Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1962
  • Website:
    https://stgilestrust.org.uk/
  • Contact
    • St. Giles Trust, Georgian House, 64-68 Camberwell Church Street, London, Greater London, United Kingdom, SE5 8JB

About St Giles Trust

St Giles helps those facing severe disadvantage to find jobs, homes and support and become positive contributors to society. St Giles empowers clients to lead positive lives.

The culture of St Giles speaks for itself and they are determined to give second chances. They are keen to develop staff and also have a high percentage of employees with long service. The organisation started as a homelessness charity over 50 years ago and since identified the hardships those with experience in the criminal justice system face.

Not only do St Giles look after their local communities most vulnerable people, but they also make a conscious effort to help their own people, too.

St Giles have an Employee Assistance Programme which offers free 24/7 advice and support, and free counselling sessions. They also have an in-house counsellor who volunteers to support staff and volunteers.

St Giles have a network of qualified and chartered psychologists nationally who can offer clinical supervision to staff whenever required, staff and managers can arrange this directly. There are also online seminars available to staff with topics including mental health well-being, stress management and how to maintain work-life balance.


What is it like to work for St Giles Trust

Leadership
Leadership
The CEO conducts stop, start and continue meetings. These are held every 6 months with each team in the organisation and provide an opportunity for staff to feedback their views and feelings on local and organisational wide issues.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
St Giles provide a clear calendar of training events for the upcoming months, which staff can register their interest in. These are defined by role level, so that attendees can begin to track what needs, skills and knowledge they need to enhance their own career progression.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
As a community charity, St Giles' framework is versed within building up and supporting communities they are present in. A large aspect of their work is based on transforming the lives of people who are at risk or who are already involved within gang-activity or an offending background. By intervening and supporting these young people to lead a positive life, they are able to transform communities and the wider society. 

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Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    10%

  • Staff Turnover:

    18%

  • Staff:

    321

  • Average Age:

    40

  • Male : Female:

    42% / 58%

  • UK sites:

    61

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