Support Workers, Bede Learning Disabilities Service

  • Number of days per week negotiable (maximum 30 hours over five days, minimum 6 hours over one day)
  • All days worked between 9.30am and 3.30pm (full days only), Monday-Friday
  • £11.80 per hour plus auto-enrolment pension scheme

Since 1938, Bede House Association has been helping local people improve life for themselves, their families and the community in Southwark.

We are looking for enthusiastic, flexible staff with previous experience of supporting people who have a learning disability to fulfil their potential. You will work with individuals and small groups in a range of community and centre based activities such as supported volunteering, leisure, sporting and social opportunities and employment. Some clients have complex needs.

To find out more about being a Support Worker at Bede, come to our open afternoon on Thursday August 3rd, from 1pm to 3pm at Bede Centre, Abbeyfield Road, London SE16 2BS. If you wish to apply, please download the following:

Closing date: 12 noon Monday August 7th

Interview date: Wednesday August 16th

Volunteering Vacancies

Starfish: Support for people affected by Domestic Violence

Counselling Placements (Voluntary)

We are currently offering two counselling placements within our Bede Starfish Domestic Violence Project for counselling/psychotherapy trainees wanting to specialise in domestic abuse. You must have a qualification or be working towards a qualification in counselling / psychotherapy with at least 150 supervised client hours within the BACP/ UKCP framework. An understanding of working with trauma and excellent communication skills are essential. Ideally we would want the candidate to commit to a placement of at least 6 months, and offer two client hours a week. Fortnightly supervision will be provided by our Counsellor and Project Manager, and professional supervision will be provided by your college/university.

About the Bede Starfish DV Project

The Bede Starfish Project works with people affected by Domestic Violence. Our aim is to help build communities where everyone can be free from fear of violence, no matter who they are or where they come from. Using an holistic approach, we offer advice and support to help female and male clients take action and rebuild their lives. Based in Southwark, we work across the whole borough to help people from all backgrounds build their confidence and be free from abuse.

If you are interested and would like to discuss the role, please send your CV with a covering letter explaining your interest to:

Learning Disabilities Project

General support to adults with learning disabilities. One session per week  on a regular basis between Mon – Fri 10am and 3pm.

Contact: Carole Brady on 020 7237 8930

Youth Adventure Project

Sharing skills with young people e.g. IT, media, sports, music etc. Most evenings 6pm-9pm.

Contact: Fokrul Meah on 020 7231 6027


Occasional volunteering for various projects e.g. to co-ordinate an archive of old photos, to help with community events, e.g Fun days, London Marathon and various small jobs

Contact: Gwen Green on 020 7237 3881