Julia's House tops Sunday Times list of 100 best places to work

The hospice is one of 76 charities in the list of 100 organisations in the public and charity sectors

Martin Edwards, chief executive of Julia's House
Martin Edwards, chief executive of Julia's House

Julia's House hospice has topped The Sunday Times 100 Best Places to Work in the Public and Charity Sectors, published yesterday.

Second on the list was the Sandwell Community Caring Trust, which runs day centres for vulnerable people, followed by the educational charity Asdan and St Giles Trust, which works with offenders.

Charities made up 76 of the 100 organisations listed.

Martin Edwards, chief executive of Julia's House, said he was unsurprised that the majority of organisations in the top 100 were charities.

"I think we've suspected for a while now that charities are better managers of people than the public sector," he said. "This is more evidence for it."

The Third Sector columnist said his organisation had won because it never stopped thinking about the impact of decisions on its employees.

"I think that you can never stop focusing on your staff," he said. "I always believe there is a link between how well you engage with your staff and how much they help your beneficiaries."

This year is the first in which the public and charity sectors have had their own index. Last year, social inclusion charity P3 topped the list of best medium-sized companies.

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