Job reference number:

Brighton & Hove

Hours per week:

Contract type:

£24,512.00 + Sleep in Shifts paid at £69.76 per shift

The Grace Eyre Foundation is a charity based in Brighton & Hove and the wider Sussex community that has been working with people with Learning Disabilities and autistic people since 1898. Our mission is to work towards being led by people with Learning Disabilities and autistic people to deliver high-quality housing, support and activities in their local communities. The people we support tell us that they want “good support from kind and friendly people” – so that is what we are looking for!

We are looking to recruit a flexible support worker to provide cover support for annual leave, sickness and training to some of our already established Brighton and Hove  community support, 24/7 1:1 services, supported living services area.

We have weekday, weekend and evening and sleep in shifts available. You have to be available to cover some weekend shifts and be available to work 7/8am, if you are covering the morning shifts. Sleep ins are not part of the contracted hours and are separate to your contact.

This job involved lone working in the community, and work part of a team if you work in one of the 7 supported living services

Brief outline of the role

Your role will be to support people with learning disabilities, autism and other complex needs with day-to-day tasks in either our supported living houses or out in in the community.

We support people with all aspects of their lives, such as daily living skills, medication, personal care and finances as well as accessing community activities. You will need to have good communication skills and just enjoy spending time with people.

We are looking for people who are patient, resilient- work with client with mental health issue and challenging behaviour, compassionate, understanding and able to use their own initiative,

It is a rewarding and varied role and one that really makes a difference to the lives of the people we support. It helps them to live a fulfilled life and achieve their goals and dreams with a little help from people who care.

Some learning disability and/or caring experience in supporting people either professionally or personally is preferred for this role.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: No applicant for employment or employee will be treated less favourably than another on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership or pregnancy & maternity, and we encourage applications from people with learning disabilities or identify with being on the autistic spectrum/neurodiverse.

 Staff benefits include:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • One paid celebration day a year
  • Cost of living support package such as rental deposit scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Generous refer-a-friend scheme
  • One paid volunteering day a year
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution
  • Enhanced death in service
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working opportunities.

We are also:

  • A living wage employer
  • Accredited as a Disability Confident Leader
  • Accredited as an Investors in People employer

Successful applicants will be required to provide details of 2 referees. One must be your most recent employer, however if you have not undertaken employed work before, a reference from voluntary work, educational facility or personal reference can be accepted. You must also undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure and provide proof of your right to work in the UK.

Please apply by filling in an application form or alternatively by sending a CV and cover letter to You can also apply by completing an accessible application form, downloading this and emailing this to Please state clearly which job you are applying for and the location when emailing recruitment

Closing Date: 20/05/2024

Interviews will take place the week commencing: 27/05/2024

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