Why work for Porchlight?

By working for Porchlight – whatever the role – you'll be making a real difference to the lives of homeless, vulnerable and isolated people.

Our staff and volunteers are our biggest asset. They put our core values into action, working across Kent to change thousands of people's lives every year.

As a learning organisation, we're always looking at how we can improve what we're doing. Part of that means investing in our people, giving them the chance to succeed and grow through training and development opportunities.

We believe in positive change. Many of the people who work for Porchlight have had direct experience of homelessness and we know that our services are stronger for this unique perspective.

Employee benefits

Our employees also receive a very generous pay and benefits package, which includes:

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Flexible working
  • Occupational maternity and maternity support pay
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Staff loans
  • Life assurance
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Sponsorship for professional qualifications
  • Health care support

Professional development

At Porchlight we're committed to helping our staff develop their skills and reach their full potential. We know that investing in our staff helps people to feel valued and confident in their roles.

We provide a wide range of training programmes which are delivered by internal and external trainers. We offer in depth training in specialist areas of support which is accessible to all members of staff.

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