To be eligible to apply for the WorkingMums.co.uk Family Support Award, employers should demonstrate policies and practices which aim to make it easier to balance work and family life.
These could include:
-Emergency childcare provision
-Support for employees looking after elderly parents or relatives
-Family outings or activities that include the family
-Provision of term-time working, annualised hours or other innovative working policies which help with holiday childcare
-Support with finding or paying for childcare
Case studies would strengthen the application.
In order to be considered, all interested employers are required to complete an application covering key areas as outlined in the guidance above.
It is vital that employers include data that is specific and relevant to the Family Support category so that the judges can see why they should be considered for this specific Award. Where possible, employers should strengthen their application by including case studies which are relevant to the category applied for as well as evidence that policies are being monitored and developed, such as statistics on take-up of policies.
Employers may choose to enter more than one category. Entries should be no longer than four sides of A4 paper, but supporting evidence can be of any length. Entries can be emailed to email@example.com or posted to: Annika Williams, Workingmums.co.uk, PO Box 53228, London, N3 1YR. If supporting evidence cannot be emailed then please post 6 copies to the same address, clearly marked as evidence for your entry.
Deadline for entries is July 12th 2013
There will be an initial screening by Workingmums.co.uk and a shortlist compiled. Shortlisted entrants will then be judged by a panel of judges that will include experts on the issues concerned. The application will be judged purely on the application form and evidence supplied – hence the need for a strong, relevant application.
Winners will be announced at the Workingmums Top Employer Award ceremony in central London in November 2013.
Companies can enter more than one category. Return to the category page and see if you qualify.
If you require more information on the Workingmums.co.uk Top Employer Awards please contact Annika Williams or Arline Wilkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8432 6094.