Working for Tameside Sports Trust
Information about employment with Tameside Sports Trust, including training and career development.
All new staff are given induction training and job specific training upon commencement with the Trust. This training is designed to ensure that all staff are familiar with their new work location and job role. Additionally training will include conditions of employment, health and safety, customer care and equality and diversity.
As part of our commitment to offering opportunities for development all staff have an annual appraisal with their manager. At this meeting your ongoing and future training needs are discussed and planned for the forthcoming year. The appraisal process forms the basis of our annual Training Plan and underpins the principles of "Investors in People". If promotion does not appeal to you, there are many opportunities to increase the variety of your work through training in other job roles.
Your entitlement for a full holiday year will be 4.4 weeks plus an allowance for bank holidays. Once you have completed 5 years service your entitlement will be 4.6 weeks plus an allowance for bank holidays.
Casual Workers are entitled to holidays in line with current legislation.
We are a member of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund. The scheme is a first class contributory final salary scheme that provides a regular and advantageous way to save for your retirement.
With effect from 1/4/2008, due to changes in scheme rules, casual workers and employees on fixed term contracts of three months or less will be unable to join.
Sick Pay Scheme
Eligibility to the company sick pay scheme is determined by length of service, with a maximum entitlement of 2 months full pay and 2 months half pay after completing 5 years service.
Staff Suggestion Scheme and Staff Award Scheme
Our staff suggestion scheme encourages staff to contribute to the development and improvement of our business and our staff award scheme recognises the contribution of those who have gone beyond what is expected of them.
Long Service Award
After 25 years local authority/Tameside Sports Trust service (including at least 10 years service with Tameside MBC/Tameside Sports Trust) you will receive a Long Service Award - currently to the value of £275.
Free Use of Tameside Sports Trust Facilities
Once you have completed 6 months service you are eligible for a staff pass which entitles you to use our facilities free of charge. There are conditions attached to the use of facilities and use during peak periods may not always be possible. Arrangements can normally be made with your facility manager for use of specific facilities at your place of work (eg. pool) upon commencement as it is in our interests and yours to maintain a good standard of health.
We operate a health surveillance programme for staff who work on the pool, teach swimming or work on plant or maintenance. The programme is designed to monitor and to improve the health and wellbeing of staff. Assistance may also be provided to assist staff to give up smoking and improve lifestyle.
We offer a range of initiatives aimed at responding to the needs of our employees in respect of their personal commitments and circumstances. Arrangements such as job share, reduced hours and unpaid leave may be available dependant upon the nature of the job and the needs of the service.
Maternity Leave / Paternity Leave / Adoption Leave
We offer excellent maternity, paternity and adoption leave.