Turning Point Scotland is committed to recruiting the best people for the job – from support workers and administrative staff to operations managers and nurses. Whatever your skills, whatever your ambitions, there’s a good chance you’ll find the job suited to you.
Hear from Sandra why she likes working for Turning Point Scotland.
As an employee of Turning Point Scotland you could look forward to a selection of benefits. Here are just some of the reasons why you should work with us:
Turning Point Scotland operates a defined contribution scheme which the company contributes 4% of the employee’s basic salary for all members. On top of this all staff are entered into a death in service scheme. If a staff member dies whilst employed the scheme pays out the following benefit – three times salary to pension members and one times salary to non-pension members.
Turning Point Scotland supports life-work balance and recognises that there will be times when you may wish to reduce or alter your hours of work to fit in with family commitments. In recognition of this we have introduced a comprehensive framework of policies to promote flexible working throughout the organisation.
Employee Assistance Programme
In recognition of the impact that personal and other difficulties can have on the quality of input workers make in the workplace, we have in place an excellent employee assistance programme which is provided by Workplace Options. The confidential support includes both telephone and face to face counselling for staff. Information packs relating to various aspects of work and life such as relationship breakdowns, debt management, moving house and consumer rights are also offered. This information can be accessed via the telephone, email or through a user friendly website for TPS staff.
Worker Representative Arrangements
Turning Point Scotland recognises Unite, the Union and through liaision with a designated full-time official and a network of locally elected representatives, seeks to engage positively with workers and to maintain positive employee relations on both an individual and collective basis.
Turning Point Scotland also has the benefit of an active employee representative council, EAR4U. This is a forum where the emphasis is on sharing information and getting involved in the decision making processes which impact on employment with the organisation. Local employee representatives work with colleagues to identify issues which are of importance to workers and which affect their working lives.
Positive About Disability
Turning Point Scotland is committed to supporting the employment of people with a disability and has been accredited by JobcentrePlus as being “Positive About Disabled People” and holds a ‘Certificate in Best Practice’ from Epilepsy Scotland.
We will guarantee that applicants declaring on their application form that they have a disability (where their disability falls or is likely fall within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010), and who meet the essential criteria outlined for the post, will be invited to attend for an interview.
Training and Development
New employees joining the organisation will undergo an induction training programme which will confirm that they have the competencies necessary to provide safe and effective services to the people we support, and help them to achieve the necessary standards.
Training at Turning Point Scotland is provided on an ongoing basis to support workers to develop their skills and knowledge as well as providing them with the confidence to achieve the highest possible standard. Training takes a number of forms and may be tutor-led, through distance learning, on-line or on the job and at team meetings.
All training courses are matched to National Care Standards to ensure they meet care sector standards and to provide staff with some of the building blocks towards a vocational qualification, allowing them to register with the Scottish Social Services Council.
We also offer leadership and management development in line with care sector best practice. We ensure that our managers share the same values and vision for the future, thereby creating a Turning Point Scotland brand or style of supportive and knowledgeable management and leadership to create services and teams which are the best they can be.