Work for us

Working for Leading Lives offers varied opportunities in social care to enable our customers with learning disabilities and complex needs to gain a broad range of experiences. 

We aim to recruit people who love what they do with a genuine desire to work in social care and we invest a lot in training them well in all aspects of their job.

Leading Lives Values; Serving Suffolk



Leading Lives is a friendly, happy, positive place to work with an inclusive culture where people can draw on their own talents and enthusiasm.  We offer flexible working and the opportunity to gain experience across many different aspects of social care across all our services. 

Every employee takes part in a comprehensive training programme to give them the skills to deliver a high quality and personalised service, developing positive relationships with the people they support and their families. All of our regulated services are rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission. This means you can be confident that you are joining an employer that provides excellent staff training.

95% of our employees enjoy coming to work, with some of the key reasons being:
The variety of the job - every day is different
The opportunity to learn new skills and qualifications
Feeling valued by the people that they support - you really do have a life-changing impact on our customers to help them to live the life they choose.

Leading Lives is a 100% employee-owned co-operative which means you will have a say in the running of our business and all staff have the opportunity to be on the Board of Directors. We ranked 34th in the top 50 largest employee owned companies in 2019. View the full top 50 here: Employee Ownership Top 50 2019

There are many other benefits of working for Leading Lives including pensions scheme, career pathways and a generous sleep in rate.

Have a look at our CURRENT VACANCIES

Professional Development and Career Progression

We encourage professional development and invest in internal and external training with staff gaining The Care Certificate on completion of their formal induction process and staff are supported to gain further NVQ qualifications to develop a rewarding career in social care. 

A Question of Care: A Career for YOU?

Do you enjoy seeing people get the most out of each day and achieve what they want in life? This is what a career in care is all about! 

Try our interaction video challenge 'A Question of Care: a Career for YOU' to see what career in care is like. At the end you'll receive a detailed personal profile that tells you if you've got what it takes to join us!

Gender Pay Gap Report - Narrative

The narrative which follows provides explanation for the current gender pay gap and how we believe that this will be reduced in the coming years. Gender Pay Gap Report

Leading Lives Ltd are committed to en
suring that its staff and any workers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and or similar human rights abuses.  Leading Lives Modern Slavery Statement, and supporting policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.