Relief Worker – Open Day
Thursday, 31 January 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm
Venue: 210 Newtown Road, Newbury, RG14 7EB
We have vacancies for relief workers to work on an ad-hoc basis to cover night and day shifts in our Newbury services.
If you’re interested please call Sophie on 01329 848563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment, or call in to see us on the day between the hours stated above.
Being a relief worker is a great introduction to the organisation. We find that many people initially join our relief team to get an insight into the work we do. Some find the flexibility of occasional shifts suits their lifestyle, while others will go on to become permanent members of our staff team.
Meet some members of our team
Develop your skills and turn a job into a rewarding career
We develop our staff by providing
- Comprehensive induction and training
- Formal six weekly supervision meetings
- Weekly staff meetings
- Annual appraisals
- Specialist training, coaching and development opportunities linked to personal and development plans
- Access to accredited qualifications
- Employee Voice – our staff council
Staff benefits include:
- Extra mile awards for outstanding work
- Confidential employee assistant programme
- Work Offers including child care vouchers, discounted shopping vouchers, days out and holidays
- Pension with life cover
I’m loving every minute of it, it’s honestly the best thing I’ve ever done. Although challenging, it’s rewarding because thanks to my colleagues I’m constantly learning skills that help vulnerable people.
A career with us is a career with a difference. Working as an integral part of our team, you’ll be supporting some of societies most vulnerable and excluded people to rebuild their lives for a brighter future.
Our staff are:
- Excellent communicators
- Non judgemental and pragmatic
- Reliable, honest and hardworking
- Tenacious, caring and creative
“I get real job satisfaction from helping people to gain independence and move in to their own flat. When I see someone’s delight at having a key to their own front door, possibly for the first time ever, nothing can beat that” (staff member)
Interested in Relief Work?
We regularly need to recruit relief workers in all our service areas. If you’d like more information about becoming a relief worker please call our human resources team on 01329 848563. A list of our existing relief vacancies can be found on our website.
Staff agree that we respect individual differences such as cultures, working styles, backgrounds and ideas
Staff feel our organisation makes a positive difference to people’s lives
Staff felt they have a good relationship with the colleagues they work with
Staff agree we have a positive approach to diversity
Our commitment to equality and diversity
Equality and diversity is one of our four core values. We’re committed to the principles and practice of offering equal opportunities and meeting the diverse needs of all our clients, applicants, staff, volunteers and board members. All our employees (including board members, relief workers and volunteers) are required to adhere to the principles in our policy, which are an integral part of our overall business strategy. The active management of diversity is vital in ensuring that our services continue to develop in accordance with the needs of clients and that the quality of those services is of the highest standard.
We abide by all equality and diversity legislation and with the codes of practice of the Equality & Human Rights Commission.
We subscribe to the Disability Awareness Two Tick scheme and actively seek to employ and support people who have personally experienced homelessness and related issues.
Volunteer For Us
Why volunteer for us?
Our volunteers bring a wealth of experience and skills to our organisation and are a vital part of the service we offer to clients. Volunteers are involved in all aspects of our organisation from providing support for IT skills, life skills, office administration, arts and crafts, reception duties, kitchen and cooking, mentoring, gardening and many more. It doesn’t matter what your skills and experiences are, we need you!
What's in it for you?
Volunteering is a great way to enhance your CV, develop your skills, meet new people and get to know your local community in the knowledge that you’re making a huge difference to some of society’s most vulnerable people.
A volunteer at our Southampton Day Centre says:
“After completing my PTLLS (teaching) course and still remaining unemployed I decided to offer my services as a volunteer. I attended a meeting at the Southampton Voluntary Service who said that Two Saints were looking for a volunteer Life Skills Tutor, so I asked them to put me forward for the position. I then attended an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, and we agreed that I could have the position pending references and a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Since I joined the Day Centre I’ve discovered that I’m enjoying the idea of imparting my skills and supporting the clients that use the Learning Centre with any problems that they may have. Friends have said that I appear to be a happier person since I started volunteering at Two Saints”.
If you would like to discuss more about becoming a volunteer, please contact our Human Resources team.