Work With Us

Work With Us

SFHT recognise that employing the right people is vital to our success, we encourage creative and resourceful thinking for solutions that make things happen. We want our staff to give the best support, so we recruit talented people with the skills to enhance the lives of others.

All staff receive training from our incredibly experienced L&D team who see them through the induction process and ensure ongoing statutory and mandatory training requirements are met. Our staff teams are dedicated, forward thinking and provide a great sense of community for those we support and their co-workers.

What we expect from our staff:

  • Performance that delivers the best possible person-centred support for the people who use our services
  • Passion to work in a busy and changing environment with new challenges every day
  • A ‘can-do’ and flexible approach
  • Openness to change and development

What you can expect from SFHT:

  • A friendly and vibrant atmosphere
  • Support in your career and development
  • Recognition and reward for great performance
  • A fair employer who supports and promotes equal opportunities
  • A flexible approach

Job Vacancies

Project Coordinator
Location: Bisterne, Ringwood

  • Full Time
  • (40 hours)
  • £28,228.00 per annum

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Project Coordinator to join our busy and varied Aspire Team.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of
providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities. Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.

We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability. You will have strong leadership skills in order to motivate, support and develop a small team, and a professional approach to engaging with colleagues, service users and their families and partner agencies. You will also have excellent organisational, problem-solving and management skills, along with the ability to prioritise your own workload alongside the needs of the service.
Your responsibilities will be varied and it is a fast paced working environment, so you will need to be good at multi-tasking and time management.
Previous experience in a project coordinator position is essential, ideally within the adult social care sector, and an understanding of adults with a learning disability within a supported living environment is also desirable.
If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

About the Role:
As Project Coordinator you will lead on the day-to-day operations and programme delivered from The Bradbury Centre in Southbourne and ensure that the programme offered provides a wide range of interesting, stimulating and varied activities that support service users to develop their skills and confidence to enable them to participate actively within their community.

You will also lead on developing and delivering a programme of vocational and accredited training courses that will enable service users to gain skills and qualifications in specific areas of work that will support them to access sustainable employment and/or volunteering opportunities.
You will have line management responsibilities for a small team of support workers.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01202 022 536 or email: hra@sfht.org.uk.

Enterprise Manager
Location: Bisterne, Ringwood

  • Full Time
  • (37 hours per week, to include occasional weekend working)
  • £36,648.00 per annum

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Enterprise Manager to join our busy and varied Aspire Team.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of
providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities. Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.

We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability. You will have strong leadership skills in order to motivate, support and develop a small team, and a professional approach to engaging with colleagues, service users and their families and partner agencies. You will also have excellent organisational, problem-solving and management skills, along with the ability to prioritise your own workload alongside the needs of the service.
Your responsibilities will be varied and it is a fast paced working environment, so you will need to be good at multi-tasking and time management.
Previous experience in a similar managerial position is essential, ideally within the adult social care sector, and an understanding of adults with a learning disability within a supported living environment is also desirable.
If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

About the Role:
As Enterprise Manager you will play a key role in developing and delivering an exciting programme of activities providing training and development opportunities for our service users that will support them to develop their life skills and social skills and live more rewarding and fulfilling lives by increasing their access to employment, training and volunteering opportunities.

Working closely with the Head of Day Services you will help develop our social enterprise offer and create an environment that reflects our values and enables our service users to achieve their aspirations. With a background in enterprise and business development you will lead on developing the social enterprise provision, including our retail outlets, and will assume line management responsibility for the team. You will have line management responsibility for Project Coordinators.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01202 022 536 or email: hra@sfht.org.uk .



Activity Support Worker

Location: Bisterne, Ringwood

  • Part Time
  • (3 X Positions Available 24 Hours, Monday – Friday)
  • £14,277.12 per annum

We have three fantastic opportunities for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Activity Support Worker to join our busy and varied Aspire Team.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities. Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.

We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability.

You will be creative and ensure that a high-quality service is provided to all clients,
promoting a person-centred approach and ensuring best practice.

Experience is not essential as full training will be provided, but an understanding of adults with a learning disability within a supported living environment is desirable.
If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

About the Role:
The Activity Support Worker will provide a range of vocational, creative and educational activities to adults with a learning disability. The clients in their allocated group will receive support to set individual goals and the opportunity for personal development and building self-confidence.

The activities will focus on enabling clients to gain confidence, develop a range of skills and have their achievements recognised.
Your activities can include but not limited to woodworking, swimming, fitness, accessing their community, work ready skills, therapeutic arts, gardening and much more!

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01202 022 536 or email: hra@sfht.org.uk.


