Health Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Brighton – 30 October 2018
I worked for the charity for 7 months and can honestly say that the residents are absolutely fantastic. Sadly there's a massive element of nepotism and favorisim amoung the management team. If you're not liked or not in favour with the management then you'll sadly not get far. Many of the staff have worked there for years and with that comes an institutionalised work environment where new ideas are shunned. Pay is good, residents are fab and have such wonderful stories to tell! Until certain mangers have either retired or been found out about how they treat new staff, I'd definately avoid.
General Support Worker / Volunteer (Former Employee) – Seaham, Durham – 22 May 2018
I had a voluntry post of general support worker in which I befriended a blind vetran nurse. I took her shopping in the community and also accompanied her to some hospital appointments and outings in the local community.
Marketing and Communications Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 6 August 2016
I worked at Blind Veterans UK for one year. A typical day involved talking to vision impaired veterans, creating stories for PR and helping with advertising.
Generally people were friendly, there was a subsidised canteen and the charity has a clear mission. The role I had was quite clearly defined and I wasn't micromanaged so it was enjoyable from that point of view.
The downside was the role for the main part was quite repetitive and my line management was poor meaning there was limited opportunities to learn or progress.
Health Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Brighton and Hove, ENG – 28 August 2013
I have enjoyed my time at blind veterans, I have learnt a lot of new skills, in a first class enviroment. The only reason I am considering leaving is because I want to work less hours, and travel less as I have recently moved.