Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is top organisation to work for - The Stratford Observer
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14th Aug, 2022

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust is top organisation to work for

THE SHAKESPEARE Birthplace Trust is one of the top organisations to work for.

The trust ranked 94th in the UK – climbing five spaces since first entering the list at 99th two years ago – in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies list.

Becky Cund from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust said: “One of our key objectives is to be recognised as a great place to work in and a great partner to collaborate with and so we’re delighted with this achievement.

“As a major employer in the region we contribute 1 in 10 jobs locally, offering high standards of training and development for our talented workforce across all departments, ranging from period interpreters and retail staff, to collections archivists and heritage education experts.

“Feedback from staff has been positive, with 76 per cent saying they love working at the trust.

“We’ve taken on initiatives proposed by staff to give back to the local community, such as working with a local food bank to harvest fruit from the orchard at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, offering local residents free entry to Shakespeare’s New Place, providing staff with free access to yoga classes and health checks, as well as collaborating with external organisations to offer work experience and volunteering opportunities.

“Our staff are at the heart of everything we do and I’m immensely proud of their hard work and dedication in providing a great experience for our visitors and partners.”

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