Make a difference

We are committed to providing a brighter future for young people who have faced difficult life challenges. When you join Break you become part of a big family where passionate individuals work together, transforming young lives across East Anglia.

Nobody chooses the family or circumstances they are born into. We firmly believe that with the right care, there is no limit to what can be achieved.

Working through a trauma informed lens, our wide range of services, including fostering, residential homes, care leaver support, mentoring programs, we strive to provide a nurturing environment where young individuals can thrive – and our lifelong offer means we’re always there whenever they need us.

Whether you’ve already qualified or are just taking your first steps into the industry, we have roles that will suit any level. Working in children’s social care can be a lifelong career and we will support you every step of the way. We believe that well informed and trained staff can enhance the quality of care, and you will have access to high quality training designed to meet the development needs of those working in the care sector. We have care services in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire along with retail stores in the West country

Break are proud to have achieved the We invest in people, Gold accreditation.

Latest Opportunities

Retail Assistant Manager

Norwich
£11,487
Permanent / Part Time

Children's Residential Support Worker

March, Cambridgeshire
£27,421 - £28,033
Permanent / Full Time

Children's Charity Trustee

Norwich
Voluntary
Voluntary / Bank Hours

Our success lies in the passion and dedication of our incredible teams.

We have developed our 'Benefits @ Break' package to support our staff's physical and mental health, work-life balance, financial well-being and more. Here are just some of the benefits that all Break staff have access to:

 

Cash plan

Help with medical expenses for you and your family

Cash plan schemes enable you to claim money back on everyday medical expenses such as prescriptions, private appointments, physio, therapies, eye tests and glasses. Staff also have access to Virtual GP, SkinVision, mProve Yourself, Gym discounts and Medicash Extras.

Employee assistance programme (EAP)

Counselling, life coaching or help with debt problems

Because we care about our employees, we decided to invest even more in your wellbeing. We have partnered with Health Assured and are pleased to introduce our EAP to help you deal with personal problems that might adversely impact your health and wellbeing.

This means that you and your immediate family have access to assessment, short-term counselling and referral services, such as employee counselling, financial and debt counselling.
 

Enhanced annual leave/annual leave purchase

Here, have some extra well-earned time off work

Even though Break is the most awesome place to work, we recognise the importance of taking time out and having a healthy work-life balance, which is why we totally understand that you may look forward to some well-earned time off.

We already offer enhanced annual leave entitlements, starting at 23 days per annum (plus bank holidays). But what better way to reward hard work and dedication than to add extra days off to our employees’ annual leave entitlement? We will add one day to your annual leave entitlement, effective the holiday year following your 2, 5, 10, 15 and 20-year anniversaries.

Pension salary sacrifice

Break makes a pension salary sacrifice scheme available for employees to provide for their retirement.

This means employees may choose to make their pension contribution via salary sacrifice, or may increase their portion of their pension contribution via salary sacrifice, thus reducing the amount of tax and NI that they pay for the chosen duration of the period of salary sacrifice.

Family-friendly policy

Break appreciates the importance of family, so this policy familiarises our employees with the structures Break has put in place to ensure all our employees can contribute to the care of their dependants.

We are introducing occupational maternity and parental pay, details of which can be found in the policy. In addition to the Maternity and Adoption leave and pay offering to our employees, the newly introduced Neonatal care leave and pay provides time off to qualifying employees for the neonatal care of their babies. We also make provision for foster parents, which matches the occupational parental leave.

Life assurance

Making sure your loved ones are looked after

Break appreciates that we all want our loved ones to be provided for with immediate expenses in the unfortunate event of our death, which is why, on successful completion of their probationary period, Break employees are eligible to join the Break Free Life Assurance Scheme.

This will provide a benefit to their nominee in the event of their death, equal to three times their annual salary or 3x£15,000, whichever is greater.

Cycle-to-work scheme

Save money and get fit on your way to work

The cycle-to-work scheme offers a great way to buy a bicycle, by way of a salary sacrifice.

Simply head to Cyclescheme and apply for the cost of your bicycle and, provided the purchase will not result in your earnings falling below the National Minimum Wage, Break will authorise the application and pay the invoice.Once the invoice is paid, you will receive a voucher from Cyclescheme, then you can buy your bike from any participating retailer

Tech scheme

A great way to get your hands on some new tech!

Techscheme provides a great way for you to choose from thousands of products, including laptops, phones, smart health, white goods, gaming, photography, by way of a salary sacrifice.

Blue Light Card

Thousands of local and national discounts

Because we all enjoy a good discount, Break staff have free access to the Blue Light Card, which provides you with thousands of amazing discounts online and on the high street. You can buy groceries and much more.

Our values

It would be impossible to meet our values without our staff.

  • We inspire and create hope
  • We are optimistic
  • We make a difference
  • We do the right thing
  • We are inclusive
  • We listen to and respect all individuals

Gemma's Story: Senior Transition Worker

Gemma has worked at Break for two years. She tells us about some of the challenges the young people face and what she loves about her role.

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