Job reference number:

Brighton & Hove

Hours per week:

Contract type:

£22,952.00 FTE Pro rata

We are looking to recruit flexible support workers on various hrs contracts to provide cover support for annual leave, sickness and training within the Active Lives service. Active Lives provides positive and meaningful activities for people with learning disabilities and autism.

These activities support people’s creativity, wellbeing, health, learning and development. You will work closely with the Active Lives Team Leaders and wider Active Lives team. You will receive a full induction and regular support & training. The majority of our activities happen on during the day from 8.45am till 4.45pm; Monday to Friday. In the future we hope to deliver some projects on evenings and weekends. These will be agreed in advance.

Brief outline of the role:

Most of our Active Lives activities and projects are delivered in our base in Montefiore Road in Hove. The support that we offer can be in small groups or individually – depending on needs and interests. We support people with issues including travel/ escorting to & from activities, medication and personal care. This role will also involve providing one-to-one support to individuals with higher support needs to access the Active Lives service. We ensure all staff are fully trained and supported with this before this occurs.

It is a rewarding and varied role and one that really makes a difference to the lives of the people we support. We really see people grow and change from the support that they receive. Having reasonable IT skills is an important part of this role.

We are looking for people who are patient, compassionate, understanding and able to use their own initiative.

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) and undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Please apply by filling in an application form or alternatively by sending a CV and cover letter to . Please state clearly which job you are applying for and the location

Closing Date: 26/09/2023

Interviews will take place the week commencing: 02/10/2023

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