The Aldingbourne Trust is a genuinely respected employer with consistently positive feedback being shared via our regular staff and volunteer surveys. In October 2010 we earned the Investors in People Gold Standard and regularly have opportunities for people to join our award winning teams.
The Aldingbourne Trust is able to offer a comprehensive induction and excellent training opportunities, generous annual leave, pension, life assurance, counselling service, child care and cycle vouchers schemes.
There are four ways you can work with us:
  1. General job vacancies
  2. Through our dedicated care workers job agency, Support Workers Direct
  3. Become a bank support worker
  4. Volunteer
Finance Apprentice - Fontwell - £10,920 per annum (plus benefits)

The Aldingbourne Trust has a turnover of over £6M, employs over 250 people and has more than 20 separate projects.
The Finance Team are looking for a finance apprentice to learn all aspects of the accounts and help in the busy finance office. Formal training will be given via a day release Association of Accounting Technicians course at Chichester College.
This is a varied role that will lead to an Accounting Technician qualification and which requires accuracy and attention to detail as well as a good knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to manage your own time.
The contractual hours are 35 hours per week, Monday Friday (9 5), with 1 day per week external training during term  

Closing Date - 5.00 pm on Wednesday 4 April 2018

For more information, please telephone Jeanette Gowing - 01243 544607


Support Workers - Bognor Regis - £16,290 to £20,928 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)

We are looking for Full and Part Time Support workers
The holder of this key post within the Aldingbourne Trust are responsible for enabling our tenants to live the lives they choose safely, while developing their own independence.
You will work as part of a team  with staff and tenants to ensure that the emotional, social, medical and material needs of the tenants are recognised, assessed and met.
This key post is working predominantly around the Bognor Regis and Chichester area with tenants  who live independently  within their own homes and are supported to manage their own tenancy.
CLOSING DATE: 5 pm on Friday 6 April 2018
Interviews will be held week commencing 16 April 2018
(Please indicate your preference of full or part time hours on your application)


Lead Grower and Gardener - Fontwell - £18,776 to £22,101 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)
The Aldingbourne Country Centre is located on the edge of the South Downs National Park - we grow and sell a range of bedding plants to members of the public at our established visitor attraction that draws over 60,000 visitors a year. The Aldingbourne Centre provides vocational training for people with learning disabilities (our clients) across a range of activities including working in our gardens and greenhouses.

We are looking for a person with experience in growing and selling plants in a commercial setting to carry out the following duties:

  • Grow bedding plants in green houses
  • Buy plugs and grow them on to bed plant stage
  • Display the plants in attractive ways for customers to view and buy
  • Talk to customers about the plants
  • Supervise clients' working and assisting in the greenhouses and gardens
  • Maintain Aldingbourne's grounds, including planting our own plants in the beds around the site and trimming hedges, cutting back trees occasionally etc
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Commercial experience of growing and selling plants (perhaps you will have worked in a garden centre or horticultural business)
  • Have an understanding of financials regarding buying, growing on and selling of plants
  • Be happy speaking to customers
  • Have a kind and understanding nature in supporting our clients. You do not need to have experience in a care role - provided you have a kind nature and are willing to be guided in working alongside our clients we will provide training in this aspect of the role.
The role will have some staff supervision responsibilities as you will manage our gardener/horticultural support staff member. 

You will be required to develop excellent working relationships with Country Centre staff, volunteers, the people we support and visitors to the Country Centre. You will be supported by the Senior Support with responsibility for Horticulture, Events, Farm and Retail and the Country Centre team.

Due to the nature of this role, some weekend working is required including public holidays.
Rotas will be agreed on a monthly rolling basis.

The contractual hours for this post are 37.5 hours per week based on working 5 days from 7 (dependent on rotas), including some weekend and public holidays.


Support Workers Direct - Bognor Regis - Negotiable
We are recruiting to our specialist internal team Support Workers Direct (SWD).

