Why choose Spire?

There are many social care organisations in the Preston area, so why should you join our team? We are an established provider of support to adults who have a learning disability. One of few family-led not-for-profit organisations in Lancashire, which means the families of the people we support are invited to join the organisation as trustees or members and help direct or inform the decisions that are made to ensure these are in the best interests for the people we support.

Being a smaller organisation allows us to provide quality support. There is a real sense of community at Spire and we pride ourselves on knowing the people we support really well.

We received a glowing report from CQC during our last inspection. You can also read some of the other lovely things they and other people have said about us here.

I’ve heard enough, where do I apply?!

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Still not convinced?

Here are a few more reasons why we think you should choose us!

Career Development

At Spire, we are keen to support all of our team members in their career development. After passing your probation period as a support worker you will be offered the opportunity to enrol onto an NVQ/Diploma in Health & Social Care.

There are also opportunities to progress available throughout the organisation, and different roles and responsibilities that staff can undertake to compliment different skill sets.

Most of our management team started as support workers and were able to develop their career with Spire.

Recruitment and Staff Matching

When recruiting new staff we look at a person’s qualities, not qualifications. Training can always be provided, but the right person is hard to find.

We develop staff matching tools with the people we support to find out what is important to them in a support worker. This helps to ensure both the people we support and their support team are well suited to make your time together enjoyable.

As part of our interview process you will be asked to attend a meet and greet session with some of the people we support, this enables them to provide feedback and be involved in the recruitment process. It also gives you a taste of what the job entails.

Training and Induction

Your learning and development is important to us and you will be provided with an in depth training programme. Some of this will be completing online sublimated with some face to face sessions. All completed training is paid.

We believe a good induction is vital to the success of a new team member and to maintain the quality support we provide. Once recruited, you will complete an office induction where you would be enrolled on your training programme and provided with important information about the organisation. You will then complete a thorough induction with the people we support, shadowing experienced staff members.

During induction you will be asked to create your own one page profile which shares key information about you. This helps us and the people you are supporting get to know what is important to you and how we can best support you in your new role.

Our Values

Our values are at the core of everything we do. To read more about them please visit our Values page.

A Good Work/Life Balance

We try our best to ensure that our staff have a good work/life balance. We also try our best to accommodate peoples hobbies and activities outside of work and where appropriate will encourage these within the workplace if they would benefit the people we support.

Want to join our team?

If you would like to apply for a position with us, please fill in our application form by clicking the button below