Daylight Programme: Assistant Project Leader

Would you like to be part of a dynamic team supporting young adults to achieve their aspirations within our ‘Daylight’ activity programme setting?  Do you have experience supporting people with a learning disability?  Are you enthusiastic, energetic, caring and supportive?

If you answered yes to all three questions then this could be the job for you.

We require an Assistant Project Leader to support the Project Leader in delivering the’ Daylight’ programme, supporting up to 16 young people per day.

You will need to be reliable, organised and efficient and able to step up to Project Leader to cover for holidays and other absences. This project runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with a total of 24 working hours per week.

Rate of pay: £9.20 per hour

Closing date 11th July – interviews starting mid-August

If you are interested in the post please apply using the SoLO application form and APL job specification which you can download from our website at

If you would like further information about the post please contact Nigel Ward or Paula Burnham or you can call the office on 0121 779 3865.   


CAMEO Pilot Project: Temporary Staff Team Vacancies

CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other) is an exciting, new day service pilot project, for adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Modelled on the existing Daylight day service, this new service will seek to provide a bespoke and person centered service which seeks to teach new skills and encourage independence whilst enabling service users to access new opportunities and experiences in a safe and inclusive environment – an environment provided by a team of excellent staff and volunteers, all trained to a very high standard.

 We plan for the new service to initially be offered from our base at Solihull Fire Station, with the service extended to Walnut Close should demand necessitate this. In order to provide this high level service we need to recruit staff, either new or existing, who are prepared to dedicate themselves to working to an excellent standard in an intense, challenging but hugely rewarding environment and who are committed to continuous professional development in order to keep up to date with current practice in this field.

 We are looking to recruit a Project Leader, an Assistant Project Leader along with a small number of Support Workers and Volunteers. These positions will be offered initially on a temporary contract basis with the potential for permanency following a review at the end of the pilot period.

If this sounds like the type of project you would enjoy being a part of then we look forward to receiving your application.

If you wish to know more info, please contact Nigel Ward on 0121 779 3865 or email

Deadline Date 8th August


Personal Assistant: Golfing on Friday Afternoons for 3 hours during school holidays

Would you like to have fun whilst being paid to play golf? Would you like to use your golfing skills to support a lovely, learning disabled, young man aged 23, to play gold on Friday afternoons, for three hours during the school holidays only? (The golf club is to be confirmed, but will be in the vicinity of south Solihull.) The member is a pleasure to be with. He has communication needs, so the successful candidate will need to have patience in order to understand the member (he uses an Ipad communication tool). He also has a mild physical impairment, so applicants will need to be a car driver with business use on their insurance. The post will be subject to a successful interview and suitable references and a clear DBS check.

Rate of pay is £9.20 per hour if aged over 21 (including element of holiday pay).

If you are interested please contact Paula or call 0121 779 3865.


Swimming South: 1:1 Male Support Worker

A male support worker is required to work 1:1 with a young boy on our south swimming project at Tudor Grange baths. You will need to go in the water and you will need to be vigilant and able to support the members to have safe fun. The project runs Friday evenings, 5:00pm – 7:15pm – term time only. This appointment is subject to enhanced DBS clearance and reference checks.

Rate of pay is £8.16 if over 21 and £6.54 if under 21(including element of holiday pay). 

Start date ASAP   Deadline 27th June

If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Jenny Ricks on 0121 779 1801 or email



Personal Assistants – We are currently recruiting for these posts – variety of working patterns: day time, weekends and evenings are available.  Rate of pay is £9.20 per hour, experience of supporting people with a learning disability is essential. For more information the posts we have available contact Paula on 0121-779-3865 or

For application information pack, please download appropriate forms below or call the office on 0121-779-

Personal Assistant job profile and purpose statement 

Assistant Project Leader job profile and purpose statement

Support Worker  job profile and purpose statement

Application Word Format 2014   application form

Statement of Requirement updated  DBS statement of requirement

Values into action – project version SoLO’s Values Statement

solo equal opportunities monitoring form – staff & vols  Equal Opportunities form