Croydon charity, The Whitgift Foundation, recognised as ‘Good Employer’.

The Whitgift Foundation, one of Croydon’s oldest and largest charities, is now accredited as a ‘Good Employer’ having met a range of criteria outlined by Croydon Council’s new Good Employer Charter Network.

The Foundation has demonstrated that it pays fairly by introducing the London Living Wage, creates employment opportunities for local people, uses local suppliers and implements quality and diversity best practice.

The charity employs more than 1,000 staff to carry out its work of educating the young, caring for older people and supporting carers at its three schools, care homes and Carers’ Information Service.

Staff undertake a diverse variety of roles from care assistants to advice workers and maths teachers across multiple sites in Croydon. 

The Council’s Good Employer Charter Network, launched in January, aims to boost the local economy through support to the local supply chain, creation of job opportunities and ensuring employees are paid a fair wage.

Martin Corney, Chief Executive, The Whitgift Foundation, said: “As a major employer in Croydon with more than 1,000 staff working at our schools, care homes and Carers’ Information Service, we are delighted to join other local businesses and be part of this local initiative to support the success of the town’s economy. We are proud to be recognised for creating employment and training opportunities for local people, using local suppliers, introducing the London Living Wage and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.”

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