Photograph of resident with carerYou can flourish too!

Our carers and support workers do a fantastic job which the people who we support really appreciate. No wonder that we are growing and need more people who share our passion for supporting people to lead their lives in the way that they choose.

Flexible

Some of the people we support need our help 24 hours a day. Others just need our support for a couple of hours a week. This means that we have full and part-time roles and shifts and patterns of work can suit you if you want flexibility too.

You might be looking for your first job, ready for a complete career change, or wanting a flexible job that fits around other aspects of your life, such as childcare. If, like us, you are determined to make a difference we might have a job role suitable for you.

Enhancing

Whether or not you have worked care or support before, we will provide all the necessary training and, through our own Academy, you can develop new skills and study for nationally recognised qualifications.

Radian Support is part of Radian Group. There is a wide range of career opportunities for those with the necessary skills.

Rewarding

It can be challenging but if you have a genuine passion for helping people there is nothing as rewarding as helping someone else to lead a fulfilling and independent life.

We offer competitive rates of pay as well as many other benefits which are often not available in this sector, including:

  • Mileage rates paid at 45p per mile
  • Access to exclusive discounts on high street shopping through My Radian Rewards
  • Access to childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme
  • Free eye tests
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (financial, legal and counselling services)

Click here to express your interest in working for us!

We are an award winning organisation, employing over 1000 staff, providing nearly 21,000 affordable homes in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Surrey, Sussex, and Wiltshire; and providing care and support to over 450 people across the South East, through Radian Support.

We strive to create conditions where our residents, people we support, communities and staff can flourish. We aim for excellence in all of the affordable housing and care & support services that we offer. We are a diverse and vibrant social business, with a strong sense of commercial reality.

To find out more, visit our 'About Radian' page!

For more details about Radian's successes, have a look at the video...

Check out our training opportunities today! Great courses running in your area...

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Logo for the EST team

Radian is committed to helping our residents flourish. It is isn't easy to secure training, a job or even an interview right now, so Radian has set up EST - Employment, Support and Training, to help give you the best chance of success.

Changes in the welfare benefit system may have already affected you if you are in receipt of housing benefit and so, if you are looking to get into employment, let us give you a guiding hand.

Employer's ToolkitThe EST team offers all kinds of practical job hunting help and tailored training programmes to help to boost confidence, self esteem and presentation skills - little things that can make a big difference in today's job market.

We've also created a booklet called the 'Employer's Toolkit: A Guide to Work Placements and Apprenticeships' which detials our approach to engaging trainees on work placements.

EST is open to all Radian residents and is completely free of charge so whether you need help finding work, training, an apprenticeship or voluntary opportunity, EST can help you get ahead of the rest!

EST has training programmes in all four Radian areas and offer a CV writing service. The training covers a whole range of skills, accredited and non accredited courses such as:Photograph of the EST team at an event

  • Employment Skills
  • Basic and Intermediate IT Skills
  • Door Stewarding/Supervising
  • Basic First Aid
  • Food Hygiene
  • CSCS Card
  • Health and Safety
  • Empower to Self Employment

EST offers a bespoke job searching service, interview skills and can provide good quality 2nd hand business wear clothing (where available) for those with pending interviews.

EST also sources and supports work experience placements for residents both internal and external to Radian. Radian has partnered Prime Work programme provider A4e and sub-prime Wheatsheaf Trust, and as a result, has set up a number of work programme placements within the group. These placements are for long-term unemployed people and last for a six month period.

Once involved in the project you may find you would benefit from the aid of a volunteer; someone signposted to offer 1:1 support in pursuit of making positive changes. EST can match you with a local volunteer who can support you as much or as little as necessary. We treat everyone individually so that the service fully benefits YOU and your personal goals.

If you want to know more and get involved, please call our friendly team on FREE phone 0800 422 0570 or email estsupport@radian.co.uk and we will guide you through.

 


Upcoming events

Photograph of the EST team at an event

What: Training Taster Conference

When: Wednesday 23rd July, 09.45-14.30

Where: St. Marks Church Hall, Guildford Road East, Farnborough, GU14 6OE

EST are hosting a range of taster sessions to showcase the variety of training we can offer. Residents can choose 3 bite size sessions from a selection of 8, including Self defence, First Aid, Up-cycling and Childcare. To book please call 0800 422 0570 or email estsupport@radian.co.uk.

