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Kent Union provide services to the students at the University of Kent. They provide students with the opportunity to try out new experiences, have fun, and make new friends and be part of a community.
Working for Kent Union is characterised by a fun and friendly environment, flexible working, great training and development and good personal development opportunities. They are a highly successful organisation that has doubled in size over the last decade alone.
Kent Union's workforce consists of student staff, career staff, and volunteers; the Union encourage student staff to progress through the organisation to become career staff upon graduation. As a result of this, a number of the management team at Kent Union are former student staff.
Recognition is important at Kent Union, and bonuses are given to all staff members when financial performance is strong. Staff even receive impromptu gifts, awards and social events to reward exceptional performance, or hard work.
The Union also have a recognition award scheme called 'KUDOS' (Kent Union delivering on service), whereby work colleagues are invited to nominate staff members for recognising the amazing jobs that they do, and how they are demonstrating Kent Union behaviours on a day-to-day basis. Each staff member nominated receives £10 and personal thanks from the manager. The monthly winners will automatically be entered into the GEM (going the extra mile) award, and winners will receive a £50 gift.
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At least 40% of senior managers are women
Companies offering a minimum of 28 days annual leave to all employees after one year
Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym membership for all employees
Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%
At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative
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