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Productive
I found working for the British red Cross very rewarding, which gave a lot back to the community.
Meeting new friends, and learning new skills.

This can open up different employment opportunitys.
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People are very committed and hardworking at the Red Cross
I enjoyed working with a fab team, who were so incredibly hard working and dedicated. I would have liked to see more structured approach to the vision from senior management.
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Working for an oil tanker that's slow to turn
Whilst Red Cross has all the right values it doesn't translate effectively into frontline work. It's too big to be progressive or dynamic in anyway and resources are too tight or stretched too thinly which creates additional stress and pressure on its employees
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this is not a job i am a volunteer
this is a community reserve volunteer role and I have only just started so I am not sure I can give any review on working with them yet as i have not been called out to anything yet
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As I was made redundant, I will pass on this
I enjoyed working for the organisation but due to redundancy, I do not think that a review is appropriate. It is a great organisation and its values are really important.
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Rewarding, varied job.
I really enjoyed working on the British Red Cross Home from Hospital Service in Swansea/NPT. I liked meeting the clients and feeling I was making a difference to their day. The texting in and paperwork around the client information was unnecessarily fussy and quite often things were recorded twice, online and on paper, which I thought wasn't the best use of my time. Unfortunately the funding was pulled from the service, otherwise I think I would still be there! Lovely team.
Pros
Free uniform, enough time with clients, supportive line manager.
Cons
Tiring and lots of travelling, but clients made it worthwhile.
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Friendly atmosphere enjoyed helping elderly people
The British Red Cross introduction training was very good. I also received further training on the new computer system that was introduced at the time and that was very good.
As a Counsellor I felt Supervision was poor. The supervisor would turn up late.
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productive and fun workplace
productive and fun workplace
lovely group

helpful people

I have learn a lot of from there

you will not feel of the time

you will friendly and respect
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Support worker
Working for the British Red Cross has many benefits. The team are full of amazing, bubbly and like minded people. The staff strive for excellent. However the management does not offer enough support to staff and it is very targets focused over quality of the job. Additionally there is a lot of responsibility pushed onto you, lack of breaks and being overworked for low wages
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Important and satisfying work.
Despite the challenging nature of the job regarding time constraints, I truly enjoyed my role in patient transport. I was sad when British Red Cross had to give up the contract and make us all redundant.
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The British red Cross
A lovely place to work, couldn't fault them at all. I've been there 3 years as a volenteer. Such a friendly atmosphere to work in. I do one day a week
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Productive and fun worklplace
Enjoyable place to work with a focus on helping people in crisis

Good working culture


Flexible working available


Good benefits such as ability to purchase additional leave and cycle to work scheme
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excellent place to work
excellent place to work and develop new skills and experience in a a multi cultural organisation. Collaborative staff willing to offer guidance through out the way of delivering tasks
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Very good
I enjoy working at the British Red cross very enjoyable even though it is voluntary. The staff are extremely kind and fun to work with, and I thoroughly enjoy working there.
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Challenging but enjoyable
A typical day at work would entail getting service users up and out of bed, supporting with personal care, medication, breakfast. Daily activities such as groups which were on within the unit such as art group, music group etc, or going shopping, attending doctors appointments, going on outings to the cinema or out for dinner.
The hardest part of the job was probably when we were short staffed and had to rush around trying to get everyone up.

The most enjoyable part of the job for me was the social side taking service users on outings and to various activities within the community.

Unfortunately, the unit closed down in 2016 and we all lost our jobs there.
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Good experience
l liked working here as I liked learning how retail works. I was making a difference. I was meeting new people every time. Getting to know about fashion.
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Restructures and values
No day is every the same, the organisation has strong operational and performance management at its heart and tries to ensure the values and behaviours comes through all the work. The challenge has been the amount of restructures and repositions, but as it now has a new 10 year strategy this should be more settled.
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stressful, being watched
Good workforce poor management at all levels form middle up. Lower management have come through the ranks. No chance of talk on pay. Decisions made by management are final, no talk with workforce
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Excellent place to work
Such friendly staff and management everyone helps each other great place to build up confidence in a retail environment only down side was it was vollantry work so was no pay if it was paid I'd still be there now can't recommend it enough
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Productive
you learn so many skill such as cash handling, pricing, tagging, working with people with different ability's and the manager is a very amazing person to work for
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I learnt a lot about customer relationships.
I learnt a lot about customer relationships and how to use a till as a volunteer for an hour on a Saturday for 3 months in 2018. It was nice to communicate with regular customers.
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