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, 30 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) rising to 38 with service.

As a valued employee you will have access to extensive staff benefits, such as a contribution Health Plan, Employee Assistance programme, Cycle to Work and tax free childcare vouchers.


Team Leader (Care Sector) 40 per week – may include evenings and weekends

Salary £18,200 – 20,321

We are currently recruiting for a Team Leader to join our existing management team across our Carlisle and Wigton sites.  Candidates will have significant experience of the care 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.

 Access to own vehicle for work with appropriate business use insurance is essential


Team Leader – Covering Letter

Team Leader Job Description

Team Leader- Employee Specification

Team Leader – Application Form – Word Version

Team Leader – Application Form – pdf


Support Workers (various Hours – may include some evenings and weekends)

£14,625 – £15,093 pro rata per annum

We are currently looking to expand our existing team of Support Workers with opportunities at our Carlisle and Wigton sites.

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

Support Worker – Covering Letter

Support Worker – Job Description

Support Worker- Employee Specification

Support Worker – Application Form – Word

Support Worker – Application Form – Pdf


Independent Living Support Worker Full time, Part-time and Relief Staff

Up to £8.10 per hour (with sleep over allowance where applicable)

We are about to open a unique 24hr independent living opportunity on the outskirts of Wigton and we are looking for a number of enthusiastic staff to provide creative and enabling support for people in their new home, ensuring individual potential is achieved.

Support will be person-centred including a range of home and community based activities.

Previous experience in this field is an advantage but not essential, positive values and a willingness to learn and develop are!

Various shifts are available and will include some weekends, overnights and sleepovers.

Independent Living Support Worker Covering Letter

Independent Living Information Sheet

Independent Living Support Worker – Job Description

Independent Living Support Worker- Employee Specification

Independent Living Support Worker – Application Form – Word

Independent Living Support Worker – Application Form – Pdf


Please note – Closing date for all applications is : 12noon, Monday 10th July 2017 – Please note we do not accept CV’s

For further details or a paper application pack:

Telephone: 016973 44751

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


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