ANGUS College has secured a place on the prestigious Sunday Times best place to work in the public/third sector list and has been ranked the highest placed of any Scottish college or university.
At number 41 on the list, the Arbroath-based facility also takes the accolade of the fourth highest placing for any Scottish organisation and also the first placed educational establishment.
The full list of best companies was revealed in the recent annual awards ceremony at Battersea Park, London. The list ranks companies from across the UK based on a number of criteria focused around surveys of staff satisfaction. For Angus College, this achievement reinforces the college’s ambition to provide a great working environment for all staff.
Based on detailed feedback from staff, the award organisers have highlighted that the college scored strongly in terms of overall job satisfaction, with particular strengths in the areas of working environment, pay and benefits, leadership and staff welfare.
At 68 per cent positive score, Angus College claims the 10th best score of any mid-size UK organisation when it comes to employee contentment with pay and benefits. Even more impressive is the confidence in the college’s leadership with 73 per cent of staff agreeing that the organisation’s leadership “inspires a great deal of faith” and that senior managers are “good at listening rather than just telling”.
Chairman of the Angus College board of governors Graham Hay said: “I strongly believe that an organisation is only as good as its staff. The results of the Times Best Companies list are highly reassuring and we are pleased that in spite of the difficult circumstances facing colleges across Scotland our staff still rate Angus College as an excellent place to work.”