Senior Support Worker (Adult L&D)

Salary: £19,240 - £20,800 dependant on experience.

Hours: 40 hours per week 9am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday (52 weeks per year with paid holiday during period that the Adult Skills Centre is closed which works out to be 30 days including all bank holidays).  

Location: Aurora Orchard Manor, Hertfordshire/Cambridge SG8 6LG

Are you someone who wants to feel proud of what you do each day? Do you want to help a young adult with disabilities live more independently? You don’t need to have any formal qualifications as we can provide the training you need to become qualified – what you do need is energy, enthusiasm and passion to help make a difference.

Here’s a bit more if you’re not convinced yet!

Located on a fantastic 14-acre site we’ve got two services: Aurora Meldreth Manor is a special school and children’s home for children aged 6-19 and Orchard Manor is a service for young adults aged 19+ – both support individuals who have severe and complex learning difficulties, including physical and sensory difficulties and complex health needs which impact on their daily lives. We are investing over £5 million into a full site re-development in order to make it a fresh, invigorating and great place to work.

As a Senior Support Worker you will work with and support through mentoring, coaching and best practice, a team of Support Workers to maintain a stable, happy and caring environment that puts the health, safety and welfare of our young people first. The role will also directly support young people who may have a combination of learning, physical, emotional and/or associated disabilities to live happy and fulfilled lives and to be as independent as possible as well as helping them to develop positive relationships and to be equal and valued members of the community.

You come in for your shift, make this person’s life awesome, and then go home. Now that’s a good job. That’s a brilliant job!
— Shelly, Aurora Meldreth Manor Support Worker


If this sounds like the career you’d like to develop, being part of our inspiring team will also bring other benefits that include:

  • A competitive salary

  • On-site, low rental accommodation options – no travel costs

  • Paid holiday – 30 days per year including bank holidays (to be taken when the Adult Skills Centre is closed)

  • Career progression, training and support to achieve qualifications

  • High street discounts

  • Free on-site parking

  • Life assurance

  • Company Pension plan

  • Child care vouchers

  • Employee assistance programme

So, surely you’re convinced by now! If you are interested then click “Apply Online” below. Alternatively, call Orchard Manor HR department on 01763 268 000 or download our application form below and email it to

Aurora is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special needs and disabilities.

The Aurora Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and young adults in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment safeguarding checks including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

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Click here to download an application form -  (If you are not applying online please email to

Closing Date: 29 January 2018