Job Opportunities - Current Vacancies

We’re delighted that you’re taking a look at the possibility of working with the Frances Taylor Foundation! 

If you are successful, you’ll be in good company – see what some of our current staff say about working for us

Our current staff vacancies are listed below. Most have a closing date, and often this is quite strict – but if you’ve just missed it, please call for advice.

We need you please to fill in our job application form – this means that we get the same range of information from each candidate, and we ask you to confirm various statements on the declaration page. We cannot accept applications by CV only.

Job Application Form (Word)
Job Application Form (PDF)
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (PDF)

Once you have completed the application form please e-mail it (or print it and post it) in line with the instructions listed for the vacancy concerned. 

Each job has a job description which is about the role, and a person specification which is about the person we are looking for. Please read these carefully. The application form has space for a supporting statement – this is your chance to sell yourself and to explain how you meet the requirements set out in the person specification. You must complete the form yourself, in your own words. 

Most of our jobs involve regular work with people who the law regards as “vulnerable adults”. We therefore require you to undergo an enhanced disclosure process with the Disclosure and Barring Service [DBS]. This means that convictions which might be regarded as spent for other purposes, must still be declared – unless they are “protected” and therefore filtered out in the DBS checking process: see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dbs-filtering-guidance/dbs-filtering-guide#what-pnc-information-will-be-filtered-from-inclusion-on-a-dbs-certificate. We will ask you to apply for a DBS enhanced disclosure if we make you a conditional offer of employment, and at the same time we are also required by law to ask you to provide evidence that you have the right to work in the UK. 

The Frances Taylor Foundation is committed to Equal Opportunities and employment opportunities are open to all.

CURRENT VACANCIES

cook, St joseph’s home, Formby, Merseyside

Salary: £12,591.20 (30 hrs per week pro rata)

The Frances Taylor Foundation is part of the UK charity the Poor Servants of the Mother of God. As a faith based charity the underlying principles of care and respect for each individual informs all our work. At St Joseph’s, we care for and support people who live with profound, multiple learning and physical conditions, some of whom have additional health related conditions.

We believe in people, promote a sense of belonging, respect difference and collaborate with others to deliver high quality care and support based on our intrinsic values and vision. Our Vision is that people lead life to the full - with their dignity respected, independence supported, and uniqueness valued. Our services are open to people of any religious belief, or none.

St Joseph’s … What makes us different?

A central principle of the support given by this service is that each person lives a life that makes sense to them and that they are supported to develop in a caring, creative and proactive environment. When we get it right we call this ‘Making It Happen’.

Do You Want To Work Within A Team That Puts People First?

Most important to us is finding a suitable candidate who shares our values. Finding someone whose personality matches our vision, who is able to interact and communicate with those we support. We are not looking for lots of qualifications, but a proven track record in catering would be an advantage. We provide a full induction and training programme to bring those natural abilities up to the appropriate standard.

Many of the people we support live with dysphagia (difficulty with swallowing). The sensory and emotional pleasures of food can be relegated to memory, diminishing their quality of life.

At St Joseph’s, we provide our team with training to create meals for the people we support, that look, smell and taste just like they should, but that are much easier to eat. This is called Smoothfood. It is a simple technology that converts different foods into easy-to-swallow but still appetising forms.

We are looking for a candidate with a "Can Do" attitude and a passion to produce delicious home cooked food! They must have a conscientious, professional and hardworking outlook.

The candidate will work as part of a team, but with sole responsibility for preparing, cooking and serving the lunch time meal and the evening meal.

Could This Be This You?

Job description and person specification are below. Application forms are available on the top of this page. If you would like paper versions of these to be sent to you, please call Vikki Mills on 01704 872132. Completed applications should be e-mailed to vikki.mills@psmgs.org.uk or posted to St Joseph’s, Blundell Avenue, Freshfield, Formby, L37 1PH.

