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About The Challenge


What is it like to work for The Challenge

Leadership
Leadership
Craig, the CEO is a very influential and looked up to as a role model for their organisation. I feel that his openness and friendly, humble nature makes staff trust him and confide in him. He likes to get to know staff on a personal level, he does not have his own office or PA but is very hands on and down to earth. He lives and breathes their values and is very passionate about them. This passion is very transparent and leaves other staff highly motivated.

My Team
My Team
They are fortunate enough that they have two opportunities a year where the entire organisation comes together in London. Although they have increased their staff force by a large amount in the past year, the leaders still value the importance of spending time as a whole organisation. This year in April was the 4th anniversary and they held an event to celebrate. The event began in the afternoon with all staff being split into groups and rotating round a carousel of different sessions. Each session was led by a different group of staff. Each local leadership team led a fun and interactive session, such as a quiz or a treasure hunt, around how their office works and their local area. They also had a session with the senior leaders with the opportunity to ask them any questions staff wanted answered. Another enjoyable session was a ‘getting to know you’ game to mix all staff together and find out some interesting things about people they didn’t know before. This all lead up to the social in the evening where they all came back together for some food and drinks and opportunity to just relax. They had some entertainment provided by some of the local choirs who sang beautifully and even wrote their own Challenge Network version of a Les Miserable classic. They ended the evening with karaoke and dancing at a local bar which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

My Company
My Company
Any issues or trends that come out of the survey results will be taken very seriously and meetings with Senior Leaders and Local Leaders of all zones will be held to discuss them. Depending on the results they may set up working groups to look into how they could make this better next time. The Challenge is very flexible and is not afraid of change. The staff's well being and happiness is more important to them than anything else.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • 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

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    234

  • Average Age:

    27

  • Staff Turnover:

    29%

  • Male : Female:

    31% / 69%

  • UK sites:

    4

  • Earning £35,000+:

    9%

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