Organisation Overview

For everyone living with complex disabilities. For everyone who is deafblind. Sense is here to help people communicate and experience the world. We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

We recruit a variety of roles including Health and Social care, Education, IT, Finance, Retail, HR, Recruitment, Engagement, Marketing, Communications, Sports, Fundraising to name a few......

 



 

Key Information

Enquiry Email:
recruitment@sense.org.uk
Website:
www.sense.org.uk
Company Size:
1000 to 5000
Location:
Nationwide
Our company and its culture:
InclusiveCreativeChallenging

Our Mission and Values

Our mission is to remove barriers to communication so that everyone has the opportunity to live their life to the full.

Our values
Everything we do is underpinned by five core values. These values shape the way we work as we pursue our vision of a world where no one, no matter how complex their disabilities is isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

We include
We are determined to provide a place where everyone belongs. Where difference is valued and no one is left out. We take time to understand each other, however we may communicate. And we involve each other, especially in the things that affect us directly.

We collaborate
We bring people together and make connections. Because though we may all connect differently, we are all connected. And by sharing, learning, working and contributing together, we can achieve so much more.

We find a way
We think creatively, seeing potential and possibility. Always finding a way, however long it takes.

We challenge
We think risk is a part of life to embrace and work with, not avoid. We constantly challenge ourselves and the status quo, working hard to make the world a place for everyone. When things go wrong, we're honest, we learn, we do better.

We celebrate
All achievements are worth celebrating. Those moments and milestones - the ordinary and extraordinary - that give meaning and purpose to life. We notice them and celebrate. Inspiring us to keep going.

 

 

Our ‘I’ statements  

I will listen to others

I will understand and respond 

I will respect others

I will be honest and open

I will participate and contribute

I will take informed risk

I will find things to celebrate

No decision about me, without me 

 

 

Key Information

Enquiry Email:
recruitment@sense.org.uk
Website:
www.sense.org.uk
Company Size:
1000 to 5000
Location:
Nationwide
Our company and its culture:
InclusiveCreativeChallenging

Careers and Development

From the moment you join Sense, you will be part of an incredible group of people providing pioneering, high quality services to help people to communicate and experience the world. Together, we want to create a world where no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, is isolated, left out or unable to fulfil their potential.

You'll play a vital role in this life-changing work to support children, families and adults. And you'll have the opportunity to form special connections and relationships, work in a supportive and flexible environment, and be a part of our highly skilled and motivated team.

Career Opportunities within Sense

We have a diverse range of career opportunities within Sense. We have residential and supported living services, Sense College and Sense Centres

There are also office opportunities and roles within our retail outlets which drive awareness and raise funds so we can continue to innovate and deliver our support.

At Sense, we will invest in your learning and development so that you can make a real difference to the lives of people living with complex disabilities. Sense is a charity for people with energy and empathy, who are caring and creative, patient and proactive.  

It can be challenging work. It's more than a job; it's incredibly enjoyable, rewarding and fulfilling. You will grow as a person and, hopefully, build great relationships with the people you support.

In return for your hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to our values, you'll receive high quality support and some of the best training available to develop you as a person, a colleague and a leader.

Picture of a group of people enjoying a walk with their support workers
 

Key Information

Enquiry Email:
recruitment@sense.org.uk
Website:
www.sense.org.uk
Company Size:
1000 to 5000
Location:
Nationwide
Our company and its culture:
InclusiveCreativeChallenging

Benefits

Working for Sense, you'll enjoy a fantastic range of opportunities and employee benefits.

Learning and development

Sense has an exceptional induction programme for all employees, which includes face-to-face learning and eLearning on a wide range of topics.  Following your induction, you can take advantage of additional learning and development opportunities. Find out more about our approach to personal development.

Getting involved

You'll have lots of opportunities to get involved with Sense across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, whether it's volunteering (including on our amazing Sense Holidays or Sense Arts, Sport and Wellbeing programmes) or taking part in one of our fundraising activities or events. 

Recognition and thanks

We celebrate the daily achievements of every person who works with us, including through our annual Sense Awards.

Generous annual leave and the opportunity to buy more

On joining Sense you're entitled to 24 days annual leave plus your usual bank holidays. This rises to 26 days after five years' service and 28 days after ten years. We also offer a scheme to buy and sell annual leave up to a maximum of four days.

Pension scheme
We offer a contributory pension scheme where Sense will match your contributions from 1% to 5%, an auto-enrolment pension, free financial advice on pension options and you can use our free 'pension monster' retirement planning tool to help inform your decisions around pensions.

