Why join Hansel?

Without a doubt working in social care is one of the most rewarding of careers where every day you can be safe in the knowledge that you are helping people with additional support needs exercise the same rights and choices as everyone else in the community.

However, working as part of an inspiring local charity to help others make the most of life is only one of many benefits at Hansel, where there are real opportunities to make a difference and have a fulfilling career. 

We employ around 400 valued team members whose contribution is vital to the people we support having the freedom to live. 


Our values

We are respectful at all times. We appreciate each other and understand everyone is unique with a valuable contribution to make.

We are honest and act with integrity at all times. We are approachable, professional and accountable for our actions. We strive to deliver what we say we will.

Team Working
We work together to achieve successful shared outcomes. We communicate effectively, share ideas, learn together and inspire one another.

Continuous improvement
We challenge ourselves to improve, develop and embrace change. We focus on what we can do better and on being creative and forward thinking.

We do not judge and we celebrate everyone’s individuality. We promote equal access to opportunities, fairness and a sense of belonging for all.

Employee Benefits

At Hansel we offer a range of benefits and support to our contracted team members:

Family friendly support:

  • Competitive holiday entitlement, with additional holidays for long service
  • Ability to buy or sell holidays
  • Paid emergency dependent care leave and compassionate leave
  • Access to HSF Health Cash Back Plan

Support when you need it:

  • Occupational sick pay above statutory entitlement
  • Access to Occupational Health support
  • Free and confidential 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free and confidential 24/7 access to legal helpline, debt advice and other health support

Added benefits:

  • Workplace pension (over and above statutory employer contributions)
  • Non-contributory death in service scheme (two times basic salary)
  • Refer A Friend scheme (£250 for each successful referral)
  • Discount opportunities online and at major high street retailers

Learning and development support

  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • Variety of training on job specific skills related to your role (e.g. medication, safer people handling, epilepsy etc.)
  • Online e-learning account and access to a wealth of learning opportunities
  • Externally recognised SVQ qualifications

Working with us

We have a variety of employment opportunities and are looking for caring, flexible individuals who believe that every single person has something unique to offer. We would like to hear from you if this strikes a chord and you have a real passion for making a positive difference to other people’s lives.

Hear from some of our support workers at Hansel about what they do in their job role in the video link below.

Hansel celebrate diversity and are proud to be a Disability Confident and inclusive employer.  We welcome applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements for the job.

To find out more contact us at recruitment@hansel.org.uk or call us on 01563 830340.

Support Worker Video Vacancies