A leading support service has been named alongside the some of the largest global businesses in a list of the UK’s Top Employers for Working Families.
Based in Lewes, Southdown provides supported employment and specialist support services to 8000 disabled and vulnerable people living in Sussex.
Employing over 900 people in East and West Sussex and Brighton & Hove, Southdown features in a Top 10 list of the UK’s best employers that also includes American Express, Barclays, Ernst & Young and UBS.
Southdown’s staff satisfaction survey was carried out by an independent company and returns were anonymous. The overall satisfaction rate for staff at Southdown was 87%. 93% of staff are pleased with the flexibility offered at Southdown
The awards, founded by Working Families in partnership with the Institute for Employment Studies, recognise employers who support parents, carers and flexible workers with work-life balance and career development.
HR Services Manager at Southdown, Janet Casserley, said:
“To be named in a list that includes organisations that employ many thousands of staff across the UK and overseas is testament to the supportive culture, flexible working policies and diversity that characterises what Southdown is all about.
“We’ve known for a long time that people who are able to achieve a work life balance are the most engaged, productive and valuable members of any team. And this isn’t just about working mothers, it’s also working fathers and increasingly carers with adult or elderly dependents.”