Work With Us!

Here at The Prince’s Trust, we believe in building a diverse and inclusive organisation that is representative of, and responsive to the needs of our young people, employees, volunteers, partners and stakeholders.

We want to engage with like-minded positive people, with a great can-do attitude, who are passionate about the future of our young people. Working with a multitude of partners, our teams work tirelessly to deliver highly practical and impactful support.

As evidence of our commitment to our people, we are proud to hold the Investors in People Silver Standard, and we invest in the training and development of our people, enabling them to do the best work of their lives.

We are committed to supporting you in balancing your home and work life and ensuring that your work and working environment contribute positively to your emotional and physical wellbeing. We value and respect people’s different backgrounds, characteristics, ideas and beliefs, and have a number of thriving networks to connect people, including  PT CAN, celebrating cultural diversity, PT Now, supporting women and parents and Pulse, our LGBT+ network. 

OUR HUBS

Our goal is to build hubs that are engaging and inspirational for young people. Luckily, we get to work in these spaces to. We want to be one of the best places to work, so our offices also have to reflect this.

OUR BENEFITS

We’re committed to the welfare of our people and seek regular feedback about what matters to them. Following our latest survey, we have undertaken an organisation-wide review of our salary ranges to ensure everyone is fairly rewarded for the valuable work they do.

In addition to this we offer PT Perks, a wide range of benefits designed to be tailored to your lifestyle and needs. On top of the great pension and life assurance benefits you would expect, we offer a generous 30 days annual leave (in addition to bank holidays), with the option to purchase up to 5 extra days a year.

CORE BENEFITS FOR ALL

30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. We also offer an additional discretionary 3 days leave at Christmas as a thank you to all our colleagues for their hard work over the year. 

4 x annual salary life assurance cover 

Group personal pension scheme, operated by Scottish Widows, with a 5% employer contribution. 

FLEXIBLE CHOICES

Option to join BUPA for medical and dental care at a reduced rate

Video-Doc, a virtual GP service for you and your family offering support with diagnosis, treatment, prescriptions and fit-notes

Interest-free season ticket loans 

Cycle to Work scheme 

Holiday Plus scheme; the option to purchase up to 5 extra days annual leave per year. 

Discounts at local retailers, gyms and food outlets. 

WELLBEING

Employee Assistance Programme – 24 hour access to a team of confidential experts. 

Flexible family-friendly policies, including: 

  • Maternity, adoption and shared parental leave of 13 weeks full pay, 13 weeks half pay and 13 weeks statutory pay 
  • Paternity leave of 8 weeks full pay 

Flexible working patterns as far as your role permits. 

Financial wellbeing support.

The opportunity to volunteer at and attend some of our great events such as The Prince’s Trust Awards, music events  

We encourage our colleagues to actively participate in activities with our Young People, such as mentoring on getting involved in one of our programmes. 

DEVELOPING OUR PEOPLE

As an organisation, our purpose is to support young people to grow, develop and achieve their potential, and it shouldn’t be any different when it comes to our own colleagues. The Learning team at The Prince’s Trust provides a wide variety of formal learning opportunities, but learning here is more than just training courses. We are committed to supporting and empowering our colleagues to drive their own development, and we split our Learning offer in to the three key areas below.

EXPERIENCE

Learning isn’t just about sitting in a classroom. We learn a lot from on-the-job experiences, some estimates are as high as 70%. Think back to how you’ve learnt to do something - there’s a good chance it involves making some mistakes and making best guesses in a dynamic environment.

At The Prince’s Trust, we provide the support for colleagues to learn from their experiences in a positive way, including our Continuous Review and Development process, and the opportunity to debrief and review on-the-job experiences with their line manager in order to maximise their learning.

EXPOSURE

Being exposed to new ideas is essential to expanding your horizons. Human beings are social animals and we learn a lot from each other, so at The Prince’s Trust we make sure we maximise the opportunities for our colleagues to learn from each other.

From opportunities to shadow colleagues in other departments, to working on and contributing to interesting projects, there’s always something our colleagues can do to broaden their knowledge and skills.

They can even access a coach or mentor to help them with specific development goals or lend the benefit of their expert knowledge to support them with a particular task.

EDUCATION

Educating yourself is everything that you would consider ‘traditional’ learning or training. We have some content and courses that are mandatory for everyone, but it doesn’t stop there - there are also plenty of fantastic optional content to choose from.

We offer formal learning to our colleagues upskill them to work safely and with maximum impact with the young people we support. We also have programmes to develop our managers and leaders, starting with those who aspire to be our leaders of the future. In addition, a number of opportunities are available to develop personal effectiveness.

And if we don’t offer what our colleagues need, support is available for external training opportunities.

OUR EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION NETWORKS

PT CAN

PT CAN is a staff network that is focused on celebrating the cultural diversities of The Prince’s Trust Community (young people, staff, volunteers, and partners). The network encapsulates the spectrum of the diversity we enjoy at The Trust, from ethnicity and race, through to culture and religion. A deeper understanding and appreciation of the different cultures and communities which make up the organisation will enable us to provide a higher quality of service.

PT NOW

PT NOW is one of The Prince’s Trust’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion groups, and seeks to make The Trust the best place to work for women and parents.

Our goals are to

  • improve The Trust’s talent pool by working with colleagues to provide inclusivity in our employment offer
  • invest in women at The Trust through mentoring and coaching, leadership training and progression support
  • elevate women by improving the visibility and number of women in senior management roles and increasing promotion opportunities.

PULSE

Pulse works with staff and volunteers across The Trust to ensure we have the best possible environment for staff, volunteers and young people from the LGBT+ community. We are visible, accessible and proud.

All staff and volunteers are encouraged to live The Trust’s values as far as LGBT+ colleagues and young people are concerned. More active involvement in Pulse is open to any staff member who wants to ensure that The Trust is as inclusive as possible for LGBT+ staff, volunteers and young people. Staff/Volunteers can join the network as either a Member or Ally – the only difference is time commitment.