Leonard Cheshire Disability - Some good opportunities but turbulence in senior management and a lack of quality leadership | Glassdoor
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"Some good opportunities but turbulence in senior management and a lack of quality leadership"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Pay is better than many comparable organisations, at least in head office. Sheer size of the organisation offers some scope for new opportunities.

Cons

Overly political in many parts of the organisation. Lack of quality leadership. Some people don't take the work as seriously as they should.

Advice to Management

Needs some stability now, and to focus on attracting and bringing through good talent, particularly on the younger end where the marketplace is full of overtrained graduates. Think carefully about how to retain and develop the best of these people. Rebranding was good and strong, but don't waste things like Creature Discomforts - there's still a place for it. If possible, make sure everyone at head office visits at least one service each year to keep things grounded.

Other Employee Reviews for Leonard Cheshire Disability

  1. "Great cause but a few flaws."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great cause, lovely people.
    Go home at the end of the day feeling like you've done something positive.

    Cons

    Poor personal development opportunities.
    Shocking sickness policy - for a disability charity it's ridiculous. Also the maternity policy is equally bad.
    Outdated expectation that being at your desk 9-5pm is the best way to work.
    Huge disconnect between head office and services.
    Very little trust in senior management - many people feel uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent about what you're doing. Things are looking more positive with the new chief executive but there's still a lot to be done to build up trust where it's been broken before!


  2. "Unfulfilled potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Leonard Cheshire Disability full-time

    Pros

    Committed staff who care about life of disabled people

    Cons

    Doesnt know its identify - care provider, charity, advocate. Organisation lacked direction and was steeped in unnecessary bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Define a clear vision, decide the organization you want to be, enable the staff to achieve this and get out of their way

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