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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

RECEPTIONIST

Ambleside | Permanent | £19,000

We’re looking for a highly motivated, competent, and enthusiastic Receptionist to join our friendly team. Brathay’s reception is the first port of call for an array of internal and external guests, clients and staff – it’s a hub of activity, where no two days are the same! As such, you'll strive to establish a friendly, courteous and helpful environment in which the needs of all our customers are accommodated.

In this role, you’ll need to have excellent communication skills, be confident to work using your own initiative as well as being an excellent team player, contributing to an organisation with real purpose.

To excel in this role, you’ll have:

  • Experience of providing excellent customer service
  • A professional and courteous manner (face to face, telephone, and email), with previous experience of dealing with sensitive data
  • The ability to prioritise and manage conflicting priorities and deadlines, being self-motivated and well-organised
  • Solid competency and proficiency using spreadsheets, word processing, and (CRM) databases, as well as MS Office

Interested in applying? To learn more about this diverse role, take a look at the Receptionist 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.

Job location: Ambleside

Job hours: 35 hours per week

Permanent or Fixed-term: Permanent

Salary: £19,000

Expected start date: ASAP

Interview date: Ongoing

Closing date for applications: Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis

FUNDRAISER

Ambleside | Permanent | £23,000-£27,000 (Full-Time Equivalent)

Are you looking for a role with purpose? Do you have a flair for finding fundraising opportunities, a keen eye for detail and a clear and creative writing style?

If so, we may have just the role for you - we’re looking for a Fundraiser to join our team!

As part of our fundraising team, you’d be involved in researching and identifying funding opportunities, submitting tenders and funding applications, alongside developing fundraising publicity and events literature. Your work would enable Brathay to increase and expand our reach to positively impact the lives of even more children, young people and their families.

This is a great opportunity to develop your experience within the charity sector as part of a small, committed team. Together, we can achieve even more!

To excel in this role, you’ll have:

  • Experience in fundraising and/or within the charitable sector, including statutory, lottery, and grant-making trust bid writing
  • Knowledge and understanding of the commissioning and fundraising environment
  • The ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing and to produce quality applications and reporting documents

Interested in applying? To learn more about this diverse role, take a look at the Fundraiser 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.

Job location: Ambleside

Job hours: 21 hours per week

Permanent or Fixed-term: Permanent

Salary: £23,000-£27,000 (Full-Time Equivalent)

Expected start date: 10th October 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 7th September 2022

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31st August 2022

MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER

Bradford | Fixed-term contract | £23,500 - £26,000

Are you looking for a rewarding role supporting children and young people to thrive? Are you passionate about promoting and improving the mental health and well-being of children and young people, their families, and carers?

As a Mental Health Practitioner, you’d be providing a pivotal role contributing to the development and provision of services to children and young people with mental health needs. As part of a multidisciplinary team, you’d be assessing, planning and delivering much needed care, while working for an organisation on a mission to improve the life chances of thousands of young people every year.

By joining us, you could really make a difference!

To excel in this role, you’ll have:

  • Postgraduate or professional qualification as a children’s workforce practitioner (e.g. qualified teacher, youth worker, social worker, occupational therapist, healthcare practitioner or Counsellor)
  • Knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues impacting on children and young people’s mental health
  • Effective problem-solving skills with the ability to ‘think on your feet’ and devise solutions without a high degree of supervision
  • Knowledge and understanding of youth work curriculum

Interested in applying? To learn more about this diverse role, take a look at the Mental Health Practitioner job description here.

Please also read the Supplementary Information sheet.

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.

Job location: Bradford

Job hours: 35 hours per week

Permanent or Fixed-term: Fixed-term contract – end date 31/07/2023 (possibility to extend, subject to funding)

Salary: £23,500 - £26,000

Expected start date: 10th October 2022

Interview date: Ongoing throughout August - applications will be continually reviewed and the closing date may close early

Closing date for applications: Monday 22nd August 2022

MARKETING OFFICER

Ambleside or Bradford | Permanent | £21,000 - £23,000

Are you a social media whizz, dab hand with a camera and familiar with Adobe Creative Suite programmes like Premier Pro and Photoshop?

We're seeking a Marketing Officer with a creative flare to help us deliver on a range of marketing activities to promote our charity's mission to transform young people's lives. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in a great company as part of our friendly Marketing Team.

If you’re a creative, innovative and self-motivated individual with marketing experience and a great eye for detail, we’d like to hear from you.

To excel in this role, you’ll have:

  • Experience of creating engaging content in marketing campaigns and developing and updating social media tools and websites 
  • Experience of producing engaging and evocative photographic materials 
  • Excellent and wide-ranging IT Skills with knowledge of and a demonstrable interest in existing and emerging social media technologies
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience of Photoshop, Premier Pro or other creative packages is desirable

Interested in applying? To learn more about this diverse role, take a look at the Marketing Officer job description here

Interested in applying? Email [email protected]  with your CV and cover letter.

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.

Job location: Ambleside or Bradford

Job hours: 35 hours per week

Permanent or Fixed-term: Permanent

Salary: £21,000 - £23,000

Expected start date: August/September

Interview date: August/September

Closing date for applications: Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis

Marketing Officer job role at Brathay. Ambleside or Bradford, 35 hours and £21,000 - £22,000

VENUE SHIFT LEADER

Ambleside | Full-time | £23,250

We’re a hardworking charity looking for two versatile Venue Shift Leaders to join our dedicated and friendly Venue Team. We’re looking to recruit motivated and enthusiastic individuals with key housekeeping skills, customer service experience and a good team spirit!

In addition to contributing to an organisation with real purpose and being part of a great team, other perks of the role include a stunning lake shore location and a guaranteed Christmas break.

If you’ve got experience of, or an interest in the charity sector, customer service and hospitality – we’d love to hear from you!

To excel in this role, you’ll have:

  • Experience of providing excellent customer service and promoting a culture of continuous improvement
  • Good people management skills, and a track record of contributing to the development of multi-functioning teams
  • A professional and courteous manner (face to face, telephone, and email)
  • A confident ability to solve problems and use your own initiative

Interested in applying? To learn more about this diverse role, take a look at the Venue Shift Leader 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.

Job location: Ambleside

Job hours: 40 hours

Permanent or Fixed-term: Permanent

Expected start date: ASAP

Interview date: Ongoing

Closing date for job applications: Applications are being reviewed on an ongoing basis

Chefs

Ambleside | Flexible hours | Permanent | Flexible benefits

Do you have a passion for cooking? Are you a true 'foodie' looking for a job that makes a difference to people's lives?

We’re a charity looking for hardworking Chefs, Cooks and Kitchen Assistants to join our dedicated and friendly Venue team. You’ll be catering for a diverse range of clients from big corporate companies, to groups of children and young people on their first trip away from home, to weddings, B&B guests and many more in between!

We’re flexible over hours and are open to a variety of levels of experience, so if you have a passion for cooking and making someone’s day, there’s a place here for you!

Salary dependent on experience.

To excel in this role, you’ll have:

  • Knowledge of food hygiene and other relevant practice (e.g. HACCP etc.)
  • A passion for food preparation, presentation and excellent customer service
  • Methodical, with good attention to detail

Interested in applying? To learn more about this diverse role, take a look at the Chef 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.

Interview date: Ongoing

Closing date: Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis

Expected start date: ASAP

Join our Venue team!

Ambleside | Part-Time and Full Time | £16,500 - £23,250

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 team 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 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 or hospitality.

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 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: Applications reviewed on an ongoing basis

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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