We all know a colleague who helps someone out in busy times, lends a friendly ear when someone needs it, or has creatively managed that special project. To recognise and value these people, any employee can award a colleague a ‘Value Star’, based on our values.
We have amazing people doing amazing work every day. But sometimes an individual will do something or deliver a piece of work that truly stands out as being beyond expectations. We acknowledge these people with a small expression of gratitude – hopefully to be used to treat themselves or family to something they enjoy.
The NSPCC People Awards
Each year we hold our annual NSPCC People Awards to showcase best-practice examples of our values and behaviours in action. We offer a range of awards including:
We trust our people to perform to the best of their ability and in the best interests of the NSPCC and the people it supports. We value people’s wellbeing and mental health, and ensure we are supporting these in the way we work.
Our policies and practices support flexibility in where, when, and how our people work, balancing individual circumstances against our service delivery, business need and any potential impact on others.
We’ll always be transparent with our information, sharing both the context for and the decisions themselves, so people can better understand the reasons for those decisions.
We actively encourage cross-team working and provide an environment where our people can share experiences and learn from each other. Our people learn and connect through internal education sessions such as:
Childline Supervisor (Services)
“Most of the people that I've been working with have educated me, have supported me, and that's especially important in the work that we do, and that's for everyone that I've come across, and I've been here a while.”
Fundraiser (Income Generation)
“I joined during the pandemic and I worked from home, but I've always felt like a welcomed, valued member of the team from day one, whether that's working from home or in the office.”
Strategic Marketing Officer (Comms and Marketing)
“Living in the Northwest, I didn't think I'd get the opportunity to work for a large charity like NSPCC, which is what I'd always wanted to do in my career.”
Head of Impact (Strategy and Knowledge)
“I was really nervous about applying for a job with the NSPCC as I have mobility issues and I live really far from my nearest office, but the whole process has been really supportive.”
Chrissan, ADDAPT (Action 4 Deaf and Disabled People Together)