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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. In return, 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.
             
Below you will find our current vacancies. Please click on a job title for more information and details of how to apply.  

If you have any queries about working for Gingerbread please email recruitment@gingerbread.org.uk.

Current Vacancies

Data Analyst


£30,021 per annum
Full time, permanent, Kentish Town, London

EXTENDED Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 26 May 2015

We are currently recruiting for a Data Analyst to join our Operations team at Gingerbread – the leading charity providing expert advice, practical support and campaigning for single parents.   

You will play a key role at a crucial time as we implement new systems which will strengthen our management information capability. The Data Analyst will be responsible for management, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data and information to frontline delivery staff, managers, funders, partners and external parties in order to optimise the quality of delivery, maximise the achievement of outcomes by single parents and ensure each project achieves the greatest possible social impact.

You will have previous experience of using databases to input and extract data and information and create clear, usable and compelling written and oral reports. Recent experience of working with CRM systems and a good knowledge of data manipulation, cleansing and analysis and excellent analytical and numeracy skills are essential.

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


Advice Worker for Single Parents


£25,629 per annum 
Part time, 28 hours a week
London
12 month contract

We are looking for an experienced advice worker to join our team. You will provide telephone and online advice to single parents on a range of issues including dealing with a break-up, going back to work and sorting out child maintenance, contact and benefit or tax credit issues. 

We are looking for someone with recent experience of working as an adviser and a thorough knowledge of welfare benefits, tax credits and welfare reform.

You will be well supported through our systems for staff development and supervision.  Working alongside your advice and information colleagues you will contribute to the learning and development of the team, the development of materials and resources for single parents and the work of the charity by identifying issues that inform our policy and campaigning work. 

EXTENDED Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 26 May 2015

Interview date: Tuesday 2 June 2015


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.  



Head of Wales Programmes


£40,918 per annum
Cardiff
Permanent, Full Time
Closing date: Tuesday 26th May

Gingerbread is seeking an exceptional Heads of Wale to lead the growth of our face to face services, supporting single parents to develop confidence, skills and to progress into employment, education or training.  

Gingerbread is the national charity for single parent families.  Our vision is a society where single parent families are valued and treated equally and fairly.  We provide practical information, advice and training, an influential campaigning voice and opportunities for single parents to connect with each other.  

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and inspire our team in Wales to deliver high quality services for single parents.  The Head of Wales will manage delivery of multiple complex projects, building relationships with local funders and partners to maximise impact for single parents, secure new business and drive real service improvement.  S/he will represent us to regulators and statutory authorities in Wales.  The post-holder is a member of Gingerbread’s corporate Management Team, reporting to the Director of National Operations.

About you

You will be an experienced, highly motivated leader, with a successful track record of managing the successful delivery of high quality programmes and multiple complex contracts.  You will be experienced in people and change management, able to quality assure performance, innovating and improving while keeping single parents experience at the heart of what we do.  You will combine an entrepreneurial approach with excellent planning skills.  Top-level relationship building, communication and negotiating skills are also essential for this role, as well as a willingness to travel.

What we offer

This role provides an opportunity to work with a highly committed team, determined to make a visible and lasting difference to the lives of single parent families.  The role will offer you the chance to lead a programme that is developing rapidly, combining established products with opportunities to innovate.  

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.  




Pennaeth Cynlluniau yng Nghymru


£40,918 y flwyddyn
Caerdydd
Parhaol, llawn amser
Dyddiad cau: Dydd Mawrth y 26ain o Fai

Mae Gingerbread yn edrych am bennaeth rhagorol i arwain gwaith y mudiad yng Nghymru. Byddwch yn gyfrifol am ddatblygu’n gwasanaethau wyneb i wyneb gan helpu rhieni sengl i fagu hyder, ennill sgiliau a symud ymlaen i addysg, gwaith neu hyfforddiant.

Mae Gingerbread yn elusen genedlaethol sy’n edrych ar ôl teuluoedd un rhiant. Ein gweledigaeth yw cymdeithas lle mae teuluoedd o’r fath yn cael eu gwerthfawrogi a’u trin yn deg ac yr un fath â phob teulu arall. Rydym ni’n cynnig gwybodaeth, cyngor a hyfforddiant ymarferol i deuluoedd un rhiant, yn rhoi cyfle iddyn nhw gwrdd â theuluoedd eraill tebyg ac yn codi’n llais i eiriol ar eu rhan.

Y swydd

Dyma gyfle cyffrous i arwain ac ysbrydoli’n tîm yng Nghymru i ddarparu’r gwasanaethau gorau posib i deuluoedd un rhiant. Fel pennaeth ein hadain Gymreig byddwch yn goruchwylio sawl cynllun cymhleth ynghyd â’r gwaith o feithrin perthynas dda gyda gwahanol arianwyr a phartneriaid lleol. Diben hyn i gyd fydd cael y budd mwyaf i deuluoedd un rhiant, sicrhau busnes newydd a gwneud gwelliannau go iawn i’n gwasanaethau. Byddwch hefyd yn ein cynrychioli wrth drafod gyda’r Rheoleiddwyr ac awdurdodau statudol eraill Cymru. At hyn, byddwch yn aelod o Dîm Rheolaeth Gorfforoaethol Gingerbread ac yn adrodd yn ôl i’r Prif Gyfarwyddwr.

Yr ymgeisydd

Dylech fod yn arweinydd profiadol, brwdfrydig gyda hanes llwyddiannus o arwain cynlluniau o safon ac o oruchwylio sawl cytundeb cymhleth ar yr un pryd. Bydd gennych chi brofiad o drin pobl ac o roi newidiadau ar waith. Byddwch hefyd yn medru sicrhau fod pobl yn cyrraedd safon benodol yn eu gwaith a byddwch yn medru arloesi a gwella heb golli golwg  ar brofiad rhieni sengl, sef yr hyn sydd wrth galon y mudiad. Byddwch hefyd yn medru cyfuno mentergarwch gyda sgiliau cynllunio rhagorol. Mae sgiliau meithrin perthynas, trafod a chyfathrebu yn hanfodol ar gyfer y swydd hon ynghyd â’r parodrwydd i deithio.

Beth rydym ni’n ei gynnig

Mae’r swydd hon yn gyfle i weithio gyda thîm ymroddgar eithriadol sy’n benderfynol o wneud gwahaniaeth go iawn i fywydau teuluoedd un rhiant. Mae’r swydd yn gyfle i arwain cynllun sy’n datblygu’n gyflym ac i gyfuno’r hyn sy’n bodoli’n barod efo syniadau newydd ac arloesol. 



Membership Assistant


£21,579 per annum pro rata
Kentish Town, London
Part time – flexible hours 16 hours per week
Permanent position

Closing date:  Tuesday 26 May 2015

Gingerbread provides expert advice, practical support and campaigns to improve the lives of single parent families. Gingerbread has a membership of over 50,000 single parents who regularly read our monthly enewsletter, connect with each other on our online forum or attend or run a local Gingerbread group.

The Membership Assistant will provide all round administrative support including implementing processes and updating data, dealing with member records, groups licensing and administration, communication with single parents, online forum moderation, updating monitoring information and producing regular reports.  

You will have previous administration experience, including working knowledge of online forums and/or chat rooms and excellent customer service skills. You’ll have a good understanding of the issues facing single parents, and the ability to communicate well with single parents, colleagues, funders and partners.
We are an innovative charity with a highly committed and skilled team that works hard to improve the lives of single parent families. In return, we support and develop staff, and offer the opportunity to develop your career and get involved in a variety of projects.





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