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At Brathay, we know everyone has the capacity to do extraordinary things that can inspire and benefit others. This could be you too!

We are a charity with 100+ staff supporting our own income-generating social enterprise, all there to help fund our community youth programmes.

As well as career opportunities on the youth charity side, there are often exciting jobs available in training and development, programme delivery, business support, hospitality, venue maintenance, events management, marketing, administration, IT and more.

Please note: Vacancies must be applied for online via the links given, but do email us with if you have questions or want further info.

Current Vacancies

ESTATES WORKER

We’re looking to recruit an enthusiastic Estates Worker to join our small and friendly Estates Team.

Do you have a ‘flexible, can do approach’, a passion for being outdoors and enjoy working as part of a team?

Find yourself saying yes to these questions? If so, then join our team! We have a varied and exciting role in our Estates Team, based in our Ambleside office and impressive surrounding grounds. There will be some weekend work but there are benefits to this too - you’ll be involved in some exciting projects and will have ample time to explore the Lakes without the crowds!

In this role, you’ll complete a broad range of activities including carrying out planned maintenance and repair work on Estates grounds and buildings, ensuring that site management, safety and security is always maintained and spending a considerable amount of time outdoors with tasks such as events set-ups, painting and vehicle maintenance to name a few!

To excel in this role, you’ll have:

  • A good level of H&S awareness
  • The ability to apply safe working practices and be confident under pressure
  • Competent with managing changing work demands
  • High levels of professionalism, commitment and discretion

Interested? To learn more about this exciting role, you can find out more information by reading the job description below:

To apply, complete the Brathay application form here.

To help ensure we're offering equal opportunities for all, if you are applying for a role at Brathay, please consider completing an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

Expected start date: ASAP

Interview date: Ongoing

Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022

Join our Venue or Business Support teams!

The last 2 years have seen our lives change in so many ways, and we’re seeing more and more people wanting meaning in their lives. We have a number of roles available in our growing Venue and Business Support teams, and we aren’t going to lie and sugar coat things – these roles require a lot of hard work but in a rewarding charity that makes a real difference to the lives of people that work with us.

So, we’re going to tell you what it’s like to work in our venue or support team:

  • Hard work          
  • Evening and weekend work
  • Unsociable hours (some)
  • Occasional challenging situations (of course, its hospitality!)
  • Lots of plates to spin!

However, we’re also going to tell you why we love it:

  • Great team (across Brathay)
  • Variety of customer and clients
  • Stunning location, right on the lake shore
  • Accommodation available (better than your average live-in too)
  • Development opportunities (just ask our current Venue Manager where she started)

Are you looking for a change of career and wanting to work with a variety of customers and clients? From big corporate clients, to groups of children and young people on their first trip away from home, to weddings, B&B guests and so many more in between?

Or perhaps you’ve heard of Brathay and like what we do? It's that sense of pride and purpose that drives us all here. It's why we come to work in the morning, and why we’re all committed and dedicated to our roles – whatever role we’re in.

Whatever your reasons, we want to hear from you if you’ve got experience of, or an interest in, customer service, catering, hospitality, or administration.

You’ll need to be proactive, flexible, friendly and happy to juggle multiple tasks at once.

If these sound like roles that might suit you, then get in touch. We have a number of exciting roles in our Venue and Business Support team, based at our Ambleside site.

Interested? To learn more about these exciting roles, you can find out more information by reading the job descriptions below:

To apply, complete the Brathay application form here.

To help ensure we're offering equal opportunities for all, if you are applying for a role at Brathay, please consider completing an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

Expected start date: ASAP

Interview date: Ongoing

Closing date: Monday 14th February 2022

IT and Digital Support

JOIN OUR TEAM – AND EARN YOURSELF A £1,000 BONUS!!

We’ll even pay the tax on this for you – even more money in your pocket.

If you apply, and are successful, in joining the team as our new IT and Digital Support, you’ll earn the £1,000 bonus payment upon successful completion of your probationary period. No ifs, no buts, just a cracking bonus. And you’ll have an exciting new role, in a small, friendly and busy team to boot. Go on, get in touch…

Are you looking for your next IT career move? Needing a challenge beyond IT support tasks and looking to get more experience with projects?

We are looking for new talent to grow our small IT projects team. You’ll be experienced in supporting users in a Microsoft O365 and SharePoint environment and looking to enhance your hands-on skills with implementing automated solutions. We have bags of opportunities to grow our use of digital technologies, starting with some SharePoint projects but evolving across our different technology platforms. You’ll need to be able to discuss ideas and articulate solutions with our users,  developing their understanding of what’s possible. Working as part of the strategic Projects Team, you’ll support the delivery of IT and Digital projects that enable Brathay to meet its core objectives.

In this role you’ll complete a broad range of technical activities including providing development, support and guidance relating to agreed projects. It goes without saying you’ll need to work closely with our external IT support partners and Brathay colleagues to achieve successful outcomes too. To excel in this role, you’ll be:

  • Highly competent at all things IT, with experience using, supporting and implementing IT and digital solutions especially those within a current Windows and Microsoft 365 environment (including SharePoint)
  • Methodical, with good attention to detail, logical approach and can-do attitude.
  • Experienced at working on a wide variety of projects in line with organisational priorities.
  • Confident to engage with project team members, IT support partners and other Brathay staff to understand and articulate business requirements relating to these projects.

If you are interested in applying for one of these roles, you can find out more information by reading the IT and Digital Support job description here.

To apply, complete the Brathay application form here.

To help ensure we're offering equal opportunities for all, if you are applying for a role at Brathay, please consider completing an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

Number of roles: 1

Full-time (part-time will be considered)

Salary: £23,000 - £25,000, depending on experience (pro-rata if part-time)

Expected start date: Early 2022

Closing date for applications: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis

Freelance Facilitators

We’re looking for subject matter experts in Operations Management and Finance to work for us on a freelance basis helping to design and deliver engaging workshops on our Level 3 apprenticeship programme. You’ll need to be current, clued up and knowledgeable on your subject, but equally as important you’ll be able to bring the subject to life and share your knowledge and skills with learners to help them on their journey as aspiring leaders.

You’ll be supported to ensure that you make the most of your workshop design day. You’ll then have 3 days of delivery, which will either be face-to-face or using digital platforms. This will then be finished off with an evaluation day and a couple of days for marking the learner’s assignments. And that’s it!

You’ll need to be available on the dates below:

  • Operations Management: 7th, 8th and 9th March 2022
  • Finance: 6th, 7th and 8th June 2022

Anyone interested should email their details to: [email protected]

Voluntary Work

Brathay recognises the value of offering volunteering opportunities, which offer individuals experience and personal development opportunities, as well as giving them the opportunity to give something back to their local community. Brathay recruits volunteers as part of its plans to broaden and expand the involvement of the community in its work.

Get involved and support a local children’s charity and help the environment – all in one go!

We’re looking for volunteers to have join our team in finding creative and imaginative ways to improve the impact we have on the environment.

At Brathay we’ve got our head office and residential sites in Ambleside, together with community centres in Barrow and Bradford. We’re also involved in a range of different activities - working with children and young people, leadership and talent development, events and welcoming a variety of individuals on to our site. We’re looking for a volunteer to work alongside our Estates team and who could help us move some of our basic projects forward. We need someone with a day per week to spare between now and Christmas.

We don’t particularly need someone with an environmental background, but passion for a better world would help, as would general organisational skills and a desire to work with a team solving problems and implementing solutions.

Click on Request A Call opposite if you’d like us to email or call you. Select ‘Volunteering’ as your nature of enquiry and someone will get back soon.

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