Station House, Station Road, Kendal
Cumbria LA9 6SA
If you want to know what Oaklea is really about, strip it back to its bare essentials - we’re all about people.
We’re very proud of how, every day, we help transform so many different lives in a multitude of ways.
Here’s Paul speaking in Summer 2019 he supports a group of adults in Ferryhill, County Durham. He’s developed a real bond with the guys he’s with - its definitely not just a job to him - no wonder he’s been with us for a long time:
And this is Liv - she has a double life (!) - she supports people in South Lakeland and combines this role with leading our Customer Advice Team at Station House (the main point of contact for our customers, stakeholders etc) -it means she sees how our work impacts on customers lives in many ways. She says she gets a lot out of working for Oaklea:
The mechanics of our organisation mean there are lots of important people in the background (mostly unseen by those whose day to day living depends on us) making sure Oaklea delivers its promises, but our focus and motivation is always for the people we assist.
Our teams operate throughout the North of England, covering an area from Nottingham and Cheshire up to Cumbria, Northumberland and the Borders.
If you would be interested in joining the Oaklea Trust team then we’d be delighted to hear from you - HR Team
INVESTORS IN PEOPLE 2018-2021 -We have also secured our IIP status 2018-2021.
Oaklea’s annual Investors in People (IIP) review was carried out in September 2019. A selection of employees and Managers from Oaklea and Right2work were interviewed by Ian Hartley from IIP.
HR Manager, Helen Shaw: “Oaklea have maintained their IIP standard accreditation and this resonates with the hard work put in by our employees. The IIP review was a very positive one highlighting the work Oaklea and R2W do in line with our mission statement, values and workplace behaviours. The review of current objectives were discussed and future actions put in place for the IIP 2020 review.
Key recommendations to take forward are enhancing two way communication between employees and Managers, further guidance for employees to prepare for annual Performance and Achievement reviews and further promotion to employees of the Sovereign Healthcare Cash Plan. New developments are Oaklea’s health and wellbeing strategy and identify wellbeing champions within the organisation. Champions to be developed across the organisation as a whole to include the expansion of Champions in the following areas: Dignity, Induction and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS). We are developing the key recommendations as outlined in Oaklea’s IIP report and we will be taking forward these forward into 2020.”
On 12 December 2019 two of the team from R2W Community Works mounted the IIP plaque outside our HQ
LATEST HR NEWS
25 November - Our HR team we’re busy at the weekend promoting opportunities at Oaklea to students at Kendal College.Here you can see Stephen Parkinson ready to take on all comers as he extolled the merits of the new Oaklea Apprentice Academy launching in Feb 2020. “It was good to meet tutors and students who might get involved with the Apprentice Academy if they’re doing a Health & Social Care course. It was a great opportunity to spread the word about our plans.”
Our HR Team will be at SkillsFest this weekend at Kendal College -join us to find out more about the Oaklea Apprentice Academy which launches in February 2020. Plus find out about working at Oaklea.
We’ve got a brand new Supported Living Project in Cumbria that launches in January 2020. It will help support 4 young adults in Ulverston play a full role in their community - if you want to know more about what this could entail - come along to our informal get together in early December.
Look out for our informal coffee morning jobs event in Workington in December (Monday 9th) 1000-1300 at the Oval Centre, Salterbeck.
We’re holding a Jobs Fair in Workington end November for our Homecare team -Friday 29th to be exact - please register