Location: Cornford Lane, Pembury, TN2 4QU

Hours of Work: Full-Time or Part-Time
Days or Nights available – part-time or full-time availability

Salary: £10.42 per hour

plus £62 per night for sleep-in shifts (where applicable)

Good public transport routes – close to train and bus stations / We also provide a staff transport service

Empowerment. Inclusivity. Integrity.


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!

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

About the Role:

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.

Cornford Lane is an Idyllic site in rural Pembury, home to adults of all ages with autism spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and other complex support needs. We are currently looking for passionate people to join our dedicate support teams at one of our 8 residential homes on site!

Our homes are full of energy and we work hard to empower those we support to learn new skills to help them live life independently. This means that every day we are busy doing many fun activities at home, elsewhere on site and out in the community. These might include:

  • Baking and cooking
  • Doing puzzles at home
  • Attending arts and crafts or sports sessions at our day opportunities centre
  • Gardening or tending to our animals with the horticulture team
  • Going swimming or horse riding out in the community
  • Or any other activities that those we support are interested in.

Whatever your personal interest or passion may be, you will be able to bring this to your role at Aspens, using this to create meaningful connections with those you support and ensuring that every day is fun for the both of you!

The role of a Support Worker can range from team based or lone working care roles. As a support worker the day-to-day tasks that you will be required to complete can include:

• Supporting service users with administration of medication

• Supporting with personal care needs and nutritional needs

• To support with making and attending medical appointments, ensuring accurate comprehensive records are kept.

• Supporting food shopping and individual’s personal shopping needs

• Supporting with laundry duties and cooking and cleaning

• Supporting with finances and other administrative tasks

• Supporting with moving and handling requirements and using hoists

• Supporting with social activities and accessing community-based services including those required to promote health and wellbeing.

• Offering emotional support to service users and acting as a positive role model enabling the service user to lead a fulfilling positive lifestyle.

• Writing daily notes and completing relevant forms such as accident/incident forms

• Completing daily observation sheets, ensuring a smooth flow of information to facilitate good communication within the staffing team, as well as professionals who require viewing of these.

• Fully implementing policies and procedures of the organisation and that all recording systems are completed accurately on a regular basis. To sign to say that all policies and procedures have been read.

• Working under the supervision of the line manager to enable the implementation of individual service user’s care plans.

• Working under the supervision of a line manager, to prepare individual assessments on service users, liaising with family members (as appropriate), care managers and other relevant professionals.

• Keeping service users safe and reporting any changes or health concerns

• Attending training, participating in supervision sessions with nominated manager and attending staff meetings as required by your line manager.

About You:
We are looking for friendly, hard-working people with a fun spirit and a good sense of humour to join our team of support staff.

How to Apply:

If you are friendly, dedicated and passionate about supporting others we would LOVE to speak to you! Please contact us direct at [email protected].

Apply by Application Form

Aspens Charities Application Form

Online application form

Any offer would be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks, 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 an equal opportunities employer.

Aspens is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children, young people and adults. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, and satisfactory references. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order (1975, 2013,2020). Our safeguarding policies can be found on our website.