Work with CEDA

CEDA is a long established and well respected local charity based in Exeter and it is a really great time to be joining our team. Demand for support continues to grow and we need a reliable, energetic and values driven enabling team who really care about the work they do. You could make a real difference. We welcome applications from, and actively seek to recruit disabled people and are a disability confident employer. A applicants are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


If you are interested in working with us, please click on the  link below to complete a form to register your interest or scroll down to see current vacancies and application form.



CEDA are looking for students to work in our thriving holiday, Saturday and after school clubs for disabled children and young people aged from 5 - 21. 

Your role will be to support disabled children and young people to play, make friends and access opportunities both in our centre and at local attractions. We offer shifts to fit in with your studies and a fun and flexible working environment giving you control of when you work. 

Experience in working with children is helpful but not essential (we provide training). The most important things are a commitment to inclusion, enthusiasm, and a can-do attitude. Applicants would need to undertake a DBS check. 

Great experience for career progression – CEDA staff have gone on to become psychologists, teachers, nurses, doctors, solicitors & social workers.

Pay starts from £10.42 with opportunities to progress up to £11.93.

Please click here for the link to the online youth service application form

A job description and person specification for the role can be found below:

COMMUNITY ENABLING - Care and support with a difference

We are looking for passionate and motivated people to support disabled adults out in the community to access activities and have fun whilst promoting independence and empowering them to achieve what they want to achieve.

CEDA is a charity based in Exeter. We support disabled children, young people and adults to work towards outcomes, have new experiences and develop meaningful relationships. We are a friendly and vibrant organisation, responding to the needs or those we support. We are passionate that the people we support have the same rights, opportunities and quality of life as everyone else.


Community Engagement: Working with adults in the community, supporting them to achieve their goals, access a variety of activities according to their likes and interests and promote their engagement in their community. Activities recently accessed include: sailing, beach trips, aquarium, walks, horse-riding, sensory sessions, bowling, swimming and fishing.  You would be as passionate as we are about bringing increased choice and opportunity to the lives of those we support. You would also need to be reliable, flexible and able to think on your feet.


The vast majority of work is between 9:00-4:30 on weekdays, although a small amount of evening and/or weekend working may be required. As far as possible, shift patterns are similar each week to provide continuity for the people we support and for our enablers but some flexibility will be needed. The starting salary is £10.64, rising up to a potential of £11.75 when assessed against our values based framework. The salary range is based upon 37 hours per week. Contracts are usually offered at 30 hours per week which can be negotiated with additional options to increase amount of hours worked with longer shifts. Part-time will also be considered.


Our values are our foundation beliefs and create a culture within CEDA which say how we want our employees to act:

Person centred ethos – always listening to the user and supporting them to create a life that suits them

Treating everyone with dignity and respect – regardless of each person’s background, disabilities, difficulties and personal preferences

Empowering people – supporting people to identify, set and achieve personal goals

A diverse range of experiences and activities – to bring new experiences to people’s lives

Can do attitude - finding creative solutions in difficult situations

Friendships – being friendly, approachable and interested


Training: We will give you a full induction, time to work through the care certificate and essential training as well as training to develop your skills and encourage you to progress in your role. We will support you if you wish to undertake relevant NVQ qualifications

Support: A supportive place to work, regular supervision, a development plan and availability to listen to you

A positive working environment: We believe in working in a positive way and recognising the achievements of our team. We seek feedback from our team and respond to their opinions and suggestions to help us grow and develop as an organisation

Extras: Birthdays off, discounts at many shops, restaurants and online retailers, cycle scheme, extra annual leave allowances for long service, bank holidays off, pension, option for a work-phone, opportunities for additional work and to work across different services

OTHER: If you have relevant experience, great! If not having the right ethos and values are more important to us and support and training will be provided. A current, valid driving license and the willingness to drive large vehicles OR use of your own car would be an advantage

We welcome applications from, and actively seek to recruit disabled people and are a disability confident employer.

All applicants are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

As there are several positions available, we will be organising interviews as applications come in so don't delay!

Please complete the application form found here -  If you have any issues with the application process or technology, please do contact us on 01392 360645



We always have volunteering opportunities available for those wishing to gain experience in this area of work. For more details please contact the office or REGISTER YOUR INTEREST