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THIS BROMLEY-BASED mental health charity works with adults across London and the southeast, providing accommodation, assistance for those living in their own homes and projects to get them involved in local activities. A high proportion of the charity's volunteers have experienced mental ill health, and are given training and roles within the organisation — such as being part of interview panels — to enable them to gain skills and confidence. Community Options applies the same philosophy to its employees. New starters attend an induction led by Tracy Simpson, the director. All staff receive regular training, which they agree benefits them (80% positive, which is in second place on our list of small organisations). Every manager is equipped with coaching skills, and colleagues agree that they share important information with them (82%,) and talk to them openly and honestly (86%, both top-three scores). There is an option for flexible working, including home working and job-sharing. All staff get access to an employee assistance programme that offers cash back on treatments such as dental care, physiotherapy and osteopathy. A monthly award scheme sees colleagues nominate each other for rewards and recognition. Staff say that the organisation makes a positive difference to the world (82%). www.community-options.org.uk

Featured Workplace Factors

My Manager

94% of staff agreed

My manager regularly expresses their appreciation when I do a good job

Having a Performance Learning, Supervision system which enables staff to explore every 6 weeks in detail the development support each individual requires within the organisation. All managers have received bespoke coaching training to ensure they work in a way which supports staff development.

My Company

92% of staff agreed

I believe I can make a valuable contribution to the success of this organisation

The organisation supports its Senior Managers through external coaching and mentoring schemes along with developing their own coaching skills through bespoke coaching programme. All managers are sponsored to achieve level 5 or above management qualifications. Access to peer support and external coaching if required.

My Team

89% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

The organisation supports its Senior Managers through external coaching and mentoring schemes along with developing their own coaching skills through bespoke coaching programme. All managers are sponsored to achieve level 5 or above management qualifications. Access to peer support and external coaching if required.

Quick Facts

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Employees earning £35k+
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Long Service

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

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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