Female Support Worker - Driver Essential - No Experience Required

Reference number: 48079

Title: Female Support Worker - Driver Essential - No Experience Required

Location: Exeter

Salary: £10.50 per hour

Hours: 12.5 and 37.5 Hours per week

Closing date: Monday 15 August 2022

Interview date: TBC

Contract type: Permanent

Job advert:

​Could you be a Sense Female Support Worker?

Sense have some great opportunities, as we look for Female Support Workers to join the Supported Living services in Exeter. This is a permanent role, working either Fulltime or Parttime, whatever might suit you best! You do not require any professional care experience, as sense will provide you with all of the specialised training and development to become a fantastic support worker! This role is a mixture of Days, Evenings and Weekends. 

Are you looking for an incredibly rewarding and valuable job role, where you can receive great training and development, a supportive work environment?

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone whose is creative, enjoys listening, working in a team and / or alone.

Our Supported Living Services are spread over three locations, in and around Exeter. For this reason, you will require a Full UK drivers’ licence. It is here that we support 6 people, to live the lives they choose. This involves supporting with accessing the community, exploring work or work like opportunities, and developing independence and personal living skills. We aim for the people we support will be able to live more independently in their own flats, with their support provided to match their needs, and aspirations. We aim to enhance these individuals’ abilities to be able to live the lives they choose, by developing independence and personal living skills. So, you should be a good communicator and able to think independently and be willing to learn BSL or appropriate forms of communication for the individuals.

For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9). If you have any existing BSL knowledge or a willing to learn it would be extremely beneficial, due to 5 out of the 6 people we support do use BSL.

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, as well as help to take part in a wide range of special interests and activities that support their health and wellbeing


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


Female Support Worker, Exeter, Benefits:

  • Parttime & Fulltime roles available 
  • No experience required 
  • 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 £350
  • Health and well-being support
  • Pension Scheme
  • Discount scheme 


Female Support Worker, Exeter, Duties:

  • To support individuals / groups within the home, center 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.


Female Support Worker, Exeter, Desired Experience:

  • For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).
  • A full UK license is beneficial to aid day trips.
  • Knowledge of or qualification in British Sign Language or similar is beneficial (BSL / Makaton etc.)
  • 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 section:

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 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.

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: https://www.sense.org.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/ 

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