Current vacancies

We are currently recruiting for:

Part time and relief support workers

Deputy Support Manager

Arts & Crafts Instructor

Part Time and Relief Support Workers - up to £8.31ph

We are looking for part time (2-3 days per week) and relief support workers to help us support our daytime and domiciliary services for adults and our evening and holiday clubs for children and young people across Ipswich

Support workers must be patient and versatile and be prepared to participate in all activities chosen by our customers. When necessary they will also be required to provide dignified, personal care and to support our customers using wheelchairs. Full training will be provided to assist staff to carry out the role efficiently and effectively. A copy of job description is here

Closing Date for applications:        9am Monday 4th March 2019.

Deputy Support Manager

9am–4pm Monday to Friday 35 hrs per week plus 2 on call shifts per week & 1 on call weekend every 4 weeks.                £29,000 pa

The role will entail working with the Support Manager to lead, manage and administer the support department as well as helping to oversee the support provided to people with disabilities across Suffolk. The role requires someone who is highly organised, motivated and who is used to delivering high-quality provision of social care for people with disabilities. A copy of job description is here.

Closing Date for applications:          9am Monday 18 March 2019.

Art & Craft Instructor - up to £9.99ph Monday to Friday 9.30 till 3.30

We are looking for an art & craft instructor to organise and provide a flexible and creative programme of art & craft activities for people with disabilities at our day centre. The instructor will encourage customers to explore and broaden their understanding of culture and design media within art & craft whilst respecting their right to make choices.


The successful applicant must be flexible, patient, customer focussed and be willing to work with all our customers regardless of the level of ability and understanding. It is a requirement of the role to have knowledge of a range of art & craft techniques and, whilst not essential, an ability to support our customers to use our pottery equipment would be an advantage. Previous experience of working with people with disabilities would also be an advantage although all necessary social care training will be provided. A copy of job description is here 

Closing Date for applications:      9am Monday 18th March 2019.


A career with Genesis

We work to meet individual expectations and dreams.

Our values are our strength.

We believe in being people-centred. This means supporting people to do what they want and encouraging them to set and achieve new goals and reach out to achieve their full potential.

We believe in empowering, including and respecting all people. Genesis supports people from all walks of life. We expect our staff to treat everyone with respect and to value the differences between people.

We believe in challenging wrong ways of thinking about learning disability.  Some people think that people with a learning disability are less important than other people. We challenge these assumptions every day in our work.

We believe in transforming lives. Some people with a learning disability haven't been given the same opportunities as other people because of assumptions about what they can and can't do. We believe in challenging and developing new ideas. We don't stop at 'good enough', we want to drive up our standards, push out our boundaries and constantly strive to improve the way we support people. 

Before you apply for a job with us, ask yourself the following questions.

Is it important to you to help other people achieve what they want in life?

Do you feel strongly about equality in society?

Are you willing to speak out to challenge assumptions?

Would you be good at seeing the potential opportunities for others?

Do you like change? 

Are you a creative thinker?

If you answered yes to these questions, your values are the same as ours!

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If you are interested please continue reading this page and then send in or email with the application form you can find at the bottom of the page.


Are you authorised to work in the UK? If your application is successful you will need to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK. Suitable documentation may include your passport, visa, work permit or birth certificate.

If you are not an EU or EEA national, please check your right to work in the UK carefully before you apply. We regret that Orwell Mencap is not able to sponsor individuals to work in the UK.

We are currently looking for session workers at our Stars holiday clubs - if interested then please contact Sonia on 07340963722

For further information about working at our Genesis day centre please ring 01473 723888.


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