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What: Mansbridge Job Club

When: First Thursday of each month, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (1st May, 5th June, 3rd July, 7th Aug, 4th Sept, 2nd Oct, 6th Nov and 4th Dec)

Where: Round About Cafe, Westfield Corner, Mansbridge, SO18 2LE

All resident’s welcome, drop in session for job advice and CV writing.

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What: *New* Self Employment Course

When: Wednesday 10th September, 10am - 12pm

Where: Forest Community Centre, Pinehill Rd, Bordon GU35 0BS

Radian are working with Enterprise Cube to provide a course for those wanting to explore the idea of going self employed.  

Come along to our exciting FREE taster session!

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We host events all year round so keep checking back for more!


Give us a chance member's logoGive Us A Chance consortium

We're proud to be a member of Give Us A Chance; the leading employment and skills consortium in the social housing sector.

 


 

The rewards

Depending on your role, you could be entitled to...

  • Paid holiday entitlement in addition to bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career enhancement within the group
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (financial, legal and counselling services)
  • Mileage rates paid at 45p per mile
  • Access to exclusive discounts on high street shopping through My Radian Rewards
  • Access to the Radian Defined Contribution Pension Scheme with employer contributions
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme
  • Opportunity to buy, sell and carry over annual leave
  • Access to childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme
  • Access to affordable health cash plan
  • Free eye tests
  • Company life assurance
  • Competitive salary, reviewed annually
  • Job related training & qualifications
  • Support with professional studies
  • A wide range of Learning and Development activities including management and leadership development programmes
  • Family friendly initiatives
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Regular job reviews

Recognition

Logo of the Investors in People Gold AwardMay 2013 - in the top 600!
By achieving Investors in People (IiP) Gold standard, we are delighted to have enhanced our reputation, as an employer of distinction. The award is a demonstration of how we have invested in our staff over the last three years to be recognised as an employer of choice. Only 3.2% of the organisations who receive the IiP accreditation are awarded the Gold Standard and Radian has now joined an elite group of just 600 organisations in the UK that have reached that level.

Logo of the Investors in People Health and Wellbeing AwardWe are also proud about how well we support our staffs mental and physical health and wellbeing and underwent the assessment necessary to achieve the new IiP Health and Wellbeing award. Our success in achieving this award highlights one of our top priorities alongside our successful Employee Engagement Programme.

Customer Service Excellence LogoNovember 2012 - proven customer service
Radian Direct have successfully been accredited with the "Customer Service Excellence" standard. To meet the standard, we were assessed against five levels of criteria: Customer Insight; The Culture of the Organisation; Information and Access; Delivery; and Timeliness & Quality of Service.

Our values

Logo of our values - choice, opportunity, trust

Choice: Working to be chosen on merit for everything we do

Opportunity: Creating it, seizing it, offering it

Trust: Doing what we say; saying what we do

 

The Radian Way

This is a framework of five key behaviours that Radian staff work to – it ensures consistent and fair behaviour from everyone and lets us all know what is expected of us and others. It also helps us identify development needs, assess our performance and monitor how we demonstrate our values to others.

The five behaviours are...

  1. Change: Anticipate, plan and cope effectively with business change and apply creative thinking to continually improve business processes, systems or services.
  2. Communicate: Work to give and receive verbal and non-verbal information to help build rapport, gain confidence and get commitment.
  3. Engage: Engage yourself and others to take ownership of personal performance and development.
  4. Service: Deliver excellent customer service in order to meet the identified needs of both internal and external customers.
  5. Team: Work with people in a cooperative and empowering way that recognises their strengths and maximises both individual and team performance.

Improving LGB services

Logo of Stonewall Diversity ChampionsRadian has signed up to Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. This means we will be working with Stonewall, a leading lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) rights charity, to ensure the services we provide for our residents are accessible and fair. It will also help Radian to perform as an employer of choice for LGB people.

 

The new training programme for January to March 2014 is now available! Training programmes are tailored around courses available in your local area.

You can view the programme by clicking the image below or you can collect a hard copy from your local Radian office or from your local Community Involvement Team by phoning 0300 123 1 567.

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Rother training programme Thames training programme


Want to attend?

To request a place on any of the courses, print the booklet and return it, filled in, to the address provided in the programme. Alternatively, you can phone us and request a copy in the post. Just call 0300 123 1 567.

Your local team

The Community Development Officers responsible for training are:

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Photograph of Matthew Barton Photograph of Helen Humphries currently vacant Photograph of Shabana Farooq
Matthew Barton Helen Humphries Currently vacant  Shabana Farooq