Our current vacancies include:

Community Support Assistant with Ripon Community Link

A dynamic community based support service for people with learning difficulties,

‘enabling people to achieve their life goals’


Community Support Assistants: NJC scale 11 – 13: £15,807 - £16,491 per annum (full time 37 hours) dependent on experience and responsibilities.  Various hours available - please indicate preferred hours and days of the week when applying.

No formal closing date for applications


We are seeking resourceful, patient and caring individuals who can demonstrate a strong ethos of enabling others. Applicants must be able to use their own initiative and be excellent team workers. Through your contribution our service users will acquire and practice everyday living skills, make full use of our communities’ resources and facilities and benefit from high quality, person centred care and support.  

Locations: Premises of Ripon Community Link (Ripon) and outreach work in the local community. Office base is: Community House, Sharow View, 75 Allhallowgate, Ripon, HG4 2AG. Satellite: St Wilfrid’s Bungalow, Church Lane, Ripon, HG4 2ES. Ripon Walled Garden, Palace Road, Ripon, HG4 3HN.

For more information and an application pack please contact: or visit our website:    

For an informal discussion contact Louise Bowman on 01765 609034 / 01765 607461



1) Application Form, click here. and in editable format click here.

2) Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (to be sent in with completed application form) click here


Ripon Community Link provides a day time support service for people with learning difficulties, offering a wide range of community-based activities and opportunities. Our aims are to maximise independence, health, well-being, skills and fulfilment for our members. We are based across three sites: two in Ripon centre and also Ripon Walled Garden.

Ripon Walled Garden is our garden nursery with shop, café and garden maintenance business. The garden has achieved a Duke of Edinburgh Community Award and a Ripon Civic Society Award, has won Gold Award at Harrogate Flower Show for a Show Garden, and continues to receive commendations for improvements to the garden year on year. Our Walled Garden café has been open since October 2014 and has a 5-star Environment Health rating, a NYCC Healthier Choices Gold Award, is featured on Trip Advisor and is a flourishing café with a plot-to-plate ethos and a growing customer base.