Vacancies

For further information regarding the recruitment process, please visit  http://www.lifeworks-uk.org/work-for-us/apply-for-jobs-with-us

Trustee of the Board – Treasurer

We are looking for a Treasurer to contribute their expert financial skills and knowledge to help us maintain a sustainable Charity.

You will join a board of dedicated and experienced professionals who have a passion for supporting children and young people with learning disabilities and their families and want to make a difference to their lives by enabling and empowering them in a caring, welcoming and engaging environment.

Lifeworks run several vital services and events to support children and young adults with learning disabilities. Working with the young people and their families, we put their needs and ideas at the heart of everything we do – to provide new opportunities and skills that will lead to rewarding and active lives.

The board meets four times a year on a weekday. You should also expect to spend a small amount of time in addition to this carrying out your duties. Trustees are invited to become involved in projects and activities that would be of particular interest to them outside of this regular commitment.

The Treasurer Role would ideally suit an accountant or finance director, someone with experience of charity financial management and structures. Knowledge of the charity sector’s regulation and reporting regime as well as a background in social care or learning disabilities is desirable.  Please note that for day-to-day financial matters Lifeworks employs a full-time Charity Director with delegated authority for financial matters.

The Treasurer shares the Board’s responsibilities to ensure that resources are used effectively for the overall purpose of the Charity.  The Treasurer also has a range of specific responsibilities related to being the ‘financial conscience’ of the Board and advising the Board and supporting the Charity Director on budgeting, accounts, financial duties and responsibilities, and financial implications of strategic plans.

For further details please contact Amanda Gavin HR Manager on 01803 861068 or by email at amandagavin@lifeworks-uk.org  to arrange an informal chat with our Chair of Trustees.


Robins Residential and over-night short breaks Centre – Dartington, Totnes, Devon

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with Care Standards Legislation, applicants need to be 21 years or over to be able to work at Robins

Support Workers (Night & Day Staff)

Salary scale: £8.16 – £8.93 per hour (plus additional premium for night duty)

Working hours:  Night shift and Day shift patterns available (Full-time, Early to School and Casual)

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a number of Support Workers within Robins, our Residential & Respite Home in Dartington for children and young people with learning disabilities, many of whom have complex needs.

You will be part of a busy, dynamic staff team who are committed to looking after the children and young people who both live and visit our residential and respite setting. You will be joining a staff team who are enthusiastic and keen to make a difference, encouraging the children and young people to achieve and reach their potential by supporting them in their daily lives.

The staff team engage with children and young people by sharing experiences such as activities and outings, as well as by promoting boundaries, structures and routines to help them succeed in their future lives.

Interested? Ideally you will have previous experience in this type of environment and hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent). Though this qualification is by no means essential, a willingness to gain the level 3 diploma within 2 years is required.

We are a well-established charity that provides staff with ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

Robins has recently been rated as Good by OFSTED and, as such, we continue to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff to share this commitment.

For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

We have both day and night shifts available. Candidates will be able to discuss their preference at interview stage.

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with Care Standards legislation, applicants need to be 21 years or over to be able to work at Robins

For an informal conversation regarding the position please get in touch with Andrew Edwards, Registered Manager or Emma Quaintance Deputy Manager on 01803 840479.

Closing date for applications: Ongoing
Interviews are to be held: w/c: Ongoing


Sesame Residential Care Home, Torquay

Care Workers

Salary scale: £8.16 – £8.93 per hour (plus additional premium for night duty)
Working hours:  Casual hours available

We are looking for casual Support Workers to join our team at our residential home for young adults with complex learning disabilities. It offers a safe environment, enabling residents to explore their potential and develop their level of independence with help from caring and skilled support staff.

As a Care Worker, you will join our care home in Torquay providing support to young adults with complex learning disabilities. Responsible, dependable and committed, as a Care Worker, you must have a friendly, encouraging and easy-going attitude, as well as great communication skills.

It would be an advantage if you had previous experience of safe holding techniques, however this is by no means essential. Completion of a safeguarding foundation course would also be beneficial, as would a Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Although it is not a prerequisite, successful applicants will be expected to obtain the Care Certificate within an agreed timeframe.

Due to the nature and requirements of this role as well as under-representation within in the care home’s workforce, male applicants are encouraged to apply.
We offer full training and on-going support in your role so you can achieve your career ambitions, 28 days holiday, a company pension, childcare vouchers and a staff discount scheme.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. For these posts pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal conversation regarding the position please get in touch with Sue Morrison, Home Manager on 01803 329082.

Closing date for applications: Ongoing
Interviews are to be held during week commencing: Ongoing


Robins Residential and over-night short breaks Centre – Dartington, Totnes, Devon and Sesame Residential Care Home, Torquay

Casual Support Worker

Salary scale: £8.16 – £8.93 per hour
Working hours:  Casual

We are looking for Support Workers to join our bank of casual staff to work at either Robins, our residential and short breaks home for children and young people in Dartington, Totnes or Sesame, our Residential Home for young adults in Torquay where we provide a 24 hour a day, seven day a week service to support our residents with with learning disabilities many of which have complex needs.

You should have a friendly, encouraging and easygoing attitude as well as good communication skills and the enthusiasm to engage with the children and young people with learning disabilities making sure that they are looked after in a safe, enabling and supportive environment whilst providing opportunities for learning, having fun, participation, developing their independent skills and building relationships.

Ideally you should hold a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) and have previous experience in this type of environment although this is not essential as you will be encouraged and supported to gain the level 3 diploma.

We offer 28 days holiday, a company pension and a staff discount scheme as well as on-going learning and development opportunities and support in your role to help you achieve your career ambitions.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Children and young adults are at the heart of everything we do so if you share this passion we would love to hear from you.

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with Care Standards Legislation, applicants need to be 21 years or over to be able to work at Robins

For an informal conversation regarding the position please get in touch with Andrew Edwards, Registered Manager or Emma Quaintance Deputy Manager at Robins on 01803 840479 or Sue Morrison, Sesame Home Manager on 01803 329082.

Closing date for applications: Ongoing