World Vision UK

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http://www.worldvision.org.uk

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Last YEAR this Milton Keynes-based charity teamed up with the Premier League to send a group of coaches from Stoke City and other clubs to the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan. Their mission was to teach local volunteers how to run a football league for the thousands of young people who live there after fleeing the war in Syria. The UK branch of this Christian relief operation, which seeks to improve the lives of children facing poverty and hardship, through individual sponsorship and community projects, was set up in 1982. It has risen from 52nd last year into the top 10 of our not-for-profit list. Tim Pilkington, the chief executive, knows all 270 employees by name and talks to them at regular open meetings. Staff believe the mid-size NFP is run on strong principles (88% positive, second on the list) and the senior team live its values (75%, also second). Training equips leaders with the tools to guide and motivate effectively. Staff say their managers care about them as individuals (84%, first) and regularly express appreciation for quality work (82%, second). www.worldvision.org.uk

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Giving Something Back

95% of staff agreed

My organisation encourages charitable activities

World Vision UK have a dedicated development programme for new and experienced managers and leaders, that aims to develop and support them in carrying out their roles within the organisation. The programme includes The Leadership Development Programme, which is designed to provide World Vision UK with a cadre of leaders who are aligned, equipped and enthused to deliver their organisational priorities, by consistently living out the company's values and Christian identity against a set of core behaviours. The Motivational Manager is a modular programme developed to support managers, at all levels, to become highly effective people managers and enable them to manage and lead their teams well. People Management Skills Workshop - a number of workshops are provided throughout the year that up-skill new managers in the use of the company's people management systems, and the way we do things, e.g. recruitment and performance management. Coaching: all senior managers are given the opportunity to receive coaching with a qualified external coach. In addition, internal mentoring and/or coaching is available for people managers at all levels. HR Business Partner Meetings: HR Business Partners provide support to all people managers through monthly one-to-one meetings. These meetings provide managers with the opportunity to seek advice, discuss development within their teams and raise any concerns they may have regarding people management. Acting Up & Secondments: when opportunities arise, managers are encouraged to act up into more senior positions and/or take up secondments into roles, which will enable and encourage their personal and professional development.

Leadership

94% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

As a Christian organisation, World Vision UK encourages everyone to live their faith in the workplace and this helps to reflect the values of the organisation. People are free to speak their mind and give clear and accurate feedback. There are 17 senior leaders in the organisation, including The Executive Leadership Team (ELT), and they meet regularly to ensure alignment. All leaders are encouraged to lead an All Staff Devotions at least once a year and the ELT meets together on a weekly basis for a time of prayer and devotion. Directors attend drop-in meetings, along with the CEO, during which staff are invited to ask questions of the Senior Leadership. This encourages transparency in the way the organisation is run and how decisions are made. Each senior leader holds regular team meetings and one-to-ones with their direct reports; operating an open door policy and offering pastoral support for those in their teams. Leaders at World Vision do not ask of others things they are not prepared to do themselves and although some people have more authority and responsibility than others, the culture is not hierarchical.

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94% of staff agreed

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

World Vision UK have a dedicated development programme for new and experienced managers and leaders, that aims to develop and support them in carrying out their roles within the organisation. The programme includes The Leadership Development Programme, which is designed to provide World Vision UK with a cadre of leaders who are aligned, equipped and enthused to deliver their organisational priorities, by consistently living out the company's values and Christian identity against a set of core behaviours. The Motivational Manager is a modular programme developed to support managers, at all levels, to become highly effective people managers and enable them to manage and lead their teams well. People Management Skills Workshop - a number of workshops are provided throughout the year that up-skill new managers in the use of the company's people management systems, and the way we do things, e.g. recruitment and performance management. Coaching: all senior managers are given the opportunity to receive coaching with a qualified external coach. In addition, internal mentoring and/or coaching is available for people managers at all levels. HR Business Partner Meetings: HR Business Partners provide support to all people managers through monthly one-to-one meetings. These meetings provide managers with the opportunity to seek advice, discuss development within their teams and raise any concerns they may have regarding people management. Acting Up & Secondments: when opportunities arise, managers are encouraged to act up into more senior positions and/or take up secondments into roles, which will enable and encourage their personal and professional development.

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Employees earning £35k+
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