One of the Best 100 Not for Profit Organisations to work for

The Sunday Times has ranked Dove House Hospice as one of the top places to work in the UK

Best company. Best people. Best care.
Best company. Best people. Best care.

We are very proud to have been named the fifth best Not-For-Profit company in The Sunday Times list of 100 best Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for in 2019 together with Best Companies three-star ‘extraordinary’ rating - the top possible score available.

With thousands of companies from across the UK contending for a place, The Sunday Times Best Companies list celebrates and showcases the very best in workplace engagement, with the staff themselves providing the responses that gauge the factors that separate good employers from the rest.

We continue to work hard to provide our staff with the best possible working conditions.

Maintaining our position in the list from last year, we have continued to work hard to provide our team with the best possible working conditions. “I am absolutely delighted that we have retained our three-star Best Companies Accreditation which shows we have ‘extraordinary’ levels of staff engagement, and securing fifth place in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for is the icing on the cake. With a focus on care and wellbeing, both of these awards show that we are a charity that people can trust to be an excellent employer with sound values and principles. Bearing in mind that there are 200,000 registered charities in the UK and over 470,000 social enterprises, many of which could and do apply for these awards, we have a great deal to be proud of. Ensuring that Dove House is an excellent place to work in turn ensures an excellent level of care for patients – which is our main priority as a hospice. Dr Anna Wolkowski, Chief Executive

To become a Top 100 organisation our staff respond to an anonymous survey where they give their honest opinions about what it’s like to work for Dove House Hospice. Opinions on bosses, working conditions, employer’s values and more are compiled and analysed, then companies are placed in ranking order.

In this year’s survey:
- 96% believe the organisation is run on strong values/principles
- 93% love working for this organisation
- 92% feel the leader of this organisation runs this organisation on sound moral principles
- 85% feel a strong sense of family in my team
- 83% feel Senior Managers are visible and approachable