Quick facts
  • What we do:
    The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
  • Year established:
    1905
  • Website:
    http://www.redcross.org.uk/
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • Uk Office , 44 Moorfields , London, London, EC2Y 9AL

About British Red Cross

THE 2,800-PLUS staff at the British Red Cross are in no doubt that the organisation makes a real difference to the world, returning a positive score of 90%. Just two mid-sized bodies scored higher. Staff think it is run on strong values (87%, ranking it second) and they love working there (77%). The charity provides a great service (84%), say employees, who work at more than 900 locations across the country.

In addition to helping people as part of their job, employees also have at least five days a year to undertake charitable activities in work time. Last year 1,205 workers volunteered and people don't think the organisation's support of worthy causes is driven by a desire for the publicity (67%, a top 10 score). The charity, which has replaced disposable paper cups with reusable mugs and provides jugs of tap water in place of bottled water, ranks 11th in our Giving Something Back category. Employees feel proud to work for the British Red Cross (86%, the third highest score) and say their job is an important part of their life (79%). Work is stimulating (73%) and people get on well with managers, who take an active interest in their wellbeing (74%). Staff also have a great deal of faith in Sir Nicholas Young, the chief executive (70%), who runs the charity on strong moral principles (79%, a top 10 score).

Perks for staff, more than 40% of whom have been on the payroll for five or more years, include childcare vouchers, subsidised sports, discounted services, an employee assistance scheme, a health cash plan and independent financial advice.

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What is it like to work for British Red Cross

Leadership
Leadership
Their leaders and senior managers can choose from a wide range of learning objectives such as; presentations, workshops, Volunteer adviser’s workshop. Everyone except the CEO and chairman works in an open office. Senior management teams are available and all staff/volunteers have email access to the CEO. Their blog site is a part of their online communications and British Red Cross Life magazine for volunteers and staff and Newsletter are another interaction method available to their leaders and senior managers. British Red Cross say, their leader is a great communicator with openness and true respect for his employees and represents and demonstrates the British Red Cross principles and values in everything that he does.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
British Red Cross matches funds raised by their employees for charity with no set upper limit. They protect their local community by; Providing community based first aid projects educating people in life-saving skills, enabling them to respond to emergencies in their communities and providing first aid cover at public events and Working with the schools and community education department to develop children and young people’s confidence, ability and willingness to help those in need, to be more resilient and support the principle of everyone getting the help they need in crisis. They have networks across the UK, and work with area youth managers and territory youth managers in their local delivery.
My Company
My Company
British Red Cross recognises performance annually through National Awards and every 10 years employees earn 4 weeks extra additional annual leave. The Distinguished, Outstanding, Devoted and Queen’s Badges of Honour are awarded by the board, through the National Awards Panel, to volunteers and staff to recognise achievements that warrant special appreciation. The Dunant is a form of recognition for teams within the British Red Cross to recognise the one off achievements of teams who have gone over and above the call of duty.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Graduate Vacancy Locations:

    0.00

  • Staff Turnover:

    2%

  • Number of Staff:

    2815

  • Staff:

    2815

  • Earning £35,000+:

    3%

  • Male : Female:

    30% / 70%

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Sites:

    908

  • UK sites:

    908

  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35

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