Kibble Awarded 'Best Charity Employer' at S1 Jobs Recruitment Awards - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: May 4, 2023

We have been named Scotland’s Best Charity Employer at’s national awards ceremony.

As one of the UK’s most established charities, Kibble supports children and young people aged 5-26 who have experienced trauma or adversity in their lives through residential children’s houses, fostering, wellbeing services, community support, primary and secondary education and more.

We were finalists across several categories including Best Charity Employer, Best Early Careers Employer, Best Learning and Development Initiative and Best HR Team. It was with great pride we received Best Charity Employer and were honoured to be amongst great fellow organisations including Quarriers and Man On! Inverclyde.

Chief Executive Officer of Kibble, Jim Gillespie said: “This is welcome recognition for the charity’s efforts to continuously develop internal career paths.

“We really want to make working at Kibble a career, not just a job. There’s a subtle difference between the two but the services we deliver require that distinction.

“You need compassion, commitment, patience and understanding to help children and young people reach their potential, and over the years we’ve been on a continuous journey to help our staff develop, retain and enhance those skills. It is our specialist staff team who bring Kibble’s services to life with our dedicated workforce of over 700 employees caring for more than 170 young people throughout the year.

“With that in mind, it was brilliant for the charity to receive this recognition from S1 Jobs, especially in the face of such worthy competition. I want to thank all our staff for the incredible effort they put in day in, day out. This award is very well deserved.”

Kibble understands staff are the most important resource and in return for their dedication, provide the workforce with employee benefits that focus on health, wellbeing, learning and development. Each member of staff has access to a free gym membership, physiotherapy, a health cashback scheme and exclusive retail and event discounts as well as childcare savings. The HR and Learning and Development team support training, further study and research opportunities. Overall, Kibble strives to support the organisation in delivering the highest standard of care to young people, helping shape the world children grow up in.

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