Best Places to Work 2014 – mental health trust

  • Full time permanent staff: 3,194
  • Voluntary staff turnover: 12 per cent
  • Exec team male/female ratio: 66 per cent male/34 per cent female
  • Programme to recruit ethnic diverse staff: Yes

The specialist mental health services provider has an annual income of around £279.8m. Chief executive Stuart Bell was one of HSJ’s top chief executives for 2014. Eighty-three per cent of staff say they can make suggestions for improvements in their team, and 75 per cent feel supported by line managers. On-site personal development and stress management workshops, seminars, paid sabbaticals and career breaks are some of the benefits on offer.