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Contact the team: 0117 947 9911

Do you want to email us for assistance? Contact: [email protected]

Work for WECIL

WECIL is a varied, friendly and interesting place to work. We offer a range of benefits for staff, including:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension – employer-matched contribution up to 6%
    30 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Health assured scheme including helpline, health checks and counselling support
  • Continued professional development we are proud to be a Mindful Employer and a Disability Confident Leader.
  • Regular opportunities for training and development

Current Vacancies

Role: People’s Voice Support Worker  

Sessional: Flexible, sessional hours, usually during office hours 8am- 6pm

Location: Office based (Fishponds) with some work carried out in community spaces.

Salary: £12.24 per hour plus 12.07% annual leave entitlement (£13.72)

Hours: Flexible hours

Everyone wants to make a difference, right?  But how many of us can say that our work has a positive impact on the lives of other people, day in, day out?  This is an exciting opportunity to support the Project Workers who work on the People’s Voice project. The Project Workers are setting up a new organisation/ group run by people with a learning disability or difficulty for people with a learning disability or difficulty.  

We are looking for an efficient, supportive individual, someone with strong personal values and a desire to make a difference to people’s lives.  Experience of support work or similar is necessary and an understanding of the challenges people with a learning difference face.

The role will involve working in a person-centred way to support the project workers whilst in work with elements of their role they need help with. This could be administrative tasks, understanding emails or meeting content, emotionally supporting the team to attend new spaces and helping practically with things such as travel arrangements.

This role is open to anyone however we do particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of disability and from any other minoritized groups.

How to Apply 

Please apply here: https://form.jotform.com/232843843739366

*we will accept video applications to [email protected] 

Please contact our recruitment team to discuss any access needs by emailing: [email protected] or Telephone 0117 9479911 and choose option 2. 

WECIL is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of adults, children and young people with care needs and expects its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   

This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

WECIL particularly encourages applications from under-represented groups (e.g. disabled people, people from black and minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ people) 

Job Description

Person Specification 

South Glos Support Worker

Salary: £10.99 per hour plus 12.07% annual leave entitlement
Hours: Sessional

Do you have a passion for working with Disabled Children and Young People?

WECIL are recruiting for an enthusiastic Sessional Support Worker to deliver regular one to one sessions, to Disabled Children and Young People (some with complex needs and/or challenging behaviour) in South Gloucestershire. This may be in the family home or the community.

The ideal candidate will be confident in working with Disabled Children and Young People in a 1:1 environment.

Job Description

Person Specification 

Holiday Short Breaks Support Worker

Salary: £12.24 per hour plus 12.07% annual leave entitlement
Hours: Sessional

Do you have a passion for working with Disabled Children and Young People?

WECIL are recruiting for an enthusiastic Sessional Support Worker to deliver group and one to one school holiday sessions to Disabled Children and Young People (some with complex needs and/or challenging behaviour) during the school holidays in Bristol and B&NEs.

We run from 2 locations during each school holiday: Southmead (Bristol) and Keynsham (B&NEs).

The ideal candidate will be confident in working with Disabled Children and Young People within group and 1:1 environments

Job Description

Bristol and Bath Sessional Youth Workers

Salary:£10.99 per hour  plus 12.07% annual leave entitlement
Hours: Sessional

Do you have a passion for working with young disadvantaged and Disabled people?

WECIL are recruiting for enthusiastic Sessional Youth Workers to deliver group and one to one youth work sessions to young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 8 to 13 and 13-19 WECIL deliver evening and weekend sessions across the Bristol and B&NEs area.

The ideal candidate will be confident in working with groups and individuals to provide fun, inclusive activities that support young people to achieve positive outcomes, work toward aspirations and transition to adulthood.

Job Description 

WECIL is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check so that any criminal background (including “spent” convictions, bind-over orders or cautions) is disclosed to the organisation. If you are successful in applying for this post, we will ask the DBS for a Disclosure.

The position for which you are applying involves contact with vulnerable groups. It is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and all subsequent amendments (England and Wales).

For this position, you are not entitled to withhold information about police cautions, bind-overs, or any criminal convictions that would otherwise have been considered “spent” under the Act.

Application packs are also available in accessible formats. Please contact our Admin Supervisor to discuss any access needs by emailing [email protected] or telephone 0117 947 9911 and choose option 2.

WECIL particularly encourages applications from under-represented groups (e.g. Disabled people, people from black and minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ people).

Please fill in the application form below and clearly state which role you are interested in.

Application Form

WECIL is an award winning, user led organisation supporting Disabled people to live the life they choose.

Volunteer for WECIL

Volunteering at WECIL is a great opportunity to gain new skills, learn about what we do and contribute positively to the lives of Disabled people. We will pay for any out-of-pocket expenses and we will aim to ensure that as a volunteer:

  • Your time, skills and experience will be used well
  • Your work will be appreciated and recognised
  • You will be provided with information and
    guidance to carry out your volunteer role
  • Your access needs will be met; our offices are accessible buildings and we will make reasonable adjustments as required

Current Vacancies

We are looking for new Disabled trustees to join our Board at our Annual General Meeting in October. As a charity and limited company, we need to have a Board of Trustees who have a wide range of skills to make sure our governance is effective. We are also committed to having 75% Disabled trustees as we believe that their lived experience is crucial in our decision-making.

How to apply -Please contact Ruth Pickersgill at [email protected] for further information and to arrange an informal discussion with the Chair.

 Trustee Role Description

Trustee Role Advert

Are you a Disabled person with a finance background who wants to make a difference in the lives of other Disabled People? If you are, then the role of WECIL Treasurer is perfect for you!

The Treasurer will be a member of the Board of Trustees of WECIL Ltd., and will also comply with all terms and conditions set out in the ‘WECIL Trustee Role Description and Specification’.

We are looking for a Treasurer, who is also a Disabled person and can bring their lived experience to the Board of Trustees (at least 75% of our Board must be Disabled people).

How to apply -Please contact Ruth Pickersgill at [email protected] for further information and to arrange an informal discussion with the Chair.

Treasurer Role Description

Treasurer Role Advert

Trustee Role Description

We are looking for Adults aged 18+ to volunteer 2-3 hours a week to support a Disabled Child or Young Person across Bristol and B&NEs.

Time2Share@WECIL’s Befriending Service links volunteers 1:1 with a Disabled child/young person. Links are based on shared interests and activities which the volunteer and young person can enjoy doing together.

Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds and ages, you do not need previous experience working with children or Disabled people to become a befriender – you just need to be committed, reliable and fun!

For more information contact us at

Email: [email protected]

Volunteer Befriender Role Description

Application Form

We are looking for adults with a Learning Disability and Autism to join our peer advocate volunteer group called Know Your Rights.

Peer advocates support people with similar experiences to have a voice on the things that matter to them. This could be things like getting a job, finding a place to live, looking after your health and much more.

You will learn new skills, have training, meet new people, share your experiences and help others to share theirs and speak out on issues to try to make a difference.

We meet once a month in Fishponds, Bristol. For more information contact Cora Fern by

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 07973 686389

Role Description

Application Form

 

WECIL are looking for new members to join their existing team of volunteers to help WECIL’s Access & Inclusion Team (WAIT) provide Accessibility Support in Bristol, the South West and Nationally.

You will have lived experienced as a disabled person and a keen interest in improving accessibility for disabled people in Bristol and the surrounding areas.

This is a great opportunity to get your voice heard on improving Disabled People’s access in and around Bristol.”

Role Description

Application Form

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