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Current Vacancies

Conker's Nursery

Conkers Nursery is our own nursery at The Balsam Centre. It's a friendly and popular nursery - and we are looking for staff to join our team.

NURSERY ASSISTANT - 20 hours per week

We are looking for an experienced L3 qualified early years nursery assistant for 20 hours per week to mainly support the afternoon sessions but with the flexibility to work between the hours of 8.00 – 5.30 all year round, to start as soon as possible. The hourly pay rate is dependent on experience.


We are looking for experienced L3 qualified Early Years Bank Workers with the flexibility to work between the hours of 8.00 -5.30 all year round. The hourly pay rate is dependent on experience.

For more information on any of these roles, please call 01963 31842, or email Jenny Sparkes -


Require part-time minibus drivers.

Hourly rate of pay is £9.58 this includes £0.68p in lieu of holiday pay.

Hours are flexible but may involve some early morning, evening and weekend work.

Applicants must have a caring disposition and hold a full clean driver’s licence with D1 category. Suitable applicants will be subject to mini bus test and DBS checks.

For more details and an application form please contact: 01963-34594

If you are looking for work, you might find these local jobs sites helpful:

Somerset Council jobs

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Support Us!

The Balsam Centre is an independent charity set up by local people for local people.

Whilst the work of the Centre is long term, funding for its projects and services is all too frequently short term.

It is largely thanks to help from a fund created by a legacy left by one person, that the Balsam Centre has been able to continue its mental health work over the last few years. The help that this has given hundreds of people is a permanent and living memorial to that person’s generosity.

If you are thinking of donating, have you considered becoming a Friend of the Balsam Centre? This is a commitment to regular giving of any amount, at any interval, by standing order, and even better, if you are a UK tax payer and you ‘tick’ to say so, we can claim another 25% on top of your donation to support the work of the Centre. Become a Friend here!


Give As You Live

We have signed up to be a part of Give As You Live where you can raise money for us - just by shopping online in your normal way! All you have to do is click on the link, choose your charity - The Balsam Centre - and then create an account.

The site will ask for your name, email address and a password. You can choose your favourite shops, or just use their search bar to find the product you are looking for. When you buy in this way, the retailer will donate an amount to us, and you can see exactly what you have donated. This is a great way for people who would like to support us to do so whilst doing their normal online shopping! All the big retailers are there, Amazon, Ebay, supermarkets, and department stores. Happy Shopping! And thank you for supporting us!!

We now have a Virgin Giving charity page where you can donate directly, and Virgin will collect the tax for us! Just click on the button below.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving