Current Vacancies

Working at Jigsaw directly impacts individual lives and helps make a significant difference to not only our pupils and adult learners but to their family and friends.

If you’d like to join our extraordinary staff team, take a look at the current vacancies below.

Current Vacancies


Learning Support Worker

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Worked in teaching or care previously? Experienced working with individuals with disabilities? Interested in autism and passionate about making a difference? Whatever your background, join JigsawPlus to build a career and make life changing differences.

Total Pay: £20,027 per annum FTE (which includes a market supplement of £2,262) and an additional £1,000 bonus upon joining
Hours: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Part-time working is also available – 3 or 4 full days per week)
Annual Leave: 23 days paid holiday (up to 3 days to be taken between Christmas & New Year) plus bank holidays

We are looking for patient and caring individuals to join our team at JigsawPlus, adult day centre, as a Learning Support Worker. You will be working individually and within small groups with learners aged 18 and over who have an autism diagnosis, supporting their development of knowledge and skills that will enhance their wellbeing, independence and social inclusion, making significant differences to their lives. At JigsawPlus, we use behaviour driven teaching strategies and interventions to encourage positive outcomes and development of our learners. You will work in our Centre for Lifelong Learning as well as accompanying our adult learners in the community, putting their learning to practice.

What does a Learning Support Worker at JigsawPlus do?

  • Provide support, care and teaching to adult learners’ with autism
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons and activities supporting the development of knowledge and skills
  • Provide behaviourally based support to reduce behaviours that impact quality of life
  • Provide personal care, encouraging and enabling adult learners to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene, including toileting, dressing and washing
  • Support adult learners’ participation in social, leisure and educational activities within the local community, applying theory-based learning to practice
  • Support adult learners to access work experience and employment opportunities
  • Track adult learners progress, ensuring support, care and teaching is appropriate and effective

Why choose JigsawPlus?

  • Competitive pay and a £1,000 bonus upon starting
  • Pay progression on completion of 3 month probation to £21,450
  • Sociable hours (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) with no evening, weekend or sleep ins required
  • Part time working available (3 or 4 full days per week)
  • 23 days holiday (3 more than standard) plus bank holidays
  • Lots of career advancement opportunities and regular salary progression within a short space of time
  • Extensive training including first aid, safeguarding, emergency medication and much more
  • Opportunities to gain funded and recognised qualifications including Care Certificate and NVQ L3 in adult social care
  • Opportunities to gain further work independently with our learners outside of your standard working day
  • Supportive colleagues and management

What do you need?

  • Driving licence or access to a lift (due to remote location)
  • Professional, personal or voluntary experience of working with adults or young people with disabilities
  • Comfortable working with adults who exhibit challenging behaviour
  • Comfortable supporting others with personal/intimate care where required
  • Ability to keep calm in high pressure situations

We also welcome applications from those with no sectoral experience but have a keen interest in learning disabilities and a strong passion for helping others.

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SEN Teaching Assistant (Trainee SEN Teacher)

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Calling all Teaching, Learning Support Assistants and Nursery Workers. We have opportunities available for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our teaching team at Jigsaw School, a day school graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for children with autism aged 4-19 years old. This rare opening will give you access to numerous funded training and qualification opportunities in SEN teaching whilst gaining a breadth of experience with children of varying ages and abilities. At Jigsaw School, we use behaviour driven teaching strategies and interventions to encourage positive outcomes and development of our pupils. Working within small classes individually and in groups, you will design, plan and deliver teaching sessions to encourage pupils learning and progression as well as improve their social and emotional development.

Salary: £18,261 per annum plus regular salary progression based on completion of training. You will also receive a £1,000 bonus upon joining.

