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 35 with service.

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

We are currently looking to recruit.

Independent Living Support Workers (Ref IL1) Up to £16,288 per annum (pro rata)

(plus sleepover rate where applicable) – Permanent and Bank/Relief positions available

Support Workers – Day Services (Ref SW1)  Up to £15,564 per annum (pro rata) –

Bank/Relief positions available

We are looking for enthusiastic staff to provide creative and enabling support for individuals.

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

Various support hours are available including days, weekends, overnights and sleepovers.

Independent Living Support Worker Application Pack

ILSW – Covering Letter

ILSW – Employee Specification

ILSW – Job Description

ILSW – Application Form – pdf

ILSW – Application Form – Word

Support Worker Application Pack

Support Worker – Covering Letter

Support Worker – Job Description

Support Worker- Employee Specification

Support Worker – Application Form – pdf

Support Worker – Application Form – Word

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

We are currently seeking a Treasurer …

with proven accounting and financial management skills to join our board of Trustees.

The Treasurer will be expected to offer relevant financial qualifications and experience, including charity finance, fundraising, pension schemes, risk and audit.

On a personal level, you will be able to critically analyse a range of proposals, assess and understand the financial implications and convey this information to other Trustees, The Chief Executive and Senior Managers in a business-like manner in order to assist and inform strategic decision making.

The role of Trustee is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, the time commitment includes attending up to 12 Board Meetings in Wigton annually plus additional financial sub group meetings and the Charities Annual General Meeting.

If interested or for further information please contact Claire Doherty, Chief Officer or Gilda Wells, Chair of Trustees.

Telephone: 016973 44751

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.