Recruitment

How do I apply for a job at Independence Homes?

All our current job vacancies are listed here. Read carefully the job description of a position you are interested in. To apply, please download the application pack and email your completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard back from us within 14 working days then unfortunately your application has not been successful. Please allow 6 months before you re-apply.

Can I send you my CV?

No, unfortunately we do not accept CVs. We only process application forms that are sent to us. 

I have applied for a job. What happens next?

We will contact successful candidates within 2 weeks of sending us their application. We will arrange telephone interview and decide whether to progress your application to the formal interview. At the formal interview, you will be asked to complete tests relevant to the position you have applied for, following 30 - 60 minutes interview. You will be informed of the outcome of your application at the end of your interview.

Are there any restrictions on who can apply?

We have no restrictions as to who can apply. You must be able to provide documents to prove your eligibility to work in the UK.

Working for us

What is a DBS check and why do I need one?

The vast majority of our roles require a DBS check due to the nature of our work. DBS checks will identify any previous convictions, cautions, reprimands, warnings etc. and take 3-4 weeks on average. Upon successful job application process, we will arrange DBS for you if necessary. Employment with us is strictly conditional upon receiving a satisfactory DBS check.

What is the dress code?

Care staff are not required to wear a uniform but must be dressed sensibly in accordance with activities planned for the day and health and safety considerations. Footwear must be preferably flat with enclosed toe. Jewellery should be discreet and appropriate and not cause a health and safety hazard.

Head Office/ Managerial employees are required to wear smart casual dress. There may be times when staff are expected to wear more formal business attire e.g. corporate events or when certain visitors attend the premises.    

What training do you offer?

For all new employees we offer a comprehensive two week induction training. This includes in-depth epilepsy specialist knowledge on monitoring and managing seizures, supporting service users with investigations and treatments, administering medication and understanding the impact epilepsy has on life. Each service also has staff trained to a senior level in medication administration.

We offer an ongoing specialist training specific to your role through on-the-job training, in-house and external courses. To learn more please visit our what we offer section.

How are staff trained to manage challenging behaviour?

Staff complete accredited training in positive communication techniques and are monitored through supervisions and appraisals. Each service has a dedicated trainer to support with staff refresher training and updating their techniques.

How long are the shifts?

For Head Office based roles we have flexible hours which are usually 9am - 5pm.

For Support Workers the shift hours vary, but we operate from 7am - 9.30pm.

For Waking Night these are 9.15pm - 7.30am.