Independent Living Support Worker

Location: Brislington Independence Training Facility (BS4) or Ashley Down Independence Facility (BS7) Salary: £18,433 - £19,045 (38-weeks based on 37 hours) Closing Date: 12th June 2023

Role: Independent Living Support Worker

Salary: £18,433 – £19,045 (38-weeks based on 37 hours)

Additional 8.5 hours (paid sleep ins) every 2 weeks at the real living wage

Contract: Permanent Term Time Only

Location: Brislington Independence Training Facility (BS4) or Ashley Down Independence Facility (BS7)


Recruitment Open Day: If you would like to find out more about this role before applying or to find out about all of the other available opportunities across our Independence Training Facilities, please come along to our Recruitment Open Day from 11am – 6pm on Friday 26th May 2023 at our Brislington Independence Training Facility, 40 School Road, BS4 4NN. Please register your attendance here: Jobs Fair – Brislington Independence Training Facility Tickets, Fri 26 May 2023 at 11:00 | Eventbrite.


About the role:


This is an exciting opportunity to join our independence training team as an Independent living support worker.

Our Independence Training Facilities train students with learning difficulties and disabilities who are attending College study programmes to live independent lives. 


You will be bringing your residential experience to this role, working closely with the Colleges teaching and Additional Learning Support teams.


As an Independent Living Support Worker, you will work as part of a team to promote a positive experience and support students to work towards the “Preparing for Adulthood” outcomes;


  • Employability
  • Independent Living
  • Health
  • Community Inclusion


We have a number of vacancies available. Full information on these vacancies can be found on the attached Vacancy Information Document.


You will have the opportunity to carry out sleep-ins (22:00 – 06:30) which are paid in addition to your salary at the Real Living Wage. You will be automatically be enrolled into the centres sleep-in rota (1 sleep-in per fortnight) and the spare sleep-in rotation. You can choose to opt out at any time by speaking to the Independence Training Facility Manager.

There’s never been a better time to join the fantastic team here at City of Bristol College, with recent investment in our already outstanding teaching facilities the College has a great deal on offer for both staff and students.


You will be a confident communicator with the ability to build and maintain excelling working relationships with colleagues, students and stakeholders both internally and externally.


What we offer:

  • A generous holiday entitlement of 26 holiday days (plus bank holidays and 10 closure days) 
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme with employer contributions of 16.1 % 
  • Up to 30% off courses with the University of the West of England
  • Great discounts on hair and beauty treatments offered on site
  • Family-friendly policies including flexible working, compassionate leave, maternity, paternity and adoption leave, parental leave and job share
  • Excellent facilities including study centres, City Salon, multi-faith prayer rooms, bike storage, City Restaurant (situated at College Green and at SBSA), refectories
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A variety of online shopping discounts and offers and cash health plan
  • Plus, a supportive package to ensure continuous professional development.

About us:


At City of Bristol College, we have one goal: to help our students succeed. We offer the widest range of academic and vocational qualifications in the area, with more than 1,000 courses available from entry to degree level.  We provide education and training to approximately 12,000 students each year.


The College is made up of five centres across Bristol and each centre offers excellent, well-equipped, purpose-built facilities. In addition, we have a wide range of community partners allowing us to offer courses in venues across the city. More information about the College can be found on our website. 


We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed.  We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.


We are also committed to becoming a Trauma informed setting. We recognise that some of our students have experienced adversity and Trauma and that for some, these experiences may be an ongoing part of everyday life. With this awareness a Trauma Informed approach is embedded in how we work in all departments across the college and this is enhanced by regular staff training and support.


City of Bristol College is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. All new employees to the College are required to complete and obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure. A copy of our Safeguarding Policy can be found on the College website


Please see our Job Description, Person Specification, Conditions of Service and Applicant information for more information.  


Closing date: Monday 12th June 2023

Interview date: Tuesday 20th June 2023

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