The Ben Kinsella Trust is one of the leading anti-knife crime charities in the UK, set up
following the tragic murder of Ben Kinsella in 2008. The Trust exists to campaign against
knife crime and to educate young people about its dangers, helping them to make positive
choices to stay safe.
THE BEN KINSELLA EXHIBITION
We have purpose-built exhibitions from where we deliver our choices and consequences
workshops. These exhibitions are in Islington and Nottingham and we are currently building
a new exhibition in Barking & Dagenham. Every year the Ben Kinsella Trust works with over
3,000 children and young people, aged from 10-16 years old. The rooms which make up the
exhibition give young people a unique and immersive experience, allowing them to see how
choices and consequences are intrinsically linked.
Our workshops change young people’s attitudes to knife crime; debunking the myth that
carrying a knife will protect you. They strengthen peer values; ensuring young people give
better advice to each other and challenge peers who are carrying, or thinking of carrying, a
Through our website we also provide a wealth of free resources for schools, young people
OUR CURRENT POSITION
We have established ourselves as one of the leading anti-knife crime charities in the UK.
Our work is well recognised and respected, and we frequently attract national attention. We
use our position to campaign strongly: speaking out against factors contributing to increasing
Over 16,000 young people have been through our Choices and Consequences exhibition,
learning about Ben’s life and understanding knife crime from the point of view of both the
victim and the offender. As our charity rapidly grows, we anticipate more and more young
people will learn from Ben’s life and Ben’s legacy.
Our online learning resources are used by schools, police forces and youth groups across
the country. We estimate that over 10,000 people used these resources in the last year.
We are a small charity and feel very proud of our achievements. The organisation currently
has 3 full-time employees in the CEO, Operations Manager and Trust Coordinator. They are
supported by our team of freelance workshop facilitators and actors who deliver our
educational projects. The successful applicant will thrive on collaborating in a small team,
working independently, and using their own initiative.