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Do you want to make a real difference to peoples lives?

Bendrigg Trust is more than just an outdoor centre, our work has a huge impact on the lives of our visitors – that’s around 100,000 disabled people and carers since our charity was established in 1978.

Our people are what make Bendrigg Trust so special, they truly care and are passionate about making a difference to peoples lives. Working at Bendrigg is like being part of a family, we respect each other and we work well together to find solutions and enable people to achieve things they may never have though were possible.

“We met some lovely parents and wonderful children during our stay and we were looked after by the most caring, enthusiastic, supportive, understanding and professional staff we could hope for. I know you know they are tremendous, but I hope you tell them often, and remind them how much this work is appreciated by families living with special needs.”

“I recently came on a South Lakes family weekend, which was a brilliant experience in every way.

However when I came home, I was thinking about the very best thing about Bendrigg and I wanted to share with you this realisation. It is most definitely in my humble opinion the Tutors. They are what really make Bendrigg an amazing experience and they are most definitely the cherry on the pie.

My first visit to Bendrigg was last November with Craig & Simon and they were both amazing and the second visit we had Mel & Beth, again both inspiring and amazing.

On both occasions their patience, expertise, kindness, knowledge, insightfulness, experience, support & wisdom was what really made the experience both magical & memorable.

It felt important to feed this back to you, that you really do have some seriously awesome staff and they truly are what make the Bendrigg experience extra – ordinary.

With huge heartfelt gratitude to you & your incredible staff.”

Current Vacancies

Domestic Assistant – Part-time

Salary £18,661 (FTE)

Our charity may be small, but we make a big impact on the lives of around 3,000 disabled people every year through our inclusive adventure residential trips and we’d love for you to be part of our team.

We require a positive and caring person to join our team as a Domestic Assistant. Typical duties include:

  • Cleaning rooms, corridors, showers, toilets and other areas at our 64 bed specialist outdoor centre.
  • Occasionally assisting with catering arrangements at the Centre including the serving of meals.

This is a part-time position, 2-3 days per week including Mondays and Fridays. We would also like to hear from anyone who is interested in occasional work.

Here at Bendrigg we promote a healthy work-life balance and pride ourselves on taking care of our people.

Benefits of working at Bendrigg Trust include:

  • Making a difference to the lives of people with disabilities
  • Working in a supportive and caring environment
  • Meals provided when on shift
  • Stunning countryside location in Old Hutton, Kendal
  • Pension Contribution Scheme
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Equipment loan for staff
  • Staff showers and bike storage
  • Holiday entitlement (30 days + bank holidays per year FTE)

You must contact us for an application form.

For further information & a full job pack please contact us :


Phone: 01539 723766

Informal enquiries are welcome.

Applications should be submitted by: Midday on Friday 24th June 2022


Other opportunities

Outdoor Instructors

We are often looking for more amazing outdoor instructors to join our team. We take on full time, part time, freelance, job shares and seasonal positions regularly. If there are no vacancies above but you are interested in recording your interest with us for a position in future, please contact us via our contact form specifying what your preferences are and your qualifications for our future reference.


Bendrigg have a well established volunteer scheme where by people can come and support our work on a voluntary basis. This could be a one off day/week/month or on a regular basis within our maintenance or office team. Click here to find out more about our volunteering opportunities.