Everton football club has been named the 60th best company to work for in the UK for 2020 ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For’.
The list is an annual ranking and survey of the UK’s finest employers. Everton was the first football club to make the list in 2018 and has moved up 11 places from its 2019 ranking.
Over the last 12 months, Everton has developed and implemented a number of employee initiatives including the formation of inclusion and understanding groups for employees such as the Women’s Network and LGBT+ Network.
The club offers 10 weeks of paid maternity leave, as well as access to gym membership and sports facilities. The club received great employee feedback as 89 per cent of staff believe that the club is run on strong principles. Every year a conference is hosted by the executive leadership team “who share the vision and strategy of the Everton Family to all staff, personally presenting key updates on work in the community, commercial ventures, football management and key projects.”
A huge 95 per cent of employees think that Everton encourages charitable activities. Everton in the Community is one of the UK’s leading sports charities and engages with, over 20,000 people each year across Merseyside.
As well as 96 per cent of staff saying they make a valuable contribution to the success of the organisation.
Kim Healey, people director at Everton Football Club, said:
We are immensely proud to be named among the best employers in Britain for a third year running – this is testament to our chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale’s business vision and people-centric approach.
Everton has an incredible working culture and our business goals can only be achieved through nurturing the right working environment as well as giving our talented staff the platform to showcase their commitment, desire and knowledge. We value their continued contribution as we continue to strive to make Everton nothing but the best.
The company hires 489 employees and has a 65/35 per cent split between male and female staff.