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Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Scoops Best Companies Award

Named one of the UK’s Best Not-for-Profit Employers

2018 Best Companies L-R Nick Rodrigues, Deputy Editor of the Sunday Times, Anjna Chouhan and Jessie Petheram of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
Nick Rodrigues, Deputy Editor of the Sunday Times, Anjna Chouhan and Jessie Petheram of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – the independent charity which cares for the five historic Shakespeare houses in Stratford-upon-Avon, is among the country’s Top 100 Not-for-Profit organisations to work for, recently announced in the Sunday Times Best 100 Companies list which recognises outstanding levels of employee engagement. 

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust ranked 75th in the whole of the UK, climbing 19 spaces since last year. Representatives from the Trust collected their award at a prestigious ceremony in London.   

Becky Cund, Director of HR and Administration at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, said, “We’re delighted with this achievement. This is the third year that we have been recognised in this prestigious list. One of our key objectives is to be recognised as a great place to work in and with by our people, neighbours, stakeholders and partners. The results this year show that our staff have high levels of engagement, with 76% saying they love working at the Trust and 88% describing their team as fun to work with.” 

As a major employer in the region the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust contributes 1 in 10 jobs locally, offering high standards of training and development for its talented workforce across all departments, ranging from period interpreters and retail staff to collections archivists and heritage education experts. With the busy summer season approaching, the Trust is currently recruiting for a wide range of roles, for more information and to apply visit www.shakespeare.org.uk/jobs.

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