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Blood Cancer UK

We're a community dedicated to beating blood cancer. We do this by funding research and supporting those affected. Since 1960, we've invested over £500 million in blood cancer research, transforming treatments and saving lives. 

The day we beat blood cancer is now in sight and our researchers are determined to finish the job.

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39-40 Eagle Street, London, WC1R 4TH
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Industry Non-Profit Organisation
Company size:   51-250 employees
Industry:   Non-Profit Organisation
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39-40 Eagle Street
London
WC1R 4TH
 
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WORKYOURWAY INSIDER VIEW

Blood Cancer UK have built a culture around autonomy, giving employees ultimate control over their way of working. This has allowed the charity to remain competitive in a tight labour market, while retaining the best talent in the UK. Their approach to autonomy puts trust and wellbeing at the heart of the organisation. 

What we love about Blood Cancer UK:

💡 Employees are able to 'Work From Anywhere' in the UK, whether that's home, the office or in a coffee shop. 

💡 Autonomy is at the heart of their flexible working policy; building trust between the organisation and its employees. 

💡 To ensure employees still maintain face-to-face engagement, Blood Cancer UK organise 2-4 company wide events every year. 

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💡 Blood Cancer UK implemented a truly flexible culture in order to better retain talent 

Flexible Working Approach

We use an agile way of working to help deliver more for people with blood cancer.

Working agile means we changed from having a culture where people are expected to be in the office from 9am to 5pm to one where we’re much more focused on what they deliver. We've built a positive culture where autonomy, trust, wellbeing, and flexibility allow us to recruit and retain the very best people.

Above all, agile working is about treating people like adults. If you want to go to your child’s assembly or a personal appointment and make up the time later, then fine. If you have a report to write and want to spend the day in a coffee shop because that’s where you do your best work, that’s fine, too.

Equally, there will be times when you’ll put in extra hours during a busy period, and for some of us working in the office means we perform our roles to the best of our ability. We also have colleagues with roles which mean they hardly ever work in the office. Agile means we can all balance trust and autonomy with responsibility and accountability.

For the vast majority of our roles, there is no requirement to work from one of our offices. We meet up as an organisation at 2-4 in-person events each year, such as all-staff away days.

FLEXIBASE WORKING PATTERNS DEFINITIONS
Part-time: An employee who works fewer hours than a full-time worker. There is no specific number of hours that makes someone part-time, but a full-time worker will usually work 35-40 hours a week.
Flexi-Time: This is a working schedule that allows employees to choose when they start and end their workday, usually to accomodate an individuals needs and other commitments outside of work.
Compressed Hours: This is where an employee increases the volume of hours worked each day in order to reduce the number of days worked.
Agile Working: This method of work gives employees the option to work where, when and how they choose – with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints.
Full-time: A full-time employee works between 35 and 40 hours per week, usually on a permanent contract.
FLEXIBASE WORKPLACE DEFINITIONS
Hybrid Working (Office / Home): This means an employee splits their time between the workplace (usually office based) and remote working (usually at home).
Remote or Mobile Working: This is a type of working arrangement that allows an employee to work from a remote location outside of corporate offices.
Work From Home (WFH): This is where an employee has the ability to set up their workspace at home, and manage their work without the need to go to the office.
Office Working: This refers to an employee being physically present in the workplace to fulfil their contractual responsibilities.

*Please note that not all flexible working options may not be available for every role.

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