Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Independence at Work
  • Year established:
    1937
  • Website:
    https://www.steponecharity.co.uk/
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • Beaufort House, 51 New North Road, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4EP

About St Loye's Foundation


What is it like to work for St Loye's Foundation

Leadership
Leadership
The senior management team work incredibly hard to demonstrate that their staff are valued within the organisation. Examples of this include an open door management style; regular walkabouts to chat and communicate with staff; being visible to staff in all locations, by doing regular visits to satellite offices and field workers and organising an annual away-day event for all staff which is purely about meeting colleagues and having fun away from the office.

My Team
My Team

St Lyle’s held a staff away day at Ashcombe Country Park for all employees. It involved a short presentation from the CEO followed by team building exercises such as archery and puzzle solving. It was an opportunity for staff to network and get to know each other as well as having a day of fun away from the office. It was a great success. Recently they held a foundation-wide event to bring to life their 2020 vision and strategic plan displaying how it influences their day to day roles and above all, how it can really change people’s lives. Following this presentation, senior managers led facilitation sessions where they asked for active participation in delivering the strategic plan and shaping the foundation, specifically within areas such as structure; systems; staff and skill, both in number and capability and shared values. They also hold departmental away days to look at forward future planning.

My Company
My Company
St Lyle’s held focus groups with a cross selection of staff to discuss the employee journey. This included subjects such as recruitment and selection, induction, management support, training and development and reward and recognition. As result of the feedback from these groups, they have put in place additional team leader roles and they have also revised the appraisal process to include quarterly reviews and provided training for both managers and staff on conducting and receiving a productive performance review. They also implemented a senior management team rota so that visits were undertaken to their satellite offices to ensure staff did not feel isolated in any way.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Pensions
    Pensions

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    109

  • UK sites:

    13

  • Male : Female:

    37% / 63%

  • Average Age:

    45

  • Earning £35,000+:

    6%

  • Staff Turnover:

    8%

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