Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Independent Fostering Agency
  • Year established:
    1999
  • Website:
    http://www.nfa.co.uk
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • Frays Court, 71 Cowley Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 2AE

About National Fostering Agency Group


What is it like to work for National Fostering Agency Group

My Manager
My Manager
Managers undertake a review of their teams and individual employees and recognise when new employees are required or when a role needs to be changed to reflect the needs of the organisation.
They continually review the role of the individuals in their teams and consider appropriate ways of ensuring that what is required is completed. They support new employees during their probationary period with reviews at 1, 3 and 6 months in order to ensure they have all the required support they need. In addition to this, all employees have 4 weekly supervision meetings which are clearly documented with their manager and approved by the manager's manager. They also hold regular team meetings with team members along with other members of the senior management teams as appropriate. In addition most employees have a regular one-to-one meeting with their manager during which any issues they have can be raised and discussed. Managers will invite feedback from employees at team meetings and one-to-one meetings which are formally recorded.
My Company
My Company
There is constant consultation and engagement taking place between the organisation and its people and mechanisms such as the staff and carer consultation forums are used as “temperature checks” to gauge people’s views on the way in which the organisation manages and develops them. The results from the survey will initially be understood by the senior team within the organisation and then fed back to the line managers. They will then be assisted and supported in producing a presentation to present to their teams and facilitate a feedback session in order to develop local action plans which can then be co-ordinated into an organisations action plan.

Fair Deal
Fair Deal
The organisation seeks to reward employees for their efforts. They have an annual bonus scheme in which all employees participate, which pays them a bonus on the achievement of both company and individual objectives. In addition they have their annual Star Awards Dinner, which follows their annual conference, where they recognise employees in a number of categories, as nominated by their peers.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary or non-contributory pension scheme

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    15

  • Male : Female:

    18% / 82%

  • Staff Turnover:

    25%

  • Staff:

    328

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Earning £35,000+:

    57%

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