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For almost 200 years, we’ve supported the people of Greater Manchester and our amazing team of staff. A couple of recent things we’re really proud of are receiving a strong Silver accreditation from Investors in People (IiP) in February this year and also that we support the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter, to improve employment standards across the region.

We don’t just talk the talk about investing in our people – we have a staff wellbeing support scheme, as well as ample training and development opportunities, Plus we offer other benefits like flexible working arrangements and wellbeing days. You’ll see from some of the quotes below how our staff feel about working here.

If you want to make a positive impact on the community and work in a supportive environment, we encourage you to apply to join us.

 

 

We are part of the national living wage scheme and have a 35 hour working week. And it doesn’t stop there. There’s also:

  • Hybrid working
  • Personal pension scheme
  • 25 days’ holiday entitlement
  • A day off for your birthday
  • A winter wellbeing day
  • Weekly meditation sessions
  • Management training and development
  • Staff support scheme
  • Increasing annual leave allocation for continued long service
  • Enhanced maternity package
  • Death in service benefit

 

A typical day

A typical day of some of the team at Gaddum, so you can get a taste into what it’s like to work for us.

Carers Manchester Contact Point Support Worker

Children and Young People’s Bereavement Therapist

GP Counsellor

Getting Help Coordinator (Rochale)

What our team say about working for Gaddum

“I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a job as much as this. That’s down to the job itself and those I work with”

“A wealth of talent and expertise exists at Gaddum which I feel empowered by to deliver a first class service to the people we support”

How to apply

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age.

To apply for a vacancy below, please complete our application form and return to hr@gaddum.org.uk.

 

Current Vacancies

Lived Experience Coordinator

£29,577 per annum, pro rata

Full time, 35 hour per week, 12 month fixed term contract.

Closing date: Friday 1st March 5pm.

Community Mental Health Transformation is part of a long-term plan to improve mental health services. Big Life Group has commissioned Gaddum to support the development of mental health lived experience in the development of Greater Manchester’s Co-Occurring Conditions Standards.

As the Lived Experience Coordinator your role would be to support and lead the development of lived experience engagement within the coproduction of the Greater Manchester standards for co-occurring conditions. You will support people with lived experience to attend and contribute to design and testing session of services and systems.
You will work with the GM Co-Occurring Conditions Team and wider partners across GM to ensure lived experience is at the heart of mental health services in Greater Manchester.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check. 

For any queries regarding the role, please do not hesitate to get in contact for an informal discussion.  Queries can be directed to hr@gaddum.org.uk. 

Why work with us?  

At Gaddum we are all committed to living our values; in all areas of our work, we are supportive, empowering, professional, innovative and diverse.  Our teams are passionate about working together to support and empower individuals and their communities.  You will receive a full induction and training for your role and ongoing support from your colleagues and managers via supervisions, 1:1s and team meetings.   

All employees at Gaddum have access to an Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme and an online rewards/savings platform.  Our standard holiday entitlement is 25 days per annum plus bank holidays, with additional leave entitlement for your birthday and for wellbeing in the winter.    

Everyone has the right to request flexible working from day one because we recognise the importance of a healthy work/life balance.    

Gaddum is a Living Wage Employer, and we are proud to have the Investors in People Silver Award.  Here’s a full list of our awards and accreditations.

How to apply  

Applications should be made via the attached Application Form and submitted via email.  

Gaddum is proud to be a Disability Confident Level 2 Employer; if you need any support completing your application or require alternative arrangements, please get in contact.   

Gaddum is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment where every individual, regardless of background, feels valued and empowered to contribute. We celebrate diversity as a catalyst for innovation and growth and are committed to creating a workplace that thrives on varied perspectives and mutual respect. 

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, Gaddum undertakes ‘blind’ shortlisting by removing identifiable information from applications forms during the shortlisting process.

Lived Experience Coordinator JD and PS

 

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

£28,441 per annum, pro rata

11.5 hours per week, fixed term contract until March 2025.

Closing date: Wednesday 13th March, 5pm

As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, you will be part of a small, diverse team delivering therapy sessions with adults who have been referred to Gaddum’s NHS Talking Therapies, for anxiety and depression, programme (formerly known as IAPT). 

