Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Substance Misuse Charity
  • Year established:
    1989
  • Website:
    http://www.aquarius.org.uk
  • UK locations:
    East Midlands, West Midlands
  • Contact
    • 2nd Floor, 16 Kent Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 6RD

About Aquarius


What is it like to work for Aquarius

My Manager
My Manager

All staff have individual work plans, developed and monitored via regular supervision. Managers oversee annual appraisal of all staff which includes ambitions/aspirations for the future and training needs. Managers attend a monthly Business Management and Performance Meeting where organisational and service performance is examined alongside the organisational business plan. Managers implement actions arising from this within their own service planning and in their teams through local level meetings / targets.

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Aquarius offer a comprehesive range of developmental training throughout the year to support staff in their roles. They have recently invited employees to participate in an NVQ training programme and their first cohort have now commenced work on their qualification through Birmingham Metropolitan College. Aquarius have secured external funding to support this opportunity and staff are able to utilise work time for completion of the required elements.

My Team
My Team
The Aquarius annual conference took place in December 2013, providing an opportunity for all staff to come together, share their experiences and participate in workshops, individual / team awards activities which included laughter yoga, a quiz. In March 2013 we sent six of our staff on a learning trip to Rome where they visited a substance misuse service. They learnt about the services on offer, recieved training, visited local communities and took in the sites of the city.

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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

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    12%

  • Male : Female:

    21% / 79%

  • Staff:

    219

  • Earning £35,000+:

    4%

  • Average Age:

    41

  • UK sites:

    9

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