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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

Freelance Trainers Required

Are you an experienced Trainer/Facilitator? Do you have experience of providing training to single parents with a goal of getting them ready for employment? Are you able to travel to different locations in and around London and South East? If so we’d love to hear from you.

Gingerbread has over 100 years experience of supporting single parent families and we pride ourselves on delivering high quality training and support to enable single parents to gain meaningful employment and acquire the necessary interpersonal and resilience skills to remain in work.

At peak delivery points we want to use Trainers/Facilitators to support delivery and we’re establishing a pool of experienced Trainers/Facilitators to support who can be available to deliver in and around London and the South East.

If you feel that you have the relevant background, a good understanding of the issues faced by single parents wanting to return to work and can provide the right level of training and support; then we would like to hear from you.

We will be holding an open morning on Wednesday 12 August 2015. If you would like to attend please forward a copy of your most recent CV outlining your most recent assignments to by no later than Tuesday 11 August 2015.

Learning and Development Advisor

3 month fixed term contract

Part time 2-3 days a week

£30,000 per annum FTE pro rata

Kentish Town, London

Fantastic opportunity for a learning and development professional to work for the UK’s leading single parent charity. The successful candidate will lead on the design and development of a range of training programmes used by our delivery teams across the UK to support single parents to progress to further education, employment or professional training. Our programmes really make a difference to the lives of single parents.

Ideally from a employability and skills background, the successful candidate will have end to end design, development, delivery and evaluation experience with strong facilitation and coaching skills.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and interviews will be held on a continual basis until a suitable candidate is appointed.

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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