Central Support Office

Our Central Support Office, based in Colchester, is where you’ll find all the business functions who bring together a range of expertise to ensure our colleagues and the people who live in our services have all the support they need on a day-to-day basis.

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With people at the heart of everything we do, our People Team are responsible for everyday HR tasks through to implementing meaningful wellbeing initiatives. The team are instrumental in fostering a positive work culture that reflects Consensus’ commitment to being a Great Place to Work.

Recruitment & Onboarding

With a keen eye for talent and great people, our in-house Recruitment Team are responsible for ensuring we hire the very best candidates in a variety of roles across the organisation – and play a vital role in supporting a seamless onboarding process.

Learning & Development

Our Learning & Development Team combines hands-on regional training together with digital learning experiences, ensuring our colleagues have all the tools they need to carry out their jobs, and provide opportunities for growth and progression.

Referrals & Partnerships

With an in-depth understanding of our services, our Referrals Team have strong links with internal and external partners to expertly match each person with the perfect home, and proactively build partnerships to ensure a seamless experience.


From budgets to bills, our skilled and experienced Finance Team provide the perfect support system for colleagues, partners, and the people we support – enabling us to focus wholeheartedly on providing exceptional care and support.


Working closely with our services, the Quality Team focuses on both quality assurance and continuous improvement – striving to ensure we consistently deliver the highest standard of care and refining our practices to enrich the lives of the people we support.

Marketing & Communications

The hive of creativity, our Marketing & Communications team are responsible for communicating the magic at Consensus – sharing stories, connecting teams, and shining a spotlight on our amazing people and their exceptional moments.

Property Services

The Property Services Team are a vital component in ensuring the safe and seamless operation of our services. By providing reliable and efficient support to colleagues with everything from maintenance to health and safety, they help to create comfortable environments for those we support.

Working at Consensus

There are many benefits when you join Consensus – but here are some highlights you can expect if joining our Central Support Office teams.

Great Place to Work: When joining our Central Support Office teams, you’ll get a chance to enjoy a career in a Great Place to Work.

Collaboration: One of the great things about working at Consensus is the amazing people you’ll get to work alongside – having the chance to collaborate with those outside of your immediate team.

Fulfilment: Whether you’re working on the front line or working behind the scenes – you’re a part of something special, and you can be safe in the knowledge that your work is contributing to making a real difference in the lives of others.

Wellbeing: Colleague wellbeing is a high priority, and at Consensus we’re committed to ensuring you have the support, resources and environment needed to flourish.

Location: Depending on the role you apply for, you’ll either be based in the Colchester office, have the opportunity for hybrid working, or be field-based, regularly visiting services in the UK. Check the vacancy for location information.

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Our Team Leaders assist the service leadership to deliver the very best support, allowing the home to shine and the individuals we support to flourish. This is an important role in delivering meaningful support, and we love to welcome individuals with a variety of experience.

If you’re ready for the next step, find out if this could be the role for you.

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Service Manager

From ensuring the service runs smoothly and achieves quality excellence, to encouraging personal growth and development of the team, every day is unique. Through leadership and support, our Service Managers make a difference to their colleagues’ lives, alongside adults with learning disabilities, autism, and complex needs – and are an integral part of ensuring everyone has the opportunity to flourish.

If you’re an experienced social care professional, find out if this could be the role for you.

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Specialist Roles

Beyond the traditional office-based positions and service roles available at Consensus, we understand the importance of specialised professionals in delivering exceptional care and support to those who live in our services. We have a range of Specialist Roles, from Nurses to Specialist Behaviour Support Practitioners.

If you’re a social care specialist, find out if these roles could be for you.

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