Sense

Sense Birmingham, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
We're looking for a reliable and motivated Registered Care Manager to join our professional team at our residential service in Birmingham working 37.5 hours per week, full time. Registered Care Manager Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time Location: Birmingham Contract type: Permanent Salary: £25,112 - £26,617 per annum About the role As a Manager you will provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments and/or learning disabilities. You will effectively manage a team to deliver person centred, specialist services that meet organisational standards and expectations. You will need to have a sound knowledge of person centred planning, rota planning, staff management/development and budget management. In order to support Sense's commitment to high quality, accountable services, you will need to be aware of the expectations of the Health and Social Care Act 2015 and to develop an understanding of Senses' Quality Assurance system. You will be required, to be registered with the relevant external agencies and maintain compliance. A full UK driving licence is desirable for this role. About You You must be willing to work towards a Level Five Diploma in Health and Social Care (or equivalent), or be working towards an accredited award. You will need to have had proven experience of supervising and line managing staff in accordance with policy and legislation, as well as experience of managing misconduct, grievance and performance issues. The successful candidate will have experience of dealing with challenging situations and of advocating in the best interests of individuals. About us For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Closing date: Tuesday 23 October 2018 Interview date: 31st October and 1st November 2018 To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. No agencies please.
Sense Bristol, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker in Kingswood, Bristol. We have a part time vacancy available working 15 hours per week. In addition, we have a Waking Night role working 17.5 hours per week. Title: Specialist Support Workers Ref: 42915 Hours: Various part time and casual roles available Location: Kingswood, Bristol Contract type: Permanent, Casual Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour About the role Sense supports people with all aspects of their lives and seeks someone who is motivated to assist with community based activities and new opportunities, as well as supporting people with their communication, personal care and daily living skills. Your patient care and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives; to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. We also enable people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities - from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing. We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area, on both day and night shift patterns, attracting an hourly rate of £7.83. About you Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people's lives. You must also be willing to work with people whose behaviour may challenge (full training and ongoing support is provided). Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly. About us For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services. Closing date: Sunday 28 October 2018 Interview date: Monday 5 November 2018 To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application process. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate. No agencies please.
Sense Birmingham, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
As the Catering Supervisor at TouchBase Pears in Birmingham you will help to manage a high quality café and the catering provision at the centre; this café will serve people Sense supports, the local community and also staff based at the location. Title: Catering Supervisor Reference number: 42921 Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham Contract type: Permanent Salary: £17,118 - £18,943 per annum About the role This is a hands-on supervisory role, working in the café to motivate, energise and support the front-facing team; including training new staff and volunteers, ensuring environmental health standards are met to a high standard and that everyone on the team is confident to contribute. You will co-ordinate catering for events, including liaising with external and internal room bookers. In addition, you will be responsible for keeping our till systems up to date, for day-to-day cash handing, and maintaining stock figures. The Catering Supervisor will be a key part of the life of the centre and will be part of the Duty Manager/Keyholder rota; you will have high levels of engagement with all the people that access the building. An ability to work flexible hours including regular early mornings, some evenings, and most Saturdays is essential. About you Our ideal candidate will have experience of a supervisory role in a catering environment and the ability to work with enthusiasm, efficiency and energy and motivate others to do the same. With an outstanding eye for detail, you will ensure that the standard of catering is outstanding at all times. You will have the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and an interest in learning new communication methods to help support volunteers within the building. It is essential that you hold a food hygiene qualification, and would ideally have some experience of delivering on-the-job training. You will be confident with basic food prep and other kitchen processes to support our Chefs as needed. We're looking for someone that is passionate about what the Hive Café and TouchBase Pears has to offer our on-site staff, tenants, people supported by Sense, and our local community. About us Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives. TouchBase Pears is situated in the heart of Birmingham, in the Selly Oak area. It is a place for everyone and includes a day centre, café, charity shop, community spaces and a gallery spaces to name a few. Working at TouchBase Pears will give you a unique opportunity to work alongside, and serve, a truly diverse group of people; it really is a fantastic place for people to do remarkable things. You can find out more about TouchBase Pears on our website. As the Catering Supervisor you will be part of a friendly team and there are always other people to turn to. We will support you to succeed in your role and our excellent training develops transferrable skills and qualifications and opens up a career ladder for those who want to go further. In addition, you will have the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Closing date: Sunday 28 October 2018 Interview date: Monday 5 November 2018 To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille further information can be found on our website. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. No agencies please.
