Female Support Worker - FTC

Reference number: 44791

Title: Female Support Worker - FTC

Location: Glastonbury

Salary: £9.00 per hour

Hours: 22.5 hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 13 December 2020

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Temporary, Fixed Term

Job advert:


Can you communicate differently? Then you could help shape someone's life.

As a support worker, you will provide support to individuals with sight and hearing impairments and often other additional needs. The day-to-day role of a support worker varies dependant on the needs of the individual, the nature of the sensory impairment and the ways they wish to communicate.

About the role

As a support worker you will enable the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible. This will be done by promoting the person’s social and personal development, encouraging their independent skills.

Support in this instance is provided in our peaceful, homely and relaxed property based a stones throw from the high street. No day is the same, we do a wide range of activities that include swimming, long walks, art, drumming, trampoline, beach trips, bus/train trips, camping, holidays and the great outdoors as well as meaningful activities at home.

You will be working 22.5 hours per week. You will need to be flexible as shifts will include weekends and regular sleep ins. This is a 6 month fixed term contract with a possibility to extend or become a permanent post.

About you 

Previous care experience is not required for this role. It is really important that you’re adaptable and able to work on your own initiative, always putting the people we support first. We are looking for people that really embrace our values and ‘I’ statements.

- You must be available to work flexibly across the week including some weekends and sleep ins. 
- For genuine occupational reason we are looking to appoint a female only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

- We would like someone who thrives on supporting us in a range of activities and willing to look at new opportunities.

In return you will receive

- £9.00 per hour
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Extensive employee discount scheme
- And many, many more

About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world.

Our values

Everything we do is underpinned by five core values. These values shape the way we work as we pursue our vision of a world where no one, no matter how complex their disabilities is isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

We include, We collaborate, We find a way, We challenge, We celebrate.

We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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

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.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Recruitment@sense.org.uk

No agencies please, any applications without prior approval will be treated as our own, as such, no fee will be payable.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. 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. Please note we will be conducting intervies as suitable applications are recieved, therefore the role may close sooner than the date advised.

If you are a candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format please contact the recruitment department recruitment@sense.org.uk.

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.


Care assistant, Deaf, BSL, Sign Language, Support worker, community support, Residential

Job description: Download the job description

Candidate guidelines: Download the candidate guidelines

Additional documentation: Download the additional documentation

Related links

Who Sense supports

More about Sense, it's visions and values

Sense's People Strategy

Sense's People Strategy (Accessible)