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It's all about…

Havering

Stunning countryside, a shopper’s paradise and affordable housing combine to make Havering truly unique.

Within touching distance of Central London, discover a vibrant borough full of opportunity.

Welcoming communities, a bubbling arts scene and ambitious regeneration plans, just a few reasons that so many choose Havering for their home and career.


Welcome

The combination of an award winning local authority as well as a large and dynamic NHS trust makes Havering an attractive proposition for anyone looking to further their career.  Whilst obviously different, Havering Council and Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust (BHRUT) stand amongst the best in their shared values and commitment to their employees and developing them to achieve their fullest potential.

BHRUT has one of the busiest emergency departments in the country, serving a population of 700,000 and seeing an average of 670 patients every day. On top of this they have created a centre of excellence for areas such as Neuroscience, Stroke and Maternity services.

Those joining BHRUT will discover a Trust that places a great deal of importance on offering a genuine community to its staff. Social events, sports teams and an incredible support structure are just a few of the ways that staff are made to feel happy at work and part of a family.

Havering not only has a large, growing population but it has also become a popular location for business, the ambitious regeneration plans will only see this increase. As a result, Havering Council has become a leading local authority, setting the standards for service provision and customer care.

Due to the challenging yet rewarding work on offer, the council has developed teams of ambitious individuals keen to be part of the big plans and exciting projects to come.

Working In

Havering

An award-winning local authority and a large and dynamic NHS trust make Havering an attractive proposition for anyone looking to further their career.

We recognise that the successes of our organisations are owed to the people within them. Without the hard work of our employees, we would be unable to fulfil our commitments to our patients, residents and visitors.

Because we know how valuable our people are, we ensure that we invest in them accordingly. Whether this be through the significant training and development opportunities that are made available to them or significant benefits and rewards schemes that have been put in place.

We make it our business to ensure that our employees are healthy, happy and able to enjoy fulfilling lives, both inside and outside the workplace.

We take pride in the working culture we have created, one that actively promotes respect, collaboration and support. This culture can be found throughout our offices and hospitals at every level. Our managers’ doors are always open and even the most senior figures are heavily involved in the day to day goings on of their organisations.

Joining any one of the high achieving, award winning employers in Havering will bring you into an environment where you can truly thrive.

Work-life Balance

It is a solid belief of ours that our people carry out their best work, not as a result of being pushed to work long hours but by enjoying a happy, fulfilling life outside of work.

We are committed to promoting a healthy work life balance throughout our hospitals and the council. We do what we can to provide our staff with ample opportunities to pursue their passions and hobbies.

It’s by no means all hard work with us and we feel that this has allowed us to create happy and vibrant working environments.

Training & Development

We also invest heavily in our people, making sure that they are offered the training and development opportunities that will allow them to realise their full potential.

This ensures that our people are fully equipped to properly serve our patients, residents and communities and play a key role in our ambitious plans. We also want to help our people develop and achieve their dreams. Our training opportunities are designed to prepare employees for future progression as we grow the team from the bottom up.

Collaboration

We firmly believe that our best work is achieved when our staff collaborate with each other, sharing experience, knowledge and expertise. We also ensure that all members of the team have an opportunity to have their say in how our services are run, suggesting ideas for improvements and raising any concerns.

We actively seek feedback from our patients and the local community. It is very important to us that the members of our communities have a voice so we can ensure that their needs are properly met.

Many of our staff live locally too, so they are able to make a direct impact in the lives of their families too through their work.

Benefits & Staff Rewards

It is incredibly important to us that our staff feel properly rewarded for the work they do. Both BHRUT and Havering Council have put together fantastic benefits packages that provide a range of opportunities to pursue your passions and interests as well as a range of discount schemes.

Find out more below <link to separate benefits pages>

Management Structure

It’s very important to us that our team of employees are happy in their work and we recognise the integral role that management play in this.

We promote an open door policy throughout our hospitals and council, ensuring that all staff have a manager who they feel is accessible and approachable. We consider this to be crucial for both effective professional development and securing an open dialogue to ensure positive workplace relationships.

When joining BHRUT and Havering Council, you can be assured that you will have a manager who is looking out for your best interests and who will help you to develop whilst genuinely listening to you.

Health & Wellbeing

Along with our residents, workers, patients and visitors, the happiness and wellbeing of our staff are our utmost priority. We do everything we can to encourage our people to live healthy lives and provide all the support we can to make this as easy as possible. Health and wellbeing programmes have been put in place throughout the council and hospitals to help our people look after themselves.

Apprentices, Volunteers & Work Experience

In order to provide the level of support our staff need, we are incredibly lucky to have a significant network of apprentices and work experience students.

BHRUT’s newly launched apprenticeship programme will see 250 individuals join teams throughout our hospitals. Taking on medical and clinical roles, the one-year scheme will give participants crucial experience working in a hospital setting, developing vital skills and earning a wage whilst they do it. Despite popular perception, apprenticeships aren’t just for the young, our oldest apprentice to date was 71!

Our work experience programmes have also become extremely popular and provide young people with a unique insight into hospital life. We have 50 places per year where young people can come and be a part of the teams for two weeks.

At Havering Council, there are a range of apprenticeship opportunities across the organisation. Our apprentices work on a two-year fixed term contract and are paid up to £124 a week. All apprentices also receive training for NVQ Level Two and Three qualifications. The schemes are designed to allow ambitious young people to develop the skills they will need to pursue successful careers.

