Current Vacancies

At Ability we focus on ability, not disability. Do you share our values and have a positive attitude? If so, you could make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in your area who need care or support to be able to live more independently.

Empathy, communication skills and team work are vital for our roles along with your positive “can do” attitude and commitment to the highest standards of customer service. We offer a culture of support and leadership, extensive training, health care scheme and contributory pension. We value the diversity of our workforce and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Please see below our current vacancies. To apply, select the ‘Join us now – apply here’ button at the base of the job description.

If you don’t see a job that appeals to you, or that is in your area, we still want to hear from you. Click on the ‘join us now – Apply here’ link at the base of the page and complete the application, this will give us the details we need to contact you when we have a suitable opportunity.

Vacancy Location

Dorking Farnham
Hillingdon Merton
Reading Slough
Staines Surbiton
Waterlooville and Havant Woking
Area Manager London/South East

Area-Manager-London-South-East – reference Area-Manager-London-South-East

Are you an Area Care Manager, Regional Care Manager, or Registered Care Manager looking for a new challenge where you can really make a difference to people’s lives??

Our Area Care Managers are essential in upholding high levels of customer service, maintaining quality and compliance with our brand, whilst driving growth and profitability across our services.

Based in London and reporting to the Director of Care & Support you will be responsible for the safe and secure delivery of care to our customers while actively managing your Service Managers. Your remit will be wide and varied including actively participating in the growth and development Care in your area and managing budgets to ensure profitability of the business. As Area Manager you will lead, guide and support your Service Managers in the operational day to day running of their region and drive them to achieve their KPI’s and targets whilst adhering to CQC regulations and company policies.

The Role
• You’ll be required to travel to the Services and support them ensuring that they are delivering high standards of care within their Services.
• Influence and guide Services to build their business ensuring long-term profitability. Advising and implementing company strategy and policy.
• Motivate and support each Service to maintain, implement and achieve an ongoing Growth and Development plan for their business.
• Approve business premises and selection of Care Manager, (on ongoing basis).
• Deliver and participate in Ability’s out of hour’s on-call service.
• Act as technical expert in and identified field. Sharing this knowledge and mentoring others in order to promote best practice throughout Ability.

Who You Are
As an Area Manager and to deliver what we’re looking for, you’ll be an experienced leader ideally with multi-site background within Care & Support or the healthcare sector and staff management experience and the ability to move quickly with change. You will have a track record of successfully managing Registered Services.

Join us now – Apply here

Dorking Area

There are currently no vacancies in Dorking

Farnham Area

Senior Support Worker, Farnham – reference SSWF0619

Senior Support Worker – Farnham

At Ability we focus on ability, not disability. We believe that empathy, communication skills and team work are vital for our roles. We value the diversity of our workforce and encourage applications from all communities.

• Do you share our values and have a positive “can do” attitude?
• Are you able to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable adults?
• Can you support vulnerable adults to live more independently?
• Are you committed to delivering the highest standard of customer service?

If you answered yes to these questions then maybe we have the job for you, so please keep reading!!

We currently have a full-time (40hrs) Senior Support Worker position available in our Farnham Service.

You will be part of a team who work a rolling rota over a 7 day period including weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. The rota is devised to ensure that no member of staff works more than 5 days per week. There may also be the opportunity to pick up additional hours to cover annual leave and sickness.

You role will be split between assisting the Team Manager in the day to day running of the service and delivering some front-line, 1:1 support to customers.

Benefits of working for Ability Housing.
• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Senior Support Worker
• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
• Experience of providing care and support to vulnerable adults preferably within a CQC regulated environment and be qualified to NVQ/QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent).
• Ability to assist the Team Manager in the resource planning, coaching and mentoring of a team of Support Workers
• Line-management
• Rota management and co-ordination of the daily provision of support and activities for customers.
• Ensure the delivery of a high quality, responsive and efficient service.
• A driving licence/access to a car is desirable as you may be asked to work at one of our other services in Surrey occasionally. We support travel by paying a mileage allowance of 45p per mile
• The ability to work day shifts, weekends, evenings and sleep-in duties
• Provide personal care to our customers out in the community
• Administer and monitor medication
• Have clear communication skills
• Be able to record and report effectively
• Lone-work

Full-time salary (40 hours): £20,564.00 pa (circa)
Does this sound like the job for you? If so, we look forward to receiving your application soon.

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

Hillingdon Area

Senior Support Workers, Hillingdon, – reference SSWHILL0919

Senior Support Worker – Hillingdon

Are you looking for a new challenge or a step up in your career?

At Ability we focus on ability, not disability. We believe that empathy, communication skills and team work are vital for our roles. We value the diversity of our workforce and encourage applications from all communities.

