Thanks for your review. It’s great to hear that you had fun here and I hope your experience has helped you to further your career.
I know what you mean about the Comms team – they work incredibly hard to deliver great results and rightfully celebrate their successes.
It’s always disappointing when budget restrictions mean we’re unable to keep great staff. We’re glad you enjoyed your time here and hope it gave you the experience and confidence to help you in your future career path. - Louise
Thanks for your review of Futures. A few years ago no one even spoke about ‘agile working’. Now it’s helped lots of us work much more productively and in many cases achieve a better work-life balance.
The leadership academy’s really helped a lot of people in their personal and professional development – me included. We see that anyone can be a leader, not just managers and directors.
You’re right, we’re not perfect and we’re always looking for ways to improve. Which is why we think it's so important to have a business transformation team to help us progress and deliver change.
However I’m afraid I disagree with your comment about the lack of local shops. Just a mile up the hill is the bustling Ripley high street with lots of shops and cafes. If you’ve not had a Birds cream cake you’ve not lived! - Louise
Thank you for your review!
We love seeing our people develop their careers with us. Apprenticeships and secondments are a great way to do this, and as you’ve said they can be a source of inspiration if you don’t have a definite career path in mind.
We hope you enjoy passing on your knowledge and experience to our newest apprentices! - Louise
What a review to make me smile – that’s for your encouraging feedback. We’re impressed with how so many staff have embraced agile working, and seen the benefits it can provide.
I’m pleased your manager has provided you with support. Whilst we invest in a lot of ‘role-based’ training courses, we’ve also seen great results from our Leadership Academy. This has developed and inspired current and future leaders, and helped us become more forward-thinking.
The salaries are benchmarked against market rates, but as you’ve identified we are not-for-profit, so can’t ever pay top-whack. For many people the culture, investment in staff and the work-life balance are the reason they stay with us for so long. - Louise
Thank you for leaving feedback. It’s very clear you didn’t leave with fond memories, which is always disheartening to see.
One of the things I enjoy about Futures is the mix of different personalities, and the people who will absolutely challenge business decisions if they feel it’s right. It’s a shame this wasn’t your perception. I hope you’ve found a new role and organisation which is right for you. - Louise
Thank you for taking the time to review us, and thanks for your support to the Neighbourhoods team during your temporary contract. I’m glad you enjoyed it here. We had a group-wide restructure which was implemented in early 2017. This brought all the housing teams under the one brand of ‘Futures Housing Group’ and changed the structure of the company. It was hard to say goodbye to some great people, and as you saw there was some negativity afterwards.
Since then we’ve made great progress, with last month’s staff survey showing vastly improved staff engagement scores, with nearly 19 out of 20 staff saying they’d recommend someone to work here.
I hope you’re enjoying your current role as much as you enjoyed it at Futures. - Louise