The Thomas More Project in Bristol

The Thomas More Project

33 Fallodon Way
Henleaze
Bristol
BS9 4HX

Job vacancies

Want to change lives? Are you energetic? Do you have sense of humour and a positive  ‘glass half-full’ attitude? Do you want to work for an organisation which cares about its’ staff?

Why work for us?  Find out what we offer our employees.

Current roles:

  • Senior Administrator (full time) - Closing date 27th September 2020
  • Volunteer Drivers
  • Part Time Support Worker ( 22.5 or 30 hrs)
  • Full time Supprt Worker 37.5 hrs or more
  • Bank Support Worker ( various hours)
  • Bank Waking Night      ( various hours)

Senior Administrator:  Closing Date: 27th September 2020    Interviews week commencing 5/10/20

Are you motivated, organized and detail focused? Are you an outstanding problem-solver able to use your initiative? Are you a ‘people person’ Do you want a varied role?

Hours: 37.5 hrs. / Week plus unpaid breaks
Pay: c£24,000 per annum depending on qualification and experience.
Contract: Temp to perm. Initial 6 month contract.
Directly Responsible for: None currently, but could include maintenance person in the future.
Service location: Henleaze, Bristol or at other locations as may be required. Some home working may be required.

To apply: Job Description, Person Specification and Application Form available below, send your application form to enquiries@thomas-more.org.uk. For an informal chat about the role please contact us to arrange a telephone conversation. This will not be a part of the selection procedure.

Role Summary
The Thomas More Project support adults with learning disabilities living in our care home and supported living service.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you will provide comprehensive and efficient administrative support, enabling our support team to focus on providing outstanding support to people with learning disabilities. This role will suit a very organised, hard-working ‘can do’ individual. A person who enjoys independently prioritising and delivering a varied workload, finding solutions to a range of problems and maintain confidentiality. The successful candidate will cope well with interruptions, be comfortable with change, have good interpersonal skills and be responsive and supportive to colleagues. With an eye for detail, and good IT skills, the post-holder will ensure we remain compliant with obligations, be transparent on process, and highlight concerns appearing in the distance.

Key areas of the role include leading the HR administration, logging and organizing repairs, replacements and maintenance, liaising with partner organisations and contractors, ensuring we remain compliant with legal obligations, supporting the CEO and Registered Manager in a range of tasks, taking minutes in meetings, managing our facebook page, and much more.

You will work from the office in our care home. In these COVID times you will be expected to follow procedures and wear a face mask as required, including when working in a shared office space.

You will
• have strong experience in administration, with excellent organisation skills and attention to detail (HR admin experience desirable).
• take responsibility for your work, be accountable and transparent with your manager
• be passionate about your high standards, maintain confidentiality
• be an effective team player; have excellent communication and intepersonal skills. Liaise effectively with colleagues and external stakeholders.
• have a high level of literacy and numeracy skills, and competence in microsoft applications
• proactively balance a varied and demanding workload and have a willingness and ability to develop new ways of working where required.
• have a positive outlook and a sense of humour - a ‘glass half full rather than half empty’.

Please read the full job description and person specification and complete an application form to apply: http://thomas-more.org.uk/job-vacancies

What’s in it for you?
• 30 days annual leave including bank holidays increasing to 31 days after 1 year and 32 days after 2 years
• 10 days paid sickness leave, 8 days paid discretionary leave (rolling 12-month period)
• Option to buy or sell 1 day of annual leave per annum
• Contributory pension
• Free meal when working at our care home site
• Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development to widen your career prospects
• Plenty of free local street parking

We actively encourage applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic and LGBTQ backgrounds to apply for all our roles. No terminology in the advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief and we confirm that we will gladly accept all individuals’ applications. Please, no agencies.

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Full Time Support Worker/ Care Worker

Starting Salary £9.00- £9.27

Job Type: 2 x Full Time Available

Various hours up to: 37.5 hours or more

Summary

The Thomas More Project is a charitable organisation supporting people with learning difficulties. Support is provided by The Thomas More Project to three individuals living within a shared home and eleven adults with learning difficulties in a relaxed and friendly residential care home. Staff work across both services, but tend to focus on one service or the other. The balance of care/ support depends on the service and needs of the individual. We will be flexible for great candidates who wish to combine work with other commitments.

