Support Worker
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/128922/15882
  • Published: Wed 07/09/2022, 10:51 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 08/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,722 - £22,716 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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Support Worker

The starting salary for this position is £20,722 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.

We recognise that our job descriptions are detailed and potentially daunting, but don’t be alarmed – we don’t expect you to know or have experience in everything – this is where we come in! We are looking for people who are motivated, enthusiastic and passionate about improving people’s lives. We see it as our job to help you unlock your potential so you can become the best you can be.

Every day we see people from all walks of life, from workers in sectors such as retail, hospitality, childcare (the list goes on), or people simply providing love and support to family members who have the skills, values and behaviours that would make an excellent care worker. You may not realise you have the potential to be a great care worker, but we do! Come and chat to us to find out more about the skills, experience and values that you have that we want to turn into a rewarding career for you.

We think it is important to recruit and develop a diverse workforce from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences. Even if you have never thought about a career in care, all we ask is you explore what care work really is! The role is so much more than you might think. It is about empowering and focussing on people’s strengths to support them to live a fulfilled life. What that looks like is up to them – we believe reablement is about providing support with a ‘do with’ instead of a ‘do for’ approach.

We will help you develop into the role - we do not need you to be an expert now!

We know that ensuring you feel valued, supported, upskilled and empowered is important to ensure you achieve your best. A happy and supported workforce is key to us meeting needs of residents. We have no doubt that simply doing a great job will continue to motivate and give you a sense of fulfilment, but in addition, we take a great pride in developing careers, so if that interests you, we can offer qualifications and career progression opportunities.

Right, we have probably said enough…Over to you! If you are interested in hearing more, please do contact us via phone, email or social media.

We currently have a variety of shift patterns available, including evenings and weekends; please give the team a call or contact us via email to discuss the shift patterns and hours.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with interviews taking place on an individual basis.

We have 5 hubs located across Surrey:

  • Epsom (covering Mid Surrey) 
  • Guildford (covering South West Surrey) 
  • Surrey Heath (covering Surrey Heath and Farnham) 
  • Woking (covering North West Surrey) 
  • Redhill (covering East Surrey)

An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Helen Vickery by email at or call 01483 518351 or Liane Reale at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment 

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

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