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.

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 appointments 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.

See below for current opportunities.

Deputy Director; Education and Community (0.5FTE) £27,261 pro rata

People Matters is seeking a part time Deputy Director; Education and Community to join our team.

You will develop and deliver a programme of classes and activities that meets the needs of members who have a learning or other disability/disadvantage and will be based from our Holbeck Office in Leeds. This role is responsible for leading service delivery and developing and line managing a team of employees. You will ensure that all activities and classes are delivered to high quality standards, overseeing the design and delivery of an offer that is appealing and meets the needs of our members. You will also be responsible for ensuring that contract reporting meets funders expectations.

As Deputy Director; Education and Community, you will be a qualified and experienced teacher, ideally with experience in FE/Adult Learning and/or those with special educational needs. You will also have a sound knowledge of best practice and quality standards expected for the successful delivery of learning opportunities to ESFA and OFSTED standards.

More details can be found in the attached job description Deputy Director Education and Community Nov 19 . We welcome applications via CVs with covering letters demonstrating how you meet the job description and person specification requirements (max 2 sides A4) which should be emailed to by the closing date of 1st December 2019 at 23.59. (NB Please note the newly extended closing date). This post is fixed term until 31st Aug 2020 with the option to extend dependent upon funding.

People Matters encourages applications from all sections of the community, particularly those with disabilities. We use safer recruitment practices and the appointed post holder will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

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

The closing date for this recruitment round is Friday 6th December 2019 at 9.30am.  Please send a CV (with a covering letter if you wish) to . A covering letter (max 2 sides of A4) can be 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 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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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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