Great opportunity for an energetic, compassionate person to change the lives of adults with disabilities within an organisation that values its' employee's. You will be a hardworking team player and a good communicator.

You will have a positive outlook and a sense of humour - a ‘glass half full rather than half empty’. In this role you will help adults to maximise their independence in a friendly and pleasant working environment.

As part of a team, you will use your energy, experience and skills to provide outstanding care and support in welcoming, supportive, enabling, stimulating and safe environments.

 Summary Job Description & Responsibilities
• To provide high quality support and care, including personal care to people living in our care home, supporting them to live a fulfilling life as independently as possible in the community.
• To provide high quality support to individuals in their own home based on assessed need, person-centered plans, risk assessments and housing related support that meet the requirements of the tenants in our (Supported Living) accommodation.
• You will be required to be flexible and work at both locations from time to time the locations are a mile apart and commutable by car or foot.
• Completing of required paperwork on shift to ensure effective communication between shifts and staff members.
• Supporting residents with daily life skills, such as laundry, bed making, preparing meals and drinks in the kitchen.
• Carry out regular checks around the home at intervals determined by the Home Manager and with due regard for clients’ privacy.
• Answer emergency alarms, assess the situation, deal with the client seeking help
• Assist care users preparing for bed and waking in the morning as directed
• In the time available between attending to care users, undertake domestic duties primarily in the fields of laundry and ironing, food preparation or cleaning as directed
• Read and write reports in case notes and any other documentation instructed
• Carry out other reasonable duties as may be required
• Maintain a thorough handover at the start/end of each shift

Experience Required
• The individual ideally but not essential must have completed a Care Certificate or NVQ2
• The individual ideally but not essential must have a minimum of 12 months experience in the care sector
• The individual must be able to use their own initiative at all times and be a real team player with a can do attitude

Benefits
Excellent pay rates
• 30 days annual leave including bank holidays increasing to 31 days after 1 year and 32 days after 2 years (pro rata for part time staff)
• 10 days paid sickness leave, 8 days discretionary leave (rolling 12-month period) (pro rata for part time staff)
• Contributory pension
• Option to buy or sell one day of annual leave per year
• Free meals when working at our care home site.
• Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development to widen your career prospects
• Plenty of free local street parking

To apply:  Review the full job description and person specification, and send the completed application form to enquiries@thomas-more.org.uk or alternatively contact the office for one to be emailed 01179629899.

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Part Time Support Worker

Starting Salary £9.00- £9.27

Job Type: Part Time Available

Various hours up to: 22.5, 30 hours

Summary

The Thomas More Project is a charitable organisation supporting people with learning difficulties. Support is provided by The Thomas More Project to three individuals living within a shared home and eleven adults with learning difficulties in a relaxed and friendly residential care home. Staff work across both services, but tend to focus on one service or the other. The balance of care/ support depends on the service and needs of the individual. We will be flexible for great candidates who wish to combine work with other commitments.

Great opportunity for an energetic, compassionate person to change the lives of adults with disabilities within an organisation that values its' employee's. You will be a hardworking team player and a good communicator.

You will have a positive outlook and a sense of humour - a ‘glass half full rather than half empty’. In this role you will help adults to maximise their independence in a friendly and pleasant working environment.

As part of a team, you will use your energy, experience and skills to provide outstanding care and support in welcoming, supportive, enabling, stimulating and safe environments.

Summary  of Job Description & Responsibilities
• To provide high quality support and care, including personal care to people living in our care home, supporting them to live a fulfilling life as independently as possible in the community.
• To provide high quality support to individuals in their own home based on assessed need, person-centered plans, risk assessments and housing related support that meet the requirements of the tenants in our (Supported Living) accommodation.
• You will be required to be flexible and work at both locations from time to time the locations are a mile apart and commutable by car or foot.
• Completing of required paperwork on shift to ensure effective communication between shifts and staff members.
• Supporting residents with daily life skills, such as laundry, bed making, preparing meals and drinks in the kitchen.
• Carry out regular checks around the home at intervals determined by the Home Manager and with due regard for clients’ privacy.
• Answer emergency alarms, assess the situation, deal with the client seeking help
• Assist care users preparing for bed and waking in the morning as directed
• In the time available between attending to care users, undertake domestic duties primarily in the fields of laundry and ironing, food preparation or cleaning as directed
• Read and write reports in case notes and any other documentation instructed
• Carry out other reasonable duties as may be required
• Maintain a thorough handover at the start/end of each shift

