Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Very Good
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Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
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Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
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Officially a Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

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Best Company to work for in the UK
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A STRONG FOCUS on team-building, team-working and investing in staff and their development makes Chiltern District Council a great place to work. Employees think the organisation provides an excellent service (a positive score of 79%), say colleagues go out of their way to help (77%) and care a lot about each other (again 77%). With few disruptive people in their teams (71%, the fourth highest score among small bodies on this), workers feel a strong sense of family (70%). The council, based in Amersham in Buckinghamshire, scores particularly well in our Wellbeing category, ranking 19th overall among the 75 organisations of all sizes in this list. www.chiltern.gov.uk

Featured Workplace Factors

My Team

81% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

Chiltern District Council has a strong focus on staff development which is reflected in their level of investment which is twice the national average that would normally be spent on training. They offer a wide range of non course based development through secondments, coaching and mentoring, inter-authority team challenges and project work. Formal courses and qualifications include Microsoft training, ECDL, presentation skills and writing for the web among many others. Knowledge sharing is also widespread through articles in the staff newsletter and briefings by colleagues who have attended other courses.

My Company

80% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

Chiltern District Council has a strong focus on staff development which is reflected in their level of investment which is twice the national average that would normally be spent on training. They offer a wide range of non course based development through secondments, coaching and mentoring, inter-authority team challenges and project work. Formal courses and qualifications include Microsoft training, ECDL, presentation skills and writing for the web among many others. Knowledge sharing is also widespread through articles in the staff newsletter and briefings by colleagues who have attended other courses.

Personal Growth

79% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Every year staff are invited to attend the Executive Stretch which is a weekend long team building exercise run by the reserve forces. The Chairman also holds an annual Christmas reception for every employee at the council. Teams are also rewarded for success in any particular projects they may have worked on together and are praised through the council media.

Benefits

Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Maternity

Companies offering at least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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