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Active Northumberland is a charity. They manage leisure centres in Northumberland, including gyms, swimming pools and sports clubs.

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Based on responses from 11 employees at Active Northumberland.

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Active Northumberland pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    80% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2020 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Active Northumberland get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    64% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2020 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Good
  • Most people get sick pay

    Do Active Northumberland pay sick pay?

    Yes. Most people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    73% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2020 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Okay
  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Active Northumberland do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2021 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Active Northumberland managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2020 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Active Northumberland?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    64% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2020 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Active Northumberland recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    73% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2020 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Active Northumberland?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    73% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2020 and August 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

How Active Northumberland ranks

Active Northumberland ranks 5th to work for out of gym and leisure centres.

  1. 4 The Gym
    7.2
  2. 5 Active Northumberland
    6.6
  3. 6= Nuffield Health
    6.5

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 16 August 2022.

Active Northumberland job reviews

  • Best thing

    Good perks and pay

    Worst thing

    Some other staff are not the easiest to work with. It can be quite cliquey.

    7.5

    Active Northumberland Employee, July 2022

  • Best thing

    Having fun with some colleagues.

    Worst thing

    Abuse from customers and bullying from staff

    4.6

    Active Northumberland Employee, March 2021

Handy to know

How are people paid?

73%
by the hour
27%
an annual salary

Based on 11 Active Northumberland employees