Support Worker

Location East Sussex
Discipline: Social Care
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: Starting on £20,202 per annum
Contact email:
Job ref: 001902
Published: 11 days ago

Chailey Heritage Foundation is seeking to recruit some great new Support Workers to work within a dedicated team responsible for providing personalised support to children and young adults, with a range of shifts and hours to fit in with your lifestyle!

Apply via C.V today!

What are we looking for?

  • A basic sense of the care and support needs people with physical disabilities may have, and respecting them as individuals.
  • A commitment to providing the best quality support we can, to the children and young people within our care.
  • Showing dignity and respect to the young people and staff you will be working with.

Why join us?

  • Competitive rates of pay starting at £20,202 (£10.50ph) rising to £23,299 (£12.11ph) based on a 37 hour contract
  • Up to 7.5% employers contribution to pension
  • Generous holiday entitlement starting at 23 days rising to 28 days with length of service
  • Free DBS & update check
  • Free access to Employee Assistance Programme which includes financial advice and a variety of perks (discount vouchers etc)
  • Gym Pass
  • Free on-site parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Support & Guidance - You will be guided and supported by a team of dedicated trained staff
  • Career Development - we pay the £2000 cost for the relevant NVQ qualifications required to fulfil the role after you’ve passed your probation.
  • Split shift allowance of 10%
  • Free meals when working on the bungalows
  • Excellent Working Hours that provide flexibility - we will work with you to find hours that fit around your life, as our Residential Bungalows have different requirements. For example you can work 7am-10am five days per week, getting the young children ready for school.

We are extremely pleased to announce that we are now offering a ‘Golden Hello’ of £600 for newly appointed employees for roles that involve working directly with the young people at school, in our residential bungalows or in the community. The £600 will be paid in three payments over twelve months, provided the eligibility criteria is met.

  • 1st payment £200 – in first payroll after joining
  • 2nd payment £200 – after 6 months on satisfactory completion of probation
  • 3rd payment £200 – after 12 months employment 

All payments are subject to satisfactory performance.  And all subject to PAYE.


Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and young adults. Employment will be subject to the receipt of two satisfactory professional references, an enhanced DBS certificate and occupational health clearance. It is an offence to apply for any job in regulated activity with children and vulnerable adults if you are barred from doing so.

We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different experiences, skills, and stories to join our staff team and influence and develop our working practice. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and will invite for interview all candidates who meet the role criteria. Chailey Heritage Foundation are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation. 

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