Hours: 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30 pm (Tuesday to 5.30pm for staff meetings and training)

Holiday: 9 weeks paid school holidays

Teaching Team Responsibilities

  • Provide teaching and support to pupils with autism, following individualised curriculums
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons and activities, focusing largely on life skills
  • Support pupils’ participation in trips, applying theory-based learning to practice
  • Provide behaviourally based support to reduce behaviours that impact quality of life
  • Provide personal care, encouraging pupils to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene (toileting, feeding)
  • Monitor pupil progress, ensuring teaching is appropriate and effective for pupil needs
  • Assist with breaktime duties including playground support and snack time

What we can offer you

  • £1,000 bonus upon joining
  • Regular salary progression with opportunities to increase as soon as 6 months from joining
  • Career advancement opportunities helping you to grow into senior roles including Lead Teacher and Class Supervisor
  • Opportunities to gain funded and recognised qualifications building you a career in SEN education (behavioural based teaching accreditations (CABAS ranks), Registered Behaviour Technician, Board Certified Behaviour Analyst certification, Masters in behaviour analysis)
  • Extensive training including first aid, safeguarding, emergency medication and much more!
  • Additional duties available to build your CV including Mental Health First Aider, School Council Representative and Pupil Behaviour Support
  • Opportunity to work alongside our in-house team of Occupational and Speech & Language Therapists
  • Term time only working

What do you need?

  • Professional, personal or voluntary experience of working with children and disabilities
  • Minimum Grade C/4 GCSE in English Language & Maths or equivalent
  • Comfortable working with children who exhibit challenging behaviour
  • Comfortable supporting others with personal/intimate care where required
  • Ability to keep calm in high pressure situations
  • Drivers licence or access to a lift (due to remote location)

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Class Support Assistant

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Looking for new opportunities in SEN education? Wanting a role where each day is different? Passionate about child development and making a difference to the lives of young people? Jigsaw School has exciting opportunities for positive and resilient individuals to work with pupils with a diagnosis of autism, of varying ages and abilities. You will have the chance to play a significant role in the daily care and development of each child.

Salary:£16,055 pro rata (£17,167 FTE based on 34.75 hours)

Hours: We will work to accommodate your commitments! Full and part time working is available – Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 4.00pm (10:00am – 2:00pm must be covered on days worked).

Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday, Term time only

This role involves

  • Supporting morning and lunch break duties, supervising play or snacks
  • Assisting educational trips from horse-riding to swimming
  • Preparing materials for lessons and pupil programmes
  • Supporting academic progress, working alongside our teaching team

We will offer you

  • Opportunity to work with ages across 4-19 and varying abilities
  • Flexibility when agreeing hours to work around your personal commitments
  • Opportunity to gain funded training and qualifications whilst working (in Safeguarding, Emergency Medication, Behaviour Management to name a few)
  • Free uniform and DBS check
  • Enrolment onto our pension scheme
  • Staff wellbeing support and facilities
  • Support to progress your career into our teaching team if desired

Our Class Support Assistants need to be

  • Positive, enthusiastic and fun
  • Happy to lend a hand wherever needed
  • Caring and nurturing
  • Comfortable supporting others with personal/intimate care (toileting, feeding)
  • Resilient when faced with challenging behaviour
  • Able to reach us (a driver’s licence or access to a lift is necessary due to our remote location)
  • Formal experience is not essential as we are committed to staff development and will help you to develop skills and expertise you need

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Senior Therapy Assistant

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Do you have a passion for Occupational or Speech & Language Therapy? We are expanding our therapy department and seeking professionals who are looking to take the next step in their career. Whether you’re looking to develop a specialism in autism, gain further qualifications & training or want to be part of an organisation with a strong ethos of improving the lives of others, this is an opportunity to join our supportive multidisciplinary team!

Salary: £20,895 per annum (within NHS Band 4, pro rata)

Contract terms: 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 09:00am – 4:30pm (Tuesday until 5:30pm)

Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday, Term time only

Role summary

Jigsaw School is an established, specialist provision for pupils with varying abilities aged 4 – 19 years old, who have an autism diagnosis. Working closely with qualified therapists, the role of Senior Therapy Assistant will help to support our pupils’ achievements and progress using a variety of strategies and interventions, combined with research driven behavioral theories to deliver exceptional support to our pupils and their families. This is a varied role combining resource creation and delivery of sessions to address the complex communication, motor and sensory needs of our pupils.

