Isle of Wight Council

Community Outreach

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Under Graduate Support Worker x20 (Ref: 2023_154)

This will be Islandwide, agile working, with a base at The Barracks, Civic Centre, The Broadway, Sandown, PO36 9EA

Grade 4, £21,575.00 per annum pro rata

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Yvonne Bell via email at or call 01983 823830

Vacancy Reference: 2023_154

Closing Date: 31/05/2023

Contract Type: Fixed-Term for 2 years (starting July 2023 ending June 2025)

37 per week


Are you just about to complete your Level 3 Qualification in Health and Care? Have you decided where you want your career in social care to take you? If not, we have just the opportunity for you.


Adult Social Care & Housing Needs are embarking on a brand-new scheme where we will employ 20 new L3 under graduates on two-year fixed term contracts as Support Workers. During this time, you’ll be given rich learning experiences in our community re-ablement team, working alongside our experienced community support workers who do ‘with’ people and not ‘for’ people. Once you feel confident, you’ll be allocated a small number of people to help in their own homes, where you will be their key worker, supporting them on their journey to regain their independence. This is all during your first year with us.


In year two you’ll be working on a rotation through the health and social care system here on the island. We’ll secure work placements in a variety of teams that you have a particular interest in. For example, residential care settings or rehabilitation settings where you will work with a wide range of people including adults with disabilities and older people who will need a wide range of support.


This experience will give you the knowledge and experience to help you decide the area in the system you would most like to work.


As well as practical experience, we will help you on your learning journey by offering a wealth of activities to increase your knowledge and skills further. You’ll also receive regular support from a placement supervisor who will see you at least monthly to talk about your journey and what you need to make a real difference to the people we support.


To support you in your long-term career, we’ll also offer you all the help you need with applications and interviews for permanent vacancies when you see the right job for you, wherever it is on our beautiful island.


If you like the sound of this and would like more details, please get in touch with us or complete the application in this advert.


Ideally, you will need to hold a UK driving license, be a car driver with a car to use for work for the community element of the role however, applications will be considered for people who cannot meet the travel requirements of the role and you would miss the community element in year one and be more focussed around bed-based services.


This project is supported throughout our Departmental Strategy, Care Close to Home. Please take a look at this in the link here: Viewing Document: Care Close to Home Strategy (Adult Social Care) (


We really look forward to hearing from you


For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Yvonne Bell via email at or call 01983 823830


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. We actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. If you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.


Closing Date: 31 May 2023