St Giles Trust has been ranked at number 27 in The Top 50 Most Inclusive UK Employers list announced this week (30 November).
This is a definitive list of UK organisations who promote inclusion across all protected characteristics at all levels of the organisation.
The judges assessed St Giles Trust across a range of practices in the diversity arena including recruitment, training and diversity initiatives.
St Giles Trust’s peer-led approach of enabling former service users to progress to become qualified caseworkers offers a structured route to help people who have successfully overcome disadvantage to become positive contributors helping others in need. Over 1,000 individuals have trained under our Peer Advisor Programme since its start in 2002.
Chief Executive Rob Owen O.B.E said:
“I am – of course – delighted at this news and believe it is further proof of the value of putting former service users at the heart of St Giles Trust. This is what sets us apart from many other charities and makes us able to provide highly effective services delivered with compassion and care. Furthermore, when our Peer Advisors move on from St Giles Trust, they are a catalyst for extending diversity into other organisations which, in turn, brings benefits to wider society.”