• Do you share our values and have a positive “can do” attitude?
• Are you able to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable adults?
• Can you support vulnerable adults to live more independently?
• Are you committed to delivering the highest standard of customer service?

If you answered yes to these questions then maybe we have the job for you, so please keep reading!!

We currently have a full-time (40hrs) Senior Support Worker positions available in our 2 services in Hillingdon.

Yew Tree Lodge – Learning Disabilities (X1 Vacancy) SSWYTL0919
Hayes Park Lodge – Mental Health (X1 Vacancy) SSWHPL0919

You will be part of a team who work a rolling rota over a 7 day period including weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. The rota is devised to ensure that no member of staff works more than 5 days per week. There may also be the opportunity to pick up additional hours to cover annual leave and sickness.
You role will be split between assisting the Team Manager in the day to day running of the service and delivering some front-line, 1:1 support to customers.
Benefits of working for Ability Housing.
• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Senior Support Worker
• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
• Experience of providing care and support to vulnerable adults preferably within a CQC regulated environment and be qualified to NVQ/QCF Level 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent).
• Ability to assist the Team Manager in the resource planning, coaching and mentoring of a team of Support Workers
• Line-management
• Rota management and co-ordination of the daily provision of support and activities for customers.
• Ensure the delivery of a high quality, responsive and efficient service.
• A driving licence/access to a car is desirable as you may be asked to work at one of our other services in Hillingdon occasionally. We support travel by paying a mileage allowance of 45p per mile
• The ability to work day shifts, weekends, evenings and sleep-in duties
• Provide personal care to our customers out in the community
• Administer and monitor medication
• Have clear communication skills
• Be able to record and report effectively
• Lone-work
Full-time salary (40 hours): £22,065.65 pa (circa)
Does this sound like the job for you? If so, we look forward to receiving your application soon.
It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here for Full-time SSWYTL0919

Join us now – Apply here for Full-time SSWHPL0919

Job Description

Support Worker – Hillingdon – reference HILLSW1019

Full-time opportunities available, however part-time and zero hour/casual workers will also be considered.

We focus on ability, not disability. Do you share our values and have a positive attitude? If so, you could make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in your area who need some care or support to live more independently. You will be providing support to customers who live within the service and also providing telephone support to customers living in the community.

Ability’s supported housing service in Hillingdon care for customers who have mental health/complex needs disability. This role will require you to support our customers to live as independently as possible. You will be providing support to customers who live within the service and also providing telephone support to customers living in the community.

The successful candidate will work as part of a motivated team and will be required to work shifts over a 7 day period, including weekends and bank holidays.

Benefits of for Support Worker

• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• Accruable Holiday entitlement in addition to your hourly pay rate for PAYE workers
• Flexible shifts that suit you, work around your main employment or work on a full-time/part time bank basis
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

The hours you work will depend on our customers needs but we will agree these with you in advance.

Hourly rate: £9.13 ph (plus holiday pay for zero hour/casual positions)

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here for Full-time

Job Description


Merton Area

There are currently no vacancies in Merton

Reading Area

There are currently no vacancies in Reading.

Slough Area

There are currently no vacancies in Slough.

Staines Area

Purchase Ledger Officer, Staines – reference PLO1019

Purchase Ledger Officer

Changes at Ability mean that we are now recruiting for a Purchase ledger officer. This post will suit someone seeking to take their first steps in a career in finance, or with experience of working in a busy Purchase Ledger. There will be opportunities to gain exposure to many additional aspects of financial accounting and reporting, possibly leading to opportunities for professional training.

You will be the 1st point of contact for all purchase ledger enquiries as well as covering all aspects of purchase ledger, from logging of invoices to statement reconciliation. You must have a keen interest in implementing new systems, as part of this role will be to support the implementation of a new electronic Purchase Order generation and processing system and an automated invoice recognition system. This will be in addition to ensuring Ability gets the most out of our recent accounting system upgrade, ensuring best value for money and improving our processes and ways of working. This role may also lead to opportunity to learn and develop beyond the aspects of purchase ledger for the ambitious candidate, working both with the Financial and Management accountants.

If you have a can do attitude, a passion for learning new skills and want to be part of an organisation that gives something back to it’s local communities, we want to hear from you.

Salary: Up to £22,000 DOE
The role will be 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, based from our Head Office in Staines.

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Purchase Ledger Lead, Staines – reference PLL0919

Interim Purchase Ledger Lead – (Maternity Cover – 12 to 14 months FTC)

If you want to be part of an organisation that gives something back to it’s local communities, Ability are recruiting for a Purchase Ledger lead to be part of the organisations Finance team. This newly defined post will suit someone seeking to build on five years purchase ledger experience and an AAT qualification.
The main purpose of this role will be to manage and deliver accounts payable services in a professional and timely manner as well as being responsible for the line management and development of a Finance Trainee.

