Jobs

 

The Aldingbourne Trust is a genuinely respected employer with consistently positive feedback being shared via our regular staff and volunteer surveys. In October 2010 we earned the Investors in People Gold Standard and regularly have opportunities for people to join our award winning teams.
The Aldingbourne Trust is able to offer a comprehensive induction and excellent training opportunities, generous annual leave, pension, life assurance, counselling service, child care and cycle vouchers schemes.
There are four ways you can work with us:
  1. General job vacancies
  2. Through our dedicated care workers job agency, Support Workers Direct
  3. Become a bank support worker
  4. Volunteer
GENERAL VACANCIES
My Network & My Network Plus Worker - Bognor Regis - £12,749 to £14,729 per annum (depending on experience)


The My Network +/ My Network service is a key project within the Aldingbourne Trust providing information, advice, guidance and support to people with learning disabilities and their carers. The My Network +  & My Network Worker will effectively and efficiently provide this service to people who access No 73 and also people in the community e.g. their own homes.
 
The purpose of the role is to promote independence and empowerment in the people with support. Our support is varied and includes support to maintain tenancies, organising benefits, manage finances and help to make and attend appointments with health professionals. We also provide opportunities for the people we support to socialise by running social clubs and thereby reducing social isolation.
 
The My Network + / My Network service is based at No 73 but the My Network +/ My Network Worker will be expected to see people in the community as well. My Network + / My Network Worker will work with a caseload of people we support and work closely with other agencies to promote independence amongst people with learning disabilities.
 
The contractual hours for this post are 24.5 hours per week
(to include alternative Thursday evening and Saturday working)

Closing Date: 5.00 pm on Friday 4 May 2018

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Hospitality Services, Lead - Bognor Regis - £18,776 to £22,101 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)


This position is based at the Trust's Durban House Café (DHC) in Bognor Regis and is part of the Aldingbourne Country Centre's Hospitality Service. The Lead in Hospitality Services will have responsibility in planning and leading the front of house, cooking and conference team providing high quality services to employees and sub-contractors of WSCC's Durban House facility and to carry out the following duties:

  • Ensure high standards of customer service across all opening times.
  • Liaise with the Hospitality Services Manager to identify and monitor costs to ensure agreed financial objectives are met
  • Ensure supplies, equipment and work areas conform to required standards and guidelines to maintain 5* Food Standards rating
  • Provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities to gain skills developing their independence and leading towards employment


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Customer services experience with evidence of successful service development through quality improvements.
  • Qualification / ability to cook within a commercial kitchen: NVQ Level 2 in Catering or equivalent qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience.
  • A sound working knowledge of Health & Safety and Food Preparation legislation (including HACCP, Food Standards) and the ability to maintain a healthy and safe working environment.
  • An ability to manage yourself and others in terms of your time, admin, planning, personal organisation and practical arrangements.
  • A commitment to the principles of people with learning disabilities having human rights, dignity, respect, equality and an emphasis on positive outcomes for people. An understanding of how to develop arrangements that safeguard and protect people from abuse.
  • Own transport is essential due to the locations of the sites.


The contractual hours for this post are 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (working 5 from 7 days)

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Support Workers Direct - Bognor Regis - Negotiable



We are recruiting to our specialist internal team Support Workers Direct (SWD).

The Aldingbourne Trust supports people in a variety of setting such as day opportunities, supported living, outreach and community based support. We are proud that having SWD means we have a team of staff that can work in each of these settings with a range of people, ensuring the quality of support is not compromised. 
The nature of the work means that one day you may be supporting someone on our farm, the next supporting someone at home, and the next supporting someone to go on holiday. Or you may regularly support one team, really getting to know people. SWD offers it all!

As an employee of Aldingbourne Trust you will be expected to work to the same standards as peers, and you will be trained in all aspects of social care, so previous experience isn't necessary what we want is your life experience and your willingness to provide Gr8 Support! http://www.paradigm-uk.org/gr8-support-movement

The role is flexible and you can determine how many hours each week you work and where you work.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Julie Williams on 01243 837866.


