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Why join us?

Working at Brandon isn’t just a job, it’s an opportunity to be part of something life-changing. Our people are at the heart of the high quality support we provide.

Why join Brandon?

Supporting people with a learning disability, autism, or both, is a hugely rewarding job. Building professional relationships with people and seeing the positive influence you can have on their life is fulfilling. We provide thorough training, support to gain professional qualifications, competitive rates of pay and a range of benefits.

A Tailored Induction

We provide a full induction for everyone. You'll be introduced to all the teams at Brandon and you'll get lots of useful information about who we are, what we do, and your employment with us.

Your induction will then be tailored to your role and will continue with your team to ensure you’re equipped with all the essential skills you need

Training & Development

You'll have access to our in-house training programme and a range of external initiatives to help you develop professionally and personally. You’ll be encouraged to take up a range of development opportunities to expand your experience and knowledge. All staff can access our qualified in-house coaches.

Professional Qualifications

To help with your continuous learning we’ll support you in studying for diplomas, professional qualifications and certificates relevant to your role.

Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to help with many aspects of the work you do and home life. From shopping discounts, to GP helplines through to training and development in your role.

Supportive Teams

Our staff live our values. You'll join supportive teams who will help you develop in your role to be the best you can be.

Our Purpose and Values

We exist to enable children, young people and adults with a learning disability, autism or both to live their lives in the way they choose.

We do that by providing high quality, person-centred support that focuses on enabling each individual to achieve their dreams and truly live free.

  • Whole-hearted People

    Take a person-centred approach

    Help people to make choices

    Bring out the best in people

    Respect people's differences

    Friendly, kind and compassionate

  • Solution-Seeking People

    Ask questions

    Take a coaching approach

    Show resilience

    Plan effectively

    Set high standards

  • Adventurous People

    Take considered risks

    Make things happen

    Try new things

    Push for change

    Have a 'can-do' attitude

  • Connecting People

    Bring people together

    Make links to improve things

    Work with all types of people

    Spot opportunities for growth

    Team player

  • Creative People

    Flexible and creative

    Use imaginative ideas to solve problems

    Bring new perspectives

    Like to think outside the box

Hear from our staff

Read and watch a collection of stories from our staff, which provide an insight into the rewards and the challenges of being a support worker.

They also highlight the wide variety of amazing work that we do here at Brandon.

Benefits

We offer a range of benefits to help with many aspects of the work you do and home life. From a wide range of training and on-going development opportunities to shopping discounts, GP helplines and discounted gym membership.

Financial Benefits

Pay: Alongside a competitive salary there's the opportunity to work additional hours in many operational roles.

Pensions: We provide employees with the opportunity to access a contributory GPP pension scheme or the NEST auto-enrolment pension scheme. 

Life assurance: We provide free life assurance cover of twice your annual salary to all staff (unless you're a member of the NHS or local government pension schemes, which have their own cover).

Recommend a Friend: If you successfully 'recommend a friend' to join us, you'll receive a recruitment referral scheme payment.

Discounts: We offer a discount scheme for all staff, this provides special rates on a wide range of products and services - including discounted gym membership. Staff also have the opportunity to join Costco, a nationwide cash-and-carry discount store, for just a small fee.

Wellbeing & work life balance

Flexible working: Our frontline roles involve working flexible shifts. We understand different people have different lifestyles and commitments and we'll be as responsive as we can to each person's circumstances.

As well as offering full-time, part-time, and casual contracts, some roles are also available on weekend-only contracts, nights-only contracts - perfect for people working around family responsibilities, or 'out of term-time' contracts - perfect for students looking for holiday jobs.

Wellbeing helpline: All staff have direct access to round-the-clock support from both our dedicated counselling and legal helpline and our GP and prescription service.

Mental health support: As a Time To Change (TTC) employer we have signed a pledge to a national campaign to demonstrate our commitment to change how we think and act about mental health in the workplace. As part of this commitment we offer employees wellbeing support through our own mental health first aiders, Time to Change champions, employee support resilience coaching service, employee assistance line and online wellbeing portal.

Health cash plan: We provide discounted membership of the BHSF health cash plan, for staff and their families, this provides funding for medical expenses including dental/optical bills, and personal injury insurance.

Occupational health support: If health issues affect you at work, we offer medical advice and support through our Occupational Health Service.

Training & Development

Induction: When you first join us, you'll have an extensive induction followed by structured training and support to ensure that you feel confident in your role. You'll have regular one-to-ones with your manager to discuss your career aspirations, and we’ll work with you to identify learning needs and develop your Individual Learning Plan.

In-House Training: You'll have access to our in-house training programme and also a range of external initiatives. You’ll also be encouraged to take up a wide range of development opportunities and expand your experience and knowledge, such as our Experienced Practitioner scheme. All staff have access to our qualified in-house coaches.

Ongoing Learning Support: We’ll do what we can to support you in studying for diplomas, professional qualifications, and certificates relevant to your role in order to help your continued learning.

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