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Top charity to work for according to Sunday Times

Fundraisers with collection tins

Image: Andy Hay

In the 2009 Sunday Times ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ survey, the RSPB was ranked 36th - our highest placing to date.

Every year, the Sunday Times commissions independent research to identify the best places to work in the UK. 2009 saw a record 997 companies taking part. 

Employers submit their organisation for the survey and workplace practices, policies, opinion and culture are investigated through questionnaires that are sent to employees.

Highest ranking charity

Not only is the RSPB the highest ranking charity, we did particularly well to top the ‘Giving Something Back’ chart with an impressive 93% positive score highlighting our employees' beliefs that their work makes a real difference to the world in which we live.

The results show that RSPB employees are stimulated by their work and view their jobs as an important part of their lives.

We came ninth in the ‘Loud and Proud’ category thanks to 87% of employees saying they were proud to work for the RSPB.

Committed workforce

'Employees believe that their work makes a real difference to the world in which we live.'

We boast a committed, enthusiastic and loyal workforce with almost one in four employees having dedicated at least 10 years’ service and three quarters of our staff believing they can contribute to the RSPB's success.

These are clear reflections of our dedication to bring our 1742 staff across the UK together via team away days, quiz nights and the summer barbecue as well as a determination to consult staff on our plans for the future.