Freebridge Community Housing is based in beautiful West Norfolk, and was set up in 2006, after transferring from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk. The transfer took place after 77% of voting tenants voted in favour.

Registered with the Homes and Communities Agency, Freebridge own and manage around 7,000 homes and 17 sheltered schemes throughout the area.

Freebridge is working hard towards its vision of ‘A Better West Norfolk’ and through its mission of ‘Developing Homes and Creating Opportunities for People in West Norfolk.’ Everything it does is underpinned by its values:

  • Working Together
  • Empowerment
  • Integrity
  • Customer Focus
  • Enthusiasm

With around 200 employees, they are investing on average £8m annually in the local economy, benefiting local communities. Some of its work includes:

  • £30-million regeneration project at Hillington Square to provide homes the people aspire to live in
  • Purchasing Providence Street Community Centre as an accessible, flexible community resource in the heart of King’s Lynn
  • Investing nearly £20,000 into a Community Fund to support local charities and organisations

Employing people who truly believe in the values and possessing a ‘can do’ attitude is very important. With active engagement opportunities and relevant support offered to everyone, Freebridge is a dynamic, forward-thinking and creative place to work which nurtures talent and develops employees.

The range of additional benefits on offer includes:

  • Coaching and mentoring – Every employee can access coaching and mentoring from one of our in-house coaches
  • Wellbeing – Freebridge’s commitment includes an annual Week of Wellbeing, focusing on career, physical, mental, social, community and economic wellbeing
  • Charity Support – Each year employees adopt local charities which they support through a range of fundraising events and activities
  • Engagement – Lots of opportunities to get involved, including Employee Focus Groups and the Social Activities Meeting
  • Diversity – Everyone is treated fairly. Equality of opportunity is promoted to both customers and employees
  • Recognition – There are a range of ways for employees to be recognised for their achievements, including peer to peer.

As well as the additional benefits, people who work with Freebridge, can also receive an:

  • Annual performance appraisal linked to salary increase
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Flexible working
  • Generous stakeholder pension
  • ‘Freebridge Together’ online employee discount site
  • Investment in Personal Development/ Training
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional membership fees paid
  • Occupational Health
  • Access to counselling and other wellbeing support.

Freebridge is able to offer a wide range of roles including surveyors, senior finance posts and legal opportunities, based in historical King’s Lynn with outstanding countryside just minutes away.

There is nothing to lose but everything to gain in finding your future in West Norfolk.

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The College of West Anglia is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the Eastern region. We have around 800 staff and over 10,000 students. Across our three campuses in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire and local learning centres, we offer the widest choice of learning opportunities in the region.

We offer a range of management, lecturing and support staff employment opportunities for people who want to join a staff team that is hard working, creative, dynamic and inspiring.  Across our 3 campuses we deliver vocational, A level, apprenticeship and higher education courses and all campuses have seen a significant recent investment in accommodation resulting in some state of the art facilities.

At the Cambridge campus in Milton we specialise in the delivery of land-based programmes such as agriculture, equine, animal care and veterinary nursing. The campus also boasts a popular Equine Therapy Centre, livery, horse riding lessons, contemporary dog grooming centre and vet teaching clinic.

Our Sports Campus, based on a collaboration with local business, is located at Active Leisure Lynnsport in King’s Lynn, providing students with access to some of the best facilities in the region both for their learning and for taking part in sport.  This includes a modern teaching and learning environment with well-equipped classrooms, sports science lab and student social spaces.

We have been work in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University  to offer an increasing range of higher education courses including degrees, foundation degrees and HNDs  at all 3 campuses and opened a new dedicated HE building in September 2016.  We work with hundreds of employers across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire in supporting their workers through training and apprenticeships.

We are passionate about providing inspiring opportunities to learn.  We have been working for some years with partner Colleges in Europe to provide exciting student and staff exchange opportunities.   We are proud to be the risual Microsoft Academy for East Anglia.  Our staff have successfully supported students at World Skills events and have established a Training Centre through a partnership with Anglian Water at our Wisbech site.

The college is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity to all employees, learners and clients and to safeguarding our learners. Apart from being in an innovative and energetic environment, working for us will provide you with competitive pay, a generous annual leave allowance, fee waivers on some College courses and a contributory pension scheme.  We have on-site childcare facilities at Kings Lynn and operate a salary sacrifice voucher scheme through Busy Bees Benefits.  Staff have access to our salons for hair and beauty treatments. Refreshments are available on all campuses at competitive prices. We have negotiated preferential staff rates for access to local gyms and many other local companies. We offer all staff the support of access to a free, 24/7 confidential counselling telephone helpline and we have dedicated training days for all staff with allocated study leave for lecturing staff.  Staffa also receive the benefit of Perkbox membership enabling them to access hundreds of discounts.

For more information please go to our website at www.cwa.ac.uk

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is an established small acute Trust in King’s Lynn with 488 beds that provides healthcare services to West and North Norfolk and in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. The Trust employs approximately 2500 staff in a variety of roles.

The Trust is dedicated to putting patients first and delivering high quality patient care. We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services.

We are a Trust that empowers and engages staff to improve and provide excellent patient care valuing all staff individually. There is a wide range of career opportunities available in a variety of roles including Registered Nurse, Doctor, Pharmacist, Radiographer, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist, Electrician, Chef and support staff roles such as Administrator. There are opportunities for staff to develop into registered roles at the Trust through various education and career pathways including Apprenticeships, part time open learning degrees, day release to study and practice based learning.

