Isle of Wight Council

Saxonbury (a council run home for adults with learning disabilities)

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**VACANCY CLOSED** Day Support Workers x3 (Ref: 2023_560)

Saxonbury , Heathfield Road, Freshwater PO40 9FJ

Grade 4, £23,500 to £23,893 per annum pro-rata (actual salary of 21hrs: £13,337.84 to £13,560.89 / actual salary of 14hrs: £8,891.89 to £9,040.59)

Contact: Laura Kimani at 01983 755228 or via email:

Vacancy Reference: 2023_560

Closing Date: 22/02/2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 2x 21hrs and 1x 14hr per week

Allowances: Shift Allowance  


Are you looking ready to make a difference to the life of individuals needing care? This is your opportunity to join the incredible care team at The Saxonbury in Freshwater!


At Saxonbury you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who make FUN the focus every day, as you support one another to enable people to build their life skills and lead fulfilling, happy lives.

We need a positive, committed, and forward-thinking Support Workers to join this authority-run home in for adults with a learning disability and 'Behaviours that Challenge'.


You'll play a key role in delivering high-quality service to the individuals, with a person-centred approach actively supporting and maximising independence and life experience.


Duties will include personal care, dressing, washing, toileting etc. Our support workers are also kept busy each day with enriching activities and events designed to ensure that each day is the best it can be for the people living in our care. From picnics on the beach, parties in the dining room, sporting activities from golf to frisbee, cooking, gardening and so much more, there is always something fun happening at the Saxonbury and you can be a part of it.


You'll need to be a strong communicator with a clear commitment to excellence and an obvious passion for working in a caring environment. You will need to build a strong relationship with the individual you support, understanding their unique needs and pro-actively working to ensure the best quality of life.


It is important that our residents have access to a wide range of community activities, and we therefore welcome applications from people who can drive vehicles used by the residents in the home.


Shift patterns will be a variation of the below:





When you join us, you'll be well supported with structured supervision, training and plenty of development opportunities.


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Laura Kimani at 01983 755228 or via 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.

Please click here to view the Isle of Wight Council’s Care Close to Home Strategy.

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: **VACANCY CLOSED**