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I had a great bunch of colleagues which made my time here bearable but other than that there was no positives to this job! Constant burn out and terrible work life balance, the pay is horrific for what is expected of you and the management really do not care about staff. Everyone was at a constant burn out and you always felt fobbed off by management. I started looking for a new job before my probation was even finished. Rotas were never done and sometimes you got the following week rota a few days before which meant you couldn’t plan appointments or anything. Management honestly didn’t care about the staff or their well-being. Wouldn’t recommend my job to my worst enemy.
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I worked in the private sector for many years. Am loving the charity environment. The pay isn't great, but the people are amazing and I get far more job satisfaction. Everyone works here for the difference they make to others lives not for financial gain. That is so refreshing.
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Shocking place to work, full of power hungry bully’s avoid at all costs. Management is non existent staff turnover is horrendous staff and “supported” families often left upset due to absolute lack of regards for anything/ anyone except budgets targets and finances.
Unsure how this charity has so many 5 star review. Work culture is toxic. Work ethic from managers is poor. Staff are constantly harassed to do increased hours. Staff are completely burnt out and off constantly due to stress. Very little support mechanisms in place.
The kids were great
1). The pay is poor for childcare workers 2). Managements within the company lack skills to run the company effectively. 3). Overall management does not listen to staff concerns. 4). Always short of staffs 5). Meals provided for the children is inadequate and need to be improve. 6). More resources are needed in order to support individual's children learning
They provides outstanding training online.
Lack of computers to complete training at work.
Satisfactory until they pulled out of Sheffield which was a terrible loss to the children living there. Stressful work load, very busy with social services team. Most difficult part was reading details of abused or neglected children. Most enjoyable was working with a friendly team .
I work from home which suits my work life balance, the IT available is first class. There is lots of support and training available. Pay and benefits are competitive within the sector.
Flexible working/team work
Budgets are tight and resources limited
Action for children has been a very supportive employer, I have had many training opportunities and development opportunities. Action for children pride themselves on succession planning and are really supportive to get you to the next level. The feedback with key stakeholders and families is fantastic and the children receive excellent care and support. The staff team is are highly trained and, enthusiastic and well motivated. Great place to work
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with AfC. The interview process was engaging and the induction was a bit better than average though I had previous experience. Hi The job was stressful and, for me at least, it was difficult to disengage at home but that's standard for the sector. The salary and benefits are competitive and fair. The training and development opportunities were exceptional. The organisation has a range of projects and their commitment to child welfare is inspiring, the learning and advancement opportunities are a big plus. I was able to meet and mingle with high level management events which is an excellent way to advance a career.
When I started this job I was very excited to work for Action For Children. My recent experiences have created huge negative feelings and thoughts on the organisation as a whole. You are 100% just a number in this big organisation and they will do nothing to look after you as an individual or your wellbeing. Higher up managers just care about the money. Very charitable of the “charity”.