Morgan Sindall Construction named a member of the Greater Manchester Good Jobs Charter

Morgan Sindall Construction’s North West team is celebrating becoming one of the first three construction companies to be named members of the Greater Manchester Good Jobs Charter.

The Charter is a voluntary membership and assessment scheme that aims to raise employment standards in Greater Manchester for all organizations of any size, sector or geography.

It recognizes organizations that are committed to the well-being of their colleagues, committing to pay a real living wage, involving staff in key decisions, and supporting fair and flexible working conditions.

The Charter defines good employment as built around seven characteristics: secure work, flexible work, salary, engagement and voice, recruitment, people management, and health and wellness.

Membership of the Charter means that Morgan Sindall has demonstrated that it is an excellent employer using its resources to support its staff and its local community, evidenced in ways that include:

  • Be a real wage employer.
  • Being one of the few construction companies to hold the Investors in People Platinum accreditation.
  • Provision of adult mental health first aid training for both employees and the supply chain through an in-house mental health first aid instructor, and the creation of a mental health first aid network .
  • A sick leave support policy, an employee assistance program and an enhanced maternity and paternity package and flexible job guidance.
  • Advice, support and webinars on topics such as sleep and menopause, as well as a commitment to being a menopause-friendly employer.
  • In the last three years, it has helped 318 unemployed people to find jobs and 101 people from disadvantaged groups to find jobs.
  • During the same period, 6,011 local people found work through Morgan Sindall and its supply chain.

Julie Simpkin, HR Business Partner, Morgan Sindall Construction, said: “I am very proud that we have achieved Good Job Charter Member status. At Morgan Sindall, we have a great team in the business, and that has been possible by treating all of our employees with the respect, care and support that is required for individuals to develop rewarding careers. Our operations are run with a commitment to equity and inclusion, and this honor will further drive us to continue to improve our job offerings for all of our current and future staff.”

Sharon McDonnell, Membership Manager, Greater Manchester Good Job Charter said: We are delighted to recognize Morgan Sindall as a member of the Greater Manchester Good Job Charter. They have clearly demonstrated his commitment to good jobs through their actions and have created an environment where people want to come to work and engage their workforce to do their best. They have done an excellent job around equality, diversity and inclusion, and also promoting the letter through their supply chain. There are around 85,000 people employed in the construction sector in Greater Manchester, so it is very important that major contractors like Morgan Sindall join the movement and get involved.”


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