Work with us
If you are a caring and compassionate person, come and be part of the Yarrow family as a support worker, bank worker or volunteer.
You don’t need experience: your attitude and commitment to the role are more important.
A real difference
Olu joined us as a support worker more than 20 years ago. He had cared for his mother in her later years and saw the impact caring roles can make.
“The career is very rewarding, because helping and supporting people makes a real difference in their lives. You see the changes in people over time, as they learn new skills and grow in confidence.”
Olu says that the key qualities of a good support worker are compassion, patience and an encouraging, positive outlook
Judith’s recent jobs were in retail and hospitality. When she joined us she was worried she might not have the right experience, but she loves working with people and making a real connection.
“I have never had a job that I enjoy so much. I have built real relationships with the team and the people I support, and I love Yarrow’s ethos. There are lots of opportunities and I see my future here. I feel I’m in the job I’m meant to be doing.”
Arjun joined Yarrow as a support worker, quickly becoming a Key Worker and then a Deputy Manager.
“I love working with service users to achieve their aims. I even accompanied one gentleman on his first flight in a light aircraft: a wonderful experience. I don’t think there’s any other job where people wait at the door for you when you get back from annual leave! It’s so rewarding.”
Kris has been a volunteer with our Opening Doors project since 2016.
“I regularly support a group to play accessible sports like Wall Ball. I hadn’t heard of Wall Ball before but it is like squash but you use your hand instead of a racket! I have had the opportunity to take part in free training which has improved my skills. I have learnt a lot from volunteering and it is a great chance to meet new people.”
Nathaly is a recent recruit to Yarrow, having joined as a support worker from a retail background.
“I had no experience of working with people with disabilities before so I came in with an open mind. The job is not just turning up to do the hours and going home, it’s learning about other people and learning about yourself. The team is so helpful and supportive, it’s just been great!”