills
•    Enjoyment in doing something you like while meeting new, like-minded people
•    Contributing to the local community by helping in the work West of Midlands Police (WMP)
•    On-going training related to this role
•    Training and guidance on completing funding applications and bids for the Active Citizen fund
•    Additional opportunities to become involved with other organizations that partner with WMP
•    Opportunity to support your local community groups and help them achieve their aims and objectives
•    You will work closely with the Engagement and Consultation officer and can access support, training and networking from the Citizens in Policing Team.


Essential information:

•    Applicants are considered on their merits and regarded equally

•    We will induct and train you to carry out the role

•    You will undergo vetting and Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check (please note a time scale cannot be given for how long this will take)

•    Having a criminal record isn’t a barrier to volunteering, this is simply to protect children/vulnerable people we work with

•    This is a voluntary position and will be unpaid however reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.  

•    This role description is intended as an indicator of general areas of activity and will be amended with any changing needs of West Midlands Police  It is expected that the volunteer will be flexible, using this document as a framework

Skills and Experience 

We are looking for people who are passionate about supporting their local community.  Qualifications or experience in fundraising, funding applications and bids would be an asset.
•    Friendly and approachable
•    Good communications skills & a good level of written and spoken English
•    Reliable with good time-keeping skills
•    Happy to work independently or as part of a team
•    Attention to detail and good observational skills
•    Administration skills (Microsoft Office, Internet)
•    A knowledge and understanding of the Hall Green area, ideally either living or working within the Constituency.


West Midlands Police is a Disability Confident Leader - the highest level an organisation can achieve under the scheme run by the Department of Work and Pensions.  As part of our commitment we operate a ‘Disability Confident Interview Scheme’ - all candidates who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria for the role will be offered an interview.  

It is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practicable or appropriate to interview all disabled people who meet the essential criteria for the job. For example: in certain recruitment situations such as high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, the employer may wish to limit the overall numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. In these circumstances, the employer could select the candidates who best meet the essential criteria for the job, as they would do for non-disabled applicants.

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