The Five Lamps Organisation (including Conduit and Conduit Scotland) offer great opportunities for talented people

Charity Trustee

To download the full Charity Trustees Recruitment Information, click here

Do you want to create opportunities and change lives? Do you have time to volunteer to a well-established and successful charity? Have you got experience or expertise in one or more of the following areas?

YES? Then we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for at least four new Trustees to join our committed Board of Trustees who ensured Five Lamps survived a global pandemic and is positively responding to the ongoing cost of living crisis and pressures on the economy.

Location: Based in Stockton-on-Tees but we are looking for Trustees who live locally and out of the area.

Salary: The Trustee role is a voluntary role, but you will be paid for any out-of-pocket expenses.

Closing date: Closing date for the June cohort is Friday 30th June 2023. Depending on the calibre of applicants, applaications may be accepted until Monday 4th September 2023.

The ideal Trustee will have experience in at least one of the identified areas of specific expertise or interest:

  • Charity operations or governance
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Health and Social Care
  • Personal lending and affordable credit
  • Young people and families
  • Social enterprise

We are always looking for new Trustees to join our board to ensure we have succession plans and an ability to co-opt or bring specific skills into the Board for specific projects or challenges.

To apply for this position please forward a CV and covering letter to


Care Assistant

To apply for this post please click here to complete an application form.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our team of Care Assistants.

  • Are you caring?
  • Able to put people first?
  • Looking for an exciting new career in the care sector?
  • Are you flexible with a willingness to try a new way of working in domiciliary care?

If you answered yes to all of these questions and you share our values, we want you!

We are currently recruiting Care Assistants to be a part of our growing team of friendly care workers who are able to complete care needs assessments.

We are able to provide shifts between 7am to 11pm Monday to Sunday. Shifts will be split between day and night shifts on a weekly basis and you will be required to work one weekend in two.

The ideal candidate will be someone who can work well under pressure, have a passion for providing excellent care, and can maintain professional composure at all times.

Job Purpose: To provide high quality care to homecare service users that support the rights of customers to live the lives they choose as far as they are able:

  • Assist customers within their home to meet their required needs. This may involve helping the customer to wash and dress, prepare meals and administer medication
  • Duties may also include helping customers with their shopping or getting in and out of bed
  • Provide an enhanced service that promotes interaction and strives to seek further wellbeing opportunities for the customer
  • To ensure that all customers receive a consistently high quality level of service, appropriate with the standards required by Five Lamps
  • Promote the rights of each customer and keep their wishes at the centre of their care and support.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people who care regardless of qualifications or experience. Do you share the Five Lamps vision of:

  • Seeing the possibilities to make a positive difference.
  • Valuing and celebrating individuality and diversity.
  • Supporting rights, needs, choices and dreams.
  • Being responsible, sustainable and innovative in our work.

We will give you all the training and support you need, such as obtaining a qualification in health and social care.

You will be supported by the organisation to make a difference by not only providing personal care to the people we support, but supporting them to take part in a wide range of activities, including shopping trips and social occasions as well as offering them choice to eradicate social isolation and increasing well being.

Please note that all of our positions require an Enhanced DBS check in relation to Children and Adults.


*Please be aware that the below salaries are currently under review*

  • Paid travel time
  • Mileage at 45p per mile
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Wellbeing Programme

Hours: Shifts available from 7am to 11pm, Monday to Sunday

To apply for this post please click here to complete an application form, or call us to speak to a member of the team on 01642 753517.



Two problems : One solution

The latest Save the Student  Student Money Survey reveals that’s:

  • 66% of students had a part time job. A big reduction from 74% the previous year.
  • 62% of students said that they’re worried about finding a graduate job after Uni.

Holiday and part time jobs have reduced especially in hospitality and retail making it harder for students to find a job when the cost of living has increased, and the student maintenance loan is going less far. Permanent jobs and opportunities for new graduates seem to be reducing even though it’s an employer’s market.

Five Lamps is a Teesside based employer providing local and national products and services that help tackle social, financial and economic inequalities. We are struggling to recruit into jobs because as a charity we cannot compete financially in what is a competitive employer’s market.

Two problems & one solution.

We are initially creating 3 opportunities for college or University students, to work with us during Summer 2022 and potentially to work fewer and more flexible hours around their 2022/23 academic year  studies.

Specific focus will on those studying financial, business management and marketing related courses or where the student wants in the future to work in the charity or finance sectors or within a business environment.

Ideally the students will live in the region and will work with us in one of 3 key areas:

  • Financial Inclusion supporting customers to access loans & improve their financial health
  • Data analysis, performance, and social impact.
  • Social media, brand & marketing.

Lisa Pickard, Group Chief Executive said ‘We saw two issues that could be resolved by launching this new initiative. By offering these opportunities we hope to give local students the opportunity to gain work place experience that strengthens their CV and future employability prospects whilst enabling them to earn extra money that helps alleviate some of their University money pressures. At the same time, Five Lamps’ reaps the benefits of having new talent and fresh ideas in the workplace supporting us to deliver products and services that changes people’s lives. Its also an efficient way to ensure our permanent colleagues can take much needed breaks without service delivery being adversely affected. It really is a win win.

She also went on to add that ‘we also hope that this summer work will lead to an ongoing relationship with the student, so that they can continue to work with us when they return to university. Working remotely and around their studies we believe will help address many of the findings in the Student Money Survey. It also complements the Save the Student guidance on balancing a job and study at University giving the students a chance to keep earning and strengthening their CV without negatively impacting on their studies and at the same time creates capacity for Five Lamps.

For more details about the exciting opportunity click here

Volunteers (Youth Work)

We are seeking enthusiastic individuals to join our youth services team to support the delivery of fun, safe, social and educational activities to young people

To apply for this post, please contact Darren Iveson, Youth Services Manager on (01642) 753511 or