Action for Children
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Action for Children Careers and Employment

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  • Founded
  • Company size
    1001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £100m to £500m
  • Industry
    Civic, Welfare & Social Services
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Counsellor. in Swansea, Swansea
on 5 April 2021
If there was job security it would be great..
It would depend on which project, which management and how well the team perform and collaborate. I thoroughly enjoyed two projects and felt supported and valued, the last was disappointing which was a little sad.The biggest problem as with all charity work is funding which does not lend towards job security. In a fast paced stressful environment, you need to know your job is safe, or at least another role will open for you.The team was amazing I can't fault them, but lack of structure and professional boundaries, understanding of individual job roles and duties made life difficult.If you want fast pace fair salary, go for it. If you want job security, maybe think again.That said, I miss the gang and the people we worked with and for.
Performance Analyst in Watford, Hertfordshire
on 24 March 2021
Great for personal development
Overall I have had a very good experience working here. Employer good at providing relevant training experience, lives up to its values of being ambitious, collaborative, passionate and constantly improving its inclusive culture.
Senior Support Worker in Swansea, Swansea
on 20 March 2021
Great at first glance
I loved it at first but very soon realised that all that glitters was not gold.Management was weak and honestly, disappointing/dishonest/non supporting.I would question ethical decisions, it seemed to me that tick boxes ruled over individual care.Staff are over worked and burnt out. Safety is minimal and staff are asked to complete tasks they are not trained for and not relevant to project.Complete dedication is rewarded by managers looking after themselves at the expense of staff.Swansea management is the worse management I have ever worked for. Grievances are ignored and taken personally which is wholly unprofessional. There is no transparency.I will never work for this charity again.
Children's Services Practitioner in Bury
on 12 December 2016
Short Breaks Chidlren's Services
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience working with Action for Children in Bury, UK. I think Action for Children employs like-minded individuals who work hard to better the lives of children and families in their care.
Children's Services Practitioner in Bury
on 30 November 2016
Amazing organization
While Action for Children offers many different services, I found my job as a short breaks services worker to always be varied. The service was undergoing changes so it has taken some time to perfect it, but the organization always maintains high quality interactions with the children, families, and young people.
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