Trowbridge, Wiltshire
£8.50 per hour
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?

Sense has a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Support Worker at our residential service in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Support Workers
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £8.50 per hour

About the role

Our service in Trowbridge is small but the people we support have huge personalities. They enjoy horse riding, shopping, visiting the local cinema, eating out and even attend wheelchair ice skating.

As a Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. You will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible – helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café.

Being a Sense Support Worker can be the springboard to your future career - and to all sorts of opportunities and management roles, most of our management team began their journey's with Sense as a Support Worker. 

We are ideally looking for individuals who are able to drive to allow the individuals that we support to access the local community, so please do let us know in your application if you have a full driving licence for use within the UK

About you 

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. 

You will be motivated, willing to try anything and be flexible with your working hours. 

Flexibility is needed as working times do vary; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly.

About us

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.

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.

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.

If you are interested in applying, please note that we will be interviewing throughout the duration of this vacancy. An early application is advised as the vacancy may close prior to the advertised date.

Closing Date: 26th September 2019


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

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.

As we say in our Equality and Diversity pledge, we want to ensure people are given the opportunity to realise their potential with us. So, if you have a disability which prevents you from driving but you are interested in a role where our advert says driving is required, please get in touch with us to discuss your application. We encourage you to apply for the role and we will try to make any adjustments to the role that may be possible.

No agencies please. 

Posted on: 29 August 2019
Closed date: 26 September 2019
Job ref: 154338_S
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker