Working for RLO
Real Life Options offers flexible employment opportunities and a comprehensive training programme, for people who would like to make a difference to someone's life - someone who would appreciate your time, support and friendship. Working for RLO is definitely not dull or repetitive, and may bring a new perspective to your life.
We are keen to recruit people from all types of backgrounds, to work with people in their own homes and in social settings. You may be starting your working life, have brought up a family, or be looking for a job doing something that gives you job satisfaction and a new start, after working in industry or other sectors for many years. Whatever your background you have something special to offer and we have opportunities for you.
The hours are very flexible and meals or refreshments are often included. You will be working with people who are caring and committed and who enjoy their work. And the prospects are bright - many of our operational managers began their Real Life Options careers as Support Workers.
Experience is often not necessary - Real Life Options is Investors In People accredited and has a systematic and structured approach to training for all staff. We have already exceeded the government target of 50% of the workforce trained to S/NVQ level 2. All staff are registered for S/NVQ as soon as they have completed the LDQ induction modules (normally within 6 months of starting work). Specialist training is also provided for staff working in specialist areas.
See and hear RLO managers describe what sort of people we are looking for in this short video (two minutes) entitled 'Visions and Values'.
The Where We Are section of the website gives information on the location of RLO services; and you are invited to contact your local RLO office or RLO head office for further information (see Office Addresses page). For current vacancy information click on the region buttons (left) and the application form can also be found on this website.
Investors In People
Investors In People is the UK's leading people management business improvement standard. Real Life Options is committed to high standards of staff management and development and achieved Investors In People accreditation in July 1997.
At the latest regular review, which took place in the spring of 2012, the accreditation was renewed for a further three years and Real Life Options achieved the Gold Award, for organisations that go well beyond the usual standard and demonstrate world class best practice.
The main asset of Real Life Options is its people - their skills, their knowledge and their enthusiasm for what we do. Investors In People is not just a badge that we proudly display - it's also a philosophy that runs right through the organisation.