Posts in Work for BearHugs
Team BearHugs Get Together 2019

Last month something very exciting happened! You may know if you’ve been following BearHugs for a while that our team is spread far and wide across the country with some of our lovely bears working remotely from home. On 7th August, we got to meet for some face to face time and it was really very special.

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BearHugs' Top Tips for Writing Wonderful Job Applications

With the quality of the applications being so high for our most recent role, the difference between some people being offered an interview and others not ended up coming down to the tiniest things. With this in mind, I’ve put together a few of my top tips for writing wonderful job applications! They may not be 100% watertight for applications for other organisations, but if you’re ever thinking of applying for a job at BearHugs, they’ll definitely be worth bearing in mind!

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Blind CVs and BearHugs Vacancies

As some of you may be aware, today is the closing day for applications for the position of Sender of Hugs here at BearHugs.

If you follow BearHugs, you’ll also know how important it is to us to be able to offer accessible working opportunities. For us, this also means trying to the best of our abilities to remove any potential unconscious bias in our hiring process. As a result, we will be looking at all the applications we have received for this post ‘blind’ - that is, without the names, gender and age attached.

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Team BearHugs: Meet Charlotte

Charlotte, our wonderful Online Hugs Assistant, originally joined BearHugs as a volunteer back when Faye was still sending hugs from her spare bedroom. Charlotte has always been a huge supporter of BearHugs and we are incredibly happy to say that she is now a fully-fledged employee, working with the BearHugs family part-time around her studies. If you chat with us on Instagram, it will most likely be the lovely Charlotte that you get to talk to. We count ourselves very lucky to have Charlotte as the wonderful friendly face behind our social media.

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BearHugs is proud to be part of the Disability Confident Scheme

At BearHugs, we are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. 

The Disability Confident scheme is a government-run scheme which supports employers to make the most of the talents disabled people can bring to the workplace.

We recently wrote a blog post about what being a Disability Confident employer means to us and why we think all employers should be Disability Confident employers. Department for Work and Pensions have incorporated our article into their campaign.

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Hug Donation Assistant Applications Closed

Over the last few weeks we've been overwhelmed by the number of people who have sent across applications for our Hug Donation Assistant role. We always thought there would be a need for flexible part-time opportunities but the response to this role has completely blown us away. Applications for the post closed on Friday but as soon as we can offer other similar roles in the future we absolutely will.

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