Staffing Vacancies

 Support Worker

The Orchard Trust promotes independence and choice to people that require support in order to live a fulfilling life. Our values and ethos are based on the empowerment of vulnerable individuals to be able to enjoy life through a flexible personalised support that is tailored to the individual's' choice.

We provide daily support within our homes for people with learning and/or physical disabilities. We welcome experience, but this is not essential as a full training package is provided, that includes The Care Certificate, along with the opportunity to progress to HSC Diploma 2 & 3 should you wish to progress your career.

We are currently looking for enthusiastic and reliable people to support residents at our homes in Lydbrook and Ruardean.  Part time and full time positions are available.  Your role will be varied and will include supporting people to access the community for social outings, shopping, swimming, special events etc, and also in house activities. You will also support people to health related appointments; provide personal care and much much more.

Along with a basic salary from £7.52ph you may also be entitled to a waking night enhancement of £29, and £11.50 for working a bank holiday depending on hours worked, you will also receive the equivalent of the minimum wage per hour for sleep in duties. We offer a Cashback Healthcare Scheme, Life Assurance and a workplace pension. 

Support Worker Job Description 

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Supported Living Worker

Are you looking for a rewarding role!  Come and use the experience that you have gained in life.

We are looking for people to support tenants within our supported living home in Lydney, to learn new skills and gain experience.

You will need to be a driver and some shifts may include lone working.

The positions are:

19 hours per week plus sleeps

16 hours per week maternity cover plus sleeps.

Experience is not essential as extensive training is provided.  As long as you have a positive attitude and want to improve the lives of those with a learning disability, we will support you with your career with us.

Our hourly rate of pay starts £7.63ph, along with other benefits which include:-

  • Salary banding (increases with e.g. experience; qualifications, etc)
  • Pension
  • Cash Back Health Care
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Long Service Awards
  • No age restrictions on Living wage payment.  We believe our younger staff deserve the same rate of pay as any other staff.

If you are interested in the above then we would love to hear from you.

Supported Living Worker Job Description

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Bank Support Worker(s) - required at all services.  £7.52 per hour, in addition you will receive a payment of 91p per hour (equivalent to 12.07% of your hourly rate) as payment for holiday under the Working Time Regulations 1998.

Night Bank Support Worker - required at Sevenoaks in Coleford.  £7.52 per hour, in addition you will receive a payment of 91p per hour (equivalent to 12.07% of your hourly rate) as payment for holiday under the Working Time Regulations 1998.

Bank Support Worker Job Description

Application Form


Apprenticeship Support Worker - Please click here for more information about joining our team as an apprentice

Apprenticeship Support Worker Job Description

Application Form

For more information or an application pack please contact 01594 861137 or click on the links below

Equal Opportunities form

Introduction to the Trust