The John Townsend Trust  have almost 500 staff working in a variety of roles across the organisation including Education, Care Work, Supported Living, Nursing, Finance, Farming, HR, Facilities, Admin, Charity Shop, Fitness Instruction, Retail and Management. We are a large local employer in Thanet and the variety of roles allows for a number of different and interesting opportunities.We employ motivated staff who enjoy a challenge and who really care about their work making a difference to the lives of our children and young people. 

The Trust is pleased to have been re-accredited by Investors in People (IIP) again this year. We offer excellent job opportunities with the full support you would expect from an IIP recognised organisation. 

Benefits: In addition to a competitive salary dependent upon experience, we offer continuous training and development opportunities and benefits including 33 days paid holiday pro rata (including bank holidays), staff discounts at our Farm Shop and Charity Shops, reduced costs for staff membership at our gym and hydropool in Margate, childcare vouchers, a cycle to work scheme, and a contributory pension.

We are also a Two Tick disability employer, an accreditation awarded by Jobcentre Plus to employers who employ and develop the abilities of disabled people.

Our Core Values

  • We are all about The Team
  • We are all about making a difference
  • We work towards being outstanding in all areas
  • We all have a shared responsibility
  • We are committed to safeguarding everyone
  • We have a skilled professional and diverse workforce

 As an employer we are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all groups and communities.  We expect all staff to be committed to our Safeguarding policies and procedures.  Positions working with our children and young people are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check, all positions are subject to satisfactory references, evidence of qualifications and a work history which can be fully checked.

 Our Current Vacancies

Please see our John Townsend Trust website for details of all vacancies -

 For information or an application pack please contact the Human Resources Department via email on


Please get in contact with the Trust's Volunteer Co-ordinator requesting a volunteering application pack if you are interested in volunteering opportunities.

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