BEN is a very unique organisation that employs around 440 dedicated individuals to do its important work.
These include nurses, carers, domestic assistants, chefs and kitchen assistants, gardeners, maintenance operatives, physio and activities therapists, welfare officers, a marketing team, fundraisers, events organisers and administrators. Meet our staff.
working life at BEN
We employ people from all kinds of backgrounds; the private and public sectors, blue chip companies, those returning to work after a break and some straight from education; many experiencing life in the charity sector for the first time, and most taking enormous satisfaction from the experience.
Our purpose is to help and support people, and that mission extends to our staff as well as our beneficiaries. We strive to create a ‘family atmosphere' of informality and support, with an open-door management policy.
Many of our employees, once ‘bitten by the BEN bug', stay with us for several years, either in the same job or moving onwards and upwards; it is a telling statistic that over 25% of our staff have been with us for over 10 years. Long lasting friendships are also made within BEN and endure for many years.
We provide a wide range of benefits for our staff and have a strong commitment to training and development. Our policy is to promote from within wherever possible, we plan ahead and work with staff to prepare them for future progression. This includes the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications.
It is a tired old cliche to say that an organisation's greatest asset is its workforce, but ours is far more than that. They are the friendly face that reassures our beneficiaries, the gentle hands that help our residents dress, the dedicated team in the background working hard to support those in the ‘front line' and BEN would not exist without them.