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Established in 1965, Kent Union are the students’ union for the University of Kent, representing the interests of 20,000 individuals.
The organisation believes every student at the university should have the opportunity to try out new experiences, have fun, make new friends and be a part of a community. They believe every student should have the chance to fulfil their potential in life, have a voice in society and make a difference.
Kent Union also look to be a great place for its employees to work, and promotes a flexible environment where all members of staff can flourish. Great onus is placed on staff development and communication, and all staff are invited to take advantage of flexible working.
Chief Executive Jim Gardner attends department meetings on a regular basis, and his open-door policy means staff are invited to communicate any issues they may have directly. Jim also writes personalised Christmas and birthday cards for all career staff.
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At least 40% of senior managers are women
Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees
Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees
Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times
At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative
Non work related training supported
School hours contracts offered to staff
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