Work for us

Transform young lives

Whether you are part of our Therapeutic Team directly working with our families, or a member of HQ working behind the scenes, a day at Dandelion Time is never the same! 

People are at the heart of everything we do at Dandelion Time, whether they are our staff, volunteers, partners or our families. Being hands-on in the natural world is the basis for our activities and creativity at Dandelion Time. We care for the earth, plants, animals and each other.

Graham Carpenter, CEO

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Diversity, Inclusion and Safeguarding

Dandelion Time is committed to developing a team that reflects the diversity of the families we work with.  We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.   

Dandelion Time is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Safer recruitment practices will be followed, and pre-employment background checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. 

Successful candidates will be offered the role on a conditional basis subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS checks and background verifications.  

Reasons to work for us

Make a difference

You will be part of a small, welcoming and vibrant team dedicated team undertaking immensely rewarding work. Whatever your role, you will be helping to transform the lives of vulnerable children in our community.

Our nurturing farm environment

Providing a peaceful natural environment is at the heart of our approach, allowing children to heal and develop aspirations for a brighter future. Whatever your role you can reap the benefits of our beautiful, homely environment and the joys that working in the great outdoors and with animals bring.

Encouraging work/life balance

We strive to achieve a happy and healthy work-life balance for all our staff.  Where practicable we offer flexible working arrangements to allow staff to work in a way that suits their individual lifestyles.

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Hybrid working
  • Some flexibility in work patterns
  • Good communication and technology processes
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Compassionate leave
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Additional reward days

Thinking about your finances

We recognise that sound financial planning is something we can all benefit from and building up a good pension is something we want to help you achieve with our flexible, tax-efficient pension schemes. Contributions are taken automatically, and you can take your plan with you if you leave us.  

  • A company pension scheme with matched contributions of up to 5%
  • Reimbursement of Professional Registration Fees relevant to role

Personal development and wellbeing

We encourage staff to fully understand and experience all aspects of Dandelion Time by joining other teams within the organisation from time to time.  

  • Part-time secondment opportunities across the charity
  • Opportunity to use the site with friends and family 
  • Training and development opportunities to improve your performance in the role 
  • Craft and skills workshops 
  • Well-being training or sessions related to our work, for example clowning

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