Operational Disability Support Worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
28/07/2024 23:59
£23,893 - £24,294 (pro rata to hours worked) Pay award pending.
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre/ Various other council premises
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
28 Jul
Further Information
Corporate Services & Governance - Human Resources/

Workforce Development/ Health & Safety


HR/WD/H&S – Occupational Health and Safety

Operational Disability Support Worker

Gateshead Civic Centre/ Various out based locations

8 Hours a week, part time

Grade D £23,893 - £24,294

Do you want a role where you’re recognised for what you do, given the opportunity to thrive and have the chance to be the best version of yourself?  Do you want to work with us in helping to create spaces that are great to work and/or live in?  If so, please keep reading as you’re just what we’re looking for!

We have an exciting opportunity for an Operational Disability Support Worker to join the team whose ambition is to deliver on the promises we make to our customers.  Interested in joining a great organisation with an employee offer and experience that rivals others, then this could be an opportunity you just don’t want to miss.

It’s important that you read the job profle in full and check that you meet the essential criteria.

About the role….

We are looking to appoint an individual to work alongside one of our supported employees to assist them with a variety of administration tasks.

The role will involve tasks including navigating and inputting information onto social care systems (as dictated, or from written records), minute taking, proofreading, and managing sensitive information ensuring confidentiality and data protection is always maintained. 

You will have knowledge of administrative systems and processes, experience of using software packages such as Microsoft Office, minute taking, data protection requirements and working in an administrative setting.  You should have 5 GCSE’s at grade A - C or 9 - 4 including Maths and English or an equivalent qualification or relevant demonstratable experience.

A bit about Gateshead Council…

The Council really is a great, diverse place to work, offering insights into how a wide range of services and partners operate, in very challenging times. We value our employees and the role they play in making Gateshead a great place to live and work.

We’re truly committed to providing our customers with the highest quality of service and we need like-minded people who can help us deliver a sector leading service.   We need people who want to make a difference, who are talented, possess the right knowledge and skills and who want the chance to demonstrate how good they are.

What’s in it for you?  Well, there’s so much on offer and here’s just a few of the highlights!

You’ll be paid a competitive salary plus additional allowances where relevant.
We’ll help you save for your future with an outstanding employer contribution to your pension of approximately 18.9% per year.
You’ll get a generous annual leave package of 28 days annual leave for new employees, rising to 32 days after 5 years continuous local government service.
You have the chance to buy up to 10 additional holidays per year.
You’ll have access to great health and wellbeing support, including discounted membership to GO Gateshead Leisure Services and ability to use our cycle to work scheme.
You’ll have access to our new benefits platform VIVUP where you can get discounts and offers on online and high street shopping.

It’s time to apply!

We’re delighted that you want to come and work with us.  It’s important that you read the job profile in full and check that you meet the essential criteria, because when we start choosing people to come and meet us, we’ll be checking to ensure that they meet the essential criteria as set out in the Job Profile. 

To apply either complete an application form, which you can do electronically online at www.gateshead.gov.ukor send your cv tostephenfoggin@gateshead.gov.uk.Please make sure that you demonstrate you meet the essential criteria in the job profile.

The closing date is midnight on Sunday 28th July 2024.

For an informal discussion or if you need any assistance, please contact Stephen Foggin on 0191 433 2272 or via stephenfoggin@gateshead.gov.uk.