Work with us

At Lifeworks we all play our part in making a difference to young people’s lives. Children and young adults with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do.

Work with us to change lives

Take inspiration from your work and the people in our services that you meet to turn your job into a vocation.  By joining Lifeworks and you can do just that.

 

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I don’t have much experience, does that matter?

Whether you’re just starting out in a career or already have some experience, we can offer rewarding roles where you can build on your strengths, skills and passion. We have a variety of roles including learning assistants, office staff, support workers and more.

 

What will I be doing?

As a support worker your days will be varied – from helping people to take care of themselves, make music, do a craft, go shopping or on a day out. They will be rewarding, as you build trust and understanding. You may help our young people achieve something they haven’t done before and see them shine with pride and happiness. The days may not always be easy, the people we work with can have learning disabilities which make it difficult for them to understand and do things we might take for granted. But along with the challenges there will be a great reward, through opportunity, possibility and connection.

Become a learning disability champion

How to apply for a job & current vacancies

When you find a job you’d like to apply for simply click the ‘apply online’ button where you will be asked to either log into your account or create one if you haven’t already. Then just complete the online application for that vacancy.

We are a disability confident leader

As a learning disability charity we know how important it is to be able to reduce and remove the barriers that people with disabilities face on a daily basis. We are not only committed to this with all of the people that we support but also by committing to take positive action to reduce and remove barriers for disabled people gaining and remaining in employment with Lifeworks.

We interview all applicants who tell us they have a disability, impairment, or a mental or physical health condition who meet the essential criteria for the job.  If you wish to be considered under this
scheme please let us know when you complete the application form.

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Keeping in touch

We will stay in touch with you by email during the recruitment process, so please make sure that you check your emails regularly (including your junk folder) so that you don’t miss an email from us.

We aim to contact all applicants within two weeks of the closing date whether you have been successful or not.

Coming for an interview

If your application is successful, we’ll send you an email to invite you to interview.  The email will ask you to confirm your appointment time and tell you everything you need to know about your interview and what you will need to bring with you on the day.

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After your interview

We will aim to contact you by telephone as soon as possible after your interview to let you know the outcome.  If you have been successful we will follow up the phone call with a written conditional offer of employment.

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Job offers and carrying out checks

When you receive a job offer, we will check your right to work in the UK and follow up referencesSome roles will also require an enhanced criminal record check (DBS) and/or an overseas police check if you are not currently living in the UK or have spent significant time overseas

Please Note: Carrying out these checks can sometimes take a while and we are unable to offer you a start date until they have been completed.

CoronavirusDue to the social distancing measures of Coronavirus not all of Lifeworks services are running as they usually do.

Our residential services, Robins and Sesame, continue to run and have provided a safe home for the residents. Unfortunately, we have had to stop the short stay service at Robins for the time being. Our specialist College was closed for the Easter holidays but has now re-opened for a small number of students. Community Projects’ in-person services have been put on hold but the team have been very creative, launching Safe-Space a new online platform to provide a much-needed service to young people who are feeling isolated at home.

We are still working our way through these times where there is uncertainty and we are responding to guidance and instruction as information is sent to us. We look forward to the time when we can re-instate all of our services but the safety and wellbeing of our service users, families and staff is our top priority always.

Please continue to find out more about our services and get in touch with us to discuss them at any time. Email [email protected] or call 01803 840 744

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