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Working here

Together, we want to build the foundations of a society where everyone can stay healthier for longer.

Sarah Hickey staff member

Our team

As part of our team, you will work alongside talented people from a real mix of personal and professional backgrounds, in an environment where different perspectives and lived experience are valued and respected.

We are a Living Wage employer and support flexible working, part-time roles and job shares. Though our ambitions are serious, this is a friendly place to work with lots of opportunities to meet and socialise with colleagues.

There is immense power in diversity so we recruit and nurture talent who think and act differently. We champion feedback and challenge.

 

Our values

Our culture is anchored in our values, and we support each other to live them. They influence how we interact with each other and work together, and they combine to help shape our culture. 

We are:

Enterprising

We look at things from different angles, with willingness to experiment and test

Collaborative

We give time and attention to people and ideas, and motivates others

Delivery minded

We’re willing to get stuck in and takes ownership for results

These values were created by our staff to describe the types of behaviour we value every day at work. They reflect our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and are built into our approach to recruitment and performance.

Committed to fair pay

0%

our median gender pay gap

-1%

our median ethnicity pay gap

Flexible and agile working

We support flexible working, part-time roles and job shares. We encourage agile working and provide personal laptops to work where necessary or most convenient.

 

Annual leave and other benefits

We provide generous annual leave (27 days plus bank holidays) and up to 12% employer pension contributions.

We also offer enhanced pay for family leave which is equitable for all families and offered to all employees, regardless of length of service. Our offer is as follows:

  • Full pay for first 8 weeks
  • Half pay plus Statutory Pay for 18 weeks
  • Statutory Pay for 13 weeks

If you do not qualify for Statutory Pay as a result of your length of service, we will take on those costs.

 

Our office

Our office space near London Bridge offers an open and vibrant work environment with collaborative spaces, a library and facilities including showers, lockers and bike storage. The building has step-free access throughout and is located near major train and underground stations.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of our team are working remotely. Where government advice permitted office working, we made our office available to those who needed it, conducting a COVID-19 risk assessment and establishing protocols to create a COVID-secure workplace.

We are supporting our people with the technology and set up to work and connect effectively. Where possible, health and wellbeing activities are delivered virtually and our focus on mental and wellbeing support is more important than ever.

Later this year we will be moving to a new, larger office that reflects both our heritage and modernity.

Flat Iron Square
Both our current and future offices are a ten minute walk from London Bridge
Some of our team in our current office, just over the road from Borough Market

Health and wellbeing

We provide fresh fruit and facilities to make and store lunch. There are also free weekly yoga and Pilates sessions and annual health checks. And everyone can make use of a £200 annual allowance to spend on health and wellbeing.

Our BUPA employee assistance programme also gives our people and their partners access to a service that’s there to help them to take care of their mental health and wellbeing at times when they need a little extra support.

Learning and development

Every year, we host a substantive programme of organisation-wide training opportunities. This has included training to build a culture of feedback across the foundation, and off-site training for line managers.

Along with this, we offer an annual personal development budget of £1000, as well as peer-to-peer learning and coaching and mentoring opportunities.

We also support secondments and career breaks.

Personal spending

£1000

annual budget for personal development

£200

annual allowance to spend on health and wellbeing

What our colleagues say about the best part of working here

When we asked our team what they thought was the best thing about working here, they told us it is:

The amazing people I get to work with, who are bright, passionate and committed to making a difference – Rohan

The strength of our ambition and strategy – Catherine

The enthusiasm and energy – Emma

The amazing variety of projects we get involved in – Kevin

The openness and determination to learn – Radhika

The best thing about working here is the sense that we’re all pulling together to make a difference to people’s lives.

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