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FfB strives to ensure that it provides an equal opportunity for all sections of society to have access to employment.  The Charity will seek to ensure that job applicants are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, without any unjustified discrimination on grounds of age, sex, disability, family circumstances, race, colour, nationality, citizenship, ethnic origin, social and economic status, religious belief, sexual orientation, marital status or other irrelevant distinction.


The Charity will appoint the best person for each job and will treat fairly all applicants for posts and all those appointed.



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FfB Scale M2 £32,486 to £36,379 (placement on scale dependent on experience)

37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, occasional evening and weekend work


We are seeking to recruit a Children's Centre Manager who will oversee all Perinatal services across Bedford Borough Children's Centres. The delivery of Children's Centre services in Bedford is highly innovative and therefore we are looking for a visionary leader who can take the Perinatal offer to the next level. 


You will have a strong aptitude for outstanding partnership working with external stakeholders tied with exceptional reporting skills on the effectiveness of your service area. This role will suit an experienced Children's Centre Manager looking for a new challenge and a passion for Perinatal services, or a leader with exceptional experience in antenatal care and/or the 0-5 Healthy Child Programme. We are looking for a strong leader of people who can demonstrate empathy, has decisive decision making skills, and the ability to think outside of the box.


In return you will receive a generous package which includes 25 days annual leave plus 5 additional family days, excellent opportunities for your own professional development, and an opportunity to work with a vibrant and enthusiastic team of staff.


After reading the information in the application pack we strongly recommend you make an appointment to visit us or telephone our Chief Executive, Michael Howe, about the role before applying.


Application pack for Children's Centre Manager:

Children's Centre Manager advert

Job Description and Person Specification

Application form

Safeguarding policy


Deadline for applications: 9.00am on Tuesday 31 October 2017

Interview date: Monday 13 November 2017


Please email your completed application form to We will not accept a CV in application for any position within FfB.





We are looking for Supply Early Years Educators to work on an 'as and when' basis at our Nurseries in Goldington and Queens Park covering staff annual leave and absences. You will need to be at least level 2 qualified and experienced enough to know what is needed of an Early Years Educator and settle into an established team quickly.  You will also be flexible enough to be available at short notice.  Ideally you will be able to work at either of our sites but if are not able to travel please state which site is your preference on the application form.



Application Pack for Supply Early Years Educators

Dear Applicant letter 

Job Description & Person Specification

Application form

Safeguarding policy

Please email your completed application form to We will not accept a CV in application for any position within FfB.
If you have any queries or need help with the application process please contact the HR Administrator on, 01234 341977 X2014.
If you are posting your application please ensure you have the correct postage. An application form will probably require a stamp for a large letter.  Incorrect postage will delay your application and may miss a deadline date.

These posts have unsupervised access to children and are therefore exempt to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. This means you are required to disclose any convictions, cautions or bindovers you may have spent. 

All posts are subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. FfB operates within Safer Recruiting Guidelines.

For further information about the charity and its work with families and young children, please explore our website.