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    Working at National Star is more than just a job, say our members of staff. From our award-winning induction programme to job variety and the opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with disabilities, discover some of the benefits at one of our upcoming recruitment events.

    Rachel Smith joined National Star as a facilitator in 2015. In less than two years she was promoted to a senior role, and she now works at Bradbury Gardens, our residential development in Cheltenham, supporting young people with disabilities and learning difficulties. She says that National Star’s staff induction programme and the opportunity for progression has been key to her development.

    ‘The induction training was thorough, and the interactive parts were great,’ says Rachel. ‘I felt after the training that I knew what I had to do in my job and it made me feel confident. There are so many job prospects for people who want to work hard and develop their careers.’

    Alan Stockton, Residential Manager, has worked for National Star for 14 years. He progressed from a facilitator role to his current position.

    ‘I’ve been given the opportunity to train and work my way up to where I am today. I love it because of the variety. One day is never the same,’ he says.

    For Residential Manager Cara Wood, National Star’s holistic approach to realising the aspirations of people with disabilities is one of the reasons she loves working for us.

    ‘I love National Star because I love what the ethos is,’ Cara says. ‘The students always come first with everything that we do. We go above and beyond.’

    National Star works in partnership with over 850 staff across England and Wales. Roles are diverse, and range from those in care and teaching to hospitality, fundraising, office support and facilities and estates. Depending on the role, we have part-time, full-time, all-year and term time opportunities. In November 2016 we received the Princess Royal Training Award for the blended learning approach of our innovative staff induction programme. National Star has proudly been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission. In May 2017 we celebrated 50 incredible years of working with people with disabilities.

    Attend an open day
    Bradbury Gardens: Thursday 10 August 2017
    Join us at Bradbury Gardens in Cheltenham between 3pm and 7pm to find out more about our facilitator (care / support worker) and nurse roles. Find us at Bradbury Gardens, West Drive, Cheltenham, GL50 4LY.

    Cheltenham Job Fair: Friday 25 August 2017
    Pop by National Star’s stand at the Cheltenham Job Fair between 10am and 2pm to have a chat about our range of current vacancies. The free event takes place at Town Hall, Imperial Square, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA.
    http://www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk/event/cheltenham-job...

    Sign up for job alerts
    If you are unable to attend our recruitment events but would like us to keep in touch with you about our vacancies, sign up to receive job alerts.
    https://jobs.nationalstar.org/register/
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