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Support Workers – full (or part-time at 30 hours a week) – Gowlands Rochford

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Gowlands in Rochford is Hamelin Trust’s short break service for adults with learning and complex disabilities

Set in five spacious acres, the site (which is also home to our Hydrotherapy Pool and horticultural project, Roots and Shoots) provides a relaxed yet stimulating environment for our service users.

We require an full (or part time at 30 hours a week) support worker to join our amazing team providing high quality care and support to our guests at Gowlands.

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with individuals with learning disabilities but we also welcome and provide full free training and support to those new to the sector.  A caring nature and a commitment to enable those with disabilities reach their full potential is essential.

Working hours will be a mixture of early and late 7.5 hour shifts (between 7am and 10.00pm) and include alternate weekend working.  Rotas are published about a month in advance where possible to allow staff to plan for their free time!

A full driving licence would be an advantage – but not essential.

As part of the Hamelin Trust team, you will receive

  • £9.20 per hour plus 25% enhancements for weekend and Bank Holiday working (equating to £11.50 per hour)
  • Free DBS check
  • Free induction training – including the Care Certificate and on-going training
  • Access to our Employee Assistance program
  • Free onsite parking

Please feel free to call the HR team on 01277 653889 (option 3) if you have any questions.

COVID 19 Vaccinations – In compliance with recent amendments to the Health and Social Care Act 2008, we can only consider applicants who will be double vaccinated by 11 November 2021 (unless medically exempt) for this role.  Proof of vaccinations will be required.

Hamelin Trust has a duty to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of its service users and is committed to doing so. Hamelin Trust expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure & other safeguarding clearance.

The vacancy may be withdrawn if we recruit a suitable applicant prior to the closing date.

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How do I apply?

Please follow the APPLY NOW link to complete your application online.  Alternatively contact the HR department on 01277 653889 or email

What’s it like working for Hamelin Trust?

Hamelin Trust is a progressive and forward thinking organisation with good old fashion values of care and support.

We offer our service users safe and stimulating environments and we require dedicated and flexible staff to help us maintain a person-centrered, tailored approach to those we support.

In return we offer competitive pay including weekend, bank holiday and night enhancements (for direct care), free induction and on-going training including Diploma studies and a warm welcome to all new staff!

Hamelin Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the interests of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to a completed DBS check, satisfactory to the organisation, plus the completion all other required pre-employment checks.