Published: Wednesday, 20th March 2019
It’s an exciting time for Sevenoaks District Council as they have just been awarded a Platinum Investors in People award for the second time.
In 2016 they were the first public sector organisation to be awarded the prestigious Platinum badge and recently, it was confirmed they have retained the honour until 2022. Sevenoaks is the first public sector employer to retain Investors In People Platinum status.
Investors In People is an organisation that lead the drive for better leadership and better workplaces. They are an independent, not-for-profit company that assess thousands of organisations every three years to lead, support and manage people well, for sustainable results.
Assessed against the very best practice of private and public sector employers and the results of an independent survey of all our staff made it harder than ever to achieve Platinum status.
Leader of Sevenoaks Council Cllr Peter Fleming says: “We are thrilled to have retained Platinum status. This achievement is not just about being a great place to work, but it shows our staff have the strong focus and determination to continue to deliver the high-quality, value for money services that our residents deserve. The report highlights the creativity and innovation of the council with our focus on delivering continuous improvement and improving customer service across the organisation.”
Dr Pav Ramewal, Chief Executive of Sevenoaks District Council adds: “Retaining Platinum is incredibly important to us and keeps us in a small group of elite organisations. It helps us to stand out as an employer and continues to drive us forward to make this an even better place to work.”
Finally, Sam Kitney from Investors in People said “Clearly Sevenoaks District Council is a great place to work. Their genuine passion, team work and drive for continuous improvement is commendable.”