Work for Us

Below you can read what some of our staff have to say, and watch a video about working for KeyRing. 

Click here for a list of current vacancies.

 

Brendan Curwen
Learning and Volunteer Advisor

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How long have you been with KeyRing?

I have been with KeyRing since September, so approaching four months. I came to KeyRing through the third sector graduate scheme ‘Charityworks’. The scheme places up to 130 graduates in a wide variety of roles within the charity sector, housing associations and social enterprises. These placements last for 12 months, and aim to give graduates an insight in to the sector.

What is your role and what does it involve?

The title of my role is Learning and Volunteer Advisor, which includes a variety of tasks, predominantly around ‘all things volunteering’. My main task is to re-energise our commitment to volunteering by creating a volunteer ‘force’ in every region we work in. This includes looking at our current policies and procedures surrounding volunteer recruitment and management, through to working with regional team and support managers to establish what is needed. Alongside coordinating this, I aim to do a strategic review of volunteer recruitment and implementation within our support services using a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis. This strategic review, alongside re-energising our commitment to volunteering, aims to create a volunteer ‘legacy’ beyond my 12 month placement. A legacy that aims to place volunteering at the heart of our organisation.

What do you like about working for KeyRing?

I enjoy working for a charity that truly listens to its Members, and aims to place them at the heart of their communities, and the organisation. I also enjoy the KeyRing working environment, which I have found to be very welcoming, collaborative and friendly, with everyone working in a friendly yet productive manner that ultimately benefits the KeyRing Members.

 


Richard O’Malley
Support Manager, London

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How long have you been with KeyRing?

Next year will be my 22nd at KeyRing – I am their longest serving employee! In that time I have held various management roles meaning I have probably supported more than a hundred people to move, some several times. It has been a privilege to know Members so well and be at their side through good times and bad.

What do you like about working for KeyRing?

It is made up of people it is a pleasure to work with. People who work with, for and on behalf of vulnerable adults. Really helpful people who I respect for who they are and what they do.

 


Kath Heat
Team Manager, North East

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How long have you been with KeyRing?

I have worked for KeyRing for 13 years.

What is your role and what does it involve?

I am a full time team manager for the NE team. This involves leading and managing a team of support managers who in turn support their teams to deliver quality services to vulnerable people living in their communities. I am very fortunate to have such an excellent, committed team to manage and am inspired by the outcomes that I have witnessed KeyRing Members achieve over the years.

Has your role changed over time?

When I started with KeyRing I had left a job that I was unhappy in and no longer inspired me. I started as a support manager in Lincolnshire supporting networks of members in Lincoln and Gainsborough. A number of years later my then team manager went on maternity leave and encouraged and supported me to apply for the team manager role in her absence and I was successful. When she returned she only wished to work part time and I was able to retain my team manager role on a part time basis, which then developed into a full time role as services grew across the region.

What do you like about working for KeyRing?

When I left my last job I took a salary cut to work for KeyRing, because I strongly believed in the ethos and mission that KeyRing represented. I was not disappointed and 13 years on I am still motivated, inspired and committed to an organisation that does what it says on the tin! It has always been amazing to see the changes develop in people’s lives and know you have been a part of it. Members never cease to amaze me and as we grow and develop new ways of working, I hope we can continue to support more people in more areas.

 


Theresa Egbuniwe
Management Accountant

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How long have you been with KeyRing?

I have been with KeyRing for 10 years now.

What is your role and what does it involve?

I work as the Management Accountant. I prepare, develop, analyse the company financial information necessary for decision making.

Has your role changed over time?

Yes, there have been changes in my role. I have progressed over the years. I started off as an entry level Finance Assistant, progressed on to Assistant Accountant and now I’m the Management Accountant.

What do you like about working for KeyRing?

The culture and the people makes KeyRing a great place to work.

 


 

4. Volunteering for KeyRing from KeyRing Living Support Networks on Vimeo.