We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Session Leader who wants to make a real difference to the lives of children and young people attending the Ashdown Centre.

The Ashdown Centre provides respite from caring for families of children and young people with special needs and disabilities. The Ashdown Club (5 - 12) is open every Saturday and during the summer holidays and Ashdown Youth Club (12 - 18) is open every Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm and the first Sunday of every month from 10am - 4pm. Ashdown also offers an 'Out and About' service which offers short respite breaks for children aged 5 - 14 with disabilities and their siblings one Sunday a month. Additionally, Ashdown has its 'Extra' service every Thursday 6.30pm to 9pm for young adults between the ages of 18 - 30.

As a Session Leader you will ensure we provide a stimulating, safe and well-presented environment for our users. You will also be expected to support the Centre Management in the daily running of all our services.

To be successful you must be able to demonstrate the ability to focus on delivering a good quality customer and person centred service for all our Centre users and carers in line with legislative, regulatory and Guild Care Standards. You need to evidence strong interpersonal skills with the ability to support and listen. Ideally the right candidate will have experience of working with Children and Young People with PMLD.

When applying it is essential you demonstrate, at a minimum, the essential criteria from the Job Description.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Check.


£12.21 per hour.


Bank (as and when required)

Closing date

12pm Wednesday 14th November 2018.

Job reference


Job description

Click here to download the job description.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about the role our Recruitment Team are always happy to help answer any questions you may have. For an informal chat please call 01903 863154.

How to apply

Please complete the short application form and email your current CV to [email protected] or contact us on 01903 863154.

Please note that due to the high volume of applicants we receive, we are not able to respond to you individually. Therefore, if you are successful you will hear from us within three weeks.

Interview information

Please download and complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring form and the Rehabilitation of Offenders form and forward both to the HR Department, Guild Care, Methold House, North Street, Worthing BN11 1DU if you are invited to attend an interview.