Sense England, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our fantastic and growing Sense Centre Knapwell. At our Sense Centres, we take a different approach to providing day opportunities. Title: Education and Specialist Support Workers Reference number: 42862 Hours: 35 hours per week (part time) Location: Knapwell, near Cambridge Contract type: Permanent Salary: £15,756 - £18,943 per annum, (pro rata) dependant on position and experience. About the role As an Education Support Worker you will work closely with and inspire learners to achieve the long term goals identified in their Individual Learning Plans through a range of activities including cooking, craft, personised AAC communication and core skills. We also offer physical activities such as hydrotherapy and rebound therapy along with a wide range of sensory therapies all designed to develop and support independent living and life skills. This role attracts a salary of £17,188 to £18,943 per annum, pro rata (£8.81 to £9.71per hour). As a Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. You will be working with young adults with sensory impairment and associated learning difficulties and physical disabilities, providing support to enable learners to achieve long term goals identified in Individual Learning Plans. This role attracts a salary of £8.08 per hour. We're based in a beautiful, but rural location with no access to public transport. Therefore, your own transportation will be required. You can find out more about us on our website! About you For our Education Support Worker roles, previous experience of working with people who have a sensory impairment, autism or learning disability would be an advantage, as would knowledge of BSL, Makaton or other methods of communication. GCSE Grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and Maths is an essential requirement for this role. For our Specialist Support Worker roles, experience is not necessarily required as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people's lives. About us Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Closing date: Sunday 4 November 2018 Interview date: Thursday 15th and Friday 16th November To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to the Sense website where you can download the information pack and complete the application process. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. No agencies please.
Sense Southampton, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide) in the Southampton area. We have a total of 16 hours available for two candidates to job share, likely on an 8 hour per week split. This is a fixed term position, working until January 2020 Senior Support Worker (Communicator Guide) Reference number: 42904 Hours: 8 hours per week, part time Location: Southampton Contract type: Fixed Term Salary: £17,118 - £18,943 per annum, pro rata (£8.81 - £9.71 per hour) About the role Communicator Guides offer support to people who have developed sight and hearing impairments, often as they get older; you will support the individual to do the things they want to do - not to do things for them. You'll be there to act as the eyes and ears of the individual - to make sure that communication is clear and that they are able to move around safely. These positions are to support individuals in their own home and local community. You will assist with all aspects of communication, providing access to leisure activities in the local area and assisting with tasks such as visiting the doctors and shopping. Due to the communication needs of these individuals we are looking for candidates with British Sign Language skills to a level 3 or equivalent. You must be able to work flexible hours to suit the service requirements and have the ability to work on your own initiative. About you We would like to hear from you if you have experience of working with vulnerable people, and ideally have experience of working with people with a sensory impairment. A willingness to develop your skills in all communication methods is an essential part of this role. You will need to be able to creatively solve problems that may arise using a person-centred approach and ideally have experience of using person-centred planning tools. You must be enthusiastic, adaptable and friendly with a commitment to ensuring the individual you work with get the best out of their lives. The ideal candidate will hold, or be willing to work towards, a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or equivalent. A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role. About Sense Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Closing date: Sunday 28 October 2018 Interview date: Monday 5 November 2018 To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to the Sense website where you can download the Job Description and complete the application process. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio more information is available on our website. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. No agencies please.
Sense Cornwall, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Due to the expansion of our services in Cornwall, we require Community Support Workers to join our highly motivated and enthusiastic team. We have a number of flexible, part time annualised contracts available starting at 7 hours per week. Let us know what works for you! Title: Specialist Support Worker (Community) Reference number: 42906 Hours: Annualised and casual contracts Location: Cornwall area Contract type: Permanent, Casual Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour About the role As a Specialist Support Worker you will provide 1:1 support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible - helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café. Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities - from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing. We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83. About you Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people's lives. Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and may include evenings, weekends and holiday periods; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly. A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is essential for this role. About us Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services. Closing date: Sunday 21 October 2018 Interview date: To be confirmed To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate. No agencies please.
