Why Work For Us?
The Trust recognises that staff are the most vital element in making our support service to each individual successful.
We know it’s our people that makes the difference. Our people work smarter, do better and go further for those we support. Every day at KAT is an opportunity to think and do things differently. We were founded more than 30 years ago, and every day our compassionate culture plays a huge role in our success. We exist to enable people with autism to have the best quality of life that they can have.
We want our employees to thrive and achieve their highest potential. We are passionate about creating an environment that provides opportunities for the most fulfilling careers. We encourage innovation and welcome new perspectives by attracting and developing people with diverse talent who inspire our thinking, challenge our solutions and enhance our culture.
At KAT you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills, and get to work with inspiring colleagues – whatever your passion, we have an opportunity that will bring out the best in you. But don’t just take our word for it; below you can see what some of our people had to say.
Reward and recognition
We invest in our people and provide a strong benefits package, including:
· 20 days of holiday, 8 bank holidays, and 5 KAT days to support work-life balance, plus extra days for long service*
· Contributory pension scheme
· Life assurance
· Reimbursement of professional subscriptions and membership fees
· Sponsorship of education schemes (on approval)
· Continuous on the job training and development
· Employee Assistance Programme
· Discounted Gym Membership
· Financial Wellbeing scheme
· Discounts at hundreds of high street retailers, cinemas, days away, and monthly prize draws with fantastic prizes.
*Due to significant training requirements, Support Workers do not qualify for KAT work-life balance days in their first 12 months only.
We know that many parents can face challenges when balancing the demands of work and their home lives. At KAT, we fully support our people when they choose to balance their career with family life. We can offer options for flexible working and alternative working patterns to support and improve the work-life balance of our employees.
Our supervision and appraisal approach is based on ability and talent. Top performers are recognised for both their contribution to people we support and their broader contribution to the business.
At KAT we appreciate the differences that everyone brings to work and we recognise the importance of people being free to be themselves.
Regardless of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, or affiliation to any political party, we embrace diversity and believe in creating an inclusive environment where every KAT person is treated equally, fairly and with respect.
We are proud of our commitment to The Disability Confident scheme and are committed to making the most of the talents disabled people can bring to our workplace.
We also asses our progress on LGBT inclusion in the workplace, against Stonewall’s UK based index to ensure all LGBT+ staff are accepted without exception at KAT.