Retail Customer Assistant (Current Employee) – Whittington Hospital Shop & Co, London – 4 October 2018
One of the best jobs I’ve had. Management very supportive and helpful. It’s nice to see Area Management are understanding and regularly involved within the sites which is sometimes rare in other retail companies I’ve worked for. Love the volunteers and the NHS staff and patients who use our shop.
Very comfortable enviroment, you don't feel that nervous when starting.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Hereford, Herefordshire – 21 August 2018
Where I work, the people are lovely and may require some help when reading or hearing what the answers are so you can help them and they are very appreciative. I work twice a month as we work in a shared house scheme and they have other programmes on but we don't get paid as it's a volunteering role, but you feel good when you do something with your time like helping older people. The security for young and adult people is absolutely amazing, they manager will give you a risk assessment and go through what you should and shouldn't do and you also get booklets and leaflets for this as well.
Free snack and drink, no disrespectfulness, very easy to fit in
Service Manager, (Former Employee) – Stonehouse, Gloucestershire – 18 August 2018
Extremely dedicated charity whose main aims are to help older vulnerable adults to enjoy a better lifestyle. Treat all employees and volunteers with the utmost respect. A nice company to be employed by.
All in all I would recommend RVS to anyone looking for enjoyable and satisfying work
Provide wonderful services for older people and support the NHS
Service Manager (Current Employee) – Cheshire – 6 June 2018
Flexible working hours so great for work/life balance! A typical day at work is productive and satisfying. We are encouraged to work as part of a team but are trusted to manage our time when working alone.
getting the shop ready for opening, make sure the volunteers have everything they need including 'Health and safety' training,etc. Banking, accepting orders and doing rotas. The hardest part is sorting out the rotas, the volunteers that I have are very accommodating and helpful if anyone is on holiday or sick. But the most enjoyable part is seeing the smiles on the volunteers and customers faces and them visiting the store again and again.
Customer Service (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 30 January 2018
Can't advise enough how bad the management team are. Work/life balance is compromised massively and intruded regularly by hierarchy. Job itself is amazing but like many others working for the company are actively seeking new careers due to poor management. Wage is good for the job done, no time to spend it due to lack of staffing and unsociable hours.
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Wakefield, West Yorkshire – 20 January 2018
I like the job of driver for meals on wheels, as I meet lots of lovely people. Most of the service users are old age. I love to chatter to them and give them the time of day, as majority of them live alone and look forward to seeing me deliver their dinner. I have quite a laugh with some of them. It's a very rewarding job as a lot of them live alone and some have no family, so its great when you walk through the door and their face lights up because they are so pleased to see you. It makes you feel special as you have brightened someone's day.