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Culture and values

We value and respect individuality and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture

We value and respect individuality and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture

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Developing our modern workplace

We believe every one of us should be able to balance a successful career with our commitments and interests outside of work. To help you bring your best self to work, our flexible working culture provides choice, opportunity and mutual value.

We trust our colleagues to choose when, where and how they work. This means flexibility to suit the individual need, ensuring optimum productivity and effectiveness. Whilst some roles will require an element of on-site working, our remote working tools enable us to work effectively and collaboratively wherever we are. Part-time working and job-sharing requests will also be positively explored wherever possible.

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Best Companies

Recognised as one of the best places to work

We’re incredibly proud of the culture that we’ve been nurturing across The Openwork Partnership in recent years, focusing on the wellbeing and engagement of our amazing colleagues. For the third year running we have been awarded the Best Companies 2-Star Outstanding accreditation, this year with our highest ever engagement score.

Our communication strategy is key to ensuring we keep our positive company culture alive, colleagues connected to the business and their wellbeing supported, particularly with more colleagues now working remotely. We have many tools designed to help us achieve this, including regular all colleague and manager briefings, a bi-weekly colleague publication, monthly breakfasts hosted by our Executive team, weekly lunch & learns and monthly/quarterly colleague and team recognition presentations.

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Learning

Learning is integral in enhancing our colleagues' careers, our effectiveness, and our wellbeing. To help us achieve this, 2020 saw the launch of the OpenLearningZone, a suite of in-house virtual events run by internal and external experts, as well as a platform providing a rich source of online learning content, giving colleagues the ability to take ownership of what they learn and when. To give colleagues the freedom to learn, we provide all colleagues with the flexibility to spend a day over the course of each month to focus on their personal development.

Our values

How we go about our business, how we interact with our colleagues, how we work in collaboration with our advisers – the “how” we do things is critical to the success of The Openwork Partnership.

Our values

For us, it’s personal

We treat everyone with empathy and as an individual.​

In partnership

We always remember we are in this together.​

We do it right

We’re here to build trust and deliver peace of mind.​

We believe

Everyone can make a difference.​

Our values

We treat everyone with empathy and as an individual.​

We always remember we are in this together.​

We’re here to build trust and deliver peace of mind.​

Everyone can make a difference.​

We care

We care

Our values are all underpinned by our unwavering commitment and passion to improve the communities we live in.