Salary sacrifice schemes
We offer childcare vouchers, the ability to salary sacrifice your pension contributions and a cycle scheme to purchase bikes and equipment.

Health and wellbeing support
As well as an occupational sick pay scheme, we offer access to personal health support, both internally and through our occupational health provider website, HEALTHMATTERS.

Flexible working arrangements and family-friendly policies
Many of our roles are offered on a part-time basis and, where possible, we also offer flexible working arrangements.

Discount schemes

Young blind man in a wheelchair having fun with a support workerWe offer discounts on mobile phone and tablets with EE, and a 10% employee discount in Sense shops. 

Assistance programme

Sense's employee assistance programme is available to all of our team members 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. This includes counselling support, health advice, personal legal advice and financial information. 

Referral scheme
A member of staff can receive up to £200 for referring a friend or family member to come and work for Sense.

We listen to you
We always listen to what our employees think about working at Sense. We do this through our Staff Forum, which meets with the CEO four times a year, and through our employee opinion surveys.

Key Information

Enquiry Email:
recruitment@sense.org.uk
Website:
www.sense.org.uk
Company Size:
1000 to 5000
Location:
Nationwide
Our company and its culture:
InclusiveCreativeChallenging

Equality and diversity

Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone's contribution is valued and we ensure they are given the opportunity to realise their potential.

We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for a job vacancy.

Our Equality and Diversity Group takes forward our equality and diversity agenda and ensures it's part of our day to day activities across Sense.

We also support our aspiring leaders to attend the BAME Moving Up Programme for black, Asian, minority ethnic people who are potential managers.

Key Information

Enquiry Email:
recruitment@sense.org.uk
Website:
www.sense.org.uk
Company Size:
1000 to 5000
Location:
Nationwide
Our company and its culture:
InclusiveCreativeChallenging

Sense Jobs

Community Support Worker - Manchester
Disability, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Social Care
£10.01 per hour
Sense are looking for a passionate and motivated person to join our professional team as a Community Support Worker (Communicator Guide) in Manchester. This is a Part time role working 15.5 hours per week in a community setting.
Closes 19/11/2020 View Details
Community Support Worker - Liverpool
Disability, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Older People, Social Care
£10.01 per hour
Sense has a great opportunity for caring, sociable and dedicated individual to join our team as a Community Support Worker in Liverpool. There are two positions available working 12 and 11 hours hours per week.
Closes 30/11/2020 View Details
Childrens Community Support Worker - Sandwell
Children & Young People, Community Development & Social Enterprise, Equality & Diversity, Health, Medicine & Well Being
£9.00 per hour
Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?
Closes 30/11/2020 View Details
Female Support Worker - Waking Nights - Kings Heath
Community Development & Social Enterprise, Equality & Diversity, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Social Care
£9.50 per hour
Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?
Closes 22/11/2020 View Details
Social Care Team Leader - Fixed Term - Trowbridge
Community Development & Social Enterprise, Equality & Diversity, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Social Care
£9.75 per hour
Could you make the difference to someone’s life? Do you share our values?
Closes 16/11/2020 View Details
Support Worker - Waking Nights - West Bromwich
Community Development & Social Enterprise, Equality & Diversity, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Social Care
£9.50 per hour
Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?
Closes 11/11/2020 View Details
Female Support Worker - Days - West Bromwich
Community Development & Social Enterprise, Equality & Diversity, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Social Care
£9.00 per hour
Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world?
Closes 11/11/2020 View Details
Community Support Worker - Communicator Guide - Beckenham, London
Community Development & Social Enterprise, Equality & Diversity, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Social Care
£10.25 per hour
Do you have the drive and values to make a real impact on someone’s life?
Closes 11/11/2020 View Details
Community Support Worker - Bridgend
Disability, Social Care
£9.08 per hour
Sense are looking for a passionate and motivated person to join our professional team as a Community Support Worker (Communicator Guide) in Bridgend. This is a casual role working up to 3 hours per week in a community setting.
Closes 29/11/2020 View Details
Female Support Worker - Days - Kings Heath
Community Development & Social Enterprise, Equality & Diversity, Health, Medicine & Well Being, Social Care
£9.00 per hour
Could you help some amazing people to communicate, express themselves and connect with the world? Sense is currently recruiting Support Workers to join our service in Kings Heath, attracting a salary of £9.00 per hour, 37.5 hours per week.
Closes 22/11/2020 View Details
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