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Catering Assistant - Bognor Regis - £9,373 to £11,373 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)



This position is based at the Trust's Durban House Café (DHC) in Bognor Regis and is part of the Aldingbourne Country Centre's Hospitality Service.

We are looking for someone with catering experience to join our small team at DHC providing hospitality services to employees and sub-contractors of WSCC's Durban House facility and to carry out the following duties:

  • To serve and assist customers in the cafe ensuring an excellent standard of  customer service is maintained.
  • To operate the tills effectively and account for daily takings.
  • To ensure customers are greeted politely and with a warm welcome.
  • Provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities to gain skills developing their independence and leading towards employment

The ideal candidate will have:
           

  • Relevant experience in a Catering Environment.
  • Food Hygiene Qualification, being familiar with food safety standards
  • Good communication and listening skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide excellent customer care.
  • Good team working skills.
  • Ability to maintain a safe working environment
  • A commitment to the principles of people with learning disabilities having human rights, dignity, respect, equality and an emphasis on positive outcomes for people. An understanding of how to develop arrangements that safeguard and protect people from abuse.
  • Own transport is essential due to the locations of the sites.

The contractual hours for this post are 25 hours per week, Monday to Friday (10 am - 3 pm) with occasional weekends required for cover.



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Catering Assistant - Bognor Regis - £13,628 to £16,521 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)


This position is based at the Trust's Aldingbourne Country Centre Café (ACC) in Chichester and is part of the Aldingbourne Country Centre's Hospitality Service.
We are looking for someone with catering experience to join our team at ACC providing hospitality services to visitors, clients and employees at the facility and to carry out the following duties:
 

  • To serve and assist customers in the cafe ensuring an excellent standard of customer service is maintained.
  • To operate the tills effectively and account for daily takings.
  • To ensure customers are greeted politely and with a warm welcome.
  • Provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities to gain skills developing their independence and leading towards employment


 
The ideal candidate will have:
           

  • Relevant experience in a Catering Environment.
  • Food Hygiene Qualification, being familiar with food safety standards
  • Good communication and listening skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide excellent customer care.
  • Good team working skills.
  • Ability to maintain a safe working environment
  • A commitment to the principles of people with learning disabilities having human rights, dignity, respect, equality and an emphasis on positive outcomes for people. An understanding of how to develop arrangements that safeguard and protect people from abuse.
  • Own transport is essential due to the locations of the sites.


The contractual hours for this post are 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday, 5 days in 7 rota - 8.30 - 4.30 or 9.00 - 5.00.



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Lead, Furniture Restoration - Bognor Regis - £19,152 to £22,544 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)
Furniture Restoration is a key enterprise at the Country Centre, providing opportunities to work upon a wide range of furniture, including antiques and unusual items.  In this 'hands on' role you will be running the Country Centre's furniture workshop, working on customer pieces for repair and restoration on a commercial basis; donated or purchased items for later sale in our showroom; and customer furniture commissions. 
 
You will be running the workshop and furniture enterprise to provide training, support and appropriate learning environments for people with learning disabilities who attend the Country Centre.  Items are restored or repaired in an appropriate and sensitive way, meeting customer requirements, and the income generated is an essential part of making the Centre and the Trust both successful and sustainable.  Work within the enterprise is varied and there are opportunities to develop complementary activities.  The Trust recognises the valued contribution made by our volunteers and the role requires working closely with our volunteers and supporters.
 
The contractual hours for this post are 37.5 hours per week (working 5 days in 7)


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Support - Music and Media Creative Enterprises - Fontwell - £15,940 to £19,152 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)


An exciting new opportunity to support adults with learning disabilities in Music and Media Creative Enterprises. Enabling the people we support to take an active and meaningful role in vocational training - expressing themselves, being creative and producing and promoting goods and services in Access Music and Digital Media.
 
