Parent organisation of Community Links, Foundation and Bridging the Gap

Why work for Inspire North

We’ll only ever be as good as our team, so we’re always on the lookout for talented people to join us. Watch our recruitment video to find out what it’s like to work for Inspire North!

There’s no such thing as sameness within the Inspire North group, we come from all kinds of backgrounds and we share all kinds of interests, but there are a few things that that unite us: our integrity, professionalism, commitment, passion and personality. We share the ambition to take pride in what we do and be better every day.

We want to make sure there are numerous opportunities for you to learn and grow. Our focus is enabling you to develop personally and professionally through a combination of great conversations with your manager, supportive tools, and both internal and external training that supplements learning within your role. You can go as far as your ambition carries you!

Just as we’re passionate about creating a quality experience for our customers, we’re dedicated to making Inspire North an inspiring and supportive place to work.

The aim of Inspire North is to make coming to work a pleasure, not a chore!

Check out our employee benefits along with some useful information for your application in the tabs below.

Employee Benefits

Our pay is always competitive!

We are a Real Living Wage Employer.

We invest a great deal in supporting you to thrive and be yourself at your best. Whether that’s helping you to fulfil your full potential in your current role or help you aim even higher, we’ll work with you to make sure it happens.

If you want to progress into management, we have a Management Mentoring Scheme and a Future Leaders Programme.

Our cycle to work scheme means a big discount on a new bike, paid back through pre-tax salary over a 12 month period.

We offer various health care cash plans that cover private consultations, therapy treatments and access to practising GPs to discuss health concerns and receive advice.

We offer 33 days’ holiday, rising to 38 with increased length of service. We include Bank Holidays in our holiday allowance, giving you control over when to take time off. We also offer holiday buy which allows up to an additional 5 days off.

We also operate to a hybrid working model and a flexi time scheme for the majority of roles to help you balance your work and home life

We prioritise the wellbeing of you and have invested in a variety of programmes. We have a 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme which includes help and support for you with a helpline, counselling, financial and legal support. As well as access to an online GP service.

As part of our commitment to ensuring your health and wellbeing we have adopted a “take 10” initiative which enables you to take 10 minutes each day, in work time, to practice mindfulness.

We don’t let great work go unnoticed. Our ‘WOW Moments’ recognition scheme is open to all our colleagues – it’s all about celebrating people who’ve really brought one of our values to life. Nominations come from all across the organisation it’s a great way to say thank you.

We are a collective group of friendly and supportive people. You’ll feel a part of the team in no time, supported by your colleagues, in an encouraging environment where you can be your true authentic self!

We want everyone at Inspire North to feel like they belong, you can bring your true self to work and have access to our employee Networks including People of Colour, LGBTQ+ and the Accessibility Network.

You can learn more about the People of Colour Network here.

Click here to learn more about the Accessibility Network.

How to Apply

You can download a job description, person specification and access our online application form from the job advertisement. All correspondence with you will be via email, so please use an email address you view regularly.

Use the link below to take a look at the latest Inspire North career opportunities.

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As part of our recruitment process, we collect and process personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being transparent about how we collect and use your data, ensuring we meet data protection obligations.

You can read our full Job Applicant Privacy Notice here.

Diversity and Inclusion

To learn more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, you can click here. 

Our culture celebrates individuality, inclusion and belonging as we believe in an organisation where everyone feels valued, included and most importantly, can be their authentic self.

We are committed to recognising and celebrating the valuable and enriching contribution that people from all backgrounds, ages, ethnicities, races, genders or gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, disabilities or other characteristics and experiences bring.

We promote and drive equality within our workforce to create an environment free from prejudice, racism, sexism, harassment, bullying and any other form of marginalisation.

Our Inclusion & Diversity Forum is formed of employees of all backgrounds and levels of seniority from various parts of our organisation, dedicated to facilitating discussion, driving positive progress and enhancing resources to improve awareness; it is also an open forum for feedback.

Having a freedom of voice is embedded into our culture as we recognise, we are not perfect. We are constantly listening, learning, evolving and adapting as we put people at the core of everything we do and work together to build a more inclusive future.

Equal opportunities are key to our recruitment strategy but also to helping our people build long lasting and successful careers. We ensure we provide a level playing field from which everybody, without exception, can thrive. All recruitment panel members are required to complete training. Hiring decisions are made by a diverse panel and decisions are based on the successful candidate demonstrating our values, transferable experience, skills, and potential.

We are proud of the work we have already done and are committed to driving even more action over the coming years particularly with our anti-racist action plan. We know that by empowering and enabling everyone to flourish we can change lives together.

We are committed to recruiting and supporting people with a disability or mental health condition and we are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident Leader status by the UK Government’s Department of Work and Pensions.

You may recognise the logo from our job adverts. The scheme is designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. The Disability Confident scheme has taken over from the previous Two Ticks Positive about Disabled People scheme.

What this means for you?

We encourage everyone working at Inspire North, Community Links, Foundation and Bridging the Gap or thinking about joining us, to tell us what support and adjustments they need to be their best at work.

We are committed to ensuring we:

  • Actively look to attract and recruit candidates with a disability
  • Provide a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  • Offer an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job
  • Be flexible when assessing people so applicants with a disability have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  • Make reasonable adjustments as required
  • Provide Diversity and Inclusion training to all colleagues
  • Promote a culture of being Disability and Mental Health Confident
  • Support colleagues to manage their disabilities and health conditions
  • Ensure there are no barriers to the development and progression of employees with a disability or mental health condition
  • Ensure line managers are aware of how they can support colleagues who are sick or absent from work or support those needing medical appointments
  • Value and listen to feedback from colleagues with disabilities and mental health conditions

We endeavour to ensure all candidates who are living with a disability or mental health condition receive the support and adjustments they need so if you’re currently in the application process, then you’re welcome to contact our People Team to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may need to the recruitment process or the role.