Thanks for taking an interest in working for us! We’re a close-knit bunch and work by the values of excellence, integrity, ownership, compassion and team. If that sounds like you, we’d love you to apply for one of our vacancies to join us in delivering our vision to impact individuals and influence systems.

By working with us, you will be offering solutions that are characterised by renewed hope, developed confidence and improved skills; our programmes release people to be agents of change in their communities.

PS: We don’t always wear orange t-shirts! We got together with the rest of the LifeLine family and put on a fantastic fun day for local families last year.

If you decide to apply, please return your completed applications to Carey Luke, unless otherwise specified.

Apprentice Office Assistant

Opens for applications: Friday 20th December 2019
Final deadline for applications: Friday 24th January 2020
Salary: £7,605 - £9,646
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Location: Dagenham


We are currently looking for an Apprentice Office Assistant to assist the Office Coordinator, providing support with telephone cover, administration, diary management, and external liaison.

The Apprentice Office Assistant will be required to:

1. Manage telephone calls and direct them to the relevant departments and take telephone messages where appropriate
2. Liaise with the maintenance operative and managers at the other LifeLine Project’s sites regarding maintenance matters
3. Assist with general office administration to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the office, including filing
4. Photocopy/scan confidential papers
5. Carry out other duties as may be directed from time to time
6. Review /update managers’ calendars and organise meetings
7. Prepare and circulate papers for meetings and take notes at meetings, as required
8. Working closely with Health and Safety Officer to ensure all sites meet required regulations
9. Observe and operate the organisation’s practice guidelines, systems and procedures, including Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety.
10. Participate in all training and development activities relevant to the role, as identified during staff reviews and one to one sessions.

The successful candidate will be required to have:

• A – C in GCSE English, Mathematics
• Previous administrative experience within a busy environment – desirable
• A desire to work in a fast-paced environment
• An ability to build effective relationships with line managers and employees
• Excellent IT skills, particularly Microsoft Office
• An ability to demonstrate a professional, approachable, confident ‘can do’ attitude
• Excellent organisation and time management skills
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• The ability to work confidentially at all times

The closing date for the receipt of completed application forms is 24th January 2020 and completed application forms should be returned to

Nursery Practitioner

Opens for applications: Monday 4th November 2019
Final deadline for applications: Friday 31st January 2020
Salary: £18,500
Hours: 40 hours per week
Location: Elm Park
Duration: Permament


Nursery Practitioner

Salary: £18,500 per annum
Hours: 40 hours a week
Location: Little Learners, Elm Park

Little Learners Nursery and Preschool for children aged 3 months- 5 years are looking to recruit an enthusiastic, energetic and committed nursery practitioner to come and join our excellent staff team!

We want your early year’s specific skills, your passion, your creativity & determination to make a difference to children’s lives.

Nursery Practitioners will work up to 40 hours a week, between the Nursery hours of 7.30 am and 6.30 pm. The Nursery Practitioner will work effectively as part of a team, providing a stimulating and caring environment for children. Support team members to provide a high standard of care and education.

Our Nursery values:

• Excellence
• Team
• Integrity
• Ownership
• Compassion

The successful applicants will be require to have:

• A minimum NNEB/CACHE, BTEC or NVQ in Childcare at Level 3 Recent experience of working in a care / education early years setting
• Recent experience of working in early years child care
• Previous experience & compliance with EYFS.
• Excellent organisational and time management skills
• Excellent communication skills showing you are able to work alone and in a team

Staff Benefits available at Little Learners

• £500 joining fee on successful completion of probationary period
• Free certificated internal and external training
• Free DBS checks
• 25 flexible Annual Leave dates & paid bank holidays
• At least 25% discount off childcare
• Free uniform
• Employee of the month
• Free home cooked and nutritious food
• Company pension
• Competitive salary
• Opportunity for progression
• Online learning journey key person records

To find out more about the Little Learners Nurseries please visit our website

If this role is of interest to you please complete the attached application form and return this to

Graduate Bid Writer

Final deadline for applications: Friday 31st January 2020
Salary: £21,000 - £25,000
Hours: 37.5 hours per week or between 15 hours – 22.5 hours per week negotiable
Location: LifeLine House, Dagenham


We are currently looking to employ a Graduate Bid Writer to identify and analyse potential new business opportunities across the varied LifeLine markets.

Producing high quality funding and tender submissions, to secure additional business linked to our Business Growth Strategy.

The role will also involve:

  • Leading on summarising and analysing suitability, flagging queries to sponsors and sharing this across the Senior Management Team and/or Head of Business Development.
  • Planning and coordinating the bid process, in line with internal processes, agreeing and maintaining deadlines and responsibilities across various departments, to ensure high quality proposals are written, approved and submitted on time.
  • Producing compelling funding applications, for statutory, trusts and corporate funds, based on up to date research evidence, statistics and best practice.
  • Working effectively, along with the Head of Business Development and Senior Management Team, to develop concepts and inform delivery models, bringing together the best team to support the bid development process.
  • Tracking the progress and maintaining accurate records of all funding applications and Expressions of Interest and success rates against these.
  • Identifying new business opportunities, across LifeLine’s delivery areas, i.e. education, youth, social justice, families and parenting, capacity building and grant/trust funding.
  • Leading on summarising and analysing suitability, flagging queries to sponsors and sharing this across the Senior Management Team and/or Head of Business Development.

The successful applicant will be required to have:

  • A strong command of the English language
  • Strong experience of writing, especially for business purposes
  • Experience of securing government and/or grant funding through tender/bid writing
  • The ability to work with public funded organisations and trust/grant funders
  • The ability to win contracts and manage the response to tenders, including procuring feedback
  • Excellent analytical skills and able to distil and summarise information clearly and engagingly
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills – written, face to face and via telephone
  • Highly articulate with excellent proposal writing skills
  • A proficiency in creating and using excel spreadsheets, preferably including pivot tables
  • The ability to construct and interpret project budgets
  • Experience of the current funding landscape across DfE, MHCLG, DWP, MoJ, Skills Funding Agency, Local Authorities, grant funding and local authorities
  • Knowledge of the Third Sector
  • Preferably be educated to degree level, with a sound degree award and/or with proven research experience

To apply for this role please complete the attached application form which should be returned to