Current Vacancies

At Ability we focus on ability, not disability. Do you share our values and have a positive attitude? If so, you could make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in your area who need care or support to be able to live more independently.

Empathy, communication skills and team work are vital for our roles along with your positive “can do” attitude and commitment to the highest standards of customer service. We offer a culture of support and leadership, extensive training, health care scheme and contributory pension. We value the diversity of our workforce and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please see below our current vacancies. To apply, select the ‘Join us now – apply here’ button at the base of the job description.

If you don’t see a job that appeals to you, or that is in your area, we still want to hear from you. Click on the ‘join us now – Apply here’ link at the base of the page and complete the application, this will give us the details we need to contact you when we have a suitable opportunity.

Vacancy Location

Dorking Farnham
Hillingdon Merton
Reading Slough
Staines Surbiton
Waterlooville and Havant Woking

Dorking Area

There are currently no vacancies in Dorking

Farnham Area

Support Workers, Farnham – reference FSW1119

Support Workers – Farnham

1 full-time role of 40 hours per week + zero hour and casual support workers

We focus on Ability, not disability. Do you share our values and have a positive attitude?

If so, you could make a real difference to the lives of Vulnerable Adults in your area who need some care or support to live more independently.

At Ability we provide care and support to vulnerable adults who have a wide range of needs and are currently looking to fill a variety of roles.

As well as a full time role, we are looking to recruit applicants who wish to work on a flexible basis to join our passionate and friendly team. Our service is unique as customers can choose the type of support they need to assist them with independent living. This can include personal care, social or community activities as well as assistance with their own tenancies. Our customers are based at our service in Farnham as well as in and around the local community.

The role will involve
• To work alongside Ability customers, promoting and delivering a customer -led service to those who are supported by Ability in Farnham.
• To provide support to customers who live in both the community and within supported accommodation
• To work flexibly as a team to meet the customers identified needs, including some weekend work and bank holidays
• To play an active part in the record -keeping and ensuring this meets organisational and regulatory standards
• To become a Keyworker for a customer/s

The hours of work will include working weekends, bank holidays and sleep ins. There is no current requirement to work on Sunday however this may be subject to change.

Empathy, communication skills and team work are vital for the role along with your positive “can do” attitude and commitment to the highest standards of customer service.

We offer a culture of support and leadership, training, flexible working, health care scheme and contributory pension. We value the diversity of our staff and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Full-time Salary: £17,685.88 pa
Hourly Rate: £8.48 ph

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

Team Leader (FTC), Farnham – reference TLF1019

Farnham – Team Leader (9 Month Fixed Term Contract)

We focus on ability, not disability. Do you share our values and have a positive attitude? If so, you could make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in your area who need some care or support to live more independently.

Ability Care & Support is looking to recruit a Team Leader to be responsible for the efficient and effective management of this service, leading and coordinating a team of Support Workers in providing high quality care and support to our customers.

The successful candidate will have experience of change management and setting a clear outcome for the service customers and staff members.

The position will be on a full-time basis covering the hours needed by the service. Monday to Friday. Previous management experience, managing a Rota system, empathy, good communication skills and team work are vital for the role, along with your positive “can do” attitude and commitment to the highest standards of customer service.

Benefits of working for Ability Housing.
• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Salary (35 Hrs Per Week): £25,000 DOE

Does this sound like the job for you? If so, we look forward to receiving your application soon.

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description


Hillingdon Area

Team Manager – Hillingdon (Ruislip) – reference TMYTL19

Team Manager – (Registered)

Are you an experienced Team Manager looking for a new opportunity?

Our service in Hillingdon is a CQC registered supported living service for adults with learning & physical disabilities. This service is person centred with a focus towards promoting and increasing independence for our customers.
As the Team Manager, you will manage the operational day-to-day delivery of the service by ensuring continued compliance with relevant legislation, CQC, Local authority contracts and Ability housing’s policies & procedures.

You will provide leadership & motivation to ensure the team are clear about their duties and responsibilities as well as ensuring the promotion of positive working relationships with customers, their families, all colleagues as well as external professionals.

