Best Staff Survey outcomes yet as all respondents say that they are “proud to work for SJB”!
Chambers has recently reported back to its staff team following analysis of the 2023 Employee Engagement Survey and the results are even better than before!
100% of respondents agreed that “St John’s Buildings is a good place to work” and that they are “proud to work for SJB”. 89% said they would “recommend SJB as an employer to others”.
The overall engagement score from the survey was 91%, up from 85% in 2018 and 77% in 2016.
Employees were asked questions around all areas of work including, the organisation, their job, management, pay and benefits and their working environment.
98% of respondents agreed that “management are open and honest” and “visible and approachable”. 94% of respondents agreed that they enjoyed their job, with 96% finding their jobs interesting and challenging.
85% agreed that the overall pay and benefits package at SJB is a good one, 80% said they feel fairly paid for the work they do and 87% agreed they know what to do to see their salary increase. 93% are happy with their working hours. 94% agree that Chambers provides flexibility when they need it for personal emergencies.
Relationships in Chambers were also reported positively:
- 100% agree their team has a positive team dynamic and 94% agree they have fun as a team
- 98% agree that everyone in the team is treated with dignity and respect by their colleagues
- 100% agree they get on well with colleagues in other teams
- 100% agree they have positive relationships with the barristers and pupils in Chambers
- 97% agree that barristers and pupils treat members of staff with dignity and respect.
We are delighted with the survey outcomes which reflect our commitment to looking after our people both as employees and individuals.
Here are some of the benefits to working for St John’s Buildings:
- A comprehensive pay and benefits package including company sick pay, Private Medical Insurance, health cashplan, death in service cover, pension and employee assistance programme
- Social events including a Chambers-wide Christmas party, staff social events, e.g. pool tournaments, bowling, darts, dinner
- Regular One2One meetings with your manager to check on your welfare and happiness at work, update on organisation issues and discuss work progress and changes
- Annual pay reviews with a published contribution framework so you know what to do to influence a positive pay review
- Training and develop both in the job and through access to external training courses
- A clear job family for barrister’s clerks so you can map your career and plan your development from Junior to Senior Clerk
- Beautiful buildings in the heart of our cities, which have either been recently refurbished or are about to be
- Hybrid working policy enabling homeworking in suitable roles
- Community value encouraged leading to excellent team working and support.
Chambers is also the holder of a Certificate of Recognition for Wellbeing at the Bar from the Bar Council recognising all we have in place to support the wellbeing of staff, barristers and pupils in Chambers.