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These are exciting times for Gaddum as we start implementing our next 5 year strategic business plan. So we are recruiting for a number of both new and existing roles to support our future development. We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and highly organised individuals to join us for an exciting future in Greater Manchester’s oldest health & social care charity.

Our team are our best asset and we are looking for colleagues who have the drive, ambition and innovation to help our charity flourish.

As a responsible employer, we:

  • are accredited as part of the national living wage scheme
  • offer development and training opportunities
  • are part of the national cycle to work scheme
  • offer a personal pension plan
  • provide assistance with staff counselling with external provider as part of our health and wellbeing at work policy
  • have a generous annual leave allowance, above national legal requirement

If you think you could make a difference to people’s lives in Greater Manchester, Gaddum could be the next career move for you.

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, faith and religion, disability and age, but, as ethnic minority groups, members of the trans community and religious and faith groups are currently under-represented across the organisation, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.

Find out more about Gaddum, our senior team, trustees and our impressive 186 year history by visiting our About us page.

Current opportunities:

Job Title: Placement Lead
Responsible to: Head of Operations
Accountable to: Head of Operations and Senior Leadership Team
Reporting to: Head of Operations (12 months), Business Support Team thereafter
Location: Gaddum House & Other sites as required (Remote working during current COVID -19 restrictions)
Salary: £30,507 NJC SP27
Hours: 35 Hours per week (with flexible working required to suit the needs of the role)


At Gaddum, we treat everyone as individuals. We really get to know those we help, understanding their world to offer a range of support that’s right for them. Our promise of tailored support is made possible by our breadth and depth of knowledge, through our unwavering commitment to the local people of Greater Manchester.

Our experience listening to generation after generation, for nearly 200 years, has taught us the importance of considering not just the individual but also the relationships around them. Our innovative approach means we can, not only build resilience, but identify further risks and offer preventive support now and in the future. At Gaddum, we believe that by supporting individuals, we ultimately help support entire communities.

Our aim is to empower and enhance the lives of people in Greater Manchester. We currently work in four Greater Manchester authorities, Manchester, Rochdale, Salford and Stockport.

Job Summary

To build on the foundations of Student Social Work Placements, Volunteering (and other meaningful involvement) and Cross Organisation Induction programmes to provide stability, consistency and to ensure Gaddum over-delivers its organisational objectives.

Responsible for monitoring systems and processes in relation to placements, volunteering and inductions; developing areas of improvement to enhance our offer and embedding placements into the day-to-day work of the charity.

Job Purpose

The post holder will be responsible for three key organisational areas:
-Student Social Work Placements: 60% of workload
-Induction Plan Coordination: 10%
-Volunteering Programme: 30%

The post holder will be responsible for coordinating, monitoring and reviewing the above functions. This will entail stakeholder engagement both with internal leaders and external partners. The role will involve a close working relationships and crossover workstreams with HR department, Health & Safety systems and compliance responsibilities.

Closing date: Noon on Monday 15 March 2021

Interview dates: w/c Monday 29 March 2021(Subject to change). It should be noted that due to the current Covid 19 Pandemic, interviews are likely to be held using Zoom video conferencing.

Application is by completing the application form and equal opportunities form at the bottom of our recruitment page and emailing them to

Download the Job Descriptions & Personal Specifications below:

Placement Lead JD & PS