The successful candidate will have worked as a Registered Manager previously and or worked for at least 2 years in an operational management capacity in a health and social care setting. You will also have change management knowledge and have experience within a complex care environment. In addition you must hold or be studying towards a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health & Social Care or equivalent.

Our standard working hours are 35 hrs per week, however a flexibility in your approach to working hours will be required to meet the needs of the service and our customers.

Salary: £28,000-30,000 DOE

Both Ability and the service is a rewarding place to work and therefore you must show the same team ethic approach and share the same values of Ability.

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

Support Worker – Hillingdon (Ruislip) – reference YTLSW1119

Do you focus on ability rather than disability? Ability Housing Association does.

At Ability, we work with customers towards having more choice and control over their lives and having equal access to housing, mobility, health, employment and community involvement. It is our goal to be first choice provider for people who want to live more independently and to achieve this we recruit people who share our values and we train and support our staff to always work with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.

Our CQC Registered service in Ruilsip – Hillingdon is a supported living environment for adults with learning disabilities who may also face other challenges in their day-to-day lives. The support we provide is customer led and person centred with a focus on developing skills and promoting independence.

As a Support Worker, you would be part of a motivated, experienced team and would not only have the opportunity to develop your own skills through our comprehensive training programmes but also to help make a positive change in the lives of vulnerable adults in your area.

Benefits of for Support Worker
• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• Accruable Holiday entitlement in addition to your hourly pay rate for PAYE workers
• Flexible shifts that suit you, work around your main employment or work on a full-time/part time bank basis
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

We have full-time opportunities available, however applications from part-time and casual workers will also be considered. Please specify within your application what type of contract you wish to be considered for.

Salary: £19,041.53 (full time) or £9.13ph for Zero Hour/Casual

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

Support Worker – Hillingdon (Hayes)– reference HILLSW1119

Full-time opportunities available, however part-time and zero hour/casual workers will also be considered.

We focus on ability, not disability. Do you share our values and have a positive attitude? If so, you could make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in your area who need some care or support to live more independently. You will be providing support to customers who live within the service and also providing telephone support to customers living in the community.

Ability’s supported housing service in Hillingdon care for customers who have mental health/complex needs disability. This role will require you to support our customers to live as independently as possible. You will be providing support to customers who live within the service and also providing telephone support to customers living in the community.

The successful candidate will work as part of a motivated team and will be required to work shifts over a 7 day period, including weekends and bank holidays.

Benefits of for Support Worker

• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• Accruable Holiday entitlement in addition to your hourly pay rate for PAYE workers
• Flexible shifts that suit you, work around your main employment or work on a full-time/part time bank basis
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

The hours you work will depend on our customers needs but we will agree these with you in advance.

Salary: £19,041.53 (full time) or £9.13ph for Zero Hour/Casual

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here for Full-time

Job Description

Merton Area

There are currently no vacancies in Merton

Reading Area

There are currently no vacancies in Reading.

Slough Area

There are currently no vacancies in Slough.

Staines Area

Service Development Manager– reference SDM1019

Service Development Manager

Are you looking for a varied role, one where you will have significant influence over the future direction of Ability Care and Support services, managing Business Development, Customer Engagement , Employee Training as well as Quality. If you want to be part of a forward thinking company who support the independence of our disabled customers?

The Role
This is an excellent career opportunity for an ambitious and skilled manager to join our expanding and exciting business who wants a wide and varied role, covering Project management, Business Development & Funding, Quality & Compliance, Staff Training (Care and Support) and Customer Engagement.

You will be an integral part of our Care & Support Management Team accelerating business improvement activities and development across all of our services and manage all of our bids with local authorities, CCG’s and other funders of social care and independent living services. You will take a leading role in the transformation and change agenda and continue to build a culture of continuous and ambitious improvement as well as ensuring efficiency is embedded in all service design and delivery.

Working with all teams you will lead on implementing quality monitoring systems for social care, reviewing performance data and reports from our external independent & CQC auditors and use this data to implement recommendations for continuous improvement.
In partnership with our Training & Development Manager and Head of HR you will ensure we continue to build a robust Training and Development programme for care & support staff and ensure a bespoke workforce development program meets the operational and managerial needs of the service.

