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People are core to our success at Challengers, and we are privileged to work with colleagues who care passionately about our vision.

We’re committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do, and want our colleagues to come in feeling excited to be at work.

Simply put, Challengers is an incredible place to work. No two days are the same, and its an opportunity to make a real difference to disabled children and their families.

Don’t just take our word for it…see what our staff have to say about working here!

Whether you’re looking for an office based role, or prefer to work with children and young people, one thing is for sure – working at Challengers is exciting, rewarding and unlike anywhere else. Here are some of the benefits of working with us:

  • We are a Real Living Wage employer
  • We offer 32 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays) pro rata, with extra for long service and after your first year of service you’ll get your birthday off! We believe in true flexibility, so apart from our Christmas break where we shut down, you can choose whether to book Bank Holidays off or work them – enabling you to use your annual leave when it best suits you.
  • We encourage an open feedback culture so our colleagues are engaged.
  • We have a range of development options to support continuous personal growth.
  • All staff have access to a NEST pension and Simply Health care plan.
  • Each year at our annual Staff Party we hold Staff Awards recognising best practice examples of the Challengers Approach (our values) in action.

Current vacancies:

Results: 9

Fundraising Marketing Manager

Employment
Permanent
Salary
£29-35k (starting salary £29-33k) pro rata for 0.8FTE
Location
Based at Challengers Head Office in Guildford, GU1 1TU with flexible working options across our site in Farnham and home/remote working
Hours
28 hrs p/wk across 4 or 5 days

Are you a marketing professional with a background in campaigns and a passion for making a difference? Challengers is looking for a talented Fundraising Marketing Manager who will be responsible for creating engaging campaigns and fundraising assets to drive income generation – supporting the charity to help transform the lives of disabled children, young people and their families.

 

Corporate Engagement Manager

Employment
Permanent (open to part time options)
Salary
£29-35k FTE
Location
Based at Challengers Head Office in Guildford, GU1 1TU with flexible working options across our site in Farnham and home/remote working.
Hours
35 per week

Are you passionate about forging impactful partnerships that make a difference? Challengers is seeking a talented Corporate Engagement Manager to drive corporate fundraising strategy, nurture existing relationships and make new connections to support our vital work supporting disabled children and young people. If you’re someone who is results-driven, skilled in negotiation and who thrives on achieving targets, we’d love to hear from you!

Early Years Educator- Guildford

Employment
Permanent, Term Time (39 weeks a year)
Salary
£16,005.60 (FTE £20,805)
Location
Guildford
Hours
36 hours

Calling all playful and enthusiastic early years educators! Join our team at Guildford Pre-school and bring the joy of learning to a group of inspiring children ages 2-5.

Early Years Educator (EYE) Apprentice

Employment
Full-time contract
Salary
£10.90 per hour
Location
Guildford Play Centre (Guildford Pre-school)
Hours
Full time (36hrs per week – 8.30am – 3.30pm), potential for a 4 days (29 hours per week) contract available for the right candidate – Term time only – 39 weeks of the year

We are looking for an enthusiastic and playful individual who wants to develop their skills and knowledge within childcare as part of a small team in an inclusive environment for children aged 2-5 years old. In this role you will
complete a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification with the support of the Pre-school Manager and Service Manager.

Room Leader

Employment
Permanent, Term Time (39 weeks a year)
Salary
£22,812.50 FTE, actual £18,000.00
Location
Farnham
Hours
36 hours

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Room Leader to join our Farnham Pre-school. Supported by our dedicated team of Service Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities to a group of inspiring children aged 2-5.

Eastleigh Play & Youth Leader

Employment
Permanent, part time
Salary
£14.07 per hour
Location
Eastleigh
Hours
8 hours per session. 2 Saturdays per month (9-5) in term time and Mon-Fri for 4 weeks in Summer and 2 weeks in Easter holidays. Additional administrative hours available.

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Leader to join our Eastleigh Play and Youth Scheme. Supported by our dedicated team of Service Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities for disabled children and young people.

Winchester Play & Youth Leader

Employment
Permanent, part time
Salary
£14.07
Location
Winchester
Hours
8 hours per session. 1 Saturday per month (9-5) in term time and Mon-Fri for 3 weeks in Summer and 2 days in Easter holidays. Admin hours, up to 3 hours per week before your session

Challengers is searching for an engaging and passionate Leader to join our Winchester
Play & Youth Scheme. Supported by our dedicated team of Service Managers, you will plan and deliver a range of exciting and engaging activities. Your role will include leading services for children at our Winchester Play & Youth scheme, both in centre and out in the community.

Play and Youth Worker

Employment
Part-time, Permanent
Salary
£10.90ph or £11.95ph London weighting (applies to Kingston and Richmond workers)
Location
Various locations across the South East – Basingstoke, Winchester, Chichester, Eastleigh, Farnham, Guildford, Kingston and Richmond
Hours
Every Saturday during term-time, Monday – Friday during Easter and Summer holidays, as well as half terms and the Christmas period.

Looking for a fun, varied role which provides the ultimate job satisfaction? We’re searching for friendly and enthusiastic people to join our team as Play and Youth workers across all our locations in the South East.

Minibus Driver

Employment
Part-time
Salary
£14.07 per hour
Location
All schemes from Eastleigh to Richmond
Hours
Saturdays and Holidays (ad-hoc, depending on availability)

Challengers is looking for an experienced and friendly minibus driver to help transport children and young people from Challengers schemes to activities. Hours will be on an ad-hoc basis, driving for different services when needed.

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At Challengers we’re committed to looking after our team, as we know that our people underpin everything we do. The ongoing increases to the cost of living affect everyone, so we are delighted to be accredited by the Living Wage Foundation for our commitment to paying the Real Living Wage.

Gennie Dearman, CEO