Our People

We have recently been named one of the Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) Best Places to Work. We’ve also scored above the national average in the NHS National Staff Survey and recent Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) Community Mental Health Surveys.

This positive recognition has followed a range of work that has taken place across the Trust in recent times to improve staff satisfaction and engagement.

‘Our People’ includes all of the work we are doing to ensure we are the best possible organisation for our staff, carers and service users to work and receive care.

Key themes:

  • To attract and develop skilled, knowledgeable and innovative people who believe in our core values
  • To support the health and wellbeing of staff, carers and service users
  • To allow staff to have their say on the type of place they want to work for through ‘Big Conversations’
  • Attracting and recruiting the best

    Our recruitment processes are tailored to ensure we attract and develop skilled, knowledgeable and innovative people who believe in our core values

    During the recruitment process, we treat applicants as we would like to be treated – with short timescales and the quickest possible decisions. All new starters are then given a thorough, job specific induction to help them to settle into their role.

    We try to make the best possible use of each individual’s skills, knowledge and experience during their employment with us.

    To find our more or to apply for our current vacancies visit Working for us.

     

  • Supporting health and wellbeing

    We aim to provide a working environment that enables our people to perform to the best of their ability.

    We value the diversity of our people, recognising that everyone has a unique contribution to make through their skills, knowledge and experience. We support this by offering our people a range of opportunities to develop within their role.

    Our Health & Wellbeing Strategy ensures we provide an environment that promotes the health and wellbeing of our people.

    Find out more about our Staff Health and Wellbeing Resources.

     

  • 'Big Conversations'

    ‘Big Conversations’ enable staff to take ownership of the type of place they want to work in, and to identify solutions to the various challenges we face as an organisation. These conversations consist of two-way discussions between senior staff, their colleagues and members so that everyone has the opportunity to bring about positive change to our services.

    In order to reach a wide range of people from all backgrounds and localities, the ‘Big Conversations’ campaign will include local drop-in sessions, intranet discussion forums, staff roadshows, ‘Going the Extra Mile’ presentations and front line visits from Executive staff.

    We will measure participation and engagement and monitor all feedback and ideas to improve staff satisfaction and effectiveness, resulting in even better care for our service users.

     

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