Why Sova is a great place to work

We are proud of what we do and the impact we have on individuals, on families and on the communities to which they belong. We know that people - their skills, capacity and commitment - are the key to delivering and improving Sova services. Our commitment to our employees is to work effectively in partnership with them and to support them to support the clients and communities we work in.

The rewards of working for Sova do not just end at transforming the lives of the individuals and families we work with. We also offer a range of work based benefits.

Current jobs:

Youth Futures Mentor – Hertfordshire Building Better Opportunities

Job Reference: M1238 - Please ensure you quote this reference on your application form
Base: Hemel Hempstead
Salary Range: £19,482 - £21,147 pro rata
Starting Salary: £19,482 pro rata
Hours: 21 hours per week, 3 days

Closing Date: Midday, 2nd October 2017
Interview date: To be confirmed

The Youth Futures Mentor role is wide-ranging. Duties vary according to the needs and aspirations of the young person. The key aim is to support the young person to overcome complex barriers, improve employability and enter a sustained education, training or work destination.

The role requires experience of working with vulnerable and challenging young people, with a specific focus on care leavers, mental health and learning disabilities.  We will expect the post holder to manage their own case load and plan, deliver and measure interventions to support the participants they work with.

Sova is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Enhanced DBS checks will need to be completed and any individual banned from working with children and/or vulnerable adults should not apply.

Please do not send CV’s as they are not an acceptable alternative to a completed applications form.  Applications should be returned electronically to recruitmentsouth@sova.org.uk

N.B. Previous applicants need not apply


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Mentoring Support Officer - Young and Adult Offenders

Why Sova is a great place to work

We are passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of people who have a broad range of often complex needs that prevent them from engaging fully in their communities.

We enable people to identify and build on their existing strengths and to use these to develop new skills and purse new opportunities.  Our aim is to let people who are isolated or excluded know that we understand the issues and challenges they face, and that we will support them to shape their future. 

Do you have the passion to help us achieve these aims?

If so, we have a new and exciting opportunity to join our Youth Promise team in Birmingham

Job Title: Mentoring Support Officer

Job Ref: MSO1239

Base: Based within Police and Youth Offending offices within the Birmingham area

Salary Range: £19,482- £21,147

Starting Salary: £19, 482

Hours: 35 Hours per week, Full-time

Project Funding End Date: End of June 2018

This is an exciting new opportunity to join our Youth Promise team in Birmingham.  Birmingham and Solihull Youth promise plus is a flagship employment pathway project funded under the European Commission ESIF programme Youth Employment Initiative (YEI) arrangements.

The project aims to support 16,610 Birmingham & Solihull young people (15-29 years) who are NEET (Not engaged in Employment, Education or Training including unemployed and economically inactive). The project will support participants, where appropriate, with pathways to sustainable employment, education and training outcomes.


Sova’s Mentoring Support Officer role will work with young and/or adult offenders who have been identified as vulnerable and in need of support in accessing employment and training. Applicants will be working with offenders, delivering successful outcomes, meeting targets and supporting effective participation strategies.

The Mentoring Support Officer will work with Birmingham and Solihull residents who are identified by the police, or probation officers or others. Applicants will be working with offenders, delivering successful EET outcomes, meeting targets and supporting effective participation strategies

Closing Date: Midday Friday 6 October 2017

Interviews will be held on: w/c 16 October 2017

Please note CV’s will not be accepted as an alternative form of application.

Youth Promise Plus is a Birmingham and Solihull Employment Pathway Project supported by the European Social Fund and Young Employment Initiative


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