Quick facts
  • What we do:
    provide support and care to people suffering life-limiting illnesses
  • Year established:
    1982
  • Website:
    http://www.farleighhospice.org
  • Contact
    • Farleigh Hospice, North Court Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7FH

About Farleigh Hospice

Farleigh Hospice provide support and care to people suffering life-limiting illnesses and also to those who have been bereaved. Their services include symptom management, psychosocial support and pre and post bereavement support.

Their core principles include being caring, respectful, innovative and dedicated. They aim to provide professional and compassionate services, welcome individuality, promote dignity and choice, and work as a committed team who strive for excellence in everything they do.

As part of their plan to communicate their values better across the organisation, the Chief Executive, Alison Stevens, has a bi-weekly blog that is used to share company updates, good news stories and thank people for outstanding work. It is posted on the intranet, emailed and paper copies put on notice boards and sent to their charity shops across Essex.

Alison was appointed Chief Executive of Farleigh Hospice in July 2013. She has worked in the NHS, voluntary and private sectors, holding leadership positions for 27 years.


What is it like to work for Farleigh Hospice

My Team
My Team
They have a Moving on Together Group, a group of staff from across the organisation who champion team interaction and communications. They group new leads on the annual staff event and have developed a communications framework based on staff feedback.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
They work closely with Mencap by providing garden space for their service users to build and establish a vegetable garden. The produce they grow is used in the hospice kitchen and food waste from the kitchen and cafe is composted for use in the garden.
My Company
My Company
To improve employee engagement they introduced a monthly 'ideas hub' to generate discussion and feedback on what is going well and what is not going so well within the organisation. During these hubs, staff were encouraged to identify and introduce the topics for discussion.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    10%

  • Male : Female:

    11% / 89%

  • UK sites:

    15

  • Staff Turnover:

    21%

  • Staff:

    222

  • Average Age:

    48

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