Sense Margate, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker in Margate. We have a number of flexible, full and part time roles available working up to 37.5 hours per week. Title: Female Specialist Support Workers Reference number: 42912 Hours: Full time, part time and casual opportunities Location: Margate Contract type: Permanent, Casual Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour About the role As a Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible - helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café. Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities - from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing. *For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9). We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83. About you Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people's lives. Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly. About us Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services. Closing date: Monday 29 October 2018 Interview date: To be confirmed To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to the Sense website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. No agencies please.
Sense Kent, UK
Oct 14, 2018
Full time
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker in Aylesford, Kent. We have a number of flexible, full and part time roles available working up to 37.5 hours per week. Title: Specialist Support Workers Ref: 42913 Hours: Full time, part time and casual opportunities Location: Aylesford, Kent Contract type: Permanent, Casual Salary: £15,756 per annum (pro rata) - £8.08 per hour About the role As a Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible - helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café. Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities - from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing. We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83. About you Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people's lives. Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly. About us For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services. Closing date: Tuesday 6 November 2018 Interview date: To be confirmed To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application process. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate. No agencies please.
Sense Selly Oak, Birmingham B29, UK
Oct 13, 2018
As the Catering Supervisor at TouchBase Pears in Birmingham you will help to manage a high quality café and the catering provision at the centre; this café will serve people Sense supports, the local community and also staff based at the location. Title: Catering Supervisor Reference number: 42921 Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham Contract type: Permanent Salary: £17,118 - £18,943 per annum About the role This is a hands-on supervisory role, working in the café to motivate, energise and support the front-facing team; including training new staff and volunteers, ensuring environmental health standards are met to a high standard and that everyone on the team is confident to contribute. You will co-ordinate catering for events, including liaising with external and internal room bookers. In addition, you will be responsible for keeping our till systems up to date, for day-to-day cash handing, and maintaining stock figures. The Catering Supervisor will be a key part of the life of the centre and will be part of the Duty Manager/Keyholder rota; you will have high levels of engagement with all the people that access the building. An ability to work flexible hours including regular early mornings, some evenings, and most Saturdays is essential. About you Our ideal candidate will have experience of a supervisory role in a catering environment and the ability to work with enthusiasm, efficiency and energy and motivate others to do the same. With an outstanding eye for detail, you will ensure that the standard of catering is outstanding at all times. You will have the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and an interest in learning new communication methods to help support volunteers within the building. It is essential that you hold a food hygiene qualification, and would ideally have some experience of delivering on-the-job training. You will be confident with basic food prep and other kitchen processes to support our Chefs as needed. We're looking for someone that is passionate about what the Hive Café and TouchBase Pears has to offer our on-site staff, tenants, people supported by Sense, and our local community. About us Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives. TouchBase Pears is situated in the heart of Birmingham, in the Selly Oak area. It is a place for everyone and includes a day centre, café, charity shop, community spaces and a gallery spaces to name a few. Working at TouchBase Pears will give you a unique opportunity to work alongside, and serve, a truly diverse group of people; it really is a fantastic place for people to do remarkable things. You can find out more about TouchBase Pears on our website. As the Catering Supervisor you will be part of a friendly team and there are always other people to turn to. We will support you to succeed in your role and our excellent training develops transferrable skills and qualifications and opens up a career ladder for those who want to go further. In addition, you will have the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Closing date: Sunday 28 October 2018 Interview date: Monday 5 November 2018 To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply Now button. You will be directed to the Sense website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. No agencies please.
