Support Worker

£8.35 per hour (£16,327 per annum FTE 37.5 hours)
01 Apr 2019
29 Apr 2019
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Support Worker

Do you…

Want the chance to use and grow your skills and knowledge while making a difference to society?

Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?

If so… Leonard Cheshire offers you the chance to become part of a great team!

About us:

Leonard Cheshire is the leader in enriching the lives of disabled people. We are the largest disability non-profit organisation in the UK, with around 7,000 employees, and we support more than 20,000 disabled people across our global operations. We honour our past, drawing on our legacy to inspire us for the future. We are in the exciting process of transforming into a modern, relevant and sustainable organisation.

We offer an environment where you can work with great leaders and be part of a team who are passionate making a positive impact on the lives of disabled people. You will have opportunities to learn and grow in your role, building your skills and knowledge in partnership with others.

Position: Healthcare Assistant
Location: Kirkland View Supported Living
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: Full time, part time & occasional hours
Salary: £8.35 per hour (£16,327 per annum FTE 37.5 hours)

Closing Date: 30th April 2019

About the role:

As a Healthcare Assistant with Leonard Cheshire you’ll provide a high level of care and support to vulnerable people, enabling them to live the life they choose. You’ll assist with daily tasks including personal care, medication and assistance at mealtimes, motivating and encouraging choice and participation.
About you:

Experience as a Support Worker, Care Assistant or Healthcare Assistant is desirable but not essential as we offer an excellent training and induction programme to get you fully trained in your new role!

About you:

- To be compassionate, creative, and honest and love working with people.
- To bring great positive energy.
- To work well as part of a team.
- To be flexible as we work shifts and weekend working is often required.
- To demonstrate a commitment to Leonard Cheshire’s ethos and values.
- You don’t need any specific qualifications or experience although experience of providing personal care is advantageous.


Fair and competitive pay rates. Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit. Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell, depending on needs (salary sacrifice). Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates. Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice). Access to child-care vouchers (salary sacrifice). Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A satisfactory disclosures check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.

Shortlisting for this role will take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charities, Charity, NFP, Third Sector, Not For Profit, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Carer, Voluntary Sector, Social Care, Vulnerable People, NFP, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, etc.