Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Independent charity
  • Year established:
    1847
  • Website:
    http://www.shakespeare.org.uk
  • Contact
    • The 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

My Manager
My Manager
An insights personality profiling tool is used for leadership and senior management but is soon being rolled out to all site and cafe managers, helping with staff training. Refresher sessions are held with a trainer each year and managers deliver training bites sessions to showcase their skills.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The Trust offer a full occupational health service, counselling and yoga and they are currently looking into mindfulness and stress awareness training for managers. They are a family-friendly organisation and flexible working is available, as are job sharing opportunities and initiatives to support working parents.
My Team
My Team
Daily team meetings are held in the properties, as well as formal weekly, quarterly and annual staff meetings. There are regular out-of-hours events such as quiz nights, exhibitions and parties to encourage staff and volunteers to come together.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    18%

  • Staff:

    239

  • Male : Female:

    27% / 73%

  • Average Age:

    45

  • UK sites:

    7

  • Earning £35,000+:

    8%

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