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.  Alternatively, if you would prefer to be sent a physical copy of the application pack by post, please email recruit@impact-initiatives.org.uk or call our 24 hour recruitment line on 01273 322958.  

FEMALE SUPPORT Worker

Ref: STSW/Jul19

35 hours per week over a rolling 7 day rota

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

Salary scale: Impact Band 3 starting £21,496 (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 person’s housing and support through trauma informed care.

This role is based in our Stopover 1, 2 and 3 houses which 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 start to trust, open up and address the issues in 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 to be 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 for applications: 9.00 AM, FRIDAY 2 August
Interviews during WEEK COMMENCING 12 AUGUST 2019

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

 

Community ADVOCATE

Job reference: CA/Jul19

18 hours per week

 Worthing and Littlehampton area of West Sussex

Salary Band 3, NJC Point 22: £21,496 p.a. (pro rata)

27 days annual leave plus 3 extra days at Christmas and the usual statutory holidays pro rata per annum

 Impact has provided Advocacy Services in West Sussex 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 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.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a clear 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

After you download the application pack, if you would like to have an informal chat about the post please ring Deena Stockdale Lesley Durbin on 01903 730044.

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 for applications: 9.00 AM, WEDNESDAY 14 August

Interviews: 2 September 2019

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Self-advocacy supporter (ASPERGER'S)

… for two Self-Advocacy groups for people with Asperger’s in West Sussex

Job reference: ASC/SA/Jul19

Part-time / 22 hours per week including 3 evenings per month
Temporary contract until end of June 2020

Salary starting: Impact Band 3 / NJC Point 22 / £21,496 per annum (pro rata)
+ Pension and generous holiday allowance

Funded by West Sussex County Council, Impact Advocacy Service currently supports two Self-Advocacy groups for people with Asperger’s in West Sussex. We are currently looking for a supporter to join our team. The role of the supporter will be to work alongside people with Asperger’s to operate their own Self-Advocacy groups.

 — The role entails supporting the groups 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, and
  • attend external meetings.

 — Requirements for this role:

  • Experience of working with people with Asperger’s and Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • A good understanding of Self-Advocacy
  • An ability to communicate well with people with a Asperger’s and ASCs
  • 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 you have queries about the job, please telephone 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 for applications: 9.00 AM, Monday 5 August
Interviews will be held in the week beginning 12 August

Click here to download Job Description & Person Specification

 

Self-advocacy supporter (LEARNING DISABILITIES)

…for a Self-Advocacy group based in Worthing for people with Learning Disabilities

Job reference: LD/SA/Jul19       

Part-time / 12 hours per week including 2 evenings per month

Salary starting: Impact Band 3 / NJC Point 22 / £21,496 per annum (pro rata)
+ Pension and generous holiday allowance

 Funded by West Sussex County Council, Impact Advocacy Service currently supports four Self-Advocacy groups for people with Learning Disabilities in West Sussex. We are currently looking for a supporter to join our team. The role of the supporter will be to work alongside people with Learning Disabilities to operate their own Self-Advocacy group.

— The role entails supporting the groups 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, and
  • attend external meetings.

 — Requirements for this role:

  • Experience of working with people with Learning Disabilities
  • A good understanding of Self-Advocacy
  • An ability to communicate well with people with Learning Disabilities
  • 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 you have queries about the job, please telephone 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 an Enhanced DBS check.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 AM, THURSDAY 8 August
Interviews TBC

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.

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