Swanswell awarded ‘Bronze Status’ by Investors in People

22 April 2013

Swanswell’s commitment to developing its team members has been recognised after being awarded the ‘Bronze Standard’ by Investors in People.

The national recovery charity – which wants to achieve a society free from problem alcohol and drug use – was given the national accreditation following independent interviews with team members and an assessment of Swanswell’s work policies.

Swanswell was first recognised as an Investors in people organisation back in 2010 but this week, following six days of assessments, it has now achieved the ‘Bronze Standard’, which is a ‘challenging standard to meet’ according to assessors.

The report praised Swanswell’s strategy and operational planning processes, clear policies and procedures, and the ‘significant investment in training and development for people at all levels’.

It acknowledges Swanswell’s commitment to being an equal opportunities employer, highlighting awards and recognition from Investors in Diversity, Positive about Diversity and Diversity Champion.

The report concludes that Swanswell  is ‘clearly an organisation that has a very strong culture and focus on organisational improvement to be competitive and challenging…’ and to be a ‘market leader in many aspects of service offer and delivery.’

Debbie Bannigan, Swanswell’s Chief Executive, said: ‘Swanswell’s committed to creating a positive working environment for everyone, so being awarded the ‘Bronze Status’ is testament to what we’ve all achieved since our last assessment.

Our team members are our most important asset and our success is down to their hard work and dedication, something we recognise through opportunities to develop and progress their career with Swanswell.

Moving forward, we want to build on this success and ultimately achieve gold status to reflect the efforts of everyone at Swanswell, who are all working towards helping people affected by substance misuse to change and be happy.’







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