Personal Assistant/Support Worker

Location: Southbourne, Dorset

  • Full Time
  • (40 Hours)
  • £11.44 per hour

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Personal Assistant/Support Worker to join our busy and varied Supported Living team.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities.

Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.
We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability. You will have strong leadership skills in order to motivate, support and develop a small team, and a professional approach to engaging with colleagues, service users and their families and partner agencies. You will also have excellent organisational, problem-solving skills, along with the ability to prioritise your own workload alongside the needs of the service.

Your responsibilities will be varied, and it is a fast paced working environment, so you will need to be good at multi-tasking and time management.
Experience is not essential as full training will be provided, but an understanding of adults with a learning disability within a supported living environment is desirable.
If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

About the Role:

As Personal Assistant/Support Worker you will help provide day to day and one to one support to service users in the supported living houses, ensuring that the support meets the high standards expected by the Trust, and enables our service users to live their lives with independence as a valued member of their local community.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01202 022 536 or email: hra@sfht.org.uk.

Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location: Southbourne, Dorset

  • Part Time
  • (4 X Positions Available 16-30 Hours)
  • £11.44 per hour

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Personal
Assistant/ Support Worker to join our busy and varied Supported Living team.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of
providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities.

Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.
We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability. You will have strong leadership skills in order to motivate, support and develop a small team, and a professional approach to engaging with colleagues, service users and their families and partner agencies. You will also have excellent organisational, problem-solving skills, along with the ability to prioritise your own workload alongside the needs of the service.

Your responsibilities will be varied, and it is a fast paced working environment, so you will need to be good at multi-tasking and time management.
Experience is not essential as full training will be provided, but an understanding of adults with a learning disability within a supported living environment is desirable.
If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

About the Role:
As Personal Assistant/Support Worker you will help provide day to day and one to one support to service users in the supported living houses, ensuring that the support meets the high standards expected by the Trust, and enables our service users to live their lives with independence as a valued member of their local community.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01202 022 536 or email: hra@sfht.org.uk.

Weekend Personal Assistant/Support Worker
Location: Southbourne, Dorset

  • Part Time
  • 16 Hours across Saturday and Sunday
  • £11.44 per hour

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Weekend
Personal Assistant/ Support Worker to join our busy and varied Supported Living team.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of
providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities.

Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.
We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability. You will have strong leadership skills in order to motivate, support and develop a small team, and a professional approach to engaging with colleagues, service users and their families and partner agencies. You will also have excellent organisational, problem-solving skills, along with the ability to prioritise your own workload alongside the needs of the service.

Your responsibilities will be varied, and it is a fast paced working environment, so you will need to be good at multi-tasking and time management.
Experience is not essential as full training will be provided, but an understanding of adults with a learning disability within a supported living environment is desirable.
If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

About the Role:
As Personal Assistant/Support Worker you will help provide day to day and one to one support to service users in the supported living houses, ensuring that the support meets the high standards expected by the Trust, and enables our service users to live their lives with independence as a valued member of their local community.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01202 022 536 or email: hra@sfht.org.uk.

 

Assistant Manager, Supported Living Services

Location: Southbourne, Dorset

  • (Fixed Term Contract – 12 Months)
  • £29,598.40 per annum
  • 40 hours per week

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Assistant Manager to join our busy and varied Supported Living team.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of
providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities.

Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.
We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About You:
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability.

You will have strong leadership skills in order to motivate, support and develop a
small team, and a professional approach to engaging with colleagues, service users and their families and partner agencies. You will also have excellent organisational, problem-solving and management skills, along with the ability to prioritise your own workload alongside the needs of the service.
Your responsibilities will be varied and it is a fast paced working environment, so you will need to be good at multi-tasking and time management.
Previous experience in a Care Management position is essential, ideally within the adult social care sector, and an understanding of adults with a learning disability within a supported living environment is also desirable.
If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

About the Role:
As Assistant Manager you will help provide day to day and one to one support to service users, ensuring that the support meets the high standards expected by the Trust.
Your management responsibilities include providing line management and support to the support team, and being the first point of contact in the house you supervise for all service user concerns and issues, and any issues relating to employee relations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that service users are supported to participate in the day-to-day social
    programme within the house, and to access meaningful community-based activities and opportunities.
  • Ensure that risk assessments are in place for all service users and that they are
    regularly reviewed and updated.
  • Carry out monthly audits of service users’ finances to ensure that they are managing their finances appropriately and offer advice to help them manage their money more effectively.
  • Administer, manage and audit medication in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the staff team and provide one to one supervision and on the job support and supervision and performance management support when required.
  • Act as a Nourish ‘super user’ ensuring that accurate records are maintained on the system, weekly checks for alerts and actions are carried out and regular reports are run for the Service Managers and the Head of Supported Living.
  • Comply with all safeguarding policies and procedures in relation to reporting
    safeguarding concerns and follow all safety plans that are implemented to manage safeguarding concerns to ensure the safety and wellbeing of service users.
  • Proactively promote the Trust’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policy to ensure inclusion and equity for all of our people.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01202 022 536 or email: hra@sfht.org.uk.

