Staff Vacancy

Vacancy: Centre Manager, Full time & permanent, 35 hours per week


 Are you the sort  of person that sees the best in others and encourages them to aim high?

We are looking for someone with strong management skills, great communication and a team ethos who can bring people together to deliver an excellent service for adults with disabilities.  You will be someone who enjoys working in a rural setting with the ability to expand and develop the opportunities we offer.  


An interest in horticulture, food skills, IT, literacy or numeracy would give weight to any application.  

The position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  

To apply, download and complete the application form below and supporting documents. You must give two professional referees. The address for applications is Beyond the Wall, Thornham Walled Garden, Thornham Magna, Eye IP23 8HA or  The closing date  for applications is Monday 22nd November 2021.  For an informal discussion about this position, please call 01379 788700.

For more Information please download the full advert, person specification and job application.


New Closing Date: Monday 22nd November 2021 at midday.

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Karen Bleay - Centre Manager

Having joined Beyond The Wall in May 2019 I have now have the privilege of overseeing the day-to-day running of the centre.  It's a beautiful place to work - why not pop in to our café and say hello?

I am passionate about every person feeling valued, cared about and safe; only then can they try new things with confidence and step outside of their comfort zone!


A qualified teacher, I taught in middle and primary schools for several years.  I set up a science education business which I ran for five years. It was during this time that I first worked with adults with disabilities and found it to be fulfilling and something I naturally took to.  In my previous role as Project Manager for The Befriending Scheme, I set up a care farm and also provided life skills training for our members. 

Phill V-Williams - Lead Project Worker (Horticulture)

As a project worker at Beyond the Wall, I am responsible for supporting people to maintain the walled garden and develop their horticulture skills and knowledge.

I have 15 years’ experience of working in support and education environments, numerous teaching qualifications and a qualified passion for horticulture.


I have a dedication to inclusion and equality, and have spent much of my life involved in promoting this through my work and numerous volunteering roles.

Lisa Dennis - Lead Support Worker

As a project worker at Beyond the Wall, I am responsible planning and leading activities such as Photography, Exploring art and lunch groups. I promote everyday life skills, and encouraging independence and diversity.

I have been working in health and social care for 7 years.  I have an NVQ3 in Health and Social Care and Supporting Teaching and Learning. 

Ann Fitch - Support Worker

As a project worker at Beyond the Wall, I am responsible for supporting people with everyday living skills, promoting independence and equality.

I have been working in the health and social care settings for the last 30+ years, during this time I have attended various training courses, I have been working at Beyond the Wall for the past 5 years supporting individual growth.

Ross Gort - Cleaner


The following give their time and professional expertise to work with us at Beyond The Wall. If you would like to volunteer with us, click here

Big Thanks to:  Sian, Zoe, Dave, Ian and Dawn!