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Help that counts

If you want to get involved with an award winning charity which tackles homelessness, provides supported housing for young people aged 16-25 years across Bolton by becoming one of our volunteers, student placements, trustees or colleagues all the information and application processes are here. Backup holds Investors in People GOLD, three times 2014,2017 and 2020. We value everyone in or connected to our services.

All our paid jobs and volunteering opportunities are advertised on the website here. Your new career could be just around the corner.

Artificial Intelligence

Please note, BACKUP is keen to employ YOU, not the AI programme you use to complete our Application Form or to generate a covering letter. As such, we will reject any applications for employment where we detect they have been created/generated by AI.

60 Seconds: Why you should work at Backup North West


Reasons to work with us:

  • We are a living wage employer; all our hourly rates are higher than the national minimum requirements.
  • We offer excellent training and development opportunities.
  • All staff, volunteers and students are given 1:1 supervisions and appraisals regularly.
  • We provide all paid colleagues with a basic healthcare package via UK Healthcare.
  • All staff, volunteers and students are covered by the Staff Welfare Policy which details support, training, supervision, counselling and other facilities made available as standard to keep you well at work.
  • We provide good levels of annual leave to paid colleagues.
  • Salaries and pay are transparent and are equal across job roles and genders.
  • Rotas for shift workers are designed to maximize time off. They are long term rolling rotas so plans can be made months in advance.
  • We work within a value based framework; commitment, honesty, empathy, empowerment, resilience, respect and support.
  • Subject to government guidelines we have regular staff away days, social lunches and the odd night out for those that want to go.
  • We are a Disability Confident Committed employer and strive for equity in all our opportunities

Here are videos of Backup colleagues talking about the how, what and why of working here



All applications for employment within BACKUP must be made on our Application Form (which you can find on our website). Unlike your CV, our Application Form allows us to ask for specific information, rather than letting you decide the format and content of your application.

In addition, we have designed our form to allow each person to be judged solely on merit. The Recruitment Panel for each job role will not know your name, sex, where you live, your religion, disability or offending history when assessing your suitability for the role you are applying for, unless you disclose this yourself. (If shortlisted, you may be contacted for further information before interview, but this will be decided by a Director or the Chief Executive.)

If you do not have a computer at home and cannot access one at your local library, community centre or elsewhere, please contact the Business Support Team, who will email a hard copy of the form to you, but we aim to do this only in exceptional circumstances.

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