Job Vacancies

Can you help a growing charity strengthen how it works?

People Matters is developing all the time. If you interested in joining us to deliver a service aiming for the highest reputation see our vacancies which are advertised on this page.

See below for current opportunities.

Art-Creative Tutor Vacancy

We are looking for an experienced teacher of adults with learning disabilities using art as the context for learning. People Matters offers these courses every year and we are looking for someone to take either one or both days with the view of continuing to teach these courses in the next academic year too.

Tuesday – Creative Story-telling: 10.30am – 2.00pm (2x6 week courses)

Starts: Tuesday 16th April 2019       Ends: Tuesday 21st May 2019

Starts: Tuesday 4th June 2019         Ends: Tuesday 9th July 2019

This course is for adults 25+ with learning disabilities. Using the best approach for the learner which could include art, writing, film and photography, students will explore, create and express a story.

Wednesday – Art and Craft: 10:30am – 3.00pm

Starts: Wednesday 17th April 2019    Ends: Wednesday 3rd July 2019

This course is for adults 25+ with learning disabilities. From watercolours to clay modelling this course is all about working with our learners to create a range of projects such as paintings, 3D sculptures and collage.

The tutor rate is £19.24 per hour plus holiday and sick pay.

For further information on this role please contact Laura Joyce on 0113 234 6896 / 07565205397 for an informal discussion. The Tutor job description gives information on the duties of the role and person specification. To apply please complete the Application form Feb 19 The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 22nd  February 2019 at 9.30am. Completed applications should be sent to info@peoplemattersleeds.co.uk . CVs are not be accepted.

We are always keen to hear from experienced people with the potential to be exceptional. We are a growing organisation with a strong value base and a focus on outcomes and person centredness. We offer support for training and progression into other roles and welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those with disabilities.

People Matters uses safer recruitment processes. All staff are required to complete a DBS check and work according to our safeguarding policies.

 

Job Coach Vacancy

Are you currently a support worker, learning support or teaching assistant and would you like a change of career? .

Train as a qualified job coach working with young people and adults who are disadvantaged, or may have a learning disability.  People Matters is developing its job coaching team.  We have 20 hours of in-class job coaching per week available from March 2019 with more hours from September 2019. These hours can be for 1 person or split between more than 1 person.

The rate of pay is £10.25 per hour.

For further information on this role please see the job description and then complete a  Application form Feb 19  The closing date for this recruitment round is Friday 8th February 2019 at 9.30am with interviews due to be held on Wed 13th February 2019.  Please send completed applications to info@peoplemattersleeds.co.uk . CVs are not be accepted.

We are always keen to hear from experienced people with the potential to be exceptional. We are a growing organisation with a strong value base and a focus on outcomes and person centredness. As an organisation we offer support for un accredited and accredited training. As a job coach the training we offer is ‘Training in Systematic Instruction’.  This is a 4-day course which we will fully fund.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those with disabilities. If you can offer language skills such as either Punjabi or Urdu these are also welcomed.

People Matters uses safer recruitment processes. All staff are required to complete a DBS check and work according to our safeguarding policies.

 Volunteer Coordinator Vacancy

Do you believe in the power of volunteering in making a difference in the lives of people who are disadvantaged?

Following an internal promotion People Matters is seeking an enterprising, flexible and lively new Volunteer Coordinator.  This role is for 14 hours per week and is a permanent post subject to funding. The salary is £8299 pa (FTE £23,712) with an hourly rate of £11.40 ph. Additional hours working across the organisation such as 121 support work and/or leading/assisting in group work may also be available for the right candidate.

For further information on the volunteer coordinator role please see JD Volunteer Coordinator final and to apply complete the volunteer coordinator-application-form-jan-19 The closing date for this recruitment is Friday 15th February 2019 at 9.30am. Please send completed applications to info@peoplemattersleeds.co.uk . CVs are not be accepted.

We are always keen to hear from experienced people with the potential to be exceptional. We are a growing organisation with a strong value base and a focus on outcomes and person centredness. We offer support for training and progression into other roles and welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those with disabilities. If you can offer language skills such as either Punjabi or Urdu these are also welcomed.

People Matters uses safer recruitment processes. All staff are required to complete a DBS check and work according to our safeguarding policies.

 

Support Work Vacancies

People Matters are recruiting!

Could you bring enthusiasm and join our individual support service and group activities? We want people with a commitment to supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and other disabilities/disadvantages to increase their skills, be more independent and valued members of their local communities. The organisation is CQC registered and is now starting to receive some referrals for people with more complex needs.

Opportunities are currently available on a part time basis. These roles are typically around 20 hours per week upwards with overtime also frequently available. At 20hrs pw the salary is £9100 pa (FTE £18,200) with an hourly rate of £8.75 ph.

For further information on these roles please see the Job Description Support Worker May 2017 and then complete a  Support worker application form may 2017  The closing date for this recruitment round is Friday 15th February 2019 at 9.30am with interviews due to be held the following week.  Please send completed applications to info@peoplemattersleeds.co.uk . CVs are not be accepted.

We are always keen to hear from support workers with the potential to be exceptional. We are a growing organisation with a strong value base and a focus on outcomes and person centredness. We offer support for accredited training from health and social care to progression into other roles and welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those with disabilities. If you can offer language skills such as either Punjabi or Urdu these are also welcomed.

People Matters uses safer recruitment processes. All staff are required to complete a DBS check and work according to our safeguarding policies.

 

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News

We have now transferred our DWP Two Ticks accreditation to being a level 2 Disability Confident Employer. Busy working out how to achieve the level 3 Disability Confident Leader as soon as we can.

two ticksDWP Two ticks scheme and employment

Here at People Matters we know that people with learning disabilities often want to work. Only about 7% have jobs but research says 65% want to. We have recently been awarded the DWP Two Ticks award. This means that anyone with a disability who meets the criteria will be interviewed when they apply for a job. (As well as other commitments we have made under the scheme). Here is a DWP Disability employment Adviser awarding us the Two ticks Award.

DWP 2 ticks

Robert, one of our volunteer directors has talked to us about his experiences and feelings about employment too.

People Matters (West Yorkshire) is a charitable incorporated organisation reg no: 1170724.

We are registered with CQC ID 1- 3997439113.

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