Hospice is recognised as top employer in new social responsibility scheme

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St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln has been recognised as one of the city’s top employers by Lincoln’s Social Responsibility Charter.

The Charter is a new initiative that recognises and encourages good employers in the city. It assessed St Barnabas’ socially responsible activities and found these went above and beyond any statutory minimum requirement. They were split into two groups – those which benefit the employee and those which benefit the local community in the City of Lincoln.

Chris Wheway, Chief Executive for St Barnabas Hospice, commented:

“Our staff and volunteers are a crucial part of our organisation and nurturing them enables us to be better placed to care for those who need us across the county. Over the past 18 months we have introduced a number of new benefits including annual awards, flexible working, buying and selling of annual leave and a comprehensive training programme.

“The award is reflective of the ethos of the hospice when it comes to our most valuable resource – people. It also recognises the strong culture and values which are woven throughout our organisation.”

The hospice employs more than 330 staff and is supported by 1,100 volunteers across the county.

Lisa Phillips, Head of People and Development for St Barnabas Hospice, said:

“We were really pleased to have been recognised as a star employer in Lincoln and we understand that we will need to continue to work hard to retain this prestigious title. We take this accolade seriously as not only does it help us to benchmark our development as an organisation but we hope that it will also help us to attract a new generation of talent.

For more information visit St Barnabas Hospice