Working at CoLab Exeter

Work for CoLab Exeter and join an award winning team and multi-agency hub working to support some of the most vulnerable people in our city.

No two days will be the same at CoLab, our thriving hub hosts over 30 organisations and projects from voluntary, community, and statutory sectors. Focusing on our 4 themes of recovery, wellbeing, justice and belonging we work with some of the most vulnerable people in our city. If you are looking to become part of an organisation that is focused on making a difference and to empower people to live lives they have reason to value, then we may be the right fit for you. 

Our shared vision is of a compassionate and inclusive city and hub where people actively participate and communities thrive. 

We are looking to work with people who share our core values of Compassion,  Welcome, Collaboration, Ambition and Social Justice, and who can bring passion, resilience, skills, and life experience.


What We Can Offer

  • A vibrant work enviroment where front line support is offered alongside learning and meaningful activities, professional networks, and community resources
  • A flexible and compassionate leadership and management ethos where individuals are encouraged to develop innovative and inspiring ways of working
  • An inclusive, compassionate and friendly work environment where individuals are supported to develop their skills, experience and passion and do their best work as part of a dedicated and talented team
  • Detailed induction and relevant training, regular supervision and reviews, 27 days annual leave, auto enrolment to an occupational pension, opportunities to get involved in wider hub events, activities and learning

CoLab Exeter is committed to promoting a positive approach to equality, diversity and inclusion and values the benefits of employing a diverse range of talented people.


Employment checks

Much of the work of Colab Exeter is focused on supporting people, some of whom may be vulnerable to abuse and who may have complex lives and backgrounds. Therefore it is really important that we safeguard the people we support by following safe recruitment procedures. 

DBS Any staff that are involved in working directly with vulnerable people will be asked to provide a satisfactory criminal records (DBS) check once they have been offered a job and before starting their role.  These checks are important to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our service users, staff and volunteers and to make sure that we are able to put any relevant support in place for people if needed.

We are committed to finding ways to support people on a recovery pathway from the criminal justice system and recognise the barriers this can present for people, where a disclosure is made we will aim to support people through this process sensitively and make sure that any information is dealt with confidentially.

References We will ask for two satisfactory work references where available, if not personal references may be acceptable. We will also need to see suitable proof of eligibility to work in the UK.



posted : 06-09-2021


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