Could you work a few hours and make a big difference?

The Rossendale Trust provides supported living to adults with learning disabilities in Sutton, Macclesfield and Buxton. In 2013 the WorkTaste initiative was launched to provide our tenants and people who live in the wider community with the experience of spending time in a working environment.

Local businesses and community projects are recruited to host short workplace opportunities. A WorkTaste Coach will support and mentor the individual to undertake the tasks set by the host organisation. Recording progress and encouraging individuals in consolidating and developing their skills is a key part of the position.

On completion of each WorkTaste placement the individual will require support in creating a portfolio which can be shared with prospective hosts at interview.

Hours vary depending on the placement

Rates of Pay

Pay: £8.70 ph

You will ensure a quality service is delivered using a person-centred approach to the tenants and service users

Experience is welcome but not essential, as training will be provided. If you want to find out more about WorkTaste please watch the video below.

You can apply online or download the Word version of the application form (see right). Download the Job Profile here for WorkTaste Job Profile . If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01260 251503 or see our FAQ’s.


Closing date: Friday 11th January 2019


Here’s a short film that shows a little more about WorkTaste…

I was sent to make blood tests to check the liver and then I was prescribed a dose of Accutane. I started with 20 mg. Honestly, it was scary that it wouldn’t help me. I knew that the result wouldn’t show up immediately, but I was patient, and I have coped with it! I am satisfied with Generic Accutane. I have got used not to drinking alcohol. As for the side effects, there was a horrible dryness of the lips.


To create an environment in which people can develop and grow, enabling them to have ownership of their own lives and futures.


To meet the needs of the people in our care by supporting them to live a full and meaningful life.

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