Jobs & Careers

Each and every person who works at Caritas plays a role in helping us to work alongside people in the local community experiencing homelessness, isolation, disadvantage, poverty and discrimination.

Whether that’s staff working in our services or those behind the scenes, our team is motivated by a desire to help others transform their lives with dignity. If you share our passion, have the skills and experience, and want to help us take action to change lives across Greater Manchester and Lancashire, we’d love to hear from you.

You can find our latest job vacancies below. Please click ‘apply now’ and follow the instructions on how to complete an application form.

You can also read more about working for Caritas in our booklet by clicking here now.

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Important: How to apply

We unfortunately aren’t able to accept CVs and any sent to us will not be considered. If you are applying for a role with us, please download an application form to complete by clicking here.

Please note, some users are experiencing intermittent issues downloading an application form via these links when accessing via Google Chrome. If you have issues, please try visiting the Resources section of our website and scrolling down the page and clicking Job Application Form from there.  Thank you.

Our current vacancies are listed below.  If there’s one you’d like to apply for, we’d love to hear from you. Simply click the ‘Apply now’ button next to the role you are interested in. Thank you.

Download an application form

Click here to read our ‘Join our team’ booklet too.

Our current vacancies

Position Department Employment Type

Counsellor (Caritas Schools’ Service)

3 days per week (potential to increase) Term time only (39 working weeks, 13 non-working weeks) Point 19-26, Qualification Bar at Point 24 £30,529 - £36,072 (pro rata for term time and part time) Actual £15,655 - £18,497 Plus Essential Car Allowance SCHOOLS BASED ACROSS GREATER MANCHESTER
Caritas Schools' Service Term Time Only & Permanent View Job Description Apply Now

Social Worker (Caritas Schools’ Service)

5 days per week, term time only (39 working weeks, 13 non-working weeks) Point 19-26, Qualification Bar at Point 24 £30,529 - £36,072 (pro rata for term time) Actual £26,091 - £30,828 Plus Essential Car Allowance Fixed Term Contract for 12 months SCHOOLS BASED ACROSS BURNLEY & SALFORD
Caritas Schools' Service Term Time Only & 12 month Fixed Term Contract View Job Description Apply Now

Why join us?

We support people in the heart of the local community and can only do that thanks to our dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

We support people of all faiths and none and believe everyone, whichever community they are from, deserves to live the best life they possibly can.

You’d be joining us at an exciting time. We’ve been working hard through the pandemic and cost-of-living crisis to evolve and ensure our services, systems and processes remain fit for purpose not just now, but for future years too.

Will you be part of it too? Click ‘apply now’ on our vacancies above and follow the instructions on how to complete an application form. Click here to read our ‘Join our team’ booklet too.

Staff Benefits

  • Salary policy

    The pay structure is designed to attract and retain the most talented and dedicated people, and is reviewed annually to ensure that salaries remain affordable and competitive.

  • Accredited membership

    We’re a Disability Confident Employer and a Living Wage Employer.

  • Annual leave

    We have an annual entitlement of 26 days a year in addition to bank and public holidays. Our annual leave year operates from 1 April to 31 March.

  • Pension scheme

    We provide all employees who earn more than the threshold membership of a pension scheme with Aviva. Currently our contribution is 5% of qualifying earnings.

  • Life insurance

    We have a twice annual salary payment for a death in service.

  • Occupational sick pay scheme

    We offer a generous occupational sick pay scheme which increases with length of service.

  • Support, learning and development

    We’re committed to developing skills and expertise and offer training and support to all employees.  Staff are encouraged to develop and are required to attend mandatory training, other appropriate training, participate in supervision, annual appraisals and development reviews.

  • Policies and procedures

    We have comprehensive policies and procedures which support family friendly policies including flexible working and work-life balance.

  • Eye care scheme

    Employees who are computer screen users have the right to request an eye test, the cost of which will be refunded and if glasses are required for VDU work a financial contribution will be made.

  • Annual staff conference

    Staff are invited to attend our annual staff conference.

Don’t just take our word for it…

Hopefully we’ve given you a flavour of what we’re about. But, don’t just take our word for it, here’s a few comments from staff, and people who have accessed our services…

“Caritas is such a great place to work. I enjoy every day and people around me are very supportive. It’s nice to see the difference your work makes to the lives of people in need too. That makes it all worthwhile.”

Caritas employee

“People showed us humanity between friends and neighbours…life was harder before but here there is safety, humanity, support.”

Person accessing our services

“It is a pleasure working in partnership with Caritas, made easier by having the same vision and working with colleagues who genuinely care about what they do and who they support.”

One of our partners in service delivery

“When you see that your children are happy you forget that you are far from your family, in exile…you feel that you have achieved something for them.”

Person accessing our services

Got an hour or two to spare?

Our staff are supported by more than 260 amazing volunteers. Could you spare an hour or two to join them?

We’ve a range of opportunities available from supporting our services to driving, gardening on our allotment to helping with our fundraising activities.

  • An opportunity to use your experience, skills and expertise to support people in your local community
  • Be a part of the wider change and make an impact on people’s lives
  • Access various online and in-person training courses to further enhance your skills and knowledge
  • Join a friendly, supportive team
  • Meet new people
  • Have an enjoyable experience!

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