L’Arche in the UK is part of a worldwide federation of people with and without learning disabilities sharing life together. We build Communities with people with learning disabilities rather than for them. We serve people’s emotional and spiritual lives as well as their basic needs. We are committed to mutually transforming relationships and a world where all belong.

Are you inspired to bring your skills, experience and values to support our vision of a more human society?


Job title: Team Leader

Reports to: Care Coordinator / Registered Manager

Hours of work: This role is full time; 40 hours per week, over 5 days, including split shifts, evenings and weekends. 2 consecutive rest days per week will be given.

Salary: £21,000 - £25,000 dependent upon experience

Place of work: Ipswich, IP1

Main purpose of the role: To support the Care Coordinator by leading a house for 6 people with learning disabilities, supported by a team of support assistants.

To support the Care Coordinator in creating and promoting Community and a sense of home, leading the service delivery in line with L’Arche values, traditions and standards, and the requirements of the Care Quality Commission [CQC].

Main responsibilities of the role (full description here):

  • Leadership, administration and management
  • Support of people with learning disabilities 
  • Resource Management
  • Creating Community
  • Assistants and Volunteers
  • General


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