Key responsibilities will be managing the day to day operation of accounts payable, including the posting of all accounts payable transactions, compiling and checking purchase ledger runs, processing the bank direct debit payments, supporting the Finance and Systems Accountant with reconciliation of data, ensuring the on boarding of new suppliers are in line with credit referencing as well as ensuring all data is processed in line with GDPR.

A keen interest in system implementation would be an advantage as you will lead on the implementation of a new electronic Purchase Order generation and processing system, and an automated invoice recognition system. This will be in addition to ensuring Ability gets the most out of our recent accounting system upgrade, ensuring best value for money, and improving our processes and ways of working.

You will need to have one or more of the following qualifications necessary for applying for this position; AAT qualified, CIMA or ACCA Part Qualified ideally with housing or care accounting experience. We would also consider applicants who are studying towards the above qualifications.

Salary: Up to £30,000 DOE
The role will be 35 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, based from our Head Office in Staines.

If you have a ‘can do’ attitude as well as excellent customer focus and are able to build relationships across a business, we look forward to hearing from you.

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description 

Lettings & Projects Officer, Staines – reference LPO1019

Lettings & Project Officer

If you have a housing management background, with experience of allocations and lettings and you understand the importance of effective processes to underpin operational service delivery, then this could be the role for you.

You will be working alongside the Housing & Support Officers and Ability’s Revenue & Arrears Officer. The post will be responsible for the co-ordination of our nominations and lettings services: we work with over 30 local authorities and other agencies with nomination rights to the properties we manage. You will be building close working relationships with many internal and external stakeholders in order to ensure that Ability homes are let to those who need them most. As well as this, you will be providing project management support for the housing and property management team as we continue to improve the services we provide. This will include assisting with the development of procedures and coordinating how service improvements are implemented across our stock.

The role will be based from the Head Office in Staines.
Working hours will be 9am – 5pm (Monday to Friday – 35hrs per week).

Salary £29,000

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Surbiton Area

Support Worker (Full-time and Part-time), Surbiton – reference SBSW0419

Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.
We have fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. You’ll support our brilliant customers who have mild to moderate learning disabilities, autism needs.
We focus on ability, not disability. Do you share our values and have a positive attitude? If so, you could make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in your area who need some care or support to live more independently.

We have support worker positions available for those of you who want full time hours however part-time and zero hour/casual workers will also be considered.You can work as little or as much as you wish, offering you great flexibility based around the service need.
Our CQC Registered service in Surbiton is a registered Care Home for adults with learning disabilities who may also face other challenges in their day-to-day lives. Currently our customers living in the home have physical disabilities that require hands on support. The support we provide is customer led and person centred with a focus on developing skills and promoting independence.

You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements. To us were not just a team we’re a ‘work family’.

As a Support Worker, you would be part of a motivated, experienced team and would not only have the opportunity to develop your own skills through our comprehensive training programmes but also to help make a positive change in the lives of vulnerable adults.
Ability play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences

Benefits of for Support Worker
• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• Accruable Holiday entitlement in addition to your hourly pay rate for PAYE workers
• Flexible shifts that suit you, work around your main employment or work on a full-time/part time bank basis
• We support your travel by paying a mileage allowance of 45p per mile
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Support Worker
• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
• A can do attitude and ability to learn new skills.

Responsibilities for Support Worker
• Medication
• Recording/Reporting

The hours you work will depend on our customers needs but we will agree these with you in advance.Just upload your CV and really importantly, your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!)

If you are successful, we need you to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for.

Full-time salary (40 hours): £19,042
Hourly rate: £9.13 ph (plus holiday pay for zero hour/casual positions)

• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• Accruable Holiday entitlement in addition to your hourly pay rate for PAYE workers
• Flexible shifts that suit you, work around your main employment or work on a full-time/part time bank basis
• We support your travel by paying a mileage allowance of 45p per mile
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Support Worker
• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
• A can do attitude and ability to learn new skills.

Responsibilities for Support Worker
• Medication
• Recording/Reporting

The hours you work will depend on our customers needs but we will agree these with you in advance.Just upload your CV and really importantly, your covering letter (don’t forget to attach this, as we really want to know more about you!)

If you are successful, we need you to have an Enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service which we’ll pay for.

Full-time salary (40 hours): £19,042
Hourly rate: £9.13 ph (plus holiday pay for zero hour/casual positions)

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here

Job Description

Waterlooville & Havant Area

Support Worker, Waterlooville – reference WLSW0419

At Ability we focus on ability, not disability. We believe that empathy, communication skills and team work are vital for our roles. We value the diversity of our workforce and encourage applications from all communities.