Access Music enables people to develop music skills - creating, recording, performing, dj'ing and promoting and delivering events and entertainment. Digital Media provides training in social media, film, animation and photography and making physical products (mugs) from digital sources. The role will also occasionally involve working with our Earthworks Group that provides therapeutic art, craft, clay and Woodland Forest Schools based activities.
 
The support will promote people's rights, choice, independence and social inclusion within these creative enterprises. Liaising with other staff to provide an accessible, relaxed yet stimulating environment which encourages the people we support to try new experiences and acquire new skills, abilities and confidence. By engaging in the arts we believe that our clients will be given the tools to express themselves and develop new ideas, achievements and goals, promoting a positive impact on their daily life, ambitions and self esteem.
 
The contractual hours for this post are 37.5 hours per week working 5 days in  7, generally Monday to Friday 8.30-4.30 with occasional evenings, weekends and public holidays.

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Employment Consultant - WorkAid - Worthing - £20,234 to £23,652 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)



WorkAid is a key project within the Aldingbourne Trust providing a range of opportunities to support people to progress towards and into voluntary & paid employment.  WorkAid also provides a range of related services, including vocational training, accredited courses, support with job profiling, job search, skills matching, interview skills, work tasters, work experience and development of 'soft' skills. 
Employment Consultants work to support independence and progression into employment, working closely with employers, other agencies and services such as Social Services, schools and colleges, day centres, Job Centre Plus, families etc. 

Employment Consultants work with a caseload of clients and will have agreed individual targets.  Caseloads and targets may be drawn from across all WorkAid contracts and clients, and may include work preparation, voluntary and paid employment responsibilities. All aspects and stages of supporting clients to find employment may be included within your working responsibilities. 
  
The contractual hours for this post are 37.5 hours per week

The service is predominately based within West Sussex and your place of work would be flexible, working in offices at Burgess Hill, Worthing, Bognor, Chichester areas.
 
Closing Date - 5.00 pm on Monday 30 April

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Administration Assistant - Fontwell - £7,976 to £8,705 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)


WorkAid is a key project within the Aldingbourne Trust providing a range of opportunities to support people to progress towards and into voluntary & paid employment.  WorkAid also provides a range of related services, including vocational training, accredited courses, support with job profiling, job search, skills matching, interview skills, work tasters, work experience and development of 'soft' skills.
 
The Administration Assistant role requires flexibility to support the WorkAid Senior Administrator to provide administrative and other support to the WorkAid team and a point of contact for customers and those interested in our services.  The Administration Assistant will assist in maintaining accurate and timely reports, including data entry, correspondence and general office / administration tasks.  Based primarily at the Aldingbourne Country Centre, the post holder may be required to attend other offices around the County.  At times, assistance with other activities such as training will be required. 
  
The contractual hours for this post are 18 hours per week
(3 days per week - days to be agreed)

Closing Date - 5.00 pm on Monday 30 April

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Relief Support Worker - Portsmouth - £8.09 to £9.15 per hour (salary dependent on skills and experience)
The aim of this service is to provide a safe, supportive & welcoming home where young people who have a learning disability can develop their self esteem, confidence, resilience and life skills for adulthood. The Senior Support Workers are responsible for working with the Team Leader to manage and develop the Young People's Service, enabling its tenants to safely live the lives they choose, while developing their own independence.
 
Although the service is not registered with the Care Quality Commission as personal care is not currently provided, this is subject to review. You are therefore expected to help the Young People's Service meet the requirements of the Care Standards Act and Regulations, ensuring the services meet the standards set out by the Care Quality Commission and other legal requirements including Portsmouth's Safeguarding policies. To do this you will manage and work as a team with staff, tenants, care and other agencies to ensure that the emotional, medical and material needs of tenants are recognised, assessed and met and to enable each tenant to achieve their full potential.
 
Salary will depend on skills and experience and will be in the range of:
£8.09 - £9.15 per hour

Sleep-in payments are paid in addition to salaries
 

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