We are the nation’s heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research.
We’ve come a long way since we were founded back in 1961. And our huge progress is thanks in no small part to staff both past and present who have propelled us here. We’ve been involved in major breakthroughs; from stents and transplants to defibrillators and clot busting drugs. We’ve seen survival rates transformed and treatments revolutionised.
We are now one of the UK’s largest and best known charities. Our workforce spans England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. We pride ourselves on giving our people a working environment that is rewarding and supportive, inspiring and challenging – this is evidenced by our ratings on Glassdoor (3.9 stars out of 5) and Indeed (4.2 out of 5).
And it’s a fantastic time to join us. Because at the moment we are focused on becoming a world class employer and place to volunteer by 2020. We’ve signed up to the Talent Tech Charter – a commitment to drive diversity in technology roles – and are the only organisation praised as a case study in the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) Health & Wellbeing at Work Survey Report (2018). You can be part of helping us realise that achievement.
Everyone who works here lives our values every day: brave, informed, compassionate and driven. Because whatever role we are in, we share the same fearless commitment to sparing families the heartbreak of conditions like stroke, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and other heart diseases – conditions that currently kill 1 in 4 in the UK.
Heart and circulatory diseases do not discriminate and as much as we are committed to beat heartbreak for everyone, we are also committed to being an inclusive employer for everyone. We are proud that the diversity of our supporters is also reflected in the diversity of our workforce. Our equality and diversity agenda spans across our charity and we pride ourselves in being an inclusive employer who puts diversity at the heart of everything that we do.
The most important thing you need to know about working at the British Heart Foundation is that every single day is about protecting our mums and our dads, our brothers and sisters, our grandparents and our friends. Together, we can beat heartbreak forever.
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