Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1984
  • Website:
    http://www.thamesreach.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Thames Reach, The Employment Academy, 29 Peckham Road, London, London, United Kingdom, SE5 8UA

About Thames Reach

Thames Reach help homeless people to find and sustain a decent home, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives.

Thames Reach was founded in the early 1980's to respond to the problem of people sleeping rough in London. They have grown from a small team of outreach workers to an organisation that runs hostels and supported housing, prevents homelessness, and provides specialist employment and health services.

Despite this growth over the years, the organisation is still rooted in their original vision of ending street homelessness by helping people to find decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives.

Their core values of never giving up on people and of believing in individuals capacity for change and growth are central to their work and vision.

Staff are characterised by their compassion, integrity, and commitment, and Thames Reach support them to make the best decisions that they can for the people who use their services. Everyone in the organisation has an important contribution to help them fulfil this mission.

Thames Reach want to be a great place to work, they train people to grow and provide transparent and accessible routes into more senior roles including those in management. Their work is important and challenging and can be stressful, but they work hard to support staff and to help them increase their wellbeing.


What is it like to work for Thames Reach

Leadership
Leadership
The senior management team are not a separate entity within the organisation, but see themselves as part of an organisation of many parts. The function of the SMT is to align and direct those parts to allow the biggest possible impact, while articulating the organisation's mission and the value of all employees contribution to this. 
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Thames Reach provides financial support to employees who wish to study for a recognised qualification. In the last year, seven Tuition Aid applications were approved. They apply a certain discretion around the specific qualification if they believe that the skills learned are transferable and the confidence gained will have a positive impact on work-related activities.

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Thames Reach has an Environmental policy that promotes a 'Bike-to-Work' scheme, aiming to reduce carbon emissions by cutting down on the use of cars.

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  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

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  • Pensions
    Pensions

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  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

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Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    21%

  • Staff:

    297

  • Average Age:

    43

  • Male : Female:

    45% / 55%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

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