St. Paul’s Trust Seeking New Chief Executive

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St. Paul’s Trust

Seeking New Chief Executive.

Salary: £60k + annual bonus (subject to conditions)

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week)

Location: Balsall Health Birmingham


St. Paul’s Community Development Trust is a charity in Balsall Heath, Birmingham that has been established for very nearly half a century, working with and for the local community and wider City.

Regulated by Ofsted, we have two services rated outstanding and two services rated good. There is a nursery, early years provision, a secondary school for pupils with behavioural and social needs and an after-school club. This demonstrates the quality and depth of the work we do in one of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the country.

In addition, our wonderful City Farm provides a host of well-being activities as well as visits from local families, schools, nurseries and other groups.

We are seeking a CEO who can lead the Charity, support the Board of Trustees in setting the strategic direction, inspire the 90 dedicated professionals, and be a role model to the children, young people and families we work with.

Given the challenging economic environment in which all Charities operate, you must be resilient, hard-working, authentic and emotionally intelligent. This might be your first CEO role or it might be a role you consider as you review your career goals and aspirations.

Whatever your reason for applying we look forward to talking with you.

We have agreed to the following timetable for our mission to find the right person.

Closing date for applications 30th September 2022
Stage One of recruitment 12th October 2022
Stage Two of recruitment 19th October 2022

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact

For an information pack and application form please visit our recruitment page.


Compost Culture

St. Paul’s Community Development Trust are delighted to be part of a project called Compost Culture supported by funding from The National Lottery Community Fund Climate Action Fund. We will be working with a fantastic set of partners, led by Incredible Surplus, to continue our work developing a closed loop system on site, where our organisation will compost all of the food and other biodegradable waste we produce and use the compost to grow fruit and vegetables. The systems we develop here at St. Paul’s will be a place to look, learn and find out about composting and we’re looking forward to inviting you to events and activities where you’ll be able get involved in this important Climate Action activity.

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Volunteering Help Needed at the Venture/Farm

Would you like to volunteer at the Farm or Venture? We are looking for help in the following areas; Helping groups who visit the Farm After school and holiday clubs Help with cooking of meals for our weekly groups Admin tasks Help with Open Days and Events If you are interested, please contact Anita on 0121 464 1888 or email, we are looking for people who are keen to help keep the Farm going and who enjoy community events and want to make difference.    

Joint Statement: TAWS will be leaving the Farm

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The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) and St. Paul’s Community Development Trust have been in partnership for two years working together to ensure the funding of the Balsall Heath City Farm, as well as working together on the site to bring support and services to the local community in addition to those already being provided there. This includes a community kitchen and a portable Share Shack.


Healthy Start Scheme

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St. Paul’s is happy to promote the Healthy Start Scheme and encourages families to access their entitlement.

Healthy Start is a government scheme to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and families. Women who are 10˖ weeks pregnant and families with children under four years old qualify if they are on benefits and tax credits. The scheme offers eligible women and families, FREE vouchers worth £4.25 (or £8.50 for a baby in the first year) to spend on milk, fruit, vegetables and first stage infant formula milk. In addition, families also receive Healthy Start vitamin vouchers.


Kickstart Recruitment

We are currently recruiting for the following posts: Kickstarter School Receptionist/Admin Assistant  Job Advert (PDF) Kickstarter Early Years Assistant  Job Advert (PDF) Closing Date: On-Going  

Wonderful Easter Playscheme 2021

We were able to provide 20 play scheme places per day for children most affected by Covid over the Easter holidays. We opened for 9 days and ran afternoon sessions offering children healthy snacks and fun activities including Easter art & craft, sports and games, an Easter Egg Hunt, activities on the farm and trips out to Moseley Bog.

All the children were referred by our local schools and they really enjoyed themselves. The scheme was fully funded by ‘The Grimmitt Trust’ who have supported our play schemes previously and kindly donated enough funding to enable everything to be free of charge for parents. We were also donated Easter Eggs from the YMCA that were well received!