Blood Cancer UK

Blood Cancer UK is a community dedicated to beating blood cancer by funding research and supporting those affected.

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The pandemic has been a tough and unsettling time for everyone but even more so for those with life-threatening health conditions. Blood Cancer UK, a charity dedicated to funding research into all blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma and supporting those affected, has played a key role in ensuring patients have had access to accurate and up-to-date information about the potential impact of Covid and the efficacy of vaccines on people with their condition.

Founded in 1960, the organisation formerly known as Bloodwise until it rebranded last year, has been coordinating with other charities to lobby government to provide match funding for medical research charities as a result of losses due to the pandemic.

Over the last 61 years, the charity, which is headquartered in London with an office in Edinburgh and staff based around the UK, has invested more than £500 million in blood cancer research resulting in many breakthroughs that have improved treatments and saved lives. The medium-size organisation operates an agile working policy which is focused on results and allows flexibility on working times and locations.

Staff, who were gifted a four day weekend in October as a thank-you for their hard work, are driven by their employer's mission to beating blood cancer within a generation and values which include striving for results, making knowledge count, standing in others' shoes and being united as a family.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

91% of staff agreed

My manager cares about how satisfied I am in my job

The managers' network meets regularly and provides opportunities for peer to peer support and personal development. Blood Bank UK's learning and development academy provides resources to support line bosses which last year included sessions on mentoring, wellbeing, remote working and remote management.

Personal Growth

84% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Blood Cancer UK has a strong commitment to continuous professional development and has recently introduced a mentorship scheme to support staff. Employee development has included training across subjects ranging from agile working and mental health to bereavement in the workplace and performance management.

Wellbeing

77% of staff agreed

I am happy with the balance between my work and home life

Mental health first aiders and employee champions run sessions for staff. Wellbeing updates are sent every month to the workforce who are encouraged to set up welfare check-ins with their managers. Teams are also encouraged to take part in remote social activities with colleagues.

Benefits

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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