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Southdown Recognised As A Top 30 Employer For Working Families

Posted on 1 November 2022

We are really proud to announce that Southdown has, for the tenth year in a row, been recognised as a Top 30 Employer for Working Families!

Last month, the national charity for working parents and carers, Working Families, announced that Southdown has been awarded a place on its prestigious and competitive list of the top family-friendly employers in the UK.

Now in its thirteenth year, employers large and small from across the public, private, and third sector compete annually to gain a coveted place on the charity’s list of Top Employers for Working Families.

Employers are assessed using the Working Families’ Benchmark and are scored on four key areas to build a comprehensive picture of their flexible and family-friendly policies and practices that specifically support mothers, fathers, and carers.

Jo Raisey, our Director of People, Culture and Change, said,

“We are delighted to announce that for the 10th year running, Southdown has been listed in the Top 30 Employers for Working Families. This shows our continued recognition of the importance of enabling staff to balance their work life alongside parental and caring responsibilities. We are committed to building a flexible, and family-friendly working environment that is supportive to working parents and carers. We are always looking at new initiatives to support our staff to balance their commitments at home and in the workplace.”

Jane van Zyl, CEO of Working Families, said,

“We are delighted to recognise the outstanding organisations that made our Top Employers for Working Families list this year. These employers excelled in our rigorous benchmarking process, proving they are leading the way in building family-friendly workplaces in the UK. The variety of sizes and sectors represented on this year’s list demonstrates that—with a commitment to best practice and an appetite to innovate—it is possible for any organisation to support their people through embedding flexible and family-friendly practices.”

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