Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
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Overall decent place to work - some improvements could be made but I believe these are in the pipeline. A lot of good people people, working hard for jobs they are passionate about
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Weekly pay & flexible hours

Can choose to work in a range of different settings, meeting new service users and staff daily. Flexible hours, able to choose to work whatever hours are best suited to you and your lifestyle. Any concerns are reported to trust bank office and they always get back to you within good time
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  • Support from manager
  • Ability to learn new things

Not bad

Not a bad place to work. Wages are poor. Understaffed due to high levels of sickness and morale is low but some great staff work here who go above and beyond
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Busy

Busy fast paced working environment. Staff and colleagues supportive and helpful. Pay doesn’t make up for the responsibilities and work you undertake.
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Enjoyed my work here

I worked in special school nursing within a team of nurses and support workers. Training was provided and I felt supported in my role at all times by the Team Leader.

Pros

Free lunch

Cons

Lots of bending to provide personal care
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Support nurse

Great friendly place to work. Can be long hours but you can work half days. Loved my job working with Birmingham community nhs, just ashame of all the government cut backs. The main people it hit is the patients but also affected staff. Worked part time contract and banking the rest, waited years for a full time contract that never came because of the cut backs.

Pros

Can work round family/home life.

Cons

Long hours at times
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Trained to a high skill level in Clinical Skills.

Great place to learn clinical skills. Management can be very supportive if you can get their attention. I work nights which can be challenging but rewarding.
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Good people

Worked for them as a member of the Domestic team on bank staff. This Trust has a lot of good people working for them, especially at West Heath Hospital. They look out for you and make sure you are supported in your role.
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Stressful workplace

I could not plan my life, was getting my rota only on Friday to know what hours I will be working the next weekManagement will dismiss your ideas for improvement and will be rude to youThere is a toxic environment where you feel guilty for being sick, as they are so short staffed, and they will not believe you are sick, and you will be shouted at

Pros

Opportunity for bank shifts

Cons

Lack of organisation, rude management that will shout at you
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Poor company to work for

Unfortunately bchc are loosing many staff due to how they are treated and constant demands on their existing employees many (myself included) are either wanting to leave the trust or are looking for jobs. Sadly as is the case with some companies, management from higher up call the shots with little regard for the staff whom they employ.

Pros

None

Cons

No work life balance, favouritism, management
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Stress

Such a stressful environment. More managers than employees, no/very little opportunity for advancement. They work you to get every penny out of you, no team moral. Managers gossip about employees, very unprofessional environment. Nothing is confidential.Such a horrible, hostile environment to work in.

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Great colleague

Job security great team varied dutiesPlenty opportunities to do courses Great feeling of belonging Lots of opportunities to gain promotion and to specialise

Pros

Lease car pension

Cons

Long hours
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Lovely place to work

BCHC is very friendly place to work. All the RN'S were so kind and always put their staff members needs as a priority. HR department people are so nice always gives you best advice if you ask for one.
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Autocratic management / unfriendly workers

High blame culture / antiquated systems and ways of working / blame culture and constant micromanagement from line management. If you want to enjoy working - this is not the place for you!!
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Very relaxing place to work.

The staff is a joy to work with and understand team work and the management team is not in your face or on your back constantly but always there to give support when needed.

Pros

45 mins. for lunch instead of 30 mins.
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Productive and fun place to work

Overall good place to work, management not so great Typical day 9-5 Mon- Fri Learnt lots through NHS funded courses most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people everyday and being able to help them.

Pros

good working hours

Cons

no progression
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Training for new staff

Training for new staff was very good and well.organised. Additional training relevant to your role was readily accessible. Arriving on first day, they made so easy People were very professional as I worked at various bases I was always made to feel welcome
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Things need changing

There are a lot of things that need changing in this trust and i think many people who work for this trust would agree with me. For starters, members of staff who are on the bank should be offered a permanent position after 1 year of working and also there should be room for development within the trust instead of having to go for an interview for every single job opportunity.
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Stressful and unsupported by management.

Worked at BCHC for 12 years and then worked six months for IAPT. Returned as I enjoyed the job to be put on temporary contract to be told at short notice this would not be renewed.Thank goodness for my colleagues for support.
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This is a very great place to work.

This is a great Foundation Trust where staff feel valued and able to provide positive patient care. The staff are very friendly and caring and patients are treated based on the core values Caring, Open, Respectful, Responsible and Inclusive.
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Chaos

Bad management, change in working terms/conditions , closures of crucial services, constant shortage of staff , no career progression whatsoever , bad working conditions and work morale. Miserable /stressed faces from managers, constantly making changes and placing more pressure on hard working HCAs. You might as well sign yourself into slavery...
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Based on 62 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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