Best Places to Work 2014 – CCG

  • Full time permanent staff: 65
  • Voluntary staff turnover: 11 per cent
  • Exec team male/female ratio: 85 per cent male/15 per cent female
  • Programme to recruit ethnic diverse staff: Yes

West Leicestershire is one of four clinical commissioning groups to feature in our overall top 10.

Best places to work top 10 star

The organisation purchases care for a population of 361,954 with a budget of £382m for 2015 -16. It commissions collaboratively with Leicester City and East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG. Of the organisation’s employees, 87 per cent say they have clear, planned goals and objectives for their role. They also feel supported by immediate managers.

“Our ‘one team’ culture is about openness,” says CCG managing director Toby Sanders. He adds that “involvement is actively encouraged and helps to drive dynamism and energy which helps colleagues across the organisation to feel empowered”. Conversation is key for the CCG and staff are encouraged to do this through informal ways. “We create time to recognise and celebrate success and enjoy some light hearted moments alongside the serious work that we do, which really helps our team to develop and grow together,” explains Mr Sanders.

And the freedom the CCG puts towards exploring the best ways to work collaboratively is demonstrated among its team members: 89 per cent say they are trusted to do their job and 77 per cent look forward to going to work. Most staff also believe they are able to make improvements in their area of work.