See your career soar with Shepherds Friendly
Hello – we’re delighted that you’re considering a career with us. On this page, you can find out all about what it’s like to work for us, and see which roles are currently available.
We understand the importance of giving back to our people in exchange for their hard work and commitment. So, here are some of the perks and benefits we offer:
Supporting the local community is a big part of who we are. Our people have the chance to get involved in various charitable events throughout the year, raising money for and donating to our partner charities, Seashell Trust and Handy Ladies Feeding the Community. We also actively encourage our people to spend one day each year volunteering at a charity of their choosing.
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We believe flexible working arrangements can positively impact productivity, increase motivation and improve work-life balance. That’s why we offer various flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, flexible or compressed hours, and most recently have introduced a blended working approach allowing our people to work from home or our modern Head Office in the heart of Cheadle.
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We are committed to providing our people with opportunities to learn and develop. These include ongoing training, support with professional qualifications and career progression based on merit. We also offer a variety of career paths tailored to you, as well as apprenticeships and placements.
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Health & wellbeing
The health and wellbeing of our people is of utmost importance. We offer various health-related benefits to ensure our people are looked after and supported, including access to a well-being platform, employee assistance programme, mental health first aiders and a 24/7 GP service. We also run various events throughout the year to promote positive wellbeing.
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Reward & recognition
It’s important that we recognise our people’s hard work, efforts and contributions that make our business a success. That’s why we have an ‘instant reward’ scheme and a peer nominated recognition programme to celebrate personal achievements and exemplary behaviour that aligns with our values. Our people are also rewarded appropriately for their skills and experience.
Do you want to know what it’s really like working for us? Find out from the experts: real members of our team. Here, some of our people share their own experiences and why they enjoy working at Shepherds Friendly.
Beth CookProducts and Partnerships Manager
Products and Partnerships Manager
Shepherds Friendly has a fantastic collaborative working culture, centred around providing the best possible value to our members. The management team cares about every individual and ensures everyone maintains a good work-life balance. Having progressed from Marketing Executive to Products and Partnerships Manager within two years, my journey is proof of the Society’s commitment to providing all the tools and pathways for career progression. It is truly a fantastic place to work and I couldn’t recommend it enough if you’re looking to make your next career move!
Heather KitchenTraining and Member Services Co-Ordinator
Training and Member Services Co-Ordinator
I am a part-time, hard-working mum of two. I have worked at Shepherds Friendly for 15 years and enjoy the daily challenges of my role. I feel that I am able to make a difference and the people are always willing to help and take care of one another. The office is a great environment with fantastic energy, and we have regular company socials which include team games, competitions, and charity fundraising activities.
Matthew LeaFinance Assistant Manager
Finance Assistant Manager
I have worked at Shepherds Friendly for 15 years in various departments including operations, sales and now finance, where I am studying towards my ACCA to become a Chartered Accountant. Shepherds Friendly has always afforded myself and every member of staff the opportunity to progress their career through internal promotion or study support, and I have experienced the really positive growth of the company. There is a fantastic culture embedded into the Society which shines through in every member of staff.