Staff Team/Board of Trustees
We endeavour to ensure that all people receiving The Orchard Trust’s services are assisted to live full lives and reach their potential. To achieve this, we make sure we recruit competent, motivated and committed staff to our team.
The Orchard Trust is an Equal Opportunities Employer and committed to the principle of equality regardless of race, creed, colour, nationality, sex or disability.
Employment policies are applied which are fair, equitable and consistent with the skills and abilities of our staff team and the needs of the organisation. These policies ensure that all staff are accorded equal opportunity for recruitment, training and promotion.
The Orchard Trust invests effort into assuring that effective communication occurs throughout the organisation.
As an ‘Investors in People’ accredited organisation The Orchard Trust is committed to training and developing staff. There is a high investment and commitment to ongoing staff training, this ensures that the people who receive the services we provide obtain the best possible support, care and education.
Staff induction, regular staff supervision and ongoing training all occur and help maintain standards at a high level.
Staff working in the homes work a shift system including a share of weekend and Bank Holiday working. Some posts require staff to work awake or sleep-in duties at night.