Male carer

Care Support Worker

Are you empathetic and enjoy working as part of a team? Could you help people achieve their goals? If yes, then a career in Care with Portland could be for you!

It’s ok if you don’t have experience working in Care or with people with learning disabilities because we will give you the training you need.

We have a variety of residential services including Independent Living, Short Breaks and FE Residential and you will be able to work across all of them. Our residential areas are based on a woodland campus at the heart of Sherwood Forest, close to Mansfield which includes a fully accessible climbing wall and zip wire that many of our learners and citizens enjoy using.

You can see more about what we do at Portland Charity by looking at the Who We Are and Choose Your Future pages on our website

Working at Portland Charity

At Portland Charity our learners, citizens and staff are at the heart of what we do, we are passionate about our vision that all people with disabilities will have a lifetime of opportunity and you could help us to achieve that. Our priority for staff is to create an outstanding place to work where the rewards of a job well done can be seen in the faces of our learners and citizens.

There are lots of great benefits to working at Portland Charity

  •  a rewarding career and working towards positive outcomes for our learners and citizens
  • enhanced holidays of 33 days per year when you join us (pro rata) and you are able to buy up to 10 additional days of holiday
  • you are eligible for a Blue Light Card with access to lots of great discounts
  •  free and confidential access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  •  free parking on site and access to a subsidised canteen with a variety of meal options 
  •  everyone has an opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills on the job through training, mentoring and qualifications.

We are committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections the community.

Working Hours

Portland Charity supports flexible working and understands that a shift pattern or full time hours doesn’t suit everyone’s needs. We can offer full time or part time hours, 12-hour shifts, 7-hour shifts or shorter shifts. You can discuss your availability at your interview with our care managers. To give you an idea of the hours we work our typical day shifts start at 6.45am until 2.45pm and 2.30pm until 10.30pm. If you are only available a couple of days a week, early mornings, evenings or weekends then we are happy to discuss this with you too.

Shifts will be provided 2 months in advance, giving you plenty of notice to plan other activities alongside work.

We all have different needs when it comes to the hours we work so if days don’t work for you then we are looking for people to join our Nights Team. The shifts typically start at 10:30pm until 7:00am and work on a 7 on, 7 off shift patterns. Again, if you are only available for work a couple of nights a week or at the weekend then we are happy to discuss your individual availability at interview.

Applying to work at Portland Charity

There are some other important things you need to know before you apply to work with us at Portland Charity.

Portland Charity is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its learners, citizens, customers, volunteers and staff. We expect all our staff to be aware of their responsibilities to protect learners, citizens, customers, volunteers and staff from abuse or harm and to promote Fundamental British Values.

Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and to provide proof of their right to work in the UK. 

Please note – We need you to complete an application form to fulfil our Safer Recruitment responsibilities but you can submit a CV and we will consider it alongside your application form.

In order to apply for this role, you will need to create a profile on our online recruitment portal, Face Ed.

Please click on the “apply” button and this will take you to the link to create a profile.

You will need to ensure you complete ALL sections of your profile before you can submit your application.

If you have any questions or need some help when completing your application you can contact or call the Recruitment team on 01623 499111, extension 428 or 283 and we will be happy to help.

Many of our staff have a disability and we’re proud to hold Disability Confident and Mindful Employer status which recognises our positive approach to physical and mental health and wellbeing at work. If you would like to speak with us before completing an application you can contact our Recruitment team on 01623 499 111 or via email at who will be happy to support you with your application or answer any questions.






Closing Date:

Varied shift patterns of 12 hours, 7 hrs, dependant on business needs.

£10.97 – £11.52 per hour depending on qualifications and experience (effective 1st April 2023 due to pay award)

2nd April 2023

Job Specific Documents:

Below are links to all the documents you will need, including the online application form.

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