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:

Case Officer (North West Wales)

The Sova Achieving Change through Employment (ACE) project has been funded by the European Social Fund (ESF), through the Welsh Government, to provide “Into Work Support” to members of the Black & Minority Ethnic and Migrant population of the West Wales & the Valleys Region of Wales. 

Sova are looking to recruit:

North West Wales, – Case Officer - Sova Achieving Change through Employment (ACE)

Reference: CO1221

Salary: £20,502 - £22, 253 (pro rata)

Hours: 17.5 Hours per week, Part-Time

Base: Covering Gwynedd and Isle of Angelsey

Plus Benefits

Project funded present until February 2019

The role of Sova ACE Case Officer is critical to us in helping ‘hard to reach’ BME & Migrant individuals. Our Case Officers are there to provide intensive, professional support, motivation, knowledge and expertise. Working with partners across the third, public and private sectors the role also requires a commitment to multi-agency working and the ability to foster positive relationship with partners, funders and key stakeholders.

Please do not send CV’s as they are not an acceptable alternative to any part of the application form and will not be considered. Completed application forms should be returned electronically to: recruitmentsouth@sova.org.uk

Closing Date: 09:00 hours Wednesday 28th June 2017

Interviews will be held week commencing 10th July 2017

 

Job description

Application form

Mentoring Support Officer - Metro Staffordshire

Job Reference: MSO1222 – Please ensure you state this reference on your application form

Base: Stafford

Salary range: £19,482 - £21,147 plus Benefits

Starting salary: £19,482

Hours: 35 Hours per week, Full-time

Project funding end date: July 2019

Sova’s Mentor Support Officer (MSO) in Staffordshire will work with partners in our Staffordshire NEETs suite of projects.

The MSO will support projects across Staffordshire working with volunteers to support vulnerable adults who are not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). The MSO role will also support these service users in a one to one capacity, across the county of Staffordshire and will be based at Sova’s Stafford office, with in-reach into partner offices. The post holder will be a part of a Sova team providing support across the West Midlands.

Sova’s Mentoring Support Officer role will work with NEET adults who may or may not have an offending background, but have been long term unemployed and are in need of extra support. The project will work alongside a number of specialist partners and receive referrals from them.

Closing Date: Midday 29th June 2017

Interviews will be held on: 7th July 2017

 

Job description

Application form

Volunteer Coordinator - Metro Staffordshire

Job Reference:  VC1223 – Please ensure you quote this reference on your application form

Base:  Stafford

Salary Range: £20,502 - £22,253

Starting Salary: £20,502

Hours: 35 Hours per week, Full-time  

Project Funding end Date: July 2019

 Sova’s Volunteer Coordinator in Staffordshire will work with partners in our Staffordshire NEETs suite of projects. The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit, train and support volunteers across the county of Staffordshire and will be based at Sova’s Stafford office, with in-reach into partner offices across the region. The post holder will be a part of a Sova team providing support across the West Midlands. Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do at Sova, and without them we simply couldn’t operate.

Our volunteers improve the quality of services and programmes we provide and can give the time and attention to the people who need it most. We recruit people from all walks of life, people who have a desire to make a real difference, above all else. We work to create an environment that embraces diversity and reflects the people and communities we support. By recruiting volunteers from all corners of our communities, we believe we find the most talented people who are best placed to understand and provide much needed support.

The Volunteer Coordinator role is critical in ensuring that we provide the right structure, training, and support for our volunteers to carry out this important work. The role requires excellent understanding, knowledge and expertise of recruiting and training volunteers to a very high standard and supervising their activities on an ongoing basis.

Closing Date: 29 June 2017

Interviews will be held on: 06 July 2017

 

Job description

Application form

Sessional Advocate - Derby Children's Rights Service

Job Reference:  1226DCRS

Job Title: Sessional Advocate

Base:  Derby

Salary Range: £19,482 - £21,147 (pro rate for hours worked)

Starting Salary: £19,482 (pro rata for hours worked)

Hours: Sessional (as and when required) Daytime/Evenings/Weekends

Project Funding end Date: March 2019

The Sessional Advocate will have knowledge of general work routines and processes and procedures to follow.  The post will manage and organise their own time and can control and allocate resources, with an element of forward planning. 

As part of the service team Advocates will provide direct and dedicated support to looked after children and young people of Derby City. This role will involve, where necessary working in close partnership with Local Authorities to develop effective services for looked after children and young people.

Key functions of the Advocates role:

·         To provide advocacy to looked after children and young people of Derby City;

·         To offer one-to-one advocacy support, develop and support other forms of advocacy as required;

·         To support individuals to speak for themselves, or to represent them where they are unable to speak for themselves if required;

·         To complete all relevant case recording, monitoring and evaluation information.