Your working hours will be split over two days consisting of two ‘clinics’ each comprising four 50-minute therapy sessions with allocated clients, plus admin time. There is flexibility around working hours and days to suit your schedule, and your contracted hours also includes both monthly 121 managerial supervision and clinical supervision which you can also arrange around your schedule.  

Whilst your main role will be delivering therapy sessions, you will also be required to carry out initial assessments with clients from time to time, such as when you have appointment cancellations. 

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check with a check against the Adults Barred List.

For any queries regarding the role, please do not hesitate to get in contact for an informal discussion.  Queries can be directed to hr@gaddum.org.uk. 

Applications for this role close on Wednesday 13th March however we will be holding rolling interviews and may close the vacancy early if a successful candidate is appointed. 

Why work with us?  

At Gaddum we are all committed to living our values; in all areas of our work we are supportive, empowering, professional, innovative and diverse.  Our teams are passionate about working together to support and empower individuals and their communities.  You will receive a full induction and training for your role and ongoing support from your colleagues and managers via supervisions, 1:1s and team meetings.   

All employees at Gaddum have access to an Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme and an online rewards/savings platform.  Our standard holiday entitlement is 25 days per annum plus bank holidays, with additional leave entitlement for your birthday and for wellbeing in the winter.    

Everyone has the right to request flexible working from day one because we recognise the importance of a healthy work/life balance and our standard working week is only 35 hours. 

Gaddum is a Living Wage Employer and we are proud to have the Investors in People Silver Award. Here’s a full list of our awards and accreditations.

Gaddum also contributes to the cost of your professional body membership registration as well as clinical supervision. 

How to apply  

Applications should be made via the attached Application Form and submitted via email.  

Gaddum is proud to be a Disability Confident Level 2 Employer; if you need any support completing your application or require alternative arrangements, please get in contact.   

Gaddum is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment where every individual, regardless of background, feels valued and empowered to contribute. We celebrate diversity as a catalyst for innovation and growth and are committed to creating a workplace that thrives on varied perspectives and mutual respect. 

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, Gaddum undertakes ‘blind’ shortlisting by removing identifiable information from applications forms during the shortlisting process. 

CBT Therapist Job Description and Person Specification.

Apply to join our Therapy team

If you are interested in working for Gaddum as a therapist please submit a completed application form to hr@gaddum.org.uk outlining whether you would be interested in providing Adult and/or Children and Young People’s therapy.  

We will reach out if we have staff or sessional worker vacancies in our team. 

Children and Young People’s Therapy 

Gaddum’s bereavement services provide therapeutic support to children and young people who have suffered a bereavement in Salford and Manchester area.  

 As a Bereavement Therapist, you will work with anyone who’s lost someone close to them and they’re finding it difficult to cope with the upsetting emotions that come up when we experience a death of a family member or friend. 

Our Therapists offer one-to-one therapeutic, child centred sessions in schools and community venues. Moreover, we provide psychoeducation sessions to parents / carers when requited.  

Adult Therapy 

Gaddum Talking Therapies is an NHS funded therapy service for people with a common mental health difficulty, like anxiety or depression (formerly known as IAPT). 

 We offer a range of one-to-one therapy including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), person-centred counselling, integrative therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprogramming (EMDR) therapy as part of this programme.  

 As a Therapeutic Counsellor in this service, you will join a diverse team of part-time therapists responsible for delivering time-limited therapy sessions to adults in the City of Manchester.  

 

Volunteering

Visit our volunteer page for details of any current volunteering opportunities.

Volunteer with us

IiP Silver Award

What staff and volunteers say about me

It was lovely seeing the difference Gaddum makes in the community. I’d love to volunteer with Gaddum again in the future.

Events volunteer

Gaddum is a great place to work. I have been given flexible working along with training and development opportunities. I have never worked anywhere that went out of their way when I needed it the most like they do.

Staff member

My line manager is extremely supportive and the best line manager that I have ever had which makes all the difference.

Staff member

Call me on 0161 834 6069 or send me a message to hr@gaddum.org.uk.