The Family and Childcare Trust is the leading national charity in the field of policy, research and advocacy on childcare and family issues, working closely with government, local authorities, businesses and charities to achieve long lasting change for UK families. Our vision is a society where all families are well-supported and have genuine choices about their lives. The Family and Childcare Trust’s annual childcare costs survey is the definitive report on childcare costs and sufficiency.
NCT is the UK’s largest charity for parents. Each year we support millions of parents through their First 1,000 Days, from the start of pregnancy until their child’s second birthday, offering expert information and trusted practical and emotional support through our website, helpline, nationwide network of over 300 local branches, antenatal and postnatal classes, breastfeeding counselling and peer support schemes.
Mumsnet is the UK’s largest network for parents, with over 9 million unique visitors per month clocking up over 85 million page views. It has a Jobs site specialising in family-friendly recruitment ads, 180 local sites, and a network of over 8,000 bloggers. It regularly campaigns on issues including support for families of children with special educational needs, improvements in miscarriage care and freedom of speech on the internet.
Women Like Us offers a range of workshops in London, designed for women who need to find jobs that fit with family. The workshops include a Career MOT, CV Clinic, Interview Skills and help with navigating the jobs market. We also offer longer term support, free of charge, to parents and carers from low income households in London. And our website hosts a variety of tools and advice to help you find part-time work.
WeAreTheCity is a free information site for corporate women. We offer visibility to networks, events, career related content and job opportunities. We also offer additional career support through our online learning centre, Careers Club, as well as a number of products and services for corporate organisations that are looking to attract and retain their female talent. Our annual Rising Stars award showcases women in lower to mid management positions.
Since 1918 we’ve been supporting, advising and campaigning with single parents to help them meet their family’s needs and achieve their goals. Whatever success means to a single parent – a healthy family, a flexible job, stable finances, or a chance to study – we work with them to make it happen.
Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance charity. We provide free advice on work issues to parents and carers, and work in partnership with employers to change the way we live and work. We also carry out ground-breaking research and campaign for change. We are calling on employers advertise vacancies flexibly unless there’s a business reason not to. We’ve developed the ‘Happy To Talk Flexible Working’ strapline to help organisations do this.
Mums in Technology is a coding school with a mission to remove barriers to entry into technology for parents by equipping them with the technical and entrepreneurial skills to succeed. Participants learn the basics of coding in a baby-friendly environment.
Maternity Action is a national charity providing online information and telephone advice about rights at work for pregnant women and new parents. We have over 50 information sheets on our website covering all aspects of maternity and parental rights at work and in the benefits system. We lead the #MothersWork campaign against pregnancy discrimination in the workplace.
Talented Ladies Club is a magazine-style website with daily inspiration and advice for working, freelance and business mums. The site has a global readership of over 60k readers a month, and the founder, Hannah Martin, is an experienced national speaker on the subject of careers, business and female empowerment. Talented Ladies Club also owns Kickstart, a popular monthly membership club that helps mums build businesses they love, and runs online career and business courses.
Carer Support Wiltshire helps carers to access support, services, education and training, and breaks from their caring role. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who cannot manage without support. We ensure carers in Wiltshire have a voice in policy making and planning for services, by working with health and social care professionals and employers. Our aim is to create carer friendly communities where carers are valued and supported.
The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) sits at the heart of a powerful network of 52 Accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK. These Accredited Chambers help thousands of businesses, of all sizes and within all sectors, to grow and thrive. Chambers are also working to bridge the gap between the world of education and the world of work, helping businesses find the talent they need, and boosting the career prospects of young people.
The BRC leads the retail industry, working with our members to shape debates and influence issues and opportunities that will help us achieve our mission – to make a positive difference to the industry and to the customers it serves. We care about the careers of people who work in our industry, the communities retail touches, and competitiveness as a fundamental principle of the industry’s success – our 3Cs.
The CBI’s mission is to help create a thriving UK economy that’s good for everyone. We speak on behalf of 190,000 businesses of all sizes and sectors which together employ nearly seven million people – about one third of the private sector-employed workforce. With offices in the UK as well as representation in Brussels, Washington, Beijing and Delhi, the CBI communicates the British business voice around the world.
Business in the Community is the Prince’s Responsible Business Network. Our members work together on a wide range of issues essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future. Two such vital areas include: helping people overcome disadvantage through access to good, sustainable employment; and, empowering employers to accelerate change for women in the workplace. We work to ensure that status and pay at work are influenced by capability, not gender or background.
The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not for profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has 140,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.
Jobs transform lives, which is why we are building the best recruitment industry in the world. As the professional body for recruitment we’re determined to make businesses more successful by helping them secure the people they need. We are absolutely passionate and totally committed in this pursuit for recruiters, employers, and the people they hire.
The Resolution Foundation is an independent think-tank that works to improve the living standards of those in Britain on low to middle incomes. We conduct analytical research on living standards in the UK and produce policy solutions that help shape the debate on economic and social policy. To do this we work across a wide range of issues such as low pay, the future of the labour market, reforming the tax and benefit system, household debt and housing policy.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Great Britain’s national equality body and has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. We aim to be an expert and authoritative organisation that is a centre of excellence for evidence, analysis and equality and human rights law. We also aspire to be an essential point of contact for policy makers, public bodies and business.
Inclusive Employers is a consultancy that supports organisations to improve their performance by harnessing the commercial benefits of diverse workforces operating in inclusive cultures. We are a membership organisation, working with employers in all sectors and we provide member support, training and consultancy on all aspects of diversity and inclusion in the workplace – from unconscious bias to equality analysis to policy review. We are known for our innovation and fresh approaches.
The Local Government Association (LGA) works with councils across every part of England and Wales to support, promote and improve local government. We are a politically-led, cross party organisation which works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We aim to influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils so they are able to deliver local solutions to national problems.
The TUC is the voice of Britain at work. Our overall objectives are to raise the quality of working life and promote equality for all. Our mission is to be a high profile organisation that campaigns successfully for trade union aims and values; assists trade unions to increase membership and effectiveness; cuts out wasteful rivalry; and promotes trade union solidarity. We represent more than 5.8 million workers in 52 unions in the UK.