Sense Birmingham, UK
Oct 13, 2018
Full time
About the role As the Catering Supervisor at TouchBase Pears in Birmingham you will help to manage a high quality café and the catering provision at the centre; this café will serve people Sense supports, the local community and also staff based at the location. This is a hands-on supervisory role, working in the café to motivate, energise and support the front-facing team; including training new staff and volunteers, ensuring environmental health standards are met to a high standard and that everyone on the team is confident to contribute. You will co-ordinate catering for events, including liaising with external and internal room bookers. In addition, you will be responsible for keeping our till systems up to date, for day-to-day cash handing, and maintaining stock figures The Catering Supervisor will be a key part of the life of the centre and will be part of the Duty Manager/Keyholder rota; you will have high levels of engagement with all the people that access the building. An ability to work flexible hours including regular early mornings, some evenings, and most Saturdays is essential. About you Our ideal candidate will have experience of a supervisory role in a catering environment and the ability to work with enthusiasm, efficiency and energy and motivate others to do the same. With an outstanding eye for detail, you will ensure that the standard of catering is outstanding at all times. You will have the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and an interest in learning new communication methods to help support volunteers within the building. It is essential that you hold a food hygiene qualification, and would ideally have some experience of delivering on-the-job training. You will be confident with basic food prep and other kitchen processes to support our Chefs as needed. We're looking for someone that is passionate about what the Hive Café and TouchBase Pears has to offer our on-site staff, tenants, people supported by Sense, and our local community. About us Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives. TouchBase Pears is situated in the heart of Birmingham, in the Selly Oak area. It is a place for everyone and includes a day centre, café, charity shop, community spaces and a gallery spaces to name a few. Working at TouchBase Pears will give you a unique opportunity to work alongside, and serve, a truly diverse group of people; it really is a fantastic place for people to do remarkable things. You can find out more about TouchBase Pears here As the Catering Supervisor you will be part of a friendly team and there are always other people to turn to. We will support you to succeed in your role and our excellent training develops transferrable skills and qualifications and opens up a career ladder for those who want to go further. In addition, you will have the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. For more information, and an informal discussion about the role, please contact Laura Benson, Centre Manager, on or .
Sense London Borough of Barnet, UK
Oct 13, 2018
Full time
About the role Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker at TouchBase South East in Barnet, London. We have a number of flexible, part time roles available, starting at 7.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday. TouchBase South East is a purpose built centre which is the base for a huge variety of social activities and education based sessions, it is located within the heart of the local community and is a short walk from our allotment plot and the local high street. Sessions are tailor-made to suit individual or group needs, so you could be supporting somebody out on a day trip one day and in the hydrotherapy pool the next. Other activities on offer to the people we support in Barnet include IT, basic literacy and numeracy, gardening, cooking, music activities, communication practice, work placements in local businesses, art activities, sensory environments and to access facilities in the local community. You will also provide varying levels of support with personal care tasks. We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83. About you Whilst experience is not necessarily required for this role, all of our Specialist Support Workers require excellent communication, team working skills, literacy, flexibility and an awareness of disability needs. We will provide you with training and an excellent induction It would be great if you are able to swim and support in our onsite hydrotherapy pool, and that you hold a valid UK drivers licence to support individuals on day trips and community activities. About us For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services. If you would like more information on the role, please contact John Kirkham via . No agencies please.
Sense Exeter, UK
Oct 13, 2018
Contract
Sense has a great opportunity for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our team as a Specialist Support Worker in Exeter. We have a number of flexible, part time annualised contracts available starting at 7 hours per week. Let us know what works for you! Specialist Support Workers Ref: 42905 Hours: Annualised and casual contracts Location: Exeter Contract type: Permanent, Casual Salary: £8.08 per hour About the role As a Specialist Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose: to make choices, to express themselves and live as independently as possible. Your patient support and encouragement will assist individuals to run their own lives as much as possible - helping with personal care, supporting someone to rustle up some breakfast, do the weekly shop or visit a local café. Sense also supports people to take part in some of our amazing arts and wellbeing activities - from dance to music making, swimming to rock climbing. We also have casual (bank) opportunities in this area attracting an hourly rate of £7.83. About you Experience is not necessarily required for this role as we are able to support you and provide you with an excellent induction. However, it is really important that you are able to demonstrate the right values and behaviours to enable you to make a difference to people's lives. Flexibility is needed as working times do vary and will include evenings, weekends and sleep-ins; we will however provide you with a rota in advance so you can plan your life accordingly. About us Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an online application form, taking part in a value based interview/assessment process and visiting one of our services. Closing date: Sunday 21 October 2018 Interview date: To be confirmed To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application process. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate. No agencies please.
