Brothers Of Charity

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Brothers Of Charity is a non-profit organisation. They provide support services for people with learning disabilities.

brothersofcharity.org.uk/england
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Based on responses from 10 employees at Brothers Of Charity.

About jobs at Brothers Of Charity

Pay

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  • Only some people are paid a living wage

    Do Brothers Of Charity pay a living wage?

    Some people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    60% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and December 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.

    The new Living Wage rates were announced on Thursday 22 September 2022.

    The rates are now £10.90 per hour, and £11.95 per hour in London.

    Employers are expected to implement the rise as soon as possible but by the latest 14 May 2023.

    On the 14 May 2023, employers’ Breakroom Rating will be updated to reflect this.

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

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  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Brothers Of Charity get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and December 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.

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  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Brothers Of Charity do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    60% 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 October 2020 and December 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 Brothers Of Charity managers change shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    70% 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 October 2020 and December 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

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  • Most people don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at Brothers Of Charity get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

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

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

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  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Brothers Of Charity?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    80% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and December 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.

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  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Brothers Of Charity recommend working with their team?

    Not many 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 data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and December 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.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Brothers Of Charity head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most 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 data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and December 2022.

    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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  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Brothers Of Charity is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    80% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

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

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

Brothers Of Charity job reviews

  • Best thing

    Staff team amazing service users

    Worst thing

    Some work unpaid, no allocated time to do it no choice but to stay up on a sleep in shift, or take it home. Serious management issues (what is left of them )their arrogance is breathtaking.

    1.1

    Brothers Of Charity Team leader, August 2021

  • Best thing

    The people we support

    Worst thing

    Staff is groups can make you feel uncomfortable , unable to report anything in confidence because other staff will know

    1.6

    Brothers Of Charity Support worker, June 2021