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We provide expert advice, practical support and campaign for single parents

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Jobs at Gingerbread

Thank you for your interest in working for us. We are an innovative UK charity with a highly committed and skilled team that works hard to improve the lives of single parent families in England and Wales. We support and develop staff, and offer the opportunity to develop your career and get involved in a variety of projects.

We recruit staff from a wide range of backgrounds and ages. We offer flexible working so that all staff can balance work with family and personal development needs.

If you have any queries about working for Gingerbread please email

Current Vacancies

Director of Policy

£61,032 per annum
Permanent, Full time
Kentish Town, London

Gingerbread’s campaigns, research and policy work make sure single parents’ voices are heard and taken seriously – in the workplace, in the headlines and in the corridors of power nationwide. 

Campaigning against the poverty, disadvantage and stigma that many of the UK’s 2 million single parents face, Gingerbread has a strong track record of policy achievement on issues from child maintenance to childcare costs.  

Our campaigns use the voices of single parents themselves to fight for change.  Our digital communications point the way to the vital support we provide through our online information and peer support, and the telephone Helpline. Last year over half a million single parents accessed our website for information or support.

The role

This is an exciting role, ideal for a professional who wants to take lead responsibility for policy, advocacy and research in a highly effective campaigning charity.  This role has a strong external focus and you will personally manage relationships with ministers, political parties, public, private and charity sector partners.  

This is a wide ranging role that includes managing the Communications team and Advice and Information team, building Gingerbread’s profile and brand, supporting our digital strategy and the growth of our national advice and information services for single parents.

As a member of Senior Management Team, you will contribute to the overall strategy and leadership of the organisation.  

The person

The successful candidate will have a strong track record of social policy achievement and will be a passionate and persuasive communicator.  The candidate will be able to represent the organisation externally, and be adept at building strong relationships and networks. S/he will have sound strategic planning skills and the people skills to build and develop a strong team. Commitment to the aims of Gingerbread is essential.

Closing date:  Monday 7 September 2015 at 12 noon.

Gingerbread values diversity and welcomes applications from all section of the community, including single parents and those with caring responsibilities. We offer good work-life balance policies for all staff.

Information Assistant

£24,820, full time and permanent post
Kentish Town, London

Gingerbread provides expert advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents. We are expanding our range of information products, due to the success of our online information and advice service, and the increasing need to reach single parents with vital information to improve their lives. 

We are looking for an Information Assistant, to produce high quality written information for single parents and the professionals who work with them, including website content, factsheets, and publications, as well as providing admin support for our helpline staff. The postholder will also be responsible for updating our information and resources for single parents, researching external information sources, maintaining Gingerbread’s national signposting information, and responding to requests for information from single parents, professionals and staff.

We are looking for someone with excellent written communication skills, who can research and reference complex information, and translate it into clear, accurate information products for the public.

Working alongside your advice and information colleagues, you will be well supported through our systems for induction, training and supervision. 

Closing date for applications:  6th September (midnight)

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, including single parents and those with caring responsibilities. We offer excellent work-life balance policies for all staff.  

Volunteering at Gingerbread We're looking for dedicated volunteers who want to gain valuable skills and experience, and help single parent families, in a range of different roles.

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