Looking for a career change, a job where you can make a real difference to someone’s life, returning to the workplace, or at the start of your career?
Then working for Minstead Trust could be a perfect match for you!
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join us with working within our friendly and dedicated Housing Related and Community Support Services around Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole

Support Worker

Support Worker (Part-time) – Part-time up to 30 hours per week

Shift patterns: Shifts between Monday to Sunday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Flexible shifts, 365 days a year (Incl. weekends and bank holiday’s on a rota basis)

Salary – £11.50 per hour rising to £12.50 per hour

Minstead Trust is a values-driven charity focused on supporting adults with learning disabilities across Dorset and Hampshire. As a Trust we put the People we Support at the heart of everything we do. We support them to achieve greater independence and live happier and healthier lives. This can be done through support to live in their own homes, learning new skills at day opportunities or receiving work training to move towards employment.

We celebrate people by working to provide excellent support to those with wide-ranging care needs. Without our incredible team of staff and volunteers, we simply wouldn’t be where we are today!

The Role:

  • To support individuals to meet their goals and outcomes in health, wellbeing, and independence
  • Assist individuals with their needs where required, whilst maintaining accurate records
  • To work as part of a team as well as lone working within the community as needed
  • Work with allocated individuals as their keyworker
  • Interact and communicate with the people you support in a way that promotes dignity and respect
  • Support individuals with everyday tasks as required.

What are we looking for?

  • Motivated, honest, and approachable individuals who are great at building and nurturing relationships
  • Experience of providing high levels of care and support to those with learning disabilities in a social care setting or within the community
  • Aspirations to develop skills at support worker level and beyond!
  • Flexibility to work shifts, 365 days a year including weekends and bank holidays.

What Benefits can we offer you?

  • 33 Days’ Holiday (Pro Rata)
  • Refer-a-Friend scheme worth £750!
  • A Celebration Day’s Leave for Your Birthday
  • Death in Service Insurance
  • Company Pension
  • An easy access health and wellbeing Scheme, including Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health cashback plan to receive money back for dental, opticians, and other treatments
  • Cycle to Work
  • Blue Light Card Eligibility
  • Hanger Farm Membership
  • Training and career development


If you would like to apply for this role download the application form and return the completed form to careers@minsteadtrust.org.uk or fill out the Online Application Form

Please contact the HR Department on 02380 812297 if you have any questions. 

Our Vision at Minstead Trust is to live in a society where people with learning disabilities enjoy fulfilling lives of their own choosing.

As a trust, our mission is to support people with learning disabilities to fully develop their individual potential by providing opportunities, enhancing life skills, ensuring informed choice, and influencing society.

  • We appreciate each person. Everyone is different – we respect and celebrate this
  • We’re always learning. We all have something to offer and more to learn
  • We’re always improving. Striving to give our best and to have more impact
  • We push for change. We will challenge society to be fully inclusive
  • We find joy in everyday life. We have the freedom to be ourselves and enjoy what we do.

Other important information:

  • Due to the location of the role a UK Driving licence with access to a motorised vehicle is essential
  • This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure, which the cost incurred will be paid by Minstead Trust
  • We welcome applications from everyone with the Right to Work in the UK and value diversity within our workforce
  • As part of our commitment to making reasonable adjustments, we can offer support to complete your application. Please contact the HR Team on 023 80 817 143

No terminology in the advert you have seen is intended to discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we will gladly accept applications from all sections of the community.

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