I saw the advert online, I was living in Ireland and had decided I wanted to move to London. I came to London on the Monday, came to the open-recruitment day on the Wednesday and was offered a job on the Friday!
I thought the open day worked well especially getting to meet support staff and talk to them about their work, to be honest it was meeting the staff that made me want to work here. The whole experience was so much better than just having a one to one interview with a manager. At the open day I took part in a workshop, a group task, a presentation and then had an interview at the end, I thought this worked well as I felt I knew more about the organisation by then. I really like the place I work, we support 4 women there and it’s so nice. The women are great and the staff are so supportive. The job is so varied you get to do different things every day.
I was looking for a job as a support worker and I had registered with a few job sites, the day before the open-day in January I got an email to tell me about it and so I called and arranged to come along the very next day.
I came along in the afternoon and there were lots of people here and the option of different types of jobs to apply for, at first I wasn’t sure what job to go for. The open day was perfect, I had an interview that morning with another organisation and came along here in the afternoon. I made up my mind I would rather work for The Westminster Society after coming here meeting staff and service users. I met one of the service users who was doing the catering with the Yhum Yhum’s group who I now know well as she is a good friend of someone I now support.
I was offered a job two days later which was great as I had been out of work for a couple of weeks.
Now that I work for the Society as a support worker, I really like it, I am learning a lot from the people I support and my colleagues, the team I work with are great.
I am doing a Masters in Social work and I was working in retail, I was looking online for something that would give me experience more appropriate to my studies. I saw the advert for the open day and was interested. I then changed my mind and wasn’t going to come, then about 2 days before I decided I would come along, I’m glad now I did.
On the day it was pouring with rain and I got soaked, everyone was so friendly and supportive. It was great because I got to meet support workers and people with learning disabilities and hear about their lives.
I now work at the Society, its perfect, I love it, the managers are great and its so good working with the people who live there.
My advice would be ‘Don’t be scared to come along to an open-day, you will get a warm welcome’
I was looking for support worker jobs as I have always been passionate about working with people, I was browsing online and I saw your advert for the recruitment open-day so I signed up. I liked the sound of The Westminster Society especially the career opportunities you have.
On the actual open-day everyone made me feel welcome, it was clearly set out what the day would be like and what we had to do. I was very impressed by the quick response that I got to offer me a job. After the recruitment day I was also offered a job by another organisation, I chose The Westminster Society as the career development opportunities you offer appealed to me.
I have been working at Society for one month now and I love it, I feel so comfortable there its like being at home!
I also think that ‘you might not be able to change society but if you can help change one persons life you’ve made a positive difference and that’s so rewarding’
I was looking for career change and had been interviewed at a nursing care home the day before coming to the Westminster society open day,I knew instantly that I wanted to work for Westminster Society as during the presentation and meet and greet with other staff members the values were far more focused on treating everybody as an individual with respect and dignity.
I was delighted to be offered a position as support worker the same week.I receive lots of helpful training and support and encouraged to discuss any challenges that I may come across.
No two days are the same and I enjoy learning new things everyday,I have had the pleasure of working with some fantastic people including the management team and I’m looking forward to further developing my role as a support worker.
I enjoy being part of a team that makes a difference to the people we help support to be as independent as possible.
“A day without laughter is a day wasted”
If I can support our service user’s to enjoy life and laugh then that for me is a good day.