What Ategi can offer
Is Ategi right for you?
Whether you are looking to start your career in social care or are an experienced individual looking for a change, we have a variety of roles offering different opportunities. Whether you are a support worker, interested in becoming a Shared Lives Coordinator or looking for another role we want to hear from you - even when there are no available vacancies, we are committed to consider speculative applications for when the role becomes available.
Learning and development
At Ategi, we provide all the training needed for you to flourish in your role. For support workers, this includes mandatory training and additional training relating to the particular issues affecting people you will support. Training provided in different ways to meet the needs of all types of learners.
We encourage staff development through supporting them with qualifications they require for their role but also any additional qualifications they may wish to gain.
We are always trying to increase the number of opportunities for our staff to work on their own personal development and always look to promote from within wherever possible.
Why work with us?
We are a great employer. Take a quick look at the benefits of working for us.
Experts in what we do
With more than 28 years experience supporting people to live their communities, we are a leader in specialised social care services and are proud of the difference we make in people’s lives.
Good pay & benefits
We offer good pay and a great benefits package better than most social care providers (more in the Staff Perks section). All staff earn more than the Real Living Wage.
Value our people
We highly value individual perspectives and fresh thinking. We train our people, believe in learning, and encourage ideas from all our people. We provide opportunities for people to progress their careers within Ategi.
We work collaboratively
With varied services, there are opportunities to support other teams and develop your skills in different areas if you wish, and to progress your career within Ategi. We believe great ideas can come from people anywhere in the organisation and encourage people to share ideas staff from across Ategi, also participate in our staff forum.
We value your life outside work
Whilst the sector is often known for unsustainable working hours and high levels of turnover, here at ategi we do our best to ensure our staff strikes the right balance between work and personal life. For this reason, we have excellent family friendly policies and flexible working arrangements to help our teams get the best of both worlds. We have many staff who have worked for ategi for a considerable number of years.
Bring your whole self to work
Ategi has a long standing reputation for being a friendly and fair support provider and employer. We welcome people from different backgrounds into the team and we don’t discriminate. We work hard to ensure that everyone we employ; every shared lives carer we assist; and every person we support has access to the same opportunities.
Hear from our support workers
We asked our support workers what they liked about their job and working for Ategi.
James - Community Support
"I love being a support worker, making every day amazing for the people I support."
Abi - Visiting support
"I've worked for Ategi for 5 years and I love working with people, helping them to be happy. Bringing a smile to their face is what it's all about."
Gill - Supported Living
"I love my job, Ategi look after their staff and they look after their clients."
Working with Ategi comes with a great benefits package. Just to have an idea, here’s a list of the benefits you can have access to whilst working with us:
Good rates of pay
Real Living Wage is the minimum hourly rate that we offer and above the national average hourly rates for support worker roles – the base rate of £11.03 and £11.30 ( Between £22,430.35 to £22,979.42 pro rata).
Flexible annual leave
We offer a minimum of 22 days paid annual leave per rota to all our employees. There is also the opportunity to ‘buy’ up to 5 days of additional annual leave in each leave year, with deductions in pay normally spread over the remainder of the annual leave year.
We offer fully funded CQC/CIW NVQ training, as well as ongoing training and development for our staff and Shared Lives carers.
We contribute to your pension.
Paid DBS checks
Ategi will pay for your DBS checks and it's annual renewal.
Rewards for long service
Additional long-service allowance calculated on contracted hours for 2 fifths after 5 years of service and 3 fifths after 10 years.
Employee assistance plan
A competitive Employee assistance plan, with a yearly allowance on dental care; optical care; chiropody; general health and wellbeing-related expenses (such as massages) and combined physiotherapy as well as access to counselling services.