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  • People are not paid enough to live on

    Does Ambient Support pay enough to live on?

    People are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    80% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Ambient Support pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    80% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Ambient Support recommend working with their team?

    Very few people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    Does Ambient Support pay sick pay?

    No. People don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    100% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

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  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Ambient Support?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    60% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • Breaks are paid

    Do workers at Ambient Support get paid breaks?

    Usually. Most people get paid breaks

    How we know this

    60% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Ambient Support?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

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How Ambient Support ranks

Ambient Support ranks 147th to work for in Best care companies to work for in the UK

  1. 139= Rehability UK
    4.4
  2. 147 Ambient Support
    4.3
  3. 148= Affinity Trust
    4.2

Ambient Support job reviews

  • Best thing

    Caring about people. Making a difference

    Worst thing

    Management above ground level

    3.0

    Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Some colleagues are very helpful .

    Worst thing

    Start time

    2.8

    Employee, February 2021

About

Ambient Support is a social care charity. They support older people, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health needs.

ambient.org.uk

Jobs by location

  1. 11 job openings

Handy to know

How are people paid?

60%
by the hour
40%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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