Job Opportunity

Community Support Worker

Are you looking for a new challenge in a role where no two days are the same?

Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of individuals experiencing mental health problems and distress?

If yes, then we want to hear from you, apply today to join our team…

Who we are

We are Kettering Mind, an independent registered charity affiliated to National Mind, we are a values based organisation that puts the individuals and communities we support at the heart of everything we do. For us it is not about making money but making a difference that counts. We deliver a range of mental health support services in Kettering and across North Northamptonshire.

About our team

Kettering Mind is a truly unique place to work and all of our colleagues share our vision and values for providing high quality, person-centred support and services to individuals experiencing mental health problems and distress. As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills, whilst making a positive difference to other people’s lives.

Join our team

We have an opportunity for a Community Support Worker who shares our values, passion and commitment to join our amazing team. Your role will be to support individuals experiencing mental health problems and distress that live in supported accommodation, their own homes or other community based settings. This is a varied role where no two days are the same, this keeps it interesting and you will never be bored!

Working hours and area

You will be based from our main office in Kettering and be part of a team that covers community support services across the North Northamptonshire area. You will work full time hours of 37 per week on a rota-based system including some evening, weekend and Bank Holidays shifts.

We will consider part-time hours, providing you can still work a flexible shift pattern on rota. Call us to discuss and find out more.

About you

This should not just be a job for you but a passion! You will have a genuine desire to deliver the best possible standards of care and support to individuals that access our services. As a member of the community team, you will take pride in delivering professional, responsive and person-centred support.

It would be great if you have a background in support work but that is not essential as we will provide training, what matters most is your enthusiasm, people skills and positive ‘can do’ attitude.

What you will need to be successful in this role is outstanding communication and relationship building skills, the ability to problem solve and work creatively and an empathic, caring, calm, patient and non-judgemental approach towards supporting others.

This is a community based role so a driving licence with access to a car that can be used for work purposes is essential for this role. We reimburse work related mileage at 40 pence per mile.

You will need an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check for this role and if you don’t already hold a valid check on the DBS update service then we will request and pay for this when you join.

Please read the full job description and person specification below for a more detailed overview of the role

Why work for us

We offer competitive salaries and a NEST pension scheme with a 5% employer contribution rate. The starting salary for this role is £18,777 per annum and the full salary scale is from £18,777 to £21,260 per annum.

Looking after our team is a top priority and we strongly believe that work life balance is essential in building a happy and healthy workforce. We offer a generous holiday entitlement and access to 24 / 7 wellbeing support and services through our employee assistance programme.

We value dedication and commitment from our team and after 5 years continuous service we will reward you with an additional 5 days holiday.

How to apply

So if you feel this is the role for you then let us know by completing our application form using the job description and person specification as a guide to assist you!

If you would like to apply for the role, please download and complete the application form available below and send this to

Applicant Letter

Application Form

Community Support Worker Job Description 2021

Community Support Worker Person Specification

Equal opportunities Policy

Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form

Policy statement on the recruitment of ex offenders

Privacy statement – recruitment

The closing date for all application forms will be Tuesday, 30 November 2021. Please don’t delay and apply today as we may close the vacancy earlier than advertised if we receive sufficient suitable applications.

If you have any questions about the role or application process then please give us a call on 01536 523 216 and speak to one of the team.

Kettering Mind are an equal opportunities employer and a signatory of the Mindful Employer Charter. We believe that everybody deserves respect and together we can make a difference.

Registered Charity no. 1069373        Registered Company no. 3530898