Working with 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

01603 615670
recruitment@benjaminfoundation.co.uk

We ask that all applicants please complete one of our Equal Opportunities Monitoring forms and return together with your application. The form can be dowloaded HERE.

Part Time - HR Admin Assistant - Norwich

  • Job Type:  Permanent, part time
  • Hours:  20 hours per week - Monday - Thursday or Tuesday to Friday
  • Location:  St Andrews - Norwich
  • Salary:  £8.58 per hour
  • Benefits:  Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Thursday 26th July Noon
  • Interview date:  Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th August (Norwich)
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Sales Ledger Controller

  • Job Type:  Permanent, full time
  • Hours:  37.25 per week
  • Location:  St Andrews Street, Norwich
  • Salary:  £19, 370 per annum. 
  • Benefits:  Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Friday 3rd August 2018  (Noon)
  • Interview date:  15th/16th August 2018  (Norwich)
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Retail Assistant/ Van Driver - Full Time - Dereham

  • Job Type:  Permanent, full time
  • Hours:  37.25 hours per week
  • Location:  Restore - Dereham
  • Salary:  £16,619.46 per annum (£8.58 per hour) plus profit related pay
  • Benefits:  Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Thursday 2nd August 2018 Noon
  • Interview date:  Friday 10th August 2018 (Dereham)
Vacancy Pack Application Form

King's Lynn & Norwich - Sessional Young People's Support Workers - Specialist/High Needs

  • Job Type:  Zero hours
  • Hours:  The number of hours will vary
  • Location:  Norwich & King's Lynn
  • Salary:  £9.45 per hour, plus sleep ins will be paid in addition
  • Benefits:  Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Friday 31st August , 9am
  • Interview date:  Wednesday 12th September (Norwich)
  • Addtional Info:   King's Lynn intervew date to be confirmed
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Lead Play Worker

  • Job Type:  Permanent, part time
  • Hours:  26.5 hours per week
  • Location:  Dussindale Primary School
  • Salary:  £11,018per annum
  • Benefits:  Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Friday 20th July (9am)
  • Interview date:  TBC

We are offering a heavily subsidised place (if appropriate) for your own child to participate in this after school club, plus term time only working.

Vacancy Pack Application Form

Assistant Play Worker

  • Job Type:  Permanent, part time
  • Hours:  17.5 hours per week - term time only
  • Location:  Dussindale Primary School
  • Salary:  £6,606.60 per annum. 
  • Benefits:  Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Friday 20th July (9am)
  • Interview date:  To be confirmed

We are offering a heavily subsidised place (if appropriate) for your own child to participate in this after school club, plus term time working only.

Vacancy Pack Application Form

Full Time - Early Years Practitioner Level 3 - Ditchingham

  • Job Type:  Permanent, full time
  • Hours:  37.25 hours per week
  • Location:  Ditchingham
  • Salary:  £16,619.46 per annum
  • Benefits:  Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Tuesday 14th August 5pm
  • Interview date:  Wednesday 15th August (Ditchingham)
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Part Time & Sessional - Young People's Support Workers - Ipswich

  • Job Type:  Part Tme & Sessional
  • Hours:  16 hours per week (part time)  Hours will vary (sessional)
  • Location:  Ipswich & Surrounding Area's
  • Salary:  £7,862.40 per annum, plus car users allowance & agreed mileage  (part time)
  • Salary:  £9.45 per hour,  plus agreed mileage (sessional)
  • Benefits:  Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Wednesday 1st August 9.00am
  • Interview date:  Friday 17th August (Ipswich)
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Vacancy Pack Application Form

Sessional Young People's Support Worker - Ipswich

  • Job Type:  Zero hours
  • Hours:  The number of hours will vary
  • Location:  Ipswich
  • Salary:  £9.45 per hour plus sleep ins will be paid in addition
  • Benefits:  Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Monday 6th August 9.00am
  • Interview date:  Friday 17th August (Ipswich)
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

  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!