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 downloaded HERE.

Full Time - Administrator/Receptionist - Norwich

  • Job Type:  Permanent, full time
  • Hours:  37.25 hours per week - Monday - Friday
  • Location: Norwich, St Andrews
  • Salary:  £16,619.46 per annum/£8.58 per hour
  • Benefits: Employee pension scheme & employee assistance programme
  • Closing date: Thursday 24th January Noon
  • Interview date: Wednesday 30th January (Norwich)
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Part Time - Young People's Support Worker - Great Yarmouth

  • Job Type:  Permanent, part time
  • Hours:  16 hours per week to be worked flexibly
  • Location:  Aspire, Great Yarmouth
  • Salary: £7679.36 per annum/£9.23 per hour
  • Benefits:  Employee Pension & Employee Assistance Programme
  • Closing date: Monday 4th February 9.00am
  • Interview date: Wednesday 13th February (Gt Yarmouth)
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Employability Officer - Young People

  • Job Type:  Fixed Term for 12 months, part time
  • Hours: 16 Hours per week
  • Location:  Great Yarmouth
  • Salary:  £9, 434.88 per annum
  • Benefits: Employee pension scheme & Employee Assistance Package
  • Closing date:  Monday 14th January 2019  Noon
  • Interview date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 (Norwich)
Vacancy Pack Application Form

Sessional Young People's Support Workers - Suffolk

  • Job Type:  Permanent, part time
  • Hours:  The number of hours will vary to meet the needs of the service
  • Location:  Ipswich & Stowmarket 
  • Salary:  £9.45 per hour  plus sleep ins will be paid in addition
  • Benefits:  Employee pension scheme & Employee Assistance Scheme
  • Closing date:  Thursday 17th January 2019
  • Interview date: To be confirmed
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

  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!