Support Workers - Nailsea and Yatton

Job Location
Supported Living (Support Work)
Position Type
Full & Part-time (Permanent)
£19,560 - £20,381 pa pro rata + benefits (dependent on qualifications & experience)
Hours P/W
Full-time and part-time contracts: 13 to 30 hours per week


Join learning disability charity Brandon Trust as a support worker and discover a genuinely rewarding role with plenty of training, support, a competitive salary, benefits and opportunities to develop your career. You don’t necessarily need experience as we provide full training.


Coronavirus outbreak update: We want to reassure you that we are taking applications for this role and following up with candidates who have already applied. We understand that you may be concerned about the implications of the Coronavirus outbreak with regards to our recruitment process.


Brandon is committed to protecting our staff, candidates and people we support. We have taken measures to allow flexibility as you progress through the process to minimise the risk of infection. We will continue to monitor and adapt our current plans as more updates become available from the Government and Public Health England.


In Nailsea, south Bristol, we have various roles supporting people with learning disabilities and autism. We're currently recruiting for new roles supporting three young men as they go through an exciting time in their lives as they move into a new home.


We also have roles supporting five active gentlemen who share a home, jobs supporting two ladies and a gentleman who share a house and in another you could support three young ladies. They all lead busy lives which means a great, vibrant atmosphere and a supportive team to join. You’ll play a key role in ensuring people can achieve and exceed their goals in life.

About the role

You’ll support people in all aspects of daily living; from cooking to managing finances. Supporting people with their personal care and medication needs is also key. As a support worker you’ll also support people to do things in their community; from shopping, day trips and going out socialising, to doing sport and visiting day centres. Find out more about these aspects of the role through videos on our main website.


If you’re new to social care, we will support you gain the nationally recognised Care Certificate. If you have experience as a care assistant or care worker in a care home, you’ll discover we provide plenty of on-going training, support to achieve relevant qualifications and career progression. View our 'day in the life of a support worker' video:


About you

You’ll need good communication skills and a positive, patient approach. Respectful of people’s differences, you can build professional relationships and have a flexible approach. You can work 24/7 shifts including weekends and evenings / nights. A full driving licence is essential for some roles.


We provide a range of benefits.

All support workers work flexible shifts to provide a 24/7 service to the people we support.

Full-time support workers work 37.5 hours plus one sleep-in a week (pay for these sleep-ins is included in the annual salary figures shown above). We also have some services where sleep-ins are not required and you may work some waking nights. The salary for these roles is £16,953 - £17,774 pa.

All support workers have the option of working additional hours or sleep-ins in a range of services and are paid £50-£70 extra per sleep-in.


View the detailed Job Profile. 


Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.


We’ll respond to your application within 5 working days.


Brandon reserves the right to close this job when sufficient applications have been received.


We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.


For mor information call Louise Kerslake Perry on 07493866817


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