Investing in your future

Your personal and professional development is a priority at SHP.  Our comprehensive Learning and Development programme is designed to support all our staff to develop the confidence, skills and knowledge they need to successfully carry out their role, whether they are working in frontline services, in our central services teams, or in management. Our training programme is developing all the time, with new sessions designed to respond to the evolving needs of staff and a dynamic e-learning system coming onstream in 2017.

Our training is informed by Psychologically Informed principles, meaning that our approach is rooted in an understanding of the psychological and emotional wellbeing of individuals, particularly those with histories of complex trauma. We are developing reflective practice across the organisation in order to better support our clients and build staff resilience in coping with the emotional impact of demanding work.

We are also committed to providing structured career pathways so that staff can realise their full potential and find opportunities for advancement within SHP.  Many staff who began in relatively junior roles at SHP have since progressed into more senior roles and management positions. We are particularly keen to ensure that people who are in their first role in the sector can continue to build their career at SHP.

Opportunities and benefits

While the majority of our vacancies are for permanent roles in frontline services, we also recruit to our locum bank and to a variety of permanent central support roles in areas such as finance, housing management, business support, HR and communications.

From administrative and assistant roles to specialist and management positions, we are committed to supporting all of our staff to develop their skills and to providing opportunities for career progression.

Whatever your role at SHP, you’ll have the satisfaction of working in an organisation that really makes a difference, and enjoy the support of a diverse, knowledgeable and dedicated staff team.

As an SHP employee you are entitled to a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salaries, regularly benchmarked against the rest of the sector
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in some services
  • 33 days’ annual leave, rising to 36 days, inclusive of Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme to which SHP will pay in the equivalent 5% of your annual salary
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), available to all staff
  • Paid carers' leave and compassionate leave
  • Generous parental leave (16 weeks full pay and up to 24 weeks half pay) and four weeks paid paternity leave, depending on length of service
  • Sick leave, up to three months full pay then three months half pay
  • Interest free public transport season ticket loan (after six months)
  • Tax exemption for ’cycle to work’ scheme, childcare vouchers and payroll giving