The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service have won the Scottish Top Employers for Working Families Special Award.
The prestigious award was for 'The Carers Scotland best for carers and eldercare' an award which seeks to recognise employers who are interested in innovative and effective ways of supporting employees with caring responsibilities, including eldercare.
Christine Mellon, SCTS Director of HR said: “I would like to congratulate everyone involved to win this award which is a considerable achievement. Our evidence shows that our carers’ policy, which supports those with caring responsibilities, allows us to retain skilled staff and support them to make a positive contribution at work."
L-R: Susan McManus, HR Adviser, SCTS ; Geoff Kitchener, Customer Relationship Manager, Centrica; Elena Poulos, Chair Carer Contact Group, SCTS; Sarah Jackson, OBE, CEO Working Families
SCTS Carers team attended the Families Friendly Working Scotland awards ceremony which took place in Glasgow on 9 March 2017. SCTS were recognised for its innovative and effective ways of supporting employees with caring responsibilities, including eldercare.
A winner’s brochure issued at the event detailed SCTS’ story with a quote from the judges:
“The organisation is proactive in its approach to carers and the issue is visible across the organisation. There are great benefits for employees and the strong employee case studies outlined the impact of these very clearly. There is a specific policy to support people dealing with a terminally-ill relative which is impressive.”
Family Friendly Working Scotland