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: £20,398 per annum FTE (which includes a market supplement of £1,502) 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 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 autistic learners aged 18 and over,
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 autistic adult learners’
  • 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 £21,844
  • 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 RQF level 3 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 autistic children aged 4-19. Access a wide range of funded training and qualification opportunities in SEN education 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: £18,626 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 till 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 to senior roles including Lead Teacher and Class Supervisor
  • Additional opportunities to broaden your skills 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
  • Staff wellbeing and support facilities
  • Enrolment into our pension scheme
  • Term time only working

Have you heard about our funded training and qualifications opportunities?

  • Regular training in Safeguarding, Emergency Medication, Behaviour Management, Personal Care, Autism, First Aid and more
  • Access to a wide range of Education & Childcare courses including RQF CACHE Level 2, 3 & 4 in Early Years, Learning Difficulties and Teaching & Learning
  • Behaviour specific qualifications including Teaching Ranks, Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT), Board Certified Behaviour Analysis certification (BCBA) and Masters in Behaviour Analysis

Whatever your interest, we have something for you to help build a career in SEN education!

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 autistic children 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: £17,510 FTE based on 34.75 hours. You will also receive a £1,000 bonus upon joining 

Hours: Full and part time working is available between Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 4.00pm (10:00am – 2:00pm must be covered on any day 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

  • £1,000 bonus upon joining
  • Opportunity to work with ages across 4-19 and varying abilities
  • Flexibility when agreeing hours to work around your personal commitments
  • 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
  • Training provided in Safeguarding, Emergency Medication, Behaviour Management and much more
  • Funded qualification opportunities including Level 2, 3 & 4 RQF CACHE courses in Early Years, Learning Difficulties and Teaching & Learning, as well as opportunities to complete Maths and English GCSEs

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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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 autistic children.

Salary: £23,774 – £42,477 (NHS Band 5-7 pro rata) (Dependant on experience). You will also receive a £2,500 bonus upon joining. 

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

Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday plus bank holidays

Role summary
Based in the Jigsaw School, you will work closely with other therapists and teachers to provide specialist direct and indirect therapy for autistic children and young adults. 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:

  • £2,500 bonus upon joining
  • 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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Cleaning & Facilities Assistant (fixed term)

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*We anticipate this role to be fixed term for 6 months, however, this is subject to change/discussion

Are you an enthusiastic and organised individual looking for a varied role in a supportive and friendly team? Jigsaw School is seeking assistance during lunch and breaktimes to ensure the smooth running of sessions. This role will be responsible for maintaining high standards of work to create a clean, welcoming, safe and secure environment for pupils and staff. This will include ad hoc and routine cleaning and the organisation of school resources to ensuring specialist classrooms are tidy and appropriately stocked.

Salary: £9,880 per annum (£17,166 FTE)

Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Annual Leave: 44 days paid holiday, Term time only

As the Cleaning & Facilities Assistant you will:

  • Set up and clean the lunch and break areas
  • Clean and replenish crockery, cutlery and water jugs across the school
  • Load and unload dishwashers
  • Collect and deliver pupil lunches from the on-site café
  • Clean and restock toilets and bathroom areas
  • Prepare, tidy and clean communal areas, specialist classroom and playground areas
  • Facilitate the movement of classroom resources

What do you need?

  • Proven experience of undertaking a range of general cleaning duties, completing tasks to a high standard
  • A positive and can-do attitude to work flexibly with initiative and minimal supervision
  • Able to perform tasks of a physical nature (often demanding) including twisting and stooping and working at a lower height
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a pressured environment and prioritise tasks effectively
  • Experience working in a school environment an advantage but not essential

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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: £22,362 per annum FTE (which includes a market supplement of £1,755) 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 autistic learners aged 18 and over, 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 autistic adult learners
  • 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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Finance Administrator

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We are looking to recruit a Finance Administrator who has a high level of numeracy and attention to detail alongside excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a similar role with an accounting system such as Sage and have intermediate Excel skills. The successful candidate will have the opportunity and support to complete their AAT levels and receive Sage Accounting Training.

Salary: £23000 – £25000 per annum (Depending on experience)

Contract Terms: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm

Annual Leave: 25 days annual entitlement plus bank holidays

Role Summary

This role will be responsible for the accurate and timely recording and reporting of financial information relating to the trust’s income, expenditure and cash management. It will involve an interesting and engaging variation of admin, accounting and financial task and that will help to contribute the smooth running of the charity’s day to day financial function

What will the Finance Administrator at Jigsaw Trust be doing?

  • Acting as first line response for all calls, queries and correspondence for the Finance Team
  • Placing orders for and receiving deliveries of Trust resources
  • Maintaining accurate manual and computerised financial records
  • Inputting invoices for both sales and purchase legers within Sage
  • Processing staff expenses and petty cash payments
  • Preparing banking and undertaking bank reconciliations
  • Liaising with local authorities to request purchase orders
  • Booking training, conferences, travel and accommodation
  • Assisting with income collection for off-site trips and excursions
  • Maintaining the register of Trust leases, contracts, subscription and licence renewals
  • Preparing BACS payment runs

Why choose Jigsaw Trust?

  • Ongoing professional training & development opportunities including the opportunity to complete AAT levels and Sage Accounting Training
  • Annual Salary Progression and performance bonuses
  • Pension Scheme
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Staff Recognition Leave Days
  • Staff Discounts at over 900 retailers
  • 10% Discount at our on-site Café
  • Long Service Recognition
  • Staff Wellbeing Programme

What do you need?

  • A levels or equivalent qualifications including GCSE English & Maths at grade C / 4 or above
  • Highly numerate with excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience in a similar financial admin role using accounting systems such as SAGE
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with a proven ability to deliver quality work to agreed deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate a high standard of IT knowledge and skills (including MS Office, Outlook and Intermediate Excel)
  • Full driving license

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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

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    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.