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SoLO Career Opportunities

Looking for a career with a leading charity organisation in the West Midlands?  If you are the type of person with the passion to ensure that our members are not excluded from society, but are provided an environment that equips them for the future, we want to hear from you.  If you have the passion to give our members the skills and experience they need to become free-thinking people able to make choices and take control of their lives, then you will fit right in at SoLO.

Download Our Recruitment pack & job profiles

recruitment pack: containing application form, DBS statement, Equal Opportunities monitoring form and Recruitment of Ex Offenders Policy

Administrator job profile  job profile and purpose statement

Business Support Manager job profile job profile and purpose statement

Personal Assistant job profile and purpose statement

Specialist 2-1 Personal Assistant job profile and purpose statement

Specialist Lead role Personal Assistant job profile and purpose statement

Support Worker  job profile and purpose statement

Project Leader job profile and purpose statement

Assistant Project Leader job profile and purpose statement

Project Manager job profile and purpose statement

Lead Support Worker -SL service job profile and purpose statement for Supported Living

 Support Worker -SL service   job profile and purpose statement for Supported Living

If you would like to join SoLO’s team then take a look at the roles currently available and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Take a look at our values and see if you are ready to help us make a difference:
  • Fun Loving… This is the essence of what SoLO is about.  We will use enjoyable social and leisure experiences as the tool to unlock our members’ potential, enable them to build skills, make new friends and have their place in society. We will be flexible and ready to take on innovation and accept challenge.
  • Integrity… In our relationships with our members, colleagues, parents/carers and supporters, we will act with honesty and respect. We will listen, reflect and act appropriately in all our interactions.
  • Training… We will be a learning organisation, providing for our members, voluntary and paid staff the opportunities to grow and develop. Through training, development and support, we will ensure that we are able to deliver excellent services with outstanding outcomes for all involved.


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If you would like to join SoLO’s team then take a look at the opportunities currently available and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

PA Opportunities

If you have availability at weekends and would like to consider a PA opportunity, this is the place to be!

There is a huge need for weekend work for PAs at the moment and we would love to hear from you!

JR - female PA needed - flexible days - 5 hours pw
Female car driver needed for JR who is a 28 year old lively girl with dyspraxia.    Must be female, young, chatty and fun .  J likes swimming, rock climbing, aerial experiences, bowling and cinema!   5 hours required, flexible days other than Thursday and Saturday.  Start asap!  B91 area

MF - 12 year old boy - 6 hours a week
MF is a 12 year old boy requiring PA support 6 hours after school or weekends – flexible hours.  He would like to access the adventure playground, physical activities, going out and enjoying different leisure activities, with the support of an adult.  The PA would help him to enjoy community activities and leisure experiences helping to build his confidence and promote independence.

JSL - 8 year old boy looking for PA support Thursdays & Fridays
JSL – 8 year old boy looking for PA support Thursdays and Fridays – morning and afternoon – to help out in the home, take to school, then pick up from school and take home and help out at home
MG - young man with epilepsy looking for 2:1 PA support - Tuesday evening
This young man with Epilepsy and LD looking for extra PA help to support his current PA on a 2:1 basis on a Tuesday evening: 4.30 to 7 p.m. in Shirley area.  The time to be used for play, building relationships and helping MG to access different leisure opportunities and providing personal care and medication.

JC - 21 year old man with autism requiring 2 PAs - weekend
JC has autism and learning difficulties and requires 2 PAs to work weekly for 2 hours on a weekend – taking him to different train stations and exploring by walking and enjoying craft centres.

AH - 27 year old male with autism and LD - PA needed for 12 hours a week
AH is a 27 year old male with autism and LD requiring a PA for 12 hours per week.  He would like to access different activities as well as stay in his family home and bake or do arts and crafts.  Days needed are Wednesday and Friday – 10 to 4.  Driver not essential as travel on public transport encouraged.  Preferably male but suitable female would be considered.

