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The Fed is one of the largest employers in north Manchester.

We’re proud to employ more than 350 people, many of whom are based at Heathlands Village and directly involved in the care our residents.

Do you want to join our team? Check out the forms below, General for non-care roles and Social Care Worker if you’re interested in care.

General Application Form

Social Care Worker

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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.

A large number of people work at our Heathlands Village care home.  We also employ people within our community teams supporting individuals, couples and families who live in their own homes. As a large organisation, we need plenty of office staff to support our front-line services.

We offer lots of employee benefits:

Blue Light Card

We reimburse staff £4.95 for a 2-year Blue Light discount card for gym membership, holidays and more.

Health Benefit Scheme

We provide a free healthcare scheme, saving you money at the dentist and optician or if you go into hospital (worth over £100 p.a.).

Monthly Staff Draw

All staff are automatically entered into a monthly staff draw for a £20 high street shopping voucher.

Blackpool Pleasure Beach Discount

Our staff are all part of a scheme offering family discounts on trips to Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Occupational Sickness Pay

We provide occupational sick pay after a qualifying period which increases with your length of service.

Staff Pension Scheme

We have a staff pension scheme and contribute to this for every employee who chooses to join.

Free Uniform

We provide free uniforms for most employees inc: those working in care andnursing, portering, house-keeping, catering, hospitality and maintenance.

Onsite Cafe

Our onsite Central Café offers a selection of hot and cold meals, with food also available from our village shop.

Employee of The Month Award

Our ‘Employee of the Month’ award comes with a £50 high street shopping voucher for the winner and entry for ‘Employee of the Year’.

Festive Bonus

All our employees receive shopping vouchers in December as a thank you and festive bonus.

Free Employee Support

Our employees have free access to independent advice, support and counselling on a wide range of issues.

Generous Holidays

All staff are entitled to paid annual holidays which increase with their length of service.

Life Assurance

Our scheme means that if an employee dies whilst employed by us, a payment of twice their annual salary will be paid to a named beneficiary.

Training and Development

We offer many opportunities for employees to develop their careers and gain qualifications which are linked to pay increases.

Appraisal and Supervision

Our staff are well supported through regular supervision and appraisal and we hold the Investors in People Award.

DBS paid

We will cover the cost of your DBS (police check).

Long Service Awards

We mark long service with a presentation and gift of shopping vouchers, which increase in value with years of service.

Great Public Transport Links

We are situated close to bus routes numbered 92 to 95 and are 10 minutes’ walk from Bury New Road.

Retirement Gifts

On retirement employees receive gifts of money. The value depends on years of service and are pro rata for part-time employees.

Special Bonuses

We award shopping vouchers on completion of probationary period and for helping us recruit new members of staff.

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:
0161 772 4800

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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?


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

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