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 – Sova Orbit Mentoring Service

Reference: SO1255 (please ensure you quote this reference on your application form)
Base: Erith
Salary: £19,482- £21,147 per annum plus OLW (pro rata)
Hours: 14 Hours per week, Part Time (3 months Fixed Term Contract)
Project funding end date: March 31st 2018

Funded by Orbit South Housing Association since 2012 our aim is to provide residents with practical advice and emotional support to help find ways to tackle problems, build confidence and sustain individual’s tenancy. We can support residents in a variety of ways through volunteer mentoring support, Drop Ins and Preparing for Tenancy programmes.

The 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. Skills required for this post include administration, data inputting and collation, volunteer recruitment and selection experience; and excellent communication and inter personal skills to provide effective leadership to all volunteers working on the project.

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 15th December 2017
Interviews will be held: TBC



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