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Why work for us?

Why work for Groundwork?

Working with Groundwork Greater Nottingham offers our staff the opportunity to gain a unique breadth of experience, whether you are just beginning your working life or seeking a new role to develop your career further.

Working for Groundwork Greater Nottingham offers a number of benefits – not just in the traditional sense but also through knowing that your work, whatever part you play, is helping to make a real difference to the communities we serve.

We employ a unique range of staff - landscape architects, project workers, community and education workers, youth and play workers, food officers, employment advisors, support workers, development staff and a range of support services staff including admin, HR, finance, facilities and marketing.

Every employee and volunteer is important and you can all make a difference to our success. We will be there to help and support you to settle into the organisation and to understand what is expected of you. For further information about working for Groundwork Greater Nottingham please visit our Case Studies Section.

We are committed to equality and diversity and aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the community we serve. Our approach to diversity aims to recognise and value difference to enable all staff to contribute and realise their full potential.

Please see our Equality and Diversity Policy for further information.

     Holidays

A generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays is available for all staff.

    Pension Scheme

All staff have the opportunity to join the Trust’s pension scheme after 3 months employment. The Trust offers a money-purchase scheme with Aegon. If you make a contribution of 4.5% then the Trust will make a contribution of 7.5%.

    Professional Subscriptions

If you are a member of a professional body e.g. the Landscape Institute, which is relevant and job-related then the Trust will reimburse your subscription on an annual basis.

    Training and Development

We are committed to training and development and all staff and volunteers have a personal development plan. The Trust retains the Investors in People standard, first awarded in 2003 and where appropriate supports staff with accredited training and gaining professional qualifications e.g. CMLI, CIPD, Prince 2.

    Childcare Vouchers

Staff can benefit from a significant reduction in the cost of childcare with childcare vouchers, which enable you to make tax and NI savings on your childcare costs if you use registered childcare.

Health and Wellbeing

Staff can join the Westfield Healthcare Scheme, who are an NHS supporting, non-profit making organisation. For a weekly sum they provide benefits which are designed to counteract some of the charges of dental / eye care and also provide cash payments in the event of hospitalisation or illness.

    Counselling

Your line manager and / or the HR team are happy to listen and talk to you about any concerns or issues you have. However we understand that staff may, from time to time, need to talk to an independent person about concerns / worries and have therefore arranged a totally confidential, free helpline.

You will have access to our counselling service which offers free and confidential counselling. We also have access to an Occupational Health Service which provides health checks and support.

    Work-Life Balance

Hours of Work

We recognise that flexibility at work, particularly with start and finish times and hours at work can help staff to balance commitments they have outside of work, particularly around childcare. We are therefore happy to consider any requests for flexible working fairly and seriously and will, where possible, try to accommodate an alternative pattern of work.

Company Sick Pay Scheme

The Trust operates a generous Company Sick Pay scheme.

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