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Assael Architecture designs places that transform lives for the better. They are sustainable and sensitive, yet bold and innovative and are recognised for their exceptional designs, reliability and integrity.
The organisation has an 'outrageous ambition' to be a practice with a tenacious, analytical and contextual approach to architecture, renowned for exceptional quality in design, reliability in execution and integrity in all matters. They aim to successfully manage a sustainable, profitable business that offers security for its staff and provide a first-class service to its clients. They want to attract and retain staff of the highest calibre, giving them a clear career structure, professional training, motivation, support and the management procedures which will enable them to achieve shared objectives.
They reward employees for their hard work, loyalty and dedication with everything from bonuses, parties and sabbaticals to private healthcare and enhanced maternity and paternity leave, which is all outlined in their 'Benefits and Rewards book'.
They also reward employees through their annual 'People's Choice Award'. Employees are encouraged to vote confidentially for individuals for the exceptional contribution they have made to Assael that year. Winners are announced at the annual Christmas party and receive £500 in cash, runners-up receive £300.
Assael Architecture encourage everyone to spend at least one day per year out of the office helping others. They have spent this time gardening and decorating for vulnerable people living locally, serving lunch and providing company to the elderly to combat isolation, donating blood for the NHS and mentoring young students.
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At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss
Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees
Companies offering private health insurance for all employees
At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative
Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff
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