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Our People

Working with Spurgeons allows you to make a real difference in the lives of many young people, and gain a host of other benefits too. All our employees bring something unique to Spurgeons and we value their contribution.

Hear from our remarkable colleagues working across our services to deliver support to vulnerable children and families on behalf of Spurgeons 

Make a difference

Yvonne Jeffers

''I don’t think that I will ever be able to measure the real difference we make in the lives of the children and families but just the smile on a child’s face is motivation enough for me to keep challenging myself to do the best I can to make however small a difference in the life of a child.''

- Yvonne Jeffers, Young Carers Support Worker, Birmingham Young Carers Service

Our Impact

In 2021, our colleagues helped us make a difference in the lives of children and families across the country, this included

We worked extensively with over
children and young people
We supported over
families to complete one of our specialised parenting courses
We provided advice, support and respite for over
young people with caring roles via our Young Carers Services
Our DAD.info forum saw over
registrations from parents looking for advice and support
Our work was made possible via
colleagues working on the front line with families
Our work was enhanced by the expertise and time of over
volunteers in our prisons, children's centres and other local services

Adding value to our support for families

''Spurgeons supports you to be the best you can so the support for families is as good as possible. No matter what's going on there is always someone available to get support or advice from. As an organisation they really value your professional development and support you with this.''

- Dominic Jones, East Wiltshire Children's Services Lead

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Colleague Stories

Children's Counselling Services

A Day in the Life of Debbie – Children’s Counsellor

By Spurgeons | June 28, 2022
Since the pandemic, the work-life of Debbie, a Counsellor working as part of the Fegans Children’s Counselling service provided by Spurgeons, has changed drastically. She now begins her vital work supporting children with their mental health from her laptop on…

Family Centre Services

A day in the life of Regine – Family Centre Support Worker

By Spurgeons | June 14, 2022
Regine, a Spurgeons Family Support Worker at Elmbridge Family Centres, gives us an insight into her work. “My role is to support families so they can build on their strengths and resilience to best meet the needs of their children.…

Young Carers 

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Young Carers: A perspective from Angie Jones – Young Carers Service Lead

By Spurgeons | June 21, 2022
Angie Jones works for Spurgeons Young Carers as Service Manager in Wolverhampton and Deputy Manager for Birmingham and is herself a former young carer. She shares some insights into her work with Natasha Krywald from our Communications Team, also a…

Prison Family Support and Visiting Services

A day in the life of Anna – Prison Family Support Worker

By Spurgeons | January 10, 2022
CYP Now Awards finalist Anna is the Spurgeons Family Services Practitioner at HMP Ford, an open prison in West Sussex. She gives us an insight into her work. “Every day is different, really! My office is down one end of…

The Benefits

Annual Leave

Generous annual leave allowance

CPD Training

Continuous professional development

Flexible Working

Flexible working and work-life balance

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Enhanced sick pay allowance

Family Leave

Generous family leave allowance

Appraisal

Regular supervision and appraisal

Pension

Employer contribution pension scheme

EqualityDiversity

Equality and diversity commitment

Employee Discount

Charity discount schemes

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Healthcare cash plan

EAP

Employee Assistance Programme

Special Leave

Generous special leave allowance