About The Fircroft Trust

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The charity is controlled by its governing document, a deed of trust, and constitutes a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

CIO number:  1167428

Trustees
Mrs O Bowey Cockburn (Chair)
Mrs A Crockford
Mrs S Hilton (Treasurer)
Mr A Geater
Mr B Gray
Mrs S Horwood
Mrs A Khan

Chief Executive       
Kay Harris

Patron
Rt Revd Dr Richard Cheetham DD
Bishop of Kingston

Aims and Objectives

Our aims are:

  • To support service users to cope more effectively with their lives.
  • To help improve personal growth and development.
  • To work closely with other service providers and the community mental health teams.
  • To support individual needs through a keyworking system, and attend or provide information for reviews of service users.
  • To provide equal access to all people with mental health needs in our community, regardless of race, gender sexual orientation and disability, free from discrimination and reflecting the diversity, culture and background of our community.

We will strive towards:

  • Ensuring that our services are accessible on an equal basis to meet individual needs.
  • Respecting the rights, responsibilities and wishes of each individual.
  • Promoting self-determination through informed choice and involvement in decision-making.

Governance

The Fircroft Trust is managed by a board of trustees who meet monthly and are responsible for the overall direction of the organisation and for ensuring all statutory obligations are met. All our trustees are very committed to our service users. They are often seen volunteering in a variety of roles, from driving the minibus to leading a music group.

The chief executive, Kay Harris, reports to the trustees and has a group of 4 managers who report to her. The small administrative team comprises a finance manager and an assistant as well as two part-time PR/fundraisers. By necessity, all teams have a wide remit to their job descriptions.

The Fircroft Centre is staffed by 3 support workers headed up by a clinical leader. There is also a Centre Manager. The service user committee (which is currently interregnum) comprises 5 members who feed into the managers’ team through the staff.

Our residential homes are managed by the Residential Manager and a team of 15 residential support workers headed up by a Team Leader. Tenants also have their own meetings where they discuss issues of interest to them.

Shops


Tolworth Shop (tolworthshop@thefircrofttrust.org)
426-428 Ewell Road, Tolworth, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 7EH.

Tel: 020 8399 3136

The Fircroft Trust shop Surbiton
1a St Andrews Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4DT.

Tel: 020 8390 5597

Vacancies

A number of new opportunities for Support Workers at Firs Court, 370 Hook Road, Chessington, Surrey, KT9 1NA.

We are currently recruiting for full and part time staff. If you are interested in these current posts or joining our care bank team, please download the following files:

 

Full Time Support Worker – 2 posts

Job Description

Person Spec

37.5 hours per week over a 6 week rota (working hours range from 7am-10pm/9am-10pm sleep ins required)

£16.088 after successful completion of probationary period £ 17,132

Sleep-ins £25 Sunday-Thursday £30 Friday-Saturday

Annual leave 4 weeks plus bank holidays, pension plan

Part Time Support Worker – 1 post

Job Description

Person Spec

24.4 hours per week over a 5 week rota (working hours range from 7am-10pm/9am-10pm)

£10,468 after successful completion of probationary period £11,147

Annual leave 4 weeks plus bank holidays, pension plan.

To apply: Please fill out the relevant application form below.

Application for Employment

 

If you require more information, please contact:

Mr Richard Weir

Firs Court
370 Hook Road,
Chessington,
KT9 1NA.

Tel: 020 8739 1530

Green Report

The Fircroft Trust recognises the importance of monitoring our ecological footprint and is making great strides to reduce the charity’s impact on the environment. We have expanded our environmental activity throughout the organisation by:

  • Endeavouring to use recycled paper whenever possible;
  • Installing rainwater butts and making compost in the gardening project. Ceramic pots are also recycled in their re-potting scheme;
  • Continuing the Recycle4Charity scheme which encourages supporters to recycle inkjet and toner cartridges and mobile phones;
  • Composting our kitchen and garden waste, using it in the gardens at The Fircroft Centre;
  • Recycling bottles, cans, paper and fabric;
  • Recycling furniture, white goods, clothes and other items at our shops;
  • Utilising energy efficient light bulbs;
  • Educating our service users on recycling;
  • Encouraging our service users and staff to consider walking and/or cycling to the Fircroft Centre providing cycle training and a bike park;
  • Firs Court has been designed and built to maximise natural lighting and exceeds the current standards set out by the Environment Agency and has a wood pellet burner for heating and hot water.