Investors in People is the UK’s leading people management standard and Leeds Trinity has been accredited since 2000, first receiving Gold status in 2012. This makes Leeds Trinity one of less than 8% of Investors in People accredited organisations that hold Gold status.
To achieve the award, Leeds Trinity had to successfully fulfil an extensive assessment which focused on the journey that the institution is now on, following the award of full University status. The Investors in People assessors examined in detail key areas such as leadership and management, staff development, staff involvement and empowerment, and performance measurement.
Assessors drew particular attention to the clear and shared understanding of the future vision and priorities for the institution demonstrated by staff at all levels.
Speaking about receiving the accolade, Professor Margaret House, Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said: “This is a fantastic endorsement of what we have achieved thus far and stands us in good stead as we seek to build for the future. Our main priority has always been to empower and encourage our students and staff members and the Investors in People Gold award is clear recognition of this achievement.”
As part of the assessment, Leeds Trinity University had to meet 165 criteria points covering leadership and management, staff development, staff involvement and performance, in order to achieve this status.
Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England, said: “We believe that good people make a great business, and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals.
“With their Gold accreditation, Leeds Trinity is certainly working to realise their people potential.”