Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Advance is a charitable organsiation prividing housing, support, employment and other community-based services to meet the needs of people who have a learning disability or a mental health problem
  • Year established:
    1974
  • Website:
    http://www.advanceuk.org
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • Advance Housing & Support, 2 Witan Way, Witney, Oxon, OX28 6FH

About Advance Housing & Support

ADVANCE HOUSING AND Support, based in Witney, Oxfordshire, is a group of charitable organisations that provides housing, help and employment services for more than 4,200 people with learning disabilities or mental health problems. Its 614 employees say it is run on strong values (77% positive, a top 15 score for mid-sized organisations). advanceuk.org


What is it like to work for Advance Housing & Support

Leadership
Leadership
The leader of the organisation is passionate about what the organisation does, the service being delivered and the staff who deliver it. He operates an open door policy and is happy to spend time with members of staff, valuing their input into making the organisation run. He will walk around offices talking to staff, ensuring he stays in touch with the 'front line'. He ensures issues are dealt with effectively and promptly and throughout the year ensures he visits schemes to see as many staff as possible during the year.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Advance will pay staff to achieve appropriate professional qualifications and will allow time off work to attend lecturers. All staff are encouraged to become qualified in their role. Annualised hours contracts are offered to staff who wish to pursue non-work related training in order to allow staff to fit this in around work commitments. Knowledge sharing opportunities are shared by the cascading of information between team members, extending to regions via regular regional meetings.
My Company
My Company
Announcements in staff newsletters are made when staff successfully achieve something, i.e. obtaining a professional qualification. Letters from the CEO are sent to staff recognising their service, level of contribution to the service. There are ISIS Awards 'Inspiring Staff in Service' awarded to individuals and teams recognising their contribution to the organisation.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Sites:

    165

  • UK sites:

    165

  • Earning £35,000+:

    2%

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    2.00

  • Male : Female:

    23% / 77%

  • Average Age:

    43

  • Number of Staff:

    614

  • Staff:

    614

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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