If you believe something is going wrong in the Society, but feel unable to voice your concerns through your manager, then our Whistleblowing Policy sets out how you can report your concerns and be sure that they are acted on.
World Mental Health Day
Wednesday the 10th of October is World Mental Health Day which aims to raise awareness and bring attention to mental illness and the affect it has on people’s lives. The Mental Health Foundations mission is “to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health” and we are fully supportive of their aim to prevent a crisis by taking action at an early stage.
Awareness of mental health is increasing, but we still face a world where people with mental health problems face discrimination and challenges in getting the help they need. Many people who experience distress try to keep their feelings hidden because they are afraid of other people’s responses.
From an employer’s point of view the most important thing you can do is let us know how you are feeling. If you don’t feel you can talk to your line manager or a colleague remember you can get support and advice from the People and Performance Team or the Retail Trust employee assistance programme via the free helpline 0808 801 0808.
The Mental Health Foundation has produced a number of useful publications, and these can be accessed by clicking here.
Looking to develop your career?
All of our vacancies are advertised in the careers section of the site, and you can browse all our current opportunities here.
Did you know we recently refreshed the Staff Discount policy and rules? Have a look at the updated policy here
Please be aware that the Childcare Voucher Scheme which we currently offer will be closed to New Entrants from the 4th October 2018. The government has replaced this scheme with ‘Tax- Free Childcare’.
If you are already part of the existing Childcare Voucher Scheme, there will be no changes and the childcare vouchers will continue to be deducted from your salary.
Further information relating the Government ‘Tax- Free Childcare Scheme’ can be obtained from the Gov.uk website, or telephone number 0300 123 4097.
Lost your Staff Handbook or looking for more information on a policy or procedure? You can find them here…
The links below are just some of the benefits you can take advantage of as an employee of the Society. Please ask your Manager for the username and passwords:
Our recognised Trade Union for most employees is the Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW). You can find out more about them and the benefits of becoming a member by clicking here.
You can now complete your eLearning modules on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop PC – UpSkill People