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:

Support Officer - North Yorkshire

Support Officer – Sova NEEMY Resettlement and Rehabilitation

Job Reference: SO1262

Base: North Yorkshire – home based but travel across North Yorkshire is required

Salary Range: £19,482 - £21,147

Starting salary: £19,482

Hours: 35 Hours per week, Full time

Project/contract funding end date: June 2018

This is an exciting new opportunity to join our Resettlement and Rehabilitation team in North Yorkshire.   

An exciting opportunity for a Support Officer role has arisen for the right individual to provide effective support to Sova’s Hull, Lincoln and North Yorkshire CRC mentoring and support project across Humberside, Lincoln and North Yorkshire.

The projects provides a mentoring and support service to the HLNY CRC.  The Support Officer will be involved in the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers and they will also carry a caseload of service users.  The project aims to address the multiple barriers faced by disadvantaged offenders and ultimately to reduce reoffending. We offer both community and custodial mentoring and a range of intervention activities that aim to enable the service users to realise their full potential.

The Support Officer will demonstrate the skills needed to carry out a variety of tasks and duties to support this project on a daily basis. The post holder will understand what is expected from the project and have the ability, with guidance, to ensure funder requirements are met.  They must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a proven ability to motivate people. They must be proactive and passionate about making a difference with the client group.

Closing Date: Midday 23 January 2018

Interviews will be held on: 1 February 2018

 

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Volunteer Coordinator - Harrow Independent Visitors Service


Reference: VC1257 (please ensure you quote this reference on your application form)
Base: London
Salary range: £20,502 - £22,253 + £3,503 ILW (pro rata))
Hours: 17.5 Hours per week, part-time
Project funding end date: 30th September 2019

Skills required for this post include administration, data inputting and collation and volunteer recruitment and selection.


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.


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


Closing Date: Midday, Thursday 25th January 2018
Interviews will be held: Thursday 1st February 21018

 

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Team Leader – Norfolk Mentoring Service

Reference: TL1259 (please ensure you quote this reference on your application form)
Base: Norfolk (To be confirmed -  3 sites, Kings Lynn, Norwich and Great Yarmouth)
Salary: £21,725 - £23,580
Hours: 35 hours per week
Project funding end date: 31st March 2023

An opportunity has arisen for a Team Leader to manage the operational delivery of the Sova Norfolk Mentoring Service, the role will have overall management of the project and be responsible for meeting targets and funder requirements.  You will provide support and supervision for the Volunteer Co-ordinators and carry a caseload of service users.  You will be required to support the recruitment, training and matching of volunteers with individuals who are identified with substance misuse issues.

You will work as part of a larger team providing specialised practical behaviour change interventions, enabling individuals to tackle problems, build confidence, integrate into their community and reduce risk of harm and ongoing substance misuse.

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

Closing Date: Midday Friday 5 February 2018

Interviews will be held on: Monday 12 February 2018

 

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2 x Volunteer Coordinators – Norfolk Mentoring Service

Reference: VC1260 (please ensure you quote this reference on your application form)
Base: Norfolk (To be confirmed -  3 sites, Kings Lynn, Norwich and Great Yarmouth)
Salary: £20,502 - £22,253
Hours: 35 hours per week
Project funding end date: 31st March 2023

An opportunity has arisen for 2 x Volunteer Coordinators within the Sova Norfolk Mentoring Service, the role will require you to recruit, train and match volunteers with individuals who are identified with substance misuse issues. You will work as part of a larger team providing specialised practical behaviour change interventions, enabling individuals to tackle problems, build confidence, integrate into their community and reduce risk of harm and ongoing substance misuse.


The post is critical in ensuring that we provide the right structure, training and support for our volunteers to carry out this important work. It requires excellent understanding, knowledge and expertise of recruiting and training volunteers and supervising their activities on an on-going basis.

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

Closing Date: Midday Friday 5 February 2018

Interviews will be held on: Monday 12 February 2018

 

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Volunteer Support Officer - Sova METRO Stafford

Job Reference: VSO1245

Base: Stafford

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

Starting salary: £19,482

Hours: 35 Hours per week, Full-time

Project/contract funding end date: March 2019

This is an exciting new opportunity to join our METRO team in Stafford. 

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 is someone on their side, to offer practical help, advice and guidance, as well as motivation and understanding.  Someone who can question, challenge and encourage without judgement.

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

The post holder will be expected to work some weekends and evenings.

Closing Date: Midday Friday 5 February 2018

Interviews will be held on: Monday 12 February 2018

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

 

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