Join the team

As a charitable organisation our team is core to all we do. We love to invest in people, to raise up, train, and skill all members of our team. Part of our social mission is to raise up local people, especially those not currently working. We have a large, close team of volunteers and paid staff - all equally valued as 'Hideafamily'. 

Whether you're looking for an opportunity give back to the community and support those in need, to grow your own skills and employment opportunities or you're looking for a job, we have a range of opportunities and welcome applications for a whole range of roles. 

For tips in applying for a role, click here. 

Voluntary roles


The Hope Centre delivers over 100 food parcels each week in addition to shopping and other trips. We're looking for drivers who can volunteer a few hours each week to help.  

Special skills

Often we have people with a specific skillset offer to get involved with our work. As a large organisation working in a range of areas, if you have a special area of interest or training and think that you may be able to use that within our charity we would love to hear from you. Previously people we've worked with have offered experience in teaching, specific training, fundraising, IT, SEN, fitness and much more. 

Hope Shop

The Hope Centre community store will provide affordable food, school uniform and support for the whole community. We need volunteers who can help in the shop. Various roles include checkout, restocking, advocacy and mentoring, finance, deliveries and cleaning. 


Fundraising is a fantastic way to support our work. Whether a one-off or on-going basis, fundraising for specific areas of need or general can make a huge difference. From children undertaking sponsored challenges to organising curry's for friends, our supporters have gone above and beyond to raise essential funds for our work. 


Our volunteers help with a range of things from playing with children, running sessions such as crafts, games and sports, supporting new parents at mum&me, our SEN sessions and simply helping clean. 

Noah's Cafe

Many people wishing to gain experience prefer to work in our Noah's Ark cafe. This work often involves preparing drinks, taking out food, clearing and cleaning, washing up and assisting the chefs. 

Trainee roles


35 hours per week, 1 year

We currently have apprentices working for our organisation. Roles include children's work, business and chef. We are currently recruiting for a new business apprentice with a customer service focus. See below for details. 


25 hours per week, 6 months

We currently have a 6 month Kickstart placement available working in marketing and communications. To qualify you must be aged 16-24, currently unemployed, registered with the job centre and in receipt of appropriate benefits. For more information speak to your job coach or get in touch for details.  


Opportunities flexible

Many of the volunteers who are looking for opportunities to gain skills and experience take part in the free training available at the Hideaway. As part of the Step Up programme volunteers receive experience, mentoring and a range of relevant training and formal qualifications. 

Employment roles


Play Assistant (possible apprenticeship)


We are currently recruiting a new play assistant to join our team. The hours are flexible through the week and the role is ideal for a younger person looking for a career with children and can be a level 2 or 3 apprenticeship for the right person to gain qualifications whilst working. 

Opening date: 19th Jan 2021

Closing date: Open

Hope Centre Manager


We are currently recruiting for a new Hope Centre Manager. The role is 24 hours per week and is suitable for someone with a passion to lead a fantastic team in serving our local community in a range of ways. The successful applicant will be organised, empathetic with experience leading a team and working alongside marginalised people. 

Opening date: 19th Jan 2022

Closing date: Sun 6th Feb 2022

Hope Centre Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a new Hope Centre Assistant. The part time role is suitable for someone who is flexible with time and has a passion to help our local community in a range of ways. The successful applicant will be organised, enthusiastic, empathetic with experience in retail or similar.

Opening date: 19th Jan 2022

Closing date: Sun 30th Jan 2022

Accounts Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a new Accounts Assistant. The successful applicant will work part-time with a few hours each day supporting our Accounts Manager. Duties will include data input, reconciliation, banking and invoicing. It's ideal for someone looking to support our charity who is organised with a good basic understanding of business accounting. 

Opening date: 19th Jan 2022

Closing date: Sun 6th Feb 2022

Hope Green Project Leader

We are currently looking for a project leader for our new Hope Green project. Hope Green is a gardening and DIY project, providing support for residents who need help maintaining their garden or making basic repairs at home. The project leader will work alongside team and volunteers supporting and developing them as well as helping residents in our community with hands-on projects. 

Opening date: 19th Jan 2022

Closing date: open

To apply for a role with us:

1. Take a look at the roles currently available. Read the job descriptions carefully. 

2. If there's a role you're interested in, open and carefully read our General Information Pack to understand us better.

3. Read our Social Mission document. It's really important to us that our staff want more than a job, believe in what we're about and want to be a part of a team delivering that mission. 

4. Read the tips for applicants. We have a lot of applications, and we're trying to make it as easy as possible for you to make your application stand out. This article will tell you what we're looking for and how to get a job. 

5. Complete your application and send it to us. (A CV, email, facebook message or anything else will not do)

6. Await a response.  We will call you for interview if we feel you might be right for a position.