Work for Us

At Henshaws we are devoted to making a difference to the lives of the people we support. Sometimes this can be the smallest of things, and other times something that adds a real wow-factor to a person’s life. We see our work changing people’s lives for the better every day.

Staff members stood by a sign at the entrance to the Arts and Crafts Centre

Your benefits

We are a caring and inclusive employer who promote your work life balance and wellbeing. There are many benefits to joining our team including our Employee Assistance Programme, training and progression opportunities, enhanced sick pay and staff value awards.

Find out more about the benefits of working for us

Current vacancies

Start your career with Henshaws today. View our current vacancies and apply online.

Job posts may close earlier than the advertised date should we receive a suitable pool of applications.

View our current vacancies
Staff member Mel with a service user

Volunteer Roles

Volunteers are an essential part of Henshaws.

We are grateful to all our volunteers for their time and dedication, and could not exist without their support.

 Current Volunteer Roles 

Access to Work

Disabled people are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people. How can Access to Work help?


Nick Marr

Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership team, Trustees and Governing body

Meet our leadership team

Student Nathan smiling with college staff

Specialist College Recruitment

Looking for a rewarding career in care? Join our specialist college team

Folders on a desk with the words 'policies' and 'procedures' printed on them

Policies and Procedures

Henshaws policies and statements including GDPR, Applicant Privacy Policy, Safeguarding  and our values.

Policies and Reports

Image of people standing in a circle. Writing in the middle of the circle reads 'Training and Development'

Workforce Development

Henshaws recognises the importance of investing in our staff through training, qualifications and internal promotion

Workforce Development

Student Jordan smiling at the camera

How Your Support has made a difference

See the impact your support has made to our service users. Read case studies and learn more about our range of services and support.

How your support has made a difference

Graphic of an eye

Our Services

Henshaws are based in Yorkshire and in the North West of England with outreach to the World through our Knowledge Village

What we offer

Come in and take a closer look


We are proud of our latest CQC report “Good with elements of Outstanding”

Positive feedback from CQC for Henshaws Specialist College

Image of Kate smiling at the camera

"My Story"

Kate, our Enablement Officer based in Oldham, explains her role in supporting the local sight loss community and the services that she delivers on a daily basis

Life as an Enablement Officer at Henshaws (blog)

Annual Reviews & Accounts

Take a whistle stop tour of the last year at Henshaws. Download our latest Annual Review and Trustee Report and Accounts.

Annual Review

Contact Us

Health And Wellbeing

What we offer

• 7 paid weeks holiday per year (pro rata) including two extra ‘Henshaws’ Bank Holidays.
• Up to four paid days off per year for unforeseen emergency domestic situations.
• DBS Enhanced with child & adult barring paid for by Henshaws
• Long service Financial rewards of up to £750
• Employee Assistance Programme offering staff a free range of financial, legal and wellbeing resources including 6 counselling sessions free of charge.
• Enhanced sick pay for up to 6 months
• Full training package provided, including vocational qualifications
• Certified as Disability Awareness Employer
• Commitment to being a ‘Mindful Employer’ to support staff mental health and wellbeing

At Henshaws we understand that a work life balance is central to all of our happiness and wellbeing. Supporting positive mental health is key to our ethos and we are proud to be certified as a ‘Mindful employer’ putting the emotional wellbeing of our staff and students central to our activities. Our staff support our students, Art makers and clients but also we are proud to support each other!