Opportunities With Us

As an ambitious and growing organisation; if you enjoy working as part of a team, enjoy putting your skills to good use and want to making a real difference, then please keep reading.

We also have an interesting range of Volunteering Opportunities available.  And if there’s something that you would like to do, that’s not listed at the moment, please let us know.


Job Opportunities

The WLCA team are the driving force behind the work that we do in Perry Common and beyond.  There’s always something different going on, new projects starting and exciting events taking place.


Communications Officer

20,000 – 24,000pa / Full Time – Permanent


This is an exciting time to join the growing WLCA team and lead the organisation in the delivery of a holistic communications plan to raise awareness of its work and engage the local community and other stakeholders.

You will have experience in a communications role and be capable of supporting the organisation in producing their communications strategy and in its execution. Skills including media handling, PR and content creation for a wide range of media are essential.

You will have responsibility for managing the WLCA website, social media accounts, community newsletter and public relations. You will also play an important role in supporting the wider team to market and promote projects and hold events to engage the local community.

If you love working with people in a neighbourhood setting then this could be your ideal role.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Afzal Hussain (Chief Officer) on 0121 382 1930

Job Advert

Information for Applicants

Job Description / Person Specification

The closing date for applications is Monday 19th February at 5pm

The interview date is Monday 26th February

To request an application pack, please email Kay.Blundell@wittonlodge.org.uk


Welcome Officer – Independent Living Hub

Up to £15,873pa / Full Time – Permanent


You will be providing a welcoming and efficient front of house office service at our Independent Living Hub at Sycamore Court during office hours 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday to Friday, including and not limited to:

  • Reception, day-to-day administration and office co-ordination duties
  • Helpfully responding to tenant and resident queries & providing initial advice making appointments and signposting to other support services
  • Dealing with contractors, stakeholders and suppliers accessing Sycamore Court
  • Supporting the delivery of independent living services and activities

If you love working in a neighbourhood setting and have what it takes this could be the ideal job for you.  You’re welcome to contact us with any initial questions about the role (no agencies).

Job Advert

Information For Applicants

Job Description / Person Specification

The closing date for applications is Monday 26th February at 5pm

Please request an application form from Kay Blundell on 0121 382 1930 or kay.blundell@wittonlodge.org.uk.


Volunteer With Us

Do you want to be part of an exhilarating experience?  Getting involved in new projects, learning new skills and helping your local community at the same time?  Whether you are looking to boost your skills or simply want to get out of the house and meet new people, then we have a volunteering opportunity that suits you.

You could be working in our busy office here at Perry Common Community Hall;  helping our residents at our Sycamore Court Extra Care Scheme; helping to organise one of our many community events; assisting the Homes and Properties team; working on our busy reception desk; computer work; distributing our publicity – or anything else you can think of.

We are a friendly and welcoming team and genuinely appreciate the help of our volunteers.  What’s more, all your volunteering will directly benefit the local community here in Perry Common and far beyond.

Please take a look at the following volunteer opportunities we have:

*For further informaiton about each of these roles, please see the contact details at the bottom of the Role Description.


Community Researchers

We are looking to recruit individuals who are familiar with neighbourhoods in Erdington District and local to Perry Common and Wyrley Birch. Community Researchers will work with WLCA on finding out about local people’s concerns, issues and aspirations and to help signpost people to relevant support, advice and information services.  Please see the Role Description for more details.

Community Researchers – July 2017


Events and Activities Volunteer

We are looking to recruit volunteers to assist with and support our community events and activities. This is a great opportunity for personal development as volunteers taking on this role will engage with and support the local community in lots of different ways.  Please see the Role Description for more details.

Events and Activities Volunteer – July 2017


Library Volunteer

In this role we are looking to recruit a group of enthusiastic volunteers to work alongside our Libraries Delivery Team to support and run activities at Perry Common and Kingstanding Libraries. This is a fantastic opportunity for personal development as volunteers taking on this role will engage with and support the local community in lots of different ways, as detailed below

Library Volunteer – July 2017


Peer Mentors / Befrienders

We are looking to recruit volunteers who are interested in providing 1:1 support in a number of settings. WLCA Peer Mentors/Befrienders will provide regular 1:1 support to an individual with whom they have been matched.  Please see the Role Description for more details.

Peer Mentors – Befrienders July 2017


For general enquiries about volunteering, please call us on 0121 382 1930, come into our office at Perry Common Community Hall between 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday or send us a message via social media.