Sense London, UK
Oct 13, 2018
Full time
Sense are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the Supporter Services Team at Sense. This is a full time opportunity, working 37.5 hours per week on a permanent basis at our Head Office in London. Title: Supporter Services Assistant Ref: 42909 Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time Location: King's Cross, London Contract type: Permanent Salary: £20,902 - £22,588 per annum, pro rata (Including London Allowance) About the role No day will be the same, with a mixture of outbound and inbound telephone calls, income coding, letter and email handling as well as essential administrative tasks to ensure we are delivering incredible support to fundraising and membership teams across the organisation. This role plays an essential part of the fundraising department ensuring existing supporters and the general public have the best possible experience; from their very first interaction with Sense and throughout their relationship with the Charity. About you The successful candidate will have experience delivering, and be enthusiastic about, great customer service as well as having an upbeat can-do attitude. Previous experience of working in a customer or supporter service environment is essential. Experience working in a charity fundraising environment is desirable. Excellent communication skills are a must as are organisational skills and attention to detail. About us Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Closing date: Monday 22 October 2018 Interview date: Thursday 1 November 2018 To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to the Sense website where you can download the Job Description and complete the application process. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio more information is available on our website. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. No agencies please.
Sense Birmingham, UK
Oct 13, 2018
Full time
As the Chef/Catering Assistant at TouchBase Pears in Birmingham you will be a key part of the team in our high quality café and the catering provision at the centre; this café serves people Sense supports, the local community and also staff based at the location. This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week. Title: Chef / Catering Assistant Reference number: 42902 Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time Location: Selly Oak, Birmingham Contract type: Permanent Salary: £15,269 per annum About the role This is a flexible role, working both in the kitchen as a chef, and customer facing in the café or serving catering at events, depending on the needs of the centre. Whatever your role on a given day, you will ensure that the standard of food and service in the café and at catered events is outstanding at all times and provide a warm welcome to all. You will ensure environmental health standards are met to a high standard, that the café looks attractive and that the kitchen environment and café are clean and tidy, washing up and cleaning as needed. As Chef you will be confident to work on your own or as a team, cooking a range of tasty food from scratch, and presenting it attractively. You will prepare takeaway options such as sandwiches and salads, to-order hot meals, and catering for events, communicating clearly with the front-facing staff. When working as part of the front-facing team you will arrange and deliver catering for events, small and large scale. You will be efficient in using the till system, and in cash handling. You will offer excellent customer service. An ability to work flexible hours including regular early mornings, some evenings, and around 2-3 Saturdays per month, is essential. About you You will relish the idea of a flexible role that makes the most of your varied skills, and be happy to flex between areas as needed. You will have experience and/or a qualification as a chef, and also experience of a front-facing role in a catering environment. You will have the ability to work with enthusiasm, efficiency and energy. You will already hold a food hygiene qualification and be confident to run the kitchen, preparing food on your own or as part of a small team. Our ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people and an interest in learning new communication methods. You will be passionate about what the Hive Café has to offer our on-site staff, tenants, people supported by Sense and our local community and will be an enthusiastic advocate for TouchBase Pears. About Sense & TouchBase Pears Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, those with sensory impairments and those with complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives. As the Catering Assistant you will be part of a friendly team and there are always other people to turn to. We will support you to succeed in your role and our excellent training develops transferable skills and qualifications and opens up a career ladder for those who want to go further. In addition, you will have the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Closing date: Sunday 21 October 2018 Interview date: Monday 29 October 2018 To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to the Sense website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille further information can be found on our website. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. No agencies please.
