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Outcomes First Group

Sector
Other
Location:
Bolton
Established in
1995
Employees
5026
             

About us

Welcome to Outcomes First Group - Innovators in education and care and the leading children’s service provider in the UK.

We are passionate about making a difference to those we support, educate and care for with expert teams across the country providing individually tailored support plans for each child and young person in our care. This creates a safe and nurturing environment in which these individuals can learn, grow and succeed.

Throughout our journey, we have joined forces with other established fostering agencies, specialist schools and residential care homes to create an inclusive world, committed to equality and diversity for all.

Our vision is simple yet powerful; to build incredible futures for vulnerable children and young adults in the UK by empowering them to be happy and make their way in the world.

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Awards

What employees say

"I love how much of a family feel there is across the company. Every department is equally open to welcoming questions and interaction from others with a really easy flow of information across departments."

"OFG does everything to make work enjoyable and cares about the mental health of workers too. Leadership are approachable for any situations; are great leaders; and easy to talk too. 10/10"

Grace and Ben
Learning Support Assistants
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94%
People here are treated fairly regardless of their race or ethnic origin.

86%
People here are given a lot of responsibility.

85%
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".

83%
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.

83%
When you join the organisation, you are made to feel welcome.

What defines us

Our culture defines us...everyone is focused on delivering positive outcomes for the people we care for and educate. It's the reason why we all get out of bed in the morning! We are a group of like-minded people who work together with a passionate and relentless focus on delivering positive outcomes for the vulnerable children, young people and adults in our care. All of our programmes, practices and policies help to strengthen our unique culture which is clearly defined in our vision, mission and values.

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What inspires us

Our new communications platform, Engage is a ‘never seen before’ platform for the Group and for the first time, truly unites colleagues and enables them to share news of the amazing outcomes they deliver for the people they care for and educate.

Engage is our go-to employee app which offers cross-divisional and Group news; access to systems and policies; tools and resources; a career and development portal; access to wellbeing and benefits resources; connects people to our charity and social activities; job opportunities; and much much more.

Engage also provides fast and easy access to employee discounts, salary sacrifice programmes and other benefits to help make your salary stretch further.

Through Engage people can socialise through our brand new Book Club. The group vote for the monthly read and meet monthly to discuss the book and generally have fun. The group now has more than 35 members and continues to grow.

 

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At a glance

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Action highlights


We want to create an exceptional inclusive culture in which all colleagues feel appreciated, so we created a One Moment in Time policy which recognises that there are moments in every employee’s life that need a little celebration, so therefore we have given each person one day additional leave per year, fully paid, in order to celebrate any event which is important to them.

We have also partnered with Inclusive Employers who are offering us support in taking the Group on a journey to make inclusion an everyday reality. With their guidance we can identify the areas in which we can continue to improve.

Outcomes First Group has been approved as a Fostering Friendly Employer, demonstrating our commitment to support any colleague who is a foster carer.

We have also created a menopause policy to encourage women to have open conversations with their line manager to talk about how they are affected and discuss how their place of work can be made more comfortable during menopausal symptoms.

 

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Word from the top

I am proud of our culture in Outcomes First Group. We are a team of more than 5,000 colleagues working in schools, residential care homes and fostering agencies across the UK, all led by values which inspire, empower and unite us to deliver the best education and care for some of the most vulnerable children, young people and adults in our society.

Colleagues roles have special meaning to them; and whilst our work is challenging, the camaraderie we share gets us through the inevitable tough times.

All of our colleagues have an unwavering commitment to those in their care and I’m honoured to lead and be part of such an incredible team and I want to thank each and every one of them for creating a fantastic culture.

David Leatherbarrow
CEO
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Career and jobs

Application tips

Our values, vision and mission describe our culture perfectly, so if you are interested in joining the Outcomes First Group family, then take a look at them and consider if your values are closely aligned to them. If they are then you are taking a step closer to joining our family.

Safeguarding the people we care for and educate is our priority, therefore everyone is expected to go through pre-employment checks. You can read more about what to expect here: http://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Pre-Employment-Checks.pdf

If you've seen a role you're interested in, read the essential and desirable criteria carefully; tailor your application to them and make sure you draw out your own fantastic skills and attributes to match the role.

Our great workplace

When we say everyone deserves an incredible future, we mean it. Not just the children, young people and adults we work with, but you too. From the moment you join us, you’re on a journey into your own incredible future – making emotional connections and transforming people’s lives. And you’ll always receive the support and training you need to help you thrive.

Whatever your role, whatever your skill set, this is your opportunity to make a life-changing difference – and to also feel yourself transformed too. Our team is bursting with talented people ready to help others be the best they can be. From teachers and therapists to support workers and care workers, we all play our part – and with our Learning and Talent team working hard to power up your career, you’ll unlock your potential and make an impact on the world.

https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/vacancies/

 

Contact
Alasdair Waddell
Group Head of Resourcing

Tel: 01204 558055
Email: recruitment@ofgl.co.uk

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