LJMU has successfully been awarded ‘The Workplace Wellbeing Charter Accreditation’, reflecting the University’s commitment to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff working at the institution.
The Workplace Wellbeing Charter provides employers with a clear guide on how to make workplaces a supportive and productive environment in which employees can flourish. The Charter covers a number of criteria, ranging from leadership to absence management, health and safety to mental health and physical activity.
Professor Phil Vickerman, Executive Director to the Vice-Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Enhancement, comments:
“LJMU’s number one asset is its staff and this accreditation reflects the priority that the institution places on the health and wellbeing of its employees. Over the coming months, the People and Organisational Development Team will be working closely with colleagues to embed the Workplace Wellbeing Charter and drive further positive change across the University.”
In the next 18 months, as part of LJMU’s Health & Wellbeing strategy, the University will be working towards and implementing a number of initiatives to support the next stage of accreditation, with the goal of securing a rating of ‘Excellence’ for all criteria.
This is LJMU’s second accreditation this semester. In April, LJMU has become the first University in the city and the largest employer in Liverpool to be accredited as a Living Wage employer.