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    • Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV37 6QW
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About The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is the independent charity that cares for the world's greatest Shakespeare heritage sites in Stratford-upon-Avon, and promotes the enjoyment and understanding of his works, life and times all over the world.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is a self-sustaining charity which generates 98% of its income through the support of visitors, donors, volunteers and friends.

The Trust runs a world-class, award-winning programme of formal and informal educational programmes and literary lectures, to encourage the appreciation and study of Shakespeare's works, and the advancement of Shakespearian knowledge on an international scale.

As an organisation, the Trust utilise every opportunity to communicate their vision, mission and values. The simplicity of their values make them unique and easy for staff to remember and their vision, mission and strategic plan is communicated at every one of their bi-yearly briefings. They also have posters made and hung around their back of house areas to remind people why they do what they do.

The Shakespeare Birthplace trust have four core principles in total, which are: Collaborative; Innovative; Ambitious and Outward Facing.

What is it like to work for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

The Trust offer a full occupational health service and Employee Assistance Programme, counselling and yoga as well as introducing the new workplace choir. They are also introducing mindfulness and stress awareness training for managers and training for teams on how to deal with difficult customers.
My Team
My Team
The Trust run daily team meetings in their properties, two weekly meetings across other departments, weekly leadership team meetings, quarterly full management meetings and twice yearly full staff and volunteer briefing sessions. 
My Company
My Company
Four times a year The Trust run full induction sessions which include an introduction to The Trust, H&S and fire awareness training, an opportunity to meet members of the Leadership Team, view a video from the Chairman and see The Trust videos. 

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  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

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    25% / 75%

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  • Earning £35,000+:



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