Quick facts
  • What we do:
    We provide well informed, independent advice to government to ensure policies reflect the needs of people living and working in rural England. We are an independent statutory body.
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  • UK locations:
    London, South West

About Commission for Rural Communities

ITS WORKFORCE GIVES the Commission for Rural Communities (CRC) the fifth highest score among the 18 small public organisations for their belief that its support of worthy causes is not motivated by a desire for good publicity (62% positive).

The organisation focuses on the real needs of people living and working in the countryside, with a particular emphasis on tackling disadvantage, and it appears to be firmly committed to this rather than being bogged down by profit and budget concerns (71%).

Staff could benefit from more support to provide a great service (51%, and ranking bottom), but say their manager regularly shows appreciation when they do a good job (71%, and seventh). Bosses care about people as individuals (73%) and help them to fulfil their potential (65%). Employees are also excited about where the commission is heading (58%).

Teams are fun to work with (76%) and staff can make a valuable contribution to the CRC's success (77%).

What is it like to work for Commission for Rural Communities

My Manager
My Manager
The Commission for Rural Communities uses action learning sets to support the management development programme. Managers will also receive external support from third party coaches or mentors should it be deemed beneficial for the individual. If a manager’s personal development plan outlines a need for it then the CRC will support them in achieving extra qualifications to develop them within the role.
My Team
My Team
They recently held an all staff conference. This involved a combination of some site visits, so people can see the results of the policies that they influence have on the ground. Feedback was really positive and the feedback to other groups at the conference unleashed peoples innovative and creative sides. Some groups acted out their feedback, others made creative use of technology and produced a short slide show. The CRC is small, flexible, friendly and fun. It attracts people who are dedicated to the organisations remit who have expert knowledge that others value.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
People who work at the CRC are able to receive instant recognition throughout the year. Should an employee do something that is deemed to be going beyond what is normally expected of them then they may be entitled to a bonus of some description. All employees are entitled to performance related pay ensuring that they are rewarded fairly for the work that they do and the contribution they make to the overall success of the organisation.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

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    37% / 63%

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