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Working for Leading Lives offers varied opportunities in social care as we provide many different types of support enabling our customers with learning disabilities and complex needs to gain a broad range of experience.  We are an award winning social care provider operating at the skilled and specialised end of the social care market and train our workforce accordingly.  We encourage professional development and invest in internal and external training with staff gaining The Care Certificate on completion of their formal induction process and staff are supported to gain further NVQ qualifications to develop a rewarding career in social care. 

It is a friendly, happy, positive place to work where people can draw on their own talents and enthusiasm.  We offer flexible working and the opportunity to gain experience across many different aspects of social care across all our services.

We are a not-for-profit business and employee owned so our trading surplus is re-invested back into services for our customers or into the local community through our Community Benefit Fund.

Staff benefits include:

  • Award winning employee-owned social enterprise
  • Competitive salary, with increases after probation
  • Opportunities to share in company success through a cooperative membership bonus
  • Competitive Company Pension Scheme, matching up to 8%
  • Holiday, increasing with service and the opportunity to purchase additional holiday
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Weekend and Bank holiday enhancements
  • Business mileage 45p mile
  • Cooperative flexible benefits – cycle to work, staff discount schemes
  • Credit Union – loans and savings
  • Flexible working – chance to work across different services, meeting new people and gaining a range of experience to develop a rewarding career in social care.
  • Comprehensive paid induction and training. Staff will achieve The Care Certificate which is a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Free DBS
  • Annual Performance Appraisal and Development scheme
  • All staff are expected to complete an appropriate qualification (QCF level 3 or 5 depending on their role)
  • Career Pathway Scheme – promoting opportunity for all staff to develop personally and professionally.
  • Recognition & Reward scheme – AGM Awards presentation
  • Generous sleep in rates
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Award winning apprenticeship scheme
  • Occupational Health support
  • Sabbaticals
  • Free parking - Our sites offer free parking and most are accessible by public transport. (Roles in our Independence Plus service, will require people to have their own transport to get to our customers in the community. Travelling time is paid plus a business mileage rate of 45p per mile.)
Gender Pay Gap Report - Narrative. 
The narrative which follows provides explanation for the current gender pay gap and how we believe that this will be reduced in the coming years. Gender Pay Gap Report