Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Supporting disabled people
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • UK locations:
  • Contact
    • Papworth Trust, Bernard Sunley Centre, Papworth Everard, Cambridgeshire, CB23 3RG

About Papworth Trust

What is it like to work for Papworth Trust

One thing the senior management team have done this year is give employees a real chance to give their personal view about what sort of place they want to work in over the next five years. Employee responses are really shaping what the charity will look and feel like in the future. They are creating new Mission, Vision and Values for the charity; they wanted them to be real world, and not marketing jargon. So the people with the best views were the staff and customers. The first stage of engagement was to ask staff what they thought of their current Vision and Values. This was done by a brand consultancy. This feedback was taken to their staff conferences, where they created a memorable, interactive process asking staff to share their opinions on potential new Values. Everyone from the charity had their say about the sort of organisation they wanted to work for in the future. The session concluded with each employee voting for the ten words or phrases that best described the Trust. 500 votes later and the exercise in employee engagement resulted in new Values for Papworth Trust. The result was an honest picture of what employees thought.

My Team
My Team

The organisation provided an externally facilitated workshop entitled 'Preferred Team Roles'. The issue was requested by Papworth's Operating Committee and Leadership Team in response to a Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) discussion at the Operating Committee, specifically around their approach to building sustainable partnerships. The purpose of the session was to identify and share Papworth's preferred team roles and identify any gaps to improve their business performance. These two teams needed to work together in a more open and honest way, particularly around the identification of individual strengths and development needs.

My Company
My Company
Their staff and management conferences this year have produced really good feedback from employees about how they can improve culture and customer service. Of their total headcount, they had 350+ employees attend one of the three staff conferences. The afternoon session in all three conferences, including the management conference, enabled employees to discuss with colleagues what should be on their agenda for improving customer service and how they work together to achieve it. The ideas that employees came up with were collated and a report sent to the Leadership Team for agreement on short and long term actions. Their communications with employees following the conferences have kept them informed of progress as they requested. A full report of the events will be uploaded onto the intranet.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:


  • UK sites:


  • Male : Female:

    37% / 63%

  • Average Age:


  • Sites:


  • Staff:


  • Earning £35,000+:


  • Under 35 to Over 55 Ratio:

    No employees under 35


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