Supporting your professional pathway…

  • Specialism Development – Working with children of different ages who although have varying needs, are all diagnosed with ASD, allowing you to gain a breadth of experience in autism, the challenges this can create and the interventions adopted to overcome these.
  • Multidisciplinary Team – Working alongside Occupational and Speech Language Therapists, allowing your expertise to be widened and an integrated approach to pupil progress.
  • Professional Development – Supporting and funding a range of qualifications and training inclusive of the following:
    – Attention Autism Training
    – PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) Training
    – Sensory Integration Qualifications
    – Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
    – Organisational Behaviour Management Accreditation (developing team cohesion and leadership skills)
    – Developing knowledge of behavioral analysis and gaining accredited qualifications within the field
  • Education Experience – Using a range of curriculums such as Essential for living, Developmental and Mainstream to tailor an individualised approach for each pupil, providing a deep understanding of the different learning techniques used in the education system.

What do you need?

  • Experience or qualifications related to one of the therapeutic fields (e.g. Linguistics, Sports and Exercise Science, Psychology, Early Years Education)
  • Proven experience supporting Occupational and Speech & Language Therapy
  • Demonstratable experience working with behaviours that challenge
  • Proven ability to keep accurate records and reports
  • Minimum Grade C/4 in English GCSE/ equivalent
  • Due to our location, a driving licence or access to own transport is essential

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy at any point, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Front of House Administrator (Fixed Term)

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Working across two Jigsaw sites on Dunsfold Park, in this varied role you will be a vital part of the Jigsaw School and JigsawPlus administrative departments, and also be the friendly, welcoming face of Jigsaw Trust. As well as providing a smooth front of house service, you will also undertake general administrative duties for the Jigsaw Trust Shared Services staff.

Salary: £17,600 per annum

Contract terms: 37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 08:30am – 5:00pm

6 MONTH FIXED TERM CONTRACT

Annual Leave: 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays

A day in the life as Front of House Administrator at Jigsaw School & JigsawPlus

  • Providing an efficient service to visitors, staff, pupils and adult learners
  • Ordering stationery, first aid and cleaning supplies
  • Maintaining petty cash
  • Answering the phone promptly and ensuring callers are connected quickly
  • Managing and maintaining the calendars for Jigsaw School and JigsawPlus and booking meeting rooms for staff across the Trust
  • Maintaining presentable and tidy reception areas
  • Meeting and greeting visitors and ensuring they feel welcome and comfortable
  • Collecting registers from classes every morning and afternoon
  • Dealing with incoming and outgoing post
  • General administrative duties for the wider Jigsaw Trust teams including filing, photocopying and printing
  • Co-ordinating taxi bookings and schedules for pupils and adult learners

Please note we reserve the right to close this vacancy at any point, therefore we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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Speech & Language Therapist 

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A fantastic opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapist to join a friendly, multidisciplinary therapy team. In this unique role, you will benefit from fully funded training and development opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge, working 1 to 1 to provide specialist, direct and indirect therapy for pupils with autism and related disabilities.

Salary: £23,774 – £36,165 (NHS Band 5-6 pro rata) (Dependant on experience)

Contract terms: 34.75 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 09:00am – 4:30pm (Tuesdays until 5:30pm). PART TIME MAY ALSO BE CONSIDERED

Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday plus bank holidays

Role summary
Based in the Jigsaw CABAS® School, you will work closely with other therapists and teachers to provide specialist direct and indirect therapy for pupils and young adults with autism and related disabilities. Your work will include addressing receptive and expressive language, attention and listening difficulties, as well as difficulties with social interaction, communication and functional life skills.

