Lincolnshire based charity, St Barnabas Hospice, has been ranked as the number two charity to work for across the UK, beating many national organisations to this lucrative position.
Best Companies award their accreditations based on BCI scores, which are generated by an independent b-Heard staff survey taken by people up and down the UK. The survey measures various factors in the workplace, including management, personal growth, giving something back and more.
St Barnabas Hospice’s second place charity ranking has risen thirteen places in the space of a year, with the Hospice positioned higher than national charities such as PDSA, Youth Sport Trust and The Charity for Civil Servants. It places them as an ‘Outstanding’ organisation to work for, for the second year in a row.
As well as their success on the charity list, St Barnabas has also ranked as the seventh best company across the East Midlands and the twenty-seventh best large company in the whole of the UK. Both of these accolades take all sectors into account, not just charities.
St Barnabas Hospice was established in 1982, and is this year celebrating its 40th anniversary. The workforce of 283 staff members is made up of 87% females, with over 40% of staff having stayed with the charity for more than five years.
The survey found that 91% of staff agreed their team is fun to work with, with 78% agreeing that the experience they gain from their job is valuable for the future.
Lisa Phillips, Associate Director of People and Education said, “We are over the moon to have achieved such fantastic rankings in this year’s Best Companies league tables, and these are a credit to the work we have done as a collective to ensure staff are looked after and listened to.
“We have just launched our workforce strategy and in particular we want to focus on our inclusion and diversity, our engagement and our wellbeing work streams. This is all going to help continue to make St Barnabas an outstanding place to work. Our workforce is at the heart of what we do, and ensuring they are happy, supported and engaged with their work is our utmost priority – it’s also something we enjoy doing too!”
St Barnabas Hospice currently has a variety of vacancies as they look to expand their teams following the pandemic. With the charity celebrating its 40th birthday this year, it really is an exciting time to join the workforce. Visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/careers to find out more.
St Barnabas Hospice is a local independent charity and every year they support more than 10,500 people across Lincolnshire. They deliver free, high-quality, compassionate end-of-life care and support to people living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, their family and carers. St Barnabas offers the patient and their family hospice care and support via: specialist inpatient care, care at home, day therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, complementary therapy, welfare advice and bereavement support. All the services are free. St Barnabas needs to raise over £6m a year to provide its support and care. Over 900 volunteers play a crucial role in the charity’s success.