WHAT STAFF SAY
Here at Anderida we promote openness and collaboration throughout our whole staff team. We think it is important to share thoughts collectively and continue to grow as an organisation through consistent analysis of our staff experiences, this also includes some of the challenges that staff may face working here but with that also comes the many reasons why people love being part of Anderida and most importantly the many aspects that keep them here!
WHAT MAKES PEOPLE WANT TO COME AND WORK HERE
"Felt there was a really good attitude to equality and diversity, and this was important to me."
"I wanted stability and permanency."
"Excellent training, a good opportunity to develop competency/progression/CV."
"Word of mouth, heard great things from colleagues who worked here."
"Liked the homely environment."
"I liked the shift work and then having days off, it suited my lifestyle at the time.
"Wanted to be part of a team."
"Liked the idea of doing activities with young people."
"It is a really well resourced organisation, so felt young people would be well cared for."
"Worked and studied in this field and wanted to broaden experience in this specialised area."
"I wanted a change and a challenge."
"Thought it would be good for personal development and overcome past trauma."
"I wanted to fight for Looked After Children's rights."
"Had been a looked after child (LAC) and wanted to help give other LAC children a better experience."
"I felt it met with my skill set."
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES OF THE JOB
"Self doubt, can I do this?"
"There can be a lot of stress and responsibility."
"Having to work evenings and weekends."
"Sometimes feel resentful, we all care about each other but when things are difficult it can feel more personal."
"Difficulties achieving balance between Anderida and our own lives."
"There is a high level of commitment outside of shift allocated hours for meetings, inductions etc."
"Too much work."
"Feeling burnt out."
"There is sooo much training"
"I would like more money"
"There is a lot of paperwork"
"It doesn't work well for me shift wise"
WHAT KEEPS PEOPLE HERE
"Love and loyalty."
"Proud to be part of the organisation"
"We go over and above for all of our children"
"The relationships with colleagues, social side and friendships"
"Commitment to the shared vision"
"The way the organisation brings people on and we all get to share amazing experiences"
"The way the organisation supports staff"
"Involvement and participation, being part of something"
"Non-Violent Resistance (NVR)- It's brilliant!"
"Openness and honesty is a fundamental part of the culture."
"Success! We have so many great outcomes for young people but also as an organisation and individually."
"Personal and professional development."