Sense London Borough of Barnet, UK
Oct 13, 2018
Full time
Sense has an exciting opportunity for a motivated and dedicated individual to join our team in Barnet, London as an Administrator. This is a part time position working 22.5 hours per week. Administrator (Residential Services) Hours: 22.5 hours per week, part time Location: Barnet, London Contract type: Permanent Salary: £20,902 - £22,588 per annum, pro rata (Including London Allowance) About the role At Barnet Residential services we support 17 Adults over the age of eighteen who have a range of complex needs, including sensory loss and learning disabilities. As the Residential Service Administrator, you will provide administrative, secretarial and office support to the Registered and Deputy Managers and Senior Support Workers. You will help to ensure the smooth running of the service by dealing professionally with telephone, email and internal and external customer queries. About you In this role you will need to be highly organised with the ability to manage complex diaries and work schedules. You will have excellent communication skills and be able to liaise with internal colleagues, external professionals, the people we support and their representatives. You will be proficient in typing and note taking and have experience using the full Microsoft Office Suite. The successful candidate will need to be flexible and work the hours that the service demands. You will demonstrate willingness to participate in training and development which may be at any of our national locations. You will need to communicate in a variety of different methods and be prepared to deal with challenging situations. You will also be expected to work on your own initiative and show patience and understanding. About us Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Closing date: Sunday 28 October 2018 Interview date: Tuesday 6 November 2018 To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. No agencies please.
Sense Plymouth, UK
Oct 13, 2018
Full time
Sense are looking for a reliable and motivated person to join our professional team as a Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) in Plymouth. This a part time position, working 4 hours after school hours every Wednesday, and 4 hours every other Sunday. Additional hours will be available during school holidays. Title: Senior Support Worker (Intervenor) Reference number: 42907 Hours: Average 6 hours per week Location: Plymouth Contract type: Permanent Salary: £8.73 - £9.62 per hour About the role An Intervenor provides one-to-one support to children who have been born with sight and hearing impairments (congenital deafblindness), often with additional needs. The Intervenor helps the individual to experience and join in the world around them as much as possible. They promote their personal and social development, encourage independence and support their communication. This job role will be to support a 15-year-old in Plymouth. Typical activities will involve supporting the individual to access the community and encourage the child's communication and social interaction. About you The ideal candidate will have achieved, or be willing to work toward, a Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care (or equivalent) and also BSL level one or possess native sign language skills. You will have had experience of working with and providing practical support to, people with learning disabilities and / or multisensory impairments. The successful candidate must be available to work flexibly across the week, be available after school and during school holiday periods. A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is an essential requirement for this role. About Sense Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working as a Support Worker at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Closing date: Thursday 1 November 2018 Interview date: To be confirmed To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to the Sense website where you can download the Job Description and complete the application process. We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines and job description (available on our website) before applying. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio more information is available on our website. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. No agencies please.
Sense Frinton-on-Sea, UK
Oct 12, 2018
Full time
About the role Sense has an exciting opportunity to be able to offer apprenticeships in our thriving trading department. Here, you will gain the practical skills and experience to compliment the knowledge you will gain from working towards a Level 3 Team Leader qualification. With stretch and growth opportunities available to the right individuals, you will acquire the skills to develop a successful career in retail. We are looking for reliable and motivated individuals to join our team in Frinton-on-Sea as an Apprentice Assistant Shop Manager. This is a part time role, working 30 hours per week. You will lead and support a small, enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers. This will be a hands-on role involving the selection, pricing and presentation of donated stock and, of course, customer service. You will be responsible for generating income by maximising sales, controlling costs and encouraging your local community to donate saleable items. As an ambassador of Sense, you will raise vital funds for the charity and promote who we are and what we do to the members of your local community. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of people who find it difficult to communicate and connect with the world, especially those with sensory impairments. About You Our successful applicants will need to be self-motivated, creative and positively committed to working in charity retail. You will be able to provide excellent customer service and motivate a team to do the same. You'll have an eye for detail and will ensure a safe, clean and inviting environment for customers, staff and volunteers. This position requires the applicant to be willing to work Bank Holidays and weekends as required. About us For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. You can find out more about what it's like to work in a Sense shop here Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Marina Verlander via No agencies please.
