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  • BPS Birmingham is on the lookout for one of its members to take the helm as Marketing Chair. A role previously held by Tara Tomes, the current Chair of Birmingham Future, this is a great opportunity to use your existing marketing and communications skills and get more involved in the organisation. Working closely with the BPS Birmingham exec team, particularly Events & Marketing Assistant Scarlett Armstrong-Sly, you will help BPS Birmingham promote its membership and events, both to members and the wider sector and city. As Marketing Chair you will have the opportunity to attend both Aspire and Future’s Leadership Team meetings, as well as run your own meetings with the Marketing Leads that sit across each committee. Key responsibilities of the Marketing Chair • Organise a monthly marketing meeting to discuss activity across Aspire, Future and Leaders, and identify opportunities to communicate what we’re doing • Support and motivate […]

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  • On 22nd February I will be sharing my approach to handling stress with aspiring students and professionals as they dive into their careers.  The StressBox taster session will be taking place at the swanky Park Regis Hotel Sky Bar from 6.30pm. Let me take you back to 3 years ago when I discovered my first encounter of unexpected workplace stress. It was October 2013 and I was enjoying my life, casually working in catering with a warm purpose of maintaining customer happiness & health, whilst exploring a new avenue with my fitness coaching with Les Mills BodyPump. The company I was working for was going through transition, which I took to optimistically until the transition turned into a nightmare! Unhappy staff, unhappy customers, unhappy Liam. I wasn’t prepared for it and it hit me emotionally. They had taken away my purpose and I was gutted…simple Stress I guess. At the […]

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  • Have you been thinking about joining a Governance Board but lack the confidence? Then get ready with The Effective Board Member Programme ‘Get on the Board’ – now taking applications for the September cohort. The free ‘Get On The Board’ programme from The Effective Board Member is designed to equip young people -who want to contribute to the leadership of organisation by becoming a board member-with the relevant skills, opportunities and governance knowledge. Many boardrooms lack the influential voice of young people who can bring contemporary views to the table of any organisation. With the focus on corporate governance ‘Get On The Board’ offers a unique opportunity to rise to the top, stand out and lead! This course will enable you to enhance your professional networks and provide leadership skills that are not ordinarily taught on conventional leadership or personal development courses. The programme is delivered by experienced facilitators who […]

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  • • Four Public Debates will feature James Burn, Pete Durnell, Beverley Nielsen, Siôn Simon and Andy Street • Debates start at Black Country Living Museum on Tuesday 7th March • Around 1,000 people expected to attend across four events • 84 days to Election Day. All of the five main candidates will appear at four Public Debates across the West Midlands in the lead up to the election of the first regional mayor on 4th May 2017. Councillor James Burn (Green), Pete Durnell (Ukip), Beverley Nielsen (LibDem), Siôn Simon MEP (Labour) and Andy Street CBE (Conservative) will line up for the events starting on 7th March. The Public Debates will be led by local newspapers across the region: the Express & Star, Birmingham Mail and Coventry Telegraph. The papers will be responsible for selecting members of the public to attend the Public Debates and putting their questions to the candidates. […]

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  • The Aegon Classic Birmingham and the Aegon Classic Nottingham are recruiting volunteers to help transform their 2017 events into unforgettable experiences for players and fans alike… and they want YOU to be involved! Applications are open to all as previous tennis or volunteering experience is not required. The most important thing is that you are friendly, enthusiastic and committed. As a volunteer at either tournament you can expect to take on a variety of roles, meet lots of new people and see plenty of the action on court. You’ll also get access to tickets, food & refreshments, a high-quality event uniform and dedicated training. Find out more and apply here.

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