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Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) distribute public money for teaching and research in universities and colleges in England so they can deliver the greatest benefit to students and the wider public. The organisation aims to create and sustain the conditions for a world-leading system of higher education, which transforms lives, strengthens the economy and enriches society. Through its core principles of openness, impartiality, fairness and objectivity, HEFCE also aim to be a great place for employees to work, inviting members of staff to take part in a number of training and development programmes, as well as looking to reduce stress. Chief Executive Madeleine Atkins has led the organisation through a period of significant financial pressure and political change. She believes in being open and honest with staff, holding regular briefing sessions where questions and engagement are welcomed.

Featured Workplace Factors

My Team

81% of staff agreed

The experience I gain from this job is valuable for my future

All staff have been assigned a minimum of three personal development days, during which they are invited to identify training needs. This has been supported through a new online learning system, which allows employees to complete training courses and record development.

My Company

69% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

An annual staff conference gives all staff the chance to work together, engage with senior management and participate and contribute to corporate activities. The event features a number of different activities showcasing current policy initiatives, while sharing current thinking on the vision of the organisation.

My Manager

85% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

All staff have been assigned a minimum of three personal development days, during which they are invited to identify training needs. This has been supported through a new online learning system, which allows employees to complete training courses and record development.

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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