You will make a difference by:

  • Supporting and developing pupils’ ability to attend to people and develop their receptive and expressive communication skills
  • Helping support a total communication environment to include the use of visuals and modified language use
  • Making recommendations and adaptations to the pupil’s environment to support total communication
  • Supporting pupils to develop appropriate social interaction skills with adults and peers
  • Helping to develop functional language skills and independence

We offer our Speech and Language Therapists:

  • The chance to work in a friendly and supportive environment
  • The opportunity of working 1 to 1 with pupils within small sized classes
  • Training in behaviour analysis
  • Registered Behaviour Technician qualification
  • Funded membership of relevant specialist interest group/clinical excellence network
  • Ongoing clinical supervision
  • Relevant training and CPD

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Experienced Learning Support Worker

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Calling all experienced health and social care workers! Looking to progress your career? Wanting a new challenge? Seeking an opportunity to move into senior roles? At JigsawPlus, we have vacancies available for experienced workers to build their career in adult care – be quick and secure a position today!

Total Pay: £21,957 per annum FTE (which includes a market supplement of £3,685) and an additional £1,000 bonus upon joining
Hours: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Part-time working is also available – 3 or 4 full days per week)
Annual Leave: 23 days paid holiday (up to 3 days to be taken between Christmas & New Year) plus bank holidays

We are looking for patient and caring health and social care workers to join our team at JigsawPlus, adult day centre, as an Experienced Learning Support Worker. Using your recent skills and expertise, you will be working with learners aged 18 and over who have an autism diagnosis, using behaviour driven teaching strategies and interventions to support their development of knowledge and skills that will enhance their well-being, independence and social inclusion, making significant differences to their lives. As an experienced member of the team you will also train and mentor new staff, take the lead in group situations and deputise for Senior Support Workers when needed.

What does an Experienced Learning Support Worker at JigsawPlus do?

  • Provide support, care and teaching to adult learners with autism
  • Mentor and train new staff
  • Deputise for senior staff where needed and take the lead
  • Plan, prepare and deliver lessons and activities supporting the development of knowledge and skills
  • Provide behaviourally based support to reduce behaviours that impact quality of life
  • Provide personal care, encouraging and enabling adult learners to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene, including toileting, dressing and washing
  • Support adult learners’ participation in social, leisure and educational activities within the local community, applying theory-based learning to practice
  • Support adult learners to access work experience and employment opportunities
  • Track adult learners progress, ensuring support, care and teaching is appropriate and effective

Why choose JigsawPlus?

  • Competitive pay and a £1,000 bonus upon starting
  • Sociable hours (Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm) with no evening, weekend or sleep ins required
  • Part time working available (3 or 4 full days per week)
  • 23 days holiday (3 more than standard) plus bank holidays
  • Opportunities to progress to Senior Support Worker and Team Leader roles with associated salary increases
  • Funded and recognised qualifications and training available in Positive Behaviour Support including Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) and Behaviour Analysis Teaching accreditations focusing on adult curriculum
  • Opportunities to grow leadership skills and advance career in health and social care

What do you need?

  • Drivers licence or access to a lift (due to remote location)
  • Professional experience in adult care
  • Completion of Care Certificate
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care
  • Comfortable working with adults who exhibit challenging behaviour
  • Comfortable supporting others with personal/intimate care where required
  • Ability to keep calm in high pressure situations

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Internships

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Jigsaw has internship placements available for individuals who are looking to develop their careers in psychology and special educational needs whilst achieving qualifications in behaviour analysis and CABAS® teacher status. You will receive support and regular supervision from the UK’s leading and internationally recognised CABAS experts. Internships are available at Jigsaw School in the role of Trainee SEN Teacher and at JigsawPlus in the role of Learning Support Worker. 

ALL INTERNSHIPS REQUIRE A MINIMUM COMMITMENT OF 12 MONTHS

Trainee SEN Teacher Intern

Salary: £18,261 per annum
Contract Terms: 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30 pm (Till 5.30 to Tuesdays)
Annual Leave: 44 Days paid holiday, Term Time Only

Role summary

Teachers support pupils with autism and related disabilities using behaviourally based instruction and positive reinforcement techniques to accelerate learning. Working within small classes both 1 to 1 and in groups, you will use specialised support plans to help pupils meet their individual needs and achieve their full potential. You will design, plan and deliver teaching sessions to encourage pupils learning and progression as well as improve their social and emotional development. Jigsaw will provide comprehensive practical and theoretical training, alongside a clear career pathway in SEN teaching, within a very friendly and supportive environment.

