Job Vacancy: RF Works Deputy Manager

Job Ref: 043-23

  • Contract type: Fixed term until March 2025 (Maternity Cover)
  • Salary: £25,500 per annum
  • Hours available: 37 hours per week
  • Location/base: Nowton Park Nursery, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5LU

The Role

Are you passionate about enhancing the lives of adults with disabilities and/or disadvantages?
We’re looking for a Deputy Manager for our Nowton Park Nursery social business. You’ll be leading a team in providing support and purposeful activity for adults with disabilities while helping to ensure the commercial success of the site.
With a focus on horticulture and fulfilment activities, the team at Nowton Park Nursery work with individuals to provide work experience, training, skills development and employment.

The ideal candidate will have experience of providing leadership and direction to a team, with an understanding of working with adults with disabilities and supporting individual progression.

The role will give you the autonomy to find creative solutions to support the needs of colleagues, wellbeing colleagues and customers alike and to have a valuable input into the continual development of the business.

Please find a copy of the job description here.

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Ellie Gilbert on 07738704764 or email

Should you be successful in your interview, you will be subject to Right to Work in 
the UK checks prior to employment. This role is subject to a DBS check.

About us

The purpose of Realise Futures is to improve the wellbeing, mental health and employability of disabled and disadvantaged people whilst contributing to the economy in our communities.
The company is organised in three departments, Learning, Coaching & Advice, Employment and RF Works (seven distinct Social Businesses). Together they provide professional and tailored opportunities that support people to realise their potential.  As one of the largest Community Interest Companies in the East of England, we employ approximately 230 staff, 40% of which have a declared disability.

Realise Futures is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, 
young people and children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 
We are an equal opportunities employer.

We will offer you:

Realise Futures is proud to be a mindful employer that offers a range of employee benefits 
including flexible working arrangements (where business needs allow), 25 days annual leave 
(in addition to recognised bank holidays) and an occupational pension scheme.

How to apply:

To apply, please complete the Online Application Form by clicking the blue ‘Apply Now’ button.

If you have any further queries, or difficulties in completing the Application Form, please email:

Closing Date: 7th December 2023. Interview Dates: 13th & 15th December 2023

Realise Futures CIC – a company operating across Suffolk and Norfolk combining commercial trade of products and services alongside work placements, employment and training opportunities.  

The primary aim of the business is to improve and promote the economic and social wellbeing of those who are disadvantaged and/or disabled.  
The company is organised in three divisions, Learning and Development, Employment and RF Works (six distinct Social Businesses). 
 Together they provide professional and tailored opportunities that support people to realise their potential.  Realise Futures: Enhancing People’s Lives.