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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

Project Officer – London & South East

£27,519 pa

35 hours per week

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 contracted programmes in and around London supporting single parents.

As Project Officer you will use your skills to:

  • Recruit single parents to our programmes 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 workshops
  • an understanding of the issues affecting single parents
  • excellent communications skills to inspire single parents and work in project partnerships
  • proven ability to work to tight deadlines, demonstrate strong attention to detail and understand the importance of meeting contractual targets

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

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

For further information about the role and to apply please see below or to discuss requirements or request a hard copy of the application pack, please contact Viveen Taylor – 0207 428 5440

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: 17 October 2016 at 09.00

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.  




Membership and Volunteering Support Officer
£25,137 per annum
Kentish Town, London
35 hours per week
Temporary position for 6 months

Gingerbread provides expert advice, practical support and campaigns to improve the lives of single parent families. Gingerbread has a membership of over 70,000 single parents who regularly read our monthly e newsletter, connect with each other on our online forum or attend or run one of 100 local Gingerbread group.

The Membership and Volunteering Support Officer will provide all round support including implementing processes and updating data, dealing with member records, groups licensing and administration, communication with single parents, coordinating moderation of our online forum and updating monitoring information and producing regular reports.  

You will have previous administration experience, including working knowledge of online forums and/or chat rooms and excellent digital and customer service skills. You will have a good understanding of the issues facing single parents, and the ability to communicate well with both single parents, colleagues and partners.

For further information about the role and to apply please see below.

Closing date for applicationsMonday 3 October 2016 at 5.00pm

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. 

Information Pack Membership and Volunteering Support Officer Sep 2016.doc




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.