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Careers at Business in the Community

Business in the Community

Business in the Community is a business led charity focused on promoting responsible business practice.   Our vision is for every business to act responsibly and to ensure a sustainable future for all.  We undertake this ambition via our staff of circa 400 employees working in offices across England, Wales and Northern Ireland with a head office in Shepherdess Walk, London.

Our values, internally known as Walking the Talk define our pioneering culture that is focused on collaborative and passionate working always undertaken with integrity.

 

Pioneering

  • Being ambitious
  • Thinking creatively
  • Challenging the norm
  • Leading through innovation

 

Collaborative

  • Seeking and sharing knowledge
  • Listening to and valuing each others’ contributions
  • Recognising achievements
  • Getting involved 

 

Passionate

  • Leading by example
  • Being proud of what we do
  • Believing in the mission

Acting with integrity

  • Respecting each other
  • Respecting your commitments
  • Being consistent and fair
  • Being honest and transparent
     

Focused

  • Moving together in one direction
  • Delivering results to achieve our mission
  • Staying (keeping) relevant to our mission
  • Delivering excellence in all we do

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Leadership

Leadership a Business in the Community underpins our relationships within the organisation and with our stakeholders.
Read the list of culture defining values >>

Wellbeing and Employee Benefits

We recognise that by having flexible working practices and helping you balance work and home life we will improve all of our performance.

Other working benefits include:

  • Annual leave: 25 days annual leave per year, rising on a sliding scale to a maximum of 30 days after 10 years service. It is also possible to "buy" and "sell" unused days.
  • Pensions: We operate a Group Personal Pension scheme, which you can join after three months' service. Business in the Community will contribute up to 5% of salary providing you contribute a minimum of 2.5%.
  • Season ticket loan: We offer interest-free loans for annual season ticket travel to all our staff.
  • Childcare vouchers: We participate in the HMRC recognised Childcare Voucher salary sacrifice scheme. Our provider is Edenred.
  • Cycle to work scheme: We participate in the HMRC Cycle loan scheme.
  • Employee volunteering: Staff are encouraged to volunteer in their local communities. You will have the opportunity to take part in volunteering activities with your team whilst working at Business in the Community and you also have the option of taking two days additional paid leave to volunteer in work time.
  • Life assurance: Payment of four times the annual salary will be paid to the estate of any individual in the event of death while they are employed at Business in the Community.

 

Learning and Development

Get off to a good start with an induction from your team and two days in our London office meeting our Directors and learning more about our campaigns. In your first few months, you can learn more on our Introduction to Corporate Responsibility course facilitating a further understanding of what it all really means to our members.

Training Opportunities

We believe that some of the most effective learning happens in the workplace, and we’ll encourage and support you to take on new challenges and drive forward your ideas. Working at Business in the Community enables you to be involved in amazing projects with our member companies, work collaboratively with other teams and hear inspirational speakers at our events.
Whilst at work you will have access to a range of training opportunities faciliated by experienced consultants.  We have over 200 e-learning courses available to our staff and if you need to gain a professional or academic qualification a payment contribution can, in some cases, be considered.