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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.

Support Workers - Rolling Recruitment

Want to work at BACKUP but are worried you will miss an advert for a job at BACKUP?

If you are interested in working at BACKUP North West as a Support Worker, you can submit an Application Form to us, even when we have no current vacancies.

We will consider your Application as if we had a vacancy, and if you meet our criteria, we will invite you to interview when a post becomes vacant. In this way, you do not have to worry that you have missed an advertisement. (We will still use a closing date for all applications – it’s just that if you are successful, yours will be included.)

Please download an Application Form here and email it send it back to us at recruitment@backup-charity.org.uk

Please phone us on 01204 520183 or email us at recruitment@backup-charity.org.uk if you have any queries.

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.

Current Opportunities