CSV is a large, national charity employing around 500 people all over the UK.
We'd love you to join CSV and help us to change lives and communities through volunteering and learning.
We need your ideas and expertise to help us continue to transform lives. Read on to find out more about our values, our learning and development opportunities, our diversity policies, and what CSV as an employer offers.
Seema Chopra, Development Officer, CSV Retired and Senior Volunteering Programme
At CSV we are comitted to developing our staff so that today's project officer can be tomorrow's manager.
A personal induction
At CSV we recognise that one size doesn’t fit all. Your induction will be personal to you and will depend upon your role, your experience and your skills. What we can guarantee is that you will learn about CSV and your team, meet your colleagues and have a good understanding of what is required of you. You can expect to hit the ground running but your manager and colleagues will be there to support you.
We recognise that your manager will play a significant part in your development. That’s why they will meet with you regularly during your probation to see how you are getting on, throughout the year to talk about work and once a year to look at the bigger picture. In these meetings your learning and development record will be updated and a plan made for the future so you’ll always know what you’ve achieved and where you’re going.
Its not just about a training room
At CSV learning doesn’t always equal training. It can be sharing a good practice in a meeting, being coached by a colleague, having a mentor to encourage and develop you or getting out there on the world wide web and doing some investigation. In fact we believe that most days offer an opportunity for learning. On the more formal side, we offer a programme of internal workshops e-learning modules to complement your day-to-day learning. We like to think that there is something for everyone no matter how you choose to learn.
Sianne Morgan, Development Manager for Wales, CSV Social Action Volunteering
After 5 years service your 24 days annual leave rises to 25. You also get public holidays and because we normally close the office over Christmas you'll usually get another 3 days off then too. If you're part time you will get the pro rata equivalent.
Our Life Assurance provides you with 3 times your gross annual salary payable on death in service as long as you meet the age requirement. If you were to have a serious accident that led to a loss of limb or permanent, total disability our Personal Accident Insurance would provide you with a lump sum of £50,000 regardless of whether the accident happened at work or not.
Where we can we will accommodate requests to work flexibly. After a year's service you will be entitled to an enhanced maternity leave package. We also provide enhanced paternity leave as long as you meet our clear criteria. If you have children up to the age of 16 you may be able to save on child care cost with our Childcare Voucher Scheme.
We also care about how our work affects the environment which is why we have representatives across our organisation who think of ways we can be more eco-friendly. You will get to do your bit too by recycling, saving energy and limiting waste.
At CSV you'll meet people from all walks of life. That's why we value the diversity of our staff as their differences enable us to provide a better service to our clients.
We welcome an application from you whatever your age, gender, colour, religion, race or sexual orientation. When you come to work for us you'll be treated the same as everyone else.
However we do recognise that sometimes things can go wrong and we make sure that if they do there is always someone to help. That's why we have a Sympathetic Listeners Scheme operated by other CSV staff. So if you ever think that someone isn't treating you fairly they'll be there to listen and support you. We take diversity seriously and hope you do too.