Support & Communication Assistant

Reference number: 42472

Title: Support & Communication Assistant

Hours: 3 hours per week

Location: Bristol

Contract type: Fixed Term

Closing date: Sunday 8 April 2018

Salary: 8.00 per hour

Sense salary points: Not applicable

Interview date: Thursday 19 April 2018

To start: To be discussed at interview

Job advert:

About the role

We are currently recruiting for a Communication and Support Assistant to work 3 hours per week at Sense Family Centre Woodside in Bristol. This is an exciting opportunity to support a colleague who is sensory impaired to run an established children’s group on a Wednesday afternoon 12:30pm – 3:30pm. This is a fixed term contract for six months.

You would be their eyes and ears and enable them to run an effective group. You may also support them in completing paperwork relating to their role.

About you 

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, including spoken and written English.

You will be able to provide support to enable another person, as well as have the ability to work under your own initiative when appropriate.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Simon Phillimore on 07876870942 or via

About us

Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued.

Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services.

Working 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.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application; CVs will not be considered. Managers will use your application to shortlist candidates in relation to the Personal Specification; therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

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, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.


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