Working at The Benjamin Foundation

We are committed to providing excellent support for our employees. We have an effective appraisal and personal review process which incorporates the principles of the Nurtured Heart Approach® recognising people's skills and attributes as well as creating opportunities for personal and professional development.

Employee benefits include:
• Company Group Personal Pension
• Company Sick Pay scheme
• Child Care Voucher scheme
• Cycle to Work scheme

If you would like to discuss any of our current vacancies please contact the HR team on 01603 886951 or

Full Time Young People's Support Worker -Ipswich

  • Job Type:  Permanent, full time
  • Hours:  35 hours plus 2 sleep ins per week
  • Location:  Whitton Rise, Ipswich
  • Salary:  £17,272 per annum. Sleep ins will be paid in addition
  • Benefits:  Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Monday 20th November Noon
  • Interview date:  Wednesday 29th November (Ipswich)
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Part Time - Young People's Support Worker - King's Lynn

  • Job Type:  Fixed term until January 2018, in the first instance
  • Hours:  17.5 hours plus agreed sleep in per week
  • Location:  King's Lynn
  • Salary:  £9.49 pr hour - sleep ins will be paid in addition
  • Closing date:  Open
  • Interview date:  To be confirmed
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Sessional Young People's Support Worker - King's Lynn

  • Job Type:  Sessional
  • Hours:  The number of hours will vary (this position incudes sleep ins & lone working
  • Location:  King's Lynn
  • Salary:  £9.31 per hour plus sleep ins will be paid in addition
  • Closing date:  Open
  • Interview date:  To be confirmed
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Director/ Trustee - Ben's Social Enterprises - Norwich

Ben's Social Enterprises is looking for a Director to join the Board of Directors, whose primary aim would be to ensure that the Board fulfils its responsibility and objectives while maintaining the boundary between governance and management.

The successful candidate will bring senior strategic experience, a robust approach and personal commitment to The Benjamin Foundation's mission and values.

You will bring critical qualities to the Board, constructively challenging and and developing proposals on strategy and bringing the benefit of your experience. Applicants must want to be instrumental in our future and believe they have the appropriate profile, experience and attributes for this position.

Main duties

  • Participation in quarterly Board Meetings
  • Working with the Board in the setting of the overall strategy
  • Mangement of income and expenditure
  • Take an active role in the development of new business opportunities
  • Creating new revenue streams
  • Participate and encourage discussion at Board meetings, ensuring appropriate decisions are made and implemented
  • Participate in reviewing reports from committees/working groups
  • Support and maintain appropriate contact with fellow Directors and Senior Managers to ensure appropriate and effective communication
  • Act as an ambassador to represent the activities of Ben's Social Enterprises
  • Develop external relationships with supporters to support Ben's Social Enterprises

Further details including instructions on how to apply can be found in the link below.

Further Details

Heart & Home Hosts - Norfolk & Suffolk

Do you have a Heart & a Home?

Our supported lodgings service offers accommodation to vulnerable young people who are in need of stability, security and a place to live. Big-hearted families and individuals in Suffolk and Norfolk are being sought, but particularly from Lowestoft, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket.

We are looking for people who can offer a spare room and who are supportive, tolerant and understanding. This is somewhere where a young person can start to learn important life skills, which can help them on their way to independence.

Hosts receive comprehensive support and training in child protection issues. You will receive a support payment of approximately £125 per week whilst you have a young person staying with you.

Meet the team

Gina Parker (Multi-services Manager) - My Story

14 years ago I started working for The Benjamin Foundation as a support worker at Winston Court. I am a qualified Youth Worker and I really enjoyed working with young people, but was ready for a change and working in a residential setting appealed to me.

I absolutely loved my years at Winston Court- I learnt a lot from my manager, colleagues and more importantly, the many young people we supported through those years.

However, I wanted more responsibility so, after completing a management course, I applied for the post of manager at Steven Newing House and in February 2009 I started working in Fakenham. I was working with a very experienced team in a well established service and again, I learnt from the people around me. I hadn't managed a team before and thoroughly enjoyed all the different aspects of that role.

I became involved in the administration of AQA units (an accredited life skills programme which The Benjamin Foundation started delivering several years ago) and also trained to assist with Safer Recruitment interviews.

In May 2014 a new service opened, Forward Court in Aylsham. I applied for the post of manager; I was very excited at the prospect of being involved with a brand new service and a new staff team. I applied for the post and was successful and I now manage both services.

I recently became a Domestic Abuse Champion for The Benjamin Foundation and look forward to raising awareness of domestic abuse with the young people we support as well as colleagues

In the years that I have worked for The Benjamin Foundation I have seen many changes as it has grown and developed from a small North Norfolk charity to a much larger organisation which is now delivering services beyond the county. However, despite the changes, the ethos and values of The Benjamin Foundation remain constant and people are always at the heart of the charity.

I consider myself very lucky to work for The Benjamin Foundation- I have been encouraged and supported to take on more challenges and can honestly say I am never bored!