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  • Year established:
    1984
  • Website:
    http://www.bbbc.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Bromley by Bow Centre, London, London, United Kingdom, E3 3BT
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About Bromley by Bow Centre

The Bromley by Bow Centre is a vibrant community charity in the heart of East London. It has a national and international reputation for its highly innovative approach which inspires and empowers local people to transform their lives. The Centre delivers an incredible range of projects based on a unique model that combines social entrepreneurship, the arts, learning, social support, horticulture and holistic and integrated health programmes.

The charity supports families, young people and adults of all ages to learn new skills, improve their health and wellbeing, find employment and develop the confidence needed to achieve things they could never have dreamed of.

They work with the most vulnerable people in the community, those who are isolated, facing physical or mental ill-health or who are lacking confidence, skills or qualifications. The Centre operates in an area with deep-seated economic and social problems. This includes having one of the highest levels of child poverty in the UK, the worst acute mental health admission rate in London and the second-lowest employment rate in the capital.

The charity's mission is to use their empowering social entrepreneurial model to create a cohesive, healthy, successful and vibrant community that becomes a blueprint for others across the UK.


What is it like to work for Bromley by Bow Centre

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The annual performance appraisal process identifies staff's training and development needs. Trainers from corporate partners of the Centre deliver intensive management and generic skill set training to Programme and Project Managers. The Centre introduced a 'One to Watch' award for emerging and upcoming Project Leaders. The winners of this award undertake comprehensive and structured management training, focusing on all Project Management elements.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
On a yearly basis, the Centre holds a community summer fair and community learning events, inviting everyone in the community to come and socialise, and find out the services on offer. 
My Company
My Company
The Centre have strategic forum meetings held every 3 months where all the project managers and the senior management meet to discuss and come with new ideas and develop the overall strategy and objectives. Workshops from external trainers on areas focusing organisational change and wellbeing were also introduced. 

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

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

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

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

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff:

    104

  • Earning £35,000+:

    15%

  • Staff Turnover:

    18%

  • Male : Female:

    32% / 68%

  • Average Age:

    43

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