Support worker at British Red Cross

People in this role may also be known as care workers and assistants.

6 workers in this role at British Red Cross have taken the survey.

How much does British Red Cross pay support workers?

Support worker at British Red Cross
£8.31–9.15
Typical range
£8.71–11.00

Support worker employees at British Red Cross are typically paid £8.31–9.15 an hour, based on data from 6 employees.

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What is management like for support worker employees at British Red Cross?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do support workers think British Red Cross head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    80% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

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  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do support workers at British Red Cross feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    67% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Our team, we get on well

    Worst thing

    Hours, the assumption made that you'll do things but never asked, not being treated the same as those who work mon-fri 9-5
    Management not doing their job and getting away with it

    4.5

    Support worker, August 2020

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What is career progression like for support workers at British Red Cross?

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  • Enough training

    Do support workers get enough training when they start at British Red Cross?

    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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are support workers given support to progress at British Red Cross?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 67% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Latest reviews from support workers at British Red Cross

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  • Best thing

    Helping people who are vulnerable

    Worst thing

    Paperwork

    8.5

    Support worker, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Our team, we get on well

    Worst thing

    Hours, the assumption made that you'll do things but never asked, not being treated the same as those who work mon-fri 9-5
    Management not doing their job and getting away with it

    4.5

    Support worker, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Helping people and making a difference in their lives.

    Worst thing

    Management don't communicate with staff or service users and it is very frustrating

    2.4

    Community support worker, December 2019

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How British Red Cross ranks

British Red Cross ranks joint 40th to work for in care worker or assistant employers

  1. 40= British Red Cross
    5.8
  2. 40= Care South
    5.8
  3. 40= Elysium Healthcare
    5.8