St Giles Trust

We’re a charity using expertise and real-life past experiences to empower people who are not getting the help they need.

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Many of the St Giles Trust team can use their own experiences to show people in need of help that there is a way to build a better future.

The charity offers support to people of all ages, including youngsters at risk of criminal exploitation, vulnerable women and families, people facing unemployment and poverty, and those in the criminal justice system.

St Giles staff who have been in similar situations are able to empower and inspire those living through problems now.

The charity is eager to ensure its staff are well cared for, as well as its clients. Free clinical therapy is one of the employee benefits, and managers receive training in mental health awareness.

A wellbeing committee has been created, with members drawn from across the charity, in response to feedback from employees. Events such as an annual away day and “stop, start, continue” meetings with the chief executive help the team to feel engaged and valued.

The annual staff conference was moved online last year because of the pandemic. It included mindfulness, long-service awards and videos from across the organisation. St Giles was founded in London in 1962, but now offers services in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland as well as across England.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

87% of staff agreed

I feel that my manager talks openly and honestly with me

St Giles has launched a weekly newsletter for staff, featuring good news and updates from the leadership, team accomplishments and wellbeing advice. During the pandemic, one section highlighted employees' activities, such as baking, photography and hiking, to inspire others who were struggling with lockdown.

My Company

93% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles


Staff received a “resilience payment” of £150 or £50 for new starters at Christmas as a thank you for coping with the extra challenges during the year. Also, they were offered 90 minutes of "well-being time" to do something that made them feel good during their working days in lockdown.

Giving Something Back

54% of staff agreed

I am paid fairly for the work that I do relative to others within this organisation

A Covid-19 appeal launched by St Giles raised more than £280,000 which was used to provide 60,000 meals and more than 350 mobile phones or laptops to those who needed them most, and to collect and distribute 35 tonnes of food.

Benefits

Holidays

Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

Maternity

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

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National Ranking
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Wales
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