Support Worker - Various Hours Available

Reference number: 48078

Title: Support Worker - Various Hours Available

Location: Margate, Kent

Salary: £9.75 per hour

Hours: Up to 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: Monday 15 August 2022

Interview date: As suitable applications are received.

Contract type: Permanent, Casual, Temporary

Job advert:


Could you be a Sense Support Worker?

It's an exciting time, as Sense has just released its new strategy! We now have an opportunity for a Support Worker to join our service in Margate. This is a permanent role, with contracted hours up to 37.5 hours per week, with various contracts available of fulltime / part time / weekend cover. Sense are offering a Support Worker in Margate £9.75 per hour. Don’t worry if you don’t have the qualifications needed as full training will be given. 

You will also require to hold a Full UK driving licence to provide transport for individuals at the service.

You will be working in our residential service that is home to 4 very characterful individuals with very different personalities. We believe first and foremost that this is their home we just happen to work in it, and it should feel homely and comfortable.The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. The people we support are individuals and they are all treated as such. As a general guide, you may support with personal care needs, everyday tasks like washing, cleaning and cooking. As well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing. Get paid to participate in activities that everyone enjoys from theme parks to going to the pub, even a holiday or two. 

One member of staff said "I feel so privileged to have this job and would love other people to have the same chance as me. I wouldn’t have applied for this job through an advert as I considered myself inexperienced and underqualified however I’m so pleased I took the plunge. I work with an amazingly supportive team and support amazing people….. job satisfaction 100%"


Are you looking for a new career? Do you want a new challenge? Are you caring, reliable and compassionate and want to make a difference in someone’s day making it that extra bit special? Do you have a good sense of fun? Do you want to feel like you have made a difference? Do you want to receive great training and development whilst working in a supportive work environment?

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you..


Support Worker, Margate, Benefits:

  • Every other weekend off
  • Partnered up with an experienced ‘buddy’ throughout your probation period
  • Enhanced pay for any overtime completed
  • A happy and supportive work environemnt 
  • 24 days’ holiday + bank holidays; increasing with length of service
  • Free DBS Check
  • Free leadership and management development (such as our award winning Growing Stronger Leaders Together programme) 
  • Free access to over 100 online and face to face training including the care certificate.
  • On-going development opportunities
  • Flexible working and family friendly policies
  • Employee referral scheme 
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 


Support Worker, Margate, Duties:

  • To support individuals / groups within the home, centre and community.
  • To provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments, physical and/or learning disabilities who use Sense services.
  • To deliver services which meet or exceed organisational expectations and standards.
  • Full job specification is attached below.


Support Worker, Margate, Desired Experiences:

  • Right to work in the UK
  • You will require to hold a Full UK driving licence to provide transport for individuals at the service.
  • You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent support worker. 
  • Knowledge of multi sensory impairments / learning difficullties is beneficial.
  • Full person specification is attached below.


About Sense

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

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.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.

To apply

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; 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, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 415 6735 or

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.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they're given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit:  #low

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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)