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Julia's House ranked 12th in Sunday Times best workplaces list

February 26, 2020

We're so proud to have been named one of the Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for.  

Placed 12th, we've achieved our highest ranking for nine years and we're also the highest rated children’s hospice in the top 100 with a 2 Star accreditation of Outstanding.

The list is compiled by Best Companies, an independent organisation that conducts anonymous surveys of all staff in participating organisations. Results are published annually in the Sunday Times.  

“We are delighted to see an improvement in our employee engagement scores and our ranking.“ says Diane De Souza, Head of HR for Julia’s House. “Both are good indicators to potential new recruits that Julia’s House is a great place to work. The information provided by staff helps us build a picture of how effective they believe their leadership is, how they are managed, their team work, wellbeing and remuneration. We’re then able to assess what is working well, what could work better and make appropriate changes.”  

Julia’s House continually strives to introduce initiatives that will improve staff experience and wellbeing. Employees have access to a mental health helpline (to acknowledge the intensity of caring for extremely ill children and their families) and long service awards for staff and volunteers take place regularly. In the survey 97% of staff said they were proud to work for the organisation, while 100% stated that they would recommend volunteering for Julia’s House.  

“I would like to congratulate Julia’s House on achieving a Two Star Accreditation and being named as one of the UK’s Best Not-For-Profit organisations to work for. Best Companies has been acknowledging excellence in the workplace since 2006 when we launched our Michelin style accreditation standard. We are proud to work with organisations like Julia’s House who focus on their people and as such have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for,” says Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies.

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