About you
We are looking for an experienced manager, who is passionate, energetic and self-motivated to implement fresh strategies and focuses on results. You will have the determination and self-motivation to drive business planning and expand our service and contract portfolio across the business. Project Management, excellent interpersonal skills a passion for engaging with our customers to ensure their involvement in developing our services.
The role will involve multi-site travel, so a car user for business use is essential.

Salary up to £45,000 DOE

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description 

Surbiton Area

Registered Manager – Fiddlers Green – Surbiton – reference RMFG1119

We have an exciting new opportunity at our service in Surbiton.

Team Manager – (Fiddlers Green and Community Support) will be the Registered Manager for Fiddlers Green a registered care home for seven people with learning and physical disabilities in Surbiton.

As the Registered Manager, you will manage the operational day-to-day delivery of the service by ensuring continued compliance with relevant legislation, CQC, Local authority contracts and Ability housing’s policies & procedures.

You will provide leadership & motivation to ensure the team are clear about their duties and responsibilities as well as ensuring the promotion of positive working relationships with customers, their families, all colleagues as well as external professionals.

The successful candidate will have worked as a Registered Manager previously and or worked for at least 3 years in an operational management capacity in a health and social care setting. In addition, you must hold or be studying towards a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership in Health & Social Care or equivalent.

Our standard working hours are 35 hrs per week, however a flexibility in your approach to working hours will be required to meet the needs of the service and our customers.

Both Ability and the service is a rewarding place to work and therefore you must show the same team ethic approach and share the same values of Ability.

Salary: £28,000-30,000 DOE

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

Support Worker (Full-time and Part-time), Surbiton – reference SBSW1019

Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.
We have fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. You’ll support our brilliant customers who have mild to moderate learning disabilities, autism needs.
We focus on ability, not disability. Do you share our values and have a positive attitude? If so, you could make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in your area who need some care or support to live more independently.

We have support worker positions available for those of you who want full time hours however part-time and zero hour/casual workers will also be considered.You can work as little or as much as you wish, offering you great flexibility based around the service need.
Our CQC Registered service in Surbiton is a registered Care Home for adults with learning disabilities who may also face other challenges in their day-to-day lives. Currently our customers living in the home have physical disabilities that require hands on support. The support we provide is customer led and person centred with a focus on developing skills and promoting independence.

You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements. To us were not just a team we’re a ‘work family’.

As a Support Worker, you would be part of a motivated, experienced team and would not only have the opportunity to develop your own skills through our comprehensive training programmes but also to help make a positive change in the lives of vulnerable adults.
Ability play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences

Benefits of for Support Worker
• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• Accruable Holiday entitlement in addition to your hourly pay rate for PAYE workers
• Flexible shifts that suit you, work around your main employment or work on a full-time/part time bank basis
• We support your travel by paying a mileage allowance of 45p per mile
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Support Worker
• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
• A can do attitude and ability to learn new skills.

Responsibilities for Support Worker
• Medication
• Recording/Reporting

The hours you work will depend on our customers needs but we will agree these with you in advance.Just upload your CV and really importantly, your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!)

If you are successful, we need you to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for.

Full-time salary (40 hours): £19,042
Hourly rate: £9.13 ph (plus holiday pay for zero hour/casual positions)

• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• Accruable Holiday entitlement in addition to your hourly pay rate for PAYE workers
• Flexible shifts that suit you, work around your main employment or work on a full-time/part time bank basis
• We support your travel by paying a mileage allowance of 45p per mile
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Support Worker
• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
• A can do attitude and ability to learn new skills.

Responsibilities for Support Worker
• Medication
• Recording/Reporting

The hours you work will depend on our customers needs but we will agree these with you in advance.Just upload your CV and really importantly, your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!)

If you are successful, we need you to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for.

Full-time salary (40 hours): £19,042
Hourly rate: £9.13 ph (plus holiday pay for zero hour/casual positions)

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

Waterlooville & Havant Area

Support Worker, Waterlooville – reference WLSW0419

At Ability we focus on ability, not disability. We believe that empathy, communication skills and team work are vital for our roles. We value the diversity of our workforce and encourage applications from all communities.

