Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Charity supporting children, young people and families
  • Year established:
    1973
  • Website:
    http://www.break-charity.org
  • Contact
    • Schofield House, Spar Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR66BX

About Break Charity

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.


What is it like to work for Break Charity

My Manager
My Manager
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.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
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.
My Team
My Team
The charity hosts events each year to celebrate the successes of the young people they support. Staff and young people gather to hear what everyone has been up to. Other examples of events include a fashion show and volunteering to wait on at the Royal Norfolk Show Ball.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Male : Female:

    19% / 81%

  • Staff Turnover:

    23%

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Staff:

    442

  • Earning £35,000+:

    5%

  • UK sites:

    68

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