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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

 

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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

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

£26,881 per annum, pro rata

35 hours per week.

Closing date: Wednesday 29th May 9am.

Gaddum is looking for a qualified PWP to join our well-established Talking Therapies team operating in Manchester and expand our offer for clients. You will work alongside a team of dedicated counsellors within a stepped care model to provide initial assessments and a range of NICE approved low intensity interventions for common mental health problems, including one-to-one work and the potential for groupwork.  

You will be skilled in delivering low intensity therapy, with the ability to organise and prioritise your own workload, and will have successfully completed an approved IAPT PWP Post Graduate Certificate (or be near to qualification with all elements of the course successfully passed/on track to qualify on time). 

Gaddum offers a supportive environment to a nearly or newly qualified PWP, enabling you to develop in the role, alongside a small, diverse and compassionate team. 

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. 

Applications for this role close at 9am on Wednesday 29th May with interviews taking place the week commencing 10th June 2024. 

 

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.   

Gaddum also contributes to the cost of your professional body membership registration. 

How to apply  

Applications should be made via the attached Application Form and submitted via email.  Full details can be found on our website.  

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 anonymised shortlisting by removing identifiable information from applications forms during the shortlisting process. 

PWP JD and PS

Project Worker - Manchester Carers Network

£26,881 per annum, pro rata

35 hours per week, fixed term contract for 12 months.

Closing date: Friday 24th May.

Gaddum are recruiting for a Project Worker to be part of the Carers Manchester Team.   

Carers Manchester is a partnership of Statutory and Voluntary Sector organisations who work together the plan, enhance and deliver advice and support services for unwaged carers in the city. Through working together, the Carers Manchester Pathway is in place, which supports carers being able to access the right advice and support at the right time in their caring journey.   

Gaddum plays a key role in managing the development of the Carers Manchester Pathway, in supporting a Network of Voluntary sector organisations and ensuring that the carers voice is heard in everything that we do.  

Following the recent award of a new contract to deliver these services we are looking for a Project Worker to support us in developing a Respite strategy for Manchester unpaid carers and developing and Expert by Experience Carers panel which will ensure that the carers voice is heard in everything we do. Amongst the core tasks in this role will be to:   

  • Support the creation of project management tools for these pieces of work and maintain them. 
  • Lead on consultation activities for the Respite strategy  
  • Support the recruitment of carers who may wish to be involved with the Expert by Experience panel 

You could be the person we are looking for if you have: 

  • Experience of supporting organisations to manage projects. 
  • Experience of working in a collaborative manner with carers or other groups of people 
  • Ability to manage work with a range of partners in order to support delivery of projects within clear timescales. 
  • Ability to negotiate, influence and solve problems effectively and diplomatically. 

This role is subject to a Standard DBS Check. 

For any queries regarding the role, please do not hesitate to get in contact for an informal discussion.  

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.    

How to apply  

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 24th April 9am. 

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 equity, diversity and inclusion, Gaddum undertakes anonymous shortlisting by removing identifiable information from applications forms during the shortlisting process.

Project Worker JD and PS

Employment Coach (Carers Manchester)

£26,241 per annum, pro rata

Part-time or full time hours available.

Closing date: 5pm Tuesday 28th May

As an Employment Coach with our Employcare Project you will be supporting unpaid carers living in Manchester; providing support and coaching in order for them to re-enter paid employment or voluntary roles.  The successful candidates will manage a small caseload of carers and provide them with 1:1 support, helping them overcome barriers to employment and training.  You will be responsible for supporting them through every stage of their journey, enabling participants to address their barriers and realise their aspirations.

This role is subject to a Basic 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.

We are recruiting for 1.5 full-time equivalent roles, but are open to a mixture of parttime hours, so please put in your application how many hours you are interested in.

Applications for this role close at 5pm on Tuesday 28th May, with interviews scheduled for the W/C 10th June.  We may close this vacancy early if successful candidates are appointed, so please apply as soon as possible.

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.    

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 equity, diversity and inclusion, Gaddum undertakes anonymous shortlisting by removing identifiable information from applications forms during the shortlisting process. 

Employment Coach JD and PS

Community Engagement Worker

£23,933 per annum, pro rata

Full time, 35 hours per week

Closing date: 9am Wednesday 29th May

This is an exciting new role in our Talking Therapies team providing vital support to people in Manchester with common mental health problems. Working alongside counsellors, you will provide wrap-around social and practical support to adults on our waiting list for or who are engaging in Talking Therapy to enable them to address and overcome barriers impacting on their health and wellbeing. You will provide advice, information and guidance on these issues, make onward referrals to specialist advice organisations where necessary and support engagement with these services. 

You will build and maintain relationships with key referrers, such as GP surgeries, to promote the service and facilitate appropriate referrals.  

Once trained, you have the exciting task of leading and facilitating a new course within the service: Living Life to the Full™, a CBT-informed group programme designed to support people to improve low mood, overcome stress, sleep better and build confidence. 

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  

Applications for this role close at 9am on Wednesday 29th May 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.  

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 equity, diversity and inclusion, Gaddum undertakes anonymous shortlisting by removing identifiable information from applications forms during the shortlisting process. 

Community Engagement Worker JD and PS

Central Services Coordinator

£30,977 per annum, pro rata

Part time, 21 hour per week, permanent contract

 

The Central Service Coordinator will ensure Gaddum delivers its organisational objectives by coordinating efficient and effective Human Resources, People and Central workstreams.  

 

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Head of Finance and working as part of a small but high performing team: They will be a key reference point for the organisation’s leaders to ensure those they manage have the best possible opportunities to thrive during the course of their employment at Gaddum. 

The postholder will be responsible for overseeing central systems and processes relating to organisation-wide People Services as required by the Senior Leadership Team and Trustee Board.  

This role is subject to a Basic 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 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 equity, diversity and inclusion, Gaddum undertakes anonymous shortlisting by removing identifiable information from applications forms during the shortlisting process.

Central Services Coordinator JD and PS

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.