Quick facts
  • What we do:
    English care charity
  • Year established:
    1962
  • UK locations:
    National

About Hft


What is it like to work for Hft

My Manager
My Manager
Managers are supported by various means including toolkits on sickness, absence management and meetings management. They offer a number of management skills training courses but also a trainee team manager 2-year programme. Service managers are all expected to achieve NVQs at level 4 in management and health and social care. Occasionally, more senior employees will be sponsored for an MBA or DMS. All managers have a once or twice annual conference. Locally and regionally, various meetings are arranged for developmental, project and information dissemination purposes.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Most of the formal training that employees receive is induction and other mandatory training i.e. on abuse and safeguarding, health and safety and medication. Other training is largely concerned with their values and way of working for example, person-centred planning/practice, mental capacity and self-directed support. All employees are expected to have regular one-to-one supervision meetings with their manager and personal development is expected to be part of the agenda. Knowledge is shared via the internet, however, for certain practice issues such as autism, dementia and challenging behaviour, practice focus groups meet regularly for this purpose.
My Company
My Company
Employees are recognised and rewarded in many ways. In recognition of commitment, after ten years service and every subsequent five years, employees receive a certificate and a cheque. Managers can also give awards for going the extra mile where employees are rewarded with shopping vouchers. There is also a Bright Spark suggestion scheme in place where ideas are initially filtered by staff consultation group representatives. If an idea is adopted, the person suggesting it receives a financial reward dependent on whether the benefits are local, regional or national.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    100

  • Number of Staff:

    1351

  • Staff:

    1351

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Male : Female:

    24% / 76%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    3%

  • Average Age:

    43

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