Jobs at Honeypot

Current Vacancies:

The Honeypot Children’s Charity offers both respite breaks and outreach support to young carers and vulnerable children aged 5-12, many of whom would otherwise have nowhere to turn. At our two beautiful residential sites, children are able to choose from a range of ways to spend their break; swimming in our pool, playing on our adventure playground, riding bikes, visiting pets corner or baking special treats are just some of the ways in which these children are able to play, have fun, and make happy memories which they can cherish for years to come.

Apply now for the opportunity to make a difference to children who need it, and leave them with memories to cherish for years to come.


TRUSTS AND GRANTS MANAGER

£40,000 – £45,000 per annum, Hammersmith, London, 37.5 hours per week.

We are now expanding our fundraising team to help meet our ambition of providing support to more young carers, and we are recruiting for a Trusts and Grants Manager.

Your role will be to research, identify and apply to trusts and foundations, with a focus on growing the charity’s large trusts programme by preparing inspiring and original applications for funding that will ensure our organisation stands out when being assessed.

You will need to develop systems to ensure a high quality of service to our trust supporters, whilst also carrying out research to grow the programme.

You will also be managing a small team and working closely with our children’s services teams to develop high quality proposals to secure grant funding.

You will have a successful track record of securing grants from charitable trusts and foundations, or similar experience of commercial or public sector bid writing, attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills and, above all, be a strong, positive team player committed to the aims of The Honeypot Children’s Charity.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

For the Job Description, click here

To apply please send a CV and covering letter, that demonstrates how you meet the criteria laid out in the job and person specification to recruitment@honeypot.org.uk

Closing date Sunday 16th June


TEAM LEADER (CHILDREN’S RESPITE BREAKS)

£21,079 per annum, New Forest, Hampshire with occasional travel to London and Home Counties, 37.5 hours per week.

The Honeypot Children’s Charity is looking for a Team Leader to support disadvantaged children between the ages of 5 and 12 on overnight respite holiday breaks and outreach Playbus sessions in the New Forest, Hampshire.

We’re looking for someone who’s positive and passionate about supporting young carers and vulnerable children, who can provide guidance and set standards for a friendly team of residential playworkers, and is ready to adapt to any challenge. Creativity is good, enthusiasm is a must – you’ll be organising fun activities for children and engaging with them to boost their self-confidence.

The role will be chiefly based at our respite home, Honeypot House, situated in the beautiful forest near Blackfield, Hampshire. It’ll be here you’ll provide a variety of individual and group activities for children in safe, nurturing environments, with full access to the facilities available, including trampolines, the swimming pool, bikes and go carts, an adventure playground with a zip wire and the arts and crafts studio.

You will also visit families to meet the children before they come for a break, as well as providing supervision and support to a small staff team

You must have experience of working with children in a group environment, a childcare, education or social work qualification and knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding. This role requires an enhanced DBS check.

We are recruiting this role on a full time permanent annualised hours contract and many of the hours will mainly be worked on weekends and school holidays.

For the Job Description, click here

You can apply by sending your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@honeypot.org.uk for the opportunity to make a difference to children who need it, and leave them with memories to cherish for years to come.

Closing date Sunday 20th May


Dreamweaver/Residential Play Worker (Childcare)

£8.50 per Hour, Dolfor, Mid Wales

The Honeypot Children’s Charity is looking for Residential Play Workers to support disadvantaged children between the ages of 5 and 12 on overnight respite holiday breaks and outreach sessions in the community.

We’re looking for people who are positive and passionate about supporting young carers and vulnerable children, who work well in a friendly team, and are ready to adapt to any challenge. Creativity is good, enthusiasm is a must – you’ll be organising fun activities for children and engaging with them to boost their self-confidence.

The role will be predominantly based at our beautiful countryside respite home, Honeypot Pen-y-Bryn near Newtown in Mid-Wales. It’ll be here you’ll provide a variety of individual and group activities for children in safe, nurturing environments, with full access to the facilities available, including trampolines, the swimming pool (opening Autumn 2018), the arts and play space, bikes and go-karts and the adventure playgrounds.

You must have experience of working or volunteering with children in a group environment, and knowledge of Child Protection and Safeguarding. This role requires a DBS check. Further training can be provided.

We are recruiting for a mix of bank staff and 20 hour per week contracts. Hours will include weekends and school holidays.

Please click here for a downloadable Job Description and Person Specification

Apply now for the opportunity to make a difference to children who need it, and leave them with memories to cherish for years to come.

To apply, please send us your CV with a brief covering letter telling us why you are interested in the role to info@honeypot.org.uk


Minibus Driver

£9.30 per hour, Hampshire, 8-16 hours a week, Friday afternoons/evenings and Sunday afternoons, additional hours available during school holidays

We’re recruiting a Minibus Driver to become a major part of the team that deliver respite breaks to the children we support! You’ll be collecting our children from designated pick-up points in London and Hampshire to safely take them to our respite home Honeypot House and back.

It’s absolutely crucial to the way we work and if you’re friendly, calm under pressure, good with children, and have a full clean pre-1997 driving licence, we would like to hear from you. If you have had MiDAS training and have experience of driving a minibus, that’s even better!

For the Job Description, click here.

Please note this post does require a DBS check.

Apply now by sending a CV and covering letter to info@honeypot.org.uk to help make a real difference to young carers and vulnerable children. 


Minibus Driver

£9.30 per hour, Dolfor, Mid Wales, 8-16 hours a week, Friday afternoons/evenings and Sunday afternoons, additional hours available during school holidays

Please note this role is for 8-16 hours a week, working Friday afternoons/evenings and Sunday afternoons with possible additional hours during school holidays.

We’re recruiting a Minibus Driver to become a major part of the team that deliver respite breaks to the children we support! You’ll be collecting our children from designated pick-up points in Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Wales and the surrounding areas to safely take them to our respite home Honeypot Pen Y Bryn and back.

It’s absolutely crucial to the way we work and if you’re friendly, calm under pressure, good with children, and have a full clean pre-1997 driving licence, we would like to hear from you. If you have had MiDAS training and have experience of driving a minibus, that’s even better!

For the Job Description, click here.

Please note this post does require a DBS check.

Apply now by sending a CV and covering letter to info@honeypot.org.uk to help make a real difference to young carers and vulnerable children.