Our Staff Benefits

We reward our employees for their hard work and dedication 

Our staff are our greatest asset, we value them and want to support their careers and development. Working for St Anne’s is not just a job, we believe work should be empowering, something you enjoy it is why we are proud to be St Anne’s

  • Staff benefits
  • Care as a career
  • Frequently asked questions

    We believe in offering a competitive set of benefits to all our team, if you join St Anne’s you will have access to:

    • Competitive Rates of Pay (above the real living wage level)
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Refer A Friend Scheme – up to £250 (terms and conditions apply)
    • Reward and Recognition Programme including annual staff awards ceremony and recognition of long service for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 years
    • Discounted Income Protection Scheme
    • Free Parking At Most Sites/Offices
    • 24 Hour Employee Assistance Programme through our Occupational Health Provider
    • Flexible Working Opportunities
    • Comprehensive Personal Development Plans to promote continuous opportunities for ongoing training and career development


    We provide a wide range of learning and development for all staff and support opportunities for career progression

    Our approach

    We use a range of approaches including the flexibility and convenience of online training on our online learning platform, face to face workshops and blended learning.

    Much of our training is delivered by our experienced in house Learning and Development Team. We also work with a number of external partners.

    Client involvement is central to our approach and our Client Involvement Group advise on our courses and co-deliver on several of them.

    New starters

    New starters complete a comprehensive induction with our Learning and Development Team including face to face, blended and online training as well as an induction programme in the service or team they will be working in.

    All new starters attend a face to face 2 day Introduction to St Anne’s programme which includes safeguarding and equality and diversity training as well as an introduction to the organisation.

    Tailored role specific training is also included in this initial induction period which may include: Health and safety,  Data protection, Fire safety, Display screen equipment, Moving and handling, Emergency first aid, Basic life support, Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), Professionalism in the workplace, End of life care, Introduction to mental health (learning disability, autism and dementia), Mental Capacity Act, Infection prevention and control, Fluids and nutrition, Pressure ulcer care, Medication management.

    Care Certificate

    New staff in client support roles will also be supported to complete the Care Certificate during their probationary period.

    Ongoing Development

    As well as providing mandatory refresher training for all staff, we provide a range of other ongoing development opportunities on an individual, service and organisational basis identified through individual appraisals, service developments, legal and regulatory requirements and best practice in the sector.



    We offer a wide range of apprenticeships for existing staff including:

    • Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker
    • Level 5 Leader in Adult Care
    • Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor
    • Level 5 Operational and Departmental Manager
    • Level 7 Senior Leader MBA
    • Level 3 Property and Housing Management
    • Level 4 Senior Property and Housing Management
    • Level 4 Commercial Procurement and Supply
    • Level 4 Data Analyst
    • Level 4 Project Management
    • Level 7 Accounting and Tax Specialist

    Leadership Development Programme

    Our LDP includes a range of development opportunities for aspiring, new and existing managers including specific programmes for:

    • Aspiring Managers
    • Deputies and Clinical Leads
    • Front Line Managers
    • Area Managers

    The programmes include modules on leadership, change, personal development, performance management, finance, IT, coaching and mentoring skills and service development. We also include Skills for Care Well Led and Lead to Succeed in several of the programmes.

    Sponsorship Scheme

    Our sponsorship scheme provides the opportunity for staff to apply to undertake professional qualifications and other external courses with financial and study support provided.

    We are an award-winning health and social care provider and housing association, based in Yorkshire and the North East. We have over 80 service location providing wide-ranging care to people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, nursing needs and drug and alcohol issues.

    To support you applying to work with us, here are some frequently asked questions

    • I don’t have any experience or qualifications

    This is not a problem as many people who join St. Anne’s do not have previous experience within social care. All training will be provided as part of your induction programme.

    • I have not been in employment for a while. Will this affect my chances of being offered a position?

    This is not a barrier to employment with St. Anne’s. All applicants undergo the same application, interview and recruitment process and are offered roles based on merit.


    • What are the shift patterns?

    This will depend on the service you work at. There will be rotas in place and some shifts may include weekends, evenings and nights.

    • Is personal care required as part of my role?

    This depends entirely on the service and its service users. Many of our services differ but it is quite possible that personal care may be required as part of your role. You will be asked whether you are willing to provide this as part of the application process.

    • How long does the recruitment process take?

    We aim to have new starters starting in their new roles within 8 weeks of the interview date. However, there are external factors that can affect the length of time recruitment checks take such as an individual’s DBS application and references.

    If you have any further questions, please contact our Recruitment Department on 0113 243 5151.

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