Make Careers Happen Working at United Response is not just a job. It’s a chance to be part of a movement that we started over 40 years ago. A movement which has changed the lives of millions of people. It’s a chance to make life happen, to start a new job that is truly rewarding and ensure that individuals with learning disabilities, mental or physical support needs have the opportunity to live their lives to the full. It’s a chance to make our vision happen, of a society where everyone has equal access to the same rights and opportunities. It’s a chance to make life happen for the thousands of people we support. It’s a chance to make an interesting, inspiring, no two days are the same, job happen. It’s a chance to make your career happen. To make all this happen, we need brilliant people like you. We’d love it if you joined us. Make Careers Happen About Us Benefits Our People Staff Stories Vacancies Benefits United Response is a unique organisation. Working with us is more than just a job; it’s a chance to make a real difference to someone’s life. We put the people we support at the centre of everything we do, but we know that this can only be achieved through our front-line staff. That’s why United Response has an excellent range of benefits – to keep our staff supported, motivated and fully trained. A full list of our benefits package can be found below. Your reward In addition to a competitive salary, we offer all of our staff members the following: A minimum of 28 days annual leave which increases after you have been with us for three years Pension contribution Childcare vouchers Access to counselling, physiotherapy, occupational health and advice services Fully paid training and access to qualifications Interest free loans for travel costs, including season tickets and cycle to work scheme Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers. Your development United Response is committed to staff development. Having been recognised as an Investor in People (IIP) Bronze, we strive to ensure all staff have the learning, development and support they need to reach their potential. Following a comprehensive induction to ensure you get off to the best start, you will continue your development with training and professional qualifications. We are proud of our blended learning approach, which includes various face-to-face training programmes, e-learning and express learning sessions (webinars). We invest in you and your future, providing fully funded nationally recognised qualifications in Health and Social Care. Developing Excellence is our person centred approach to managing staff development and performance. This means regular meetings with your manager to discuss how things are going, share your views and agree how your development can progress. Moving on up As well as ensuring you are able to do your best every day in your current role, for those who want to progress up the career ladder, our management development programme can help you take your first steps. Working at United Response is a great opportunity for a career; many of our managers started with us in front line roles. Having your say Your opinion is really important. We have regular team meetings which give you a chance to give and get ideas to ensure you keep developing your practice. We carry out regular staff surveys which gives everyone the chance to have their say about working life. Our staff forum, United Voice, ensures you have the chance to talk about how to improve working life. Looking after you Your health and wellbeing is as important to us as it is to you. That’s why we invest in a free employee assistance programme which offers counselling and advice on legal, personal and work related issues 24 hours a day. We also provide support from occupational health and physiotherapy services should you ever need medical treatment. All staff are covered by life assurance, so if the unexpected should happen, you can be safe in the knowledge that your loved ones will be provided for. All of our services operate on a rota basis, which includes working weekends, evenings and sleepover shifts. This means we are able to accommodate a range of flexible working arrangements – we can work together to make sure you’re working the best shifts for you and us. Valuing individuals We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer which means that we have created a place to work where openness, understanding and acceptance of everyone is at the heart of what we do.