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Why work for us?

We employ over 2,000 staff who work at more than 250 locations across England and Scotland. They enjoy a range of benefits including:

  • 28 days paid holiday per year (including bank holidays), increasing to 33 days with length of service

  • We are a Flexible Pay Employer

  • excellent learning and development opportunities

  • enhanced overtime rate of 15 per cent on hours worked over 37.5 per week (support workers only)

  • pension scheme – with employer and employee contributions

  • paid-for access to the Blue Light Card scheme. Blue Light Card offers a selection of online and in-store discounts – covering a wide range of categories such as groceries, take-aways, days out, fashion and many more – from large, national retailers as well as local, independent businesses.

  • life assurance

  • reward and recognition schemes including thank-you gift vouchers, long-service awards (see our interview with Hemwatie, recipient of a long-service award), and our own employee awards

  • confidential 24-hour employee assistance programme

  • online wellbeing centre with exercise videos, nutrition tips, impartial financial advice and more

  • paid-for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)

  • refer-a-friend scheme

We have been accredited by Investors in People since 2003 and are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed employer.

We carry out a regular organisation-wide survey to ensure that all our staff can have their say about working for Affinity Trust. Staff forums and team meetings allow staff to share opinions and ideas face-to-face.

For our support workers, every day is different and there is always something new to learn. We provide a wide range of training opportunities for our staff to develop their careers and skills. And we ensure that our staff feel supported and can access the necessary help whenever they need it.

We look for people who believe that everyone has the right to live a fulfilling life, and are keen to make a change in someone’s life.

Like to know more? Take a look at our current vacancies or, if you’d like an informal chat, email our recruitment team.

Our approach to diversity

Affinity Trust is an organisation that is inclusive and values difference, by seeking to ensure that its services are relevant and accessible to all. We recognise that people with different backgrounds, cultures, skills and experiences bring fresh ideas and perceptions that benefit the organisation and all of its stakeholders. We embrace difference, listen to and meet the changing needs of the people we support, employees, partners and stakeholders.

Contact us

Contact us

Head Office

Head Office
1 St Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3WT View Map
T: 01844 267800 F: 01844 267829 E: info@affinitytrust.org
Media enquiries to:
1 St. Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3WT
T: 07553 264 975 E: PressOffice@affinitytrust.org

Central England

Central - Divisional Office
Rowan Room, Acacia Room, BT Room, Poplar Room and Office Ground floor, National Training Centre 3 Gilmour Close Leicester LE4 1EZ View Map
T: 0116 236 3793 F: 0345 643 7094 E: infocentral@affinitytrust.org
For enquiries about Sheffield-based services
T: 07387 058 872 (9am-3.45pm Monday-Thursday only) E: infosheffield@affinitytrust.org

East England

East - Divisional Office
U18, South Fens Business Centre, Fenton Way, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire PE16 6TT View Map
T: 01354 696009 F: 08456 437521 E: infoeast@affinitytrust.org
Enquiries for Norfolk and Suffolk should be directed to the Divisional Office.

North England

North - Divisional Office
Unit 12, Curtis House Business Centre, Leeds, LS9 9LF View Map
T: 0113 468 4460 E: infonorth@affinitytrust.org
Bradford District Office
Unit 9 Parkview Court, St Paul's Road, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 3DZ View Map
T: 01274 533553 E: infoshipley@affinitytrust.org
West Midlands Office
Flat 7, Parry’s Court, Woodside Place, Cannock, Staffordshire, WS11 4AA View Map
T: 01543 578764

Positive Behaviour Support for children, young people and their families

Positive Behaviour Support
1 St. Andrew's Court Wellington Street, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 3WT View Map
T: 07341 478228 E: paultaylor@affinitytrust.org


Scotland - Divisional Office
62 Viewfield Road, Ayr KA8 8HH View Map
T: 01292 436030 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Oban Office
First Floor, Glenshellach House, 7e Glengallan Road, Oban, PA34 4HG View Map
T: 01631 571311 F: 01631 566708 / 0872 111 4616 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Aberdeen Office
87a Urquhart Road, Aberdeen, AB24 5ND View Map
T: 01224 039264 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Isle of Bute Office
18 East Princes Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 9DL View Map
T: 01700 500376 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org
Irvine office
Suites 2/1 and 2/2, Landek House, 44-46 Bank Street, Irvine KA12 0LP View Map
T: 01294 446600 E: infoscotland@affinitytrust.org

South & South West

South - Divisional Office
Suites 53-55, Aldershot Enterprise Centre, Mandora House, Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 2PW View Map
T: 01252 311188 F: 01252 311170 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org
Somerset Office
Mendip Court, Bath Road, Wells, Somerset BA5 3DG View Map
T: 01749 605594 E: infosouth@affinitytrust.org

South East, Bedford and Northamptonshire

South East - Divisional Office
Suite 2+3, Henwood Pavilion, Henwood, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DH View Map
T: 01233 665324 E: infosoutheast@affinitytrust.org

Specialist Support

Specialist Support
Head Office, 1 St Andrew's Court, Wellington Street, Thame View Map
T: 01844 267800 F: 01844 267049 E: info@affinitytrust.org