Advert - Cook - St Joseph’s Home - Oct 18
Job Description - St Joseph’s Home - Oct 18
Person Specification - Cook - St Joseph’s Home - Oct 18

Please mark the envelope "private and confidential". It is unlikely that it will be possible to consider late applications received after the closing date and time below:

CLOSING DATE: 4 November 2018
Interview dates will be confirmed in due course.

ACTIVITY WORKER/Gardening, FERNLEY RESOURCE CENTRE, FORMBY, MERSEYSIDE

Rate of Pay: £14,287 pa (35hrs a week)

(Rate is dependent on experience and qualification).

The role will require you to work with the Senior Activity Workers to support adults who have learning disabilities who attend the centre.

The hours of work are between 8.30am – 4pm between Monday and Friday.

We believe that gardening is a wonderfully flexible medium that can transform lives and here at Fernley we see first-hand how gardening can help everyone, regardless of age or disability.

We use plants and gardening to improve physical and mental health, as well as communication and thinking skills. It also uses the garden as a safe and secure place to develop someone's ability to mix socially, make friends and learn practical skills that will help them to be more independent.

Experience or qualification in social care and a passion for gardening would be desirable.

Advert - Activity Worker/Gardening - Fernley - Sept 18
Job Description & Person Specification - Activity Worker/Gardening - Fernley - Sept 18

If you would like to discuss the positions or need more information please contact Cathy Service Manager on Phone: 01704 835 702 or Email: Cathy.Murphy@psmgs.org.uk

A CV would be welcome and we are looking to appoint as soon as possible. This position is subject to DBS clearance.

CLOSING DATE : 19 October 2018

CARE AND SUPPORT WORKER, ST MARY'S HOME, ROEHAMPTON, LONDON

Starting salary: £17,116 - £17,330 depending on qualifications – Full time (37.5 hrs per week on average)

Bank Care and Support Worker - £8.29 per hour.

The Frances Taylor Foundation offers social care and support services, all 13 of which are rated “Good” by the Care Quality Commission – including St Mary’s Home in South West London.

In 2017 we achieved the Investors in People Silver standard, and went on to be awarded the title of national Employer of the Year amongst similar organisations at this level.

We wish to appoint a Care and Support Worker for one of our Care Homes in Southwest London.

St. Mary’s is a registered care home which is divided into 7 flats, one of which offers respite stays. The home offers a high quality, supportive, stimulating and homely environment to 42 adults with learning disabilities. We also have a day service onsite which adds to the diversity of the care and support we provide.

“Join us and really make a difference to people's lives. Your job will be to offer support to the people who live at St. Mary’s, on a daily basis. Therefore you will need fully to understand their wishes, needs and requirements. In other words, you will be required to understand what is important to, and important for, the people we support.”

Do you have experience of working with people who have learning disabilities?

We are looking for an enthusiastic person who likes to work in an environment where no two days are the same and we offer plenty of training and development opportunities.

You will be required to support the people we support on a daily basis and fully understand their needs and requirements.

You will be required to understand what is important to and important for the people we support.

The successful candidate’s should have relevant experience, preferably in a care or similar environment.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet the needs and wishes of those that use the service.

  • Good communication skills.

  • An understanding of the person centered approach and a commitment to the care, support and valuing of the individuals who use our service.

  • A commitment to our ethos and values.

  • A positive attitude.

Our vision – that people live life to the full with their dignity respected, independence supported and uniqueness valued – runs through our activities and is part of a thread running back 140 years to the foundation of our organisation by Frances Taylor. The name of the Frances Taylor Foundation has been used since 1994 for the social care services of the organisation she founded as the poor servants of the mother of God, now a registered charity. Our services, and our employment opportunities, are open to people of any faith or none, and we are proud of the diversity and inclusiveness of the Frances Taylor Foundation.

Advert - Care and Support Worker - St Mary's - Sept 18
Job Description - Care and Support Worker - St Mary's - Sep 18
Person Specification - Care and Support Worker - St Mary's - Sept 18

To request further information and an application form for any of the positions, please contact Lisa Dowling, Manager or Clare Birkett, Deputy Manager by email on lisa.dowling@psmgs.org.uk or by telephone on 0208 788 6186.

