Fair practices. A commitment to health and wellbeing. Opportunities for all. They’re at the heart of what we do. They’re also at the heart of the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter. We’re excited to say we’ve just been approved as a full member.
Many of the Walker Sime team call Manchester home. Beyond the work we do across the city region, it’s a place with special meaning because lots of us have roots here that reach back generations. Yet despite our passion for the place, we all know not everyone in the city enjoys the secure, fulfilling, well-paid work we do.
That’s why the Greater Manchester Good Employment Charter exists. It’s a voluntary membership scheme created to improve employment standards across the region. We had already committed to supporting the charter, the first step on the road to full membership. Since then, we’ve had to demonstrate that we meet the charter’s set criteria to gain full membership.
The seven criteria are:
- Secure work
- Health & wellbeing
- Flexible work
- Engagement & voice
- People management
Over the past couple of months we’ve been preparing our application for rigorous scrutiny by the Charter Unit. It’s taken a lot of time and effort but we are delighted to have been accredited as a full member of the charter, joining the likes of Bruntwood, Transport for Greater Manchester, Electricity North West, Manchester Metropolitan University, Salford City Council and The Growth Company.
The work doesn’t stop there. Members are expected to continue their work, elevating practices across all criteria. That’s a commitment we’re happy to make.
“I’m really pleased with this accreditation,” Alison Pemberton, Office Manager, said. “It recognises all the work we have done to date to create an inclusive workforce with fair people practices, a commitment to health and wellbeing, and opportunities for all.”
To find out more about what membership means for Walker Sime, talk to Alison: