Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Children's Hospice
  • Year established:
    2010
  • Website:
    http://www.forgetmenotchild.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Russell House, Fell Greave Road, Huddersfield , West Yorkshire, HD2 1NH

About Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice support children with life-shortening conditions and their families through a variety of services across 13 sites in West Yorkshire and Manchester.

The organisation’s vision is for a world in which children and young people no longer face life-shortening conditions, and until that day comes, their mission is to offer them and their families as much support, love and laughter as they can handle.

Recognising the passion and hard work invested by members of the team, Forget Me Not look to create a positive working environment where all staff are offered support. The entire team was recently involved in the creation of new organisational values, which they now look to embed into their culture on an ongoing basis.

Chief Executive Peter Branson places great importance on regular engagement with teams across the business, holding weekly meetings to celebrate successes and share updates. He has also begun to hold weekly coffee mornings, in which staff are invited to ask any questions they may have.


What is it like to work for Forget Me Not Children's Hospice

My Manager
My Manager
All of the line managers are able to 'job shadow' in other departments and this is particularly encouraged with its Care Department, as this enables our people to have a greater understanding of the care services that are offered to the children and families that the organisation supports.
My Team
My Team
Last year, colleagues were invited to attend a garden party at the Hospice Grounds as part of the organisation’s All Team Day annual event. As a thank you to staff for their hard work, the event promoted relaxation and fun, with a live band playing in the garden, games and an ice cream van.
My Company
My Company
The hospice does not underestimate the passion and commitment all staff have for the work they do, as well as the emotional and physical demand this can place on people. For this reason, staff are invited to Resilience Workshops, allowing them to take part in wellbeing coaching, learn stress management techniques and cognitive behaviour therapy.

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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

  • Gym
    Gym

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

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    109

  • Earning £35,000+:

    11%

  • UK sites:

    13

  • Male : Female:

    15% / 85%

  • Staff Turnover:

    26%

  • Average Age:

    42

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