We are currently recruiting for three roles in Jess Thom’s support team:

  • Personal Assistant
  • Weekend Support Worker
  • Over-Night Support Worker

If you’re confident and organised and an excellent communicator with a willingness to learn, we’d like to hear from you. You will have a good sense of humour and strong emotional intelligence. You will have some previous experience of supporting disabled people and a knowledge of positive behaviour support strategies as well as a commitment to the Social Model of Disability.

The PA and Support Worker roles involve working very closely with Jess in all aspects of her daily life, so establishing strong, consistent and trusting relationship is essential. Because the role includes supporting Jess’s mobility and managing seizure-like episodes of intense tics, you will need to be able to carry out physically demanding tasks in a calm and friendly fashion.

Background information

Jess is a writer, artist and performer living and working in South London. Jess is a wheelchair user and has Tourettes Syndrome, a neurological condition that means she makes involuntary movements and noises called tics. These affect her mobility and safety and mean that she requires assistance. Jess also experiences chronic pain and fatigue and needs 24 hour support to manage her pain and energy levels. Having Tourettes means that she has some impulsive behaviour, is sensitive to some sensory stimuli and can sometimes behave in unpredictable ways.
Jess’s role as co-artistic director at Touretteshero is varied and includes: holding inclusive events, public speaking, leading workshops, delivering training, collaborating on creative projects, and performing across the UK and internationally.

More information & application form

Please send the completed application form to

Application Deadline: Monday 6th May 2019

The successful candidate will be required to provide two suitable references and undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Please note, we cannot accept unsolicited CVs, whether speculative or attached to application packs.