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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 recruitment@gingerbread.org.uk.

Current Vacancies

Head of Advice and Information

£39,776 per annum
1 year contract (maternity leave cover); flexible work requests welcomed
Kentish Town, London
Closing date:  Friday 17 June, 5pm


About us

Gingerbread is the national charity working with single parent families. Our multi-channel information and advice services are at the heart of what we do: our service offer includes an expert telephone helpline and a comprehensive package of online information and advice available across our desktop and mobile sites.

In the current economic climate – and with significant reforms taking place in both the benefits / tax credits and child maintenance systems – our role in providing up-to-date, accurate, and accessible information and advice to single parents is more important than ever.  

About you

The Head of Advice and Information is a key role which leads the management and development of all our information and advice services. The successful candidate will have the ability to lead and manage a highly skilled team, and will have strong previous experience of operational service management.

What we offer

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.

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 about the role and to apply please download an application below.

We can send you the application pack if you ring us on 0207 428 5420, or write to us HR Department, 520 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL remembering to include your address.

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





Liverpool City Region Project Officer

£24,666 pa
35 hours per week to 31 December 2018

Gingerbread provides expert advice, practical support, and campaigns to improve the lives of single parent families. We work with single parents, including teenage parents, who face substantial barriers to entering education, training or work, to help them gain confidence and skills, and become ready to progress into work or further learning.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on our employment and skills programmes.

You will work on Liverpool City Region Single Parent Employment Pathway, the project will be support single parents from across Liverpool City Region in employment and skills opportunities.

As Project Officer you will use your skills to:

  • Recruit single parents to support our programme including planning and attending engagement events
  • Provide guidance and ongoing support
  • Deliver training and workshops to single parents
  • Support accreditation and verification activities
  • Arrange work experience and / or volunteering placements
  • Provide coaching and pre- and post-programme support

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • experience of supporting disadvantaged individuals to commence  the transition to progress towards paid work, education or training
  • relevant and recent IT skills particularly in updating and maintaining databases and participant records
  • experience of delivering training and workshops
  • an understanding of the issues affecting single parents
  • excellent communications skills to inspire single parents and work in partnerships
  • proven ability to work to deadlines, demonstrate strong attention to detail and understand the importance of meeting contractual targets

The post is based in Liverpool City Region with travel to our regional delivery areas.

In return for your dedication to making the project a success, we will support and develop successful candidates.

For further information about the role and to apply please see our website www.gingerbread.org.uk or to discuss requirements or request a hard copy of the application pack, please contact Steve Harding on 07974 429809

As this role will be working with families and children, an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service is required.

Closing date for applications 06/06/2016 at 09.00

 

Great Manchester Building Futures Project Officer 

£24,666 pa FTE (actual £19,733)
28 hours per week
FTC until 31 July 2017

Gingerbread provides expert advice, practical support, and campaigns to improve the lives of single parent families. We work with single parents, including teenage parents, who face substantial barriers to entering education, training or work, to help them gain confidence and skills, and become ready to progress into work or further learning.

This is an exciting opportunity to work on our employment and skills programmes.

You will work on Greater Manchester Building Futures Programme, the project will be support teenage parents from across Wigan, Manchester and Salford in employment and skills opportunities.

As Project Officer you will use your skills to:

  • Recruit single parents to support our programme including planning and attending engagement events
  • Provide guidance and ongoing support
  • Deliver training and workshops to single parents
  • Support accreditation and verification activities
  • Arrange work experience and / or volunteering placements
  • Provide coaching and pre- and post-programme support

The ideal candidate will have:

  • experience of supporting disadvantaged individuals to commence  the transition to progress towards paid work, education or training
  • relevant and recent IT skills particularly in updating and maintaining databases and participant records
  • experience of delivering training and workshops
  • an understanding of the issues affecting single parents
  • excellent communications skills to inspire single parents and work in partnerships
  • proven ability to work to deadlines, demonstrate strong attention to detail and understand the importance of meeting contractual targets

The post is based in Manchester with travel to our regional delivery areas.

In return for your dedication to making the project a success, we will support and develop successful candidates.

For further information about the role and to apply please see our website www.gingerbread.org.uk or to discuss requirements or request a hard copy of the application pack, please contact Steve Harding on 07974 429809

As this role will be working with families and children, an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service is required.

Closing date for applications 06/06/2016 at 09.00


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.