Relief Support Worker - Lombardy Park - Ipswich
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2d ago

About Mencap

At Mencap we work in partnership with people with a learning disability. We do this by providing high quality, flexible services that support people, including young adults, to live as independently as possible in their own homes and in the community.

Everyone wants a purposeful job - to do something meaningful. At Mencap, we can give you that. You will have opportunities to develop as a person, colleague, leader and activist.

You’ll make new friends and feel inspired to reach your potential. We will ask a lot of you - but you’ll get back so much more.

With us, it is never just a job’.

In return for your hard work and passion, we can give you real meaning and purpose in your work.

Job Advert

Mencap are recruiting for Relief Support Workers in the IP2 post code of IPSWICH

So many reasons to work with us

Especially if you are looking for Flexibility!

Whether you are looking for Weekends, a couple of days in the week or just Nights shifts? Mencap has something for you!

If like the idea of making a positive impact in the life of a complete stranger?

Then consider a career with Mencap as a Relief Support Worker helping people in your local community!

So, what will I actually be doing?

The role of a Relief Support Worker is exactly what it says on the tin.

You provide support to enable the people you care for to live a happy and more independent life.

The finer details...

You will be Supporting adults with Learning Disabilities, helping them to lead a happy and independent life. The peole we support have a variety of needs, including personal care, support with medications, helping to prepare healthy and nutritious meals and day to day support household chores!

No two days will be the same and having a passion for communication would be a huge advantage. As it is important that you are able to find creative ways to engage with the people you will be supporting to help to remove barriers and empower the individual’s to learn new skills.

Each individual has their own personality, hobbies and interests that they enjoy, these include singing, swimming, shopping, spending time in the garden, cooking and watching films.

The people you will be supporting also love to be out and about on day trips out, so you could be enjoying nice lunch trips out, trips to the cinema, feeding the ducks at the park, museums, bus trips, and many more

Working hours

Although this is a relief position, we would expect you to be able to work a minimum of any three days throughout the week for a shift of up to 7.

5 hours, if you are only looking for waking nights you would also be considered, however, being fully flexible would be a great advantage.

The general shift patterns include but not limited to 7 : 00am 2 : 30pm, 2 : 30pm 10 : 00pm and Waking night shifts are from 10 : 00pm 7 : 00am.

Please note these shift patterns may differ slightly throughout the services, nevertheless this would always be communicated in a timely manner.


Why not click the apply button today and Nicola from the Mencap team will call you to discuss the role in more detail.


As well as knowing that what we do is making a positive difference to people’s lives, you will receive fair pay and have access to a wide range of rewards and benefits as one of our employees.

  • Flexibility to work the hours you choose
  • Discounts and cashback from 3% to 30% at high street shops including major super markets, cinemas, gyms, leisure / theme parks, holidays and much more via Mencapextras
  • Annual leave entitlement based on hours accrued
  • Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc.
  • Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
  • Quarterly award scheme and recognition at every 5 years through our YouRock program
  • Access to award winning training and development
  • T&C's apply based on contract
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