Living In

Havering

Stunning nature, scenic & affordable housing and a thriving arts scene - all at the heart of North East London.

Introduction

At the heart of North East London, Havering offers so much for those looking for an exciting career move and a new home. A high-performing council and a large, innovative NHS Trust are just two of a multitude of employers looking to offer you your next challenge. You will also find a range of communities waiting to welcome you.

A borough like no other, Havering has something for everyone. Whether you’re just starting your career or ready to lead your own team, or entire organisation. Perhaps you’re wanting to rent, or maybe buy your first home, or need something bigger for your family. Whatever you need, you will find it here.

Romford is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for those being priced out of central London, but it is not just its proximity to the capital that is bringing people here. Areas such as Hornchurch, Upminster and Rainham offer a great deal, whether it be stunning nature, scenic and affordable housing and a thriving arts scene.

Regeneration

There are bold plans for the future of our local area. Havering has been allocated a significant amount of funding that will enable large scale regeneration over the next five years. These plans will see the face of the borough transformed through a range of developments, bringing a variety of new homes as well as leisure and shopping facilities.

Known as the Romford Development Framework, the plans will see a multi-million-pound leisure complex take pride of place alongside 350,000 new homes. The thriving art scene in the area will also receive significant investment.

The plans will also see public areas rejuvenated, creating high quality and modern urban spaces that will serve a variety of purposes.

This investment will see Havering, take their place as a borough of the future.

Housing

With London’s property prices having sky-rocketed beyond comprehension, those looking to buy in Romford and the surrounding areas will find a pleasant surprise. Properties here fall well below the average price found in the capital and with a rich mix of brand new modern apartments and older houses, there is something for everyone.

For first-time buyers, a one-bedroom flat in Romford will set you back less than £250,000 and a two-bedroom apartment will go for around £300,000. For those looking for something a bit bigger, a three-bedroom house will likely go for approximately £350,000.

A terraced property in Upminster will cost just north of £350,000, with a semi-detached house fetching around £475,000. A flat in nearby Hornchurch will likely cost just around £210,000 whilst a terraced property going for closer to £320,000.

First time buyers will find flat prices in Rainham more favourable with an average property costing just over £170,000. For those looking for something a little bigger, a semi-detached house will set you back around £300,000.

In 2015, Havering Council launched a unique initiative as Liberty Housing opened its doors. The council-run letting agency aims to ensure that Havering’s residents have more access to high-quality rented accommodation.

The agency works closely with landlords, providing a range of benefits which in turn allow them to offer more help and better rates for their tenants.
There are so many options for those looking to make Havering their home.

Education

In Havering, you can be sure that your children will get the best possible start in life with some of the best performing primary and secondary schools in the country situated in the borough.

We have a wide choice of primary, secondary and special schools as well as high-performing colleges.

Exam results sit comfortably above the national average and a healthy percentage of pupils are making consistent progress in key subjects.

Schools in the area benefit hugely from tight-knit communities of teachers and leaders, this allows best practice to be shared and as a result performance has significantly improved. In Havering, we can promise your children’s’ futures are in safe hands.

For more information on Havering’s schools, click here (we will add this link once the schools site is live)

Transport

Despite feeling far removed from the bustle of Central London, the attractions of the capital are really just a stone’s throw away. Our main towns are well served by rail services that make travelling in and out of London incredibly easy. This will only be boosted by the brand new Cross Rail, currently being built and set to open in 2018.
There are various routes into London including the London Underground via the District Line and direct overground trains from Romford.

A train from Romford to London Liverpool Street, takes just 17 minutes!

When you need to get away, Havering has excellent links to nearby motorways including the M25. This makes London’s airports easily accessible as well as Southend and Stansted.

Hear From

Our Staff

As the new Chief Executive at Havering Council I'd like to welcome you to have a look around at the exciting opportunities that are here in Havering. We are delighted to be working jointly with the NHS to show you what a great place Havering is to live, work and learn!
Andrew Blake-Herbert, Havering Council Chief Executive
I am proud to welcome you to our joint site that promotes Havering as a great place to come and work.  Our staff deliver fantastic services but are lucky to have all of the benefits of living so close to London but none of the stresses of commuting. Please have a look around and I look forward to you coming to join us.
Matthew Hopkins, NHS Chief Executive
I have been working as a Band 7 Occupational Therapist at Queens Hospital for just over one year now. I can honestly say it has been the best work related move I have made in my career to date. We have a large friendly team, who are very dynamic and supportive, managers who encourage and empower you to develop your skills and knowledge to help improve patient care and services. Personally, I think it is also refreshing to see the Trust acknowledge and highlight group and individual achievements which really makes staff feel valued. I have seen a lot of positive change in a short period of time within our department and around BHRUT as a whole so I am looking forward with anticipation to the next year ahead
Paul Thorpe, NHS Band 7 Occupational Therapist (Medical)
BHRUT is an exciting, dynamic and valuable place to work, we offer so many opportunities for the nursing profession. We are committed to providing and achieving outstanding patient care through our PRIDE values and we need you to help us on that journey to excellence.
Alan Conway, NHS Band 6 Senior Staff Nurse – A&E Department

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