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:

  • Care/Support Workers
  • Cook
  • Supported Living Support Worker
  • Activities Coordinator

Cook

Job Summary

Cook (20 hours per week)

£10.12 per hour, expected hours 10am – 2pm, Mon- Fri

Are you passionate about food? Are you excited about planning and preparing delicious, nutritious meals for people with learning disabilities? Do you want to work as part of a team that makes a real difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities?

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 (pro rata)
  • 10 days paid sickness leave, 8 days paid discretionary leave (rolling 12-month period) (Pro rata)
  • Contributory pension
  • Option to buy/sell 1 day of annual leave per year
  • Free meals when working at our care home site.
  • Induction, on-going training and development to widen your career prospects
  • Plenty of free local street parking
  • Elected staff council

This is a great opportunity for an energetic cook to provide nutritious, tasty and appealing food and offering choices to our residents, which meets their dietary requirements. You will be responsible for planning and purchasing food within budget. You will also be responsible for maintaining health and safety and environmental health standards. As an integrated part of the team, support workers will support residents to participate in cooking alongside you.

You will have a positive outlook and a sense of humour - a ‘glass half full rather than half empty’. You will be a hardworking team player and a good communicator, able to work calmly under pressure.  You will manage your time effectively in this busy role, and be proud of the catering you offer. You will be knowledgeable, competent and willing to engage in ongoing training and development. Ideally, you will have experience of working with people with learning disabilities and/or working in a care environment or other similar setting

There is some flexibility on exact hours and job shares can be considered.

Service location:  Henleaze, Bristol or at other locations as may be required.

Hours: 20 hrs per week plus unpaid breaks.

Pay: £10.12 hour depending on qualification and experience.

What’s in it for you?

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

Application Pack

To apply, please send your application form to enquiries@thomas-more.org.uk

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact enquiries@thomas-more.org.uk. This will not be part of the selection process.

Please, no agencies.  No terminology in the advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of race, disability, age, marital or civil partnership status, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, maternity or pregnancy, religion or belief and we confirm that we will gladly accept all individuals’ applications.

Supported Living Support Worker

Service location:  Horfield, Bristol or at other locations as may be required.

Supported Living - Support Worker Role Description

 Accountable to: Service Manager

Service location: Our support workers work across our Supported Living Service and Residential Care Home, with some specialising in one service or the other depending on their skills and experience and shifts patterns.

Geographic location: Henleaze, Bristol or at other locations as may be required.

Hours: 30 hrs per week plus unpaid breaks. Shift pattern includes working alternate weekends, bank holiday cover, optional sleep-ins and flexibility to work to a rota to fit with the service’s needs. 

Pay: £9.00 - £9.27 per hour depending on qualification and experience.

The post will be based at the Longmead Rd, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 8QD.  The Thomas More Project values diversity and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We encourage applications from all sections of the community.

See why ‘work for us’ for more about the benefits we offer.

Downloads

Please email your application to enquiries@thomas-more.org.uk or call 0117 962 9899 if your require a paper application form or have any questions.

Care/ Support Worker (Weekend, Part-time/ Full-time/ Casual positions)

What’s in it for you?

Excellent pay rates from £9.00 to £9.27 per hour for full-time and part-time; £9.45 per hour for casual/bank staff. Optional sleeping nights paid in addition, higher rate for overtime after 37.5 hours/week for part-time/full-time staff, on-call retainer paid to eligible employees participating in the on-call rota.  For more about the benefits of working for us see ‘work for us’.

Great opportunity for an energetic, compassionate person to change the lives of adults with disabilities.   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.  We provide ongoing learning and development opportunities to enable our motivated, competent and excited staff to thrive, who in turn to enable the people we support to flourish.

We support adults with learning disabilities. We provide support to three adults living in our supported living service, and provide care and support (including personal care) to our 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.

Shift patterns include working alternate weekends and optional sleep-ins.

Downloads

Please email your application to enquiries@thomas-more.org.uk or call 0117 962 0887 if your require a paper application form or have any questions.

Activities Coordinator(25 hours per week), expected hours Mon- Fri)

£9.00-£9.27 per hour. There is some flexibility on hours/ days, job shares can be considered.

25 hrs per week Monday to Friday but we are asking the right individual to be flexible around the residents needs.

Job Summary

!!! If you are fun loving and can think outside the box then this could be the job for you !!!

We are looking for an Activities Coordinator to join our care home in Bristol, Henleaze.
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.

As an Activities Coordinator, you will organise a varied programme of social, cultural, and recreational activities, tailored to meet individual needs, promoting independence, and making each day of residents' lives as fulfilling as possible.

Main Duties will include:
• Offering meaningful activities to residents as a means of continuous growth in the quality of life, providing a sense of purpose for residents, according to their needs and as agreed in their individual care plans.
• Offer stimulation of body and mind, both planned and spontaneous, to encourage the residents to live the life they choose within the local community.
• Work with staff, families, and volunteers within the home and local community in order to enhance the care and support of residents.
• Undertaking risk assessments for vocational/learning/recreational activities identified.
• To contribute to reviews and other professional and team meetings, ensuring accurate record keeping of service user progress.

Person Specification:
 Driving Licence (essential)
 Experience in recreational activities
 Experience of creating an elder centred community that takes into account the uniqueness of the individual
 Events management
 Good computer skills with experience of Microsoft Office

Our positions are subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosures which will be completed upon successful application.

 

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 (pro rata)
  • 10 days paid sickness leave, 8 days paid discretionary leave (rolling 12-month period) (Pro rata)
  • Contributory pension
  • Option to buy/sell 1 day of annual leave per year
  • Free meals when working at our care home site.
  • Induction, on-going training and development to widen your career prospects
  • Plenty of free local street parking
  • Elected staff council

 

To apply: Complete the application form below and and email it to enquiries@thomas-more.org.uk, or post it to Recruitment, The Thomas More Project, 33 Fallodon Way, Henleaze, Bristol, BS9 4HX.

Downloads

For an informal chat about the role or to request a paper application form please contact us on 01179 629899.  This will not form part of the selection process.