30/5/23 – Project Worker, Men’s Befriender

28 hours p.w. Part Time

Salary: £27,253 (FTE)

Contract: Initially 12 months fixed term

Location: Ladywood, Birmingham and surrounding areas

The Men’s Befriender Project Worker will work with men, primarily aged 50+, living in our focus areas who are isolated or with limited social networks.

The role will involve developing a strategy to meet and come alongside men who would benefit from establishing more connections, with a view to also improving motivation and a sense of purpose.

The worker will be part of a wider team, especially connecting to our existing Karis Befriends project and creating a group of volunteers to support the project.

Karis Neighbour Scheme is a small and responsive charity, working with volunteers to run valued community projects. The projects aim to provide emotional, practical, befriending and advocacy support in a variety of different ways. Karis Neighbour Scheme also delivers a professional Listening and Guidance service, partly commissioned by the NHS.

Please visit to find out more about the background and ethos of our organisation.

Please email to request a role description and full application pack.

If you would like to find out more about the role before applying please call: Harry Naylor or Michaela Brookes on 0121 455 7524.

Deadline date for applications: 23rd June 2023

Expected date for interviews: week commencing 3rd July 2023.


19/5/23 – Listening and Guidance Social Prescriber (Chaplain for Wellbeing)

We are currently seeking a Listening & Guidance Social Prescriber (Chaplain for Wellbeing). This role will be for 16-20 hours per week and is primarily based in GP Practices in the Edgbaston area.

Salary: £28,407-£31,369 (pro rata) (Equivalent up to Band 5)

The Listening and Guidance service sits within the ‘Talking Therapies’ provided by the NHS. This specialised Social Prescribing and professional listening support service is offered within Primary Care settings (GP surgeries and telephone), based on an approach to health and wellbeing which addresses the emotional, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients. The service is available for all patients irrespective of their faith, beliefs or cultural background.

Listening and Guidance has been found to be particularly effective for patients experiencing loss or change in their lives, e.g. in relationships, work, health, bereavement, confidence, purpose, lifestyle, self-efficacy, relocation, crisis, trauma or mental health.

The Listening and Guidance service is looking for an experienced pastoral person to join our team. The role involves:

· delivering personalised care through listening sessions, addressing patients’ emotional, pastoral and spiritual needs.

· sign-posting patients to other provision in the community as needed.

Training and supervision will be provided. For a Job Description, Person Specification and application form, please contact

Deadline for Applications: 16th June 2023


Ongoing – Treasurer

We are currently seeking a Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees. This is a volunteer role.

Our Trustees play a hugely important role in helping decide our strategic direction, manage our charity and ensuring we fulfil our legal obligations. The Treasurer is responsible for overseeing our financial practices with support form our Chief Executive. If you think you have the skills and a few hours a month to offer (or you know someone who would be interested) please do get in touch.  A job description is available from us at