Sefton’s leading care provider, New Directions, is now recruiting for staff to work at the heart of the community. We currently employ around 500 staff across the business who pride themselves on delivering high quality social care and support to vulnerable groups within the Sefton area.


  • Competitive rate of pay
  • Company holiday pay – up to 33 days (pro rata) after qualifying period
  • Paid DBS check
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Pension with company contribution
  • Paid training and induction
  • Opportunity to gain an accredited, professional qualification relevant to job role

Our core values:

  • Big Hearted: we say that we are proud of the quality of care, empathy and kindness we offer to the people we support and each other
  • Count on Us: we act in a way that you can rely on us to be able to meet the needs of the people we support and each other
  • Together as One: we say that we take pride in working as a team to deliver a very person-centred service
  • People Focused: we recognise the importance of transparency, trust, recognition and development within our workforce

Do you share these values? If so, read on …

If you would like to apply for any of the roles listed below, please click here for Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form

If you would like any further information please contact our Head Office on 0151 705 0300



Poplars, Southport

36 hours per week

£35,098 – £38,647 per annum

We are looking for an appropriately qualified and experienced person to manage and develop the delivery of Poplars. The service is well established in New Directions and the CQC rating is good.

The post holder will manage and develop the short stay (respite facility) for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs, ensuring the provision of a service which is compliant with relevant legislation, Company Policies and other relevant guidance.

Putting the needs and wellbeing of our service users first, the Registered Manager has responsibility for ensuring that the service complies with all relevant legislation and standards.

To be considered for the role you must be able to evidence the following requirements:

  • Diploma in Leadership and Management Level 5/ NVQ Diploma in Management Level 4
  • Management experience within a Registered Service
  • Experience of managing and developing a staff team
  • Good understanding of CQC assessment criteria
  • Good understanding of risk management and health and safety management
  • Effective management and staff leadership skills
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good IT skills.

An Enhanced DBS Check is required.

Click here to view job description and person specification

Closing Date – Friday 2nd October 2020


Chase Heys, Southport

36 hours per week

£24,177 – £26,692 per annum

New Directions’ Shared Lives Scheme provides an alternative choice to traditional residential care for adults with learning disabilities who require support and enables the individual to share in family and community life, promoting independent living.  The main aspects of this post involve working closely with Shared Lives Carers and vulnerable service users to assess, train, monitor and support people to become Shared Lives Carers, and to assess, match and support adult service users to live with Shared Lives Carers. The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring placements to ensure all assessed needs are fully met, and that service users share in the family life of their Shared Lives Carers.

As a member of a small team, the post-holder will carry out the tasks necessary to operate the Shared Lives Service in accordance with Essential Standards of Quality and Safety, regulatory and contractual requirements.

Relevant experience in a social care setting and experience of working with people with learning disabilities is essential. A Level 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care or equivalent is also an essential requirement.

An Enhanced DBS Check is required.

Click here to view job description and person specification

Closing Date – Friday 2nd October 2020


£9.64 to £9.84 per hour

25 hours per week

Location: All Sefton

Based across the Borough of Sefton, providing support and assistance to people of all ages in their home. The role includes personal care, such as: washing, dressing and bathing. No qualifications are necessary. The ability to work evenings and weekends is essential.

Reablement Workers help people who have been discharged from hospital, or had an illness or fall, to regain their life skills and confidence at home. As well giving you the satisfaction of making a difference in the community this job offers:

· Permanent contracts

· Free smart phone for business usage

· Full paid training

· Opportunity for career development

· Paid induction programme

· Paid travel time

Day, evening and weekend shifts, therefore the post-holder must be flexible.

A driver with access to their own vehicle is also an essential requirement.

An Enhanced DBS Check is required.

For more information regarding the above job role contact Lorna Irving, Service Manager on 0151 347 7834.

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Non-Executive Directors

 New Directions is delighted to announce we are looking to recruit two new Board Members to support our adult social care business.

Our work is centred around four key values, which were co-produced and defined by individuals using our services.  We are proud of our values which run through the veins of the organisation, determining how we make decisions, run the company, and implement change.

Our Core Values are: 

  • Big hearted – we are proud of the quality of care, empathy, and kindness we offer to the people we support and each other
  • Count on us – you can rely on us to meet the needs of those we support and each other
  • Together as one – we take pride in working as a team to deliver a person-centred service
  • People focused – we recognise the importance of transparency, trust recognition and development within our workforce.

New Directions provides a wide range of support for older adults such as residential, day support including specialised service in dementia, respite, reablement and domiciliary care.  We also offer creative and inspiring day services for adults with learning and physical disabilities, respite care, supported living and shared Lives.

At New Directions, we recognise everyone is unique.  We provide person centred care, offering adults individual options of support to live a positive, rewarding, and independent life.

It is an incredibly exciting time to join the Board of New Directions.  The Board is embarking on a fresh strategic period and looking to strengthen its leadership by opening opportunities to other creative, energetic, and committed Non-Executive Directors to work together to deliver the company’s aspirations and objectives. 

We are looking for exceptional leaders with demonstrable experience of working at Board or near Board level.

Ultimately, as a board member, you will have the opportunity to improve the lives and outcomes of thousands of adults with support needs and their carers across Sefton and beyond.

We are a local authority trading company, owned by Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, working across Sefton and Merseyside.  Our wide-ranging services enable us to care for over 720 local people each day, employing over 450 people.

As a talented professional with a desire to make a difference to the lives of adults in Sefton, we are looking for you to share your experience and expertise to drive through the organisation’s ambition to become a provider and employer of choice.

Primarily we are interested in Directors who will contribute to the strategic direction of the company. Additionally, if you have skills and experience in any of the areas below we welcome your expression of interest:-

  • Business development, business transformation and change
  • Housing
  • Commercial
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing and communications

Benefits and remuneration

  • We offer an annual remuneration of £8,000 per annum
  • Role and governance training plus personal development opportunities

If you have passion to improve people’s lives and are able to devote at least two days a month setting the strategic direction we would be delighted to hear from you.



For an informal phone discussion please contact the Shareholder representative, Councillor Paul Cummins at or phone 07725 518308

Applications should be put in writing with accompanying CV and emailed to Mark Fox, Managing Director at

Recruitment timescales

  • Closing date: Friday 25 September
  • Interviews: Week commencing 12 October



Hourly rate dependent upon job role

Location:  All Sefton areas

If you wish to be included on our relief bank to work on an ad hoc basis to cover for sickness or annual leave in any of our services, then contact the HR Team on 0151 705 0300 who will take details regarding your availability and where you are able to provide cover, based on your skills and experience.