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Our Culture

“It is always difficult to describe an organisation’s culture accurately, especially when you are as multi-faceted as Coram is.

Each of our Coram entities will describe their culture in a slightly different way, but if I had to describe what bonds us together, it would be the fact that we all care deeply about what we do.

We are encouraged to take ownership of our work and to be open to new and innovative approaches.”

Managing Director, Human Resources & Compliance

Our Values

With over 350 staff, a distinctive headquarters near King’s Cross and project teams across the UK, Coram’s values infuse all that we do to help the most vulnerable children, young people and families in our society.

Coram’s commitment to Equality and Diversity

Coram is committed to promoting diversity and providing equality of opportunity to its staff, volunteers and services users. Valuing the backgrounds, experiences and strengths of its workforce and clients is integral to the organisation delivering high-quality services.

Coram recognises that having a workforce with a rich mix of backgrounds, knowledge, abilities and skills enhances its ability to deliver high quality services to the broadest range of children, young people and families.

Coram aims to build and maintain a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities it works within by accessing, recruiting and developing people from the widest talent pool possible.

Read our full Valuing Diversity Statement

Living our values

We believe that our organisation will be assessed by what each of us as individuals do and achieve. The how we do things is particularly important as it demonstrates what we believe in and how that belief supports and shapes the work we do with vulnerable children, young people, families, colleagues and partners.

Our values guide our decisions and behaviour:
• We are committed to delivering better chances for children.
• We deliver those chances with respect.
• We want our organisation to be recognised as professional and dynamic – whilst reflecting our impressive heritage.
• We are credible.

We are investors in People

We are really proud of our Investors in People (IiP) Gold Standard. These are just some of the things our assessor said about us in her report dated January 2016:

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