CLOSING DATE: 23 Oct 2018
 

Support Worker, Liverpool Adult Services, Liverpool

SUPPORT WORKERS REQUIRED FOR SUPPORTED LIVING SERVICES IN LIVERPOOL

£15,739 - £15,936 pa (equivalent to £8.07 to £8.17 per hour) for permanent shift positions.

Bank Staff - £7.85 per hour

The Frances Taylor Foundation supports around 50 people with learning disabilities and a variety of care and support needs, living in a range of flats and shared houses in both the North and South of Liverpool. We consider the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of each individual and tailor the service to meet their requirements and aspirations. Our vision is that people lead life to the full, with their dignity respected, independence supported and uniqueness valued.

Join us and really make a difference to people's lives! You will need to get to know the people we support, and what is important to, and important for, them. As we support people 365 days a year, you will work on a rota that includes weekends, bank holidays and evenings. In some locations staff are also required to undertake sleep-ins.

It is desirable that candidates have some experience of working with vulnerable people and experience of leading individual activities that promote independence in personal care, leisure, educational and social skills - with an emphasis on community integration. Having a driving license would be preferable for these positions, although not essential.

We offer training to QCF/NVQ level 2 if you do not already hold this qualification, and a variety of other training and development activity. In 2017, we achieved the Investors in People Silver standard, and went on to be awarded the title of national Employer of the Year amongst similar organisations at this level.

The Frances Taylor Foundation [FTF] offers a wide range of social care and support for people with learning disabilities, and for older people. Our services include community support, shared supported living, activity resource centres, and residential and nursing care homes. They are based in Greater London, Brighton and Hove, Liverpool and Merseyside. The name of the Frances Taylor Foundation has been used since 1994 for the social care services of the organisation Frances Taylor founded - the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, now a registered charity. Our services, and our employment opportunities, are open to people of any faith or none, and we are proud of our diversity and inclusiveness.

Advert - Support Worker - Liverpool Adult Services - Jun 18
Job Description - Support Worker - Liverpool Adult Services - Jun 18
Person Specification - Support Worker - Liverpool Adult Services - Jun 18

For further information and an application pack contact: Anne Burns, Senior Administrative Officer: anne.burns@psmgs.org.uk

NO CLOSING DATE

DAY CARE STAFF, ST RAPHAEL'S, BRENTFORD, LONDON

Day care staff, various positions available

Salary: £17,116 - £17,330, or pro rata for part-time.

The Frances Taylor Foundation [FTF] offers a wide range of social care and support for people with learning disabilities, and for older people. Our services include community support, shared supported living, activity resource centres, and residential and nursing care homes. They are based in Greater London, Brighton and Hove, Liverpool and Merseyside.

We have various positions available that we wish to appoint to at one of our Learning Disability Homes in West London. St Raphael’s is a registered Learning Disability Home which offers a high quality, supportive, stimulating and homely environment.

Join us in making a real and positive impact to the lives of people we support, embracing their differences and encouraging development. This is an incredibly special role – it is a privilege to be so involved in the lives of the people we support.  If you have a natural caring desire to make a difference to people’s lives then this is the job for you!

We ensure our staff feel confident in all aspects of their role by having the opportunity to develop their career through ongoing vocational training opportunities. The potential to progress is genuine; many of our current staff started as Care Workers and are now part of the management team.

It is desirable that the successful candidates have some experience working in care or a similar environment.

Ideally they will also have:

  • Availability to work flexibly – this position will require working evenings and weekends.

  • Good communication skills, with the ability to be able to work as part of a team.

  • The ability to implement and work in person centred ways.

