For the second year running, Treetops Hospice Care is celebrating after being ranked in the top ten of the 100 ‘Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For’ by the Sunday Times.

Treetops was ranked 6th in the prestigious annual awards which assess the quality and popularity of workplaces in the UK.

The results were revealed at the award ceremony on Wednesday 21 February in Battersea Park, London attended by chief executive George Cameron, director of clinical services Phil Shreeve and Treetops chair of trustees Julie Heath.

 A team of employees whose focus is completely centred on delivering exemplary care

Treetops chief executive, George Cameron, said:

“I am truly delighted that Treetops Hospice Care has achieved such an accolade.

“Though this is really gratifying, it is in some way not surprising, as we have a team of employees whose focus is completely centred on delivering exemplary care to those who use our services. This is manifested in their attitude to their roles and especially to each other.

A culture of companionship and belonging

“Treetops takes great pride in recruiting staff who reflect our values and this has led to a culture of companionship and belonging. Everyone is willing to help each other, as we all have our service users at the heart of what we do.

“We take great pride in how we treat our staff and always value their opinion. This award affirms it’s a great place to work.”

All 158 employees from across the whole charity were invited to complete the survey with 95% of staff saying they were positive about the hospice and were proud to work there.

Each year, hundreds of organisations from a wide range of industries use the Sunday Times employee survey to measure the engagement of their employees. The responses are collated and combined to produce an overall engagement score for each organisation. Only the organisations with the highest level of overall employee engagement qualify.