Why work with us
You’ll have a rewarding role working with a great team of people for a leading support provider. Our colleagues tell us that it’s the chance to make a positive difference to people’s lives that inspires them.
The Dimensions group that Discovery is part of, is proud to be one of very few social care organisations that has been recognised as a "Great Place to Work". In the recent "Great Place to Work" survey, the questions relating to diversity were the highest scoring, a fact which demonstrates that colleagues feel able to be themselves and that they are valued for their diversity.
It is our aim to ensure that the diversity of our workforce reflects the communities we serve at all levels. To this end, we adopt positive action principles in senior positions, ensuring anyone who is from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background who meets the essential criteria will be invited to interview. In addition for all roles, in line with the Disability Confident Leader accreditation, anyone who shared they have a disability, and meets the essential criteria will be invited to interview.
Discovery is a social enterprise and more than 50% of any surplus is invested in the Discovery Community Fund which provides grants to support improvements to the health and independence of people with learning disabilities and/or autism across Somerset.
As one of the country’s largest not-for-profit organisations supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs, we are driven by our values: ambition, courage, integrity, partnership and respect. People with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we want every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.
We are always working to improve standards – our own and across the sector. Discovery was one of the pioneers of personalised support, showing how it works in practice, and enabling thousands of people to have greater choice and control.