Finance Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 16 March 2018
Delivering routine and ad hoc tasks. Review accounts and produce report for management and programme committee. Learn about government funding for welfare of children in the deprived inner city of London. A great place to work with strong team work striving at delivering shared aims and objectives of the Sure Start programme.
Youth Practitioner (Current Employee) – Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire – 27 February 2018
Day to day working with residents is enjoyable, challenging and very fulfilling. This also gives me the opportunity to get to know our residents on an individual basis and understand their personalities. This position has improved my knowledge and skill set in this environment and has given me hands on experience with young kids in difficult situations i.e drugs, relationships, alcohol and relationships (attachments). Management are very supportive, constructive and guide in the right direction to help me improve my skill set and give the best advise and support for our residents.
Community Group Volunteer (Current Employee) – West Midlands – 20 January 2018
Being a volunteer for Action for Children is an incredibly rewarding role. Not only do you get the opportunity to make a difference but also become part of an incredible charity organisation that supports and treats all members of the team with the utmost respect.
Production and Distribution Manager - Redundancy (Former Employee) – Watford, Hertfordshire – 18 December 2017
Action for Children has a lot of positives, mainly the people you work with. always helpful, and enjoyable to work with. The work life balance is good, with a pleasant and nice atmosphere in the work place. However, job progression is limited, so you need to start on a good deal, as annual increments are restricted. The strategy and implementation via senior Management is confused and fractionalised, and reduces morale.
Team Leader (Current Employee) – London – 29 November 2017
The staff members are very welcoming and well trained with children with SEN. The working environment is really comforting and hygienic. Staff meetings and supervisions are very useful as you get the opportunity to receive and give feedback on any concerns or your personal performance.
Business Support Officer (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 7 October 2017
Action for Children has always been a fun organisation to work for. The first thing you notice is how everyone is extremely friendly to one another and it's like one bug extended family. The downside however is due to the running of the Watford office. Often treat the Scotland team poorly.
Administration Assistant (Former Employee) – Dundee, Dundee City – 21 August 2017
Currently I am employed by action for children as a trainee Administrator. My current role involves recording and reporting support hours, supervision and managing funds and supplies. My daily tasks involve; answering the phone, taking note of relevant information for senior members of the team. I also have responsibility for sending emails and letters to other professionals. During multi-disciplinary meetings I am accountable for taking minutes and sending copies to individuals involved. I am responsible for payroll and assisting new members of the team with all the relevant information they require to fulfil their role.
Care Worker (Former Employee) – Caerphilly, Caerphilly – 3 August 2017
When I volunteered at Action For Children, we were in charge of caring for children with special needs. This could sometimes prove difficult as every child has different needs. However, the staff were incredibly patient and helpful. They passed great knowledge about each child to me and made me aware of what I needed to do to meet every child's needs. The staff were amazing, the were respectful and made the workplace an enjoyable place to be. Interacting with the children was definitely the best part of the job. Finding out how each child dealt with different things was a massive learning curve.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Waterlooville, Hampshire – 1 August 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed working for the company as everyday had something new to offer. I learned a variety of skills that would help me in future jobs from admin to ensuring visitors were made to feel comfortable and at ease at all times.
Peer Mentor (Former Employee) – Haddington, East Lothian – 18 July 2017
I started working here on a contract basis and for a first job i feel it may have shaped the way i feel about working in this field, i love it. The rewarding feeling of getting to help the people who really need it.
Play Support Worker (Former Employee) – Lincoln – 17 July 2017
I absolutely loved working for this organisation, and I am sure I would have stayed longer except they were not successful in gaining the early years tender as the Council chose the cheaper option in CFBT.