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15 January 2018

Gain vital job experience with our Volunteering into Work scheme in London

We’re offering residents the opportunity to work alongside us at Optivo with our Volunteering into Work Programme, which will give you vital office experience and could help you into a new job.

What does it involve?

You’ll get three weeks training to start, which will include:

• An essential skills refresher in Maths and English
• A masterclass in applying and interviewing for jobs
• Modules in ‘Working in a Professional Environment’
• Basic IT skills
• Health and safety training

Training is from 10am until 3pm from Monday to Friday.

When this is complete, we’ll place you with a team at one of our London offices - either Clapham or Croydon.

What kind of voluntary positions are available?

We have admin support roles with various teams.

How long does a placement last?

Volunteers are expected to give a minimum of two days a week over three months.

When does it start?

Training will be available from January 2018.

How will this benefit me?

The placement gives you great office experience and a good grounding in the housing industry, which will boost your CV. We will also provide references for you.


In addition, all volunteers who successfully complete their placement will be granted access to internal vacancies at Optivo.

Over 85% of all those who have completed this programme to date have secured paid employment within six months, with many being employed by Optivo.

Will you pay my expenses?

We will refund reasonable travel expenses and also help with lunch expenses while you volunteer.  Lunch is provided for you while on training.

Will this affect my benefits?

The programme is recognised by Jobcentre Plus, so it will not affect your benefits claim as long as you let us know beforehand and attend in full.

Sign up today

Please fill in the form below to register your interest.

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You can also speak to the team directly using the below details:

Email: employment@optivo.org.uk
Call: 0330 123 0220 ext. 6316
Text: 07889 644 406