Can you help a growing charity strengthen how it works?
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’.
Treasurer and Trustee
Following the resignation of the current treasurer due to changing professional responsibilities People Matters is seeking a new trustee who has financial expertise. Could this be you?
All our trustees hold a voluntary role and are responsible for taking messages from and translating these into leading the strategic direction of the organisation and monitoring the performance of the management team. The board meets approx every 6 weeks and other post holders include a mix of with relevant expertise and people with lived experience of disability. This post holder will both provide board level financial expertise and contribute across all aspects of decision making. As a the organisation wishes to secure commercial expertise to support its growth.
More information can be found on our volunteering page
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 disabilities/disadvantages to increase their skills, be more independent and valuedof their local communities. The organisation is registered and some referrals are for people with more complex needs.
Opportunities in these roles are salaried around 20 hours per week with significant overtime also frequently available. At 20hrs pw the salary is £9360 pa (FTE £18,720) with an hourly rate of £9 ph.
To apply please send a CV (with a covering letter if you wish) alongside a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to firstname.lastname@example.org . A covering letter (max 2 sides of A4) can be really helpful to us and can make you stand out. It means that you can tell us more about how you meet the person specification (see the job description above). It gives you the chance to tell us about relevant examples in your work or volunteering experience.
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. If you can offer language skills such as either Punjabi or Urdu these are welcomed.
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.