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Fair Ways is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and families and we expect all our staff to share this commitment.

Our values are upfront and non-negotiable.
Our work is crucial and can be transformational.

Our people are important to us!

We value people who want to make a difference and are committed to offering world-class care and support to children and young people.

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Join a world-class team!

We will not apologise for calling our staff great, the best, or world-class. We believe our staff are the best, and we celebrate that by shouting it from the rooftops!

We are an inclusive organisation that really thrives in working together towards a common goal - making a difference!

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Be proud to come to work!

Exciting Benefits

We work hard for those who need us and reward those that work for us. We want you to be happy and healthy and we reward our staff by going beyond the usual benefits, to give you that little bit extra.

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Join a world-class team!

We will not apologise for calling our staff great, the best, or world-class. We believe our staff are the best, and we celebrate that by shouting it from the rooftops!

We are an inclusive organisation that really thrives in working together towards a common goal - making a difference!

Find your perfect team

Exciting Benefits

We work hard for those who need us and reward those that work for us. We want you to be happy and healthy and we reward our staff by going beyond the usual benefits, to give you that little bit extra.

FIND OUT ABOUT OUR AWESOME BENEFITS

A Support Worker for Fair Ways is the best job! You get to spend your time with the young people and see them leave a different person!

Chris W
Support Worker

Why work with us?

We work hard for those who need us and for those that work for us. We want you to be happy and healthy and we reward our staff by going beyond the usual benefits to give you that little bit extra.

We will not apologise for calling our staff great, the best, or world-class. We believe our staff are the best, and we celebrate that by shouting it from the rooftops!

Fair Ways employees deserve the best and are rewarded with a generous benefits package to fit their needs.

We're a Charity

On the face of it, working for a charity may not be a massive benefit, but by being a charity, we proudly reinvest our profits back into the organisation; helping improve the lives of children in our care.

Being a charity and caring about making a difference is at the heart of what we do and who we are. It is a huge benefit.

4-Monthly Salary Review

As Fair Ways succeeds, we make sure you also have the opportunity to. Our unique Fair Pay Panel rewards your progress with the ability to regularly apply for pay increases.

The Fair Pay Panel is a process that sees you put in charge of your career progression and a system that is designed to be employee-led and focussed.

Diverse Culture

We don’t tolerate negativity or a blame culture. We’re a positive and innovative bunch who look after each other, and we want to keep it that way!

Share our values and principles and you'll be welcomed into Fair Ways with open arms and gain a second family!

Outstanding Training

We train people well enough so they can leave, but treat them well enough so they don’t want to. We have been there, done it and learned what works.

Not only do we have our own in-house training and development team, but we create and get our own training courses accredited so others can follow our lead.

Regular Away Days

We all need to relax once in a while and what better way to do that than with team days and events. Our away days range from classroom-based days - to days in Wales, working together as a team in outdoor activities such as canoeing and paddleboarding to work your way through testing challenges.

Wellbeing Support

We understand that our employees are more than numbers on a spreadsheet. We look after each other and value our wellbeing.

We offer a confidential, 24/7, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) that supports your personal wellbeing because we care about you as a person.

Annual Leave

Fair Ways understand that our people deserve to have a life away from work. For that reason, each and every member of staff will receive a minimum of 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays).

This will increase to 32 days with an added length of service accrual scheme.

Holiday Purchase

Fancy boosting your annual leave entitlement even more? No worries! Fair Ways offers all staff the chance to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave through a Holiday Purchase Scheme.

This scheme provides employees with the opportunity to take that extra break when they need it most.

Staff Lotteries

We run 3 regular staff lotteries throughout the year - a Monthly Lottery for a £100 gift voucher; a Holiday Lottery for the chance to win a £1,000 holiday of your choice; and a Senior Leaders Lottery for the chance to win a weekend away or gift hamper of your choice.

All three lotteries are free to enter, with eligible employees automatically added to each draw.

Health Care Scheme

As a contracted member of staff, you will be eligible for a free health care programme upon completion of your first 12 months of employment.

This cash health care plan will not cost you a penny but will enable you to claim back costs for a wide range of services including dentistry and massages.

Welcome Bonus

Fair Ways introduced a Welcome Bonus Scheme in 2021, offering new employees up to £1,000 when they successfully apply to work at Fair Ways.

The scheme runs throughout the year on job adverts, with key jobs receiving the added incentive bonus.

Recruitment Bonus

Fancy boosting your salary? Know a friend or family member that shares our values?

If so, the Recruitment Bonus Scheme is for you. The scheme offers £1,000 to employees who successfully recommend someone they know to work for Fair Ways.

The Added Extras

First impressions count. That’s why there are a few added extra benefits that go above and beyond from your very first day of onboarding.

Free DBS and background checks

Free PRINT profiling

Free parking at all our locations

Bespoke induction programme

Flexible working available

Shadow shifts available

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Blue Light Card

As an employee of Fair Ways, you are eligible to apply for a Blue Light Card for health and social care workers. The Blue Light Card provides discounts from high street and online retailers, as well as access to special events for key workers.

Social Gatherings

We are an organisation that like to meet up and see each other, and the summer is no exception!

Each year, we hold a summer festival called Fair Ways Fest that is open to and free for all employees and their families. The event has grown in size every year, with live bands, petting zoos and free food and drink to keep you entertained for an afternoon, whilst you get to socialise with your friends and colleagues.

Opportunities for development

We offer progressive career development opportunities to those who want to progress through the organisation. In our Future Leader and Senior Leaders Programmes, we have distinct leadership and management programmes that are aimed at developing the next leaders of Fair Ways.

Our Senior Leaders and Future Leaders programmes provide a combination of Outward Bound activities in the Brecon Beacons, including trekking, caving, climbing, water activities and classroom learning.

Cycle 2 Work Scheme

Open twice a year, Fair Ways Cycle 2 Work Scheme allows our employees to purchase a bicycle at a substantially discounted rate. This is a huge benefit to both our staff and the environment!

Please Note

All applicants must be over 18, hold a full UK driving licence and own their own car. (All applicants for our Wales services must be at least 21 years old)

All staff will undergo DBS checks at the appropriate level.

We cannot accept a Curriculum Vitae as an application

DBS Guidance

The amendments to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) provides that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’. This means that they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

View our DBS Flowchart here
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