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:

  • Employee Pension Scheme
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Employee Assistance 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 - Youth Support Worker

  • Job Type:  Fixed term for 12 months  until 1st January 2020
  • Hours:  20 hours per week over 4 days
  • Location:  Cromer, Sheringham, Mundesley, Stalham, North Walsham, Wells , Fakenham & Holt
  • Salary:  £11,170 per annum/£10.74 per hour, plus agreed mileage and car users allowace
  • Benefits:  Employee pension scheme & Employee Assistance Programme
  • Closing date:  Monday 26th November Noon
  • Interview date:  Monday 3rd December (North Walsham)
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Senior Support Worker - Great Yarmouth

  • Job Type:  Permanent, full time
  • Hours:  37.25 hours per week (including some sleep in duties, weekends and evenings
  • Location:  Aspire - Great Yamouth
  • Salary:  £20,803.38 per annum. Sleep ins will be paid in addition
  • Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Monday 12th November (9am)
  • Interview date: To be confirmed
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Sessional Support Worker - Kings Lynn

  • Job Type:  Permanent
  • Hours:  zero hours
  • Location:  Butterfly House, Kings Lynn
  • Salary:  £8.88 per hour. Sleep ins will be paid in addition
  • Benefits:  Employee Assistance Programme & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Thursday 8th November 2018 (9.00am)
  • Interview date:  Monday 19th November 2018 (Kings Lynn)

Please note that an Equal Opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded from the top of this page and we ask that this is sent in with your completed application

Vacancy Pack Application Form

Operational Manager - Youth Work Services

  • Job Type:  Fixed Term for 12 months in the first instance, part time
  • Hours:   25 hours per week (including occasional weekends & evenings)
  • Location:  Head Office - Norwich
  • Salary:  £16.09 - £17.33 per hour depending on qualifications
  • Benefits:  Employee Assistance Programme & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  Monday 19th November (9.00am)
  • Interview date: Wednesday 28th November 2018 (Norwich)

Please note that an Equal Opportunities monitoring form can be downloaded from the top of this page and we ask that this is sent in with your completed application

Vacancy Pack Application Form

Part Time - Support Staff (Nights) - Gt Yarmouth

  • Job Type:  Permanent, part time
  • Hours:  18.5 hours per week
  • Shift pattern:  10pm -7pm - Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon (Then 10 days off) rotating
  • Location:  Aspire, Gt Yarmouth
  • Salary:  £687.83 per month - £8.58 per hour
  • Benefits:  Employee pension scheme, Employee assistance package
  • Closing date:  Monday 12th November Noon
  • Interview date:  Wednesday 21st November (Yarmouth)
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Sessional Young People's Support Workers - Ipswich & Stowmarket

  • Job Type:  Permanent, part time
  • Hours:  The number of hours will vary to meet the needs of the service
  • Location:  Ipswich & Stowmarket (Please state on the application form your preferred area to work
  • Salary:  £9.45 per hour  plus sleep ins will be paid in addition
  • Benefits:  Employee pension scheme & Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Closing date:  Wednesday 31st October 2018 (9.00am)
  • Interview date:  Wednesday 7th November 2018 (Ipswich)
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Assistant Play Worker - Level 2 Dussindale Primary School

  • Job Type:  Permanent, part time
  • Hours:  17.5 per week
  • Location:  Dussindale Primary School
  • Salary:  £6,606.60 per annum. 
  • Benefits: Employee Assistance Programme & employee pension scheme
  • Closing date:  13th October 2018 9am
  • 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

  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!