Making Memories… Giving Hope



Please see our available vacancies below:

Respite Break Leader

Location: Various

Salary £20,775.00 per annum

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our professional and dynamic respite break team.

Due to an occupational requirement we require a male to fill this position in order to balance appropriate support for our groups.

CHICKS is a children’s charity that provides free respite breaks for disadvantaged children from across the UK.  We believe that all children, regardless of their circumstances, should experience holidays and the many advantages that these bring.  Through this provision we support them to develop childhood memories that will stay with them for years to come.

As a Respite Break Leader you will work directly with groups of children, delivering fun, creative and adventurous activities throughout week-long breaks, as well as providing pastoral care in the residential setting.

This position could be ideal for someone currently providing activities or support for groups and wants to take the next step towards more in-depth work with children and young people.

Respite Break Leaders work across all three of our Retreats in Cornwall, Devon and Derbyshire.  We encourage candidates from across the country to apply.

This is a year-round, full time position working Monday-Friday on a two-weeks-on one-week-off rota.  Due to the rota Respite Break Leaders have extended paid time off during the winter.

To apply, please email

Closing date for completed application: 5pm, Monday 27th March 2017