The Ashley Foundation staff are characterised by their compassion, integrity, professionalism and commitment. Our good reputation and the quality of our current services are due to the dedication of our staff.

Our staff come from diverse backgrounds. We are committed to equality and inclusion –  the following sub-sections to have links to other pages:

Why Work for Us?

We’re looking for people with a positive attitude, consistently professional approach and who are passionate about doing their best for the most vulnerable in society. We actively encourage each member of staff to develop their skills, knowledge and experience to help us provide a high quality, innovative accommodation based service that seeks to meet the needs of the homeless men and women we support.

In return we can offer competitive salary with good terms and conditions. Working for us means you will:

  • Enjoy progressive flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work and home life
  • Have a wide range of opportunities to develop your skills and career
  • Be part of an ethical organisation, driven by our values and commitment to our clients
  • Enjoy a competitive salary and benefits that staff value
  • Work within a culture of respect, diversity and inclusion
  • Work with people who are as committed, positive and professional as you are
  • Have a well-trained, supportive and empowering line manager who is there to coach you
  • Be challenged by, recognised for and proud of the work you do
  • Be part of a cooperative, creative team-based approach to work
  • Be consulted on changes that affect you and have a real voice in how we do things at The Ashley Foundation

For most of our roles, strong core competences and transferable skills are more important than direct previous experience. We have a very strong commitment to employing people with lived experience of the services we provide.

We believe that our staff deserve a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work. The Ashley Foundation is a member of The Living Wage Foundation

Staff Learning, Development and Training

We also think it is important to continue the improvement of not only our services but our staff. We provide the appropriate training and support for each employee and volunteer, which will enable them to develop professionally and to also gain job satisfaction from their role.

Both our staff and volunteers are offered a range of learning opportunities, from NVQ’s in Health and Social Care, Food Hygiene, Management and Leadership, Business Administration and IT, to both internal and external training courses dealing with drugs, alcohol and mental health issues and much more.  Please click here to read our Learning & Development Statement.

Current Vacancies

Thank you for your interest in applying for a role with The Ashley Foundation. Please see the list of current vacancies by clicking here. We regularly post new opportunities, so make sure you check back regularly. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter, where new recruitment opportunities will appear.

If you need any assistance to complete your application, please email our recruitment team: [email protected]. Alternatively, please call 01253 297200 (within office hours).

Our approach to recruitment and selection is competency based. We believe that using a range of selection methods is the key to most effectively identifying the best person for the role.

The selection methods vary depending on the requirements of the role but we often use past and present clients to sit on a separate Residents Interview Panel, work based exercises and practical activities, like role plays, mock case studies and scenarios. This approach allows candidates to demonstrate their suitability in a variety of different ways, whilst helping us to identify the most suitable person for the post and ensuring equal opportunities throughout the selection process.

Recruiting the right people to work for The Ashley Foundation enables us to provide the best possible service to our clients.

A list of our current opportunities can be found on our Current Vacancies page. To apply please click on the job title of the role you are interested in to view the full advert and information and click on the ‘apply’ button on the top right. You will be asked to log in or register, and then you will be able to start your application. You can save your application and come back to it by logging in again, but you will need to register, and complete all sections of the application form to submit an application

After you have submitted your application (using the form below) you will receive an automatic confirmation email from us stating that we have received your application. After the deadline for the vacancy has passed, applications will be sent over to the Recruitment and Selection Panel to shortlist. Shortlisting is based on a candidates’ responses to the checklist points on the person specification.

If you are invited for an interview you will be contacted by a member of the Senior Management Team with details of the interview date and what will be involved.

After the interview stage you will be contacted by the hiring manager, or a member of the senior management team, with the outcome. Please note that if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the deadline then you have not been successful. We are sorry that we cannot write to all applicants who have been unsuccessful as we do not have the resources.

If you are offered a role at The Ashley foundation you will be contacted by the hiring manage or a member of the senior management team with a conditional offer letter and information on the next steps. All offers are conditional based on receipt of satisfactory references and where applicable, an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Additionally, in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996, all staff are required to provide documentation to The Ashley Foundation to evidence their legal right to work in the UK.

The Ashley Foundation will use the information you submit to us to consider your application for a job. In addition:

  • The Ashley Foundation will not share or sell your information to other charities or organisations
  • Information gathered here will be retained by The Ashley Foundation for up to twelve months if your application is unsuccessful, longer if you’re successful
  • You have rights to your data, its accuracy and control over our use. For full information see our privacy policy
  • By submitting an application, you consent to The Ashley Foundation using your data for these purposes – you can withdraw your application at any time.

If you wish to apply to one of our jobs please download the following Application Pack and complete and save a copy of your application form and equal opportunities monitoring form:

Applicant Letter

Application Guidance Notes

TAF Application Form

DBS Policy Statement

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy Statement

Application Form Submission


    The Ashley Foundation is committed to ensuring the secure and safe management of any data we receive and have a responsibility to ensure full compliance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) 2018.