An incredible place to work
Missing People is one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK in 2016. We have also been awarded the Best Companies 2 Star accreditation which represents an outstanding level of staff engagement.
Missing People is an incredible place to work – and that’s because of the people who work and volunteer here; because the values of the organisation radiate throughout the charity; because we have strong and inspiring leadership; and because people are at the heart of what we do.
Some of the repeated phrases we hear from new staff, volunteers and guests, is about how friendly and supportive everyone is that they have come into contact with. And this comes down to our values again – ensuring staff and volunteers are proud of what they do and look out for one another.
Our staff are integral to the growth and success of the charity.
Missing People is a lifeline when someone disappears. To be that lifeline, we need people. And not just any people, but wonderful, passionate, talented, ambitious, caring, effective, dedicated, resourceful and supportive people. To ensure we get those incredible people, we…
- Work hard to recruit the right people and to ensure they understand the nature of ‘missing' (induction and training)
- Listen to staff and explore ideas with them (121’s; appraisals; all team meetings)
- Take care of staff and their families in the best ways we can (click 'next' below for a more detailed list of some of the staff benefits)
- Get together to laugh and have fun (volunteer, summer and Christmas parties; team lunches)
- Support those who need it when they need it (Employee Assistance Programme; occupational health; compassionate leave)
- Celebrate staff accomplishments and efforts (Certificates of Achievement)
- Encourage learning and development (training programme; 10% Time Scheme; study leave)
- Have great support from external consultants who share their expertise with us through advice and training; and sometimes they even run a few miles for us like HR Department
Missing People staff and volunteers live the values in every day, and in every part of the organisation. All staff and volunteers are a lifeline, no matter what their role.
We pride ourselves on having a motivated and energetic team at Missing People and we recognise the hard work and dedication of our staff with a range of benefits:
- 25 days annual leave per annum/pro rata plus statutory holidays
Additional annual leave days awarded on length of service*
- On appointment – 25 days
- After 3 years – 26 days
- After 6 years – 27 days
- After 9 years – 28 days
Company pension contribution
- Employee’s contribution – 2% salary (net 1.6%) / Employer’s contribution – 4% salary
- Employee’s contribution – 3% salary (net 2.4%) / Employer’s contribution – 5% salary
- Life insurance (3 x salary)*
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP):
- 24/7 support helpline
- Legal information (excluding employment law)
- Medical information and General Practitioner call back
- Structured telephone counselling
- Face to face counselling including Solution Focused and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Access to an online health and wellbeing portal
- Interest-free Season Ticket Loans*
- Additional maternity pay and leave*
Missing People employees who have reached 12 months’ service by the 15th week before the baby is due will receive the below (which is inclusive of Statutory Maternity Pay):
- six weeks at full pay
- followed by six weeks at 50% salary
- the remaining 27 weeks at the Statutory Maternity Pay rate.
Additional paternity pay*
- Missing People employees with 26 weeks’ service by the 15th week before the baby is due will be paid at full pay for two consecutive weeks (which is inclusive of Statutory Paternity Pay).
- Additional sick pay
Charity sick pay is payable by management discretion, guided by the following scales:
- Up to 6 months service : Two weeks’ full pay
- Between 6 & 12 months service : Two weeks’ full pay and two weeks’ half pay
- Between 12 & 36 months service : One month’s full pay and one month’s half pay
- After 36 month’s service : Two months’ full pay and two months’ half pay
- Childcare vouchers
- Eye care vouchers
*available after probation period passed
We also do small things that make a big difference by providing fresh fruit at the Central Office as well as tea, coffee, hot chocolate (and sometimes a few marshmallows to add on cold days), water coolers and occasionally ice-creams on hot days!
We are a values based organisation. The entire staff and volunteer team is led by our values and we recognise great examples of this through our quarterly Certificates of Achievement based on the values.