Joining the Charter

Learn about the accreditation process, assess your readiness and apply to become accredited

Accreditation Process

Self-Assessment & Application

Assess your readiness to apply for the Good Employer Croydon accreditation (see the section on Meeting the Charter criteria) and submit your application form. If there are steps you need to undertake to meet the criteria, visit our Support and Advice page.

 

Verification & Confirmation

Once we receive your accreditation form, the information you provided will be processed and verified within 10 working days.

 

Criteria Met

Your application will become verified and ready for confirmation.

 

Criteria not met

We will be in touch if we require any additional information to verify your accreditation.

 

Confirmation

Following verification and a successful application, we will send you:

 

  • a certificate in recognition of your achievement
  • a badge/logo to use on your website and other materials

Your organisation will also be listed as an accredited Good Employer on our website and you will be able to benefit from the accreditation benefits.

 

If you have any further questions please email info@goodemployercroydon.com

 

Meeting the Charter criteria

 

Listed below is the compulsory criteria relating to the Good Employer Charter, required to be accredited as a Good Employer

 

Pay Fair : – your organisation will need to:

  • Become accredited as a Living Wage Employer with the Living Wage Foundation;
  • Register the organisation’s interest in becoming a Living Wage Employer with the Living Wage Foundation; or
  • Confirm all direct staff are paid the London Living Wage via a payroll spotcheck

Employ Croydon: – your organisation will need to:

  • Complete, sign and upload the Croydon Works Service Level Agreement (available to download here) as part of the accreditation application form

Buy Croydon: – your organisation will need to:

  • Provide an example of a Croydon supplier in your current supply chain, stating the goods/services they provide and the value of the work; or
  • Commit to seeking quotes and having multiple Croydon businesses in your supply chain within the next 12 months

Be Best: – your organisation will need to:

  • Upload a copy of your equality and diversity policy (a template is available to download here) as part of the accreditation application form
  • Give an example of a current initiative you have implemented related to workplace equality, diversity and inclusion; and
  • Give an example of a current initiative you have implemented related to staff health and wellbeing, workforce training and development or environmental sustainability

The form will also ask you to commit to the Good Employer Charter Principles that underpin the above criteria. As an accredited organisation you will be expected to commit to applying the principles in the day-to-day operations of your organisation.

 

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