The UK cultural organisation, British Council Northern Ireland, is celebrating after being re-accredited with Investors in People status (IIP).
The national award is the highest accolade in people management practices and recognises British Council Northern Ireland’s commitment to supporting employees in their career and further development.
As an organisation, the British Council works in more than 100 countries and is comprised of 8,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – who work by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes.
David Alderdice, Director of British Council Northern Ireland, said: “We are delighted to have been re-accredited with the IIP award. People are at the heart of everything we do and are crucial in allowing us to deliver international opportunities for Northern Ireland.
“We have worked hard to create a culture that enables our people to work in an inspirational environment, where they can develop skills in a creative way and have the opportunity to innovate and take risks in a supportive environment.”
Investors in People Specialist, John Mulholland, stated that the organisation shared a great sense of team work, with staff showing a tremendous commitment and loyalty to the work that they do.
He said: “British Council NI is doing some sterling work, and clearly has a number of star performers who show a tremendous commitment and loyalty to the work that they do. Staff clearly appreciate the benefits which accrue from working for the British Council, with good opportunities for Learning and Development, as well as career progression.
“Having carried out the assessment process in accordance with the guidelines provided for Assessors by Investors in People, I’m satisfied that the organisation continues to meet the requirements of the Investors in People National Standard.”
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. For more information visit http://nireland.britishcouncil.org or follow on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BCouncil_NI