Job Vacancies

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 members 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 professionals 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 social enterprise the organisation wishes to secure commercial expertise to support its growth.

More information can be found on our volunteering page

Groups Co-ordinator

Join People Matters to develop inclusive communities and increase the independence of young people and adults with learning disabilities, autism and other hidden disabilities.

Our My Teens and Twenties Matter provides opportunities for young people and adults to increase their independence through social and skills development groups. The Groups Coordinator will lead on the day to day delivery of the project. They will;

Promote the participation of members in social and skills development groups that are currently delivered online.

Provide support to group delivery staff

Ensure high quality project delivery and reporting via monitoring/use of organisational systems

You will have experience of

Working with people with learning and/or other disabilities or other disadvantage

Using person centred approaches to promote, plan and implement choice and enable outcomes

Project coordination or management ideally within a service industry/third sector

This role is a minimum of 28 hours per week. Days are flexible but must include Tuesdays. The salary is £21,166.60pa.  FTE This post is fixed term until the end of March 21, an extension may be possible if further funding is secured.

People Matters is a charity based in Holbeck, Leeds. We work with young people and adults with learning disabilities, autism and other hidden disabilities to create opportunities to increase independence and to live their lives in the same ways and same places as everyone else. We provide a varied range of services including 121 outreach support, adult learning, social group activities and an employment training programme. We also have a micro social enterprise called Nourishing People selling a small range of healthier snacks through honesty boxes and more recently online.

To apply

Please review the job description then submit a current CV and a personal statement of no more than one side outlining why you are just who we are looking for. Send to . Application deadline Wednesday 4th November 2020 5pm. Interviews to be held w/c 9th November 2020. Interviews may be held in person or by Zoom. Please only apply for this role if you are available for an immediate start

We 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 disabilities/disadvantages to increase their skills, be more independent and valued members of their local communities. The organisation is CQC 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.

For further information on what it is like to work for us see our Employment Information Pack. For information on these roles please see the Job Description support worker Nov 2019

To apply please send a CV (with a covering letter if you wish) alongside a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to . 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.


DWP Two ticks scheme atwo ticksnd 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 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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