The Projects' team is what takes our spaces from houses to homes for the businesses based here. Our team members come from different backgrounds and are all extremely talented, kind and collaborative.
We strongly believe that Projects’ success can be attributed to its culture of equality, diversity, and inclusion. Because no two people are alike, everyone of us contributes our own distinct thoughts, ideas, and creativity through our individual uniqueness and how we function as a team.
We firmly believe that every action we make can contribute to a significant positive difference for everyone and we’re dedicated to upholding this responsibility.
Our values are to inspire and to include.
We prioritise our team's progression and well-being
We are a small team and always want to hear from them about what benefits they want. We do our best to implement them! Currently, we have the following perks available for them to make the most out of:
📚 A budget per person a year for their development
This can be used for courses, events, books, mentors, software. We agree with our team members when filling out their personal development plans what the budget can be used for and when in the year to spend it. We conduct regular salary reviews in line with a salary framework to ensure equal pay for equal work and show that we recognise and reward our team when their responsibilities increase
Everyone in the team has 10 virtual tacos to give out each day via Slack. Give the other team members tacos to show gratitude and recognise everything from small wins to huge accomplishments. Each team member receives them in the same way. They can be cashed in to receive rewards chosen by the team, from vouchers for incredible local restaurants, shops and salons, to fully paid days off
We have an arrangement with an award winning therapist called Jess Adams. If our team would like an hour’s session with her as a one off or on a monthly rolling basis, completely confidentially, then they can arrange this through their line manager or directly with Jess. The feedback from the team on the value in this is incredible
🎭 Quarterly hang outs, decided on by team
Every 3 months, we have a team social which is purely for us to have fun and get to know one another better. During the monthly team meetings, team members get to share their ideas on what the next social should entail and then vote on the options. So far, we’ve done some brilliant things from watching live comedy to going to an immersive theatre in London, go-karting to cooking classes
⌛ Bespoke up-skilling training programme
We have a comprehensive training programme for Projects’ employees which consists of monthly ‘Afternoon Tea Academy’ sessions whereby we have an external trainer in to provide a workshop for us as we eat a delicious afternoon tea - the sessions we have are decided upon by us as a team and so far, we have had workshops on personal finances and time management. We also regularly provide bespoke training to assist our team with their development, these include brand and tone of voice training, leadership training, sales training and B Corp focused training, too
🥑 Monthly lunch out budget
There is a budget allocated to team members to get a drink of your choice out and about with their managers once a month so they can catch up off site. We understand the importance of being able to leave the buildings so you can gain perspective and hopefully some creative ideas, too. We also have a budget for them to have a nice lunch if their choice each month ordered in or to be enjoyed at a local venue with their fellow team members. Our team love Bird & Blend Matcha, dumplings, donuts and vegan sausage rolls!
☕ Teas, coffees, fresh fruit
We offer free unlimited teas, coffees and fresh fruit to keep our team feeling their best
💪 Gym access + paddle board hire
Our team can use the on-site gym whenever they want and book our paddle board to take down to the beach, too. We are registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so our team can buy a bike and accessories tax-free
We let our team choose their own equipment: we ask them to let us know which tools they need and we’ll do our best to get them. Our team can also use the podcast suite for free whenever they want to
We are committed to supporting diversity, equity and inclusion at Projects. We actively celebrate colleagues’ different abilities, sexual orientation, ethnicity, faith, and gender. Everyone is welcome and supported in their development at all stages in their journey with us.
One of our core values is to include. We work with Exceptional Individuals to provide a neurodiversity assessment for any member of team who wishes to take one, this is supported by the Access To Work Fund, and enables support software, equipment and training to be put in place to make the world of work more accessible for those who experience neurodivergence. From Grammarly to noise cancelling headphones to stress management workshops, this fund is put to incredible use to make Projects an even more inclusive employer.
Get in touch if you have any questions about the Projects'. We'd love to hear from you!
'Our health and wellbeing is genuinely looked after, we are supported in our personal and professional growth (with training and development programs supported by projects but shaped by us), each day we create genuine connections and have lovely conversations and we have regular team check ins to make sure that everybody is feeling supported and able to work in the best way that we can.
Projects goes out of their way to understand and recognise each of their employees strengths and interests and then they do all that they can to shape each job role to fit the person.
It is the best place that I have ever worked!'
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