Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Action, help, advice
  • Website:
    http://www.carers.org
  • Recruitment:
    http://prt.charityjob.co.uk/
  • UK locations:
    Scotland, South East, North West, North East, Wales, Northern Ireland, National
  • Contact
    • Carers Trust, 32-36 Loman St, London, SE1 0EH

About Carers Trust


What is it like to work for Carers Trust

Leadership
Leadership
During the past 12 months they have developed a simple self assessment tool to help people reflect on how they live their trusted values. This has been adapted and undertaken collectively by the senior management team who then identified a number of actions and approaches to be taken to help ensure that they operate in a way that is consistent with the values. The team has also sought feedback via the staff consultative committee on how they are performing in this regard.
My Manager
My Manager
Performance of managers is assessed and supported via their one to one and appraisal system. They have recentlyadded a set of standard skills and knowledge requirements to all line manager job person specifications. Thismeans that attention is more focussed on these aspects during selection and induction and that ongoing attentionis given to further development of these skills areas. Ultimately the performance of a manager depends on the overall outputs and outcomes achieved by his or her team.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
As a carers’ charity, the organisation have made particular efforts to ensure the wellbeing of carers that they employ. They have developed, in consultation with staff, a policy that sets out how they will support the carers that they employ – including up to 5 days paid leave in any 12 month period if needed to deal with caring responsibilities. Carers Trust are also very open to requests to work flexibly / change working hours temporarily or permanently in order to help staff to cope with their caring responsibilities. These types of approaches are particularly important as carers are often under a great deal of pressure outside of work. They also have a regular feature in their monthly staff newsletter on various aspects of health and wellbeing - for example on topics such as back pain.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    118

  • Male : Female:

    21% / 79%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    33%

  • Average Age:

    41

  • UK sites:

    5

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

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