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Change a young person's life and they might just change yours too

Working with Spurgeons allows you to make a real difference to the lives of many young people, and gain a host of other benefits too.

All our employees bring something unique to Spurgeons and we value their contribution.

Working for Spurgeons gives you the opportunity to:

  • work with people who are passionate about making a real difference to children, young people and families

  • work in an organisation whose values are at the heart of what they do

  • work in a caring environment

  • work in a professional and child-centred way

  • be fulfilled in your work

  • have fun and make friends

  • be innovative and creative

  • be challenged to be the best

Group Personal Pension Plan - Aviva

To underline our commitment to our company pension scheme, Spurgeons will make payments into the scheme of between 5% and 7%, depending on the level of the employee’s own contribution.

Annual Leave

Employees receive 25 days’ annual leave each year (pro rata for part timers), as well as bank holidays. Leave entitlement increases to 27 days after five years’ service and 29 days after 10 years’ service.

Special Leave

Spurgeons provides for paid leave of absence for all employees in times of bereavement and carers’ leave in cases of terminal illness, subject to certain qualifying conditions. Spurgeons also supports employees in taking unpaid leave in cases of emergency to assist dependant relatives.

Sickness Absence and Pay

Spurgeons operates a generous occupational sick pay scheme, including periods of full and half pay, subject to certain qualifying conditions. Spurgeons also provides statutory sickness payments (SSP) where employees qualify.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Spurgeons recognises that employees may need support in dealing with a variety of issues throughout their lives. The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is a 365 days-a-year, 24/7 independent, confidential counselling and information service, provided free of charge to all Spurgeons’ employees and their immediate family members. Support is available on a range of issues including work related concerns, emotional, legal, financial and health issues.

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is provided in conjunction with BHSF’s Employee Care Scheme.

Family Leave

Spurgeons provides maternity, paternity and parental leave entitlements, including maternity and paternity pay in excess of statutory requirements, available after a qualifying period.

Flexible Working and Work-Life Balance

The right to request flexible working is available to all employees, not just those with a statutory right, as per Spurgeons’ flexible working policy. There are a number of different flexible working arrangements available, for example term-time working and job-shared posts. Flexible working arrangements are made by mutual consent, meeting both the individual’s and the service or department’s needs.

Learning, Development and Training

Spurgeons invests in its staff to allow them to learn, develop and train. We recognise that not only will training and development equip you to do your job better but that it also helps you stay up-to-date in your relevant field, meaning you can help Spurgeons develop and grow as an organisation. Training opportunities include externally accredited qualifications and ongoing professional development.

Spurgeons Learning Space

All employees receive a corporate induction to Spurgeons via Spurgeons Learning Space. You also receive a local induction programme for the setting and the role you are to work in.

You will also receive access to the following learning areas, either through face-to-face group sessions or via e-learning modules:

  • safeguarding and child protection
  • health and safety
  • data protection
  • equality and diversity

Supervision and Appraisal

Within Spurgeons, staff can expect to receive regular 1:1 meetings every 4-6 weeks with their line manager and an annual performance review and appraisal.

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