Sense Birmingham, UK
Oct 12, 2018
Full time
Sense has an opportunity for a dedicated and motivated individual to join our team as an Education Coordinator (Technology). This is a full time position working 37.5 hours per week. Education Coordinator (Technology) Ref: 42903 Hours: 37.5 hours per week, full time Location: East of England, East Midlands and Birmingham Contract type: Permanent Salary: £22,885 - £27,645 per annum About the role This is a new and exciting role at Sense College that will be responsible for developing the use of technology within the assessment and delivery of education funded provision across all of our college sites. The college is an Independent Specialist College holding an Ofsted Good Grade 2. Working closely with teaching staff, the successful candidate will support the assessment and introduction of technologies to support learning, develop new initiatives and practices to increase digital capabilities across the college, as well as working with external stakeholders to share good practice and keep up to date with emerging ideas. Some teaching delivery and staff training is also expected from the role. The role requires travelling around all college sites across the East of England, East Midlands and Birmingham, as well as to stakeholder events and roadshows, so a driver and own vehicle with business insurance is essential - however, the actual office 'base' can be agreed with the successful candidate within the parameters stated. About you Our ideal candidate will hold a relevant degree or education qualification and you will have proven experience of working in a teaching environment. You will be an effective communicator and will have experience of supporting learners with sensory complex needs. You will be computer literate and able to demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the field. About us Sense is a national disability charity that supports people with complex communication needs to be understood, connected and valued. Sense has a proven record of offering high quality, pioneering services. Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition, we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. Closing date: Sunday 28 October 2018 Interview date: Thursday 15 November 2018 To start: To be discussed at interview TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button. You will be directed to our website where you can download the information pack and complete the application form. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio, further details can be found on our website. Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Sense is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. No agencies please.
Sense Pinchbeck, Spalding PE11, UK
Oct 12, 2018
Full time
About the role Sense are looking for a reliable and well organised Manager to join our professional team at our service in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire working 37.5 hours per week, full time. You will be responsible for managing our Residential Home which supports six individuals. As a Manager you will provide a customised, responsive and high quality service to people with multiple sensory impairments and/or learning disabilities. You will have the day to day responsibility of ensuring that the home is adequately staffed to meet individuals' needs and to maintain a high quality service. You will need to have a sound knowledge of person centred planning, rota planning, staff management/development and budget management. In order to support Sense's commitment to high quality, accountable services, you will need to be aware of the expectations of the Health and Social Care Act 2015 and to develop an understanding of Senses' Quality Assurance system. You will be required, to be registered with the relevant external agencies and maintain compliance. A full UK driving licence is an essential requirement for this role About You You must be willing to work towards a Level Five Diploma in Health and Social Care (or equivalent), or be working towards an accredited award. You will need to have had proven experience of supervising and line managing staff in accordance with policy and legislation, as well as experience of managing misconduct, grievance and performance issues. The successful candidate must be willing to be flexible and work the hours that the service demands including contribution to a 24 hours on call system. You will demonstrate willingness to participate in training and development. You will have good communication skills, work on your own initiative, have patience and understanding. Due to the communication needs of the people we support, we are looking for people with British Sign Language skills to a Level One or above. About us For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement. For an informal discussion about this role, please contact: Vanessa Hart via No agencies please.
Sense Castleford WF10, UK
Oct 12, 2018
Full time
About the role We have an exciting opportunity for a Shop Assistant to join our team in Castleford, working 22.5 hours per week, part time. This will be a hands-on role involving the selection, pricing and presentation of donated stock and, of course, customer service. The successful applicant will need to be self-motivated, creative and positively committed to working in charity retail. You'll work as part of a team, across a seven day rota, and be supported by the shop's Manager and Assistant Manager. This position requires the applicant to be willing to work Bank Holidays and weekends as required. About Sense For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. You can find out more about what it's like to work in a Sense shop here Working at Sense can be incredibly rewarding ; we offer the opportunity to work in a large, diverse and successful charity where people can develop their skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. In addition we have excellent training and development, the opportunity for you to join our Group Personal Pension scheme and a generous annual leave entitlement.