Working at SeeAbility has loads of benefits – from the more tangible of annual leave and access to discounts at hundreds of retailers, to knowing that, because of you, someone is able to achieve something they never thought possible.
Come and make a difference
At SeeAbility, what you do counts.
We refuse to underestimate the potential of people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss. When you come to work you’ll be changing lives every single day. Sometimes this difference will be small, and sometimes it will be fundamentally life-changing.
Clair has seen first-hand how dynamic SeeAbility’s support is:
"One of the phrases we use is ‘dream-makers’, and that’s so true. It sums up everything. It’s so person-centred. Each person is different and our support is tailored to every individual person, so every day is different. It’s about making life happen – not just maintaining an existence. We want people to be able to do everything they want to do. That could be helping someone to get a job for the first time, or just having a movie night with popcorn."
As part of our team you’ll be there for every big moment, supporting people to go the extra mile.
"I see the difference I'm making. I see the difference in everyone I support. Of course, in every job there are days that don’t go so well, but I always know what I’m working for and it’s always worth it."
Be happy in what you do
Supporting people to fulfil their dreams is one of the most satisfying career choices you can make.
Working at SeeAbility you'll support people to learn new skills, make big life decisions and achieve things they never thought possible. There are few other jobs that provide this unique satisfaction of changing a life.
Tendekai has been with SeeAbility for over ten years and knows this more than most:
"Every day I look forward to coming into work, and every day when I leave I always feel good. I feel good because I know that I’m helping people. I’m proud to be in a position where I can really contribute. My favourite part is seeing how people develop and grow – like someone who wouldn’t leave the house now happily shopping on the high street. Seeing them being part of the community and being treated as equal citizens is amazing."
For Tendekai, it’s the close team work that makes this possible.
"At work it feels like a family. A home away from home. There’s a close bond between the support team, the people we support and their families, which means we’re all focused on working towards the same goals. We know what all our strengths and skills are, and that’s why it works so well. All our work put together means that people can achieve all their ambitions."
We recognise that every team member has their own strengths, and it’s by working together that the extraordinary can be achieved.
Not just a job - make it a career
We care about your career.
We love to see the people who join our teams grow and develop and then, when they’re ready, take on leadership roles.
Ben had his interview with SeeAbility the day before his 18th birthday. He started as a support worker and it wasn’t long before he trained as a rehabilitation support worker, going on to become deputy manager, and then manager. He now manages two homes for SeeAbility:
"At SeeAbility you get so many opportunities to develop your career, and if you keep taking those opportunities you can get to wherever you want to be. I never thought about becoming a manager, but when I took on the deputy role I realised that through management I'd have the chance to have a massive impact on even more lives. It’s such a rewarding position to be in."
As a manager, team development is right at the heart of the role. Ben loves passing on his learnings and experience - that means his team is constantly improving and providing even better support, which gives them even more job satisfaction.
"We don’t believe in ‘reaching your full potential’ here, because who says potential is ever full? We can always keep developing. That’s something that applies to the SeeAbility team and everyone we support. We don’t underestimate anyone."
Do you always strive for better? Join our team and see where your ambition could take you.
Our colleagues at SeeAbility are extremely valued, and so everyone has access to a fantastic package of benefits.
Your extraordinary opportunities
- Volunteering opportunities - raise £1000 for SeeAbility and get up to a whole week paid leave to complete your challenge
- Leadership development academy and talent programme for the next steps in your career
- Fully paid mandatory/statutory training
- Funded training and professional qualifications
- Annual excellence awards
- Long service awards
Your work-life balance
- 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service
- Buy and sell annual leave
- Life events: Time off when you need it most
Your money goes further
- Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants and activities
- Save 10% on monthly bus travel
- Pay reviews and commitment to pay competitive rates
- Competitive pension scheme
- Refer a friend and receive £600
- Paid DBS and renewals
- Season ticket loans
- Discounted mobile phone tariff
Your wellbeing counts
- Life assurance of 2x annual salary
- Health care cash plan (from April 2020)
- Cycle to work scheme (from April 2020)
- Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
- Free eye care vouchers
- 24/7 BUPA nurse line
If you want to make a difference too, join our team!