Great team, Great Organisation Mission and Busy Environment
HR Administrator (Current Employee) – London, ENG – 12 February 2015
I started of as a volunteer with WDP and progressed to a paid member of staff in Head Office. I was instantly given tasks to do and made comfortable within the team, they were all very helpful and easy to talk too. I was able to get involved in conversation and meetings and quickly learned certain processes within the team.
The role itself is a very busy role, combined with the volunteers team there's always stuff to keep you busy.
The organisation as a whole has a very "top to bottom" way of working, with the SMT lacking communication. On workforce level the people are lovely and they aim to keep the organisation moving forwards.
Family Support Worker (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 1 January 2017
I was fortunate for this opportunity and have had many trading days on supporting families with drug and alcohol abuse I attended multi agency meetings And co facilitated parent and cater groups providing care and support I had opportunity to do assessment and also have a client to support for 6weeks which was very successful
Volunteer Practitioner (Former Employee) – London – 29 December 2014
A typical day working as a volunteer with the Westminster Drug Project comprised of helping to facilitate groups run for recovering substance abusers and alcoholics. And when not involved in those activities, I would be helping to jointly run the I.T teaching aspect of the ETE department which meant, I would teach basic I.T skills to recovering substance / alcohol abusers.
The aspect of my greatest learning was about me as a person and the impact I have on the world around me. Second greatest learning curve was regarding boundaries.
The management was very focused and dedicated.
Co workers were diligent, hard working and focused.
The hardest part of the job, there wasn't one.
There wasn't anyone most enjoyable part of the job as I enjoyed all of it equally.
Opportunity to learn new skills. Lunch and fares paid for.
HR Assistant (Former Employee) – Holborn – 22 April 2014
A typical day at WDP started off by being greeted by my manager who set me tasks for the day these included; researching topics, helping out the HR team with filing and answering company telephones. I had an hour lunch break and then resumed the tasks which were not finished when I returned. I found researching enjoyable and how to conduct myself in a professional workplace and what persona is expected.
Project / Data Administrator (Former Employee) – HMP Bedford – 17 July 2013
This was quite a structured job although quite varied. The job itself was very busy but not difficult. The management were very thorough and stuck to the rules without listening to your side of the story ie did not take exceptional circumstances into account when making major decisions.
There was a good team spirit.
The hardest part of the job was the moving targets and the most enjoyable the sense of helping people
A great organisation to work for. I have had the best training possible at WDP and my professional development has benefited from my time there.
community reintegration practitioner (Current Employee) – London, ENG – 15 July 2013
Each day is started with a 'check in' where we can let our co-workers know what we have on for the day and its also a chance to let your colleagues know how you are feeling of if there are any issues that need addressing. At WDP my main role is Facilitating Groups such as 'Relapse Prevention, Re-offending, Living skills, Reintegration and Service User Feedback. I also do follow up's on clients that have been discharged from our service to see how they are coping and if there is anything we can help them with.
Reception Coordinator (Current Employee) – Ilford – 30 January 2013
I am continuosly learnng and developing at Westminster project; being a part of such a proactive and professional team has given me the fundamental tools I need to be a success when I find a career role.
My day to day roles can vary as I am frontline of the organisation and have to be prepared for all types of people and situations that may arise. Having to liaise with service users, in house teams and external agencies I organise my day so there is little space for error or the possibility of deadlines being missed.
I enjoy interacting with the service users and being a part of such a wonderful team; I would not consider there to be a part of my work that is hard as I am supported and valued there and learning everyday.