St Martins has excelled in the Best Companies listings for 2022 as an organisation that has an engaged and motivated workforce. St Martins provides 85,410 bed spaces annually across Norwich to people experiencing homelessness, thanks to its 200-strong team who are committed to the charity’s mission to end rough sleeping and to support some of the most vulnerable people in our community.
Broadcast live from Media City in Salford by TV presenter Dan Walker, St Martins was crowned the 4th Best Company to work for in the UK in the Charity category, which featured the very best organisations across all sectors locally, regionally and nationally. In addition, they achieved position 21 in the East of England sector and 28th in the Best Mid-Sized category.
Chief Executive Dr Jan Sheldon said, “We are delighted with St Martins’ placings on the Best Companies lists, especially given that there are so many fantastic and highly respected charities also featured. Our team has been amazing throughout a difficult couple of years and this accolade shows that together we have looked after each others’ wellbeing in addition to continuing to grow our services for the people we support.
“This year is St Martins 50th anniversary, so there is no better time to reflect on how much has been achieved, and continues to be accomplished every day. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice in a sector that is challenging and diverse.”
The awards use a multi-step model to determine its annual scores and accreditations as part of a rigorous and thorough process that includes a team-wide survey and analysis on subjects including Wellbeing, Giving Something Back, Leadership, Personal Growth and The Future of The Workplace.
For the third year running St Martins has achieved an outstanding two star rating in the Best Companies scheme. St Martins pride themselves on offering a positive workplace culture that gives team members a sense of fulfilment and motivation. Feedback from the Best Companies process enables the leadership to listen to how team members feel and address any areas of concern.
Highlights of the assessment
- 98% of team members feel proud to work for the organisation
- 93% of team members feel appreciated for the work they do
- 90% believe the experience gained in their job is valuable for the future
- 96% find their team fun to work with
- 98* believes the organisation makes a difference to the world we live in
- 88% believe help is available to support their wellbeing