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.

Exciting job Vacancies with Compass Disability Services

Funded by BBC Children In Need we are looking for enthusiastic and energetic team players to join our Fusion and All Stars Team. Fusion and All Stars Youth Groups run fortnightly in Taunton and Bridgwater. Groups are for 11 to 16 year olds, Fusion being for young carers or those who live with a disabled sibling or other family member and All Stars are for young disabled people, including those with a physical disability, visual or hearing impairment, special educational need or other long term condition. All groups aim to

•        Increase social interaction and integration with other children and young people.

•        Improve children’s and young people’s resilience, confidence and self-esteem and physical and emotional wellbeing.

Senior Sessional Worker
Job Ref: SSW0818
Salary Scale 30 (£22510 per annum/£11.70 per hour) pro rata
Working Hours 7 hours per week (3 hours of which will need to be on a Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm in Taunton)  plus an additional 18 hours per annum for training, peer support and appraisal.

The post holder 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.

Job Description
Job Application
Monitoring Form

Sessional Worker
Job Ref: Sess0818
Salary Scale 28 (£21,395 per annum/£11.12 per hour) pro rata
Working Hours Hours are available in Taunton on a Wednesday, 5.30-7.30pm (2.5 hours plus 0.5 hours home working per week) and/or Bridgwater on a Monday, either 5.30 – 8.00pm or 6.00 – 8.30pm (2.5 hours plus 1 hour home working per week). All posts will also be required to attend training, peer support and appraisals at agreed times, outside of the times stated above, for an additional 18 hours per year.

The post holder 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.

Job Description
Job Application
Monitoring Form

Project Administrator
Job Ref PA0818
Salary Scale 19 (£18242 per annum) pro rata (£9.48 per hour)
Working Hours 15 hours per week, flexible, school hours or 20 hours per week term time only, school hours.
Closing Date: Midday, Friday 24th August 2018

Job Description
Job Application
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!

Sessional Worker Young Carers and Young Disabled People
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Role Application
Monitoring Form


Childrens Activities Support Volunteer - Compass Wellbeing
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Role Application
Monitoring Form

Shopmobility Volunteer
Role Description
Role Application
Monitoring Form

Volunteer Receptionist and Administrative Assistant
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Role Application
Monitoring Form

Catering Volunteer
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Role Application
Monitoring Form

Volunteer Gardener
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Role Application
Monitoring Form