Liverpool charity ranked as top tier employer

YMCA Liverpool & Sefton has secured sixth place in the Best Companies ‘Charity’s 30 Best Organisations to Work For’ national list for 2021.

The accolade was awarded based on its overall Best Companies Index Score of 748.7  – a ranking system representing organisations that truly excel, granted to those with ‘world class’ levels of workplace engagement. 

The charity, which jumped from seventh in the overall Not-For-Profit category in 2020, received a three-star accreditation with Best Companies for the second consecutive year, the highest award for recognising staff engagement. This year, it was also placed 35th in the ‘Best North West Companies to Work For’ list and 41st in the ‘Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For’ UK-wide list. 

Chief Executive of YMCA Liverpool & Sefton Ellie McNeil said: “As an organisation we are absolutely committed to our team to ensure that they are engaged with us and our mission and are skilled and equipped to deliver the best quality of life-changing services possible. We are always reviewing our training and learning provisions and we have extensive support available to our team as well as our service users which has enabled us to create a workplace culture that puts inclusivity, empathy and dedication at its heart.”

Best Companies use a multi-step model to determine its annual scores and accreditations as part of a rigorous and thorough process that includes a staff-wide survey and analysis.