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The Fed is one of the largest employers in north Manchester. We’re proud to employ more than 300 people, many of whom are based at Heathlands Village and directly involved in the care our residents.

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Many people have worked with us for years and years and quite a few are related to each other. This tells us that we are not only a good employer, but a happy, family orientated place to work.

We also employ people within our wider community teams who support people who live in their own homes. As a large organisation, we need plenty of office staff to support our frontline services.

Current Job Vacancies with The Fed

Vacancies crop up quite often so come back soon if you haven’t seen anything for you today!

Contact our HR department today to find out more about current vacancies:

Contact details:

recruitment@thefed.org.uk
0161 772 4800

Training and development with The Fed

All of our staff must undertake compulsory training and staff personal development is very high on our list of priorities. We want people to be satisfied in their job, have room to progress and plenty of opportunities for ongoing training. We encourage people to complete professional qualifications.

To find out more about why people are happy to work for us and what perks we offer take a look at our leaflet: ‘What makes The Fed a Great Employer.’

Alternatively read below to see what these employees have to say about working with The Fed:

 

Carol Booth

What is your job?

I’m a Children’s Centre Play Leader and do ‘bank’ work as a care assistant in Moorview, our Supported Independent Living facility.

How long have you worked for The Fed?

Around 14 years.

What do you do on a daily basis?

I plan and run fun, educational activities for children with special needs and others without disabilities. I support parents who attend our Mums ‘n’ Tots sessions. When I work in Moorview I give care and support to the tenants.

What things do you love about your job?

Making a difference to someone’s life. Making every day special for them.

Do you feel able to voice your opinion e.g. through the staff forum? Do you believe your opinion counts?

Yes.

What in your opinion is the best staff perk offered by The Fed?

Training is offered and staff are encouraged to complete it. The car parking facilities are good.

Why would you recommend The Fed to someone else as an employer and place of work?

The Fed supports and values its staff members and treats everyone they support with dignity and respect.


Dave Hesk

What is your job?

I am a porter and driver.

How long have you worked for The Fed?

I have worked here for 3 years.

What do you do on a daily basis?

It’s really varied. I set up meeting rooms; clean and maintain the communal areas and grounds, and keep everywhere safe and free of hazards; I move furniture and items all over our site; I also drive our mini-buses, transporting residents on shopping trips or fun days out. During busy times, I multi-task – helping other teams meet their deadlines. We all help each other out. We’re like one big family.

What things do you love about your job?

The team work and that not one day is ever the same, but what does stay the same is the care and understanding all our staff have for our residents. The training opportunities here are fantastic. They really help you build the confidence to ensure your job is done efficiently and effectively. I actually love working for The Fed. Everyone is so kind and friendly.

Do you feel able to voice your opinion e.g. through the staff forum? Do you believe your opinion counts?

I’m a Communication Champion which means I voice the team’s opinions and questions at our staff forum. Management listen to, take on board and where possible will take action.

What in your opinion is the best staff perk offered by The Fed?

The Healthcare scheme which means you can claim money back for new glasses, dental work and physio.

Why would you recommend The Fed to someone else as an employer and place of work?

From day one you will feel valued and work with such a great friendly team.


Ian Johnson

What is your job?

I am a charge nurse on ‘Oakwood’. This is a small nursing household where we care for people with dementia and behavioural problems.

How long have you worked for The Fed?

Seven years.

What do you do on a daily basis?

I have fun with residents, their family and staff and iron out any problems. We use our staff skills and we engage with outside professional help when needed. Above all we make the people we care for feel valued and needed. On any one day you may find me singing, dancing with a resident or fine-tuning their care or risk plan.

What things do you love about your job?

Seeing a new resident become confident, trusting and hearing their relatives say, ‘I’ve got my mum (or dad) back!’

Do you feel able to voice your opinion e.g. through the staff forum? Do you believe your opinion counts?

I have had some of my opinions actionned so I can say that I do feel listened to by The Fed.

What in your opinion is the best staff perk offered by The Fed?

I’m very well paid for a job I enjoy – so that’s the best perk! But I’d say the Healthcare scheme is second to none. I binned my old, more expensive private scheme when The Fed’s was introduced. I claim for physio, osteopathy, dental care and glasses.

Why would you recommend The Fed to someone else as an employer and place of work?

Because it offers good staffing ratios, a friendly, caring atmosphere and very good pay and working conditions.

Students placements and work experience

The Fed recognises the importance of nurturing the skills of future employees in social care and, at times, can offer student placements and work experience opportunities

To find out about current placement and work experience opportunities, please contact our Training Manager on 0161 772 4800 or email us