Vacancies

If you wish to apply for any of the posts advertised here, please download and complete the application form or contact Nicole Ellis on 01273 222013.  In addition to this, please also complete the one page profile, further information on which can be found here. Completed application forms may be returned by post or emailed to recruitment@grace-eyre.org. Please quote the job title as the email subject.

Please note: Postage rates are now in relation to the size of the envelope being used and the weight of the contents. Therefore a first class stamp is not sufficient postage for an A4 envelope. Please ensure that you attach the correct amount of stamps for the application you are sending, so that your application reaches us by the closing date.

All staff will be subject to full employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Current Vacancies

Vacancy Description Contract Type Salary
Housing Manager GE Housing (GE2015003)

We are looking to recruit an experienced Housing Manager to lead and develop the housing management function for the Community Interest Company. As a qualified housing professional you will strive for the creation of efficient and innovative supported housing options that can support our staff and service users to achieve person-centred and value for money housing throughout the Sussex region and beyond.  The post is being offered as a permanent position and it is envisaged that the community interest company will grow to a point where the post will become full time. The successful applicant will need to have broad experience of managing supported housing services in a not for profit organisation, developing and implementing change and have the ability to inspire and lead a dedicated but small staff team in delivering excellent ‘housing management plus’ services to our tenants.  You will be part of the senior management team and as such will be able to influence the direction of the community interest company and the charity itself.  You need to be able to manage projects successfully from planning to delivery and completion.  If you think you would thrive in this role we would love to hear from you. For your skills and energy we can offer good terms and conditions of service and a positive, vibrant working environment.

Closing date for applications 5pm on Friday 20th February 2015.

Interviews will take place on Friday 6th March 2015.

 

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1x Permanent 18.75 hours a week Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 16503.49 per annum (pro rata to full time equivalent 33007)
Travel Buddy Administrator (GE2015002)

You will be part of a project that provides travel training and support to people with learning disabilities so that they gain self-confidence, learn the skills needed to be safe and develop the ability to travel independently across the city and county. Your main role will be to support the Travel Buddy Coordinator and a colleague with learning disabilities with communication, coordination, as well as recording and reporting progress of the project. You need to be organised and professional individual who enjoys communicating with a wide range of people in a busy office environment.  You will have a high standard of literacy and numeracy, be confident in using Microsoft Office and be able to work in a creative way including the use of social media.

Closing date Wednesdau 11th February 2015 5pm

 

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Fixed-Term Contract 1x 7.5 hours a week preferably a Wednesday - Until March 2016 3433 per annum (pro rata to full time equivalent 17167)
Trustees (unpaid position)

Grace Eyre supports 375 people with learning disabilities and/or mental health needs to achieve their dreams and wishes. We are a Sussex based charity that is very keen to develop towards a user led organisation. We believe that as a charity we need to campaign with, work with and include people who use our services, especially in these challenging times.

Grace Eyre is working to an ambitious three year plan which includes growth, increasing our income from fundraising and trading, making our organisation as efficient as possible and to ensure we have a workforce that are skilled and committed.

To help steer this ambitious plan, new trustees are sought with experience and expertise in the following areas:


  • Social Care and Health (particularly learning disability or mental health services)
  • Housing Management (particularly social housing)

 

Board meetings are held 6 times per year and in addition we ask trustees to sit on one/two of our five committees/subsidiaries;

Finance & IT, Quality & Risk, Human Resources, Grace Eyre Housing and Purple Playhouse Theatre.

Out of pocket expenses are paid.

For your chance to be part of a significant change in the lives of some of the most excluded people, email for a pack from Nneka Barnes on nbarnes@grace-eyre.org or call Nneka on 01273-222050 to request one by post.

Voluntary position n/a
Support Worker West Sussex Northern (GE2014052)

Are you an enthusiastic individual who is motivated and inspired to provide high quality services for people with learning disabilities? The role will involve supporting the individuals with all aspects of the daily living including providing support with their personal care needs and attending clubs ad activities. You will be a part of a team of staff working with individuals across Crawley and Horsham. In the role you will promote the individual’s independence by supporting them to build on their strengths and skills; enable them to access the community, help develop independent living skills.

Closing date 26 January 2015 at 5pm

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1X Permanent Contract - 25 hours 11097.33 per annum (pro rata to full time equivalent 16,646)
Female Support Worker* Choices East Sussex Choice \Outreach (GE2014053)

We are recruiting a team of two women to work as a team to a person with disabilities. This is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to support a person to maintain their independence following a move to Lewes, East Sussex.  Working in their own home, you will work help support morning, afternoons and evening routines, assisting with personal care, correspondence, giving a light touch with daily living skills. You need to be enthusiastic, patient and maintain a person centred approach to your work. The nature of a split shift role will suit persons who wish to have an alternative to traditional 9-5 working hours. Being a part of the Grace Eyre CHOICES team you will qualify for other opportunities for work within our organisation.

