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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

Senior Receptionist

Ambleside | 35 hours a week | Permanent | £20,000

We’re looking for a highly motivated, competent, and enthusiastic Senior 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. In addition to contributing to an organisation with real purpose and being part of a great team, other perks of the role include a guaranteed Christmas break and although weekend working is required, usual days off are Sundays and Mondays.

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 Senior 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

Permanent or Fixed term: Permanent

Salary: £20,000

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

Closing date: Monday 13th June 2022

Expected start date: June

Outdoor Learning Officer

Ambleside | 30 hours a week | Fixed-term | £20,500

This is a new post offering an exciting opportunity to deliver experiential learning, within the communities of Furness and residentially at Brathay Hall, which will support young people to develop pro-social and environmental behaviours.

Climate change and environmental sustainability matter to children and young people; at Brathay we are seeking to make a real difference to the lives of both young people and our planet.

We are looking to appoint an experienced, child-centred practitioner who is passionate about the environment and developing young people, whilst being equally invested in developing innovative practice and sharing new knowledge and skills with others.

To excel in this role, you’ll have:

  • Commitment to, and enthusiasm for, environmental conservationism and sustainable behaviour change in individuals and communities.
  • Relevant experience delivering outdoor and environmental learning, working with a  wide range of clients, including experience of working with children, young people and education partners
  • Relevant experience in environmental or conservation work and education or community-based experience.
  • Knowledge and experience of delivering in the Children and Young People sector and to vulnerable and/or disadvantaged communities.
  • Experience of delivering on outcome focused and/or accredited programmes
  • Experience of group facilitation as well as training delivery with individuals and groups
  • Extensive experience of experiential learning, including behavioural development e.g., attitude, skills, confidence, teamwork etc.

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

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: 30 hours

Permanent or Fixed term: Fixed Term – end date 31.03.2025

Salary: £20,500

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

Closing date: Monday 6th June 2022

Expected start date: August

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

DIGITAL DEVELOPER OFFICER

Ambleside | Full Time | £25,000

Do you want to be at the forefront of transforming business, to support the transformation of lives of those we work with? Are you happy working in a small, but busy team focussed on supporting users and implementing automated solutions? Are you looking for your next role in digital development? Then read on…

As part of our small projects team, you’ll be experienced in supporting users in a Microsoft 365 and SharePoint online environment and looking to enhance your hands-on skills with implementing automated solutions. We have lots 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.

Interested? To learn more about this exciting role, read the Digital Developer Officer job description to find out more.

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 hours – Full-time (40 hours per week, part-time will be considered)

Job salary: Circa £25,000

Permanent or fixed-term: Permanent

Expected start date: May 2022

Interview date: May 2022

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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