Strategic Lead for Children’s Services

Dudley CVS is recruiting a Strategic Lead for Children’s Services

Nicki Burrows has taken up a secondment opportunity with Dudley MBC and we are seeking expressions of interest from people with the right skills and experience to take her place.

If you think you can…

• Offer leadership

• Operate in a strategic environment

• Work collaboratively with partners and people

• Inspire curiosity, creativity and innovation

• Manage people and projects

Then get in touch!

If you are interested and would like to know more please email our Chief Executive to arrange a conversation; please follow the links for a job description ( and expression of interest form (

The initial contract will be for 9-12months. Salary circa £30k.

We are taking a flexible approach to the recruitment and are happy to consider secondment.

Closing date for expression of interest: 9th April

Inspiring Leadership Training at Phase Trust for VCO leaders across Dudley


Thursday 1st March saw the first “Leadership Matters” workshop for third sector leaders on “Moments that matter: Dealing with Conflict”.

12 leaders came together to see whether there was any synergy in having a leadership training track, in a safe environment to learn and give themselves permission to take much deserved time in investing in their leadership skills.

Jayne Sargeant, leader of Phase Trust, facilitated the session which covered causes and sources of conflict, consequences, style of conflict and gave some basic tools for handling and managing conflict.

The overwhelming feedback from this pilot session was that this was an excellent chance to reflect on our own practice, gave lots of helpful ideas on how to deal with conflicts currently faced and that more sessions like this were needed and wanted.

The hope is that this will be the start of leaders not only receiving investment into their growth and development but also an opportunity to share their learning and experience and invest into others. Further sessions hope to include topics such as “Self-leadership”, “Building great teams”, “Strategic leadership” and “Leaving a legacy”.

Outstanding Citizen Awards- Who do you know who is an outstanding citizen?

Outstanding Citizen Awards 2018 – Nomination Form

Please find below details of the Outstanding Citizen Award for 2018 which was launched at the end of January and is looking for  the unsung heroes of the West Midlands to be nominated for the Award.

Nominations are now being accepted for the following categories:

Outstanding Citizen

Outstanding Young Citizen

Outstanding Community Project

Individuals or organisations who are nominated for the awards will be voluntary or community based and will have shown consistent dedication to their community over a period of time, giving up their own time and helping others in ways which contribute to community safety or reducing crime and disorder.  The closing date for nominations will be Monday 9 April 2018, and there will then be an Awards Ceremony held on Thursday 5 July 2018.  As with previous years custody visitors will also be presented with long service awards on the evening , as well as thank you for their work this year and a welcome for new visitors.

Having a Blast! Making an Impact!

Dudley CVS blog

As the Children, Young People and Families in Communities team enters its sixth month together we are taking the time to celebrate the progress we have made during this time. It’s been a blast and we are loving every minute, we wanted to share some of our highlights and achievements with you!

What an honour!
The team attended Dudley’s Centre for Professional Practice’s staff recognition awards at Himley Hall. It was a wonderful event which celebrated the achievements of staff and recognised those that go the extra mile. CYIC award
What was really special and humbling was that the Centre for Professional Practice gave an award to recognise people who work with children and young people in the community and…WE WON!!!!! It was really an honour to be recognised by partners and the award takes pride of place on the fireplace in our office at Dudley CVS. Read more about the award…

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