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Supporting you in your role

At CGL we will support you in your role and take your wellbeing seriously. Your hard work will be recognised and rewarded, and there will be a range of opportunities for development.

Benefits include:

  • 25 days of holiday leave, increasing by 1 day each year to a maximum of 30 days
  • A generous contributory pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers

We are proud to achieve consistently high scores in our annual staff satisfaction survey. Our staff report high levels of motivation, satisfaction with their level of responsibility and the support they receive working in professional, multidisciplinary teams.

Here are some of the ways you will be supported as you progress in your career with us.

Management and supervision

You will have regular supervision during your 6 month probationary period to address any issues or concerns, followed by monthly supervision thereafter. Supervision is a dynamic two-way process and is based on a shared agenda to ensure that issues and needs are addressed and resolved.

Health and wellbeing

We have developed a suite of online wellbeing resources which you can use to create a personalised wellbeing plan to help you achieve healthy life goals relating to stress management, fitness and exercise, weight management and healthy eating.

Wellbeing hour

You can also take an hour out of your work each week to pursue an activity to improve your health, wellbeing or personal development.

Our staff say this hour has helped them relieve stress and feel more relaxed which contributes towards improved performance. 

 “I feel I have greatly benefited from my wellbeing hour. I have used it to attend the gym, attend personal trainer sessions, being able to take the dog on a long relaxing walk to Derwent or the woods which I would not have the time for previously.” - Frontline worker, Gateshead Evolve

Mentoring for success

Whatever stage you are at in your career, you can benefit from our employee mentoring scheme. This provides one-to-one career development support to help you realise your potential and move forward in your career.

We are developing a specific mentoring programme for BAME staff and also a mentoring programme to support women’s leadership development.

Generally a mentoring relationship will last around three months, with one face-to-face meeting per month and additional phone and email support as agreed.

“[Following my mentoring] I am starting to find freedom and in the workplace I think I am performing like I have never performed before. I still have stuff to work on but I have the courage and direction to do it.” - Louise, National Implementation Coordinator 

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Programme is designed to help staff acquire the skills and resilience to deal with the many challenges of day-to-day life and work. Support includes access to telephone counselling, face-to-face counselling, telephone legal information and general telephone advice. 

Mediation scheme

Everyone has a line manager who supports them in all aspects of their working life. We also offer in-house trained mediators who can help resolve certain employee relations issues which cannot be resolved through line management.

When asked about their experience of the CGL mediation service, 87% of participants said they thought their mediation had been successful.

In October 2016 CGL won the Internal Workplace Mediation Scheme of the Year Award at the National Mediation Awards.

Investors in People

Our commitment to outstanding people management, leadership, communications and training has been recognised through the award of Investors in People silver status. 

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