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People Matters is developing all the time. If you want to know what it is like to work here find out more in our Employment Information Pack. We welcome applications from people with disabilities and we are both a Disability Confident Leader organisation and a Mindful Employer. As part of induction all new employees complete an occupational health questionnaire so we are best able to offer appropriate support.
Easy read, braille and audio versions of application forms, job descriptions and person specifications are available on request. If you are interested in joining our team, see vacancies advertised below.
NB If you wish to apply for support work vacancies please scroll down below to the correct advert titled ‘Support work vacancies’.
Equal opportunities monitoring form and criminal record statement – Confidential
People Matters is a disability organisation, holding Disability Confident Leader status, is a Mindful Employer and an equal opportunity employer. The aim of our policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We encourage applications from diverse people to better reflect the members we support.
To ensure that this policy is fully and fairly implemented and monitored, and for no other reason, would you please provide the following information and return it with your CV. It will be separated from your CV prior to shortlisting.
NB All new staff at People Matters are asked to complete an occupational health questionnaire prior to induction so we can better make any reasonable adjustments including support from Access for Work.
Under the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders legislation, this post is subject to a Criminal Records Disclosure (DBS check). Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure.
People Matters will not automatically regard a criminal record as a bar to employment within its organisation. Any conviction which an applicant holds will be assessed and considered in relation to the post applied for. Please document below if you have any spent or unspent convictions, the convicted offence, and dates. If none, please state that.
Job Coach Vacancy (bank work with potential of part-time hours)
The role of the Job coach is to help people enhance their strengths and improve their job skills. The role is working with and coaching people who have learning disabilities, autism or other hidden disabilities who need support to develop employability skills. members may also need assistance to function in a workplace while they settle into their role.
This vacancy is bank work and will be required as and when work is available. The role will be based in and around Leeds. Job Coach rate is £11.28 p/h.
To apply please send a CV (with a covering letter if you wish) alongside a completed Equal Ops and Convictions form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please get in touch if you have any questions.
We are always keen to hear from people with the potential to be fantastic. 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 and/or from ethnic minorities. 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
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 hidden disabilities to increase their skills, become more independent, and live their lives the way they want.
Opportunities in these roles are salaried around 20 hours per week. This is flexible, and we are open to discussion (significant overtime also frequently available). At 20 hours per week, the salary is £11,440 per annum (FTE based on 39 hours is £22,308), with an hourly rate of £11.00 per hour.
To apply please send a CV (with a covering letter if you wish) alongside a completed Equal Ops and Convictions form to email@example.com. Please get in touch if you have any questions
We are always keen to hear from support workers with the potential to be fantastic. 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 and/or from ethnic minorities. People Matters uses safer recruitment processes. All staff are required to complete a DBS check and work according to our safeguarding policies.
After transferring our DWP Two Ticks accreditation to being a level 2 Disability Confident Employer we spent time in 2019 working on developing ourselves. During the summer we were successful in gaining the level 3 Disability Confident Leader award. This means you can be confident that we recruit and support people with disabilities on our staff team. We also support other employers with the recruitment, support and retention of staff with disabilities. See more on our employers page.
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 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.
Robert, one of our volunteer directors has talked to us about his experiences and feelings about employment too.