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Join our team

Join our team

“Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change.”

It’s our people who make My Life what it is. We are always on the lookout for great staff to join our team.  

Work for My Life and you’ll have the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives, and you’ll also benefit from ongoing personal and professional development.

A diverse range of roles

Because we offer such a wide range of services, our team work in a variety of roles, from our support staff, personal assistants, chefs and handy people, to our administrators, teachers, nurses, support planners, cleaners, hospitality meet and greeters, right through to our doggy day care and animal care staff and more!

Become a My Life volunteer

Want to do something fulfilling, meet new people, boost your confidence, learn new skills, or add to your CV and job prospects?

Become a My Life volunteer!

Apply online here, or find out more here.

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What we do

Join us and help make our vision a reality

As a charity, we work in a person-centred way with people of all ages who may need support to achieve a good life for themselves.

Our staff enable people to feel in control of their own lives.

We provide them with the emotional support to get through the tough times, and provide all the information and help they need to work out their own solutions.

Our services

All of our staff are carefully recruited to ensure that our members get the very best from our services:

  • My Life Support – helping people to plan their care and support, manage their money, and recruit and manage Personal Assistants.
  • Day Opportunities – providing a wide range of meaningful person-centred activities for all ages and abilities, including people with special educational needs and disabilities.
  • My Life Learning – our Ofsted registered specialist further education college provides a bespoke and exciting curriculum for people aged 16-25 years with additional needs.
  • Advocacy – providing Independent Care Act Advocacy to eligible people who live in the Wigan borough.
  • Stable Door Café – our café, based on our Standish site, is open to the public and serves delicious homemade dishes, cakes and sweet treats, all made from locally sourced ingredients.

We also organise holiday clubs and exciting events for the whole community, including summer fairs, comedy nights and spooky Halloween evenings.

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What our staff say

My Life currently employs over 150 staff, all with the same belief – if we all give a little, we all gain and grow together. Here’s just a little of what they say about working for My Life.

“I love working at My Life. The people I work with and our members really make it what it is, not to mention the beautiful location we have at Standish. It’s a safe and lovely place to work.”

Lisa Dermott, Receptionist

“It’s rewarding to feel like you’re making a difference in people’s lives. I work as part of a caring and friendly staff team, with person centred training offered regularly throughout the year.”   

Amie Thompson, Personal Assistant, My Life Support

“My Life has such a positive atmosphere – there’s nothing better than doing a job where you can really see people grow in so many ways. For me too, I’m really enjoying supporting people with all the different activities, learning new skills and passing them on.”

Olumide Obajinmi, Support Worker, Day Opportunities

“My Life is a highly responsive and individualised set up that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere. All staff have members and learners’ best interests at heart and work together to help them achieve and succeed in their personal goals and ambitions. I love working at My Life as no day is the same and there’s a great team of staff around.”

John Mitchell, Head of Education, My Life Learning

“Coming from a larger support company to My Life, it has been great to see what truly individualised support can look like. It’s obvious going into peoples’ homes that they are encouraged to make choices around their lives and the care they receive. Each support model looks completely different which is really refreshing.”

Matt Barton-Wilkinson, Team Manager, My Life Support

“You can’t beat the buzz you get from working with all our members and students.  I love sharing my skills with them, making it fun and helping them develop. There is great banter here at My Life and a real sense of equality. The most important thing to me is making sure that everyone enjoys themselves.”

Lincoln Yates, Forest School, Workshop and Bush Craft Facilitator

“This is the most rewarding, satisfying job I’ve ever had. You get so much positivity from the young people who attend My Life – it makes going to work a real pleasure. Another positive is working with the My Life team, who go above and beyond every day, with a great passion for what they do and their love of helping others. A typical day working for My Life doesn’t exist, I can’t explain how rewarding it is, but it’s changed MY Life for the better.”

Paul Plumbley, Hospitality, Catering and Facilities Manager

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Our locations

We are a membership-based organisation, with members stretching from all over the UK. Primarily our work is delivered across the North West region, however, as the charity expands, we are increasingly recruiting for positions further afield.

Many of our staff work in the community with the people we support.

Standish site

Our Standish site is an inspiring setting of 84 acres of green land, with our own woodland, farm, café, classroom facilities, sensory garden, indoor and outdoor activity areas.

The home of our Day Opportunities and My Life Learning, this is the perfect environment for activities including catering, animal care, bush craft and horticulture. We also hold exciting events for the whole community here, including our summer music festival.

Address: Thompson House Equestrian Centre, off Pepper Lane, Standish, Wigan, WN6 0PP.

Leigh site

As well as our Standish Site, our Day Opportunities service has a home at Leigh Sports Village, with state-of-the-art facilities including a leisure centre, swimming pool and fitness centre.

With access to Leigh Harriers’ running track and excellent outside gym, our Leigh site also includes a fully equipped accessible kitchen, plus spaces for socialising and hosting our wide timetable of activities.

Address: Leigh Sports Village, Sale Way, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 4JY.

Wigan site

Our Advocacy service is based in the Smithy Court development in Wigan.

Whilst our My Life Support service is also based here, it primarily operates its services within people’s own homes or the community.

Address:  No 1 Smithy Court, Smithy Brook Road, Wigan, WN3 6PS.

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Current vacancies

Current vacancies

Jobs at My Life are exciting and highly rewarding.

Work for us and you’ll become part of a great team of people, all with one aim in mind, to make life better for others.

You can find our current vacancies here.

Can’t find a position that suits you?

We’re always interested to hear from people who would like to work for us.

Whoever you are, whatever your skills, please get in touch by emailing hr@my-life.org.uk

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