Job Vacancies

alan_jess1Chair of the board of trustees

After dedicated service the People Matters Chair of Trustees is stepping down and the trustees are seeking to replace this post holder externally. An experienced professional is sought for this voluntary role. It provides both an opportunity to give back to the local community through providing governance leadership and strategic support as well as being a useful professional development opportunity.

As a partner and trusted adviser to the chief executive officer (CEO) and other trustees, the Board Chair will provide leadership and be committed to the People Matters mission of ‘creating opportunities for local people with disabilities to be more independent and enjoy life in the same ways, and in the same places, as anybody else’.

The organisation has recently become CQC registered and is developing a new social enterprise to promote employment for some of the most disadvantaged people in the city.

For further information please see the Chair role description or telephone our CEO Tina Turnbull on 0113 2346896 for an informal conversation. Applications are invited via the submission of a CV and supporting letter.

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

Support Worker Vacancy

People Matters are recruiting!

We are looking for support workers for our 1:1 community support service. We want people with an enthusiasm and commitment to supporting people with learning disabilities, autism and other disabilities to increase their independent living skills and be valued members of their local communities.

Opportunities are available for staff to work up to 0.5 FTE part time hours or variable hours. The salary is up to £ 8330 pa and/or £8.01 ph, under review (the Leeds Living Wage). Overtime is also available for salaried staff.

For further information on support worker roles please see the Job Description support worker May 2017 and then complete a  support-workers-application-form-May 17

The closing date for applications is 9.30 am Thursday 10th August 2017. Interviews will be held the following week. Please send  completed applications to . Late applications or CVs will not be accepted.

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.

Readverstised Company Financial Officer  up to £12,000 pa 24 hours per week. (pro rata £20,000 pa)

People Matters are recruiting a part time Company Financial Officer to join our team. (This role could suit either someone wishing to move from full time to part time work or wishing to gradually build your responsibility across corporate services as we continue to grow).

In this role you will maintain all our financial systems here at our office in Holbeck.  You will be responsible for all aspects of producing management accounts, running payroll and control of cash/banking. We need you to be level 3 AAT qualified as a minimum and skilled in the use of both Sage and Microsoft Office, especially Excel as you will be the only on site finance specialist.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities, experience within the third sector and/or education/social care organisations.

More information is available on the job-description-company-financial-officer To apply please complete an application-form . Any completed applications should be emailed to by the closing date of  Fri 14th July 2017 at 9.30am. CVs are not accepted.

We follow safer recruitment processes so for example all prospective employees will be required to complete an application form, undergo a DBS check and offer references prior to commencing employment.

employer_small-1  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.