Support and Development Worker – Northern region


If you want to work in a job where you can really make a difference to people’s lives,
this is the role for you. SHINE is the National Charity for children and adults with
Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus and an exciting opportunity has arisen for 2 part time Support & Development Workers:

Post 1: 21 hours per week, will need to be based in the Leeds area
Post 2: 21 hours per week, will need to be based in the Newcastle/North East area

You will support, advise, inform and empower children, families and adults with
Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus, through individual support and group activities to
promote individual well being and a supportive SHINE community. You will relate to
Clinicians, other Health, Education, Benefits & Social Care Professionals to promote
the needs of Shine members, support Clinics where needed and provide Information
& Training Sessions to Schools and Care Settings.

Relevant experience in the field of disabilities is essential, as is a knowledge of
Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus. SHINE places a high value on enthusiasm, innovative ideas and commitment to the cause, and for the right person this role will be extremely fulfilling. The ability to be motivated and work on your own initiative with lone working from home, whilst also
travelling around the area to develop activities and build networks, is essential and
you will bring your own skills and experience to be part of the wider dispersed
Regional and National SHINE Team supporting our members.

Hours: Part-time 21 hours per week
Pattern of Work: Three days per week with flexibility to work occasional evenings
or weekends when required
Salary: £24,000 - £25,170 pro-rata (depending on experience)
Closing Date for Applications: Sunday 12th May 2019
Shortlisting: w/c 13th May 2019

Please download the job description here

May 29th and 30th Interviews, one day in Leeds, one day in Newcastle
However we reserve the right to shortlist and interview before the closing date if
applications are received prior to this deadline

Please send a full CV with details of all educational qualifications and work
experience, accounting for any gaps with a supporting letter outlining how you meet
the needs of the role to

Successful candidates will be required to provide two references


Shine is a Disability Confident Employer


Donate Become a member