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Break Charity provide a range of services supporting children, young people and families in East Anglia. Services are paid for through statutory and charitable funding, as well as fundraising through 50 shops and initiatives. Their vision is to ensure children, young people and families reach their full potential and shape their own futures in a safe and creative environment. The charity was started in 1968 by Geoffrey and Judith Davison and their friend Leslie Morley to provide holidays for children and young people with disabilities, which would give their parents a break too. Today, Break Charity works in four key areas: young people in care and moving on; children and young people with disabilities; families in need of support; and children at risk. They work in partnership with Norfolk County Council and Cambridgeshire County Council, running seven family-sized children's homes. There are 347 permanent staff, 98 relief staff and 915 volunteers.

Featured Workplace Factors

Giving Something Back

94% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

All management undergo a rigorous supervision and appraisal process. Performance reviews are overseen by line managers, but in some service areas - for example, retail - performance is measured by results.

My Team

93% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

All management undergo a rigorous supervision and appraisal process. Performance reviews are overseen by line managers, but in some service areas - for example, retail - performance is measured by results.

My Company

92% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

They offer staff a comprehensive training plan with a range of mandatory and developmental programmes available. Break Charity has its own vocational accreditation centre so they can deliver work-based qualifications at levels 3 and 5.

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Employees earning £35k+
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Benefits

Holidays

Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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