Working with Barod offers more than just your standard job role.

We are Barod.  To us that means, we are one team – a family – made up of positive people who want to make a difference.

It can be a highly rewarding vocation, working in a challenging but inclusive, supportive environment, where you can build and develop your career with us.

We offer opportunities working directly with our service users, their families, the general public and volunteers, as well as business support roles which offer development in areas such as bid writing, policy and research, fundraising, communications, data, human resources and finance.

We are a leading provider of pioneering and quality services, and this is why we attract and keep amazing, dedicated staff. To find out more about what it is like to work at Barod, why not read what some of our current staff have to say, by clicking here.

To give you an extra flavour of what we are about and working towards, you can also read our latest Annual Report and our current business plan, ‘Building a Better Barod‘.

Barod Awards

Barod are proud to be a GOLD Investors in People Award organisation.  The IiP Award recognises our high level of commitment to our staff and to development.


Barod was very pleased to receive the GOLD Award ‘Achieving Excellence’ in Mind Workplace Wellbeing Index.  The Index highlights the commitment of organisations to their staff wellbeing, particularly around Mental Health.  We have a range of existing and new initiatives to help staff to improve and maintain positive mental health.

Barod Values

We employ passionate and motivated team-players who share our Barod values.  We want our staff to live our values and behaviours as they are at the heart of everything that we do.

Barod values:

  • Integrity
    • Being realistic, genuine, trustworthy and fair.
    • Doing what you say you will do, being consistent and reliable and having strong moral and ethical principles.
  • Empathy
    • Being ‘in tune’ with the feelings of others.
    • Listening to understand and appreciating other people’s unique experiences and being
      non judgmental
  • Positive attitude
    • Being open and enthusiastic to change and innovation.
    • Having unconditional positive regard.
    • Focusing on the solution not the problem.
    • A belief that we can learn and do better
  • Adaptability
    • To be able to respond and adjust to changing circumstances.
    • To be resilient and flexible to meet the needs of people who use our services.
    • To recognise the need to accommodate different styles and approaches to both working practices and service design

These are the values shared by all staff and volunteers and that we use to guide us in our work.


Barod Employee Benefits

We listen to the needs and ideas of our employees and provide opportunity for everybody to help shape and define our goals. We seek to reward our employees for their commitment and offer the following tangible benefits package, when choosing to work for Barod:

  • Investment in your career via our in-house training and development program.
  • Regular support via supervision, appraisal and access to our best-practice sharing intranet platform.
  • Competitive salaries within the charity sector.
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days per annum (FTE), excluding bank holidays.
  • Life assurance scheme that pays up to 2 times annual salary.
  • Health Cash Plan through SimplyHealth.
  • Time off in Lieu.


Equality and Diversity

Barod is committed to the principles of equality and diversity, both within our recruitment practices and our service provision. We value the differences between people and understanding the positive benefits for the organisation of employing a diverse range of talented people.

We promote equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all members of the community, including those who have been directly and indirectly affected by substance misuse.

Due to the nature of the work we do, the majority of roles within Barod are subject to the outcome of an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check and satisfactory references.

However, holding a criminal record will not automatically stop you from being eligible to work for us. Decisions regarding suitability will be made based upon the nature, circumstance and background to the offence(s) committed. Criminal records are taken into account for suitability purposes only when a conviction is deemed relevant. All applicants will receive fair and equitable treatment and will be considered solely on ability and suitability to carry out the role.