Cannock based national charity Newlife is set to expand – bringing up to 60 new jobs both locally and around the UK.
Bouncing back from the devastating impacts of the pandemic when all stores were temporarily closed, Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children is now redoubling its mission to help even more disabled and terminally ill children and their families across the UK while slowing down fast fashion.
The charity, which celebrated its 30th anniversary this year, announced new full and part time roles including a new early evening and Saturday fashion production shift, as it continues to expand.
Mrs Sheila Brown OBE, CEO and Co-founder of the organisation, said: “The number of disabled children living without equipment is now at tragic levels- with 70 per cent of families reporting their children are living without essential disability equipment. Our mission is now to help even more families than ever before.
“Last year we helped over 11,000 UK children and families, but until our national campaigning work improves provision by the statutory services, we can’t let these children suffer – so we must do more. This is why we are expanding our production, stores, fundraising and in service delivery as part of our incredible child and family support team.”
Now Newlife is seeking people of all ages and skills for full and part time roles based in Cannock area and further afield. There are full and part time vacancies in line with the expansion, for skills including; retail roles, home based administration posts, Occupational Therapy, roles helping to deliver our services to children and families, management, Fashion Assessors in our production team for day and our early evening shift.
Sheila said: “We have a fantastic group of staff, with many working for Newlife for over 15 years. We are a truly inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone, including those who are too often, disadvantaged in employment through age, disability or illness, those who need flexible hours due to carer responsibilities and due to benefit caps.”
Newlife, which has seven stores across the country has recently opened successful stores in Tamworth and Burton-on-Trent and is set to open a new stores in Newport, South Wales and another in High Wycombe before Christmas.
Sheila adds: “Many people today want to know their work matters, they want job satisfaction – and we can demonstrate this every day. From helping disabled and terminally ill children and their families and by protecting our planet as we recycling goods donated by major retailers in the UK and Europe. Now we are inviting more people to be a part of this major environmental and social impact with us.”
Information about all vacancies can be found at www.newlifecharity.co.uk
Newlife is also seeking established local businesses interested in taking some soon to be created concession space in the very busy Superstore. Concession partners are sought to offer an in-store coffee and cake outlet, space for nail and beauty treatments and other therapies. Interest should be sent in first instance to Sheila – www.newlifecharity.co.uk/jobs