Female Support Worker

Glastonbury, Somerset
£14,080 - £16,401 per annum pro rata (£7.22 - £8.41 per hour)
16 Feb 2017
16 Mar 2017
Contract Type

Our teams change people’s lives – could you?
Could you make a real difference to the lives of people with learning and communication needs?

If yes, then our Female Support Worker vacancies in Glastonbury may be perfect for you!

Title: Female Support Worker*
Reference number: 41816
Hours: Various full time, part time and casual hours available
Location: Glastonbury
Contract type: Permanent, Casual
Salary: £14,080 - £16,401 per annum pro rata (£7.22 - £8.41 per hour)
Sense salary points: 11 - 14 & 15 - 18

About the role

We have various exciting opportunities for enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our team as Female Support Workers* in Glastonbury. We have opportunities to work 37.5 hours per week (full time) and various part time opportunities with numerous shift patterns available to suit you. These opportunities are to work on a permanent basis.

We also have an opportunity to work as a Female Waking Night Support Worker*. This opportunity is to work 30 hours per week (part time) on a permanent basis.

Additionally we also have opportunities to work on a casual basis. Our casual/ bank arrangements are very flexible and can fit around your life. We are looking for people with a wide range of availability and have shifts available in the days, nights, evenings and weekends.

Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people’s lives.

As a Support Worker you will support people to live more independent lives in their home and local community.  This may include assisting with people’s personal care, their dietary requirements, shopping and social activities.

We are looking for caring people who have the empathy and patience to positively focus on the people we support.

If you do have experience that’s great! We also have ‘Experienced Support Worker’ opportunities in this location where we are looking people who have recent experience of providing practical support (including personal care) with vulnerable people in a home, community or education setting and to have also gained a Level 2 Diploma in health and social care or equivalent experience.  The Experienced Support Worker role has an annual salary of up to £16,401 (£8.41 per hour).

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and can include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

*For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint females only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

About us

Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives.

About you and what we offer

Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.

Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us.  It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services.

Closing date: Thursday 16 March 2017
Interview date: To be confirmed
To start: To be discussed at interview


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply' button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form.

If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

No agencies please.