Closing date: Midday 29th June 2017

Interview date: 4th July 2017

 

Job description

Application form

Southend Night Time Economy Coordinator

Job Reference:  NTEC1224 – Please ensure you quote this reference on your application form

Base:  Southend

Salary Range: £20,502 - £22,253 (pro rata, 21hrs per week)

Starting Salary: £20,502 (pro rata, 21hrs per week)

Hours: 21 Hours per week, Part-time  

Project Funding end Date: March 2019

 

Closing Date: 9.00am, Friday 30th June 2017

Interviews will be held on: 6th & 7th July 2017

The Southend Night Time Economy (NTE) project is funded by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to deliver a harm reduction and safeguarding service, each Friday and Saturday night within the ‘Purple Flag’ areas of Southend. The hours of service delivery are between 2130hrs-0530hrs. Project delivery will be via three key methods:

  • A highly visible and accessible safe space which will be the Sova support van. The van will be fully equipped and manned by staff and volunteers who will be trained to deliver basic First Aid, provide advice and guidance and offer light refreshments, clothing and water
  • A private and secure safe space in a centrally based project building with access to full facilities
  • Out-reach volunteers on high-visibility bicycles offering advice and brief interventions to anyone with need

The NTE Coordinator will lead delivery of the service and be responsible for driving the support van. The role will line manage the project Support Worker and be responsible for planning a staff and volunteer rota as well as all aspects of intervention recording and reporting.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone seeking to gain intensive experience of working with vulnerable people during the peak Night Time Economy hours, when they will be working closely with other key stakeholders in Central Southend, including the police, local CCTV and licensed premises.

 

Job description

Application form

Southend Night Time Economy Support Worker

Support Worker – Southend Night Time Economy

Job Reference:  SW1225 – Please ensure you quote this reference on your application form

Base:  Southend

Salary Range: £17,117 - £18,859 (pro rata, 7hrs per week)

Starting Salary: £17,117 (pro rata, 7hrs per week)

Hours: 7 Hours per week, Part-time  

Project Funding end Date: March 2019

 

Closing Date: 9.00am, Friday 30th June 2017

Interviews will be held on: 6th & 7th July 2017

The Southend Night Time Economy (NTE) project is funded by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to deliver a harm reduction and safeguarding service, each Friday and Saturday night within the ‘Purple Flag’ areas of Southend. The hours of service delivery are 2130hrs-0530hrs. Project delivery will be via three key methods:

  • A highly visible and accessible safe space which will be the Sova support van. The van will be fully equipped and manned by staff and volunteers who will be trained to deliver basic First Aid, provide advice and guidance and offer light refreshments, clothing and water
  • A private and secure, safe space in a centrally based project building with access to full facilities
  • Out-reach volunteers on high-visibility bicycles offering advice and brief interventions to anyone with need

Reporting to the NTE Coordinator, the NTE Support Worker will provide effective cover for the NTE Coordinator and fully support project delivery.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone seeking to gain intensive experience of working with vulnerable people during the peak Night Time Economy hours, when they will be working closely with other key stakeholders in Central Southend, including the police, local CCTV and licensed premises.

 

Job description

Application form

Volunteer Support Officer - Metro Birmingham

Job Reference:  VSO1216 (please ensure you quote this reference on your application form)

Job Title: Volunteer Support Officer

Base:  Birmingham

Salary Range: £19,482 - £21,147

Starting Salary: £19,482

Hours: 35 Hours per week, Full-time  

Project Funding end Date: March 2018

In a single year our volunteers typically give up the equivalent of 45,000 hours to support, befriend and mentor people who need them; to let them know there’s someone on their side, to offer practical help, advice and guidance, as well motivation and understanding. Someone who can question, challenge and encourage without judgment.

The Volunteer Support Officer role is critical in ensuring that we provide the right support for our volunteers to carry out this important work.  The role requires excellent understanding, knowledge and expertise in supporting the recruitment and training of our volunteers and supervising their activities on an ongoing basis. 

The role works alongside the other members of the team to ensure that volunteers are matched to the appropriate client, and that the relationship is safe, effective and supportive.

Closing date: Midday Thursday 6 July 2017

Interview date: Week commencing 17 July 2017

 

Job description

Application form

Finance Administration Assistant - Part Time

Job Reference:  FAA1208 (please ensure you quote this number on your app. form)

Base: Sheffield

Salary Range: £16,379 - £18,046 (pro rata)

Starting salary: £16,379 (pro rata)

Hours: 14 Hours per week

Contract funding end date: Ongoing

The Finance Administrative Assistant role is a new position within the organisation, and will be critical in ensuring that Sova meets all its internal and external obligations within the fields of finance.

Working with the Finance Officer, Finance Account Manager and Head of Finance, the post holder will take responsibility for various administrative elements of the Finance Department.

We are looking for a candidate with experience of data inputting, updating databases and maintaining records with a high degree of quality and accuracy. The ideal candidate would need to have Excel, Outlook and Microsoft Word skills. The candidate would have excellent communication skills, a flexible approach and experienced in liaising with a wide range of internal and external individuals.

Closing Date: Midday 7th July 2017

Interviews will be held on: w/c 17th July 2017

 

Job description

Application form