GM - 9 year old girl requiring PA to support fortnightly on a Monday after school
GM is a 9 year old with autism and learning difficulties.  Requires PA support fortnightly on a Monday after school, picking her up from school and taking home to play 3.15 to 6.15 p.m. and to work with her fortnightly on a Sunday – 10 to 4.  Very happy little girl who loves people and life.

Male Workers wanted. A lot of people would prefer a Male PA and they are in short supply!  Are you or do you know any men interested in becoming a PA?  Many PA roles can be worked around main full time jobs or college courses.

Weekends are very popular!  There are lots of opportunities for PA staff to work weekends to help to support families – if you have availability, we would love to hear from you!

Please contact us on 0121 779 3865 and ask to speak to Julie or Sara.

The rate of pay for the above PA vacancies is £9.29 per hour. 

Any PAs who would like more work, or have availability to cover, please let us know your days and hours available. Ring 0121 779 3865 and speak to Julie or Sara or email them at:  j.graham@solihullsolo.org or s.higgins@solihullsolo.org




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More Opportunities

Swimming North (Chelmsley Wood)  Project Leader  4.45pm till 6.45pm Fridays (Term Time Only)

£ 9.17 per hour plus holiday entitlement

Are you fun, organised and dynamic and have experience of supporting young people with a Learning Disability?  We have a vacancy for a Project Leader at Swimming North, every Friday at Chelmsley Wood Swimming Baths.

You will have lead responsibility for a staff team and volunteers to provide a safe and fun swimming session for our 12 young members.

Please send your application by email to p.horton@solihullsolo.org  or by post to 38 Walnut Close, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham B37 7PU by close of play on Wednesday 29th November 2017  

Due of the importance of ensuring Swimming North has a Project Leader in place before Christmas the closing date has been moved forward to 29th November 2017

Call 0121 779 3865 for further information.


Are you looking for a rewarding job where you make a difference?

SoLO Life Opportunities is a charity based in Solihull providing support to children and adults with learning disabilities.

We are looking for Support Workers who are passionate about their role, to enable adults with a learning disability to live independent, fulfilling lives in their own home. You will support someone with daily living skills including housekeeping, personal health and wellbeing, and playing an active part in the community. Full time and part time roles available. Shifts will include days, evenings, weekends, (sleep in or waking night), and bank holidays on a rota basis. Opportunities currently exist for lead roles and complex care support which attract the higher pay scale shown below.

Essential skills/experience/characteristics:

  • Experience and knowledge of supporting people with learning disabilities
  • Knowledge of safeguarding procedures
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Hold or agree to complete The Care Certificate within 12 weeks of appointment

Desirable skills/experience/characteristics:

  • Hold or currently working towards a recognised social care & health qualification level 2 or above
  • Understanding of Person Centred approach
  • Innovative
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Successful applicants must be able to work flexible shift patterns, and will require an enhanced DBS check and 2 references. In return we will offer a competitive salary package, and ongoing comprehensive supervision & training.

Salary: £7.85 – £8.27 p/h if over 21 years of age.

£6.40 – £6.64 p/h if under 21 years of age.

Benefits: All staff receive 23 days paid annual leave plus bank holiday allowance (pro rata), and membership of People’s Pension scheme, and we offer a comprehensive training and supervision programme.

If you are interested in this post and feel you meet our requirements please send a CV to j.graham@solihullsolo.org.

If you would like to discuss in more detail please contact Supported Living Manager, Julie Graham on 0121 779 3865

Ice Skating Support Worker

 Fridays (Term time -Weekly)  5.00pm – 6.30pm

 Venue:- Solihull Ice Rink, 119 Hobs Moat Road, Solihull, B92 8JN

 Rate of Pay:- £8.43 p/h

 Under 21: £6.61 p/h

 If interested please download the Recruitment Pack below and read the Support Worker job profile on the jobs page.

 Please send applications to Paul Horton p.horton@solihullsolo.org

 Closing date 1st December 2017









For application information pack on any posts advertised, please download appropriate forms below or call the office on 0121 779 3865.

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