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Female Night Support Worker


  • Part time
  • 2024-08-01
  • £12.75 a hour
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 010724-50134

Looking for a new challenge?

It is a great time for Support Workers to join our service in Seaton, Devon! We are looking for a Waking Nights Support Worker to cover 10 hours per week!

For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

Our residential service is located in Seaton, Devon. With the seafront just a few minutes’ walk away, we have access to lovely gardens and lots of local café’s. Here we support Individuals to live the life they choose. This might include accessing the beach, strolls along the seafront and cake and coffee at a favourite café!

You will support 6 adults with Learning Disabilities here in Seaton,  supporting them with real life experiences and opportunities to live fulfilling lives and to take part in experiences that bring them joy!

We offer flexible working arrangements for those who may require it – This can be discussed further at interview stage.

We’re looking for enthusiastic applicants who are:

  • Positive, with a can-do attitude.
  • Caring and empathetic.
  • Passionate about enhancing other people’s lives.
  • Willing to attend training as needed to support you in your role.
  • Here at Sense Seaton we support people with complex disabilities to live the life they choose. Your priority will be empowering the people you support to live an independent life.

No two days will be the same

This role in Seaton, Devon might include supporting people with:

  • Everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning.
  • Personal care and hygiene.
  • Finances.
  • Medication and wellbeing.
  • Going into the community for shopping or other trips.
  • Their social life and nightlife.

Everyone we support in Seaton Devon is an individual, so their care is as unique as they are. You can see a more detailed description of duties in the job description attached at the bottom of this advert.

Why work for Sense?

Sense is a national disability charity supporting everyone who is deafblind or has complex disabilities. We believe everyone should be able to take part in life, no matter their disability.

Our work empowers thousands of people who are deafblind or have complex disabilities to communicate, experience the world and fulfil their potential.

Work at Sense can be demanding and so isn’t for everyone, but it is also incredibly rewarding and valuable. Take a look at the video below to see why we do what we do.


  • Earn points which make money by joining Care Friends and sharing job opportunities within Sense.
  • Be part of a team striving for outstanding support and the people we support living ordinary lives, achieving incredible things.
  • 24 days of annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Matched pension contributions up to 5%.
  • Enhanced sick pay.
  • Free DBS check if your role needs one.
  • A £350 refer-a-friend scheme.
  • Flexible working arrangements.

Ready to make a difference?

This role includes an extra pay allowance which reflects the work or location of this role. We may change or remove these allowances, and we keep the rates under review. More details can be given to you by the hiring manager.

To apply:

Please use the link below to complete your application. Managers will use your supporting statement to shortlist candidates for interview; in relation to the Personal Specification. Therefore, it is very important you complete this section thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the candidate guidelines, job description and person specification (found at the base of this advert) before applying.

Please note to avoid disappointment, we advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time.

No agency submissions please: any submissions without prior authorisation from the Sense Recruitment Team will be treated as our own and as such no fee will be payable.

If you require any further assistance, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0121 393 4529  or

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment, where appropriate, are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

For this role we particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented ethnic minority backgrounds and candidates with disabilities. Sense is committed to equality of opportunity, and to promoting and celebrating the diversity of staff, volunteers and the people we work with. Everyone’s contribution is valued and we ensure they’re given the opportunity to realise their potential. We welcome applications from talented people from all sections of the community who share our values and belief that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential. For more information please visit: #HIGH

Does the job role include personal care?: Yes

Working Patterns:

Waking Nights Support with 10 hours available

Essential details:

For genuine occupational reasons we are looking to appoint a female candidate only (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

Job location

5 Seafield Road
EX12 2QS


Job category

Care / support worker, Residential care home


Sense Here to help people communicate and experience the world.

Type of organisation



Social care


We believe that no one, no matter how complex their disabilities, should be isolated, left out, or unable to fulfil their potential.

Our experts offer personalised support through our centers, holidays and short breaks, or in people’s own homes. We are here for everyone who needs us, for as long as they need us – providing early intervention for children, helping young people access education, and supporting the transition into adulthood and beyond.

In addition to practical support, we also offer information to families, and campaign for the rights of people with complex disabilities to take part in life.

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