The Trust aim is to be the ‘employer of choice’ and is committed to providing staff with:

  • A comprehensive induction programme for new staff
  • Excellent Preceptorship Programme for newly registered clinical staff
  • Career development opportunities
  • Active Social Committee – Social Events
  • Staff Gym – Tone Zone (After hours)
  • Non Clinical Life Long Learning – Yoga, Sewing and Spanish Classes etc
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Opportunity to request to purchase additional annual leave
  • Confidential 24/7 Counselling Service Employee Assistance Programme
  • Work life balance – opportunities for flexible working
  • Reward and Recognition Programme – Shining Stars, Long Service Awards

We do not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience – we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin our core valueswhich are:

  • Having the courage to do the right thing …being bold particularly when things go wrong
  • Providing compassionate care …dignity and respect for others at all times
  • Pride in doing a good job …we are all part of a team and delivering well gives us professional pride
  • Constantly be curious …actively look for better ways to do things, innovating and improving

Broadly, these values include such attributes as being dedicated, showing courage and embracing innovation. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

Can you show us through your application and at interview how you would treat the individuals in your care with compassion, dignity and respect? Are you able to evidence behaviours that are supportive of your colleagues?

If you believe that you are able to meet these essential requirements, we would be very happy to consider your application.

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West Norfolk covers an area of approximately 550 square miles. The borough council provides a wide range of services and facilities to the people who visit, work or live in the area. Services provided by the council include environmental health, planning, payment of housing and welfare benefits, collection of Council Tax, electoral registration, management of public open spaces, recycling and collection of waste (managed through an external contractor) property services and a number of housing functions such as choice-based letter, housing standards and so on.

The council also provides non-statutory services which are highly valued in the area. These include ensuring the provision of leisure and cultural facilities, a home improvement agency, the delivery of physical regeneration projects, a crematorium, a successful CCTV operation, car parking services and a wide range of services providing direct support to communities in the borough.

Behind the scenes there are a range of back-office services which help and support the council in the delivery of its ‘front facing’ services, including ICT, accountancy, democratic services, and a Council Information Centre.

We are an ambitious authority and our focus is upon encouraging new and growing businesses, promoting the area to visitors and business investors and improving the infrastructure upon which the expansion of successful business relies. At the same time we are seeking innovative ways of delivering services which allow us to continue to provide a wide range of quality services despite the economic challenges that the public sector has faced in recent times.

Our corporate business plan highlights the council’s role driving forward local economic and housing growth, ensuring the area remains clean and safe, and celebrating our local heritage and culture. That the borough is a place where people are able to maximise their potential and live safe and healthy lives. With a strong political and managerial leadership the aims of the council are clear and resources are focussed on delivering our objectives.

We employ a wide range of professional, technical and managerial staff across all services, alongside administrative and support staff and those who deliver services directly to our customers. Roles exist for experienced officers able to utilise their experience undertaking more complex work, for those newly qualified who wish to gain experience to develop their careers and for those in the early stages of their chosen profession.

The Council has adopted locally agreed pay scales and operates a performance management system (which includes performance related pay) rather than the traditional pay scales offered to local government employees. We have a long-standing commitment to training and developing our staff with an active programme of opportunities for developing managerial, professional and personal skills. There is close working between many services/functions and many initiatives for improving/enhancing services and service delivery – all providing opportunities for on-the-job development and participation in projects.

We are an employer with a great reputation, which can offer a busy and varied workload, fantastic opportunities for personal and career development, and the opportunity to work with other highly skilled and motivated people who take great pride in working for the benefit of those who live in, work in or are just visiting west Norfolk.

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The NHS West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (WNCCG) is a clinically-led organisation responsible for commissioning (buying) integrated health and social care for 170,270 patients in West Norfolk. The CCG is made up of doctors, nurses and other health professionals whose job it is to ensure that health services in West Norfolk meet the needs of local people.

Our aim is to ensure we commission the right integrated services in order to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of West Norfolk. To do this, we work with a range of partner agencies and individuals, including our local NHS Acute and Provider Trusts, family doctors, the Borough, District and County Councils, the voluntary sector, Commissioning Support Unit and, of course, our patients.

WNCCG has a dynamic, close -knit team, who are focused on improving people’s experience of healthcare. Our position as a relatively small CCG gives us the unique ability to be exceptionally responsive to our local members and population, dynamic in our decision making and innovative in our thinking.

We have a number of roles within the organisation ranging from:

  • Commissioning & Contracting
  • Finance and Business Intelligence
  • Communications and Engagement
  • Project Management
  • Clinical Quality & Patient Safety
  • Governance
  • Business Administration

We believe strongly in creating a workplace built on teamwork, whilst allowing individuals to grow and develop in their own roles.

The National Health Service (NHS) is one of the largest employers in the world, and is the biggest in Europe, with over 1.3 million staff; we recognise the importance of a healthy balance between work and life and are committed to looking after our employees. We offer a range of benefits such as:

  • Childcare Vouchers: You save money because you don’t pay tax or National Insurance on your childcare voucher order and your employer takes the money directly from your gross salary.
  • NHS Pensions: The NHS Pension Scheme is one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK. Every new employee automatically becomes a member and you will get an excellent package of pension benefits, fully protected against inflation and guaranteed by the government
  • Holiday entitlement of 27 days a year, plus eight general and public holidays. This rises to 33 days after 10 years of service.
  • Occupational Health: We can provide details of an external organisation who provides confidential support to individuals in dealing with a range of work-related or personal issues.

If you would like to be involved in carving the local populations future health and social care then come and join West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

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