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Big Life recognised as a great place to work

The Big Life group has received accreditation showing that it is among the best places to work in the country, according to its 500 members of staff.

Following an extensive survey of its staff in the autumn, the group has received the Best Companies Two Star Accreditation. The accreditation is made possible only through an ‘outstanding’ commitment to workplace engagement.

The rigorous survey, including 70 academically-designed questions, aims to show the extent to which staff feel valued by their employer, as well as how they 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.

Not only did Big Life’s responses gain them Two Star Accreditation, it also secured them a place in The Sunday Times 100 Best Not for Profit Organisations to Work For 2020. The rankings show the non-profit organisations that performed best in the Best Companies evaluation, with Big Life coming in at number 28.

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. Our staff are the heart and soul of the group, and their dedication to working with people and places to create opportunities and inspire change is remarkable.

“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.”

Best Companies Founder and CEO, Jonathan Austin, said: “I would like to congratulate The Big Life group on achieving a Two Star Accreditation and being named as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work for. Best Companies has been acknowledging excellence in the workplace since 2006 when we launched our Michelin style accreditation standard.

“We are proud to work with organisations like Big Life, who focus on their people and as such have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for.”

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