Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Homelessness Charity
  • Year established:
    1984
  • Website:
    http://www.thamesreach.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Thames Reach, Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UA

About Thames Reach

Thames Reach are a homelessness charity that works with homeless and vulnerable people who have complex and wide-ranging support needs, including mental health issues, drugs and alcohol problems. They commit to even the most marginalised and challenging people to fulfil a vision of ending street homelessness.

More than 50 salaried staff at Thames Reach are previous homeless people, with many case studies of the organisation’s successful traineeship programme. Their mission does not just end with providing decent homes, but they strive to help people develop strong social networks and live fulfilled lives, which includes employment.

Employees are passionate about never giving up on people, even when the road to recovery is long and complex. Staff are characterised by their compassion, integrity, professionalism and commitment. They are encouraged to be open and honest with service users in order to get a real picture of what is happening on the ground, so this can be fed to those with the power to make a change.


What is it like to work for Thames Reach

Leadership
Leadership
The chief executives takes a strong lead in demonstrating the organisation’s approach to fulfilling its purpose, but he also steps back and encourages others to develop their skills and make contributions at senior levels where appropriate. The senior management team introduce service users to policy-makers to ensure values are being upheld and to demonstrate a commitment to ‘telling it as it is’.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
A strong development programme encourages all employees to learn and grow, according to various formats that best suit them. There are 100 e-learning courses available, as well as classroom-based training, events and workshops. External courses are also offered and managers hold a devolved training budget.
My Company
My Company
Thames Reach commit to never giving up on people and have extraordinarily low eviction rates from hostels. Even if an eviction does occur, that person is made a priority for the street team to provide assistance. The company’s mission and values are reflected in all company literature and provide the theme for away days and staff conferences.

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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

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    17%

  • Staff:

    275

  • UK sites:

    28

  • Average Age:

    44

  • Male : Female:

    48% / 52%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    7%

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