They cannot employ new staff to stay. Staff that have been their a long time have cushy jobs and will never leave.
The culture is friends looking after friends!
Too many ego's
Some people are promoted beyond their capabilities
Bullying, racism, awful "management" and a toxic environment to work! Stay away. Too many nasty people under one roof.
Overall, a fun place to work with good work/life balance and a few good people. However, considering the amount of work you will get done I do believe the job is underpaid. The managment is also really poor - my manager has failed to inform me and my work colleagues of the workload due to them falling out with someone else higher up in management. I felt like that was truly unprofessional and, as an apprentice, this made a bad impression on me. The work, however, is extremely repetitive and once you have done a task 1000 times over the task becomes mudane and does not become as stimulating leading to boredom. I would also like to mention, I find a lot of people I work with very two-faced. I have never experienced any abuse at work, myself. Although, I have heard my manager and other colleagues make offensive jokes and comments on others - this has had a negative effect on the morale of the team and the work placement.
Bullying is endemic
In one word; wretched. I would not wish working there on my worst enemy. Behaviours are accepted, such as bullying and harassment, that no other organisation would put up with. I was subjected to them and I saw other people subjected to them and management was powerless to intervene due to complete lack of organisational support
Very good supporting environment
The Trust management are only concerned with Mental Health. No Integration of Children's Services! CAMHS and Children's Therapies in same building but never work together.
Worked in children's service for many years, which was taken over by CPFT in 2008.
Changes: pay was frozen for 5 years. Management Forced to make cuts every year to a specialist service already inadequately funded.
Increase in workload and low staff morale. Staff gradually leaving since. Staff training non existent for below band 5 , yet available in Mental Health. Assistants Unable to access this as "not relevant to post"! Any available training in children's services would be beneficial to "unqualified" staff!
Hierarchically Bullying culture.
Lack of CPD support.