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: £16,454 per annum plus regular salary progression based on completion of training. £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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Do you want to kick start your career in an education setting and have a passion for working with children with Special Educational Needs? If so, we want to hear from you!

Salary: £15,208 pro rata (£16,261 FTE) plus extensive CPD and benefits package

Contract terms: 32.5 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 09:00am – 4:00pm. Part time hours may be considered. 

Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday, Term time only

Role summary

Based in the Jigsaw CABAS® School, you will support pupils with autism and related disabilities within the classroom and break time environment. You will encourage learning progression and social development to help each child reach their full potential. Jigsaw will provide you with comprehensive practical and theoretical training alongside a career pathway in SEN teaching within a very friendly and supportive environment.

You will make a difference to our pupils by:

  • Participating 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

We offer our Class Support Assistants:

  • The chance to work in a friendly and supportive environment where no 2 days are the same
  • Support and regular supervision from the UK’s leading CABAS experts
  • The benefit of working 1 to 1 with pupils within small sized classes

Fully funded training opportunities including:

  • Industry training – Crisis Intervention, Epilepsy, Administering Medication, Safeguarding & First Aid
  • Behaviour analysis training
  • Completion of the UK ABA Education Competence Framework

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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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Occupational Therapist

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A fantastic opportunity for an Occupational 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 individually, within groups or via integrated therapy to provide specialist, direct and indirect therapy for pupils with autism and related disabilities.

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

Contract terms: 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 09:00am – 4:30pm (Tuesday to 5:30pm). Part time also considered

Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday plus bank holidays. Term time only.

Role summary
Based in 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, related disabilities and behaviour that challenges. Your work will include addressing motor, and perceptual skills, functional life skills, sensory processing difficulties and emotional regulation difficulties.

You will make a difference by:

  • Supporting and developing pupils’ daily living and life skills enabling them to access a range of opportunities in the world around them
  • Encouraging pupils to develop self-help skills and promote their independence and wellbeing
  • Helping to recognise and manage sensory processing difficulties and supporting pupils to regulate their sensory systems to enable them to access education
  • Making recommendations and adaptations to the pupil’s space to support teaching staff to create a positive learning environment

We offer our Occupational Therapists:

  • The chance to work in a friendly and supportive environment
  • The opportunity of working 1 to 1 with pupils within small sized classes
  • Experience of planning and running therapy groups
  • The opportunity of working alongside teachers and implementing therapy interventions
  • Training in behaviour analysis
  • Registered Behaviour Technician qualification
  • Funded membership of relevant specialist interest group/clinical excellence network
  • Ongoing clinical supervision support from an Occupational Therapist Consultant
  • Funded HCPC licence and RCOT membership

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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 per annum (NHS Band 5-6 pro rata) dependent on experience

Contract terms: 34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 09:00am – 4:30pm (Tuesday to 5:30pm). Part time also considered

Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday plus bank holidays. Term time only.

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 & 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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IT Operations Engineer

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Are you a professional, polite and flexible individual, who enjoys working closely with a wide range of colleagues? In this varied role you will be a vital part of the Jigsaw Trust’s IT Department, offering first and second line support across the Trust. You will be responsible for day-to-day housekeeping of systems and devices, escalating any support tickets that need to be resolved as appropriate to ensure the smooth running of operations across the Trust. This role would suit an individual looking for a wide range of practical experience, to develop a career in IT.

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Contract terms: 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday, 08:00am – 5:00pm. Occasional weekend/evening working may also be required where business needs arise

Annual Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays

You will make a difference by:

  • Providing high quality, first and second line technical support for IT across Jigsaw School, JigsawPlus and our support functions
  • Completing general user administration, account creation, management and deletion to ensure timely and accurate management
  • Undertaking software and hardware installs, maintenance of printers and end user devices, systems checks and scheduled maintenance support activities as directed
  • Supporting and undertaking ICT project work on discrete matters

You will demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Passion for delivering great customer care, communicating clearly with others
  • Proven ability to work independently and on own initiative within specified guidelines or processes as well as working effectively as part of a team
  • Willingness to adopt a flexible approach to the work undertaken
  • Willingness to undertake training and progress personal development

Ideally you will have:

  • 5 GCSEs grades A*-C/9-4 or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Products – Office, Windows 10 (365 specific knowledge would be an advantage)
  • Knowledge of DNS, DHCP, Active Directory and Anti-Virus software
  • Understanding of Outlook/Exchange
  • Understanding of TCP/IP networking
  • A knowledge of some of the following would be an advantage:- scripting / Powershell and/or automation; firewalls, switches, VOIP and/or wifi; Apple products

Closing Date: Monday 1st November. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date where there is a significant response rate. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly, to avoid disappointment should the vacancy closing date be brought forward.

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HR Administrator 

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Are you an all-round excellent administrator who is interested in developing a career in HR? We are looking for someone with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude to join our friendly HR team. You will be providing day-to-day administrative support to the team and be exposed to all aspects of Jigsaw Trust’s HR function.

Salary: £21,000 per annum

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

Annual Leave: 25 days plus bank holidays

Working in a busy HR team, that is respected for its professionalism and commitment to helping staff, you will provide administrative support across the full HR and recruitment function contributing both to the daily operation and the long-term development of the HR department.

You will make a difference by:

  • Providing an effective HR administration service to all staff across the Trust
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of HR systems and practices
  • Organising distribution and collation of HR documentation to staff
  • Organising induction sessions and on-boarding days, to provide new starters with the best welcome to the Trust

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following personal attributes:

  • Good general education, to A level or equivalent, with minimum GCSE C (Level 5) or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Excellent verbal, written and numeracy skills
  • Excellent organisational skills including ability to manage time and prioritise effectively
  • Strong IT skills, skilled in using Microsoft Word and Excel packages. Experienced in working with HR packages /databases is an advantage
  • Proven ability to work independently and on own initiative within specified guidelines or processes
  • Well developed interpersonal skills and able to deal with colleagues at all levels
  • Able to work appropriately with confidential and sensitive information
  • Certificate in Personnel Practice (CPP) qualification / CIPD membership (or studying towards) is desirable
  • Previous generalist experience of HR administration is desirable

Closing Date: Friday 5th November. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date where there is a significant response rate. We therefore strongly advise you to apply for the role promptly, to avoid disappointment should the vacancy closing date be brought forward.

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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: £16,454 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.