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You can flourish too!

Our carersand 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.


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.

Photograph of resident with carer


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.


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...

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
  • Refer a friend bonus for vacancies within Radian Support (available until end of March 2015)


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.


EST logoThe 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.

Check out our Events Programme from January-June 2015!





Upcoming events

 Bordon Care CoverWhat: Care Recruitment Day in Bordon

When: Tuesday 3 March, 10:00-14:00

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

Details: Come and chat, with up to four industry employers in speed-dating style interviews. No previous experience necessary, as all relevant training will be provided if you’re successful. You’ll need to have a naturally caring nature and genuinely wish to make a difference to an older person’s life, either in their own home, or in sheltered accommodation. Ideally, you’d be a driver with your own transport, BUT those who rely on public transport/walking won’t be denied because of this, and have been taken on in the past, by some employers. There are also sheltered or care home positions available.

To book a place for any of these events please contact the EST Team on 0800 422 0570, Option 1 or e-mail Remember to dress to impress!

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ESTcareersanalysisbuttonWhat: Careers guidance day

When: Tuesday 10 March

Where: Longwood House, Common Road, Langley, Slough, SL3 8TN from 11am-4pm.

Details: Not sure which career path is for you? See EST for an in-depth careers analysis. If you're unemployed, wanting a career change or simply wonering where your skills/interest lie, see us for an in-depth careers analysis to identify not only hwat skills you can take into the work place, but to carve your road to success. All appointments will take one hour and will be conducted informally. To book your place or find out more call the EST team on 0800 422 0570 (option 1) or email

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Apprentices ButtonWhat: Apprenticeships & Traineeships at Radian!

When: Wednesday 18 March, 14:00-17:00

Where: Apprenticeships Open Day at RKdia, Portsmouth Road, Horndean, Waterlooville, PO8 9NN

Details: Living in a Radian home? Aged between 16-24? If you've left school/college and you're not in employment, education or training, you might be interested in one of Radians apprenticeships or a traineeship. We are currently recruiting: 2 apprenticeships in Business Admin for our offices in Horndean and Petersfield, and 1 apprentice in Hospitality and Catering at RKdia, Horndean. No need to book, just show up!

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Soton Taster PicWhat: Training Taster Day in Southampton

When: 25 March, 10:00-14:00

Where: St Denys Church, Dundee Rd, St Denys, Soton, SO17 2ND

Details: If you’re unsure of the type of training you’d like to commit to, Radian EST are offering numerous ‘taster’ sessions at our Training Taster Day. Each session will last no longer than an hour, and will give you a taster of the full course. At this event we will be offering: Working in Retail and Hospitality, Basic First Aid, Childcare and Early Years, Basic IT and Vacancy Match & more! More details on the PDF.

Free lunch and refreshments provided! Booking is essential, so please contact the EST Team on 0800 422 0570 Option 1, or email

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ConstructionButtonWhat: Careers in Construction

When: Tuesday 7 April - Thursday 16 April 2015.

Where: Mill Chase Academy, Mill Chase Road, Bordon GU35 0ER

Details: Two week training programme covering CSCS cards/tests, manual handling, effective communication, teamworking, health & safety and interview skills. All successful enrolees are guaranteed interviews for a 3 week work experience placement on the Quebec Park site. To find out more or book call the EST team on 0800 422 0570 9option 1) or email

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Job Club PosterWhat: 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

Details: All residents welcome, drop in session for job advice and CV writing. Click the poster for more details!

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

What EST offers

EST has training programmes in all 4 Radian areas and offer a CV writing service. The training covers a whole range of skills, accredited and non-accredited courses such as:

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

Radian is committed to helping our residents flourish. It is 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. If you are looking to get into employment, let us give you a guiding hand.

Employer's ToolkitThe EST team have also created a booklet called the 'Employer's Toolkit: A Guide to Work Placements and Apprenticeships' which details 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!photo of the EST Team

    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 and we will guide you through.

Want to find out even more about EST? Why not have a look through their leaflet!


mentoring leaflet coverabout EST leaflet cover



If you fancy becoming a Community Volunteer or doing some Volunteer Mentoring, look through this leaflet for more info!

Does it sound like something you'd like to be more involved in? If so, download this application form as best you can, post it back and a member of EST will be in touch!


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.








Training programmes are tailored around courses available in your local area.

Check the programme for your area 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.

Avon courses

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Rother courses

Please view the Rother 'Skills for Life' booklet to see what's going on in your area.

Solent courses

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Thames courses

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Want to attend a course?

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:

Avon Rother Solent Thames
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Matthew Barton Currently vacant Currently vacant  Shabana Farooq