Belfast Trust named Northern Ireland's most family friendly employer


Belfast Trust has been named the most family friendly employer in Northern Ireland, scooping the prize from a field of more than 40 entries in the Family Friendly Employers’ Awards.

The Trust also earned the honour as Public Sector Organisation of the Year in the awards organised by the Employers For Childcare Charity.

Employing more than 22,000 staff, Belfast Trust is one of the biggest in the UK.

Marie Marin, CEO of Employers For Childcare, said winning the overall award was a tribute to the dedication of the Trust to its employees.

“We are delighted by the Belfast Trust’s achievement,” she added. “The judges faced a tough challenge as this year the field was tighter than ever.

“This in itself illustrates the degree to which employers are now committing to the highest possible standards and conditions of employment for staff with caring responsibilities, allowing them to strike a realistic and sustainable work-life balance.”

Northern Ireland’s Family Friendly Employers’ Awards honour an ever growing number of firms and organisations who have faced the diversity and equality challenges in the work place head on by providing their employees with the best possible work life balances.

Now in its sixth year, the awards scheme showcases the commitment being made by a broad range of small enterprises, public sector organisations and larger private sector companies to accommodate its employees.

“Firms and organisations across Northern Ireland are increasingly aware of the need to make their places of work as family friendly as possible,” Marie Marin concluded.

“It’s not just about being a decent employer; it makes commercial sense and secures the loyalty of staff better than many other incentives.”

Pictured (L-R) : Alison Kerr, Senior HR Manager Belfast Trust; with Maxine Orr, Worthingtons Solicitors; and Marie Marin, Employers For Childcare.

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