Why work here...?

We know the working at the centre is very rewarding, as you will be contributing to creating lasting change for the community, our benefits however formally recognise our employees for the important work that they all do everyday  – if you have any questions about any of our benefits just ask!

    Flexible working – the centre is based in the heart of East London surrounded by our beautiful gardens, we put real value in having people together in the centre regularly to ensure that our services are accessible to the community, however we want to provide the flexibility for you to be able to do your best work so operate a hybrid working policy. We expect everyone to be in the centre for at least 60% of your working week – but this does vary depending on specific teams’ needs.

– we have regular social lunches, festivals and celebrations throughout the year, both internally for employees and jointly with the community

 – we know that time off is equally as important at being in a job you enjoy! We have a generous holiday entitlement of 27 days, we give everyone an additional 3 days off between the Christmas and New Years Day bank holidays and a day off for your birthday. We also have 2 Celebration Days a year, these days are to recognise Eid, as the majority of our employees celebrate Eid, however these can be used for any other religious holidays throughout the year or if you don’t hold a faith anything else that is significant to you. Finally, if after 7 years you feel like you’re ready for a break you can take a sabbatical for up to 6 months

Financial wellbeing – we offer a contributory pension scheme of up to 7% matched contributions and enhanced parental leave schemes. We also offer interest free loans to support with travel to the Centre either for bike or season ticket. We can also offer an interest free loan to support with the first month rent when moving (as many renters require two months up front).


Health and wellbeing – you can access 24 hour support via our Employee Assistance Programme, and we have enhanced occupational sick pay of full pay for up to four weeks. If you are off sick for a period of time when you’re ready to come back we will support you with a manageable transition back to work, with the support of Occupational Health. We also provide various development opportunities around mental health and safeguarding to help employees manage and prioritise their own wellbeing.