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Big Life confirms status as a great employer

For the second year running, The Big Life group has taken it’s place among the best places to work in the country.

Following an extensive survey of its staff in the autumn, the group has received the Best Companies Two Star Accreditation. Not only that, the organisation also secured a place in three of the prestigious Sunday Times Best Organisations to Work For lists for 2021.

Big Life was recognised as the fourth best Health and Social Care organisation in the UK to work for, as well as the 64th best large organisation to work for in the country, and the 54th best company of any kind in the North West.

The accreditation is made possible only through an ‘outstanding’ commitment to workplace engagement, as demonstrated in the survey. The academically-designed questions aim to show the extent to which staff feel valued by their employer, as well as how their feel about the organisation’s leadership, the opportunities to learn and grow, their pay and benefits, and how the organisation looks after their health and wellbeing.

Fay Selvan, CEO of The Big Life group, said: “I am really proud to receive the accreditation, and to be recognised in the Sunday Times list. During the last 12 months, our staff have proved themselves to be truly extraordinary.

“Through all the turmoil of the pandemic, they’ve shown an incredible dedication to working with people and places to create opportunities and inspire change. They’re an inspiration, and I’m delighted that they see us as a great place to work.

“In particular, being so high in the list of best employers among health and social care organisations is something that I’m really proud of, in a year where recognising the value of people working in the sector has been at the forefront of the nation’s mind.

“Our focus now is on celebrating this achievement with our staff, and then putting everything we have into reaching Three Star accreditation, and making sure we continue to do everything we can to support our staff to make a difference through their work.”

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