Cancer Research UK named best charity to work for

Staff at the charity praised the culture and its promotion of a good work-life balance

Cancer Research UK is Britain's best charity employer, according to data analysis by the global job website Indeed.

The company analysed data from its site, which included 4,000 reviews of charity employers by staff and volunteers, to compile a list of the top 25 organisations to work for in the voluntary and public sectors. 

Staff at CRUK praised the charity’s culture and its promotion of a healthy work-life balance, Indeed said. 

The top 10 employers on the list were all charities:

1 Cancer Research UK

2 Oxfam

National Citizen Service

4 British Heart Foundation

5 Sue Ryder


7 Salvation Army

8 Citizens Advice

9 Age UK

10 Barnardo’s 

Indeed said its analysis suggested that Oxfam was "an engaging and inspired place to work", despite a difficult year for the charity, which has been heavily criticised in relation to sexual abuse allegations facing some of its staff.

Bill Richards, the UK managing director at Indeed, said the results showed charities could be "fantastic places to work". 

He said: "It is striking that in the non-profit sector, just as in the commercial world, the employers that score highest with their staff are those who make their teams feel valued and offer a good work-life balance and a positive workplace culture."

Indeed’s research ranked the charities and public sector bodies by looking at their average ratings on the job site, as well as the number of reviews and the history of job openings.

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