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FUN is a great place to work, with a team of dedicated staff making a difference to young people and their families lives in Bedfordshire.  If you would like to be part of the team please see our current vacancies below:


Families United Network are recruiting new trustees including a secretary to join the Board.  FUN are looking for people who can commit to 3-4 hours a month to attend evening board meetings to assist with the development of the Charity and it’s services.  Being a Trustee of FUN is a rewarding role (Role of a Trustee) and a vital one so if you would like more information then please do get in touch by either calling 01582 420800 or contact us.

Clerk to the Board

The board of trustees require a Clerk to the Board.  We are seeking an experienced, skilled and competent person.

Duties will include:

  • Minute taking at 10 meetings per year
  • Efficient administrative support
  • Organise the Annual General Meeting
  • Collation and distribution of board paper in accordance with legal requirement, and the charities constitution.
  • Additional duties as required by the board of trustees.

Average of 4 hours per month.  Attendance is required at 10 evening meetings per annum, usually on a Monday

£8 – £10 per hour depending on experience

Download the full job description and an application form.

Support Workers & Bank Staff

FUN are looking for Support Workers for our Saturday Club.  Saturday Club runs from:

Families United Network, Unit 5, Britannia Estate, Leagrave Road, Luton.LU3 1RJ on alternative Saturdays, offering full support to young people with disabilities.

Are you the right person for the job?
Do you have:

• Personal or professional experience in interacting with children and young people with disabilities
• A strong desire to have a positive effect on people with disabilities, and a commitment to supporting and promoting their individual needs, skills, abilities and personal goals
• Personal qualities of resilience, empathy and self-confidence
• Show commitment and punctuality
• Ability to manage play activities and participate in activities such as swimming/bowling music etc

Download a full job description.  Please complete an application form or contact the office on 01582 420800 or email:  info@familiesunitednetwork.org.uk

Welfare Assistant

FUN are looking for a Welfare Assistant for our Saturday Respite and Holiday Respite Clubs at FUN HQ.  (Twice a month for Saturday Club & Once a week during school holidays for Holiday Respite Club)

The Welfare Assistant will be part of the support team assisting with the overall and individual medical needs of children and young people attending our Respite Services. The Welfare Assistant will be contributing to the smooth running of the Respite Clubs and the maintenance of a safe and stimulating environment.

This role would suit

  • An experienced person currently working as a Health Care Assistant
  • An experienced School Nurse or Welfare Assistant currently working in a special or mainstream school
  • A Retired Nurse or other medical professional

For more information, please download a copy of the job description and complete an application form

FUN would love to hear from you if you feel you are the right person for the job.  To apply, please contact FUN HQ on 01582 420800 or email info@familiesunitednetwork.org.uk

Volunteer Youth Workers

FUN are looking for volunteer Youth Workers for our Youth Club and Young Adults Club.
Clubs runs from:  Unit 5, Britannia Estate, Leagrave Road, Luton, Beds, LU3 1RJ
on Monday and Tuesday evenings, offering full support to young people with disabilities.

Are you the right person for the job?

No experience is necessary as full training will be given, however you should have:

  • A strong desire and commitment in promoting disabled children & young people’s individual needs, skills, abilities
  • Must be proactive and be able to participate in activities alongside the young person
  • Be committed, punctual & reliable
  • Must be enthusiastic and approachable and a good team player
  • To apply contact: 01582 420800 or e-mail: info@familiesunitednetwork.org.uk

Please download and complete an application form.

Once experience is gained and a paid position becomes available, FUN volunteers are able to apply.

Volunteer Fundraising Assistants

FUN are looking to recruit Fundraising Volunteers to assist at FUN fundraising events, presentations and network meetings.

Duties to include (but not limited to):

  • Representing FUN at events and presentations
  • Raffle prize collections
  • Collection tin distribution
  • Raffle ticket sales and ticket collection
  • Donation collections

Are you?:

  • aged 16+ (no maximum age)
  • approachable, committed and reliable
  • able to volunteer at weekends, evenings or during the daytime
  • willing to travel and able to assist at events all around Bedfordshire and surrounding areas
  • looking to learn new skills, gain new experiences and help make a difference to families with children & young people with additional needs & disabilities

If the answer is YES then FUN would be delighted to hear from you.  Please download a volunteer application form or contact FUN HQ on 01582 420800

Volunteer Minibus Driver

FUN are looking to recruit a volunteer Minibus driver to drive the charities minibus and passengers on outings and events.

Duties to include (but not limited to):

  • Driving the FUN vehicles (adaptable and non adaptable)
  • Completing Damage Report sheet before and after each session
  • Responsible for the safety, comfort and welfare of all passengers which include service users and staff
  • Be responsible for the cleanliness of vehicles, inside and out and ensuring the vehicle is in a clean and roadworthy condition before and after use.
  • Maintain accurate records of vehicle miles
  • Report any vehicle defects, faults, incidents and accidents in the log book and to the Service Manager

Are you?:

  • Age 25+ (for insurance purposes).
  • A current, clean and valid driving licence holder (D1 unrestricted or a PCV licence, D1 restricted)
  • Pleasant, approachable, patient and honest
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Able to work using your own initiative and as part of a team.

If the answer is YES then FUN would be delighted to hear from you.  Please download a volunteer application form or contact FUN HQ on 01582 420800. A copy of the full job description can be found here