  • A Commitment to our ethos and values

  • A positive attitude

Our Vision – that people live life to the full with their dignity respected, independence supported and uniqueness valued - runs throughout our activities and is part of a thread running back 140 years to the foundation of our organisation by Frances Taylor. The name of the Frances Taylor Foundation has been used since 1994 for the social care services of the organisation she founded as the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, now a registered charity. Our services, and our employment opportunities, are open to people of any faith or none, and we are proud of the diversity and inclusiveness of the Frances Taylor Foundation.

Advert - Day Care Staff - St Raphael's - Jun 18
Job Description - Day Care Staff - St Raphael's - Jun 18
Person Specification - Day Care Staff - St Raphael's - Jun 18

To request further information and an application form, please contact:

Lorna Anderson - Service Manager on 02085603745 or email lorna.anderson@psmgs.org.uk

Application forms are also available at the top of this page.

NO CLOSING DATE

 

care and support worker, sefton supported living, SOUTHPORT, Merseyside

Salary: £15,739 – £15,936 subject to qualification and experience
Bank Rate is £7.85 (Holiday payment is also available)

We have full and part time positions available from 16 hours to 37.5 hours

The Frances Taylor Foundation offers social care and support services, all 13 of which are rated “Good” by the Care Quality Commission – including Sefton Supported Living in Southport, a supported living service for people with learning disabilities.

In 2017 we achieved the Investors in People Silver standard, and went on to be awarded the title of national Employer of the Year amongst similar organisations at this level.

Based in the Southport area of Merseyside, the Frances Taylor Foundation [FTF] offers a wide range of social care and support for people with learning disabilities. Our services include community support, shared supported living, activity resource centres, and residential care homes.

We are looking for Support Workers who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring for people with learning disabilities. We want people who show initiative and forward thinking who are willing to work in new ways to meet the needs of the people we support.

We want people who show dignity and respect in every aspect of their job.  We want people who can work in a multi-disciplinary value based team who promote choice and meaningful communication with the people they support.

The Sefton Supported Living Service supports individuals with learning disabilities and health needs, 24 hours a day 365 days a year. 

If you have the right values, this could be an opportunity for you to develop yourself and make a real difference to the people who live here.

Job description and person specification is below and application forms can be found at the top of this page.

Advert - Care and Support Worker - Sefton Supported Living - Feb 18
Job Description - Care and Support Worker - Sefton Supported Living - Feb 18
Person Specification - Care and Support Worker - Sefton Supported Living - Feb 18

Completed applications should be e-mailed to sophie.harris@psmgs.org.uk or posted to Sophie Harris, St Joseph’s, Blundell Avenue, Freshfield, Formby, L37 1PH.

If you wish to discuss the position or need more information please call Yvette or Debbie on 01704 835701.

NO CLOSING DATE

CARE AND SUPPORT WORKERs, ST JOSEPH'S, FORMBY, Merseyside  

DAY £15,739 - £15,936 (Full Time 37.5hrs and subject to qualifications)
NIGHT £19,202 - £19,442 (Full Time 37.5hrs and subject to qualifications)

Do you want to work for an organisation with 100% services rated as GOOD?

Do you want to work in a home where care was rated as Outstanding?

Do you want to work for an organisation that truly invests in their staff, as demonstrated by the recent SILVER Investors in People award?

Do you want to have a real impact on the lives of the people you support?

The Frances Taylor Foundation [FTF] offers a wide range of social care and support for people with learning disabilities and for older people. Our services include community support, shared supported living, activity resource centres, and residential and nursing care homes. They are based in Greater London, Brighton and Hove, Merseyside.

St Joseph’s Home is set in beautiful surroundings within a pine forest close to the beach. St Joseph’s is home to 32 people and has a Short Breaks service that provides emergency respite and planned short breaks for 4 people at any given time. The home is separated into 3 modern areas with their own front entrances. We promote a culture based on respect and dignity for the people we support.

At St Joseph’s we pride ourselves on our values and incorporate this in to every aspect of the service we deliver to the people we support and the staff who support them.  We ‘Make It Happen’ for the people who use our service in many ways, not only meeting their health needs but also their social needs whilst ensuring that their personal relationships are maintained through regular contact and shared activities.