• Do you share our values and have a positive “can do” attitude?
• Are you able to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable adults?
• Can you support vulnerable adults to live more independently?
• Are you committed to delivering the highest standard of customer service?

If you answered yes to these questions then maybe we have the job for you, so please keep reading!!

We currently have Support Worker positions available in our Waterlooville Services.

The service supports vulnerable adults with learning disabilities. We have 3 accommodation based services in Waterlooville and a small amount of community support. Support within the accommodation services is delivered 365 days a year.

You will be part of a team who work a rolling rota over a 7 day period including weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. The rota is devised to ensure that no member of staff works more than 5 days per week. There may also be the opportunity to pick up additional hours to cover annual leave and sickness.

Benefits of working for Ability Housing.
• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Support Worker
• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
• A driving licence/access to a car is desirable due to the community support. We support travel by paying a mileage allowance of 45p per mile
• The ability to work day shifts, weekends, evenings and sleep-in duties
• Provide personal care to our customers out in the community
• Administer and monitor medication
• Have clear communication skills
• Be able to record and report effectively
• Lone-work

Full-time salary (40 hours): £17,685 pa

Does this sound like the job for you? If so, we look forward to receiving your application soon.

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here for WLSW0419

Job Description 

Support Worker, Havant – reference HSW0419

Full-time, part-time, flexible opportunities available.

At Ability we focus on ability, not disability. We believe that empathy, communication skills and team work are vital for our roles. We value the diversity of our workforce and encourage applications from all communities.

• Do you share our values and have a positive “can do” attitude?
• Are you able to make a difference to the lives of vulnerable adults?
• Can you support vulnerable adults to live more independently?
• Are you committed to delivering the highest standard of customer service?

If you answered yes to these questions then maybe we have the job for you, so please keep reading!!

We currently have full-time (40hrs) & part-time (20hrs) Support Worker positions available in our Havant Service.

The service supports vulnerable adults with learning disabilities. It covers an accommodation based service in Havant plus community support to customers in their own homes throughout Havant, Emsworth, Clanfield and Hayling Island areas. The service is delivered 365 days a year.

You will be part of a team who work a 4 week rolling rota over a 7 day period including weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. The rota is devised to ensure that no member of staff works more than 5 days per week. There may also be the opportunity to pick up additional hours to cover annual leave and sickness.

Benefits of working for Ability Housing.
• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Support Worker
• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
• A driving licence/access to a car is essential due to the areas we cover. We support travel by paying a mileage allowance of 45p per mile
• The ability to work day shifts, weekends, evenings and sleep-in duties
• Provide personal care to our customers out in the community
• Administer and monitor medication
• Have clear communication skills
• Be able to record and report effectively
• Lone-work

Full-time salary (40 hours): £17,685 pa
Does this sound like the job for you? If so, we look forward to receiving your application soon.

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here for HSW0419

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Woking Area

Support Worker, Woking – reference WOKSW0419/WOKZSW0419

Full-time opportunities available, however part-time and zero hour/casual workers will also be considered. Please specify within your application what type of contract you wish to be considered for.

We have support worker positions available for those of you who want full time hours both days and nights or wish to top-up your existing hours and enhance your current salary or even just work the odd shift to suit your life style. You can work as little or as much as you wish, offering you great flexibility.

Benefits of for Support Worker.

• Excellent hourly rates of pay
• Support and Leadership
• Training and development opportunities.
• Company healthcare scheme
• Life insurance
• Refer a Friend Scheme – Earn cash rewards
• Accruable Holiday entitlement in addition to your hourly pay rate for PAYE workers
• Flexible shifts that suit you, work around your main employment or work on a full-time/part time bank basis
• 30 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays)
• Contributory pension

Requirements for Support Worker

• Right to work in the UK – documents such as passport and national insurance number.
Responsibilities for Support Worker
• Provide personal care and support to our customers out in the community (Personal care including bathing and toileting, dressing, bed making and few house hold chores
• Medication
• Recording/reporting

Location:
• Woking

Full-time salary (40 hours): £17,685 pa
Hourly rate: £8.48 ph (plus holiday pay for zero hour/casual positions)

It is not the Company’s policy to contact those applicants who have not been invited for interview so, if you have not heard from us with 3 weeks of submitting your application, you should assume that on this occasion, your application has not been successful.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Ability Housing Association and wish you all the best with your application.

Join us now – Apply here for Full-time/Part-time

Join us now – Apply here for Zero Hour/Casual

Job Description


We are a growing organisation and may need your AbilityPOSITIVE+ approach in the near future.

If you don’t see a job above that appeals to you, or that is in your area, we still want to hear from you. Click on the ‘join us now – Apply here’ link below and complete an application, this will give us the details we need to contact you when we have a suitable opportunity.

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