We have rewarding roles to suit a wide range of professional interests. Whatever your career aspirations, we think you’ll find something to interest you. Why not bookmark our Vacancies page and check back regularly.
Our frontline workers work directly with the people who use our services. These roles can be both rewarding and challenging.
They might involve working at one of our community hubs to direct people to services, or working in an accommodation service, helping vulnerable develop life skills. You’ll need personal resilience and the ability to build a good relationship with individuals who may present challenging behaviour.
These roles are highly sought after because they provide the chance to make a direct difference to the lives of vulnerable people.
Service management roles
Our service managers oversee a service or a project. They will ensure that the day-to-day operations of the project run smoothly – no day is ever the same.
They look after premises, health and safety, staff and service delivery. They also have a lot of direct contact with the people who use our services.
You’ll need the ability to manage a challenging workload and good decision making skills. In return, you get to see you staff, service and service users flourish.
Our administration staff are essential to our success as an organisation.
Working on reception at our various community projects, they are the first face that many of our clients see, and we’re looking for people who can offer a warm welcome.
Working behind the scenes in our offices, they help keep the charity organised and running smoothly.
If you’re organised, friendly and efficient, you could be just who we need.
There are a wide range of professional support roles at our Central Office in Gateshead. They include finance, HR, IT and systems, communications, business development and more.
The Central Office teams support colleagues across the country and are always busy. You’ll need the ability to deliver high quality services and good customer service to colleagues around the country.
It can be demanding, but it is great to be part of a team that delivers life-changing support to vulnerable people.
If you have professional skills that you’d like to apply in the charity sector, we’d like to hear from you.
If you value the opportunity to work flexibly and fit work around other commitments, you might be interested in joining our register of sessional workers.
Sessional workers do not have fixed hours but are invited to cover shifts when they become available.
Sessional work is popular with students, parents or people with other jobs, who want the flexibility to earn without being contracted to set hours each week.
These roles are also a great way to gain experience that can lead to a permanent job with us in the future.
We welcome the enthusiasm that new graduates can bring to our organisation and provide a professional and supportive place to launch your career.
Graduate roles are most commonly found in the professional services at our Central Office or in frontline roles in our services around the country.
Student work placements
We like to be able to offer student work placements. However, these are in high demand and we are a relatively small organisation, and are not always able to host the number of students who approach us.
We are developing links with local universities and this is often the best route to gaining a placement with us. Please do get in touch with us however if you would like to enquire into the possibility of a placement with us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We generally do not offer work placements for social work students. We occasionally offer professional work placements at our Central Office through negotiation with local university careers departments.
We couldn’t change lives without our army of life-changing supporters, including our vital volunteers. For more information about volunteer roles with Changing Lives, go to our Volunteering page.
Want to work for us? Check out our current vacancies.