Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Independent charity that cares for the worlds greatest Shakespeare Heritage Sites.
  • Year established:
    1847
  • Website:
    http://www.shakespeare.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Shakespeare Birthplace Trust , Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street , Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6QW

About The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust are an independent charity caring for the world’s greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, promoting the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works, life and times around the world. Formed in 1847, the trust was created when Shakespeare’s birthplace was purchased as a national memorial.

Visitors from all around the world come to tour the properties, learning more about the writer and his family. The trust’s aim is to ensure that Shakespeare is recognised as one of the nation’s greatest assets.

They run many community initiatives, including collaborations with local high schools, working with food banks and running a care farming programme that gives access to the working Tudor farm at one of the Trust’s properties. Employees benefit from a flexible benefits scheme that allows employees to use their salary to purchase additional benefits, as well as providing monetary rewards for those who go above and beyond expectations.


What is it like to work for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
Staff are encouraged to take a 20-minute walk each day. They also actively promote flexible working for childcare or studying. There are free yoga sessions once a week, as well as a choir. They offer full occupational health services, an employee assistance programme and stress awareness training.
My Team
My Team
There are daily team meetings, two weekly meetings across other departments, weekly leadership team meetings, quarterly full management meetings and twice-yearly full staff and volunteer briefings. Although getting all staff together is hard, the Trust recently paid for a canal boat journey and picnic to thank a project team.
My Company
My Company
The organisation run an ‘Ideas Scheme’, which has led to a significant number of ideas being listened to and acted on. The panel is made up of a leadership team member, as well as, crucially, a Trustee, so when they commit to things they actually happen.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    21%

  • Staff:

    246

  • Male : Female:

    28% / 72%

  • Average Age:

    47

  • UK sites:

    7

  • Earning £35,000+:

    8%

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