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.

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Outreach and Engagement Coordinator - Sova Birmingham NEETS

Job Reference: OEC1233

Base: Birmingham – with travel around Birmingham

Salary Range: £20,502 - £22,253 plus Benefits

Starting salary: £20,502

Hours: 35 Hours per week, Full-time

Project/contract funding end date: 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.

The Outreach and Engagement Coordinator is responsible for utilising a diverse range of methods to engage young people, not in education training or employment, onto the Youth Promise Plus programme. They will be responsible for motivating and engaging with hard to reach young people which are identified by the West Midlands Neighbourhood Policing Team. This role will require working with young people who may have a drug and gang affiliation.

The Outreach and Engagement Coordinator will also liaise with Sova’s Youth Intervention Workers and partners including the Police, Youth Offending Teams and community organisations. They will support and supervise an apprentice as well as oversee a small team of volunteers who will support them in delivery.

Closing Date: Midday Monday 31 July 2017

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 8 August 2017



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