Care and Support Worker (Facilitator) - Bank

£12.75 per hour (£14.66 per hour for weekends)
Role type:
Zero hours contract
Contract type:
All year post
Gloucester, Mamhilad, Wales, Ullenwood, Hereford, Malvern, Cheltenham
Closing Date:
Job Details:

We are recruiting for Care and Support Workers (Facilitators) to join us on a bank basis.  As part of the peripatetic team you will be supporting students with varied and complex disabilities across all National Star locations. You will assist in student and residents learning and development whilst maintaining their health and wellbeing, so they can reach their full potential at National Star. You will provide flexible cover in the event there is a vacant Care and Support Worker post or there is absence in any team.

National Star is a national charity that works predominantly with 16-25 year olds with a wide range of complex disabilities, rated Outstanding by OFSTED in 2017 & Outstanding by CQC (Care Quality Commission) in 2018. At our core is the delivery of a number of specialist educational programmes ranging from broad life-skills to employment skills based on our students' interests, aspirations and requirements.  These programmes are a mix of residential & day provision that are delivered currently across our locations in Ullenwood (nr Cheltenham), central Cheltenham, Gloucester, Hereford, Malvern and in Mamhilad, South Wales. 

You will need to hold a Level 2 healthcare qualification and have experience of working in Health or Social Care for this post. You must be able to work unsocial hours including evenings & weekends on a shift basis and be able to work at short notice. As we will require you to be flexible to work across all our sites it is highly preferred that you have a current driving licence.  Hourly rate paid at £12.75 per hour (weekends £14.66) to include holiday pay. 


How to apply

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.


Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.


We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money.  Alternatively please send your cv to or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system please let us know.

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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