Sova Achieving Change through Employment (ACE)

Helping Black, Minority Ethnic and Migrant people in Wales into Training, Volunteering and Employment

Sova ACE is supported by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. The ACE project’s overall aim is to enable black and minority ethnic (BAME) and migrant individuals living across Wales to gain sustainable employment. The project focuses delivery of training and employment support to people from BAME and migrant backgrounds to raise their participation and progression in the labour market.  This includes a high proportion of economically inactive BAME and migrant women.
 
Sova ACE works with Black and Minority Ethnic & Migrant people. This does not only refer to non-white people and we are currently working with people who are:
 
Portuguese        Welsh               Sri Lankan            
Kurdish               Syrian              Eritrean
Afghani              Angolan          Swedish
Iranian               Thai
 
Sova ACE refers to 'minority ethnic’ groups to highlight the fact that everyone has an ethnicity and our eligibility rules relate to minority groups in a UK & Welsh context and the discrimination and barriers that they face.

Based on a 1983 House of Lords decision, Sova ACE suggests that an ethnic group is one who has the following features:
 
  • a long shared history of which the group is conscious as distinguishing it from other groups and the memory of which it keeps alive
  • a cultural tradition of its own including family and social manners, often but not necessarily associated with religious observance
  • a common, however distant, geographical origin
  • a common language and literature   
 
Are you a Black or Minority Ethnic or Migrant Individual aged over 25 looking for work in Wales?

We would love to talk to you to see if you can benefit from our project.  Please email us at the address below or call us on 02920 221936.

Are you a charity or a public sector organisation operating in Wales?

We need you to support Wales’ Black and Minority Ethnic and Migrant communities by sending referrals to ACE and giving offers of volunteering opportunities to help to get people confident and ready for starting employment.

Referrals to ACE have to meet the following criteria:

1.            From a Black, Minority Ethnic or Migrant background
2.            Be over 25 years of age
3.            Be eligible to live & work in the UK
4.            a) Be unemployed for over 12 months (can be claiming JSA but not on the Work programme)

OR

4.            b) Be Economically inactive (can be claiming ESA, or HB but not JSA) and be either from a jobless household, have qualifications on or below CQFW Level 2, have a work limiting health condition or disability, have care or child care responsibilities or be aged over 54.

If you have someone who you think ACE could help please email us at the address below for a Referral Form or download one from the link below.
 
Volunteering opportunities can cover all sorts of different activities.  Please let us know what we can help you with by emailing us at the address below.

Are you an employer operating in Wales?

Sova ACE is here for you when you are hiring new staff.  For no cost we will put forward ethnically diverse candidates who we have worked with personally on a one-to-one basis to ensure you have good quality candidates.

Research conducted by CIPD & the Work Foundation sets out the key business benefits for increasing diversity in the work force.  These include:

•Greater access to different perspectives and sources of information
•Greater understanding of customers
•Better communication with customers
•Increased legitimacy
•Improved performance
•Improved employer image
•Improved brand awareness
•Improved ability to respond and change through creativity and innovation
•Innovative approaches to products
•Reflective diversity makes customers feel at home

To let us know you have an employment opportunity we may be able to contribute candidates towards please email us at the address below.

EU funds are having a positive impact on people, businesses and communities across Wales by:

• delivering sustainable economic growth and jobs;
• helping build a thriving and prosperous economy;
• raising skills and helping people into work;
• improving the lives of people and communities across the nation;
• tackling poverty and ensuring equal opportunities for all;
• driving cutting-edge research and innovation for Wales’ global success; and
• boosting business and driving productivity for commercial success.
 
Ydych chi'n berson Croenddu, o gefndir Ethnig Lleiafrifol neu yn Ymfudwr dros 25 oed sy'n chwilio am waith yng Nghymru?

Buasem ni wrth ein boddau yn siarad gyda chi i weld a allwch chi elwa o'n prosiect. Anfonwch e-bost atom ni i'r cyfeiriad isod neu ffoniwch ni ar 02920 221936.

Ydych chi'n elusen neu yn fudiad sector cyhoeddus sy'n gweithio yng Nghymru?

Mae arnom ni eich angen chi i gefnogi cymunedau Pobl Groenddu, Pobl o Gefndiroedd Ethnig Lleiafrifol ac Ymfudwyr Cymru trwy atgyfeirio pobl at gynllun Gwneud Newid Drwy Weithio a chynnig cyfleoedd i wirfoddoli er mwyn helpu pobl i fagu hyder a pharatoi at ddechrau gweithio.

Os oes gennych chi rywun rydych chi'n meddwl gall y cynllun Gwneud Newid Drwy Weithio ei helpu, anfonwch e-bost atom ni i'r cyfeiriad isod i dderbyn Ffurflen Atgyfeirio neu lawrlwythwch un o'r ddolen gyswllt isod.
 
Gall cyfleoedd gwirfoddoli gynnwys pob math o wahanol weithgareddau. Rhowch wybod inni sut allwn ni eich helpu chi trwy anfon e-bost atom ni i'r cyfeiriad isod.

Ydych chi'n gyflogwr sy'n gweithio yng Nghymru?

Mae cynllun Gwneud Newid Drwy Weithio Sova yma i’ch helpu chi pan fyddwch chi'n cyflogi staff newydd. Fe wnawn ni roi enwau ymgeiswyr ichi sy'n amrywio o ran cenedl ac wedi gweithio gyda ni’n bersonol ar sail un-i-un er mwyn sicrhau fod gennych chi ymgeiswyr o safon dda. Byddwn ni'n gwneud hyn ichi am ddim.

Mae gwaith ymchwil gan y Sefydliad Siartredig Personél a Datblygiad a'r Sefydliad Gwaith yn nodi'r prif fanteision i fusnesau o gynyddu amrywiaeth ymysg eu gweithwyr. Mae'r rhain yn cynnwys:

• Gallu deall gwahanol safbwyntiau yn well a chael gafael ar ffynonellau gwell o wybodaeth
• Dealltwriaeth well o gwsmeriaid
• Cyfathrebu gwell gyda chwsmeriaid
• Mwy o gyfreithlondeb
• Perfformiad gwell
• Delwedd cyflogwr gwell
• Ymwybyddiaeth brand gwell
• Gallu ymateb a newid trwy greadigedd ac arloesedd yn well
• Agwedd arloesol tuag at gynnyrch
• Mae adlewyrchu amrywiaeth yn gwneud i gwsmeriaid deimlo'n gartrefol

Er mwyn rhoi gwybod am gyfle gwaith sydd gennych y gallwn ni efallai gyfrannu ymgeiswyr tuag ato, anfonwch e-bost atom ni i'r cyfeiriad isod.

Mae arian yr UE yn cael dylanwad cadarnhaol ar bobl, busnesau a chymunedau ar draws Cymru trwy wneud y canlynol:

• darparu swyddi a thwf economaidd cynaliadwy;
• helpu i adeiladu economi lewyrchus a ffyniannus;
• codi safon sgiliau a helpu pobl i ddod o hyd i waith;
• gwella bywydau pobl a chymunedau ar draws y wlad;
• mynd i'r afael â thlodi a sicrhau cyfleoedd cyfartal i bawb;
• cynnal gwaith ymchwil arloesol ac annog arloesedd ar gyfer llwyddiant byd-eang Cymru; a
• rhoi hwb i fusnesau a chynhyrchiant er mwyn sicrhau llwyddiant masnachol.

 
 
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