We encourage flexible working and have systems in place which enable mobile working, including mobile technology. As an employer, we know how crucial it is to make sure you have access to the right tools to do your jobs to the best of your ability.
AfC offers a great range of benefits. The unique selling point of Achieving for Children is that you are employed by a social enterprise company but have access to a range of Local Government benefits due to their association and partnership with Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and London Borough of Richmond.
Employees have access to:
Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
Tools and models to support , including Signs of Safety
Reflective supervision from an experienced management team
For more information regarding the offer from AfC and their benefits, please view our 'Work For Us/ Our Offer' page on our website at www.achievingforchildren.org.uk
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at ACHIEVING FOR CHILDREN?
We advise to research Achieving for Children and the position you are being interviewed for prior to the interview. Read the job description and person specification of the position. We encourage interviewees to relax as we understanding interviews can be a stressful and nerves can be running high.
What would you suggest ACHIEVING FOR CHILDREN management do to prevent others from leaving?
AfC work closely with their management in each team and their HR services. When we are aware of a member of staff leaving we are proactive in having conversations with this member of staff in understanding the reasons.
Does ACHIEVING FOR CHILDREN require pre-employment background checks? What kind of background check does ACHIEVING FOR CHILDREN do and how long does it take to complete?
As AfC is a social care enterprise organisation providing social care services all prospective employees need to undertake a full safer recruitment process. This includes an enhanced DBS Check and a 5 year referencing history. The safer recruitment process can vary in time taken but we endeavour to be proactive with this process.
The interview process can vary depending on the position being recruited to. It will usually consist of a face-to-face interview and may also include a technical/ IT or written test. Higher level positions may also involve a presentation.
What is the paid holiday policy like at ACHIEVING FOR CHILDREN? How many days do you get per year?
Annual Leave is based on the length of service and grade of position.
Annual leave is can be up to 34 days, plus 8 bank holidays and an extra birthday leave given in the month of your date of birth.