Waking Night Support Worker
Hft - Bedfordshire

Job reference: 000513

Location: Hft - Bedfordshire

Closing date: 02/08/2019

Interview date: Not specified

Salary / hourly rate: £8.55-9.00 per hour (depending on probation and qualification)

Employment type: Night Worker

Hours per week: 30

Job Reference: BED/WNSW/513
For more information on the role,
please use the details below to contact us:
Email: lauren.taylor@hft.org.uk
Telephone: 07774432416

Up to £9.00 per hour

  • starting rate of £8.55 per hour
  • rising to £8.75 on completion of probation
  • rising further to £9.00 on gaining a Health & Social Care Diploma/NVQ Level 2

Do you want to support people with learning disabilities? It's not just a job, it's a life experience. Work with Hft and change lives.

About the Service

We currently have exciting opportunities available for Waking Night Support Workers to join our residential service based in Clifton, Bedfordshire. These services provide support to people with learning disabilities.  We offer high-quality residential care for adults with learning disabilities, with a focus on helping people we support to live life as independently as possible. 

We have a great team of staff who are passionate about their work and ensure that everyone has a personalised, quality support service. You will be welcomed in to the team and coached along the way and will also receive outstanding training for your role.

The Waking Night role will be on a 3 on and 4 off rota basis of 10 hours per night.  Shifts will be from 21:30 – 07:30 and include every other weekend.

About the role

As a waking night Support Worker at Hft you’ll be supporting adults with learning disabilities to live the best life possible.  In these roles, everything you do will enable people to have choices about their own lives, creating flexible services that meet people’s needs and always looking for the best way of doing things.


As a waking night support worker, you are required to remain awake throughout the night to support individuals as required. You could be supporting someone with personal care, helping someone with their medication or just chatting and keeping them company if they are unable to sleep.

Sometimes it’s challenging, but it’s always rewarding. You’ll go to work knowing that you’re making a positive difference to someone’s life. You’ll be working in a team of skilled, dedicated colleagues committed to doing the same and they will support you along the way

About you

You don’t need experience of support work or any special qualifications for this job – you’ll get plenty of training along the way. What matters most is your positive attitude to life and your desire to support people to live their life with as much independence, choice, dignity and control as possible.


Qualifications and experience
A Diploma/NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or a similar subject) is ideal for becoming a support worker, but not essential, and a willingness to work towards one is definitely welcomed.

What we can offer you

We offer a full range of attractive benefits including 28 days’ annual leave, pension, life assurance, staff recognition and rewards, refer a friend scheme, discounted monthly mobile ‘phone contracts, discounted meals out, family-friendly policies and a confidential employee helpline.

Join us and help us change lives.




If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks after the closing date your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Hft’s usual terms and conditions apply.

Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.

Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.


The closing date for this job has now passed.