Job Vacancies at Bendrigg
About Bendrigg Trust
Bendrigg Trust challenges perceptions of disability and brings about social change through fully accessible outdoor adventure activities. Bendrigg is one of only a handful of specialist outdoor education centres in the country, enabling over 3,000 people with disabilities each year to achieve through adventure; developing their independence and discovering their full potential.
Situated just outside of Kendal, between the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks, Bendrigg’s state of the art centre is ideally positioned to enable people to participate in a wide range of challenging activities such as climbing, caving and canoeing.
Bendrigg is a ‘place, a community and an adventure’ where people feel a sense of belonging and a ‘natural inclusivity’ which runs through everything Bendrigg does.
“We have used a number of residential facilities in the past and Bendrigg is the only place that is truly inclusive. Everyone can do everything; they don’t provide alternatives they provide access and adaptation. Anything you need, any barrier you’re looking to overcome, you can guarantee they have thought of it already.” Group leader, 2022
Working at Bendrigg
Whilst at Bendrigg, our visitors feel ‘celebrated’ rather than just ‘accommodated’ and we want no different for our staff. We understand that everyone is different and try to be as flexible as possible. We are proud to offer a caring and supportive working environment with a number of benefits including:
- Holidays: Staff receive 30 days paid holiday (FTE, part-time pro-rata) plus bank holidays. (Up to 7 days required to be taken during the Christmas/New Year shut down period).
- Lunch: lunch and refreshments are provided for anyone working on-site from our amazing catering team.
- Training: personal and professional development is actively encouraged and rewarded. Staff are provided with opportunities for external training as well as a number of internal training sessions throughout the year.
- Pension: All employees can take advantage of our pension arrangements whereby contributions of 5% from the employee are matched by 5% from Bendrigg Trust.
- Pets: Bendrigg recognises the significant benefit of having pet’s onsite. Pets can be accommodated at Bendrigg following our staff pet policy.
- Sick pay: company sick pay starting at 1 months full pay in any 12 month period and rising to 3 months full pay after 3 years of service.
- Maternity & Paternity Pay: Statutory Maternity & Paternity Pay
- Parental leave: We understand that you may need time to settle children into a new school, or you may want to spend more time with a child. Bendrigg offers 18 weeks unpaid leave for each child up to their 18th birthday (maximum of 4 weeks per year).
- Emergency Dependant & Compassionate leave: Up to 5 paid days per year
This opportunity is open to anyone interested in full- or part-time work or job shares. The role can be office-based or hybrid with an exact mix to be agreed with the successful candidate.
We welcome and encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, irrespective of gender, disability, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or criminal records.
The role: Fundraising Co-ordinator
The Fundraising Co-ordinator will join a small but passionate fundraising team, working together to challenge perceptions of disability and support Bendrigg’s overarching mission.
This exciting opportunity will focus on developing our growing corporate and community fundraising programme including building relationships with individuals and companies, co-ordinating events and managing supporter communications. If you feel you could belong at Bendrigg then please download the full job description and application form below.
For more information
We welcome informal enquiries so please do contact our office if you have any questions.
All enquiries relating to this post should be made to: Sarah Garman, Business Development Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org 01539 723766