We are looking for Support Workers who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring for people with learning disabilities. We want people who show initiative and forward thinking who are willing to work in new ways to meet the needs of the people we support.

We want people who show dignity and respect in every aspect of their job.  We want people who can work in a multi-disciplinary value based team who promote choice and meaningful communication with the people they support.

The successful candidate will be undertaking a varied role with many different aspects to delivering care.  They will be providing personal care to the adults who live at St Joseph’s, supporting people to access the local community, supporting group excursions and many other activities that are meaningful to each individual.  They will also be developing skills in sensory based activities and interaction with a sensory room on each area of the home.  Staff will also have the opportunity to undertake a wide variety of training from mandatory based training to hydrotherapy, intensive interaction, medication awareness to name a few.

We want a Care Support Worker who responds appropriately to medical and health concerns, and the role may require you to administer medication in accordance with the charities’ policy and procedures.  We will ensure staff members are fully trained in any area before undertaking such duties.

The Service Supports individuals with learning disabilities and health needs, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.  Staff will work across all three areas of the home.  We have full and part time positions available from 16 hours to 37.5hrs.

If you have the right values for St Joseph’s this could be an opportunity for you to develop yourself and make a real difference to the people who live here.

Job descriptions and person specifications are below. Application forms can be found at the top of this page.

Advert - Care and Support Worker - St Joseph's - Jan 18
Job Description - Care and Support Worker - St Joseph's - Jan 18
Person Specification - Care and Support Worker - St Joseph's - Jan 18

Completed applications should be e-mailed to sophie.harris@psmgs.org.uk or posted to Sophie Harris, St Joseph’s, Blundell Avenue, Freshfield, Formby, L37 1PH.

The Frances Taylor Foundation is an operating name for the UK social care and support services of the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, an international women’s Catholic congregation founded in 1872 by Frances Taylor and now a registered charity, number 227931. Our services, and our employment opportunities, are open to people of any faith or none.

NO CLOSING DATE

 

BANK ACTIVITY WORKER, FERNLEY RESOURCE CENTRE, Formby, Liverpool

Rate of Pay: £7.85/hour

We have a number of vacancies for Bank Activity Support Workers at Fernley Resource Centre, Formby Liverpool L37 1PH.

The roles are primarily to work with the Manager/Team Leaders and Senior Activity Workers to support adults who have learning disabilities who attend the centre. Shifts are available between 8.30am – 4.30pm from Monday and Friday. 

This is a perfect development opportunity for the right individuals.

The post holders will be involved in leisure, recreations, arts, crafts and horticulture activities. The duties will also include assisting people to eat and drink, and supporting people with their personal care.

A job description and person specification is below and application forms can be found on the top of this page.

Advert - BANK Activity Worker - Fernley Resource Centre -  Formby - Jan 18
Job Description - BANK Activity Worker - Fernley Resource Centre - Formby - Jan 18
Person Specification - BANK Activity Worker - Fernley Resource Centre - Formby - Jan 18

 If you would like to discuss the position or need more information, please contact Cathy Murphy Service Manager on 01704 835 702 or email: cathy.murphy@psmgs.org.uk 

Applications should be in the form of a covering letter and application form. These must be sent to Sophie Harris at sophie.harris@psmgs.org.uk 

NO CLOSING DATE

 

Bank registered general nurse (RGN) - Maryville care home, Brentford, London

Bank Hourly Rate: £13.32 per hour

Do you want to work for an organisation with 100% services rated as GOOD with CQC.

Do you want to work for an organisation that truly invest in their staff, as demonstrated by the recent SILVER Investors in people award.

We are looking to appoint BANK RGN’s at one of our Care Homes in West London. Maryville is a small older people’s home with the added advantage of offering nursing care where appropriate. Residents are within three main areas of the home which are purposely designed to provide tailored care with 39 beds in total.

