We offer people a varied and exciting range of careers, however they all have one thing in common. Each position gives you the opportunity to learn and grow. Whether you’re just starting your career, or are looking for the next stimulating challenge, and whatever your ambitions for the future, we’re behind you every step of the way. We know there’s a lot to take in when you start a new job and all new employees are invited to attend our three day Corporate Induction Programme. Run by the Learning and Development team once a month, this get-together covers all the practical things you need to know about your new job. But equally importantly it gives you a fuller insight into how we work and lets you meet colleagues from other teams.
To help you enjoy and be successful in your chosen career we offer a wide choice of learning and training opportunities. These range from leadership development programmes to nurse development days and dementia training for all staff. We know that success only comes from people who are motivated and we will provide the tools you need to gain the skills and confidence you need to be the best you can be.
Hello, I’m Ann Lawrie and I started working for Viewpoint on the 2nd June 2008 as a full time Cook in the catering department at St Raphael’s kitchen. My responsibilities included catering for the residents and staff in St Raphael’s, Marian House, functions at Head Office and a meal carry out to Kilravock. I worked as part of the team for over four years until at a routine mammogram in the August of 2011 showed that, after 20 years, I had breast cancer again. Unfortunately this time I had to have my breast removed. After the surgery I had chemotherapy every 3 weeks with Herceptin.
In the June 2012 I began to have doubts that if I returned to work in the kitchen at St Raphael’s I would be able to lift the large heavy pots of soup we made each day, without being a danger to myself and the other members of staff working beside me.
Talking this over with the HR department I was told about a job in the housing department and was encouraged to apply. Now, nearly five years on, I am working as a Supported Housing Coordinator in one of Viewpoint’s Sheltered Housing sites. I have completed my SVQ2 which I required for the post and have completed training for Dementia which helps me in my new career. I enjoy coming to work - every day is different and I am still working for the same company and have had no break in service.
I’m Alex Edwards and I joined the team three years ago, with no experience of working in housing - I had been in security before. But I was very keen to learn and Viewpoint encouraged me to study for my Level 3 Housing qualification. I have had the benefit of seeing how the housing department works at every level; first as a Coordinator, then an Assistant and now a Housing Officer. Viewpoint spotted my potential and supported me in gaining the experience and knowledge to do a great job.
My favourite thing? Getting to know our tenants. No two are alike, no situation is the same and everyone has a story.