You will make a difference to our pupils by:

  • Supporting participation in social, leisure and educational activities
  • Encouraging and enabling learning and development in all aspects of daily life
  • Facilitating and supporting pupils’ decision making and promoting choice
  • Collecting, recording and analysing data to monitor progress and improve learning programmes

We offer our Teachers:

  • The chance to work in a friendly and supportive environment
  • Support and regular supervision from the UK’s leading and internationally recognised CABAS experts.
  • Highly supported training and CPD programme
  • The opportunity to work with pupils both 1:1 and within groups, in small class sizes
  • The chance to work alongside an in-house team of Occupational and Speech & Language Therapists
  • Fully funded training opportunities including:
  • CABAS Teacher Training and Completion of CABAS Ranks
  • Registered Behaviour Technician Qualification
  • Industry training – Crisis Intervention, Epilepsy, Administering Medication, Safeguarding & First Aid
  • Completion of the UK Applied Behaviour Analysis Education Competence Framework

*please note that all training opportunities are subject to the length of internship

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Learning Support Worker Intern

Total Pay: £20,027 per annum FTE (which includes a market supplement of £2,262)
Contract Terms: 37.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
Annual Leave: 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Role summary

At JigsawPlus, you will be working individually and within small groups with adult learners aged 18 and over who have an autism diagnosis, supporting their development of knowledge and skills that will enhance their wellbeing, independence and social inclusion, making significant differences to their lives. At JigsawPlus, we use behaviour driven teaching strategies and interventions to encourage positive outcomes and development of our learners. We will provide comprehensive practical and theoretical training within a very friendly and supportive environment. You will work in our Centre for Lifelong Learning as well as accompanying our adult learners in the community, putting their learning to practice.

You will make a difference to our adult learners by:

  • Providing support, care and teaching
  • Planning, preparing and delivering lessons and activities supporting the development of knowledge and skills
  • Providing behaviourally based support to reduce behaviours that impact quality of life
  • Providing personal care, encouraging and enabling learners to maintain acceptable levels of hygiene
  • Supporting learners’ participation in social, leisure and educational activities within the local community, applying theory-based learning to practice
  • Supporting learners to access work experience and employment opportunities
  • Tracking learners progress, ensuring support, care and teaching is appropriate and effective

We offer our Learning Support Workers:

  • The chance to work in a friendly and supportive environment
  • Support and regular supervision from the UK’s leading and internationally recognised CABAS experts
  • Highly supported training and CPD programme
  • The opportunity to work 1 to 1 with our adult learners
  • Fully funded training opportunities including:
  • Care Certificate
  • Industry training – Crisis Intervention, Epilepsy, Administering Medication, Safeguarding & First Aid
  • Registered Behaviour Technician Qualification
  • CABAS Teacher I Training and Completion of CABAS Ranks
  • Completion of the UK ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis) Education Competence Framework
  • NVQ Level 3 in Adult Social Care

*please note that all training opportunities are subject to the length of internship

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How to Apply

To apply for any of the above vacancies, please complete an Application Form and email it back to us at:  [email protected]  or post it to: Jigsaw Trust HR, Building 52, Dunsfold Park, Stovolds Hill, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 8TB

You can download an Application Form by clicking here.

Please note candidates must have current right to work in the UK to be eligible for employment with Jigsaw Trust.


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    Safeguarding & Criminal Record Disclosures

    Jigsaw Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our vacancies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and other relevant checks with statutory bodies.

    We comply with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) code of practice. If shortlisted, you will be required to complete a criminal record declaration to disclose any relevant convictions, adult cautions or other matters which may affect your suitability to work with children and/or vulnerable adults. Please click here to learn about what information you would be required to disclose within the criminal record declaration, if shortlisted.