Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Conservation charity
  • Year established:
    1959
  • Website:
    http://www.essexwt.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Abbott's Hall Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Essex, CO5 7RZ

About Essex Wildlife Trust

Essex Wildlife Trust are a conservation charity with the aim of protecting wildlife for the future and for the people of Essex. Their goal is to have a county rich in wildlife, with communities that value the countryside and that are inspired to help protect it

Their three-year aim includes the Living Landscapes campaign, which has the vision to restore, recreate and reconnect wildlife habitats in the area including Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Local Wildlife Sites and Nature Reserves.

Internally, their core principles are to be inspiring, collaborative, united and professional. These values are passed on to staff in their company culture and in all of their communications such as in their processes, training, induction and probation.

They have more than 37,000 members, manages and protect over 8,400 acres of land on 87 nature reserves, two nature parks and run 11 visitor centres.


What is it like to work for Essex Wildlife Trust

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
They have a range of wellbeing initiatives including meditation and mindfulness training, access to occupational health and resilience training with the Stress Management society. In addition, they encourage a culture within where mental health can be talked about openly.
My Company
My Company
To improve employee engagement, they have used Yammer extensively, hosted a wellbeing month with emails sent every day, implementing a staff social, held a cake bake for charity and implemented a ‘Random acts of Kindness for Yourself’ initiative.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
They have a merit award system where employees can nominate one another for work they have done that is either above and beyond their job role, or for something they have done that shows they are living the values.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    12

  • Staff:

    199

  • Staff Turnover:

    26%

  • Male : Female:

    27% / 73%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    3%

  • Average Age:

    47

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