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  • Year established:
    1985
  • Website:
    http://www.scarf.org.uk
  • Contact
    • S C A R F, 1-2 Cotton Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom, AB11 5EE
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About Scarf

Scarf is a thriving social enterprise that provides top class experiences for both its customers and staff. Founded in 1985 to eradicate fuel poverty, Scarf has grown and strengthened considerably over 30 successful years.

Tackling fuel poverty remains as one of their core aims, and their efforts to do so have been joined by a range of diverse services that has established Scarf as a professional social enterprise making a practical difference to individuals and organisations.

Scarf always look for ways to help staff relax. The bright garden spaces cared for by staff at their offices can help by providing some fresh air and sunshine.

As well as flexible working arrangements including flexitime and annual leave entitlement - staff get their birthday off to treat themselves and celebrate.

Scarf also believe in offering their people with opportunities to grow, as part of their Aspire programme. Team members are provided with 'Scarftime' - up to half a day, paid, per month to explore personal and professional opportunities and projects.


What is it like to work for Scarf

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Scarf believe that the best way to ease workplace stress is to provide a supportive and relaxing working atmosphere, offering staff ways to strike the best work-life balance for their circumstances, wherever possible. 
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Scarf recently added three electric vehicles to their fleet of pool cars as well as three dedicated charging points.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Throughout the year, staff are invited to complete an online nomination form with the name of their colleague and the reasons for the nomination, what they did and what impact their efforts made. All the nominations are collated and deliberated by two to three members of the staff association until winners are identified.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 28 days annual leave to all employees after one year

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Development
    Development

    Companies that provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    10%

  • Staff Turnover:

    11%

  • UK sites:

    2

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Male : Female:

    50% / 50%

  • Staff:

    52

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