Our varied roles

Sense employs more than 2,200 workers in a wide variety of job roles, specialities and professions.

A young woman communicating with a Sense workerWe actively encourage applications from people who have life experience and values that are aligned to Sense’s values. If appointed we will support you to get the relevant skills and experience and provide the appropriate training and development. 

Sense has work bases in people’s homes, the community, in shops, day centres and offices across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. So an opportunity within Sense may be closer than you think!

Types of roles

The full list of available roles can be found on our current vacancies list - but here is a quick summary of the job types we recruit for: 

  • Operational services – a range of roles providing direct care support to deafblind people in homes, the community, day centres and colleges
  • Children’s specialist services – a range of roles supporting deafblind children and their families
  • Shops – we have more than 90 shops across England
  • Fundraising – a range of roles raising charitable funds for Sense
  • Support services – these include Human Resources, Finance, ICT, Estates and Policy and Communications, to name a few

If you’re considering a role in direct care roles and would like to know more, you may like to visit Skills for Care’s ‘A Question of Care: A Career for YOU?

Application process

All our vacancies are displayed online, but if you can’t find your ideal role today please register your details to receive job alerts & follow us on Twitter at @sensecharityhr to be kept up-to-date about new opportunities with Sense. If you are a disabled candidate and require a hard copy pack or a different format for example large print, Braille or audio please contact the HR department via hr@sense.org.uk or on 0121 415 6735. We do not accept speculative CVs.

We respond to all applicants within 14 days of the closing date.

If shortlisted for a role you will be invited to meet with the recruiting manager for the next stage of the process, this may include an assessment day, interview or other exercise, we’ll let you know in the invite.

Sense is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, where appropriate to the role offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including a DBS / Access NI check.

Related links

Why work for Sense?

Equality & Diversity Policy Statement

Professional development

Current vacancies

First published: Thursday 31 May 2012
Updated: Thursday 20 August 2015