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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 (PDF) : containing application form, DBS statement, Equal Opportunities monitoring form and Recruitment of +Ex Offenders Policy

Person Centered Planner job profile and purpose statement

Project Manager Job Profile 2017 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

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.

Find out more about being a Personal Assistant here

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!

PA - 14 hours per week, Monday and Friday

Personal Assistant

14 hours per week Monday and Friday

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 a passionate female Personal Assistant who is proficient in British Sign Language to support a young lady who is hearing impaired has a learning disability.

Hours of work are 9am to 4pm both days collecting the service user from home and returning them home again.  One day will be at a work placement and the other day at our Daylight day service activity programme.

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 a qualification in British Sign language
  • Full UK Driving License and use of a car

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

Successful applicants must be able to work Mondays and Fridays 9am – 4pm, 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: £8.27 per hour plus £1.02 per hour holiday pay

This post attracts a mileage allowance which is paid at 45p per mile

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 s.higgins@solihullsolo.org

If you would like to discuss in more detail please contact Personal Assistant Manager, Sara Higgins on 0121 779 3865

OS - 5 year old girl - Mon- Fri - 3.30-5.30pm

O.S – 5 Year old girl with Autism, GDD, hypermobility and Epilepsy. Very sweet young girl who is non verbal requires a PA with Epilepsy training or who is willing to be trained, to support her 3:30- 5:30pm, Mon- Fri to relax after school, play in the garden, play the piano and have downtime. To start in January 2018.

HMD - 15 year old boy requires a PA 13 hours a week

HMD – 13 hours available with a 15 year old young man in the south Solihull area, who requires a PA on a Saturday for 7 hours (10:00 – 5:00) + 2-3 evenings during the week in the evenings for 2.5 hours.  HMD requires a PA to help him to access the gym and hydro pool, as well as other chosen acitvities that he enjoys. HMD is very keen on the cinema, music, singing, playing the organ. A male or female would be ideal, somebody who can relate to the interest and drive would be ideal.

NH - 19 year old man requires a PA for 6-7 hours

NH – 6-7 hours available with a 19 year old young man with autism and anxiety, based in south Yardley area. Hours to be split across Tuesday and weekend initially but with a good relationship built this can be extended to more hours in one day. NH relates well to more mature members of staff male or female, ideally who drive but this is not essential. NH enjoys libraries, bowling, cinema, playing golf and reading.

CB - 22 year old young man who requires 2.5 hours a week

CB – 22 year old young man who requires 2.5 hours a week on a Weds or alternative weekends. CB loves the idea of the waterloo disco on a weds evening and this could be joined together to pick up and take him to the waterloo disco.

LC - 18 Year old lady who has 6 hours a week she would like a PA to spend time with

L.C – 18 Year old lady who has 6 hours a week she would like a PA to spend time with, L.C would like a PA with similar interests who can help her socialise and access sporty activities together. L.C loves rock climbing and also would like a PA who is female and has a personal experience of college or university so she can relate and build a rapport over common ground, L.C doesn’t require much support but does require a good relationship due to anxiety.

JL - Male PA required who drives

J.L – 4 hours with a 17 year old young man who would like a PA on a Thursday evening to access a Youth club in south Solihull area and enjoy spending time together and socialising over common interests. J.L requires a male PA who essentially drives who can provide knowledge and support in mainstream environments.

ES - 13 year old boy who requires a PA for 3 hours on a Monday day time

E.S – 13 year old boy in the north Solihull area who has 3 hours to spend with a PA on a Monday day time, E.S enjoys being active and riding his bike, cooking, playing football and he loves animals and space. E.S requires a male or female PA, driver preferable but not essential.



JR - Female required who drives

J.R – 29 year old lady who has 5-10 hours a week in the south Solihull area, she would like a PA to be flexible around activities as she likes to go shopping, socialising and sometimes sitting in her home chatting with a cup of tea putting the world to rights. J.R is very active also and enjoys theme parks and going to the cinema, she needs a buddy and someone of similar age or younger so she can build a good relationship with. Female and driver essential.

CQ - 3 - 4 hours on fortnightly Saturdays

C.Q – 3-4 hours fortnightly available for a 16 year old young man who has downs syndrome based in south Solihull area. He would like a PA to help him access one of our SoLO projects Get Active on fortnightly Saturdays. Male or female and driver essential.

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 Sara.

The rate of pay for the above PA vacancies is £8.27 per hour + accrued holiday allowance. 

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 Sara or email at: s.higgins@solihullsolo.org




More Opportunities

Project Leader Vacancy - Safe Time Out Youth Club (SEN)

To Project Lead a vibrant weekly Youth Club  for 16 members based at Castle Bromwich Youth Centre.

Day: Every Monday (Term Time only)

Time: 6.45pm – 9.15pm

Venue:- Castle Bromwich Youth Centre, Hurst Lane North, Birmingham B36 0HD

Rate of Pay:- £9.26 p/h + Holiday Element

If interested please download the Recruitment Pack and read the Project Leader job profile.

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

Closing date 4th June 2018

Totally Arts Support Worker

An exciting opportunity to support up to 18 young people with Moderate Learning Disabilities to enjoy a performing arts session including music and dance.

 Saturdays (Term time –Bi Weekly )  1.15pm – 4.30pm

 Venue:- Hatchford Brook Youth Centre, Old Lode Lane, Solihull.

Rate of Pay:- £7.91 p/h + Holiday Element

Under 21: £5.96 p/h + Holiday Element

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

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

Closing date Friday 4th June 2018

Sessional Workers for School Holidays.

Do you have experience of supporting children / young people with additional needs and want a job where you make a difference to others? Are you enthusiastic, patient and reliable? If so read on…..

SoLO Life Opportunities provide social & leisure activities for children and young people with learning disabilities. Our schemes take place during school holidays, evenings, and weekends in and around Solihull.

We are currently recruiting for Support Workers with qualifications or competence in caring for children with a range of learning disabilities and additional needs.

Posts are primarily for work during the school holidays starting this summer, but additional work may be available at other times for successful applicants. Staff are not expected to work every day, but we would expect a minimum of 10 days (Mon-Fri) during the school summer holidays.

The current rate of pay is £7.91 per hour + 98p (holiday pay) for over 21’s, £5.96 + 74p (holiday pay) for under 21’s.

We offer comprehensive training & support to enhance your professional development. This would begin with compulsory Children’s Holiday induction training on 25th July 2018.

SoLO are committed to Safeguarding children and Vulnerable Adults and will carry out DBS checks and reference checks before appointing staff.

Contact us for an application pack on 0121 779 3865 or alternatively download it from the SoLO website www.solihullsolo.org


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

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