About Bedford

Bedford offers strong ties to the community, and the resources to help you participate. We are the people trusted to change lives.

About Bedford

Bedford offers strong ties to the community, and the resources to help you participate. We are the people trusted to change lives.

Bedford offers strong ties to the community, and the resources to help you participate.

We are much more than a workplace. We offer social support, help with the NDIS and a strong community. Our primary focus is changing the lives of people with disability through employment, training and engagement; we provide pathways, from school into employment and the community.

We aim to be one step ahead and offer diverse, modern and tailored employment and programs to suit you.

Our Mission and Values

We are a trusted and sustainable business that changes the lives of people with disability by building their skills to participate in the community.

  •   We work harder
  •   We care more
  •   We are trustworthy, honest and authentic
  •   We laugh often
  •   We are a big family
  •   We think and act commercially
  •   We are resilient and flexible
  •   We believe in real work and real experiences
  •   We embrace diversity
  •   We are always looking for a better way
  •   We live for our customers
  •   We are Bedford


With more than 120 years of combined experience, our history offers quite a story.

Late in 2014, two important South Australian disability organisations amalgamated to form Bedford Phoenix Incorporated. With similar cultures and focus, this was an important step to ensure success under the NDIS.

Combined, the new organisation offered greater expertise, reach across 19 sites in South Australia and NSW and a remarkable 120 years of specialised experience.

In June 2015, the board, newly formed with representatives from both Bedford and Phoenix, voted to retain Bedford branding, while recognising and promoting the valued history of both organisations.

This decision was made with great consideration and with one aim in mind, to ensure the Bedford community is in the strongest position to prosper under the NDIS.

Important cultural elements have been retained from Phoenix, including the Phoenix Cup, the esteemed Gordan Reid Medal and the Phoenix Connect lottery service.

All people of Bedford and Phoenix are highly valued and integrated into the new, improved Bedford and we are looking forward to helping people with disability and their familes live life to the fullest and achieve their dreams.


Bedford offers employment, training, day options and accommodation across South Australia and NSW.

Nineteen locations across metro and regional South Australia and NSW, Bedford has you covered!

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Meet the Team

Meet our busy executive team, driving Bedford to improve every day.

Maggie Dowling

Chief Executive

Steve Jones

Chief Operating Officer

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Tom Sexton

Chief Financial Officer

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Gina Norman

Chief Performance Officer

Our Board

Meet the committed leaders and experts who form our Bedford Board.

View our Corporate Governance Statement

Life Changers

Meet the people who are behind Bedford

Beni and Soren Gemo

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Tracey Gallagher

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Laura Rixon

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Chelsea Harmer

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An exciting and rewarding career awaits you... join the Bedford team today.

Working at Bedford is so much more than a job. You will become part of a family dedicated to changing the lives of people with disability.

We are always looking for talented, passionate people from a wide range of industries and with varied experience. If you wont settle for anything but excellence, we want to hear from you.

Check out our current vacancies or email us your CV to start your new career with Bedford.

We encourage all prospective candidates to view our Application Guide before applying.


Internal applicants should notify their manager of their intention to apply for a role before submitting their application. 


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Make Contact

For general enquiries contact our friendly head office staff who can help point you in the right direction.

(08) 8275 0211

For site-specific enquires search our map:

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