Job details

Support Worker - Relief

Job reference: 000653

Location: Wigan

Closing date: 16/03/2021

Salary: £8.72 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

Are you looking for a chance to earn some extra money in your spare time working flexible hours? Or perhaps you're interested in seeing if a career as a Support Worker is right for you.

Join us as a Relief (Bank) Support Worker covering shifts at our service in Wigan where we support Andrew* a man in his mid-forties who has a learning disability.

You'll be part of the team supporting Andrew to live as independently as possible, learning new life skills and widening his social circle. You'll also help him (with training from us) to manage his behaviour, which can involve verbal aggression.

Andrew's ultimate aim is to live independently and have a job, and that's what our team is helping him towards.

*Not his real name

How Relief hours work

The Relief (Bank) post supports the permanent rota staff by completing shifts that are vacant due to annual leave, training and other staff absences. As such, hours are non-specific but your manager will endeavour to balance the needs of the service against your own work/life balance as appropriately as possible.

We normally plan the rotas one month in advance, but additional opportunities also come up due to unexpected staff absences.

Although you'll be working primarily at Andrew's service, there will be additional opportunities at other local services, which we'll keep you informed about.

About you

You don't need experience as we provide a full induction and free training programme. What's important is that you share our values, have a positive approach and are willing to learn.

Ideally, you'll be a driver with a manual licence, but this isn't essential. As a member of our Relief team, all new permanent opportunities for employment would be open to you.

About us

MacIntyre is a national charity which supports over 1,200 people with a learning disability and/or autism.

We were founded in 1966 by the visionary parent of a child with disabilities and have been growing steadily ever since. We celebrate and develop everyone’s unique gifts, talents and contributions.

Pay and Rewards

We provide a range of benefits to reward and thank our staff which includes:

  • 5.6 weeks' annual leave including statutory public holidays
  • Workplace Pension scheme – MacIntyre will contribute 3% of your salary to all eligible employees
  • MacIntyre Staff Savings Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Health Cash Plan which provides money back on core health treatments such as: optical, dental, physiotherapy, chiropody (at reduced cost)
  • MacIntyre Sick Pay (qualifying period)
  • Life assurance scheme offering valuable benefits to your dependents
  • MacIntyre Rewards Scheme which recognises and rewards staff
  • MacIntyre Perks which offers up to 6% discount off leading retailers including Tesco, Curry/PC World, Costa and many more
  • Access to the Blue Light Card which offers thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street for emergency and social care staff.
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate (cost paid by MacIntyre)  

How to apply

If this job sounds like the right fit for you, click on the Apply button on the MacIntyre website, complete some brief details and upload your CV.

Alternatively if you would prefer to complete a manual application form, you can either download one from the attachments on our website advert or phone us on 01908 357 016 and we will send an application form to you.

Please note: we reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.

Safer Recruitment and Diversity statement

MacIntyre safeguards and promotes the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Therefore we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate checks prior to joining.

MacIntyre is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support. As part of this commitment, our accessibility toolbar allows you a number of options: read adverts in another language (including Welsh for our Services located in Wales), change the font to Open Dyslexia, change the colours, and many others. Just click the button marked “Accessibility” at the top of the screen.

COVID Information

During the pandemic we are currently following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates.

This means we are taking every precaution to keep you and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.

It also means we are requesting that our current and future employees can commit to employment only with MacIntyre at present. This can be discussed during interview.


The closing date for this job has now passed.