• Do you share our values and have a positive “can do” attitude?
• Are you able to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable adults?
• Can you support vulnerable adults to live more independently?
• Are you committed to delivering the highest standard of customer service?

If you answered yes to these questions then maybe we have the job for you, so please keep reading!!

We currently have Support Worker positions available in our Waterlooville Services.

The service supports vulnerable adults with learning disabilities. We have 3 accommodation based services in Waterlooville and a small amount of community support. Support within the accommodation services is delivered 365 days a year.

You will be part of a team who work a rolling rota over a 7 day period including weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. The rota is devised to ensure that no member of staff works more than 5 days per week. There may also be the opportunity to pick up additional hours to cover annual leave and sickness.

Benefits of working for Ability Housing.
• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Support Worker
• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
• A driving licence/access to a car is desirable due to the community support. We support travel by paying a mileage allowance of 45p per mile
• The ability to work day shifts, weekends, evenings and sleep-in duties
• Provide personal care to our customers out in the community
• Administer and monitor medication
• Have clear communication skills
• Be able to record and report effectively
• Lone-work

Full-time salary (40 hours): £17,685 pa

Does this sound like the job for you? If so, we look forward to receiving your application soon.

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here for WLSW0419

Job Description 

Support Worker, Havant – reference HSW0419

Full-time, part-time, flexible opportunities available.

At Ability we focus on ability, not disability. We believe that empathy, communication skills and team work are vital for our roles. We value the diversity of our workforce and encourage applications from all communities.

• Do you share our values and have a positive “can do” attitude?
• Are you able to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable adults?
• Can you support vulnerable adults to live more independently?
• Are you committed to delivering the highest standard of customer service?

If you answered yes to these questions then maybe we have the job for you, so please keep reading!!

We currently have full-time (40hrs) & part-time (20hrs) Support Worker positions available in our Havant Service.

The service supports vulnerable adults with learning disabilities. It covers an accommodation based service in Havant plus community support to customers in their own homes throughout Havant, Emsworth, Clanfield and Hayling Island areas. The service is delivered 365 days a year.

You will be part of a team who work a 4 week rolling rota over a 7 day period including weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. The rota is devised to ensure that no member of staff works more than 5 days per week. There may also be the opportunity to pick up additional hours to cover annual leave and sickness.

Benefits of working for Ability Housing.
• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Support Worker
• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
• A driving licence/access to a car is essential due to the areas we cover. We support travel by paying a mileage allowance of 45p per mile
• The ability to work day shifts, weekends, evenings and sleep-in duties
• Provide personal care to our customers out in the community
• Administer and monitor medication
• Have clear communication skills
• Be able to record and report effectively
• Lone-work

Full-time salary (40 hours): £17,685 pa
Does this sound like the job for you? If so, we look forward to receiving your application soon.

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here for HSW0419

<!Job Description 

Woking Area

Support Worker, Woking – reference WOKSW0419/WOKZSW0419

Full-time opportunities available, however part-time and zero hour/casual workers will also be considered. Please specify within your application what type of contract you wish to be considered for.

We have support worker positions available for those of you who want full time hours both days and nights or wish to top-up your existing hours and enhance your current salary or even just work the odd shift to suit your life style. You can work as little or as much as you wish, offering you great flexibility.

Benefits of for Support Worker.

• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• Accruable Holiday entitlement in addition to your hourly pay rate for PAYE workers
• Flexible shifts that suit you, work around your main employment or work on a full-time/part time bank basis
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Support Worker

• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
Responsibilities for Support Worker
• Provide personal care and support to our customers out in the community (Personal care including bathing and toileting, dressing, bed making and few house hold chores
• Medication
• Recording/reporting

Location:
• Woking

Full-time salary (40 hours): £17,685 pa
Hourly rate: £8.48 ph (plus holiday pay for zero hour/casual positions)

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here for Full-time/Part-time

Join us now – Apply here for Zero Hour/Casual

Job Description


We are a growing organisation and may need your AbilityPOSITIVE+ approach in the near future.

If you don’t see a job above that appeals to you, or that is in your area, we still want to hear from you. Click on the ‘join us now – Apply here’ link below and complete an application, this will give us the details we need to contact you when we have a suitable opportunity.

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