Date published: 20th January 2016

North Norfolk District Council has been awarded the Investors in People Gold Award for being an excellent employer.

Gold is the highest level of recognition which organisations can achieve and is only given to those that are able to demonstrate a degree of excellence in the way they develop and support their staff.

The international standard has been awarded to the district council following an in-depth assessment carried out in December 2015 in which members of staff were interviewed by two independent assessors.

Chief Executive of North Norfolk District Council Sheila Oxtoby said: “I’m incredibly proud that we’ve achieved this award for the Council and more importantly for the residents and businesses that we serve. I would like to thank all the staff and believe it is well-deserved.”

In the assessors’ letter to the Council they state: “The standard is a very challenging one to meet and is increasingly seen as a measure of a quality employer. Your success not only reflects your own commitment, but it is also an acknowledgement of the effort of everyone who works for the organisation.”

The report found that the Council had met 180 of 196 indicators and should therefore receive the Investors in People Gold Award. The council had previously been given a ‘bronze’ award by Investors in People in July 2013.

Inspectors praised the Council’s culture of openness and trust, its socially responsible policies and practices, its approach to learning and development of staff and the work of the council’s staff focus group.

The ten areas covered by Investors in People Standard are:

  • Plan – Business Strategy; Learning and Development Strategy, People Management Strategy; Leadership and Management Strategy
  • Do – Management Effectiveness; Recognition & Reward; Involvement & Empowerment; Learning & Development
  • Review – Performance Measurement; Continuous Improvement;

The Investors in People Standard is a sign of a great employer. Find out more at www.investorsinpeople.com

Last updated: 6th July 2016