The Aldingbourne Trust supports people in a variety of setting such as day opportunities, supported living, outreach and community based support. We are proud that having SWD means we have a team of staff that can work in each of these settings with a range of people, ensuring the quality of support is not compromised. 
The nature of the work means that one day you may be supporting someone on our farm, the next supporting someone at home, and the next supporting someone to go on holiday. Or you may regularly support one team, really getting to know people. SWD offers it all!

As an employee of Aldingbourne Trust you will be expected to work to the same standards as peers, and you will be trained in all aspects of social care, so previous experience isn't necessary what we want is your life experience and your willingness to provide Gr8 Support! (please add a hyperlink for Gr8 Support to

The role is flexible and you can determine how many hours each week you work and where you work.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Julie Williams on 01243 837866.


Support Workers - Bognor Regis - £16,920 to £20,928 per annum (salary pro rata and will be dependent on skills and experience)

We are looking for support workers, both full and part-time to join our friendly team at our Supported Living Service in Bognor Regis.

People we support live in their own flats in the community and we help them manage their day-to-day lives and realise their dreams. People have varied abilities; most need support with cooking, cleaning, managing their home and personal support including medication and personal care, some need behavioural support.   We actively encourage people to pursue their dreams and to try out new experiences, and we would welcome anyone with a sense of adventure, enthusiasm, and lots of passion to apply. Please note that living an 'ordinary' life means being able to go out and stay out late such as visiting pubs, clubs, trips to the theatre, cinema etc, and as such shift times will vary.
In addition to working as part of the wider team we are keen to recruit people who have previous experience of working with people with autism / complex health needs. 'H' lives at Milton Lodge and has a dedicated team to support her. H is autistic and diabetic, loves going out in her car so being a driver is essential as H will go out most days. H needs staff that can work with her within her existing routines but also work in a planned and co-ordinated way to broaden her experiences and introduce new opportunities.
We are seeking people who are: Over the age of 18, flexible to work on a rota covering early mornings, day and evening shifts, alternate weekends and sleep-in shifts.
Closing Date - 5.00 pm on Tuesday 27 March 2018


Administration Co-ordinator - Bognor Regis - £13,032 to £14,223 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)

The Aldingbourne Trust is a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities to live independently.  
We are seeking a Part-Time Administration Co-ordinator to join our friendly and busy team, based at Milton Lodge, one of our supported living projects in Bognor Regis.
The Administrative Assistant will provide general clerical, financial and administrative support to the Manager, to generally assist in the effective and efficient running of the project.
The best person will be able to prioritise, be organised and able to multi task.
You will need to be able to communicate clearly, be reliable, friendly and understanding.
Must be computer literate.
The contractual hours for this post are 30 hours per week.
 Hours and days to be agreed but will mainly be between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday.  We hold monthly tenant meetings, and the post holder may need to be available to support and minute these.
Closing Date - 5.00 pm on Friday 23 March
Interviews will be held on Thursday 5 April


Support - Music and Media Creative Enterprises - Fontwell - £15,627 to £18,776 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)
An exciting new opportunity to support adults with learning disabilities in Music and Media Creative Enterprises. Enabling the people we support to take an active and meaningful role in vocational training - expressing themselves, being creative and producing and promoting goods and services in Access Music and Digital Media.
Access Music enables people to develop music skills - creating, recording, performing, dj'ing and promoting and delivering events and entertainment. Digital Media provides training in social media, film, animation and photography and making physical products (mugs) from digital sources. The role will also occasionally involve working with our Earthworks Group that provides therapeutic art, craft, clay and Woodland Forest Schools based activities.
The support will promote people's rights, choice, independence and social inclusion within these creative enterprises. Liaising with other staff to provide an accessible, relaxed yet stimulating environment which encourages the people we support to try new experiences and acquire new skills, abilities and confidence. By engaging in the arts we believe that our clients will be given the tools to express themselves and develop new ideas, achievements and goals, promoting a positive impact on their daily life, ambitions and self esteem.
The contractual hours for this post are 37.5 hours per week working 5 days in  7, generally Monday to Friday 8.30-4.30 with occasional evenings, weekends and public holidays.

Closing Date - 5 pm on Tuesday 20 March 2018