We’re a top 50 organisation to work for!

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February 27th, 2015

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Wednesday, 25th February, 2015, and a small but perfectly dressed group of Roffey Park staff attended the celebration of The Sunday Times 100 best not-for-profit and small companies to work for in London.

In the season of far grander and more publicised celebrations than this (we were competing with the Brits and Madonna’s stage fall on the night) we were incredibly pleased with our 47th place. Not just as an excuse to dress up and go to London’s Battersea Evolution Centre, but because it proves our commitment to being a great place to work, as well as a great place to develop ourselves and others.

While developing our commercial offering and serving our clients is very important to us, it is equally important that we are also recognised as a great place to learn, work and develop one’s practice, whichever role we work in. One of the first things that I noticed when joining Roffey Park is how proud everyone here is of their contribution to our programmes: whether they work in client services, front-of-house, learning resource centre, IT, hospitality or marketing.

It’s not just the consultants who take their personal development seriously, but everybody else who works at Roffey Park, the vast majority of whom are either at the top of their chosen profession or quickly getting there. As staff members, we are also lucky to have a Senior Management Team who take our own wellbeing and development seriously, and support all of us – whatever our profession – in striving for excellence.

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Our Chief Executive, Michael Jenkins, accepting our award

We truly do practise what we preach, by regularly offering – and attending – various development events, learning breaks, sabbaticals, or other opportunities for staff to develop their chosen practice. This enables us to be that much more congruent in developing others; or, as our strapline says, develop people who develop organisations.

That is why we’re proud to be in 47th place on the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit organisations to work for, and also why we’ll be striving to be in the Top 10 before too long!