Working Socially

Working Socially

Having a dedicated and motivated workforce is vital to our services and our patients, but it's also a big part of our Social Life. Our colleagues are part of the community and it's through them that we reach out and become much more than just a provider of health and care services.

 

IIP silver

We have recently been awarded Investors in People Silver standard, which shows our growth and development since becoming a CIC and demonstrates our commitment to our staff.

Humber Skills Pledge

We have signed up to the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s Skills Pledge, a framework of six pledges where local businesses and organisations can promise to develop and train their staff, giving a boost to the local economy by having a better trained and skilled workforce.

The pledges are:

  1. Invest in increasing the skills of your workforce
  2. Offer a work placement to a young person or adult
  3. Mentor a budding entrepreneur
  4. Offer an apprenticeship
  5. Employ a local graduate
  6. Support the development of employability skills

10 out of 11 apprentices who trained with us have now got jobs with CHCP CIC. Alex Stephenson, 19, is an apprentice in the social business and public relations team at the CHCP CIC head office on Beacon Way in West Hull. She got the job through HYA Training, who keep an eye on her progress through assessments and exams; she is hoping to complete her first year with an NVQ 2.

“I really love working at CHCP CIC,” said Alex. “I started in August 2014 and I’ve learned such a lot since then. I’ve helped to organise events, worked on reception at health centres, written press releases and taken photographs, amongst lots of other things. It’s a very varied role and every day is different.

“I did ‘A’ levels at school but I knew I wanted to go into employment, not to university, and an apprenticeship was the perfect starting place. It’s given me a wide range of skills as well as qualifications and I’m sure it will stand me in really good stead for getting a job in the future if I don’t stay here.”

We are investing in the skills of our workforce in a variety of ways, from vocational qualifications to the development of new roles.

Many of our colleagues also do pro bono work for charities and voluntary and community groups, as part of their working week.