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Rainbow Trust Childrens Charity in Sunday Times Top 100 Organisations to Work for 2012

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity in Sunday Times’ Top 100 Organisations to Work for 2012

Recognition for Rainbow following their first ever entry for highly respected list

Much loved children’s charity, Rainbow Trust, has been named one of the 100 Best Not-For-Profit organisations to work for in the UK, achieving 52nd position in the esteemed Sunday Times’ annual list.

Over the last 12 years Sunday Times’ listings, celebrating the best small, mid-size and big workplaces in the UK, have firmly established themselves as the benchmark for workplace excellence against which businesses measure themselves and are measured by others.

Rainbow’s incredible achievement follows the charity’s first ever entry into the Best Not-For-Profit list.

In addition, the charity also achieved a One Star rating from Best Companies -  a & lsquo;Michelin style’, elite accreditation system which recognises organisations by Star Status. The one star rating acknowledges Rainbow - whose teams of Family Support Workers help families across England who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness - as a first class organisation for workplace engagement.

Rainbow’s CEO, Heather Wood comments: “At Rainbow Trust we recognise our staff as our most important asset and we are delighted to have gained a place in the top 100 to acknowledge this – especially in our first year of entering. 

“We believe continuous communication and engagement are critical, particularly with our geographically dispersed teams.  I believe this result highlights the passion our staff have, their belief in the work we do and I am extremely proud that it is through their responses we have gained this recognition.”

Rainbow’s HR Manager, Anna Powis added: “At Rainbow Trust we have worked hard to develop ways to encourage employee engagement because we believe that involved people are motivated people. We have introduced a number of practices including a new Performance Management Process and an Employee Engagement Group to support our values: & lsquo;We Listen’, & lsquo;We Work in an Inclusive Way’ and & lsquo;We Do the Right Thing’.

“We are very pleased to be placed in the Sunday Times Top 100 on our first application as this testifies that what we are doing is effective and has had a positive impact on everyone at Rainbow Trust.”

Speaking about working for the children’s charity, Family Support Worker Zak Miah said: “From my first day at Rainbow Trust, to this very day, I feel that I am valued as an employee. It’s satisfying knowing that we can bring even the smallest smile to the families we help in such dire circumstances.”


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