Join our team

Do you want to join Devon’s independent mental health charity and make a real difference to the lives of others? Step One Charity is a leading provider of support services for people with mental health challenges, learning disabilities, and neurodiversity in Devon.

We are searching for passionate and dedicated people to join our team and help us empower people to reach their full potential.

Why work for Step One Charity?

We are a diverse and inclusive team of people who are committed to providing high-quality support in a safe and supportive environment. We believe in collaboration, teamwork, and compassion, and we strive to create a space where everyone feels welcome and respected.

If you are looking for a job where you can make a real difference to the lives of others, and if you share our values, we encourage you to explore our current vacancies below and apply today.

We can offer you the following benefits

  • Generous annual leave entitlement of 27 days plus bank holidays (35 days in total)
  • Company pension scheme with employer contribution
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment
  • Flexible working opportunities

Current job openings

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What our staff say

Lucy, Support Worker

“Step One is a rewarding place to work with a great friendly supportive team. A varied job that changes every day. One where you can go home at the end of the day and know you’ve made a difference.”

Ashley, Mental Health Nurse

“Because of the nature of the patients we have, we get much more time with them in terms of direct contact. The other great thing that drew me in was the hours and flexibility to do longer days which means you get a really good work/life balance.”

Amie, Facilities Manager

“I’ve always felt very nervous about starting a new job in a new company. I dread the question coming up when I am inevitably asked about my boyfriend / husband. As a gay woman, I worry about telling new people for fear of how they will react. Even in this day and age, there is still a lot of negativity in the world. I love that working at Step One I have never been anything but supported, they embrace and champion you for being unapologetically yourself. I feel safe here to be me.”

Isaac, Digital Communications Assistant

“I thoroughly enjoy working with my team at Step One Charity, I feel totally accepted and know my colleagues embrace who I am.”

Dom, Wellbeing Practitioner

“Facilitating the peer support groups, leading the Men’s Wellbeing Walk and running courses and workshops for BeWell is an absolute privilege. I get to meet so many amazing people, and to be able to give and offer support and also listen and learn so much about myself in the process.”

Real-life stories

Hear directly from the people who come to us for support about how our services, delivered by our incredible staff, have impacted their lives:

Jaime’s story
Read about how our community support team helped Jaime to overcome his agoraphobic tendencies, start afresh in a new city and start attending university.

Becky’s story
Read about how our BeWell trainers helped Becky to learn techniques to manage her wellbeing and gain friends in a supportive social group.

Vision and values

Our vision is a society that values mental health and wellbeing and where everyone can thrive in their local community. We are committed to empowering everyone to reach their full potential, underpinned by our values of compassion, collaboration, inclusion, impact, and adaptability. We are looking for passionate and dedicated people to join our team and help us make a difference.

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