The housing association One Vision, the social inclusion charity P3 and the debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty have been chosen as the three best not-for-profit organisations to work for, in an awards scheme run by The Sunday Times newspaper.
The broadsheet is due to publish the full list of winners of its 100 best not-for-profit organisations to work for awards on 11 March, but the winners’ names have emerged after being announced at an awards evening last night.
Each organisation that entered had to fill in a questionnaire giving workplace statistics and demographics. They were judged on this and the results of staff surveys.
Last year’s competition, called 100 best places to work in the public and charity sectors list, was won by the children’s hospice charity Julia’s House. It was ranked 51st this year.
One Vision, which was fifth last year, announced the win in a statement on its website today. In the statement, its chief executive, Roy Williams, said: "To be number one is nothing short of extraordinary. The accolade is even more special because it’s an achievement based on the results of staff feedback."
The Sunday Times declined to comment.
The top 20 organisations in the list:
1 One Vision Housing
3 Christians Against Poverty
4 St Giles Trust
5 Richmond Housing Partnership
7 New Charter Housing Trust Group
8 Wales & West Housing Association
10 Broxbourne Housing Association
11 Dale & Valley Homes
13 St Oswald’s Hospice
14 St Wilfrid’s Hospice
15 Clyde Valley Housing Association
16 Asdan Education
17 Leeds University Union
18 CityWest Homes
19 KeyRing Living Support Networks
20 Plus Dane Group