Job details

Support Worker
Milton Keynes

Job reference: 000716

Location: Milton Keynes

Closing date: 24/03/2021

Salary: £8.75 per hour

Employment type: Full-time

Has the pandemic inspired you to consider a change in direction? Would you relish the opportunity to make a positive impact on people’s lives? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you to develop a career working with people who have a learning disability and/or autism.

We support people across Milton Keynes, all with differing needs. Some are very independent, others need more assistance, sometimes with personal care.

No two days are the same! One day you may find yourself supporting someone to cook their meals or teaching them all the steps involved in making a cup of tea. The next you might make sure someone can chat with their family via Zoom. Or perhaps you'll find yourself dancing round the living room to someone's favourite songs! Every day is different when you work at MacIntyre.


You'll work shifts on a rota basis, including days, evenings, weekends and bank holidays. Shift patterns vary according to people's needs.

We have a range of opportunities: full-time or part-time, plus temporary or relief contracts, so we're bound to have something for you.

Milton Keynes is one of our largest areas, providing a lot of choice. At interview we'll describe our different services and discuss with you which might work well for you.

About you

Experience isn’t necessary. If you have the right attitude, good customer service skills, share our values and are willing to learn, you’re likely to be a great fit. Often people join us from the hospitality and retail sectors and find their skills adapt well. We are looking for people who celebrate differences, and we strive to make all our staff feel included, valued and respected.

It would be helpful if you are a driver with a manual licence, so you can drive service vehicles, taking people out to appointments, but this isn't always essential.

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.

Training and Development

At Macintyre we fully support your training and development. We know it can be daunting to start a new job, and not everyone learns the same way, so throughout your probation we will provide you with a mixture of eLearning, face-to-face training and mentoring support whilst on the job.

But it doesn't stop there - throughout your career with us you will have access to our own dedicated in house Learning and Development team, Quality Specialists and HR Teams. These teams, along with your Manager, will provide you with opportunities to learn and develop professionally as well as enabling and supporting you to achieve professional qualifications and career progression opportunities - all free of charge.

Pay and Rewards

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

  • Six 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.


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