Isle of Wight Council

Community Re-ablement & Outreach (a domiciliary care service for short term re-ablement in people’s own homes)

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Job Summary
Under-Graduate Support Workers (Ref: 2024_808)

County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD

Grade 4, £23,500 to £23,893 per annum pro-rata (actual salary, £19,054.05 to £19,372.70)

Contact: Yvonne Bell at or Victoria Hunter at or call on (01983) 823830.

Vacancy Reference: 2024_808

Closing Date: 30/06/2024

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 2 years until 30.06.2025, start date: 01.07.2024)

Hours: 30 per week

Allowances: Night Duty (+1/3) and Shift Allowance


After a successful first year, we at Adult Social Care & Housing Needs are continuing our Under-Graduate Scheme to employ L2 / L3 Health & Social Care students onto our two-year fixed term contract as Support Workers. During this time, you will be given some rich learning experiences in our Community Re-ablement team, working alongside our experienced community Support Workers who do with people and not for people, supporting them on their journey to regaining their independence.


Over the two-year contract you will be working on a rotation through the health and social care system on the Island. We will secure work placements in a variety of teams that you have a particular interest in. For example, residential care settings or rehabilitation settings where you will work with a wide range of people including adults with disabilities and older people who will need a wide range of support.


This will help you decide the area in the system you would most like to work.


We will ensure you have all your up-to-date mandatory training in place as well as regular support from a placement supervisor who will see you at least monthly to talk about your journey and what you need to make a real difference to the people we support. We will also offer you all the support you need with applications and interviews for permanent vacancies when you see the right job for you - wherever it is on our beautiful island.


If you like the sound of this and would like more details, please get in touch with us or complete the application in this advert.


Ideally, you will need to hold a UK driving license or intending to gain one, however, applications will be considered for people who cannot meet the travel requirements of the role.


We really look forward to hearing from you.


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Yvonne Bell at or Victoria Hunter at  or call on (01983) 823830.

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

For some vacancies (subject to criteria)

-  A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 may be available if you are specifically relocating to the Isle of Wight to take up a new role with us

-  If you choose to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may be eligible to have some travel costs reimbursed

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: 30 June 2024