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St Martins in National Best Companies list

St Martins is listed in the Sunday Times 100 Best Organisations to Work for 2021.

St Martins is placed in three categories in the prestigious list which was announced at a live online event on May 21st

The charity was awarded number 18 in ‘best charities to work for category’, number 40 in ‘Best Regional Employer’ and number 72 in the national category of the UK’s 100 Best mid-sized Companies to Work for.

The award follows an assessment of employee’s attitudes towards leadership, wellbeing, team working, pay and benefits, resulting in an Outstanding two star rating in the scheme.

Chief Executive Dr Jan Sheldon said, “One of our strategic ambitions is to be an employer of choice. We want to be the very best employer we can be. This award is a testament to our fantastic team members, who work hard all year round and are dedicated to supporting vulnerable people in Norfolk.

To achieve this accreditation against a backdrop of a global pandemic is nothing short of amazing. I couldn’t be more proud of our team.”

St Martins pride themselves on offering a positive workplace culture that gives team members a sense of fulfilment and motivation. HR Manager Jo Gillies said, “We are one of the largest employers in the charity sector in the region, with 185 team members. The work can be challenging and we depend upon our skilled and dedicated team to deliver high quality support to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We value our team members immensely and we are so grateful for their commitment.”

This is the second year St Martins has entered the awards. Jan said, “Last year we were listed at number 33 in the charity category and this year we have risen to number 18, which is outstanding for a local charity competing in national awards.  It is an honour to be recognised in such a highly-respected list. We strive for continual improvement, listen to and value our team members and provide clear leadership.”

Highlights of the assessment

  • All job levels think the organisation is keen to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds. They believe the organisation makes a positive difference to the world we live in, and think the organisation has a strong social conscience.
  • Managers believe the organisation is proactive, and feel the organisation has a plan they can believe in.
  • All job levels feel happy with their work and home life balance.

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