Workshop Assistant (Bank)

Location: Newnham on Severn

Salary: £8.50 p/h

Application Deadline: 11/09/2019

About the role

These roles are offered on a bank basis and based in the workshops on our two locations based in Newnham-on-Severn.

Oaklands Park and the Grange Village (Gloucestershire Communities) provide accommodation, support and day services for adults with learning disabilities in a rural community setting.  The day opportunities across the two locations include the weavery, crafts, pottery, woodwork, bakery, social farm and therapeutic garden. These areas provide meaningful activity and learning opportunities for adults with learning disabilities and other support needs.  We would particularly welcome applications from people with an interest working on the farm and/or garden.

About us

Camphill Village Trust is an award-winning national charity supporting people with learning and other disabilities. We provide housing, care, support and day opportunities to people with learning and other difficulties.  We support people to be safe, healthy, happy and to be active citizens living a life of opportunity.

The Camphill Village Trust provides a home within a supportive community environment for people of all abilities.  Whether in a household with others or more independently we accept and appreciate each other for who we are and encourage each other to give our best.

Our Gloucestershire communities are based in beautiful semi-rural locations in Newnham-on-Severn, Gloucestershire.  We provide support for around 100 people.

What we provide

  • We provide a full induction and free training.
  • Our hourly rate of pay is £8.50.  Additional hours may be available at times.
  • We offer great benefits, which include 33 days holiday, increasing to 35 after completion of 2 years service, an opportunity to ‘cash in’ 1 week’s leave a year and an employee assistance scheme that is also available to your immediate family.  Free on-site parking is available.

What we need from you

Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and/or volunteers within the charitable sector would be an advantage, together with basic computer skills, experience and knowledge of the workshop area; pottery, woodwork, bakery, weaving, sewing, crafts, gardening or farming.

What is important to us is that you share our values, have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.  You will be good at both listening to and talking with people.  You will have a positive and patient approach to supporting people with daily activities and enjoy helping people learn and explore new things.  You will have a flexible approach and like to work both as part of a team, as well as on your own.

Next Steps 

If this job sounds like the right one for you, click Apply and complete the short online application form.  We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

We’ll respond to your application within three working days.  We will not wait until the closing date to arrange interviews, so if we have filled the vacancies before the advertised closing date, we will close the advert early.

Successful applicants for these roles will require an Enhanced DBS check.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults.  We will undertake checks of successful candidates before starting work, which will include an Enhanced DBS check.  For more details please see our webpage on the recruitment process.


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Workshop Assistant (Bank)