Job & Volunteering Opportunities

Please see below for all of our current job and volunteering vacancies

Compass Disability Services is a Two Ticks employer.The symbol has been awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who have made commitments to employ, keep and develop the abilities of disabled staff.

Compass Disability Services is committed to:

  • Interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities
  • Discuss with disabled employees, at any time but at least once a year, what both parties can do to make sure disabled employees can develop and use their abilities
  • Make every effort when employees become disabled to make sure they stay in employment
  • Take action to ensure that all employees develop the appropriate level of disability awareness needed to make these commitments work
  • Review these commitments each year and assess what has been achieved, plan ways to improve on them and let employees and Jobcentre Plus know about progress and future plan

Please click here to view a video of Jasmine who was a former volunteer for Compass Disability Services and now Jasmine is one of our Carers Support Workers. We think it is a great watch and advocates why working or volunteering for Compass Disability Services is a great thing to do.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS
Compass Disability Services is an equal opportunity employer and is therefore using the following guidelines to enable participants to have an equal chance in the recruitment process.

Our application packs are available in hard copy or electronic format. If you would like an alternative format please click here to contact us, please quote the job reference code you are interested in.

Short listing
The person or persons who carry out the short listing will look at the application form that you have filled in to compare the skills and experience that you have with the skills and experiences contained in the Person Specification on the Job Description. The panel will not consider any other information, or make assumptions about the experience that people may or may not have. Unless requested, if further information is attached to the application form (for example, a “C.V.”), this will not be taken into consideration.

This means that it is really important that you clearly describe the skills and experience that you have.

Interview
If you are invited to an interview the interviewer will ask further questions relating to the Person Specification to draw out more information about your skills and experience. It is important that candidates give as much detail as possible and do not assume that the panel will know anything about the work that you have done in the past.

Returning your application
Please return the completed Job Application form, along with the Monitoring Form to: Compass Disability Services, Unit 11-12 Belvedere Trading Estate, Taunton, TA1 1BH or  email: info@compassdisability.org.uk

Please ensure your application is returned by the given closing date as no application received after this date will be considered.

Job Opportunities:

Compass Wellbeing is a fully inclusive and accessible facility at the heart of Taunton’s community, boasting a Hydropool, sensory room, activity rooms and a Wellbeing Café providing a range of activities and therapies for all ages and abilities. We are seeking reliable and enthusiastic Facilities Support Workers to join our friendly customer focused team who ensure that our facilities are safe, welcoming and inclusive for all.

Facilities Support Worker (Job Reference: FSW0619)
Terms of Employment: Permanent
Salary: Scale 12 (£17316 per annum, £9 per hour) pro rata.

Working Hours: 30 hours per week. As per rolling 6 week rota, varying shifts between 8.00am and 9.30pm.
Closing date: 5th July 2019
Job Description
Job Application Form
Monitoring Form

With thanks to funding from the People’s Postcode Community Trust, we are seeking to establish Taunton’s first fully inclusive Youth Choir, for children of all singing abilities, with or without learning difficulties, physical disabilities and/or autism, aged between 7 and 18 at Compass Wellbeing in Taunton. We are looking to engage an enthusiastic Youth Choir Leader who will work with the Youth Integration Worker to ensure that all children, regardless of ability, are introduced to the wonders of music, performing and being part of a fun group of youngsters who share in this exciting experience for all.

Youth Choir Integration Worker (Ref: YCInter0519)
Terms of Employment: 12 month fixed term contract
Salary: Scale 28 (£21395 PA pro rata/£11.12 PH)

Working Hours: 1.5 hours per week. (4.15pm – 5.45pm, Day to be confirmed
Probationary Period: There will be a six month probationary period

Annual Leave: Annual leave is 25 days pro-rata plus statutory and Bank Holiday
Job Description
Job Application Form
Monitoring Form


All post holders will be engaged in activity that will make them subject to a Child Workforce Enhanced Disclosure with barred list. Associated costs will be met by Compass Disability Services.

Compass Everyday is a new service launched in April 2019. Compass Everyday aims to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism to make safe choices. Helping to develop life skills that lead to the life that they want. This day service will focus on supporting people in a meaningful way to help them achieve their potential. All team members will need to be creative and innovative to help bring this new service to life, with a passion and enthusiasm for delivering true person centre support.

Support worker Compass Everyday  (Job Ref SWCE0319)

Terms of Employment: Permanent contract
Salary: Starting scale 16 (£17229 PA pro rata, £8.95 PH) rising to scale 17 (£17585 PA pro rata, £9.14 PH) on successful completion of probation
Working Hours: 35 hours per week. (Core service hours are 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday with occasional evenings and weekend support for Progress customers)

Probationary Period: There will be a six month probationary period
Annual Leave: Annual leave is 25 days pro-rata plus statutory and Bank Holidays

Job Description
Job Application Form
Monitoring Form

Volunteering for Compass Disability Services:

Here at Compass Disability Services we value our volunteers enormously, there are services that we provide and internal job roles that need to be done which are un-funded under our contracts. Volunteering for Compass not only looks great on any C.V. but it genuinely supports people who need it, and it's often actually fun too!

Compass Disability Services - General Office:

Volunteer Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
Role Description
Role Application

Monitoring Form

Compass Wellbeing:

General Wellbeing Centre Facilities Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Handyperson Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Receptionist and Administrative Assistant Volunteer Compass
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Volunteer Window Cleaner
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Volunteer cleaner
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Volunteer Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Catering Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Compass Wellbeing Activities:

Social Club Support Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Children's Activities Support Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Sessional Volunteer Young Carers and Young Disabled People
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Disco Support Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form


Shopmobility:

 

 

 

 

Shopmobility Servicing and Cleaning Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Shopmobility Office Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Shopmobility Office And Workshop Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Somerset Mental Wellbeing Service (SMWS):

 

SMWS 1.1 Companion Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

SMWS Peer Support Group Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form