Home based: With travel across Birmingham

Job reference: 222

Contract type: Permanent

Full-time: 37 hours per week, 5 days Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm

Salary: £27,450 - £28,188 per annum (dependent on experience) + Benefits!


  • 25 days annual leave
  • Cash Wellbeing Healthcare Plan Cover
  • Death in service benefit
  • Option to buy up to 5 days annual leave
  • Discretionary shut down days at Christmas
  • 1 Community Leave Day per annum
  • Bike to work scheme

Job Information

Giving people a voice – and making sure it’s heard – is something POhWER does every day. We’re all about promoting equality, challenging unfairness and giving disadvantaged and vulnerable people access to high quality information, advice and advocacy services. POhWER is a registered charity that provides a range of services across England and Scotland.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Neighbourhood Network Development Worker to join our Birmingham team on a full–time basis.

Neighbourhood Network Schemes (NNS) have been commissioned to engage with and invest in community assets to support citizens in their neighbourhoods. As NNS Lead Facilitator in Hodge Hill, POhWER leads on engagement with community assets and a variety of stakeholders in the constituency to map and develop the offer for older people and younger adults with long term disabilities. NNS also facilities a grants awards scheme within the constituency.

As well as mapping community assets, you will lead on identifying gaps in the current offer, develop links and broker contact between community assets and citizens, social workers, GPs and other practitioners.

You will have excellent written and oral communication and a good knowledge of the health, social care and voluntary sectors. You will also have a strong track record in networking and engaging with and involving service users and citizens, working in co-production.

Because of the nature of the job a full driver’s licence and access to your own transport is desirable. Travel expenses will only be paid from the Birmingham border.

Download the full Job Description and Applicant Information Pack

How to apply

We’re keen for you to get started in this role.  If you think this sounds like the ideal job for you, please apply as soon as possible as we may close this job advert early if we receive a high number of applications.

Please submit your CV and cover letter (cover letter no longer than 1 side of A4) before the application deadline. In your cover letter please include your reasons for applying for the role, how you meet the person specification criteria, if you hold a current driving licence and have access to your own vehicle and your notice period. 

Please apply by submitting your CV and cover letter here

Closing date: 09:00am, Friday 24th March 2023

We are looking to recruit people who share our core values and can demonstrate that they apply and live those values in their daily working practice.

A DBS check will be required for this post.

POhWER is an equal opportunities employer, holder of the Investors in People Silver award and a member of the MINDFUL EMPLOYER scheme. We are a member of the Positive about Disability scheme and disabled applicants who meet all the essential criteria will be guaranteed an interview.