From the moment I walked into Missing People for my first interview, I instantly knew that I would be very happy working here. Everyone has experienced the nerve-wracking feeling of waiting to go into an interview; however this was all very different. I remember feeling more relaxed than at any other interview I had been to as the people were so friendly and welcoming, instantly making me feel at ease.
The sociable atmosphere extends across the whole charity and it is a daily occurrence to see many of the wonderful team going the extra mile. Everyone is so dedicated to the cause and I am thankful for having the opportunity to work with such a kind, committed and passionate team of people.
I work in the Fundraising and Communications department at Missing People and therefore I’m very passionate about an organisation embedding strong core values to influence its organisational culture. Not just having values for the sake of them, but actually making sure that they are at the foundation of everything that we do. I can honestly say the Missing People team continually embody all of the values in many different ways across the entire organisation; and I see the Fundraising and Communications team ‘Make it happen’ every single day.
So, if I had to sum up three reasons why Missing People is a great place to work, I would have to firstly say the people. You are unlikely to ever meet a more committed, friendly and inspirational team. Secondly, there is an amazing culture that extends right across the organisation where everyone is always happy to help and encourage each other. And lastly, the opportunity to work in an organisation where you are able to make a real difference to so many people’s lives and hearing stories of people who are reunited with their loved ones. Knowing that you are changing people’s lives for the better really does make going to work a lot easier.
when seeing appeals on billboards/bus stops, when receiving extra funding to support new services because others are proud too – the proud feeling is endless!