Employment Opportunities

Chrysalis is a local organisation that works with passion and integrity supporting adults with disabilities (with a special focus on learning disabilities) to live active, exciting and independent lives.

We believe in supporting and encouraging staff, volunteers and members to meet their full potential.  We don’t just rely on formal training but encourage development to be at the heart of everything we do.

We encourage a culture of learning whether new to our sector or experienced, we believe everyone can learn more.

We also believe in sharing our expertise and experiences with others, whether an organisation, a carer or just interested you could join us and learn more about supporting those with learning disabilities or dementia.


Our salary and benefits package is among the best in our sector. It includes a competitive salary, contributory pension, comprehensive induction and ongoing training, 33 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) rising to 38 with service.

We also offer extensive staff benefits, such as a contribution Health Plan, Employee Assistance programme, Cycle to Work and tax free childcare vouchers.

Due to the continuing growth of the organisation we now need to recruit to the following:-

Team Leader (full Time)

(primary base at Carlisle or Wigton)
(40 per week – may include evenings and weekends) Salary £17,576 – £19,697.60

Candidates will have significant experience of the sector and the provision of support to individuals with complex needs requiring specialist support.

The Team Leader will be responsible for effective staff management and activity co-ordination and also the provision of professional care and support to clients. Applicants should be organised with a positive, flexible approach and the ability to motivate their team.

Experience in the management of ‘support at home’ services preferred.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 27th March 2017.

Application Covering Letter

Job Description

Employee Specification

Application Form

Support Workers (F/T, P/T and Relief cover)

Salary £14,040 – £14,508 p.a. pro rata,

Dependent upon qualifications & experience. (may include evenings and weekends)

Opportunities available at our Carlisle and Wigton sites

We are seeking highly motivated support workers to join our experienced teams in the development and provision of activities and support for individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs.

Applicants should have a positive, flexible approach and be committed to working in a person centred way, enabling individuals to maximise their potential in a range of community settings, either on a 1:1 or group basis.

Previous experience preferred but not essential, positive values and a willingness to learn and develop through our extensive training opportunities are!

Application Covering Letter

Job Description

Employee Specification

Application Form

No closing date – continuous recruitment program.

Access to own vehicle for work with appropriate business use insurance and Enhanced DBS clearance is essential for all roles.

Chrysalis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.

 For full details on all posts download the your application pack from the above links or telephone: 016973 44751,

e-mail: info@chrysalis-cumbria.co.uk.