We’re celebrating being named 10th out of 100 in the Sunday Times Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to work for list.

As well as being in the top 10 we’ve also received Three Star accreditation which is the highest standard of workplace engagement and reflects ‘extraordinary’ levels of workplace engagement.

The Sunday Times Best Companies survey is the UK’s benchmark for rating and celebrating the very best employers to work for.

The award is based on the responses from our team to a confidential questionnaire focusing on eight areas, including how good our organisation’s leadership is, what our team thinks of our organisation, opportunities for personal growth, pay and benefits, relationships and general well-being. As the questionnaire is completely secure and anonymous, it gave our team the opportunity to express how they really felt.

Alex Heritage, Chief Executive, said: “To have been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to work for is a real achievement. We recognise that when our staff feel positive about their job and the TU, they are much more likely to go out of their way to deliver a great service to our clients, which will ultimately benefit patients. The health, wellbeing and development of our staff is very important to us and I’m delighted that our work on these issues has been recognised.”

“We try to ensure staff develop their talents and that there are lots of opportunities for them to learn and engage in our wider work. It’s clear to us that delivering job satisfaction is not simply a question of wage, it’s a matter of professional development, engagement and recognition of the value of our staff.

“One of the areas we specialise in is Organisational Development, and as well as developing our own staff, we’re committed to growing a thriving and sustainable workforce of transformation professionals in the NHS for the NHS.”

Audrey Abbott, Graduate Trainee Project Manager, said: “As a graduate it is really exciting to work for one of the UK’s Best Not-For-Profit Organisations. The focus on learning and development means there are endless opportunities at the TU.

“One of my favourite aspects of working here is the importance and value placed on culture. All of our work (internal and external) centres around our 4 values (people focused, integrity, driven and empower), and these are seen every day in how we work together and with our clients.”

Jonathan Austin, Founder and CEO of Best Companies, said: “I would like to congratulate the NHS Transformation Unit on their achievement of a Three Star Accreditation status and being named as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work for. Best Companies have been producing the Accreditation standard since 2006 to acknowledge excellence in the workplace. We are proud that organisations like the TU focus on their employees and have been rewarded with an engaged workforce who tell us that they’re a best company to work for.”