Working at Nova

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Why work at Nova?

“Working for Nova is enjoyable and rewarding. I feel supported, valued and happy within my role.”

Our staff get some great benefits, including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Blended office and home working policy
  • 28 days holiday a year plus bank holidays, increasing once you've been at Nova for five years
  • An Employer paid staff health care plan, including a confidential employee assistance programme and money back for your dental, eye, and medical appointments
  • 5% salary contribution to a pension scheme
  • Range of policies to ensure a supportive and inclusive workplace
  • Internal and external training
  • Opportunities for development and shadowing
  • Annual pay reviews
The Nova Team outside our office.
Description: Our brilliant team stood together outside our office, arms in the air!

Equality, diversity and inclusion at Nova

We’re committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion as an employer and we work to make sure that these principles underpin all areas of our work.

You can read about our aims and commitments in our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Statement.

It is important to us to build an inclusive culture where members of staff feel valued and able to contribute to our vision. This means providing equal opportunity to all applicants and treating staff and applicants with respect.

We’re working on this by:

  • Being a Mindful Employer – we have signed the charter to demonstrate our commitment to better mental health at work.
  • Being a Living Wage Employer – we choose to pay staff based on the cost of living.
  • Being part of the Wakefield Wellbeing Charter – we joined the charter to access health and wellbeing initiatives for our staff, such as a series of short sessions on sleeping well.
  • Being an accredited Menopause Friendly Employer - we are committed to maintaining policies, practices, training, and a culture that makes sure our staff have the guidance and support they need around menopause.
  • Making our application process more accessible by, for example, sending interview questions to candidates in advance of their interview. We are happy to receive feedback on how we can improve.

Our staff

We have around 30 staff at Nova, with some of these staff working at Live Well Wakefield. Meet the Nova Team and the Live Well Wakefield Team.

From our 2021 Staff Survey, we found that:

  • 100% of staff enjoy working at Nova
  • All staff feel their wellbeing is valued
  • 100% of staff feel inspired to do their best
  • All staff feel supported to grow
  • All staff feel like valued team members
  • The benefits package and flexible working are really well received by staff
Description: Some of the Nova team are stood together on a bright, sunny day in the secret garden at Thornes Park. We'd just done a brilliant wellbeing activity, run by our Mental Health Community Builder Rachel.