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Working for us

Our staff survey shows people love working for Jewish Blind & Disabled. We are a great employer and we offer roles that give people a sense of fulfilment. We are an organisation that makes a real difference to people’s lives

We were delighted to be crowned the winners of the Charity Employer of the Year at the 2024 Work Avenue Awards. The awards are prestigious community business awards, and the Charity Employer of the Year award was introduced to recognise the positive impact which charities play in providing stable, secure and supportive employment opportunities.

On collecting the award, our chief executive Lisa Wimborne said: “I pick this up not for myself, but for our amazing, dedicated 60-strong workforce, who do such an incredible job. Our staff retention last year was over 95 per cent, and it is because of them that our charity is the organisation it is today, providing person-centred support services for the tenants that we house and people living in their own homes.”

We don’t recruit many roles but when we do we want to get the best candidates possible. Our staff come from all walks of life and have a variety of experience in different fields including staff that have previously worked at a high street coffee shop, in a prison, in housing and at other charities.

We work hard to ensure the best facilities and experiences for our tenants and members of the community who we support. To achieve this, we have a wide range of roles including: house managers, cleaners, maintenance operatives and central support staff – finance, HR, fundraising, property management, tenancy support and community engagement.

We are guided by our strong Jewish values and we recruit people based on our values of: 

Truth and Integrity (EMET) Do what you are supposed to do. Be accountable. Be professional

Respect (KAVOD) – Treat others with respect and dignity  

Fairness (TZEDEK) Be fair. Be open-minded and listen

Kindness (CHESED) Show you care. Be compassionate and empathetic.


We are committed to training and developing staff so that they are able to carry out their role to the best of their ability and to support career development. For our front-line staff, we have comprehensive mandatory training programme and a range of additional courses that are on offer. For central support staff members, there is specific mandatory training for specific roles. 

We employ people from a range of different backgrounds. As a Jewish employer and to enable everyone to be able to do their roles to the best of their ability, we offer a Jewish Way of Life training session to ensure all staff understand the Jewish culture/ values and can provide a culturally appropriate service to our tenants. 

Staff Benefits

Staff benefits include: 

  • Training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working for central support roles 
  • Payroll giving
  • Pension scheme 
  • Health cash plan including cash back for dental and opticians’ appointments. 
  • Discounts on retail, insurance, travel and entertainment 


JBD staff member --Natalia

"I really enjoy getting to travel around and go to different buildings every day and no two days are the same. My work is always appreciated and I feel respected and valued.”

Natalia, Non-Resident House Manager
JBD staff member -- Hemant

"The best part of my role is that I am in charge of the finance functions of both the charity and our trading company. JBD is a friendly, caring and professional organisation and there is great job satisfaction.”

Hemant, Finance Manager
JBD staff member --Dee

"I love meeting different tenants and listening to their stories. Everyday I'm learning something new and everyday has its challenges but I always leave happy, satisfied and looking forward to another day's work.”

Dee, Non-resident House Manager

of staff members said they were proud to work for Jewish Blind & Disabled in a recent staff survey


of staff members said their job is interesting and it challenges them


of staff members said their roles gives them a sense of self-fulfilment

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