Great People are at the heart of Great Places’ vision. We know our success and strength has been created by our people, which is why we offer fantastic opportunities for talented and passionate people to come and join us.
Greater Together is our ethos. Our seven pillars of GREATER sit on a foundation of being TOGETHER. When we put our pillars and foundation together, we are GREATER TOGETHER.
We firmly believe in investing in our people and offer a wide range of development opportunities to all of our colleagues.
We take a blended approach to developing our colleagues, offering a wide range of face to face training, supported by innovative online e-learning modules. This approach ensures learning activities are relevant, easily accessible and engaging.
We offer a wide range of face to face training and e-learning modules as standard. Our management development programme, Leading Greatness, has seen a huge investment into all of our people managers; we are currently working on a revised version of this to form the basis of our talent development programme.
We offer opportunities for colleagues to gain exposure to training and have a number of Training Champions who help us to deliver quality training across the organisation. This includes safeguarding, dementia friends, customer service and read and write (a support system that ensure all of our colleagues and customers are able to access and engage with our online content effectively).
Great Places truly believes that our managers are critical to our overall success. As such we provide a comprehensive, 18 month development programme to all of our people managers. Our Leading Greatness programme is based around 9 key themes ensuring a consistent message across all tiers of the programme.
Within this programme you will –
The programme also covers Strategic Thinking, Communication and Influencing, Problem Solving, Managing Performance and your own Personal Leadership Brand.
We recruit great talent to keep it! Due to the varied nature of our business combined with our commitment to growth, employees have the opportunity to develop their skills across a variety of job sectors, or pursue a dedicated career path.
We achieve this through…
We recruit great talent to keep it! Due to the varied nature of our business combined with our commitment to growth, employees have the opportunity to develop this skills across a variety of job sectors, or pursue a dedicated career path. We achieve this through advertising our vacancies internally and offering secondment opportunities when temporary cover is required.
Great Places deliver a comprehensive induction programme that helps you understand our organisation and what to expect in your new role. Each induction plan is tailored to ensure that the training we offer provides you with the right skills and knowledge to excel within your new role.
As standard, you can expect to cover –
Your personalised induction plan will also include your role related training and relevant meet and greets with key contacts, teams and stakeholders.