Experience Required
• The individual ideally but not essential must have completed a Care Certificate or NVQ2
• The individual ideally but not essential must have a minimum of 12 months experience in the care sector
• The individual must be able to use their own initiative at all times and be a real team player with a can do attitude

Benefits
Excellent pay rates
• 30 days annual leave including bank holidays increasing to 31 days after 1 year and 32 days after 2 years (pro rata for part time staff)
• 10 days paid sickness leave, 8 days discretionary leave (rolling 12-month period) (pro rata for part time staff)
• Contributory pension
• Option to buy or sell one day of annual leave per year
• Free meals when working at our care home site.
• Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development to widen your career prospects
• Plenty of free local street parking

To apply:  Review the full job description and person specification, and send the completed application form to enquiries@thomas-more.org.uk or alternatively contact the office for one to be emailed 01179629899.

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Bank Support Worker

Starting Salary £9.54

Job Type: Bank

Various hours up to: Various hours

Summary

The Thomas More Project is a charitable organisation supporting people with learning difficulties. Support is provided by The Thomas More Project to three individuals living within a shared home and eleven adults with learning difficulties in a relaxed and friendly residential care home. Staff work across both services, but tend to focus on one service or the other. The balance of care/ support depends on the service and needs of the individual. We will be flexible for great candidates who wish to combine work with other commitments.

Great opportunity for an energetic, compassionate person to change the lives of adults with disabilities within an organisation that values its' employee's. You will be a hardworking team player and a good communicator.

You will have a positive outlook and a sense of humour - a ‘glass half full rather than half empty’. In this role you will help adults to maximise their independence in a friendly and pleasant working environment.

As part of a team, you will use your energy, experience and skills to provide outstanding care and support in welcoming, supportive, enabling, stimulating and safe environments.

 Summary of  Job Description & Responsibilities
• To provide high quality support and care, including personal care to people living in our care home, supporting them to live a fulfilling life as independently as possible in the community.
• To provide high quality support to individuals in their own home based on assessed need, person-centered plans, risk assessments and housing related support that meet the requirements of the tenants in our (Supported Living) accommodation.
• You will be required to be flexible and work at both locations from time to time the locations are a mile apart and commutable by car or foot.
• Completing of required paperwork on shift to ensure effective communication between shifts and staff members.
• Supporting residents with daily life skills, such as laundry, bed making, preparing meals and drinks in the kitchen.
• Carry out regular checks around the home at intervals determined by the Home Manager and with due regard for clients’ privacy.
• Answer emergency alarms, assess the situation, deal with the client seeking help
• Assist care users preparing for bed and waking in the morning as directed
• In the time available between attending to care users, undertake domestic duties primarily in the fields of laundry and ironing, food preparation or cleaning as directed
• Read and write reports in case notes and any other documentation instructed
• Carry out other reasonable duties as may be required
• Maintain a thorough handover at the start/end of each shift

Experience Required
• The individual ideally but not essential must have completed a Care Certificate or NVQ2
• The individual ideally but not essential must have a minimum of 12 months experience in the care sector
• The individual must be able to use their own initiative at all times and be a real team player with a can do attitude

Benefits
Excellent pay rates
• 30 days annual leave including bank holidays increasing to 31 days after 1 year and 32 days after 2 years (pro rata for part time staff)
• 10 days paid sickness leave, 8 days discretionary leave (rolling 12-month period) (pro rata for part time staff)
• Contributory pension
• Option to buy or sell one day of annual leave per year
• Free meals when working at our care home site.
• Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development to widen your career prospects
• Plenty of free local street parking

To apply:  Review the full job description and person specification, and send the completed application form to enquires@thomas-more.org.uk or alternatively contact the office for one to be emailed 01179629899.

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Bank Support Worker - Waking Night

Starting Salary £9.90

Job Type: Bank

Various hours up to: Various hours

Summary

Waking night support worker/ care worker ( Various hrs available)

The Thomas More Project is a charitable organisation supporting people with learning difficulties. Support is provided by The Thomas More Project to three individuals living within a shared home and eleven adults with learning difficulties in a relaxed and friendly residential care home. Staff work across both services, but tend to focus on one service or the other. The balance of care/ support depends on the service and needs of the individual.

