Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Person-centred partnerships with people who have mental health &/or substance misuse needs, young people, people at risk of homelessness. Recovery-focused supported housing, community services, independent living, residential care, information, advice.
  • Year established:
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  • UK locations:
    South East
  • Contact
    • Norris House, Burrell Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 1TW

About Sussex Oakleaf

FOOD AND MOOD and learning about recovery are some of the courses on offer to staff at Sussex Oakleaf, which provides supported housing, care homes and day services for people with mental health problems and other vulnerable individuals. Work is important to the 173 employees (an 81% positive score). Staff find their job stimulating (78%) and are excited about where the Haywards Heath-based charity is going (73%).

What is it like to work for Sussex Oakleaf

The Leader is open and honest, very approachable and informal, feeds back to people, openly recognises good ideas/suggestions, doesn't dismiss the less good ideas/suggestions, gets involved, creating a culture of engagement - bottom up approach.
My Manager
My Manager
Sussex Oakleaf run a LEAD Management Programme accredited by ILM. They look for opportunities for up and coming talent in Sussex Oakleaf to gain experience and coach them into their first management position. They have developed a Moving into Management course for newly appointed managers and staff considering a management role. This course provides an overview of the skills needed.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Some training activities that Sussex Oakleaf’s employees might undertake are Corporate Induction Days, Learning about Recovery, Professionalism and Self Awareness, Mental Health Awareness, Train the Trainer, Cultural Awareness, Risk Assessment, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults, Child Protection, Motivational Interviewing, Managing Difficult and Aggressive Behaviours, Managing Absence, Lone Working, First Aid, Food & Mood, Basic Drug Awareness, Alcohol Awareness, Prevention of Homelessness, The Management LEADER Programme and IT clinics. Formal qualifications can be part-funded by the organisation if identified and agreed through 1:1s/annual appraisal with line manager. Paid time off for study is also available, if agreed with line manager. In house training can also provide qualifications (NOCN/NVQ) e.g. LEAD programme, Peer Support, Train the Trainer.

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  • Women

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

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    50% / 50%

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35


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