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Career progression
Career progression

Career progression

Our staff are central to everything Hft does, so supporting them to develop within their roles and progress their careers is important to us.

Hft combines a range of formal training programmes and experiences to enable people to grow.

Career progression

Skilled leadership is essential for any organisation. In addition to gaining formal care qualifications, our managers have access to a comprehensive programme to help them both do their jobs as effectively as possible and in their overall career development.

Training includes:

  • Managing, developing and recruiting staff
  • Effective meetings
  • Planning, managing and delivering projects
  • Time management
  • Growing local business
  • Negotiating and influencing

Managers are given the opportunity to study for recognised leadership and business management qualifications.  Also, our active work shadowing and mentoring programme means managers can learn from more experienced staff.

As well as skills development training, staff are encouraged to take on additional responsibilities and apply for more senior roles as and when opportunities arise.

Many of our staff have developed their careers within Hft in this way, including Matt Driver (pictured above), now a Learning and Development Specialist. Having started with Hft in 2000 as a Support Worker, Matt has developed his career through a number of roles, including Service Manager, Operations Manager, Area Manager and Strategic Implementation Director. 

As well as achieving his own care and management qualifications, Matt has also supported and created learning programmes for staff studying for social care qualifications, which has motivated him into taking on his current training role.

“Hft is a very encouraging, supportive organisation to work for.  The management training in particular has been great, you learn a lot about yourself and your own management style.”