Different from large scale Older People’s Homes, Maryville is small and homely and able to offer truly personalised care. The home is in close proximity to the shops, medical services, leisure facilities and library and has the added advantage of having its own chapel on site with daily Mass, for those who wish to use it.

Our aim is to provide a unique, high quality supportive, stimulating and homely environment for care; enabling individuals to retain their independence and lead valued, fulfilled lives.

There is excellent transport links by bus, London underground and British Rail.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in a care or similar environment

  • Registered Pin number.

  • Willingness to work flexibly including weekends and unsociable hours

  • Excellent communication skills

  • An understanding of the person centred approach and a commitment to the care, support and valuing of the individuals who use our service.

  • A positive attitude.

Our Vision – that people live life to the full with their dignity respected, independence supported and uniqueness valued - runs throughout our activities and is part of a thread running back 140 years to the foundation of our organisation by Frances Taylor. The name of the Frances Taylor Foundation has been used since 1994 for the social care services of the organisation she founded as the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, now a registered charity. Our services, and our employment opportunities, are open to people of any faith or none, and we are proud of the diversity and inclusiveness of the Frances Taylor Foundation.

How to apply: Job descriptions and person specifications are below, application forms are available at the top of this page.

Advert - RGN Nurse - Maryville Care Home - Brentford - Nov 17
Job Description - RGN Nurse - Maryville Care Home - Brentford - Nov 17
Person Specification - RGN Nurse - Maryville Care Home - Brentford - Nov 17

Please email your completed application form to: kalpna.hirani@psmgs.org.uk

NO CLOSING DATE

 

healthcare assistant, Maryville care home, Brentford, London

Salary: £17,116 depending on qualifications

BANK positions also available: £8.29 per hour

Do you want to work for an organisation with 100% services rated as GOOD with CQC.

Do you want to work for an organisation that truly invest in their staff, as demonstrated by the recent SILVER Investors in people award.

We are looking to appoint Healthcare Assistants at one of our Care Homes in West London. Maryville is a small older people’s home with the added advantage of offering nursing care where appropriate. Residents are within three main areas of the home which are purposely designed to provide tailored care with 39 beds in total.

Different from large scale Older People’s Homes, Maryville is small and homely and able to offer truly personalised care. The home is in close proximity to the shops, medical services, leisure facilities and library and has the added advantage of having its own chapel on site with daily Mass, for those who wish to use it.

Our aim is to provide a unique, high quality supportive, stimulating and homely environment for care; enabling individuals to retain their independence and lead valued, fulfilled lives.

There is excellent transport links by bus, London underground and British Rail.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in a care or similar environment.

  • Willingness to work flexibly including weekends and unsociable hours.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • An understanding of the person centred approach and a commitment to the care, support and valuing of the individuals who use our service.

  • A positive attitude.

Our Vision – that people live life to the full with their dignity respected, independence supported and uniqueness valued - runs throughout our activities and is part of a thread running back 140 years to the foundation of our organisation by Frances Taylor. The name of the Frances Taylor Foundation has been used since 1994 for the social care services of the organisation she founded as the Poor Servants of the Mother of God, now a registered charity. Our services, and our employment opportunities, are open to people of any faith or none, and we are proud of the diversity and inclusiveness of the Frances Taylor Foundation.

How to apply: Job descriptions are person specifications are below. Application forms can be found at the top of this page.

Please email your completed application form to: kalpna.hirani@psmgs.org.uk 

NO CLOSING DATE

 

BANK CARE AND SUPPORT WORKERS, TOOTING BEC GARDENS AND WOODBOURNE AVENUE, STREATHAM, LONDON

We wish to appoint BANK Care and Support Workers to join our team. Are you caring? Do you have experience of working with people who have learning disabilities? If so, apply now! We would love to hear from you. 

Bank hourly rate: £8.29 per hour

To request further information and an application form, please contact Linda Addo, Service Manager - by email at linda.addo@psmgs.org.uk or alternately, please telephone on 020 8769 1235.

CLOSING DATE: There is no specific closing date, we are happy to receive applications for bank workers at any time