Rural Action Derbyshire
About the Company
Rural Action Derbyshire (RAD) was set up in 1924 as Derbyshire Rural Community Council (DRCC). We became incorporated as a Registered Company, Limited by Guarantee and a Registered Charity in England in 1997. We believe that no-one should be unfairly disadvantaged because they live in a rural area.
RAD has an excellent track record of staff retention with some long-term members of staff as well as some younger ones who have started their careers with us. We have had 2 Intern placements who subsequently became permanent members of staff as well as full-time and part-time Kickstart placements who became permanent members of the team.
Working for RAD will give you excellent experience to help you develop your skills and help shape your career prospects. We love to develop staff and give them opportunities to progress internally or move on elsewhere.
A Kickstarter turned permanent member of staff was named as a finalist at the 2022 prestigious Derbyshire Business Awards.
The majority of RAD staff are part-time and work from the office in Matlock. With the flexibility of remote access to our IT hybrid working can also be an option.
A great place to work
At RAD we embrace the passions and abilities of everyone in our team to create a friendly, flexible and productive working environment in which our people and our charity can grow and thrive together.
By believing that life outside work is as important as life at work, we do all we can to ensure that our people are as healthy, positive and motivated whilst working with us.
The covid pandemic reminded us that we need to grasp opportunities, adapt and meet challenges creatively and support each other to develop and succeed as an organisation and as individuals.
We understand that work is about much more than just money and that our work life impacts significantly on our physical, mental and social wellbeing.
We offer a broad range of benefits to everyone in our team with an aim to ensure that working with us helps them to stay healthy, invest time in their family, friends or passions, take opportunities to give back to their community and have the financial resources and support they need.
Flexible Working Hours
Our team can work their hours flexibly to make more time for the people or things they love.
Learning and Development
Our team are supported to shape their own learning, development and progression.
Putting Wellbeing First
We support our team to keep active and improve their wellbeing at work and have an Employee Assistance Programme.
If you can identify with this and you are a flexible team player with energy and enthusiasm then get in touch with us.