Borders College

Top employer title awarded to caring College

Borders College has become the first of Scotland’s colleges to be named as a ‘Carer Positive Engaged’ employer by Carer Positive Scotland, in recognition of its supportive policies and practices for staff who are Carers.

Angela Cox and Sue McLintock

Pictured above is Principal Angela Cox (left) accepting the award from Sue McLintock

Carer Positive employers support working carers in the workplace, not only benefitting those individuals by helping them to achieve the necessary balance in their lives, but also benefitting the organisation by retaining experienced workers, reducing staff absences and making huge savings on recruitment costs.

Borders College Principal Angela Cox said:

“As an employer it is important to us that we are able to support our staff who have caring responsibilities and we have in place the policies and procedures to support this. I am delighted that we have been recognised by Carer Positive in this way and this will further go towards providing a supportive workplace to enable care-givers to continue to be valued employees as well as providing care to those who need it.”

Sue McLintock, of Carers Scotland, noted from the College’s application to be considered as a Carer Positive employer that a supportive working culture is clearly felt amongst staff within the College.
Currently in Scotland there are 81 employers who have been given the award, with three of these being based in the Scottish Borders, which includes the College.

There are two further Carer Positive award levels – Established and Exemplary – and Borders College hopes to progress to the next level in the future.

To find out more about the work of Carer Positive, visit www.carerpositive.org

Published: Tue 26th Sep, 2017