Estates Coordinator in Belper, Derbyshire
My Time with Esland
I've only been with the company a relatively short time, but what I have seen are some very dedicated members of staff on the front line that really care for the children and young people in their homes. The same can also be said for Head Office staff (which I am one), there are staff that go above and beyond their duties and responsibilities because they care.In every business there will always be critics and critical reviews - but so far I can say hand on heart I love my job
Support worker full time in Doncaster
Absolute joke of a company, We’re do I start I got offered the job and I accepted, after waiting for 6 weeks for my dbs I got a start date. I was told although it’s full time I’d be on a zero hr contract whilst training which I though ok that’s fine. I did 2 shifts and now they’ve said there over staffed and there’s no work for me. I was told to try the other homes and nothing, no spare hrs yet there advertising several jobs on indeed. After trying to get in touch with them for 4 days I finally got through to someone who again has said no work, why advertise for full time if you have no work and I’ve turned down several jobs for this role.
Deputy Manager in Derby, Derbyshire
I don’t even know where to start. This organisation is the biggest joke I have ever come across. They’re once was a time where Esland had amazing morals and was a safe place for kids. What the company is today is a greedy safeguarding concern for all local authorities that want to place there kids there. Basically if you care about the welfare of children and dare challenge or disagree with an order that has been given from your managers/ regionals etc, you best start looking for alternative employment. Before they drag you through an investigation with hopes to ruin your career. I honestly don’t know how the people in charge sleep at night, knowing what they are doing and keep doing to ruin people’s life’s, who have in fact nearly lost theirs looking after the countries most vulnerable children. Maybe if they put support, training, empathy, love and integrity into the business it might not be the dump that it is today. The kids are all that kept me there, despite the amount of disrespect and abuse I received on a regular basis. In my opinion the entire senior management team (who have had multiple disappearance acts and returns) need to go and people who actually care and know what they are doing need to come in and show everyone that they matter & that they are not dispensable. Maybe then staff retention might improve and you could actually get people in the building. Rather than charging the absolute earth for a placement to make up for the loses in the business. Meaning only getting secure worthy children and putting them on ridiculous ratios with no ability to progress and reduce, because of greed
Senior support worker in London Sidcup
Staff very supportive and support the young people accordingly
The management needs more managing skills training to support staff better. Is on place I work that can see is so personal because things are done on the interests of the management no proper structure in for staff to follow. It wasn't a good experience for me coming from council organisations that proper policies and procedures in place. That was why I couldn't stay for long and moved on.
Adventure in Adventure east
Ofsted are coming for you
Terrible place to work
Employee engagement at an all time low and a lack of retention scheme to keep staff that know what they are doing
Training is not adequate
Recruitment Is poor, simply employing anyone to fulfil ratios and not in best interests of children