Isle of Wight Council

Westminster House (a council run respite centre for adults with learning disabilities)

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Job Summary
Casual Support Worker (Ref: 2023_266)

Westminster House, Westminster Lane, Newport

Grade 4, £12.18 per hour

Contact: Elizabeth Spinks - Registered Interim Manager at 01983 526310 or email .

Vacancy Reference: 2023_266

Allowances / Market Supplement: Shift Allowance

Contract Type: Casual

Hours: 0 per week (day, night, and weekend work available)


Are you looking for a positive, upbeat, and fun work environment? Are you great with people and would you enjoy encouraging and enabling individuals to lead happy and fulfilled lives?


Are you looking for flexible or additional hours that fit around your own schedule?


At Westminster House in Newport, we provide an active, friendly, and welcoming respite service for adults with learning disabilities and ‘behaviours that challenge’.  We ensure that those we care for can engage in an active, fulfilling lifestyle and we need a team of proactive and inspiring Casual Workers to support us in this goal.


As part of our team, you’ll enable and support with all kinds of activities encouraging service users to enjoy Island life, from trips to the park and taking part in community events to supporting with arts and crafts and activities on site.


We care for people with a wide range of complex care needs and diverse interests, so you’ll need to tailor your work to suit each person, ensuring everyone is happy and engaged in the activities and experiences that suit them best.


You’ll need to be great at emotionally connecting with a diverse range of people, because, as a respite service, we have ever-changing service users, all with different emotional and physical wellbeing needs. We also specialise in emergency short term care, supporting people during challenging emotional times in their lives.


When you work at Westminster House, you’ll see the results of your hard work and support, as people return to their homes feeling more capable and confident than when they arrived. It’s an extremely rewarding job, and a wonderful feeling to know you are making a positive difference to the lives of others.


As a Support Worker you’ll also help with regular personal care when needed, this can include toileting, dressing and feeding or administering medication (training provided) always supporting each individual to be as independent as possible. You’ll also help with on-site domestic duties such as cooking and cleaning as part of your role. Every day is filled with a variety of tasks and challenges, making this a dynamic and interesting work environment.


Weekends are our busiest times with more individuals using the service, so we have plenty of hours for those looking specifically for weekend working as well as availability for shifts during the week.


Contact us today to discover how you can fit in with our team as a Casual Support Worker at Westminster House! 


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Elizabeth Spinks Registered Interim Manager at 01983 526310 or email


PLEASE NOTE: Out of Hours Standby and Call Out

You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management.  Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.

When you join #TeamIWC you'll receive our staff benefits package, including:

-  Annual leave entitlement of 32 days p/a PLUS public holidays!

-  Local Government pension scheme

-  Discounted Solent ferry travel

-  Island bus network discount

-  Cycle to work scheme

-  Staff parking permit scheme

-  Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership

-  National and local discounts & benefits schemes


A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available to new employees specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a role with us. If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible get your travel costs reimbursed. Further details are available upon request.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour PolicyEmployee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council’s Terms & Conditions of employment are available upon request. Please contact our recruitment team via if you would like to receive a copy.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.

Closing Date: Rolling advert