Do you want to make a positive difference in someone’s life every single day? At West House, we pride ourselves on recruiting local people that are invested in the community we serve.

Our vision is for children, young people and adults with learning and other difficulties to lead a fulfilling life in the way they want and with the support that they choose. If you would like to be a part of this by providing positive, person-centred and inclusive care, you will be rewarded with competitive pay and a range of benefits.

Benefits of working at West House

Professional Development

Gain qualifications with our professional development courses which include Level 2 – 5 Diplomas.

Extra Training

Access in-house training courses such as Medication Handling, Moving and Handling, Epilepsy Awareness, First Aid, Basic Care, Care Certificate and more.

Sleepover Allowance

If on a full-time contract, you’ll have the potential to earn an extra £6k per year in sleepover allowance.

Pay Enhancements

We offer competitive rates of pay and ensure that after you complete your Level 2 Diploma, you’ll benefit from pay enhancements.

Long service awards

As a thank you for continued service, you receive a cash bonus or extra annual along with our annual West House hero bonus scheme for employees that go above and beyond.

Credit Union Scheme

Use our credit union scheme to help with your savings and financial goals. Access credit at lower interest rates than high street banks.

Retail Discounts

Enjoy discounts to a fantastic range of online retailers and on the high street with a Blue Light Card.

Gym Discount

Look after your mind and body with our discounted monthly gym membership covering the whole of Cumbria.

Life Works

Look after your mental health with our employee wellbeing service offering mental health support and counselling services.


For more information on what it is like to work at West House or to discuss our range of vacancies, please contact our friendly HR team or see below for current opportunities.

Support Workers

Join our crew of super support workers with the potential to earn up to an additional £6k per year in sleepover allowance for full-time contracts!

Are you inclusive, person-centred and positive? Do you have an interest in health and social care and believe that everyone should have the right to lead a fulfilling life – no matter their disability?

Would you like to be a part of a positive, fun and active team that is dedicated to supporting people in all aspects of their lives?

Would you like to work with us and enable those we support to live as independently as possible in their own home within the local community?

Would you like to be well trained and supported knowing that you are making a positive difference every time you go to work, if so this role could be for you!

Right to Work in the UK: West House are unable to offer any applicant a sponsorship to work in the UK, therefore, before proceeding with this application please ensure you have legal the right to work and live in the UK and are able to evidence this right.

Support Workers Required

Role: Support people who have a learning difficulty and other associated needs by ensuring their independence, choice rights and inclusion through the enhancement of their personal, domestic and social needs. Role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
Salary: £10.50 - £10.90 per hour
Hours: Various hours available from 8 – 39hrs per week
Location: Various including Aspatria, Cleator Moor, Workington, Whitehaven and Egremont areas.

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Do you have an interest in support work and care? Do you think that everyone should be able to lead a fulfilling life in the way that they choose?

Join us as an Apprentice and work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Care (Standard) supported by Lakes College West Cumbria.

An apprenticeship at West House will enable you to gain on-the-job training, whilst receiving a wage and qualifications in a rewarding, positive and person-centred environment.

Apprenticeship Support Worker

Role: To assist the people we support to lead as active and independent lives as possible by providing person-centred care.
Salary: £5.28 per hour for the first 12 months. Once 19 years of age AND first year complete, National Minimum Wage thereafter.
Hours: 35 hours per week (on the job training)
Location: All

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Volunteers are not paid – not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless.

Becoming a volunteer is a simple easy way for people to make a real difference to someone’s life. Volunteers within West House can do many things including:

  • Accompany someone on a day/night out
  • Organise a fundraising event
  • Act as a committee member
  • Advocate or speak up for somebody

The list is endless.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer there is a simple process to go through. You will need to complete an application form, attend an interview and complete a DBS check. This process is necessary for everyone’s protection.

For further details contact or call 01900 67777.

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Don't see a role suitable for you? We do accept speculative applications via the online application form. When applying, simply click ‘other’ on question one and tell us where you’d like to work.

Please do keep an eye out for all our other vacancies here.

Manager - Supported Home Services

Role: We are looking for an experienced manager to be responsible for supporting a skilled and knowledgeable support team, providing care and support to people with learning difficulties living in their own home in line with our values of being person-centred, positive and inclusive. Role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
Salary: Up to £32,386 plus benefits
Hours: Full-time
Location: Throughout Allerdale and Copeland

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Seasonal Catering Assistant

Role: As a catering assistant you will be responsible for:- - Assisting with the preparation and serving of all meals and beverages to customers - Ensuring that the kitchen areas are clean and tidy - Maintaining outstanding levels of customer service, processing orders quickly accurately and efficiently - General cleaning of the food areas Role is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Hours: Various hours available
Location: Café West - Keswick

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