St Nicholas Hospice Care

http://www.stnicholashospice.org.uk

Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

#
67
Best Company to work for in the UK
No items found.
th
Best Company
to work for

A CLOSE-KNIT team of 124 employees at St Nicholas Hospice Care provides specialist services for people with terminal and life-limiting illnesses in West Suffolk and Thetford. They care a lot about each other (an 89% positive score, the second highest result among small organisations) and, despite the serious nature of the work, people have fun with colleagues (86%, ranking it seventh). Since it was established in 1984, more than 50,000 families have benefited from the Bury St Edmunds-based charity's free services which include a 12-bed inpatient ward, day therapy and bereavement support. Work is important to staff (85%) and they say they wouldn't leave tomorrow even if they were offered another job (79%). Both are top 10 scores. www.stnicholashospicecare.org.uk

Featured Workplace Factors

My Team

98% of staff agreed

My team is fun to work with

St Nicholas sets an annual operational plan with clear objectives for each department which should then link to team and personal objectives. Budget setting for the year is done collaboratively with managers e.g. fundraising targets are set by what the team believe they can achieve.

My Company

95% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

There is an open door policy by managers and a robust staff forum chaired by the CEO who can initiate meetings with management. Last year, St Nicholas delegated response identification to the various directorate groups. Results are displayed in chart format around the building. Actions became an agenda item on Staff Forum and Management Meetings.

Giving Something Back

93% of staff agreed

My organisation makes a positive difference to the world we live in

St Nicholas Hospice are a charity and many of their social events are linked to fundraising. These activities do bring staff from all disciplines together in either participating in the event or helping or organising. They also hold an annual Christmas review where different departments including the Trustees secretly prepare acts. These are then performed to the whole organisation, patients and volunteers and this year's was another hilarious success.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
Total number of employees
Number of UK locations
Employee average age
Male : Female employee ratio
Employees earning £35k+
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Holidays

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

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.

List Positions

National Ranking
#
67
Best Small Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
67
Best Mid-Sized Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
67
Best Mid-Sized Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
67
Best Large Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
67
Best Big Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
67
Best NFP Organisations to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
London
#
Best Small Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Mid Sized Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Mid Sized Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Large Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Big Companies to work for in London
The Midlands
#
Best Companies to work for in the Midlands
East of England
#
Best Companies to work for in the East of England
The North East
#
Best Companies to work for in the North East
The North West
#
Best Companies to work for in the North West
Northern Ireland
#
Best Companies to work for in Northern Ireland
Scotland
#
Best Companies to work for in Scotland
The South East
#
Best Companies to work for in the South East
The South West
#
Best Companies to work for in the South West
Wales
#
Best Companies to work for in the Wales
Yorkshire & The Humber
#
Best Companies to work for in Yorkshire & The Humber
Quote from the top...

Want to work for a Best Company?

If you like what you see and are interested in exploring any opportunities, please visit the organisation's careers page for more information.

Careers