With and without learning disabilities, people in L’Arche share life together, and believe in the transformative potential of our relationships with each other.

By working at L’Arche, you’ll be joining a global movement with a local footprint. There are more than 150 L’Arche Communities worldwide, each of which combines a spirit of friendship and welcome with a commitment to the mission of L’Arche.

Work with L'Arche

Watch the video to see why people love working for L’Arche. And scroll down to see what we offer our employees.

As well as joining a friendly Community, where you will be well supervised and supported, and benefit from L’Arche’s mentorship programme, these are some other benefits you get by working for us:

  • Joining shared meals since cooking and having a meal together is what we are all about
  • Paid sick pay, up to a maximum of 7wks (depending on length of service)
  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption/Surrogacy, and Paternity Pay (depending on length of service, details available on request)
  • Interest free loans and salary advances available
  • Free eye tests and a contribution towards the cost of glasses if you need them for work
  • Free DBS / PVG checks
  • Free SSSC registration
  • Free Blue Light Card
  • Professional membership fees paid if they are directly relevant to your role
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme available to everyone
  • Up to 5 days paid compassionate leave
  • Up to 6 days paid (pro rata) for time off for emergency dependents leave
  • Carer and Childminder costs available in some circumstances to facilitate attendance at residential meetings
  • Relocation package available for those taking senior leadership roles
  • Paid mileage costs at HMRC rate
  • Working from Home Allowance for those in office-based roles but for whom no office is provided
  • Specialist bereavement counselling for employees and their family members
  • Free Life Assurance up to 4 times gross annual salary
  • Access to the Bike to Work scheme

Work with L'Arche