Hft’s funding comes from fees paid to our charity by the local authorities who commission our services through a package of care - the pay we offer is a reflection of these fees. Rates of pay are reviewed against local markets and some working hours attract additional payments.
Hft staff are entitled to other benefits too as part of their overall package. These include our staff pension, life assurance, access to an industry-leading training programme that supports the development of those staff in operations who wish to progress their careers with Hft, funding of formal qualifications such as NVQ level 2 and 3, a range of family-friendly policies, and more. Additional information about our benefits package can be found on our website.
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As part of our recruitment process, we carry out pre-employment checks to help us make safer recruitment decisions in line with the regulator’s (CQC - Care Quality Commission) requirements to only employ ‘fit and proper’ persons to support vulnerable adults. These include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK, health management clearance, and full employment and education history.
The higher level DBS check will show information on all convictions, cautions, warnings or reprimands, even if they have expired. Having a criminal record will not necessarily mean you cannot work for us. We look at each case on an individual basis, so you must declare this on your application form.
Our Pre-Employment team aim to clear these checks as soon as possible, but the time it takes will depend on the information that is provided at the start of the process. This can be quicker if the application form has all the information we need to undertake the checks (such as full employment history), but can take longer if we have to contact the candidate to check on employment dates etc.
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Not a lot. No benefits for relief staff
You are expected to work flexibily, unfortunately hft share no such flexibility with you. Rotas are set out and changed at their say so. You will work when they say or be forced to use your annual leave!
Checks and references
Very relaxed. They made you feel at ease. Asked you questions about the company and what skills you could bring to the role. What life experiences you have had.
It is average
24 days a year
Management are putting staff lives at risk