Reed In Partnership
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About the company

  • Founded
  • Company size
    201 to 500
  • Revenue
    £18m to £73m (GBP)
  • Industry
    National Services & Agencies
  • Headquarters
  • Link
    Reed In Partnership website

Reed in Partnership’s mission is to positively transform people and their communities.

We support individuals, their families and the places they live to prosper - often under challenging circumstances.

With our help, people start working, improve their health, develop their skills and fulfil their potential.

Hundreds of thousands of people across the UK have benefited from accessing a Reed in Partnership service and using it to change their lives for the better.

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Salary estimated from 2.2K employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 83 reviews and is evolving.



Employment Advisor in Southend
on 7 October 2022
A solid job but not much room to grow

As an Employment advisor the role had a lot of variety and a fair amount of admin. It's an enjoyable role if you enjoy helping people on a personal level. You're able to keep yourself busy in this role and I was easily able to keep personal and work life separate. Friendly colleagues and good environment. As a new scheme with restart, the criteria for KPI's was constantly changing, it could be a challenge keeping up with weekly updates. Not much room for progression, this is a good job if you're happy to grow experience at one level but may be difficult to grow within the company.

Employment Advisor in Scotland
on 25 November 2022
Targets targets targets

It all looks good on paper. But the training is poor and you’re not equipped to to support people with many barriers in getting into employment. Management are clueless and all they care about is targets being met, and the pressure you are put under is just not worth Effecting your mental health. Massive staff turn over the people make Reed

Business Manager in Leeds
on 22 November 2022
Worst place I have ever worked

Seriously counter productive work environment. High pressure, constant meetings and burocratic environment. Highly toxic people allowed to remain while dedicated employees are victimised. Steer clear.

Employment Advisor in Newcastle upon Tyne
on 14 November 2022
Positive experience

Worked for RinP for 3 years and have really enjoyed my time, the progression opportunities are less available than maybe other companies but they really look after staff. Regular pay reviews and supportive management. Future managers academy available for those interested in progressing. Work hours have recently changed to 8:30 - 5 Mon to Thurs and 8:30 - 4:30 on a Friday and we got a pay rise in line with Cost of Living.

Employment Advisor in Stevenage
on 13 November 2022
Hamster in a wheel

Starting with the positives the work life balance is good. You have flexi time to finish early or start late. You have the ability to take medical appointments. It could be improved as the other contractors and subcontractors that provide the restart scheme are allowining hybrid work or completely remote for a much higher salary. The well-being is okay. They have meditation that happens a few times a week, and they will do things like quizzes in the morning meetings. They have a co member assistance programme or health plans if employees are struggling. But more needs to be done in implementing this and recommending this. Otherwise this just feels like a tick box exercise mentioning it. The actual job itself is one of the hardest roles Within Reed in Partnership. You spend all day convincing people with severe barriers into work to take jobs that are allegedly sustainable outcomes. However 90% of these jobs are not sustainable outcomes as they are agency cleaning, agency warehouse, and seasonal retail work. . The job centres /dwp could have just used the public sectors money to do this rather than pay a private company to deliver. So the participants of the scheme will eventually be let go then back into the benefit system. You will get second hand trauma in this role because all day people will be telling you how negative their lives are. How they have this condition, that condition, they are suffering with this and going through this but most likely refuse to do anything about it. You are constantly lied to by the participants of the scheme. A caseload of 40 people 5 might be self employed that you can't hit an outcome with because they aren't evidencing their self employed another 10-15 will be to ill to go into work and are on a fit note, 5 might actually be already working and not declaring. Targeted at five placements a month. When you have essentially placed say ten good participants you are a victim of your own success as there will be fewer employable participants and not enough referrals to keep your caseload with a good balance. This is why the turnover for staff is high. Salary and Benefits there is a lot of upset around this as previously mentioned other contractors and sub contractors are paying more. Not only this but different staff of the scheme are doing the same job but not everyone is paid the same. Some staff are brought in for as low as 22-23k and some are brought in at 25-27k. This causes uneasiness as you all go through the same two week training process and by month 3-4 in the job everyone is under target anyway. Job security and advancement. Job security does not feel safe. We have monthly target meetings where 90% of people are below target. The Reed in partnership target is always dramatically higher than the dwp target which is contractually what we are supposed to hit. So we are constantly considered under performing. Where we are not getting many referrals or participants to work with from the job centres we work with we are not even sure how much longer the scheme is going to be able to run with a team of 12-14 ea's and not even getting enough referrals to add one to our caseload a week. So you think you will either be sacked for not hitting a target that never adjusts to circumstance so your constantly under performing or the government may realise their is no need for this contract that costs us £2'9bn a year because we aren't getting enough referrals. This contract runs till 2026. It will take three years to become a senior employment advisor hitting unrealistic targets. So by the time you get to the last year you can become a senior employment advisor. However there is something called opportunity knocks where you can search for jobs within Reed well-being, Reed in partnership and Reed itself. You would be favoured as an internal applicant as well. The job culture is not great at the moment, because of staff turnover, unrealistic targets which no one is hitting, and not enough is done monthly for the employees to fill happy at work.

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For Employment Advisor role: Describe a time when you had to show empathy to motivate someone to move them forward. Describe a time when you had to meet a specific target and how that was met. Describe a time when you persuaded someone to make use of a product or service. Need to use the STAR format to answer these questions. (Situation, Task, Action, Result)

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