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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

Advice Service Manager 

£34,936 per annum 
Full time, 35 hours per week 

The provision of advice to single parents is at the heart of what Gingerbread does. In the current economic climate, our ability to offer expert, independent and reliable advice is more important than ever.

We are looking for an experienced service manager to lead Gingerbread’s national Single Parent telephone advice line.

The successful candidate will ensure that high quality, effective advice is delivered to thousands of single parents annually by keeping our team of advisers up to date with the latest welfare reforms, delivering a learning and development programme and implementing quality control mechanisms. You will have experience of leading others, delivering training and operational service management.

The post holder will also give telephone and online advice to single parents on a range of issues that affect single parents.  So 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.

Closing date for applications:  Tuesday 26th April 9am

Gingerbread provides expert advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents. 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.  

For further information and to apply please see our website

Gingerbread, the charity for single parent families’ is registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee, no. 402748, and a registered charity, no. 230750

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.

Read more about volunteering with us.