Working with us

Impact is a diverse, dynamic, forward thinking and evolving charity. Now’s an exciting time to join us!

We have a highly committed and professional staff team and every year we work with more than 4,500 people of all ages, helping them to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

“The work can be very challenging, but it is always rewarding, and you will get real job satisfaction from knowing that what you do is making a difference.”

What we offer

We offer excellent conditions of employment including:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Induction period, on-going supervision and formal appraisal
  • Opportunities for career development
  • Further training and enhancement of your skills
  • An annual networking meeting for the whole staff team

 Job vacancies

If you are interested in applying for any of our job vacancies, please download an application pack below.  Please accept our apologies as we are currently unable to mail out printed copies of the application pack due to staff based at our Central office currently working in remote locations.

Female support Worker (Brighton and Hove)

Service: Stopover

Job Ref: STSW/Oct20

20 hours per week over a rolling 7 day rota (+ sleep-in shifts)

27 days annual leave (pro rata); additional 3 days at Christmas and statutory public holidays

Salary Impact Band 3 starting £22,627 per annum (pro rata)

This is for a permanent contract

Are you looking for a new challenge and a genuinely rewarding job? We are seeking a Support Worker to join our expert team.

Stopover provides Brighton & Hove’s only female-specific young persons’ housing and support through trauma-informed care.

This role is based in our Stopover 4 and 5 houses that provide a pathway through high, medium and low-level support

The young women we work with often have a history of negative and damaging relationships including abuse and domestic violence, as well as mental health issues, behavioural issues and substance misuse. The role of the Support Worker is to provide a consistent, positive professional relationship that will allow the young women to begin to be able to place trust, open up and address the issues from their past.

You will:                                                                

  • be committed to fostering positive professional relationships with the young women;
  • have an understanding of the effects of early trauma on young women, and
  • Be able to provide on-going support through the transition within the Stopover accommodation pathway.

In return, we offer:

  • ongoing support and training;
  • reflective practice with external facilitator;
  • restorative circles with external facilitator;
  • mindfulness, resilience and self-care with an external psychotherapist, and
  • Generous annual leave allowance.

This post is open to female applicants only as being female is deemed a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

If you would like to chat to someone about the role, please contact a member of the team on 01273 603775.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check. 

Closing date: 5.00 PM, Tuesday 13 October 2020

Interviews: To be confirmed

 

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

Self Advocacy Supporter (Learning disabilities - West sussex)

…for groups for people with learning disabilities (2 vacancies available).

Hours: Part-time 12 hours per week including 2 evenings per month

Salary: starting NJC Band 3, Point 22 £21, 496 p.a. pro rata
(Plus pension & a generous holiday allowance.)

 Funded by West Sussex County Council, Impact Advocacy Services currently support 4 self-advocacy groups for people with learning disabilities in West Sussex. We are currently looking for 2 supporters to join our team. One based in the Mid sussex area to support Mid sussex Speak Up and one based in the Bognor/ Chichester Area to support Bognor and Chichester Voice. The role of the supporter will be to work alongside people with learning disabilities to run their own self advocacy group.

 The role includes supporting the group to:

  • Run monthly group and committee meetings
  • Undertake their committee roles, i.e. Secretary or Treasurer
  • Work on campaigns/projects that they have planned
  • Encourage new members
  • Attend external meetings e.g. Learning Disabilities Partnership Board

 Requirements for this role:

  • Experience of working with people with a Learning Disabilities
  • A good understanding of Self-Advocacy
  • An ability to communicate well with people with a learning disability
  • An ability to work effectively within group settings
  • An ability to work flexible hours, and attend both day and evening meetings
  • An ability to travel independently around West Sussex

If on receipt of the application pack you have queries about the job, please ring either: Harriet Wilson or Lesley Durbin on 01903 730044.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful applicant may be subject to a DBS check.

Closing date: 9.00 AM, Monday 5 october 2020

Interviews: to be confirmed

 

1) mid sussex speak up role: Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

2) Bognor & chichester voice role: Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

Volunteer community advocate (brighton and hove)

Volunteer Community Advocate

Flexible but on average, 3 hours a week

Brighton and Hove

Impact has provided Advocacy Services for over fifteen years. The services have developed over time changing to meet the current needs of those who use them and the service currently provides a range of community and self-advocacy services to people with disabilities in Brighton and Hove and West Sussex.

Impact Advocacy Services deliver person-centred services with individual needs and preferences at the core. We provide a range of advocacy support enabling people with disabilities and health needs to access highly effective, independent, quality and confidential advocacy, ensuring people have rights that are respected, voices that are heard and real choice and control over their lives.

We are looking for someone to provide one-to-one advocacy in the community to people with physical and sensory disabilities, acquired brain injuries, and autism.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an understanding of advocacy principles
  • be able to support people to express their views, wishes and feelings;
  • be able to ensure those most vulnerable have a voice;
  • have strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • have experience of working with people with disabilities

If you would like to have an informal chat about the post please ring Ellie Weaver on 01903 730044 or 07919 964 089.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and the successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.

There is No Closing date for applications for this volunteer role, we are happy to receive your completed application at any time.

 

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

Download an application pack

Please see job listings above to download the relevant job description/person specification.

Linked to the right are the recruitment information sheet (please read this carefully before completing the application form), application form, job description, equal opportunities monitoring form and our Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy.

If you wish to find out more about the vacancy there is a contact name and number on the job description. Please click on the grey shaded boxes of the application form to type. Please also ensure that if you submit an extra sheet for the ‘supporting statement’ it is headed with your name and the job reference number. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please return your completed application either by email to recruit@impact-initiatives.org.uk or by post to the address listed at the foot of this webpage.

Please note we do not accept CVs, you must complete our application form for any current job vacancies.

Our fantastic team of over 150 volunteers help us to provide many of our services. We have a wide variety of volunteering opportunities.