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:

Service Leader

Job Reference: SL1252

Base: Stafford/Staffordshire

Salary Range: £21,725 - £23,580 plus Benefits

Starting salary: £21,725

Hours: 35 Hours per week

Project/contract funding end date: March 2020

This is an exciting new opportunity to join our Building Better Opportunities Project team in Stafford/Staffordshire. 

The Service Leader Stafford/Staffordshire will be working under our Strengthening Communities Work stream and is required to run related services dealing with disadvantaged people across Stafford/Staffordshire.

  • Sova Connecting Choices offers end to end support for people with multiple barriers to provide intensive staff mentoring and support to progress them into ETE.  

This project helps people who want to move closer to or into employment, a personal coach will work with the individual to improve their chances of finding work, training and/or volunteering opportunities.

These activities are supported via Sub contracting arrangements with two primes funded ultimately by The Big Lottery and the European Social Fund. The Service Leader will be leading on implementation of new contracts, ongoing contractual and performance management and ensuring that staff work together to share best practice. The Service Leader will manage a team of paid staff to offer one to one support and advice and group work exploring pre-employment and on-going motivational work, support to overcome barriers to employment, support to attend appointments, support to sustain employment, group work and access to Certa accreditation.

Closing Date: Midday Tuesday 5th December 2017

Interviews will be held on: Friday 15th December 2017


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Volunteer Coordinator - Leeds and Bradford

Job Reference: VC1253

Base: Leeds/Bradford

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

Starting salary: £20,502

Hours: 21 Hours per week

Project/contract funding end date: March 2019

Reed in Partnership have invited Sova to provide a mentoring service to clients in Leeds and Bradford who are struggling to find work.  It is a new initiative which will run for 24 months from April 2017.  The aim of the provision is to help unemployed people enter and sustain employment. Through tailored, personalised packages of support, it will deliver additional, individual support to enhance and wrap around existing DWP mainstream provision, helping to ensure sustained job outcomes for disadvantaged people who face multiple barriers to work.

The Volunteer Coordinator role is established within Sova and is critical to ensuring that our services are delivered effectively, safely and to a very high quality. The Volunteer Coordinator for Sova Reed Mentoring is a 21 hour post with one day based in Bradford one in Leeds and flexibility over day three.  The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit, train and support a pool of 12 volunteers in each region as well as holding a case load of clients themselves.  They will provide ongoing contractual and volunteer management and ensure that the project shares best practice and learns from others.

Reporting directly to the Resettlement & Rehabilitation Programme Manager, the Volunteer Coordinator will develop and maintain positive relationships with our commissioners and partners. The role requires excellent management and negotiation skills and a good understanding of joint working arrangements.

Closing Date: Midday 8th December 2017

Interviews will be held on: 19th December 2017

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


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