*There is a genuine occupational requirement for the post holder to be female (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

Closing date 12 January 2015 at 5pm

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2X Permanent Contract 11.25 hours a week 4993.79 per annum (pro rata to full time equivalent 16,646)
Relief Project Worker - Active Lives - Hove

We are looking for enthusiastic and creative people to join our bank of relief staff to help support adults with learning disabilities at our learning and development centres in Hove and in service users’ own homes and out in the community within the East and West Sussex areas. 

We have a number of roles, which involve assisting staff in the running of arts, sports & living skills sessions, supporting people to access their local community, increasing independence, providing support with welfare and benefits, increasing confidence and some personal care. 

Our Community Outreach and Supported Living serviced provide 24/7 support, so you need to be available to work at all times of the week, including sleep-ins and waking nights when required.  No closing date.

 

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Zero hours contract (various shifts available) 7.45 an hour or 8.36 an hour -depending on role
Relief Support Workers (Chichester / Bognor)

Grace Eyre’s Supported Living Scheme is looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals who are motivated and inspired to provide high quality services for people with learning disabilities. The role supports individuals from their own homes and in the community in the Chichester and Bognor area, with all aspects of daily living including support with personal care needs.  The role involves promoting the individual's independence by supporting them to build on their strengths and skills; enable them to access the community, and achieve their chosen goals, dreams and wishes.

No closing date

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Zero hours contract (various shifts available) 7.65 an hour or 8.36 an hour -depending on role
Relief Support Workers (Horsham/Crawley)

Grace Eyre’s Supported Living Scheme is looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals who are motivated and inspired to provide high quality services for people with learning disabilities. The role supports individuals from their own homes and in the community in the Worthing area, with all aspects of daily living including support with personal care needs.  The role involves promoting the individual's independence by supporting them to build on their strengths and skills; enable them to access the community, and achieve their chosen goals, dreams and wishes.

No closing date

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Zero hours contract (various shifts available) 7.65 an hour or 8.36 an hour -depending on role
Relief Support Workers (Worthing)

Grace Eyre’s Supported Living Scheme is looking to recruit enthusiastic individuals who are motivated and inspired to provide high quality services for people with learning disabilities. The role supports individuals from their own homes and in the community in the Worthing area, with all aspects of daily living including support with personal care needs.  The role involves promoting the individual's independence by supporting them to build on their strengths and skills; enable them to access the community, and achieve their chosen goals, dreams and wishes.

No closing date

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Zero hours contract (various shifts available) 7.65 an hour or 8.36 an hour -depending on role
Volunteers

We offer a wide range of arts, sports and community-based leisure opportunities to people with learning disabilities and we welcome volunteer support.  No closing date.  

Voluntary Position N/A
Volunteer - Job Coach

The GRACE EYRE Employment Project is currently seeking volunteer job coaches to support adults with learning disabilities into work placements.

 

Job coaches have a varied and valued role supporting adults in our work-skill sessions, travelling to and from work and in the work placement itself. In exchange for your time we offer you high quality training and the chance to be a part of a forward thinking organisation.

 

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please phone 01273 222 078     and ask for Sarah Cowlishaw or David Matthews.

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Relief Minibus Drivers

We are looking for minibus drivers to support our learning and development centres in Hove.  As well as having a clean current driving license (with D1 approval), you will need excellent communication skills, be able to work in a positive, respectful way with our service users and be very organised.  You may also be asked to join in and support group activities at the centre and in the community within East Sussex.  Due to insurance regulations all applicants must be over 25.  No closing date.

 

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Zero hours contract 7.45 per hour
Volunteer Travel Buddy

The travel buddy scheme supports adults with learning disabilities travel safely and independently.  As a volunteer you would support this project and help our service users to learn new skills, raise confidence and to work towards travelling independently. 

Volunteer N/A
Volunteer - Angel Cake Cafe

By volunteering in the Grace Eyre Angel Cake Café you will be part of a team providing high quality food and service whilst supporting others to develop their skills in catering.  We will provide food hygiene training for this position.

Volunteer N/A
Volunteer - Support for the Shared Lives Panel

This is an opportunity for people to share their knowledge and life skills to approve Shared Lives carers who offer people with learning disabilities and mental health needs the opportunity to live within their home and participate as part of their family.

Volunteer N/A

Grace Eyre is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Please contact HR on 01273 222013 or by email to recruitment@grace-eyre.org if you require an accessible application form

Please click on this link for more jobs in Brighton & Hove supporting people with learning disabilities: http://www.brightpart.org/jobboard/

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