 

Activity Support Worker (Dance and Fitness)
Location: Bisterne, Ringwood

  • 40 hours per week
  • (Full Time)
  • £23,795.20 per annum

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Activity Support Worker (Dance and Fitness) to join our busy and varied Supported Living team.

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities.

Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision, across three beautiful sites in the Ringwood and Bournemouth areas.
We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

About The Role
You will be delivering a programmed schedule of activities across the services, with individuals and groups of 6 clients, successfully adapting and responding to individual needs.
You will encourage and support clients to reach and maintain their ideal level of independence. Whilst delivering the program evaluating the effects of the service being provided in order to facilitate client progress.
Outdoor activity experience as well as an interest in outdoor activities, sports and/or dance will be essential for this position.

About You
You will be a confident communicator at all levels, highly motivated and self-driven, with a compassionate and kind approach to helping people who are disadvantaged by their disability. You will be empathetic and courteous to people who use the service and their relatives/carers, treating them with care and consideration at all times. Referring any issues or incidents directly to the management team.

You will use positive approaches and other techniques with a knowledge and understanding of triggers, as appropriate to ensure that any challenging behaviour and/or who have high and complex needs are able to continue safely access and benefit from our service.

Due to the nature of this position it is essential that candidates have previous work
experience within the care sector.

If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

If you would like to apply for this vacancy, reply to this advert with your CV and brief covering letter, visit our website www.sfht.org.uk or contact the HR Department via telephone on 01202 022 536 or email: hra@sfht.org.uk.

 

Trustee Recruitment

Have you ever considered becoming a Trustee in the charity sector?

We are looking for people to join our Board of Trustees to bring additional skills and experiences to enrich the support that we are able to provide to our staff team and our service users. People who are able to make a real and positive impact on the organisation’s long-term future.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity, and would welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are particularly keen to recruit Trustees with a financial background, a housing background or a social care background.

Becoming a charity Trustee is a rewarding and fulfilling way to support causes that you have a connection with and helps you build new networks that can support your career, your confidence and your wellbeing.

About Us

The Stable Family Home Trust was established over four decades ago with the aim of providing a caring and therapeutic environment for adults with learning disabilities. The original focus was on horticulture and enabling our service users to learn how to grow plants and food crops and increase their skills and knowledge base in these areas.

Over the years the Trust has diversified and strengthened its offer and now supports over 50 people through our seven Supported Living Homes, with demand for housing increasing all the time, and up to 100 people through our Day Services provision. We use a person-centred approach, seeing the person and not the disability, and work with each of them individually to help them develop their skills and confidence so they can live fulfilling and productive lives. With personalised care and support plans tailored to individual strengths and needs, our service users are empowered to live their lives with greater independence and choice, and to better understand their rights as a member of the community.

As we embark on our fourth decade our focus remains on ensuring that the people we support have access to the highest quality housing and a wide range of opportunities to participate in opportunities that challenge them, develop and enhance their skills, and be recognised for the valuable contribution that they make to our community.

If you believe that every person should been seen and valued, this is the perfect opportunity for you to join an organisation that embraces creativity, proactive and collaborative approaches, and equity and diversity.

What is involved

As a Trustee, you are expected to prepare for and attend up to six Board meetings a year, including our AGM. You are also expected to be available to contribute advice and support on an ad hoc basis, as needed by the business, and participate in one of our two sub-committees – Property & Facilities; Audit, Finance and Risk.

There is no need to have previous experience as a Trustee to apply – your passion, enthusiasm and dedication is what we value most.

In return we will provide you with:

  • Induction, access to training, and the reimbursement of reasonable expenses
  • Opportunities to make strategic decisions and develop new skills
  • Opportunities to network with senior professionals
  • Influence to shape innovative projects
  • The chance to contribute to improving the lives and long-term outcomes for adults with learning disabilities

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role please contact Jane Smith, CEO, in the first instance on 07425 622665, or alternatively send your CV to:

Sue Perry (Chair of the Board of Trustees: sueperry@sfht.org.uk

Jane Smith: janesmith@sfht.org.uk