Another 2020 award scoop for justteachers!

Published: Wednesday July 01 2020 by Melanie Crewe

justteachers officially named a 2020 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women!

A culture which offers professional development, approachable management and work-life balance.

(From left to right: Jane Embury (Operations Manager), Shelagh Smith (Commercial Director), Caroline Cafferty (Managing Director), Helen Gibbons (Operations Manager), Robyn Johnstone (Group CEO)

The 2020 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women list was launched this morning (1st July) by Great Place to Work® UK, and for the second year running justteachers is recognised among the 68 ranked organisations, reaching the position on 10th in the Medium sized company category.

This recognition once again confirms that justteachers is a great workplace for all, including women, and that our employees feel a strong sense of trust, fairness and wellbeing in the workplace.  justteachers recognise that women represent a valuable talent pool in an increasingly talent–constrained environment. We are also proud that all members of senior management team are female.

Commenting on the announcement Caroline Cafferty, MD at justteachers, said:

“We are extremely proud of today’s Great Place to Work® UK ranking. It reflects all the team’s efforts and success, which is built from the people (both women and men) who contribute towards making justteachers a family.

We are delighted that our focus on making justteachers a great place to work for all has once again been recognised.”  

The Great Place to Work® results show that justteachers employees are inspired to join, stay and grow within the company, and that creating an engaging ‘Great Place to Work for all’ is fundamental to our success. Employees feel they can grow and develop their career with justteachers and thrive in an environment that encourages work-life balance.

Promoted this year to Managing Director of justteachers, Caroline Cafferty started with the business over 16 years ago as a Recruitment Consultant. After undertaking a number of positions and responsibilities throughout her justteachers career, as MD Caroline now takes full responsibility for the leadership and development of justteachers business and its employees. Caroline will continue to play a key role in communicating and delivering the company vision and goals to all staff and her dedication and input is crucial to building on the firm's outstanding reputation as a leading Great Place to Work.

Quote from Benedict Gautrey, Managing Director of Great Place to Work® UK: ‘We’re delighted to recognise so many great organisations in this third year of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women list. The issues affecting women in the workplace, particularly parity of pay and advancement opportunities, continue to be important topics. We are proud that, thanks to this ranking and the insights afforded by our successful organisations, we are able to add to the conversation and help raise awareness of the importance of fairness around pay, recognition, training and development opportunities and work-life balance. What our UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women clearly show is the positive impact their practices have on business. As a result, they are better able to attract and retain women of talent, encouraging them to develop professionally and personally and in turn contribute exponentially to the success of the organisations they work for.’

More information on the award is available on the Great Place to Work® website.