Children’s Night-Time Residential Support Worker

At Action for Children, we’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We actively encourage applications from Black, Asian & Minority Ethnicities and disabled candidates as they are under-represented within Action for Children. We want to take deliberate and purposeful action to ensure equal opportunity to all groups in society and for Action for Children.

Salary: Up to £22,600 per annum (pro-rata), depending on experience.

Location: Bath, Somerset.

Contract/Hours: Permanent, Part Time (working 12 hours a week). One waking night per week. Opportunity to pick up more hours.


  • Basic annual leave of 29 days PLUS bank holidays
  • Up to 5 more days leave for continuous service PLUS the option to buy another 5 days every year!
  • Gain professional qualifications with excellent training, and development opportunities.
  • Flexible maternity, adoption and paternity packages.
  • Up to 7% employer pension contribution.
  • Staff discount portal with your favourite brands.
  • Blue Light Card eligibility with 15,000 discounts from national retailers.

Why Action for Children?

We are one of the UK’s largest children’s charities – you may have seen us featured in a well-known Christmas TV advert for 2022. One way we support young people is through fun-packed short breaks in small residential homes located in local communities. You could soon be a valued member of our team.

At Action for Children we pride ourselves in being collaborative and inclusive. Are you passionate about changing the lives of children and young people to give them the best possible future?

A bit about the role

Beaumonds provides quality short breaks for children with disabilities aged 8-18 years old. You will build bonds with children and support them with day-to-day personal needs. Working within your team you will help to maintain our fun and nurturing environment.

One of the great things about the job is sharing your skills, passions and interests with young people. From being a whizz on the PlayStation, to creating origami animals and exploring nature, you can inspire children in so many different ways. Children will be able to gain a sense of their own self, and discover their worth as individuals, thanks to the time spent with you.

Let’s talk about you

Don’t worry if you have never worked in a similar role before, it is your personality and personal qualities that matter. If you are passionate about creating brighter futures, this could be the perfect role for you. Ideally you will:

  • Understand how to engage with young people.
  • Have a positive approach and ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Love working as part of a team.
  • Don’t worry if you don’t have a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent), we will fund and support you throughout the course*.

* The successful applicant for this role will also receive a comprehensive training and qualification package, as well as a 2% salary increase upon completion.

Good to know

If you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with the job description, we’d love you to apply anyway. You might just be the perfect person for this role, or another role within the Action for Children family.

Application Process: There are five sections to complete: Personal Details, CV, Supporting Statement & Information, Equality & Diversity, Submission & Declaration.