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Unit Support Worker (Evergreen)
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/11276
  • Published: Wed 26/10/2022, 13:34 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 30/11/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Evenings, Nights, Weekends
  • Hours: Various hours available
  • Salary: £18,887- £19,264 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Ampthill, Bedfordshire

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Unit Support Worker (Evergreen)

Team: Evergreen Step Up/Step Down Unit – Ampthill

Job Family: CBG4 - Supporting

Salary: £18,887- £19,264 per annum pro rata

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Various Hours & Shift Patterns including Days/Nights (Enhancements paid)

Base location: Evergreen, Ampthill

Closing Date: Rolling advert closing 30th November 2022

Interview Date: Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis - and interviews arrange accordingly

About Us:

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.

As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.

This is a great time to join us on our journey.

More about the role:

The goal of our Reablement Service is to help older people live independently in their own homes. By giving as many people as possible an active life within the community, A small proportion of people will need and benefit from short-term care in a 24-hour bedded facility for the purposes of rehabilitation or recovery where time is given to the assessment and consideration of options for longer term care. This could be in a rehabilitation facility, care home or hospice care.

We are making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work. As a Unit Support Worker, you’ll have a vital role to play. You will support people to maximise their independence.

Join us and find your greatness by giving older people freedom and the chance to lead a fulfilling life.

Recovering from illness or a stay in hospital can take time – and make everyday tasks very difficult. As a Unit Support Worker, you’ll be there to help older people and get them back on their feet again. You will encourage people to regain skills and enable them to manage daily living tasks such as washing, dressing, and preparing meals for themselves.

As someone who’ll see our service users regularly, you’ll also be responsible for assessing each person’s particular needs. It’s therefore important that you have a good understanding of older people, those with disabilities and reablement. An NVQ level 2/3 in a relevant subject (or equivalent qualifications or experience) is desirable. Beyond this, you need to be organised, used to a caring role and able to work unsupervised. It’s also important that you’re good with people – able to put them at their ease and encourage them to improve. If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll have a highly rewarding role.

Please note that you’ll be expected to work to a set rota to alternate weekend working.

What we can offer you:

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:

  • Agile working arrangements. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. We will actively encourage you to manage work and personal commitments.
  • Family friendly policies and practices
  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service.
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here
  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available
  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.


You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack

For informal discussion about this position, please contact: Sarah Milton at or 0300 300 6803

For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at or call 0300 300 8000


Central Bedfordshire Council reserves the right to close this vacancy before the advertised date if a large number of applications are received. If you would like to apply for this position then please keep information in mind when preparing your application.

Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.

If you require assistance to apply for our roles, help with writing your CV, interview techniques or careers advice please contact our team of careers advisors at Our service is confidential, impartial and free for all.