Shetland Charitable Trust receives Healthy Working Lives Gold Award

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Shetland Charitable Trust receives Healthy Working Lives Gold Award

Shetland Charitable Trust is delighted to have been awarded the Gold Healthy Working Lives award, having previously received the bronze and silver awards in 2009 and 2014 respectively.

Improvements in workplace culture made over the past three years secured the trust the Healthy Working Lives Gold Award, an initiative led by the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives.

The team have been supported through the gold award by Jillian Charleson, Health Improvement Practitioner with NHS Shetland who advises on the Healthy Working Lives award as part of her role.

The assessors noted: “Shetland Charitable Trust has embraced and successfully embedded the ethos of Healthy Working Lives. The team is led by a chief executive who recognises the benefits of a healthy working environment and a good work life balance.

“The organisation has experienced a culture change since their involvement with Healthy Working Lives and now enjoys extremely low levels of absenteeism, incidents and turnover. Individual employee interests and skills are recognised and utilised.

“The organisation has demonstrated its commitment to employee health, safety and wellbeing through a very concise, well written strategy and action plan. The strategy shows the long term commitment of the organisation to these themes and sets out clear wellbeing aims.

Trustee and Chair of the Audit and Governance Advisory Committee, Keith Massey said: “It is evident to us all the benefits of a healthy working environment and a good work-life balance, and the work the Trust has done to achieve this. We are delighted this has been recognised through the accolade of the gold award”

For information about the Healthy Working Lives award visit www.healthyworkinglives.scot  

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