Southdown needs you!

If you want to make a really big impact to the most vulnerable people in society, we would welcome you with open arms to the Southdown staff community – take a look at our vacancies.

We can offer you an interview via a video calling service such as Google Meet, Zoom or even WhatsApp Video. If you’re applying for a role in our Learning Disability Services, we’ve made it super easy for you to apply, shortening our application form significantly – it should only take you a few minutes to complete.

You’ll be offered on the job training as well as e-learning, and we’ve just introduced a 1% pay increase for all staff. If you have any queries, please email or telephone 01273 405800.

To apply for any of our other vacancies, please visit our Jobs section. Underneath each vacancy summary, there is a link to download the full job description, person specification and an ‘apply online’ button for when you’re really to complete an application.

We are now using an online application form which requires you to have an email address. The online application system allows you to have access to all current and previous applications submitted. Your personal details are saved so if you apply for another job within 12 months, you only have to complete certain fields again. You’re also able to save applications part way through so you can complete them at a later date.

Please read the guidance notes before completing an application form and note the closing date for applications.

Proof of right to work in UK

We welcome applications from all backgrounds, nationalities and communities. Details of documents that prove right to work in the UK are available on

Data protection

We are committed to maintaining the standards required by the Data Protection Act, The Homes and Communities Agency, employment law and the various standards agencies for the services we provide. All personal data supplied as part of our recruitment processes is managed carefully to meet these standards and individuals have rights of access to data that is held on them. Unsuccessful applicant records shall be retained for 12 months.

Our Risk and Information Governance Manager, Tara Mackintosh, oversees the management of Data Protection and is our registered Data Protection Officer. If you have any queries relating to recruitment and data protection please email