Responsibilities

• Carry out regular checks around the home at intervals determined by the Home Manager and with due regard for clients’ privacy.
• Answer emergency alarms, assess the situation, deal with the client seeking help
• Assist care users preparing for bed and waking in the morning as directed
• In the time available between attending to care users, undertake domestic duties primarily in the fields of laundry and ironing, food preparation or cleaning as directed
• Read and write reports in case notes and any other documentation instructed
• Carry out other reasonable duties as may be required
• Maintain a thorough handover at the start/end of each shift

Experience Required

Ideally it would be great if you have the below experience but we understand that people wish to change direction in life, we are an equal opportunities employer so all are welcome to apply:

• The individual must ideally have completed a Care Certificate or NVQ2
• The individual must have ideally a minimum of 12 months experience in the care sector
• The individual must be able to use their own initiative at all times and be a real team player with a can do attitude
• We are looking for someone that is a glass half full rather than half empty attitude, thinks quickly on their feet and isn't afraid to ask questions.

Benefits

• 30 days annual leave including bank holidays increasing to 31 days after 1 year and 32 days after 2 years (pro rata for part time staff)
• 10 days paid sickness leave, 8 days discretionary leave (rolling 12-month period) (pro rata for part time staff)
• Contributory pension
• Option to buy or sell one day of annual leave per year
• Free meals when working at our care home site.
• Excellent pay rates
• Comprehensive induction, on-going training and development to widen your career prospects
• Plenty of free local street parking

Salary

£9.90 to £10.00

To apply:  Review the full job description and person specification, and send the completed application form to enquiries@thomas-more.org.uk or alternatively contact the office for one to be emailed 01179629899.

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Volunteer Drivers Role Description 

Please see the specifics of the volunteer role:

As the COVID 19 lock down eases, public transport becomes busier. Our support workers work with adults with learning disabilities who are vulnerable to COVID19. We are working hard to reduce the risk of infection and are concerned that staff may become infected through reliance on busy public transport.

This role would involve picking up staff from their homes and dropping them at work (Henleaze primarily, or on occasion in Bishopston) or vice versa at the end of a shift.

When staff need to be driven will be variable as their shift patterns vary and not all staff need to be driven. However, they can be planned in advance as we know the rota and are gathering info on which staff need to be driven.

The most likely time- frames would be roughly as follows.

Approx 6.30am for staff starting a 7 am shift start, and then a drop off starting at 7.15 for night staff ending their shift.
Approx 2.00pm for staff starting a 2.30 shift start, and then from 2.30- 3 for staff finishing the previous shift 3
Approx 9.30pm for staff starting the night shift at 10.15pm, and then then 10.30-11 pm for those finishing the previous shift.

Obviously exact start and finish times depend on the locations.

We wouldn’t expect one person to be able to do all, and would base this on your availability.

Vehicles

- They can drive their own vehicle if they have business insurance (some insurers will add this on for free but you will need to contact your insurer and show us the certificate)
- They can drive either our minibus or Fiat Doblo car

What we need from a volunteer

- Full driving license which covers the vehicle they will be driving
- Have a DBS (to protect staff really) – we can arrange this.
- Good time keeping and reliable – we need to ensure our staff can be confident they will be picked up to get to work on time.

Pay
You will not receive any remuneration for the volunteer work undertaken.

Support and supervision
We are committed to support and supervision. Each volunteer has a named volunteer supervisor. Your supervisor will:
• Will meet with you at regular intervals (initially a weekly conversation, adjusted more or less as needed) to offer support and supervision in relation to your volunteering. Frequency depends on role and extent of volunteering. Given COVID 19 this may well be over the telephone or via web conferencing.
• We will notify you of any relevant volunteer group meetings for volunteers to get together for group support and supervision.

Timekeeping
All volunteers are required to have a responsible attitude towards timekeeping. You will be expected to be ready to start work at the commencement of your agreed volunteer placement. Persistent lateness will render you liable to not being offered volunteer work.

Job Types: Temporary, Volunteer

Salary: £0.00 /hour

Should you have any more questions please feel free to email enquiries@thomas-more.org.uk or call Claire on 07736 452064.

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