Shakespeare charity among the top 100 to work for - The Stratford Observer

Shakespeare charity among the top 100 to work for

Stratford Editorial 2nd Mar, 2019   0

STAFF at Shakespeare Birthplace Trust go to work with a smile.

The charity, which cares for the five historic Shakespeare houses in and around Stratford, has been named among the country’s 100 Best Not-for-Profit organisations to work for according to the Sunday Times.

The independent charity was ranked 76th in the newspaper’s 100 Best UK Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For list in recognition of satisfaction among the trust’s workforce of 280-strong workforce staff.

The annual ranking system is based on staff survey responses as to how employees feel about their organisation, training and development opportunities, pay and benefits, and their health and wellbeing.

Representatives from the trust collected the award at a prestigious ceremony in London.

Trust HR manager Anne Doughty said: “Being in the 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For list is an outstanding achievement by our staff, who make this a really rewarding and enjoyable place to work.

“I think the remarkable thing about the trust is the breadth of what we do and the roles that we have, from archivists to visitor welcome assistants and a whole host of roles in between, it is almost an A to Z.

“Having an engaged and dedicated workforce who are proud to work for us and who really invest in our charitable purpose to promote the enjoyment of Shakespeare is what enables us to provide an enriching experience for audiences and visitors, both here in the UK and worldwide.”

As a major employer and one of the leading cultural destinations in the UK, the trust is a key player in the tourism economy, which supports around 8,000 jobs in south Warwickshire.

With the busy summer season approaching, the charity is currently recruiting for a wide range of roles across at its historic houses and in other departments.

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