Location: Cornford Lane, Pembury, Kent, TN2 4QU

Hours of Work: Full-Time 40 hours per week

Salary: £10.42 (plus £62 per night sleep-in rate)
Good public transport routes – close to train and bus stations / We also provide a staff transport service

We currently have no offers of Sponsorships left for this year.

Empowerment. Inclusivity. Integrity

What you can expect from us:

  • Fantastic paid training and career progression opportunities (including recognised qualifications in health and social care)
  • PAID DBS (we will recover the cost should your employment terminate for any reason, other than redundancy, before passing your probation)
  • Flexible work arrangements with opportunities to take on additional bank shifts too
  • 30 Days Annual Leave (including Bank Holidays) / Pro rata dependent on hours. Annual leave entitlement increases with length of service
  • Nest Pension and Death in Service Benefit
  • Dedicated Employee Assistance Programme and Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Access to the Blue Light Card (providing discounts on the high street and online) as well as 20% discounts in our own stores and Cafés.

    Aspens High Street Stores - 20% discount on all items for Aspens’ staff stores: Bexhill, Crowborough, Hampden Park, Paddock Wood, Seaford

    Aspens Bluebell Cafe, Pembury - 20% discount on adults' main menu items and staff meal deal for a subsidized £3.50 (sandwich/soup/sausage roll with crisps or chocolate bar and a soft drink)

  • Refer a Friend scheme, so you can earn up to £250 for every person you refer to work for Aspens
  • Recognition schemes, including ‘Employee of the Month

We know it's not always easy to get to work without a car, and with increasing fuel prices we want to help our staff get to us in an easy and cost-effective way.
We are very pleased to now offer a free shuttle bus service for our staff coming to the Cornford Lane site!

  • Wetherspoon’s/Tonbridge Castle
  • Tonbridge Station Bus Stop
  • Brick Works Pub High brooms
  • Southborough Library Bus Stop
  • Tunbridge Wells Station rear Entrance
  • Tesco Pembury exit layby

We recognise that good support workers come from all walks of life.
Whether you have years of care experience or no experience at all, if you are a caring person, passionate about empowering others and ready to learn new skills we think you could be a great fit at Aspens!

About the Role:

I am a 48 year old gentleman that is living with Down syndrome and Dementia. I currently live in a residential home with 8 other gentlemen. I am still a very active man and i would like this to continue. I enjoy going to the pub for lunch and a beer, i enjoy party's, going to the coast, football I am a Westham and Liverpool supporter and i would love to continue to go to football matches. I have a very good sense of humour so it is good if you have a sense of humour too. I like indoor activities too such as playing board games, doing puzzles, drawing, dot to dots. I like most things and would love someone to support me that has similar interests.

I require support with all aspects of my daily living such as personal care, preparing food and drink, going out and about, making and attending medical appointments.

At Aspens, we have over 100 years of experience in supporting people with learning disabilities and on the autism spectrum as well as children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities or complex needs. We are here to provide practical and emotional support at all levels of independence, in everyday environments and in the community so that each member of our extended family is empowered to live the way they choose. In fact, our most powerful advances come from the people we support, because they tell us how it should be.

About you

Are you able to drive?

Are you a gentleman? I only like gentlemen to support me as i do not like women to support me with personal care.

Are you proactive, passionate, motivated and empathetic?

About the job role

You will be my 1-1 support worker. some of the daily tasks that you will be completing are

Supporting me with,

Administration of medication

Personal care

Nutritional needs



Days out

Supporting me with any medical appointments.

Aspens will provide you will full training and support in your job role.

How to Apply:
If you believe you can support the Gentleman please

Simply click ‘Apply now’ and one of our team will be in touch to discuss the role.

Any offer is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check, which we will complete on your behalf if you don't already have one, and satisfactory employment references. We will consider job share and part time arrangements for all posts in line with the needs of the Charity.

Aspens Charities are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Aspens is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

How to Apply:

If you are friendly, dedicated and passionate about supporting others we would LOVE to speak to you!

Apply by Application Form Apply via CV

Aspens Charities Application Form

Online application form

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Post your CV to:
Recruitment Team, Cornford Lane, Pembury, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 4QU