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halow is a vibrant, growing charity based in Guildford that provides opportunities and support for over 170 young people with learning disabilities to access social activities, educational programmes and supported living accommodation in south-west Surrey and beyond.

To find out what life is like at halow please click here and see what our staff have to say.

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Current Roles Available:

A Reason To Get Up (ARTGU) Project Worker

Full time Support Buddy

Part time/Weekend Outreach Buddy Roles

halow Values

halow is committed to equal opportunities and we value diversity in our workplace.


 halow Buddies


  • Are you interested in supporting others to reach their full potential?
  • Are you encouraging, positive, empathetic, trustworthy and good at problem-solving?
  • Do you have strong customer service skills and interested in redeploying them to make a real difference?  Or are you an experienced support worker seeking a new opportunity?
  • Do you want a truly rewarding job that really makes a difference to people’s lives?


If so, we want to hear from you!


Due to increased demand for our highly rated services, we are looking for people who are fun, friendly and compassionate, and who have a genuine desire to support and encourage young people with learning disabilities to lead independent, fulfilling lives.


We have a range of full- and part-time options available which can fit around other commitments or become your career.  Working as a halow Buddy you will provide young people with learning disabilities (aged 16+) with highly person-centred 1:1 support, promoting life skills, independence, social skills, leisure opportunities and assisting young people to access the local and wider community in ways which best suit them.


Previous experience would be great although not essential as the charity will provide fully paid training so that you can make a real difference to people’s lives.  We offer competitive rates of starting pay with the opportunity to progress quickly.


For more information on the role and what our team think of working at halow, please read our Recruitment Pack.


HIRING NOW!  We have many young people waiting for your support.  If you are interested in applying, email with your contact details and a few sentences about why you are interested in the job and the hours you are interested in working and we will arrange an introductory telephone call to discuss the role and your aspirations.


Closing Date: 5:00pm on Sunday 13th December 2020


Interviews:   An initial telephone interview will be arranged after you contact us.

 halow ARTGU Project Worker

Could you help to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people in Surrey?

We are seeking an energetic part time Project Worker to lead and deliver sessions and provide appropriate admin support for our daytime activities programme A Reason to Get Up (ARTGU).  The ARTGU programme strives to develop confidence, life skills and independence for young people with a learning disability to prepare them for independent adult life. With a varied and exciting programme, including opportunities to explore meaningful work, volunteering and paid jobs our programmes are known for their excellent outcomes. The Project Worker will report to the A Reason to Get Up Co-ordinator. Our commitment to connecting young people to their community means that all our programmes are delivered in the community, at community venues and spaces.


This role will be based in our A Reason to Get Up (Daytime Activities) programme and you will be assisting and then leading four sessions within the programme.

  • Fit Club (social health and fitness sessions in local venue or outside),
  • IT Crowd (group work with an IT facilitator to help develop IT skills, online safety, work skills and produce publications and videos),
  • Crafty Creations (group work with an art facilitator to support people express themselves through art, learn new skills and showcase their work with local organisations)
  • Cook & Grow (group work with young people managing a kitchen garden at a local venue, developing horticultural and cooking skills)


We often involve these young people in our Disability Works campaign to access different workplaces and gain experience to move onto part time paid jobs.


What we offer:

  • halow is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.
  • Family-friendly, flexible, negotiable hours.
  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata), workplace pension and many other great employee benefits.
  • Fully paid training and ongoing career development.
  • An employee assistance programme and a supportive and caring team to work with.



To start the application process, please send your CV and cover letter to

We can then send you the application forms and answer any questions you have.

Closing Date: 5:00pm on Monday 7th December 2020.


Interviews:  Please note interviews will take place during the advertisement period on various dates in December 2020. The interview will consist of a face to face interview via Zoom (or similar app) and a written task.


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